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Sebastian Faulks

BBC develops Sebastian Faulks screenplay


The BBC is developing Sebastian Faulks’ first self-penned screenplay, On Green Dolphin Street, after Eleventh Hour Films picked up the rights to the book.

Jimmy Savile

BBC Savile costs swell to £7m


The BBC continues to feel the strain of the Jimmy Savile scandal after it revealed that Dame Janet Smith’s inquiry into the disgraced presenter has racked-up another £2m in costs.

Benefits Street

Love tackles local Immigration Street concerns


Love Productions will meet with Channel 4 to discuss the future of Immigration Street after some residents lobbied the indie to stop filming.


Curtis Brown agent strikes Endemol indie deal


Former Curtis Brown agent Tally Garner has set up an indie and struck a distribution partnership with Endemol.

Katherine Mills Mind Games

Watch summons Objective magician


Psychological illusionist Katherine Mills is to perform mentalism and magic on Watch after the channel ordered an Objective Productions format.

Scott & Bailey

Conroy joins ITV drama


ITV has appointed Sarah Conroy as commissioning editor for drama to cover the maternity leave of Charlie Hampton.

The X Factor

The X Factor UK heads to Asia


The UK version of The X Factor is to air overseas for the first time after RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network struck a deal with sister firm Fremantle Media.


Rondo wins S4C sports magazine


Welsh indie Rondo Media is to produce a Grandstand-style Sunday sports magazine show for S4C.

Ex On The Beach

MTV returns to Ex On The Beach


MTV has renewed Whizz Kid’s dating series Ex on The Beach for a second series.

Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle fails to make Trust shortlist


The acting chair of the BBC Trust, Diane Coyle, has failed to make the shortlist for the full-time position.


Plummer-Andrews preps 'smiley' emoticon series


The emoticon is to be transformed into a TV star after former CBBC chief Theresa Plummer-Andrews teamed up with French indie OuiDo Productions.

Sky Sports News

Sky Sports News revamps ahead of Premier League season


Sky Sports News is to jump up the EPG following a relaunch in which it will move to an upgraded studio and increase its focus on a revamped suite of apps and its social media.

Tulisa Contostavlos

Tulisa Contostavlos to reveal all in BBC3 film


Tulisa Contostavlos will open up about her Sun on Sunday sting in intimate detail for a BBC3 documentary next week.

Celia Taylor

Celia Taylor lands Sky promotion


Sky head of factual Celia Taylor has had her role expanded to include responsibility for entertainment commissioning at the broadcaster.

Dharmash Mistry

Dharmash Mistry joins BBC board


The co-founder of beauty business Blow, Dharmash Mistry, has been hired as the BBC’s sixth non-executive director.


Utopia settles at 450,000


TUESDAY: Channel 4’s audience for thriller Utopia remained steady although it was outperformed by Sarah Millican on BBC2 and Channel 5’s Big Brother.

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Chris Hoy: How To Win Gold

TV Critics: Sir Chris Hoy: How to Win Gold; 100 Seconds to Beat the World; Hive Alive; The Mindy Project

“How to Win Gold was such a fascinating and well-made piece of television that it even had me hooked.”

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Ben de Pear

Ben de Pear, Channel 4 News

The managing editor discusses increasing the number of women experts and leading the way on BAME representation.


Chris Curtis

BBC faces some tough questions

How the corporation tackles them could decide its future direction, says Chris Curtis

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Talking TV: BBC quotas & Secret Life of Students

This week Talking TV focuses on the BBC’s proposal to scrap its quota system - and goes behind the digital rig of Channel 4’s Secret Life Of Students.

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Mark Lowson: obituary

“He was a true friend to many and a great colleague to us all”

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Digital Edition

Broadcast 18 July 2014

Broadcast 18 July 2014

Click for the digital version of this week’s magazine.

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