All posts by Peter Price

Episode 72 – British Podcast Awards 2017

By | The Media Podcast | No Comments

Olly Mann presents a special edition of The Media Podcast recorded live at the inaugural British Podcast Awards.

We have all the action from the ceremony to celebrate audio excellence which was held at the Platform Theatre in King’s Cross. We hear all about the winning shows – and their producers’ top tips for success – backstage with guest host Rhianna Dhillon.

Plus Jason Phipps (The Guardian) and Ruth Fitzsimons (Audioboom) discuss the state of the British podcast industry.

From the Media Podcast team, our congratulations to all the winners!

A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill & Peter Price.

Sally Wainwright in conversation with Russell T Davies at the 2016 Edinburgh International Television Festival

Episode 58B – Sally Wainwright in conversation with Russell T Davies

By | The Media Podcast | No Comments

Olly Mann introduces one of The Media Podcast’s favourite sessions from this year’s Edinburgh International Television Festival: Sally Wainwright, writer (and often director) of Happy Valley, is quizzed by friend and fellow writer Russell T. Davies (Queer As Folk, Doctor Who) on her career.

From working on Coronation Street and creating At Home With The Braithwaites, to recent successes Last Tango In Halifax and Happy Valley, Sally discusses her craft, making the leap from writing to directing and shares the best advice she’s ever been given.

Shared with the kind permission of the Edinburgh International Television Festival. Thanks to our sponsors, Media Masters and to all our voluntary subscribers.

Photograph copyright Greg Macvean

Episode 58 – Edinburgh International TV Festival 2016

By | The Media Podcast | No Comments

Olly Mann presents media industry news and gossip recorded at the Edinburgh International Television Festival 2016.

Joining Olly at the festival is journalist and TalkSPORT broadcaster Tom Latchem and entertainment director of Heat Magazine, Boyd Hilton.

This year’s keynote MacTaggart Lecture was provided by Vice co-founder Shane Smith who challenged his audience of UK broadcasters to use television to satisfy the needs of Gen Y.

Maggie Brown and Jake Kanter with Olly Mann

Maggie Brown and Jake Kanter with Olly Mann


Olly consults journalist Maggie Brown and Business Insider’s Jake Kanter to find out how Smith’s message was received.

We’ll have more from the Edinburgh International Television Festival in the coming weeks – you can subscribe to the podcast for free and have future episodes downloaded automatically to you phone.

A PPM production, produced by Matt Hill and Peter Price. Thanks to our sponsors for this episode, Media Masters.

Episode 54 – EU Referendum Special – The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

By | The Media Podcast | No Comments

In this special edition of The Media Podcast, recorded on day of the UK’s historic decision to leave the European Union, Olly Mann welcomes a panel of experts from across the media industries to discuss how the campaign was covered on TV, radio, in print and online.

Olly is joined at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden by Boyd Hilton (Entertainment director, Heat Magazine), Mira Bar-Hillel (Evening Standard) and Louise Ridley, (Assistant news editor, The Huffington Post UK). Join the conversation @themediapodcast

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

By | The Media Podcast | No Comments

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

By | The Media Podcast | No Comments

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

By | The Media Podcast | No Comments

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…