iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for 09/02/2011

Listen now 30 mins

Listen in pop-out player


30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 09 February 2011

As Question Time's editor leaves the programme owing to its move from London to Glasgow, Steve Hewlett looks at the BBC's plans to move more programmes to the regions. Former Question Time editor Nick Pisani and Professor of Journalism Tim Luckhurst discuss whether political programmes can work well so far from Westminster. BBC Chief Operation Officer Caroline Thomson explains the BBC's strategy.

The commercial giant AOL has bought the pioneering blogs and news website the Huffington Post. Emma Barnett, the Telegraph's digital media editor, discusses whether the acquisition is a good buy for AOL and whether the Huffington Post can remain unique when it becomes part of a larger organisation.

Sky Sports presenters Andy Gray and Richard Keys left the channel last month amid a storm of controversy following sexist remarks about linesman Sian Massey. Now radio station TalkSport has hired the presenters for a week day show. TalkSport's Programme Director Moz Dee talks to Steve Hewlett about the decision.

The Producer is Simon Tillotson.


Free download

  1. Image for Media Show

    Media Show

    BBC Radio 4's topical programme The Media Show, presented by journalist and former TV executive…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.