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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…

Syeda Irtizaali, COmmissioning Editor for entertainment at Channel 4

Episode 35C – How Not To Pitch a TV Show

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In our second bonus episode from the Guardian Edinburgh International TV Festival, How Not To Pitch a Show is a masterclass in the pitfalls of the pitch room.

Chaired by Alex Connock, managing director Shine North and featuring Jonathan Stadlen, managing director Knickerbockerglory; Syeda Irtizaali, commissioning editor for entertainment Channel 4; Karen Smith, managing director Tuesday’s Child; Mark Linsey, deputy director BBC Television.

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The Media Podcast at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival 2015

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The Media Podcast team are live tweeting from the Guardian Edinburgh International TV Festival 2015.

Follow us on Twitter to hear the latest news and gossip from the UK’s television decision makers.

And subscribe for free now to receive a special edition of The Media Podcast with Olly Mann from the festival this Friday.