Episodes

TitleRepeatedComments
Summary20171101 ()
20081001
20081008
20081015
20081022
20081029
20081105
20081112
20081119
20081126
20081203
20081217
20081224
20081231
20090107
20090114
20090121
20090128
20090211
20090218
20090225
20090304
20090311
20090318
20090325
20090401
20090408
20090415
20090429
20090506
20090513
20090520
20090527
20090603
20090610
20090617
20090624
20090701
20090708
20090715
20090722
20090729
20090805
20090812
20090819
20090826
20090902
20090909
20090916
20090923
20090930
20091007
20091014
20091021
20091028
20091104
20091111
20091118
20091125
20091202
20091209
20091216
20091223
20091230
20100106
20100113
20100120
20100127
20100203
20100210
20100217
20100224
20100303
20100310
20100317
20100331
20100407
20100414
20100421
20100428
20100505
20100512
20100519
20100526
20100602
20100609
20100616
20100623
20100707
20100714
20100728
20100804
20100811
20100818
20100825
20100901
20100908
20100915
20100922
20100929
20101006
20101013
20101020
20101027
20101103
20101110
20101117
20101124
20101201
20101208
20101215
20101222
20101229
20110105
20110112
20110126
20110202
20110209
20110216
20110223
20110302
20110309
20110316
20110324
20110330
20110406
20110413
20110420
20110427
20110504
20110511
20110518
20110525
20110601
20110608
20110615
20110622
20110629
20110706
20110713
20110720
20110727
20110803
20110810
20110817
20110824
20110831
20110907
20110914
20110921
20110928
20111005
20111012
20111019
20111026
20111102
20111109
20111116
20111123
20111130
20111207
20111214
20111221
20111228
20120104
20120111
20120118
20120125
20120201
20120208
20120215
20120222
20120229
20120307
20120314
20120321
20120328
20120404
20120411
20120418
20120425
20120502
20120509
20120523
20120530
20120606
20120613
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20120627
20120704
20120711
20120718
20120725
20120801
20120808
20120815
20120822
20120829
20120905
20120912
20120919
20120926
20121003
20121010
20121017
20121024
20121031
20121107
20121114
20121121
20121128
20121130
20121205
20121212
20121219
20121226
20130102
20130109
20130116
20130123
20130130
20130206
20130213
20130220
20130227
20130306
20130313
20130320
20130327
20130403
20130410
20130417
20130424
20130501
20130508
20130515
20130522
20130529
20130605
20130612
20130619
20130626
20130703
20130710
20130717
20130724
20130731
20130807
20130814
20130821
20130828
20130904
20130911
20130918
20130925
20131002
20131009
20131016
20131023
20131030
20131106
20131113
20131120
20131127
20131204
20131211
20131218
20140101
20140108
20140115
20140122
20140129
20140205
20140212
20140219
20140226
20140305
20140312
20140319
20140326
20140402
20140409
20140416
20140423
20140430
20140507
20140514
20140521
20140528
20140604
20140611
20140618
20140625
20140702
20140709
20140716
20140723
20140730
20140806
20140813
20140820
20140827
20140903
20140910
20140917
20140924
20141001
20141008
20141015
20141022
20141029
20141105
20141112
20141119
20141126
20141203
20141210
20141217
20141224
20141231
20150107
20150114
20150121
20150128
20150204
20150211
20150218
20150225
20150304
20150311
20150318
20150325
20150401
20150408
20150415
20150422
20150429
20150506
20150513
20150520
20150527
20150603
20150610
20150617
20150624
20150701
20150708
20150715
20150722
20150729
20150805
20150812
20150819
20150826
20150902
20150909
20150916
20150923
20150930
20151007
20151014
20151021
20151027
20151028
20151104
20151111
20151118
20151125
20151202
20151209
20151216
20151223
20151230
20160106
20160113
20160120
20160127
20160203
20160210
20160217
20160224
20160302
20160309
20160316
20160323
20160330
20160406
20160413
20160420
20160427
20160504
20160512
20160518
20160525
20160601
20160608
20160615
20160622
20160629
20160706
20160713
20160720
20160727
20160803
20160810
20160817
20160824
20160831
20160907
20160914
20160921
20160928
20161005
20161012
20161019
20161026
20161102
20161109
20161116
20161123
20161130
20161207
20161214
20161221
20161228
20170104
20170111
20170118
20170125
20170201
20170208
20170215
20170222
20170301
20170308
20170315
20170322
20170329
20170405
20170412
20170419
20170426
20170503
20170510
20170517
20170524
20170531
20170607
20170614
20170621
20170628
20170705
20170712
20170719
20170726
20170802
20170809
20190123
20190206
20190213
20190220
20190227
20120613 (R4)
20170719 (R4)
20170726 (R4)
20170802 (R4)
20170809 (R4)
20170816 (R4)
20170823 (R4)
20170830 (R4)
20170906 (R4)
20170913 (R4)
20170920 (R4)
20170927 (R4)
20171004 (R4)
20171011 (R4)
20171018 (R4)
20171025 (R4)
d.

A topical programme about the fast-changing media world, this week with Anne McElvoy.

The producer is Beverley Purcell.

Steve Hewlett presents a topical programme about the fast-changing media world.

The producer is Simon Tillotson.

Topical programme about the fast-changing media world.

Richard Peppiatt's published an open letter to Richard Desmond, saying he was quitting his job at the Daily Star on several points of principle.

He says he was asked to make up stories (the Star denies this) and was unhappy about the Star's coverage of Muslims in Britain.

So, having admitted that he wrote stories he knew to be untrue, does he have a future in journalism?

Last week the government decided not to refer News Corp's bid for BSkyB to the competition commission.

This followed a report from Ofcom that suggested that increasing News Corp's ownership of the British media might lead to plurality issues.

Ed Richards, the chief executive of Ofcom, joins Steve to discuss where Ofcom stands.

Jason Gardiner, a judge on ITV's Dancing on Ice, is in trouble again over his acerbic comments and insults to the contestants.

Gardiner is the latest in a long line of catty judges from "nasty" Nigel Lythgoe to Simon Cowell.

But do all talent shows need a pantomime villain? Nina Myskow, 1980s talent show judge known for her cutting criticism, discusses why the spats between judges now make more headlines than the efforts of the contestants.

Richard Peppiatt on Daily Star; Ofcom's Ed Richards on NewsCorp; talent show judges.

The producer is Joe Kent.

Ed Stourton presents a topical programme about the fast-changing media world.

The media like stories claiming to link TV with harm to children, but is the picture so clear? Focussing on two recent pieces of research by Prof Dimitri Christakis and Prof Angeline Lillard, Steve discusses the extent to which media reports of the link can be justified. Joining him are David Buckingham who is Professor of Education at the Institute of Education at London University and Director of the Centre for the study of Children, Youth and Media, Baroness Susan Greenfield, a neuroscientist and Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology at Oxford University and Hannah Devlin, Science Correspondent for the Times with a PhD in brain imaging from Oxford University.

The producer is Luke Mulhall.

Steve discusses research on TV's impact on children and claims of possible harm.

At its peak the BBC attracted almost 17 million viewers for its Diamond Jubilee coverage but some have described parts of it as 'lamentable,' 'tedious' and 'inane'. Alan Yentob the BBC's Creative Director responds to those criticisms. Ian Hyland TV critic for the Mail on Sunday shares his view, and Michael Lumley an executive producer for the coverage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer's wedding, reveals some of the challenges inherent in covering such large scale events on TV.

YouView is officially in launch phase. The internet television service - backed by the BBC, Channel 4, 5 and BT, amongst others - promised a new way of watching TV. But have a serious of delays left it trailing its competitors. BBC Media Correspondent Torin Douglas outlines the history and Theresa Wise of Accenture considers its future.

And the battle to become the next Director General of the BBC is gathering pace. One candidate in particular - Ed Richards - is attracting attention because of his links to the Labour Party. Anne McElvoy speaks to The Guardian's Dan Sabbagh.

Presenter: Anne McElvoy

Producer: Joe Kent.