Media Show

Media Show

BBC Radio 4's topical programme The Media Show, presented by journalist and former TV executive Steve Hewlett, featuring the latest stories and opinion from the fast-changing world of media in all its forms - print, television, radio, online and telecommunications.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Jeremy Clarkson fired by the BBC plus SNP media policy

    Wed, 25 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Steve Hewlett hears from BBC creative director Alan Yentob on why star Jeremy Clarkson has been sacked and from Guido Fawkes, the blogger behind the million-name petition to reinstate the Top Gear star. He also discusses the political implications of the Clarkson sacking for the corporation with former political editors Michael White of the Guardian and Trevor Kavanagh of the Sun newspaper. Also on the programme - it's the turn of the Pete Wishart MP of Scottish National Party to talk about this party's media policy.

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  • The Clarkson row and how best to handle "difficult" stars; the future for Netflix; and the Green Party media policy

    Wed, 18 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Steve Hewlett looks at how the BBC is handling the latest Jeremy Clarkson controversy and the challenges of managing "difficult" TV presenters. Plus the future for Netflix and the Green Party's media policy.

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  • Older people in the media; Top Gear brand; TV election debates.

    Wed, 11 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    How the absence of Clarkson could impact the Top Gear brand; how the media represents older people; the challenges of organising an election debate. Producer: Katy Takatsuki.

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  • The Director General of the BBC, Tony Hall, on funding, efficiency and governance.

    Wed, 4 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Steve Hewlett talks to the Director General of the BBC, Tony Hall, on the future of funding, driving efficiency, and how the organisation is governed. Producer: Katy Takatsuki.

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  • Can BBC Three be bought?; how BARB measures TV audiences; 'FIFA Files' journalists win award.

    Wed, 25 Feb 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Media: Danny Cohen on the reasons why BBC Three can't be bought; how to measure the popularity of TV programmes; 'FIFA Files' journalists on their big story. Producer: Katy Takatsuki.

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  • Advertisers and editorial; British drama; "Immigration Street"

    Wed, 18 Feb 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Do advertisers influence editorial?; the growing global success of British drama; and why Channel 4 has reduced the run of "Immigration Street".

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  • Protecting journalists' sources; American news anchors; football rights; Sports Radio

    Wed, 11 Feb 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Protecting journalists' sources; the value of American news anchors to networks; the rising cost of premier league football; Sports Radio.

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  • Head of BBC Trust's first major speech; the battle for sports rights; Sky's 'Fortitude'.

    Wed, 4 Feb 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The head of the BBC Trust's first major speech; Sky, BT and the battle for sports rights; and Sky's strategy to diversify away from sports with big budget 'Fortitude'.

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  • The future of news; Entertainment shows; Page 3 and The Sun

    Wed, 28 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The future of news and journalism on the web; the elusive search for hit entertainment shows; the Sun's PR strategy for Page 3.

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  • End of Page 3?; Josie Cunningham's agent; Sir Alan Moses on press freedom.

    Wed, 21 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Media: What the end of Page 3 could mean for red top rivals; Josie Cunningham's agent on her controversial media 'strategy'; Sir Alan Moses on regulating the press.

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