The TV exec – the creative brain behind huge TV hits Gogglebox, Wife Swap and Faking It – was in conversation with Lisa Campbell, director of the Edinburgh International Television Festival, in early December
A leading body in the world's public service broadcasters, the EBU's Media Intelligence Service regularly carries out research into media practices and new developments in the broadcasting industry on behalf of its international members.
The report 'Trust in Media 2016' used a net trust index compiled using a media trust survey ranking of each participating country and aimed to reveal more about public perceptions of media organisations and their output. EBU members then use this information in audience building and strategic planning.
1. London Spy
Available on BBC iPlayer
The show ended in revelatory fashion this week on BBC 2. Written by Tom Rob Smith, it tells the story of Danny, played by Ben Whishaw (James Bond), who falls in love with a mysterious man, Alex (Edward Holcroft – Kingsman: The Secret Service, Wolf Hall.) After Alex disappears Danny begins to look into the life of his partner, revealing a twisted tale of murder, betrayal and espionage. A fantastic supporting cast including Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling enhance this tense thriller.
The BBC has unveiled a nationwide competition to find the UK’s next Eurovision entry.
The broadcaster is working with partners to ensure the selection process will draw from amateur, professional or superstar musical talent.
“This year really will be the biggest song search for Eurovision the BBC has ever undertaken,” says Guy Freeman, Editor of Special Events for the BBC.
Anyone can submit a video of their song, providing that it is sung live by the artist who would perform the song in Sweden next year.
Getting information out of politicians on TV is proving difficult this election. Day after day of interviews on a range of programmes are testing parliamentary hopefuls on every policy they have, and straight answers are rare.
Television becomes the perfect climate for politicians to avoid tough questioning and instead get their planned party message across.