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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.

Patrick Bradley

Ingenious boss launches £150m fund


Ingenious Ventures chief executive Patrick Bradley has exited the company to establish a £150m media and entertainment investment fund.


BBC promises more female portraits


The BBC has received complaints about the lack of women represented in portraits around New Broadcasting House.

Deena Saeed

BBC appoints TV diversity champion


Danny Cohen’s ambition to tackle the diversity of the BBC’s television output has taken a step forward with the appointment of a specialist to lead the push.

Amanda Knox

Peacock hires UK development chief


MipTV: NBC News’ Peacock Productions has appointed Dean Palmer as director of development of its UK division.

Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid appointed culture secretary


Sajid Javid has been appointed culture secretary as the replacement for Maria Miller, who resigned earlier today.

Mad Men

Mad Men fails to sell Sky Atlantic

Mad Men returned for a seventh series on Wednesday with a meagre audience of 28,500 - as Channel 4’s How to Get a Council House was back with record ratings.

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Richard Broke

Obituary: Richard Broke

Producer Richard Broke, whose credits included Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years, has died

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How To Get A Council House

TV Critics: How To Get A Council House; Mad Men; Ian Hislop's Olden Days; Party House

“He undermined his argument with soundbites from the usual Socialist Worker types”

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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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Digital Edition

Broadcast 18 April 2014

Broadcast 18 April 2014

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