Editor’s picks

Mind the gap: closing the gender pay gap | Highlights

The differences in pay received by men and women in television has been starkly revealed as television and production companies publish their gender pay data. 

Our distinguished panel – including Harriet Harman, who introduced the legislation requiring gender pay data reporting - discussed what the figures show, the implications for companies and the sector more broadly, and what can and should be done to narrow the gender pay gap.

Making Shows Great Again | Highlights

It is one of the greatest dilemmas in popular telly – when to persist with a popular franchise, give it a lick of paint and some new talent, and when to mothball it, only to drag it out of the store cupboard, to enchant a whole new generation of TV viewers. 

In recent years, we have seen such enduring favourites as Blind Date, Top Gear, Dancing on Ice and Robot Wars revamped and returned, with the aim of recapturing loyal audiences and attracting new ones.

Video: Does TV have a problem with class?

Long term success is built by mobilising and engaging the very best talent both on and off screen. Whilst progress has been made on diversity, issues such as class, social mobility and the under-representation of some viewpoints are now rising up the agenda. With the contribution of some young people trying to take their first steps into broadcasting, the panellists debate the issues and the solutions in this important area.
Tim Hincks, co-CEO of Expectation Entertainment, chairs a panel including:

Greg Dyke, broadcaster and former BBC Director-General