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Daniel Sloss: Finding comedy in chaos

“I understand my comedy isn’t for everyone, I would never want to be a comedian that appealed to everyone,” admits the Scottish comedian.

Describing his sense of humour as a “darkness”, Sloss often questions offensive comedy in his stand up. “My intention is never to offend…you’re choosing to be offended.”

“I don’t enjoy truly offending anyone, I’m still growing and learning. [But] there is a level of narcissism to being offended by comedy that I am jealous of. You go to a comedian’s show and sit there and think, ‘is this about me?’, that’s all being offended is.”

The Crown: Deconstructing the Coronation

The lavish ten-part Netflix series became another outstanding triumph for writer Peter Morgan and a distinguished team . Critics noted a “startling attention to detail in everything from costumes to sets” and thought it hard to see how it could be better.

The show set out to tell the inside story of the most famous addresses in the world, Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street, and it did just that, exploring the intrigues, love lives and machinations of post-war Britain.

Production’s Coming Home? | RTS Cambridge Convention 2021

A panel of leaders from the UK production sector and Netflix consider the rapid changes in the market and explore their possible longer term impacts on audiences, broadcasters and producers.

Chair

Lorraine Heggessey, Chair, Grierson Trust and Advisor, Channel 4 Growth Fund

Speakers

Ralph Lee, Chief Executive, Production, BBC Studios

Brandon Riegg, VP, Unscripted and Documentary Series, Netflix

Sanjay Singhal, Chief Executive, Voltage TV

Jane Turton, CEO, All3Media

DAZN's Kevin Mayer: A man ahead of the curve

At the beginning of August, Reese Witherspoon sold her company, Hello Sunshine. Even in a world where film-stars-turned-brands have become 10 a penny, the Oscar winner made international headlines thanks to the jaw-dropping sale price – reportedly $900m. Witherspoon said she was “thrilled to be working with Blackstone, Kevin, and Tom to grow a next-generation media company”.

Netflix releases first look at Imelda Staunton as the Queen in The Crown

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Staunton will take over the role from Olivia Colman, with the fifth series expected to cover the monarch’s reign in the 1990s and early 2000s, including the divorce of Prince Charles from Princess Diana and the death of the princess in 1997.

The role of Prince Phillip will pass from Tobias Menzies (This Way Up) to Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones), while Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager) will take on the role of Princess Diana from Emma Corrin.

Date announced for Sex Education series three

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The much-loved comedy series is back once again, following the sexual exploits and general mishaps of the students at Moordale High. 

The second series saw Otis (Asa Butterfield) and Maeve’s (Emma Mackey) illicit sex clinic discovered by Otis’ sex therapist mother Jean (Gillian Anderson).

Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) was caught in a love triangle with new student Rahim (Sami Outalbali) and former school bully Adam (Connor Swindells), who was learning to make peace with his sexuality.