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16/09/2009

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Wednesday 16 September 2009

Andy Duncan explains why he has resigned from Channel 4 and what he achieved while he was there. Speculation continues about the top job at ITV, with the quest for a replacement is still ongoing. BBC business editor Robert Peston explains what's happening, and Maggie Brown joins Steve Hewlett to discuss how things look for both C4 and ITV.

Phil Redmond says that television is failing 11 to 15-year-olds and argues that TV executives are ignoring the audience who might once have watched Grange Hill. Steve hears from Phil Redmond and Andy Parfitt, controller of the BBC Switch multiplatform service for teenagers.

The first journalist to be convicted under the Sri Lankan anti-terrorism act has been sentenced. Since the beginning of 2008 at least 30 Sri Lankan journalists have left the country, and after peace was declared in May a further eight foreign reporters followed. We speak to the BBC's Charles Haviland in Colombo to find out the challenges of reporting the news.

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