Ash Atalla

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‘We didn’t know the rules we were rebelling against’: how The Office changed comedy
As Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s sitcom turns 20, top comics and people behind the scenes explain how it rewired British humour

Rachel Aroesti

10, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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BBC Three to return as broadcast channel next year
Corporation announces return of youth-oriented channel to linear programming after five years

Archie Bland

02, Mar, 2021 @3:53 PM

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Ash Atalla: white middle class 'swept away' decision to close BBC3
The former BBC producer also unveiled plans for a ‘big romcom’ in America

Tara Conlan

27, Nov, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Bare jokes: how People Just Do Nothing made sitcoms funny again
In an age of bleak comedy that barely makes you snigger, one show has been keeping up the lost art of making people laugh – the hilarious, half-witted pirate radio mockumentary. Now, finally, the BBC are throwing their weight behind it

Rachel Aroesti

22, Sep, 2016 @2:00 PM

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Big Brother and the great TV exec extravaganza
Emma Willis presented Edinburgh Does Big Brother, in which eight telly executives were locked into ‘the house’ for 24 hours

Monkey

26, Aug, 2015 @5:06 PM

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Ash Atalla on Twitter: 'I now get personal feedback from every bastard in the whole world!'
Comedy producer loves social media really, and also relishes the fact that new online TV platforms mean he has more places to sell his shows than ever

Stuart Dredge

13, Apr, 2015 @11:38 AM

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BBC3 closure: decision makes BBC 'whiter, older, and more middle class'
Ash Atalla, producer of The Office, says corporation is sending out the message it has given up on young people. By John Plunkett

John Plunkett

06, Mar, 2014 @12:04 PM

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Ash Atalla interview: 'Sometimes I feel like Rambo in the woods'
He made his name as the producer of The Office – but he's not here to push boundaries, just to make people laugh. By John Plunkett

John Plunkett

19, Aug, 2012 @6:00 PM

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Ash Atalla: The whole iPad thing has been a revelation

Celebrity squares: TV producer Ash Atalla doesn't make a move without his trusty iPad on his lap

Stuart O'Connor

14, Nov, 2011 @4:01 PM

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Can 'double screening' help TV producers? | Stephen Armstrong
More viewers are chatting online while viewing TV – but reading their feedback on Facebook and Twitter can hinder as well as help the shows' makers. Stephen Armstrong reports

Stephen Armstrong

22, Nov, 2010 @7:00 AM

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Video: MGEITF 2010 - Ash Atalla: 'I don't believe there's a stomach for cutting the BBC'

At the Build Your Own BBC session, producer Ash Atalla warns against "sleep-walking" into causing irrepairable damage to UK television by removing or drastically cutting the license fee

Andy Gallagher

28, Aug, 2010 @9:24 AM

This much I know: Ash Atalla, TV producer, 34, London

Ash Atalla, TV producer, 34, London

Interview by Michael Odell

14, Jan, 2007 @3:59 PM

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