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James Harding

BBC to reveal details of Sir Cliff Richard coverage


The exchanges between BBC journalists and South Yorkshire police which led to coverage of the raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s home could be revealed by news chief James Harding today.

BBC Music Awards hosts

Shennan: BBC Music Awards will compliment Brits


BBC Music director Bob Shennan has defended the inaugural BBC Music Awards, claiming that the show will “not compete” with the Brit Awards.

Harry Houdini appears on C4


Channel 4 has acquired Adrien Brody-fronted US miniseries Houdini after striking a deal with Lionsgate.

Esio Trot

Weinstein Company picks up Esio Trot


The Weinstein Company has picked up the US rights to Roald Dahl adaptation Esio Trot as it continues to pepper its TV slate with UK shows.

The X Factor

ITV shares hit 13-year high amid takeover talk


ITV’s share price hit a 13-year high on Monday as speculation about a Liberty Global takeover persisted.

At Home With the Georgians

DCD agrees Matchlight sale terms


DCD Media has confirmed that it has agreed terms for a management buyout of Glasgow-based production company Matchlight, as revealed by Broadcast on Friday.

Are You For Real?

Red Arrow imports Israeli format Are You For Real?


Israeli gameshow Are You For Real? is set to be remade in the UK after Red Arrow International optioned the format.

Dick and Dom

BBC Children's boots up coding initiative


The BBC initiative to teach the nation how to write computer code has booted up with an ambitious partnership between its Children’s and Learning divisions.

Top Gear to be remade in France


Top Gear is to be remade in France by terrestrial broadcaster RMC Découverte.

BBC News Broadcasting House

Unions vote for strike action over BBC News cuts


BBC News faces a renewed strike threat after Bectu and the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) voted in favour of taking industrial action over 415 planned job cuts.

Rona Fairhead

Who is Rona Fairhead?


Rona Fairhead was the surprise choice to replace Lord Patten as the BBC Trust chair this weekend. A largely unknown quantity to the broadcasting industry, Broadcast runs the rule over the government’s preferred candidate.

Rona Fairhead

Five challenges facing Rona Fairhead


Broadcast examines the seismic issues Rona Fairhead will face when she replaces Lord Patten as the BBC Trust chair - from the role of BBC Productions to the future of BBC3.

C4 plans sex education doc and transports women to The Island


Channel 4 has ordered a one-off documentary series about sex education in schools and is to bring back The Island for two series featuring both male and female contestants as it refreshes its factual entertainment slate.

Peter Horrocks

Peter Horrocks to leave the BBC


Peter Horrocks, the director of the BBC World Service group, is to leave the corporation next year.

The Jump

C4 returns to The Jump


Channel 4 is to take another leap into the cold after commissioning a second series of celebrity skiing format The Jump.

Long Lost Family

Long Lost Family bows out 1m down


MONDAY: ITV’s Long Lost Family concluded with a series average over 1m viewers down on last year’s run - as 1m tuned in to Sky Sports News HQ to watch the Premier League transfer deadline unfold.

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Jamie's Comfort Food

TV Critics: Jamie's Comfort Food; 21 Up: New Generation; Who’s Doing The Dishes?

“Jamie’s Comfort Food feels like lingering in the comfort zone for this usually innovative chef.”

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Elaine Bedell, ITV

Outgoing chair Elaine Bedell recalls her favourite moments and tells Chris Curtis why ITV’s revival strategy works


Chris Curtis

Debate and disputes at Edinburgh

Did the festival come too soon for C4 to really make its mark?

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Edinburgh 2014

Talking TV: Edinburgh special

A special edition of Talking TV heads to the Edinburgh International Television Festival to sort through all the major themes of this year’s conference.

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Peter Prichard, 1931-2014

Comedy writer Colin Edmonds remembers the super-agent who unleashed The Beatles onto US TV

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Digital Edition

Broadcast 29 August

Broadcast 29 August

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