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)

  • 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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  • Publishing Charlie Hebdo images; Newsbeat's editor; Channel 4's diversity plan

    Wed, 14 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The dilemma of editors on whether to re-publish Charlie Hebdo's latest front cover; Newsbeat's editor on engaging young people with news; Channel 4's plan to increase diversity.

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  • Prince Andrew coverage; postponing of Royal doc; Peter Greste retrial; 10 years of FOI.

    Wed, 7 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The press coverage of the Prince Andrew story; the BBC postpones Royal documentary; Peter Greste wins a retrial, and the impact of the Freedom of Information Act ten years on.

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  • Chat shows with Graham Norton 31 Dec 14

    Wed, 31 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The changing nature of chat shows with host Graham Norton; Elaine Bedell, Director of Entertainment and Comedy at ITV; Jonathan Shalit, Chair of talent management agency Roar Global; and the Guardian TV critic Julia Raeside.

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  • ABC Entertainment, Monty Penguin, Snow Wolf

    Wed, 24 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Paul Lee, ABC Entertainment President on finding the next hits such as 'Modern Family and 'Desperate Housewives'; How Monty the Penguin became a hit; The Snow Wolf and natural history filming and John Sergeant on John Freeman's legacy.

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