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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.

Sky lands Love in first indie deal

Sky has confirmed a deal to buy 70% of Love Productions and is understood to have the option to acquire the remainder of the company after a period of several years.

Emily Hartridge

C4 Education orders youth-skewing slate

Raw TV and Firecracker Films are among the indies to have picked up commissions from Channel 4 Education as the broadcaster launches an online hub, Am I Normal.


Challenge Fund: Skillset tells industry to ‘use it or lose it’

Creative Skillset has urged producers to tap in to a multi-million pound fund to help train staff – or risk losing the government investment.

Alix Fox

Barcroft preps debut YouTube show Video

Factual indie Barcroft Media is to preparing to launch its first presenter-led show on YouTube as its channel passes the 500m views milestone.

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.

The Singer Takes It All app

C4 launches Singer Takes It All app Video

Channel 4 has launched the playalong app for its forthcoming entertainment format The Singer Takes It All ahead of the show’s August debut.

Billionaire Lifestyles

Sky Living ob-doc tracks billionaires

The lifestyles of the rich and famous are to be explored by Remy Blumenfeld’s indie Thinking Violets in an ob-doc series for Sky Living.


C4 orders fast turnaround on flight MH17 tragedy

Channel 4 has commissioned a fast turnaround Dispatches investigating the tragedy of the Malaysia-bound flight shot down in Ukraine.


BBC in-house fallout continues

Further details of the BBC’s radical production shake-up emerged this week, as some in-house producers voiced fears for their future in a commercial environment.

Broadcast Awards 2014

Broadcast Awards 2015 - open for entries

Entries have opened for the Broadcast Awards 2015 – the 20th anniversary of the event which celebrates the best of British TV.

Million Pound Drop

Surge in indie digital income Video

The indie sector’s digital revenues tripled to £100m last year on the back of more “credible” moneymaking opportunities in the space, according to a Pact report.


Immigration to get Benefits Street treatment

Love Productions wants to build on the success of controversial series Benefits Street by creating another UK-wide debate, this time around immigration.

Bin There, Dump That

Watch cleans up with Bin There, Dump That

Watch is to explore Britain’s waste industry in its new ob-doc series Bin There, Dump That.

Trevor McDonald

Trevor McDonald meets mafia for ITV

Trevor McDonald is to follow up his hard-hitting prison documentaries by delving into the murky world of the American mafia in a two-part series for ITV.


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Long Lost Family locates 4.6m

MONDAY: ITV’s Long Lost Family saw off competition from John Bishop’s Australia on BBC1 to win the 9pm slot, while Channel 4’s Royal Marines doc held steady.

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Clothes To Die For?

TV Critics: Clothes to Die For; Long Lost Family; Royal Marines Commando School; Every Breath We Take

“Clothes to Die For felt like the definitive – and most devastating – account.”

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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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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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Talking TV: BBC quotas & Secret Life of Students Video

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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Broadcast 18 July 2014

Broadcast 18 July 2014 Video

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

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