Broadcast’s Talking TV end of year special looks at what’s coming up over the festive period as well as the best shows of the year, the biggest TV industry stories of the year and some of the shows to watch out for in 2017.
Nearly a year on from the appointment of Kevin Lygo, we analyse the new look ITV and discuss the impact of the closure of the linear BBC3 channel.
We also ask whether TV has done anything to counter Liz Warner’s claims that it is “old and boring” and producing “risk-averse, culturally bland programming”.
We discuss the shows of the year - from Danny Dyer’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? to Sharon Horgan’s Divorce - as well as this year’s Christmas treats.
Joining us in the studio to reveal what they’ve made of 2016 are Kerfuffle founder Steven D Wright, Pretzel TV boss Steve Wynne and producer Ian Lamarra.
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