Government seeks to appease Puttnam


Government ministers are holding eleventh-hour talks with rebel peer Lord Puttnam in a bid to head off a Labour rebellion over moves that would allow large newspaper groups such as Rupert Murdoch's News International to buy Five, writes David Rose.

if you have an account


Do you want to keep reading?

Register to read five free articles per month

Subscribe and get access to

  • Up to the minute industry news
  • Agenda-setting interviews with key industry figures
  • Insight into the latest programme performances
  • Ratings data with viewing trends

Access premium content subscribe today

If you have an account you can SIGN IN now