BAFTA TV rundown, streaming slowdown & TikTok’s troubles
This week a telly special, coming to you this week from The London Podcast Studios. TV Critics Scott Bryan (Must Watch Podcast) and Boyd Hilton (Pilot TV Podcast, Heat Mag) unpack the TV BAFTA nominations and assess reports of a streamer slowdown. Also up for discussion, a new Peaky Blinders movie studio is set to…
Impartiality and the BBC: where do we go from here?
In this special, we’re joined by a panel of independent experts to examine where next for the BBC, as it undertakes another review into impartiality in the wake of Lineker and pressure from the Government.
BBC’s Lineker dilemma, Spotify makeover & Unedited’s pilot season
The Lineker-BBC impartiality debate causes a stir, but is it just a storm in a teacup?
‘Death knocks’ in 2023, Bob ‘Icebreaker’ Iger & newsrooms get scruffier
Ofcom assesses complaints against the press in the case of Nicola Bulley – Jamie East, creator of The Smart 7 news podcast, talks to Matt Deegan about how this story descended into true crime fervour.
TV tax fright, ‘nepo baby’ trends & Love Productions’ Richard McKerrow
Media news and analysis – CEO of Love Productions Richard McKerrow joins us to discuss his brand new series for Channel 4: The Piano. Plus he shares an update on how the search for Matt Lucas’ replacement on Bake Off is going…
(Another) Government Shake Up, tales from GrowthLab & Iger’s plans for Disney
The UK Culture Ministry goes from DCMS back to CMS, and receives its twelfth Secretary in as many years as Lucy Frazer replaces Michelle Donelan.
Inside Content London, Missing Perspectives in Media & BBC’s latest Ofcom Report
In this week’s show, host Faraz Osman is joined by Lis Howell (Professor Emerita in Journalism, City University London) and media writer Tara Conlan tackle diversity and representation in news and broadcasting. First up, Tara dishes the gossip from C21’s Content London, then our panel dives into the diversity debate making headlines this week, with…
‘Cold fury’ at BBC local radio cuts, Amazon Music expands & Channel 4 turns 40
In this week’s show, Jake Kanter is joined by a line-up of radio buffs: Ann Charles (Radio TechCon), Trevor Dann (ex-BBC) and Adam Bowie (BBC World Service). The trio discuss cuts at the BBC, where local radio feels the pinch of the corporation’s licence fee freeze: is local radio vanishing? Dan Taylor-Watt (ex-BBC iplayer) joins…
New PM, new media policy? Plus BBC’s news consolidation & inaugural Audio Lab podcasts
A special LIVE edition recorded from the rooftop of The Broadcaster at the Television Centre. Matt is joined by UK Press Gazette Editor Charlotte Tobitt to explore what Boris Johnson’s exit means for the Government’s media agenda – has Channel 4 been reprieved? The BBC sets out plans for a consolidated TV news channel launching…
Goodbye to Horseferry Rd? Plus ARIAs & newsroom shakeups
Channel 4 offers to sell its London HQ and move North in a bid to save itself from privatisation- will an alternative plan win over the government? Media news and analysis, this week with radio veteran Trevor Dann and media writer Scott Bryan. Also on the programme: we look through the winners and losers at…