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Writing the script for indie success

Jane Featherstone, Jane Tranter and Nicola Shindler on inflating budgets, rights and crewing shortages, talent deals and being a woman in TV

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The government is gunning for C4 – so it’s time to speak up

Britain’s whole TV ecology is at risk as the government kicks off its push for privatisation

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Buyers expand horizons as US shows dry up

The acquisitions landscape is changing as major studios retain content for their own streaming services & networks look elsewhere for deals


Rethinking recruitment

The Covid pandemic and BLM movement have galvanised the industry to reassess how freelance crew are hired and try to create a more level playing field

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Together: Love in the time of Covid

Shot in just 10 days, with a cast of three and a single location, BBC2’s lockdown drama aired just four months after being greenlit


Stand up and be counted on issues that affect our industry

It’s time to make sure our voices are heard when it comes to creative sector public policy, says Peter Bazalgette


The BBC should capitalise on Eurovision’s popularity

A Saturday night entertainment show to select the UK entrant would deliver ratings and boost our chances, says Scott Bryan

Special Features

  • End Credits: Adam Pearson

  • Glued to the Screen: Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In

  • Focus Group: What do people misunderstand about a director’s role?


Jonno Richards: Talkback boss turns up the heat

With a Netflix dating series hit and a Best Independent Production Company win at this year Broadcast Awards, the Fremantle label is flying high

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Why is there still a stigma about coming out as disabled?

My own experience offers an encouraging sign that the industry is on the normalisation path, says Stu Richards

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Threat of C4 privatisation appears greater than ever

The broadcaster has seen off past attempts, but is facing a much tougher challenge this time around, says Maggie Brown


Sky Documentaries hunts for stories with a ‘premium feel’

Biographies, music, crime and contemporary history docs are on the wanted list for docs director Poppy Dixon