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What I'm watching with...Jeff Pope

At the RTS masterclasses November 2015, from left to right: Carolyn Reynolds, Jeff Pope and Jon Mountague

From writing hit show Philomena to co-writing and executive producing Cilla and Mrs Biggs, Jeff Pope has had a successful career in the media.

He started out in television by working as a researcher at ITV's London Weekend Television in 1983. Years later he became Head of Factual Drama at ITV Studios. 

In 2007 he won a BAFTA in screenplay for See No Evil: The Moors Murders. 

At this week's RTS Student Masterclasses he told eager television students that dramas tend to be re-written about fifteen times. 

Sky Sports completes Premier League extension with near-live football highlights

Sky Sports is to broadcast extended highlights of 212 Premier League games, starting next season. 

It means viewers will be able to watch games and extended highlights for the first time ever on catch up.

Sky Sports Managing Director Barney Francis said: “Sky Sports has never been in a stronger position with this deal cementing our position as the first choice for sports fans.”