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Neil Smith

Betty promotes Smith in management rejig


Betty has promoted Country House Rescue producer Neil Smith to replace Walter Iuzzolino as part of a senior management reshuffle.

Prince William’s Passion: New Father, New Hope

Spun Gold signs Jane Treays to widen output


Inside Claridge’s director Jane Treays has joined Spun Gold TV as the indie aims to broaden its output beyond Alan Titchmarsh programming.

David Abraham

UK indies head to China


A trade mission comprising 22 UK TV indies and Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham is heading to China for the first ever China-UK TV summit.

Top Gear

Top Gear ‘regrets’ offensive remark


Top Gear showrunner Andy Wilman has expressed regret over a joke made by Jeremy Clarkson that was considered racist by some viewers.

Obituary: Frances Berrigan, Cicada Films


Frances Berrigan, the managing director and owner of Cicada Films, has died aged 70.

The Challenger

Kim Shillinglaw set to woo indies


Incoming BBC2 controller Kim Shillinglaw is set to launch an indie charm offensive as she bids to get to grips with unfamiliar genres and make her mark on the channel’s schedule.

Nigel Pickard

Zodiak Kids boss Nigel Pickard exits


Kids industry veteran Nigel Pickard is to leave Zodiak Media after eight years at the company.

Denise O'Donoghue

Denise O'Donoghue to leave ITVS


Denise O’Donoghue is to step down as the UK managing director of ITV Studios after four years.

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

BBC appoints HR director


The BBC has appointed Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth as its director of human resources.

Zai Bennett

BBC3’s Zai Bennett to lead Sky Atlantic


Zai Bennett will become director of Sky Atlantic just weeks after it was announced that BBC3 is to move online next year.

Simon Dickson

Dragonfly boss Simon Dickson departs


Simon Dickson is to leave Shine-owned indie Dragonfly Film and TV after three years at the business.

Earth Flight

Kim Shillinglaw: what you need to know


Rarely is the race to become a channel controller so clear cut. Kim Shillinglaw was the only name on BBC insiders’ lips while BBC2 was hunting for a new boss, and, sure enough, the science and natural history commissioner has landed the role.

Sam Bailey

Syco chief executive steps down


Syco Entertainment chief executive Charles Garland is to leave the company after three years.

Frow Ferrari

Ben Frow set for Ferrari if C5 hits targets


Channel 5 owner Richard Desmond is known for his maverick approach to business - and has offered director of programmes Ben Frow an unusual incentive to improve ratings.

Kim Shillinglaw

Kim Shillinglaw lands BBC2 role


BBC science and natural history commissioner Kim Shillinglaw has been confirmed as the new controller of BBC2 and BBC4.

Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn loses 1.7m visitors

Jamaica Inn lost 1.7m viewers for its second episode on Tuesday as MTV pulled in one of its best-ever launch crowds for holiday format Ex On The Beach.

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Chris Curtis

Finding talent is never easy

Two different approaches bear fruit for Good Morning Britain and Spun Gold

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Amazing Greys

Talking TV: BBC quotas & John Kaye Cooper

Broadcast’s Talking TV podcast returns with a John Kaye Cooper interview and more on BBC commissioning quotas.

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Broadcast 18 April 2014

Broadcast 18 April 2014

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