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Neil Mortenson

ITV hires planning and research boss


Neil Mortensen has been reappointed by ITV as director of planning and research to provide insight and analytics to divisions across the broadcaster.

Rona Fairhead

Five challenges facing Rona Fairhead


Broadcast examines the seismic issues Rona Fairhead will face when she replaces Lord Patten as the BBC Trust chair - from the role of BBC Productions to the future of BBC3.


Nutopia beefs up US development


Jane Root’s Nutopia has hired a former executive from Breaking Bad broadcaster AMC to expand its US development team.

Peter Horrocks

Peter Horrocks to leave the BBC


Peter Horrocks, the director of the BBC World Service group, is to leave the corporation next year.

Rona Fairhead

Who is Rona Fairhead?


Rona Fairhead was the surprise choice to replace Lord Patten as the BBC Trust chair this weekend. A largely unknown quantity to the broadcasting industry, Broadcast runs the rule over the government’s preferred candidate.

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.


UKTV poaches Sky creative exec


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

Glyn Middleton

True North co-founder departs


True North co-founder Glyn Middleton has left the indie after 13 years following investment secured from Channel 4.

The Borgias

HBO Europe hires London-based drama exec


HBO Europe has hired its first London-based executive, The Borgias producer Steve Matthews.

Andrew Jackson

Former Discovery exec Andrew Jackson joins Plimsoll


Former Discovery executive Andrew Jackson has joined Grant Mansfield’s fledgling indie Plimsoll Productions.

Charlotte Moore

Moore blames social media for Generation Game mishap


BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore has blamed social media for the confusion over Miranda Hart’s involvement in a revival of The Generation Game.


Bryan Elsley & Tony Jordan: writers need to grow up


Leading drama writers have called on their peers to “grow up” and take more responsibility for the production of their shows as high-end series increasingly adopt a US showrunner–style model.

Danny Cohen

BBC to relaunch e-commissioning system


Danny Cohen has revealed that the BBC will relaunch its e-commissioning system this autumn as he bemoaned the corporation’s commissioning performance.

Peter Fincham

Peter Fincham predicts US-style pitching


ITV director of television Peter Fincham believes the consolidation of the British indie sector could lead to the introduction of US-style beauty parade pitching.

John McVay

Pact ‘shocked’ by Abraham’s MacTaggart


Pact chief executive John McVay has reacted angrily to David Abraham’s MacTaggart message on terms of trade, claiming that Channel 4 is attempting to “top-slice the independent sector”.

Long Lost Family

Long Lost Family bows out 1m down

MONDAY: ITV’s Long Lost Family concluded with a series average over 1m viewers down on last year’s run - as 1m tuned in to Sky Sports News HQ to watch the Premier League transfer deadline unfold.

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Peter Prichard, 1931-2014

Comedy writer Colin Edmonds remembers the super-agent who unleashed The Beatles onto US TV

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Jamie's Comfort Food

TV Critics: Jamie's Comfort Food; 21 Up: New Generation; Who’s Doing The Dishes?

“Jamie’s Comfort Food feels like lingering in the comfort zone for this usually innovative chef.”

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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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