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Your essential guide to TV, radio and the press, presented by Olly Mann. New episodes fortnightly.

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Your essential guide to TV, radio and the press, presented by Olly Mann. New episodes fortnightly.

    #145 - BBC Revisits Diana’s Panorama Interview; Graham Norton Swaps Radio 2 for Virgin; Piers Morgan’s Ministerial Drought Ends

    #145 - BBC Revisits Diana’s Panorama Interview; Graham Norton Swaps Radio 2 for Virgin; Piers Morgan’s Ministerial Drought Ends

    Olly Mann is joined by journalist and Channel 4 historian Maggie Brown, planning director at Edelman and host of Democratically 2020, Karin Robinson and broadcast consultant and director of RadioTechCon, Ann Charles.


    This week: Will some long-lost paperwork clear the BBC of claims it coerced Princess Diana into giving that Panorama interview?


    Graham Norton jumps along the dial to Virgin Radio as other notable names hang up their headphones at Radio 2.


    Spotify’s multi million dollar podcasting splurge continues. And we count the cost of overworked freelancers.


    Plus Piers Morgan welcomes back cabinet ministers to Good Morning Britain in his own unique way.


    And, in the Media Podcast Quiz, it’s congratulations to the winners at the virtual Edinburgh TV festival Awards.


    Nominees for the Press Gazette British Journalism Awards 2020 have been announced. The winners will be revealed at a virtual awards event on the afternoon of 9th December – sign up to attend for free.


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    #144 - USA Elections; Johnny Depp vs The Sun; BBC Social Media Guidelines vs Pride; The Legacy of Robert Fisk

    #144 - USA Elections; Johnny Depp vs The Sun; BBC Social Media Guidelines vs Pride; The Legacy of Robert Fisk

    Olly Mann is joined by professor emeritus of journalism at City University, Lis Howell and entertainment director of Heat magazine and host of the PilotTV podcast, Boyd Hilton.


    This week: As news channels roll into a third day of USA election coverage, we ask which broadcasters won the hearts and minds of our panelists.


    As The Sun successfully defends its Johnny Depp defamation case, what does News Group Newspapers’ victory mean for tabloid journalism?


    Plus, the legacy of legendary print journalist Robert Fisk, there’s confusion over the BBC’s new social media guidelines and in the Media Podcast Quiz, Christmas has come early.


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    #143 - Quibi Calls It Quits; Telegraph Sub-Editors Return Home; Far-Right Tattoos Sink Woodworking Format

    #143 - Quibi Calls It Quits; Telegraph Sub-Editors Return Home; Far-Right Tattoos Sink Woodworking Format

    Olly Mann is joined by radio consultant and director of Creative Media Partners Paul Robinson, editor of Newsweek International Alex Hudson and former Press Association, HuffPost UK and ITV News executive and now the founder of Bird Lime Media, Dawn Kelly.


    This week: Is the Daily Telegraph correcting a glaring error by bringing its sub-editors back in house?


    Jeffrey Katzenberg throws in the towel on Quibi and ITV sets its sights streaming (again).


    Plus, as Twitter fans spot some far-right tattoos that programme makers missed, is it the chop for Sky History’s new woodworking format?


    And in the Media Podcast Quiz, we pay tribute to the veteran regional news presenters bidding farewell to the BBC.


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    #142 - Channel Four Sale, GB News Plans, BBC’s Oxbridge Problem, Local Newspapers Linked To Election Turnout

    #142 - Channel Four Sale, GB News Plans, BBC’s Oxbridge Problem, Local Newspapers Linked To Election Turnout

    Olly Mann is joined by co-host of ‘Fortunately...’ and Woman’s Hour, Jane Garvey, international editor of Deadline, Jake Kanter and print journalist at Hello magazine, Elizabeth Carr-Ellis.


    On today’s show: Is the government about to sell off Channel 4? Does the BBC have an Oxbridge problem? And can the lure of Andrew Neil entice viewers to news channel newbie GB News?


    Plus, we explore the link between local newspaper circulation and voter turnout. And the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have turned down the chance to play the Media Podcast Quiz, because they’ve signed to Netflix.


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    #141 - Sir Harold Evans; Radio 1 Dance; Apple News Today; Edinburgh TV Festival 2020

    #141 - Sir Harold Evans; Radio 1 Dance; Apple News Today; Edinburgh TV Festival 2020

    Olly Mann is joined by head of communications at ITN and former editor of Broadcast magazine Lisa Campbell, founder of production house Gold Wala Faraz Osman and Creative Director of Folder Media Matt Deegan.
     
    On today’s show, Ofcom approves Radio 1 Dance to stream on BBC Sounds but commercial rivals are unhappy. Could Apple News’ podcast of print articles help save the world’s biggest newspapers? And in what state is arts and culture journalism as The Guide closes amid losses of £25m at The Guardian.
     
    Plus, the big themes from the virtual Edinburgh International Television Festival 2020.
     
    And in The Media Podcast Quiz we celebrate the winners of the ‘Pand-Emmys’ - the first major industry awards show since the start of the pandemic.


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    #140 - Times Radio Goes On Air; Media Job Losses; Facebook Boycott

    #140 - Times Radio Goes On Air; Media Job Losses; Facebook Boycott

    Olly Mann presents news, analysis and gossip from the creative media industries, with magazine journalist and blogger Elizabeth Carr-Ellis, creative director of Folder Media, Matt Deegan and editor of Newsweek International, Alex Hudson.
    This week: Times Radio takes to the air; hundreds of media jobs are lost; millions of dollars are poured into the podcast market; And Facebook is facing a boycott from a third of big brands.
    Plus in our final Media Podcast Quiz of the season we celebrate the productions that have been Made In Dagenham.
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Customer Reviews

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55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Angelica Demon ,

Very informative

Love Ollie Mann anyway so I may be biased to this show but I enjoy it very much. Only small gripe is sometimes the guests/Mann forget to contextualise or put things in laymans terms for non-media insiders.

Penguin No1 ,

Listen to every edition

I dont work in the media but find this absolutely fascinating, informative and enjoyable. Great guests provide insightful commentary, Olly chairs brilliantly and makes this podcast accessible to all.

BrommersBrian ,

Impartiality Rant

Honest, intelligent commentary. Goes to the media stories that other journalists are not paid to comment on. I particularly like the attempts to facilitate BBC impartiality; “no-one is impartial”. I believe that is true. Also, because we try and classify people as “black”, “BME”, “white”, etc..., everyone is racist. You can’t be impartial when it comes to your family and friends. Therefore an organisation which employs a person from school to retirement cannot change. I mean, come on, the BBC is the Civil Service. Masses of managers who are holier than thou!
As an old, white, poor male brought up by parents who refused to watch ITV because it allowed change, I say that the whole licence fee structure has to stop. The mere fact that the BBC exists continues to promote the class and ethnic structure in Britain. Creating a radio station called Asian doesn’t help. I listen to it occasionally because I like some Hindu music, but I feel that I’m doing something wrong because I shouldn’t listen to it because I’m white.
Watch programmes you want to watch and pay for it. As you cannot be impartial then don’t bother. The wonderful Naga Munchetty was a terrible traversty. How dare the BBC say anything other than what she said was right! Of course Trump is racist. He became President because he’s racist.
Brexit shows just how bad things are. The BBC tried to be impartial. They really did try, bless ‘em. But you cannot sit on the fence; you’re either for it or against it. There’s no supporting evidence to prove Brexit is good. It’s like God; you either believe or don’t.
The BBC has given many middle class people a great start in show business, but I’m not worthy to watch, or listen (but that’s a different story).

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