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Rona Fairhead

Rona Fairhead to be BBC Trust chair

Rona Fairhead, the former chairman and chief executive of the Financial Times Group, is poised to become the chair of the BBC Trust.


CTBF to host Downton premiere

The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), the charity best known for its Royal Film Performance, is to premiere the series five opener of ITV drama Downton Abbey at Leicester Square.

BBC News

BBC global news traffic rockets

The BBC’s global online news audience has grown by 30% since 2012 to reach over 73m unique monthly browsers.

Bad Bridesmaid

VIDEO: Bad Bridesmaid trailer

Click to view the trailer for Bad Bridesmaids, ITV2’s comedy-reality hybrid produced by Fresh One Productions and GroupM Entertainment.

The Dentists

Raw visits the dentist for BBC1

Britain’s worst dental problems are to be examined in a BBC1 series from The Secret Life of Students indie Raw Television.


UKTV poaches Sky creative exec

UKTV has poached Sky creative executive Scott Russell to oversee creative output across its ten channels.

Iain Watters

Bake Off controversy draws 800 complaints

A controversial episode of The Great British Bake Off has sparked more than 800 complaints.

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell slams Strictly scheduling

The BBC has been criticised by Simon Cowell following its decision to schedule Strictly Come Dancing against The X Factor.

JB Perrette

Discovery boss rejects Abraham fears

Discovery boss JB Perrette has hit back at claims from Channel 4 chief David Abraham that global consolidation will lead to a more risk averse indie sector.

Antiques Roadtrip

Advertising sales help boost STV profits

STV has reported a 35% boost in profits to £8.4m in a strong set of 2014 interim results.

Rising Star

ITV mulls stripping Rising Star

ITV is considering stripping Rising Star, its real-time voting entertainment format, across a single week following a disappointing ratings performance in the US.

Blind Date

Blind Date set for Irish tryst

Sony-owned indie Stellify Media is to remake Blind Date for Irish broadcaster TV3.


Edinburgh TV Festival’s key commissions

Broadcast picks the most interesting and significant shows unveiled at Edinburgh TV Festival

David Abraham

MacTaggart leaves indies sceptical of C4 terms of trade vision

Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham faces a battle to convince the industry that his vision for terms of trade will help revitalise the UK’s true indie sector.

Child Genius

C4 eyes BFI-style diversity push

Channel 4 is eyeing its own interpretation of the British Film Institute’s (BFI) three-tick initiative to give its diversity credentials a shot in the arm.

Latest Ratings

Brendan O’Carroll

Mrs Brown sets three year high for WDYTYA

THURSDAY: An appearance by Mrs Brown’s Boys star Brendan O’Carroll helped BBC1 format Who Do You Think You Are? to over 5m viewers - its biggest audience in three years.

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TV Critics: Stammer School; Attenborough's Fabulous Frogs

“What a lovely, warm story, told respectfully and kindly, full of inspiration and hope”

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Neil Patience

Obituary: Neil Patience

Neil was one of the most positive people you could ever wish to meet, know and work with.

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The Broadcast Interview


Elaine Bedell, ITV

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

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The Editor

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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Digital Edition

Broadcast 29 August

Broadcast 29 August

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

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