Edinburgh International Television Festival

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Michaela Coel: ‘Sometimes pain is something to be grateful for’
The actor, writer and creator of I May Destroy You, answers questions from famous fans and Observer readers

Miranda Sawyer

05, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Channel 5 says it will not make any more shows about Yorkshire
Commissioning editor tells Edinburgh TV festival he is looking for new stories after string of Yorkshire-based hits

Jim Waterson

24, Aug, 2021 @5:42 PM

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Why it’s time to end TV’s deplorable prejudice against disabled people
Speaking at the Edinburgh Television Festival about the scandalous lack of representation and disgraceful conditions my colleagues endure means underlining systemic failures

Jack Thorne

23, Aug, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Billy Connolly says challenges of Parkinson’s are getting worse
Comedian makes light of condition as he collects lifetime achievement award at Edinburgh TV festival

Jim Waterson Media editor

23, Aug, 2021 @5:45 PM

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We should be free to talk about racism without being penalised | Afua Hirsch
Historian David Olusoga talked of being isolated and devalued in the TV industry. It shouldn’t have to be such an act of courage, says Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch

Afua Hirsch

27, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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BBC comedy boss says diversity discussed in every conversation
Shane Allen says push for more diversity will soon produce noticeable changes in output

Jim Waterson

26, Aug, 2020 @4:28 PM

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David Olusoga: his Edinburgh television festival speech in full
Broadcaster and historian argues racism has led to a ‘lost generation’ of minority ethnic people in the UK TV industry

David Olusoga

24, Aug, 2020 @6:45 PM

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Perspex kisses: how TV romance continues despite pandemic
BBC drama boss says actors are using clear plastic that can be digitally removed in editing

Jim Waterson

24, Aug, 2020 @4:02 PM

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UK broadcasters outbid and forced to innovate amid shortage of shows
Streaming services such as Netflix take advantage of production shutdown

Jim Waterson

24, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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BBC a bulwark against pandemic of fake news, Tony Hall to argue
Outgoing director general to say corporation can persuade UK public to take up vaccine

Caroline Davies and Jim Waterson

23, Aug, 2020 @9:00 PM

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Jeremy Kyle set for TV return, says ITV boss
Kevin Lygo says presenter should not be blamed for failings of axed Jeremy Kyle Show

Jim Waterson in Edinburgh

23, Aug, 2019 @12:17 PM

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Cummings should not have been allowed No 10 role, suggests Tory MP
Damian Collins claims ‘real-world sanctions’ are needed for those found in contempt of parliament

Jim Waterson in Edinburgh

22, Aug, 2019 @4:53 PM

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