The last time director Peter Kosminsky made a period drama, it flopped. So why did he take on Wolf Hall? Steve Clarke finds out
Period drama and Peter Kosminsky are odd bed fellows. The director is celebrated for edgy, politically charged, investigative, contemporary pieces. Remember the story of Iraqi-weapons expert Dr David Kelly, The Government Inspector, or Britz, Kosminsky’s response to the 7/7 bombings, with its two contrasting depictions of young British Muslims.
The Charlie Hebdo massacre echoes through Jon Snow’s week. TV journalists can be blasé about many things – but not about being the target of assassination
Channel 4 new presenter Jon Snow (Credit: Channel 4/Chris Terry)
When you've been anchoring a programme such as Channel 4 News for 25 years, you could be forgiven for thinking that nothing shocks any more. But one week into 2015, the first news of the slaughter of journalists, cartoonists, policemen and women in Paris shook me in a way I had not experienced since 9/11.
The merger of three European satellite broadcasters is a defensive move, explains Raymond Snoddy
When Rupert Murdoch tried in 2010 to acquire the 61% of satellite operator BSkyB that he did not own, pandemonium broke out. There were inquiries, protests and threats to a number of powerful reputations.
Eventually, the deal was fatally undermined by the News of the World phone-hacking scandal and revelations that murdered teenager Milly Dowler’s phone had been hacked.
Fixed-rig productions, with Channel 4 in the vanguard, have radically changed the way film-makers work. Old-school observational documentary directors carry only a couple of cameras to shoot their series; fixed-rig shows have up to 100 as they take viewers inside schools, hospitals and police stations.
We examine why brands want their messages in programmes as well as between them and how this is changing the nature of programme funding and creation.
Is the 30-second spot still the holy grail for advertisers? We examine why brands want their messages in programmes as well as between them and how this is changing the nature of programme funding and creation.
The RTS Television Journalism Awards celebrate creative and excellent journalism in UK news and current affairs, both by organisations broadcasting in the UK and by companies which supply UK news broadcasters.
The 2013/14 Television Journalism Awards are chaired by Stewart Purvis CBE, Professor of TV Journalism at City University.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony, hosted by CNN International flagship news anchor Becky Anderson, on Wednesday 18 February 2015 at the London Hilton Park Lane.
Travelling the world watching high profile sporting events sounds like the dream job. It's not all fun and games but the appeal of sports journalism is as tough as the competitions it covers. In this video CNN's sports anchor, Alex Thomas, shares some of his tips on how to break into the world of sports reporting and what you need to do to stand out.
Alex Thomas has more than two decades of experience in sports broadcasting. Now the lead reporter and anchor for sport at CNN, Alex is well placed to give you the inside track on getting into sports journalism.
Russell T Davies, writer of such boundary-breaking TV drama as Queer As Folk and now another sexually explicit gay series for Channel 4, Cucumber, wants one thing to be clear. He does not set out to shock.