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Party House

Room 414 on hold as Ackerman parts with Predictable


Room 414 founder Richard Ackerman has left Sebastian Scott’s Predictable Media production hub.

Gabby Logan

Comic Relief hits the bullseye with Zeppotron


Charity event Comic Relief is to include pro-celebrity darts next year after the BBC ordered a tournament from Zeppotron.  

The Kings & Queens of Speech

Sky 1 orders kids debate contest


Sky 1 is to follow inner-city school debating teams for an eight-part documentary series from Educating Yorkshire producer Twofour.

Crimes That Shook Britain

Cineflix plans third-party content push


Cineflix Rights is planning to increase the amount of third-party content it distributes after acquiring two British-made series.

Expert Women

BBC expands BAME talent scheme


The BBC Academy has added extra dates to its Expert Voices: BAME Talent programme to extend its reach.

Creative Skillset

Creative Skillset launches bursary scheme


Around 900 professionals from a range of diverse backgrounds will receive training bursaries of up to £1,600 under Creative Skillset’s Diversity Fund.

Lord Coe

Lord Coe out of BBC Trust race


Lord Sebastian Coe has ruled himself out of the race to become the next BBC Trust chair.

Tilly Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay's daughter fronts CBBC series


Gordon Ramsay’s daughter is to front a CBBC cookery series produced by the celebrity chef’s indie One Potato Two Potato.

Passion brings in BBCW formats chief


BBC Worldwide exec Elin Thomas has joined Passion Distribution as global head of sales.

Bal Samra

Bal Samra lands beefed up role


BBC commercial director Bal Samra has been handed a beefed up role with responsibility for the broadcaster’s business partnerships, spend management and global and digital developments.

BBC Trust expenses drop 10% year-on-year


The BBC Trust’s expenses claims have dropped by 10% year-on-year in the six months from October to March 2014.

Charlie Brooker

Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones launch Endemol indie


Former Zeppotron managing director Annabel Jones has joined forces with long term collaborator Charlie Brooker to launch an Endemol-owned scripted indie.

Sky ups investment in virtual reality firm


BSkyB has increased its investment in Jaunt, a Silicon Valley business that enables virtual reality technology to be applied to live-action programming.


Fargo adaptation to return to C4


Channel 4 has acquired the second series of Fargo after the dark drama was renewed by US cable network FX.

Len Goodman

BBC1 to explore childhood holidays with Raise The Roof


Glasgow-based indie Raise the Roof is to delve into celebrities’ childhood holiday memories for a BBC1 daytime series.

Blinging Up Baby

Tulisa & Blinging Up Baby docs perform solidly


MONDAY: Channel 5 and BBC3 performed solidly with tabloid TV documentaries Blinging Up Baby and Tulisa: The Price of Fame.

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Children of Syria

TV Critics: Children of Syria; Timeshift; Blinging Up Baby

“It’s not an easy watch. Doucet’s commentary is weighed down with tragedy and horror, an artillery barrage of gloom”

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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

Bright ideas needed for Bloke TV

ITV’s call to action is a chance to revisit a major TV challenge

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The Great British Bake Off

Talking TV: BBC and Love Productions

The latest edition of Talking TV runs the rule over the BBC Trust’s television services review and Sky’s 70% stake in Love Productions.

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Cutting the cost of training

Initiatives like the John Brabourne Awards can kickstart broadcasting careers, says Richard Wilson

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Digital Edition

Digital Edition: Broadcast TECH

Digital Edition: Broadcast TECH

The July/August issue contains a creative review masterclass, an interview with Quantel chief executive Ray Cross and a look at how the BBC is moving its radio stations to a centralised kit model

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