#35 - Guardian Edinburgh International TV Festival 2015 - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Recorded at the biggest week in the television industry’s calendar, Olly Mann is joined by Heat magazine’s TV editor Boyd Hilton and TV indie Lemonade Money’s managing director Faraz Osman to discuss the highlights and lowlights of the week.

In amongst discussion of Armando Iannucci’s barnstorming MacTaggart Lecture and the latest commissioning announcements by the major broadcasters, the panel discuss the revival of schedule wars between Strictly and X Factor and the future of the BBC News Channel.

Plus, The Media Podcast travels to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to meet Ed Sleeman (Commissioning Editor, BBC Entertainment) and ask, how do producers find the next big comedy thing?

A MESSAGE FROM PRODUCER MATT: after our summer break, we are back making our regular shows this September. It’s been a year since our Kickstarter made this podcast happen and you can still support the show, (keeping us flowing seamlessly into your inbox) by purchasing a dedication: themediapodcast.com/dedicate

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The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Recording at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, The Media Podcast is your essential guide to TV, radio and the press, presented by Olly Mann. New episodes fortnightly.

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