Ben Stephenson

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Poldark boss Polly Hill becomes new controller of BBC drama commissioning
Hill takes on one of the most powerful jobs in UK television after Ben Stephenson joins Star Wars director JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot company

John Plunkett

07, May, 2015 @4:24 PM

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BBC drama chief Ben Stephenson joins JJ Abrams' Bad Robot
Executive responsible for shows including Sherlock, Call the Midwife and Wolf Hall to leave corporation after 11 years

John Plunkett

31, Mar, 2015 @10:12 AM

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Media Monkey’s Diary: Danny Cohen, Martin Sorrell and will.iam
Celebrity schmooze wars with Alan Yentob, WPP boss’s icy reception and chilly Chris Packham on BBC2

Monkey

25, Jan, 2015 @6:05 PM

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Media Monkey: Kim Kardashian and Gary Lineker’s new year resolutions
Read Media Monkey from the Monday print pages

Monkey

04, Jan, 2015 @6:02 PM

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Who are the most powerful people in the UK’s media right now?

Garry Blight, John Plunkett, Frances Perraudin

08, Dec, 2014 @7:00 AM

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BBC’s Tony Hall keeps Wolf Hall from the door with more free canapés | Media Monkey
DG joins Peter Capaldi, Michael Palin, Victoria Wood, Julia McKenzie, Mark Rylance and Keeley Hawes at drama bash

Monkey

20, Nov, 2014 @4:31 PM

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Judi Dench laments that young actors are held back by wealth divide
Oscar-winning star fears working-class talents being lost by the cost of drama school training and demise of repertory theatre

Dalya Alberge

13, Sep, 2014 @11:05 PM

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BBC bosses turn on C4 presenter after rigorous quizzing of BBC1 controller | Media Monkey
Media Monkey: Danny Cohen and Ben Stephenson rally to defence of Charlotte Moore after Krishnan Guru-Murthy quizzing

Monkey

22, Aug, 2014 @4:03 PM

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Line of Duty's Jed Mercurio to pen TV adaption of Lady Chatterley's Lover
BBC1 announces season based on four classic 20th century novels, including The Go-Between and Cider With Rosie. By John Plunkett

John Plunkett

24, Apr, 2014 @9:42 AM

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David Walliams to star as BBC bags Agatha Christie drama deal

Corporation's contract with Christie estate will bring new series and documentaries coinciding with author's 125th anniversary. By John Plunkett

John Plunkett

28, Feb, 2014 @12:05 AM

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Doctor Who takes fight to the Daleks and Cybermen – and critics of BBC
As TV programme's 50th anniversary show looms, Time Lord finds himself in vanguard of battle against inscrutable foes

John Plunkett

21, Nov, 2013 @8:03 PM

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BBC's Sky rivalry takes dramatic turn | Media Monkey
Media Monkey: Controller Ben Stephenson needles the opposition at launch – and there's news of the upcoming Doctor Who drama

Monkey

12, Feb, 2013 @1:36 PM

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