Phone Hacking and Big Brother

In a twist in the phone hacking story, parliament has released new evidence, including a letter from former Royal Correspondent Clive Goodman which claims phone hacking was "widely discussed" at The News of the World. John Whittingdale MP, chairman of the select committee investigating phone hacking, and Ian Katz, the deputy editor of The Guardian, discuss where the latest revelations leave the Murdochs.

Big Brother re-launches tomorrow in its new home on Channel 5, a year after Channel 4 axed the show due to plummeting ratings. So will we still be watching Big Brother and can it be a commercial success for Channel 5? To discuss what a ratings success would mean for rival broadcaster Channel 4, Steve Hewlett is joined by Liz Warner, who produced the first series of Big Brother, and media analyst Matthew Horsman.

There have been suggestions that Newnight, the BBC's flagship news and current affairs programme, may be in trouble as audience figures have fallen. The editor Peter Rippon explains why he believes people still turn to Newsnight for serious analysis.

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A celebration of Steve Hewlett, presenter of The Media Show

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Andrea Catherwood presents a celebration of the journalism of Steve Hewlett.