David Olusoga has said he was “disappointed” with some of the reaction to a recent lecture he gave about racism in the television industry.
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David Olusoga has said he “desperately” wanted to join anti-racism protests in Bristol, but did not because he promised his family he would be “careful” during the pandemic.
The Grand Tour will continue to film in locations across the world despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, an Amazon Studios boss has said.
Jameela Jamil has said the “erasure” of south Asian people from popular culture previously made her “hate” where she was from.
ITV boss Kevin Lygo has said there were “too many changes” to the format of The X Factor before the end of its run, and he is hopeful it will soon return.
Choosing whether or not BBC Three should return as a linear TV channel is one of the “early decisions” facing the corporation’s incoming director-general, the controller of the channel has said.
Channel 4 boss Ian Katz said the response to racism allegations at Hollyoaks was “heartening” and he hopes people feel emboldened to speak about their experiences.
The director of the BBC’s Windrush scandal drama Sitting In Limbo has said that the Home Office tried to view the programme before it aired on television.
David Olusoga has said his past experiences of depression and wanting to quit television are similar to those of “many black and brown people” in the industry.
Lord Tony Hall is to reflect on his seven-year tenure as BBC director-general in one of his final public appearances in the role.
Jameela Jamil is to discuss her experience of the television industry and online trolling at the first digital Edinburgh TV Festival.
Channel 5 boss Ben Frow has offered a frank assessment of the state of the industry and the struggles it faces in the coming months, saying if he thinks too far ahead he gets “really frightened”.
Family TV viewing – thought to be disappearing with the rise of tablets and mobile phones – has returned as a result of the coronavirus crisis, a BBC boss has said.
The BBC said it is hoping to resume filming on soaps including EastEnders “as soon as possible”.
The managing director of content for Sky UK has said the company remains “committed” to building its major new TV and film studio in Elstree, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
The Edinburgh TV festival has been moved online for 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Edinburgh TV Festival has concluded for another year.
Jerry Springer has said that participants were extensively briefed on potential surprises before appearing on his tabloid talk show as he defended the show’s duty of care practices.
Killing Eve will return to screens for a third season in spring next year.
Comedian and presenter Nish Kumar has said there needs to be cultural change in the TV industry to make it truly diverse.
Day two of the Edinburgh TV festival saw Bros’ discussion of conkers named as the best on-screen moment, more strong words from Dorothy Byrne, and Hugh Laurie talking politics.
Bros star Matt Goss’s comic rant about conkers has been named the television moment of the year at the Edinburgh TV Festival.
Channel 4 head of news Dorothy Byrne has said that immoral men should “be frightened” into treating women properly.
Hugh Laurie has said the fractured political world is threatening the impact of drama.
The former partner of late reality TV star Jade Goody has said he has not let their children watch a new documentary about her life.
An ITV chief has branded the abuse some Love Island contestants receive on social media as “absolutely disgusting”.
Channel 4 controller Ian Katz said there is “universal enthusiasm” for the broadcaster’s move to Leeds.
Programmes about slavery, miscarriage and ancient Greece are among the new slate of documentaries unveiled by Channel 5.
A news chief’s withering criticism of Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, and a celebration of Queer As Folk two decades on from its inception were among the highlights from the first day of the Edinburgh TV Festival.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are “cowards” who refuse to hold themselves up to proper scrutiny on television, Channel 4 News chief Dorothy Byrne has said.