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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”.

David Abraham

David Abraham takes aim at Sky and US studios


MacTaggart: Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham has demanded that Sky pay to carry its services and argued that it should be handed the chance to strike “more flexible deals” with the rapidly consolidating indie sector.

Cliff Richard

Tony Hall backs BBC's Cliff Richard coverage


BBC director general Tony Hall has backed actions taken by BBC reporters covering the raid of Sir Cliff Richard’s home in South Yorkshire.


Gary Lineker launches sport doc indie Goal Hanger


Gary Lineker has established his own production company in an effort to grow his international profile and get more involved in work behind the camera.

Hannah Demidowicz

BBC Worldwide bolsters content team


Nat Geo commissioner Hannah Demidowicz and Viacom vice president of commissioning Andrea Speziale-Bagliacca are to join BBC Worldwide’s commissioning team.

BBC developing real-life Outnumbered


The BBC is developing a real-life Outnumbered starring Hugh Dennis and produced by Grant Mansfield’s Plimsoll Productions.

Jez Nightingale

Bafta hires BBC exec for sustainability push


Bafta has hired Jez Nightingale, BBC in-house comedy’s head of production, as a sustainability production consultant.

Idris Elba

Stars demand broadcasters ring-fence BAME cash


Idris Elba, Harry Hill and Emma Thompson are among the group of prominent actors, writers and producers to have written to the major broadcasters urging them to ring-fence money to create more diverse programming.

The Great British Bake Off

Great British Bake Off controversy stirs up 8m

WEDNESDAY: A baked alaska controversy helped The Great British Bake Off to its second biggest audience on record.

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The Voice

Why ‘blind auctions’ may be good news

Practice of pitching to broadcasters simultaneously is coming to the UK

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Hotel India

TV Critics: Hotel India; Star Paws; Secrets from The Asylum

“A humbling, fascinating look at a country where the chasm between rich and poor is vast.”

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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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