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Katherine Mills Mind Games

Watch summons Objective magician


Psychological illusionist Katherine Mills is to perform mentalism and magic on Watch after the channel ordered an Objective Productions format.

Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle fails to make Trust shortlist


The acting chair of the BBC Trust, Diane Coyle, has failed to make the shortlist for the full-time position.

Ex On The Beach

MTV returns to Ex On The Beach


MTV has renewed Whizz Kid’s dating series Ex on The Beach for a second series.


Plummer-Andrews preps 'smiley' emoticon series


The emoticon is to be transformed into a TV star after former CBBC chief Theresa Plummer-Andrews teamed up with French indie OuiDo Productions.

Celia Taylor

Celia Taylor lands Sky promotion


Sky head of factual Celia Taylor has had her role expanded to include responsibility for entertainment commissioning at the broadcaster.

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.


ITVBe launch date revealed


ITV’s female-skewing, free-to-air channel ITVBe is to launch on 8 October.

Anna Doble

C4 News digital head joins Newsbeat


Channel 4 News’ multiplatform head Anna Doble plans to take Radio 1 Newsbeat to the “next level” when she joins the BBC music station later this year.

Prince William & Kate Middleton

Prince George doc travels the world


Prince George is to travel the world after DRG sold an ITN-produced documentary to a slew of international broadcasters.

Video: Intruders


BBC Amreica’s forthcoming mystery drama Intruders launches next month.

Dharmash Mistry

Dharmash Mistry joins BBC board


The co-founder of beauty business Blow, Dharmash Mistry, has been hired as the BBC’s sixth non-executive director.

Netflix eyes local indie relationships


Netflix is to increase its focus on local producer relationships as it continues with its international expansion plans.

Gerry Morrissey

Bectu to meet Danny Cohen over BBC Prods proposal


Bectu is to meet with BBC boss Danny Cohen next week following the broadcaster’s decision to scrap in-house programming quotas.

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.

Burton and Taylor

Appreciation for all BBC TV channels falls


The BBC’s main television channels have all posted declines in audience appreciation and reach as Delivering Quality First (DQF) began to bite, according to new figures.

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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Chris Hoy: How To Win Gold

TV Critics: Sir Chris Hoy: How to Win Gold; 100 Seconds to Beat the World; Hive Alive; The Mindy Project

“How to Win Gold was such a fascinating and well-made piece of television that it even had me hooked.”

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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.


Chris Curtis

BBC faces some tough questions

How the corporation tackles them could decide its future direction, says Chris Curtis

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Talking TV: BBC quotas & Secret Life of Students

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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Mark Lowson: obituary

“He was a true friend to many and a great colleague to us all”

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Digital Edition

Broadcast 18 July 2014

Broadcast 18 July 2014

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

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