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Scott & Bailey

Conroy joins ITV drama

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

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.

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.

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.

Smiley

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.

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.

ITVBe

ITVBe launch date revealed

ITV’s female-skewing, free-to-air channel ITVBe is to launch on 8 October.

Gerry Morrissey

Bectu to meet Danny Cohen over BBC Prods proposal

Bectu is to meet with BBC boss Danny Cohen next week following the broadcaster’s decision to scrap in-house programming quotas.

Anna Doble

C4 News digital head joins Newsbeat

Channel 4 News’ multiplatform head Anna Doble plans to take Radio 1 Newsbeat to the “next level” when she joins the BBC music station later this year.

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.

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.

Burton and Taylor

Appreciation for all BBC TV channels falls

The BBC’s main television channels have all posted declines in audience appreciation and reach as Delivering Quality First (DQF) began to bite, according to new figures.

Peaky Blinders

Indies improve BBC WoCC performance

The indie sector’s performance in the Window of Creative Competition (WoCC) improved last year – adding fuel to the fire of the BBC’s decision to scrap quotas.

MH17 crash site

Sky News' MH17 coverage receives 120 complaints

Ofcom has received over 100 complaints about a Sky News broadcast which showed reporter Colin Brazier rummaging through the belongings of MH17 crash victims.

Latest Ratings

Utopia

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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Mark-Lowson

Mark Lowson: obituary

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

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The Broadcast Interview

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.

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The Editor

Chris Curtis

BBC faces some tough questions

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

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Podcast

BBC

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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Digital Edition

Broadcast 18 July 2014

Broadcast 18 July 2014

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

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