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Episode 52 – Rory Reid, LA Screenings, Podcasts on TV

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Olly Mann is joined by Matt Deegan (Creative Director, Folder Media) and Kenton Allen (CEO, Big Talk Productions) to discuss the big media news of the week in the plush confines of the Hospital Club.

Top Gear returns this weekend and Olly Mann sits down with presenter Rory Reid to talk about how he’s fit in with the new line up – including the difficulties finding a black stunt driver.

Plus, we discuss changes to Terms of Trade for UK indies, follow the trends at the LA Screenings, find out why Chris Moyles’ first batch of audience data isn’t as bad as is being reported, and shake our heads at the state of Fleet St, after the Daily Mail’s parent company issues a profit warning.

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Episode 51 – BBC Charter Renewal, Bauer Buys Orion, C4 Privatisation

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Media industry news and analysis with Jake Kanter, media writer Maggie Brown and the director of the Edinburgh International TV Festival, Lisa Campbell.

As John Whittingdale reveals government plans for the BBC’s next eleven years, arguments over independence, regulation and star salaries continue.

Plus, The New Day closes, The Independent makes its first profit in a decade and Robert Peston launches his new politics show by admitting to being ‘flipping nervous’.

Episode 50 – The Great BBC Bake Off Showdown – The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

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Media news and analysis, this week with Heat magazine’s Boyd Hilton, VICE UK’s Rebecca Nicholson.

The makers of the Great British Bake Off could look to other broadcasters if they don’t get a larger fee from the beeb – but where else could it work?

Things aren’t going to plan at the launch of BBC Studios… this time it’s the departure of Mark Freeland. With so many senior execs heading for the lifeboats, can anyone steady the ship?

Channel 4’s communications chief Dan Brooke speaks to us about winning over the public in the fight to resist privatisation.

Plus, the panel discuss what made The Times leave Hillsborough off the front page for their first edition… and there’s pageantry in this week’s Media Quiz.

Episode 49 – Allegations, injunctions and innuendo

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Allegations, injunctions and innuendo with Olly Mann and guests. News Editor of Broadcast magazine Jake Kanter and radio presenter (and former tabloid journalist) Tom Latchem discuss the fallout from a week of politicians and celebrities doing their best to stay out of the press. As long as the internet exists, can anything stay secret any more?

Plus: planning ahead the Saturday night hits for this Christmas, morale at the BBC and changes to what counts as ‘local’ at London Live.

Also: Stephen Nolan spends 35 minutes trapped in a 5Live studio after his ‘fat back’ wedges a chair against the door…