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Churchill’s Toyshop

Discovery to examine Churchill's secret weapons

The British bazooka and the limpet mine are among Winston Churchill’s secret military inventions to be explored in a documentary from Discovery and Sky Vision.

Colette Foster

Remarkable managing director steps down

Remarkable Television joint managing director Colette Foster is to step down after eight years with the company.



Female-skewing channel takes viewers away from ITV2, but helps grow ITV’s overall audience.

Top Gear

Top Gear executive producer resigns

Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman has resigned from the BBC a month after Jeremy Clarkson’s contract was not renewed.


BBC3 move delayed until 2016

Plans to move BBC3 online have been pushed back until 2016 as the corporation waits for a decision on its proposals from the BBC Trust.


Jay Hunt’s entertainment pledge

Jay Hunt has reassured the entertainment community that Channel 4 will not marginalise the genre after rolling the department into its factual entertainment team.


BBC Studios battle lines drawn

The BBC has been warned by some of the UK’s biggest production companies that it will face fierce opposition to plans to commercialise its in-house production division unless it puts its biggest shows up for tender.


ITV2 takes a hit from ITVBe

The launch of ITVBe has helped the ITV family grow its share of audience – but has put a sizeable dent in the ratings of sister channel ITV2.


i-D lands first commission from C4

Vice Media’s fashion magazine i-D has landed its first TV series, weeks after hiring Ravi Amaratungara as its head of video.

John Bishop

John Bishop scores BBC1 variety show

John Bishop is to a host a BBC1 Saturday night variety show from Hackney Empire.


Netflix turns to natural history

The producer of Netflix’s first major natural history series has lifted the lid on how his company secured a slice of the subscription VoD service’s £2.15bn content budget.


C4 News creates GIF wall

Channel 4 has launched a news site that features short stories supported by shareable animated GIFs.



How to get the best from contributors

BBC Academy executive producer Lucy Hooper asks five programme-makers how they cast their shows and deal with sensitive subjects and vulnerable people

UK Election Debate, CNN

UK Election Debate, CNN

CNN has ambitions for McLaren’s ‘Thought Leadership’ hub beyond its election debates. Alex Farber paid a visit


Channel Patrol, BBC1

Drones and GoPros helped us capture the busy English channel on a daytime budget, says series producer Rebecca Nunn

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TV Critics: W1A; Madam Secretary; Inside No. 9; The Last Days of Charles I

“A needle-sharp satire of the awful incompetence, arrogance and piffle of life within the BBC.”


World of locations


World of Locations: Spain

The territory boasts locations unavailable elsewhere in Europe.

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i-D lands first commission from C4

Vice Media’s fashion magazine i-D has landed its first TV series, weeks after hiring Ravi Amaratungara as its head of video.

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Stephanie Angelides

Leftfield hires Optomen exec

Leftfield Entertainment has established a production company which will produce “smart and authentic” digital programming.

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Disability exec Alison Walsh exits C4

Channel 4 disability executive Alison Walsh has left the broadcaster after two decades, following a restructure of its diversity team.

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Tech & Facils

IPE pulls plug on TSL merger

IPE has pulled out of a proposed merger with TSL.

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W1A beats ITV’s Ice Rink on the Estate

THURSDAY: W1A returned to BBC2 with 1.5m viewers, beating the final part of ITV’s Ice Rink on the Estate.


Global TV Production Map


Global TV Production Map

Who owns what in the newly consolidated indie sector

NHK 8K camcorder

NAB 2015: my highlights

NAB 2015: NAB is over but the effects are still being felt, and they are mostly positive, says Danny Dawson.


Crowdfunding: the new kid on the financing block

The traditional route to funding TV is being challenged, says Indiegogo’s Miranda Fleming


Agencies are calling the shots

Ad-funded content is increasingly sophisticated, says Kate Bulkley

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BBC3: the debate rages on

Behind all the current hullabaloo is a raft of serious proposals

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Broadcast Greenlight

Broadcast Greenlight offers the latest information on commissions and provides a comprehensive guide to indies, channels and commissioners.


Talking TV: Vanessa Engle & Katie Hopkins Video

Talking TV invites award-winning filmmaker Vanessa Engle into the studio to discuss her BBC2 series Inside Harley Street, while Katie Hopkins’ potential new TLC chat show is on the news agenda.

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Editor's choice


Sir Peter Bazalgette joins Creative Week line-up

Sir Peter Bazalgette is to deliver a keynote address exploring ways in which a newly elected government should support the UK creative industries as part of Broadcast’s annual Creative Week event held on 1-3 June 2015.

Job of the week

Channel 4

Head of Entertainment



Online Marketing Manager

£28K to £35K per Annum

Senior Broadcast Engineer (TV Studio)

Starting Salary from £20,198 - £22,685 with further progression opportunities to £24,775

Various Roles


Production Lawyer (Maternity Cover)

Salary up to £60,000 pro rata per annum (depending on experience).

Digital Edition

Broadcast April 24

Broadcast 24 April 2015

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