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)

  • Oscar Pistorius TV; Sunday tabloids; BBC commissioning

    Wed, 16 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The head of the Oscar Pistorius channel on getting access; why print circulation of the Sunday tabloids is declining; and the BBC Trust's review into commissioning.

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  • Maria Miller goes; YouView; reporters harassing?

    Wed, 9 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    What did Maria Miller achieve for the media and what impact will Sajid Javid make; YouView's chief executive Richard Halton; when can reporter doorstepping be harassment?

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  • Local TV; Johnston Press; Geordie Greig

    Wed, 2 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mustard TV and London Live launch; Ashley Highfield, chief exec of Johnston Press, on future of local news; The Mail on Sunday wins scoop of year for its "Crystal Methodist" story.

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  • Future of arts TV; Peter Greste campaign; Turkey Twitter ban

    Wed, 26 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Is BBC Arts really 'the greatest commitment to arts for a generation'? How Turkish journalists are getting round the country's Twitter ban, and the campaign to free Peter Greste.

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  • Lenny Henry; licence fee evasion; L'Wren Scott

    Wed, 19 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Lenny Henry at BAFTA; decriminalizing licence fee evasion; L'Wren Scott coverage

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  • Sophie Turner-Laing; live debates; licence fee

    Wed, 12 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The BBC's Director of Strategy on how making licence fee evasion a civil offence could lead to the closure of channels. Also, BSkyB's Sophie Turner-Laing, and live debates on TV.

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  • BBC 3 online only; Vice news; net neutrality.

    Wed, 5 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Would making BBC 3 an online only channel really save money?; Vice launches a news website, and the cases for and against net neutrality.

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  • Licence fee; Lord Hunt on IPSO; Paul Foot award

    Wed, 26 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tony Hall says the BBC needs to make efficiences, but how? David Cohen on winning this year's Paul Foot award and Lord Hunt, chair of the PCC, on developments in press reform.

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  • World Service; Daybreak changes; Reader's Digest

    Wed, 19 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Adverts on the BBC's World Service; will another presenter change rescue ITV's Daybreak?; and the man who plans to save Reader's Digest.

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  • Al Jazeera; Panel Shows; Exposes; Twitter

    Wed, 12 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    British Al Jazeera journalist Sue Turton; funny women on panel shows; Tom Bower on exposes; is Twitter too niche to fly?

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