Broadcast Magazine

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Jed Mercurio: Ready for duty

Line Of Duty creator on working with new writers and his issues with the UK’s commissioning set-up

Indie Survey index

Analysis: The indie sector has its say

Comments from 100-plus respondents to the Indie Survey provide an unvarnished snapshot of life as a producer

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    AFP comes into its own

    Ad-funded programming is enjoying a resurgence as its reputation improves and traditional ad spots take a hit from the pandemic

  • Call Me Kat

    British comedy hits the US sweet spot

    Interest in UK series remains strong across the pond, with growing demand for remakes and finished tapes

  • Combat Dealers

    Asacha plots an empire

    Pan-European group has been steadily acquiring production firms and has now gained a foothold in the UK with the acquisition of Wag TV

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The Syndicate: Eyes on the prize

Writer Kay Mellor on her determination to mix young working-class actors with more familiar faces as her Lottery-winner drama returns

Special Features

  • End Credits: Nagajan Modhwadia

  • Glued to the Screen: Cornwall: This Fishing Life

  • How are you responding to broadcasters’ calls for more off-screen diversity?

Davie index

Quotas to the fore as Davie’s change agenda gathers pace

The BBC is to produce more shows outside of London, but devolution of commissioning power is unclear

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TV should lead the way on ending workplace bullying

We have a duty of care to each other and our industry should be ahead of the curve in calling out bad behaviour, says Jane Perry

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We must pressure government to do right thing on prominence

Broadcasters have to work with the global streamers or risk becoming irrelevant – but they have an ace up their sleeve

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Sketch comedy is flourishing but needs more space to shine

Young talent are breathing new life into a genre that looked dead and buried just a few years ago, says Lorelei Mathias

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Lockdown lesson: if you wanna get ahead, get a shed

Garden working has been great, but I’ve had to swap Channel 4 for Naked without meeting my colleagues, says Fatima Salaria