Media Talk podcast: can Lord Hall nudge the BBC to gender equality?

Aug 29, 2013, 07:16 AM

Joining John Plunkett to discuss the week's media news is Answer Me This co-presenter Olly Mann and Media Guardian reporter Josh Halliday. Director general Tony Hall is aiming for an equal balance of men and women on all BBC local radio breakfast shows within two years – we ask broadcaster and member of Sound Women Miranda Sawyer whether it's realistic and whether it's the right way to solve the problem. In other news, David Cameron is caught with his trousers down by the paparazzi – but were some papers right to publish? Sky Living's director announces a makeover to make the channel more inclusive of men – but does that take away its selling point? Also in the programme, Colin Murray discusses his departure from BBC1's Sunday night football show, MOTD2 as he begins a new job at TalkSport. And Rebecca Nicholson reviews the final episode of Top of the Lake (warning – contains spoilers), the return of The Great British Bake Off and Sky1's new comedy, Chickens. John PlunkettMatt HillRebecca NicholsonMiranda SawyerJosh HallidayColin Murray