The Media Podcast #5 - Radio 5 Live reshuffle and kids' TV tax breaks

Jul 15, 2014, 01:25 PM, London, Greater London, United Kingdom

This week: Olly Mann is joined by Steve Ackerman, managing director of production company Somethin’ Else and James Robinson, consultant at Powerscourt PR and former media editor at the Observer.

It’s all change at Radio 5 Live as the station shakes up its daytime schedule. Shelagh Fogarty, Victoria Derbyshire and Richard Bacon are departing, making room for Adrian Chiles, Tony Livesey and Football Focus host Dan Walker. As some brand the station ‘Radio Bloke’, where does this leave the BBC’s attempt to boost the number of women on air?

As Woman’s Hour is to be produced exclusively in London from next April we ask how important the presenter's location is to the audience. Also a familiar name from Playschool is leading calls for children’s tv tax breaks - would that mean more home-grown production?

Plus there’s another cream egg at stake in the weekly Media Podcast quiz.