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The Age Of Stupid director attacks Channel 4 and BBC over green documentaries

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Franny Armstrong, acclaimed director of global warming drama-documentary The Age of Stupid, has attacked the BBC and Channel 4 over their green documentary records, calling them “miserable.” Read the rest of this entry »

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April 23, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Welcome to the Tellydump podcast

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Following on from my post about the public annoyance of the late night showing of The Wire on BBC, here is a discussion I had with my tell! Magazine co-news editor Ali Plumb about the problems with commissioning programmes on Britain’s public broadcaster.

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April 5, 2009 at 9:01 pm

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Apprentice record-breaking ratings suggest a good year for BBC

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446apprentice2Upon hearing the news that The Apprentice scored the highest ever BBC1 opening show ratings – a hefty 8.1m viewers, or 13.5% of the entire UK – I thought that now seems like as good a time as any to round-up what we can expect from the Beeb’s four main channels, BBC1, 2, 3 and 4, in the coming months. Read the rest of this entry »

News round-up: Alfie Patten doc, Oscars odds and a makeover for The Simpsons

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It’s been a very busy week for film and television…here’s the round up.

Channel 4 won’t be going ahead with the proposed Alfie Patten documentary, after concerns were raised about payment to his family. Publicist Max Clifford told MediaGuardian.co.uk that the family had been expecting a £25,000 cheque for the programme. Probably best judging by the weird masks he and his dad wore this week. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 21, 2009 at 4:07 pm