The Media Podcast #6 - BBC levels the playing field, George Clooney apology

Jul 15, 2014, 01:27 PM, London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Journalist and broadcaster Miranda Sawyer sits in the presenter chair this week, discussing the week’s media news with Helen Zaltzman (Answer Me This, 5Live) and interactive producer Alex Hudson (Question Time, Newsbeat).

The BBC’s director general Tony Hall proposed on Thursday that the corporation’s in-house production arm should be able to make shows from other broadcasters - and in return indies can pitch to any slot on the Beeb. Big changes, but what will it mean for staff at BBC Productions? And should other broadcasters be worried?

Also on the programme... Channel 5 loses 30m of advertising, George Clooney extracts a rare apology from the Daily Mail, Doctor Who scripts leak online and a journalist is offered £300k to appear on Celebrity Big Brother - but who?