Interviews, insight and analysis from the Guardian's media team


The worst TV I've ever made and everything it taught me - audio  

Four TV execs talk to Wayne Garvie about the worst shows they've ever made and what they learned from their mistakes

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014: Senza Parole - audio  

In the last of our series highlighting the audio documentary form, Vicky Frost and Nina Garthwaite explore Paris through the work of producer Katharina Smets

'It's like the anti-Women's Hour' - Why Oh Why podcast review  

Vicky Frost and Nina Garthwaite listen to Andrea Silenzi's documentary on getting an IUD contraceptive fitted – and discuss why there aren't more female producers tackling modern issues

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014: The Calling – audio  

In the second of four programmes, Vicky Frost talks to Nina Garthwaite about Sheffield Doc/Fest and listens to another shortlisted audio documentary.

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014: Love and Radio - audio  

As Doc/Fest 2014 gets underway in Sheffield, Vicky Frost talks to the founder of In The Dark Nina Garthwaite, a group dedicated to championing the radio feature documentary

Media Talk podcast: eight years later - what's changed?  

In the final episode of Media Talk, John Plunkett welcomes guests past and present to discuss the impact digital media has had on the industry since the show's launch in 2006

Media Talk podcast: Channel and & ITV share spoils at the Baftas  

John Plunkett is joined by Maggie Brown, Steve Ackerman and Helen Zaltzman to review the week's media gossip. Despite the Bafta snub, was it such a bad year for the BBC?

Media Talk podcast: Radio Academy awards 2014 special  

Reaction from winners including Frank Skinner, Greg James and Radio 2 controller Bob Shennan. Plus, Miranda Sawyer discusses her radio highlights of the year

Media Talk podcast: What will a Viacom-owned Channel 5 look like?  

John Plunkett and guests discuss the options open to the UK broadcaster's new US owners. Plus former culture secretary Ben Bradshaw MP on the likely successors to Lord Patten at the BBC Trust

Media Talk podcast: Marketing and advertising to children - a necessary evil?  

Although the advertising industry is subject to regulation, child-targeted advertising remains a concern, especially as kids spend more time online. John Plunkett and guests debate the issues in this podcast brought to you in association with Unicef

Media Talk podcast: Jamaica Inn 'mumbling' row  

The BBC1 drama generated hundreds of complaints – but was it a technical fault, or an artistic mistake? Plus the latest on the proposed Channel 5 sale

Media Talk podcast: Kim Shillinglaw to run BBC2  

John Plunkett talks to Media Talk regular Emily Bell about the future of BBC2. Plus, Stuart Dredge reveals some of the worst format ideas from MIPTV

Media Talk podcast: Maria Miller resigns as culture minister  

Reaction and analysis as the culture secretary quits – did Fleet Street force the issue? Plus, Comedy Central's Sam Delaney discusses taking on funny videos of cats and people falling over

Media Talk podcast: Advertising Week Europe 2014  

Coverage of this year's event, featuring interviews with James Corden talking about BBC3, Sir Trevor McDonald on diversity and Sky's Stuart Murphy on Game of Thrones

Media Talk podcast: BBC Arts boost, London Live launch  

John Plunkett speaks to Tony Hall about the boost to culture programming, plus launch director Jane Mote on London Live

Media Talk podcast: Lenny Henry calls for more diversity in creative industries  

Highlights of the actor's Bafta television lecture. Plus, John Plunkett is joined by Matt Berry to talk Toast and Channel 4

Media Talk podcast: can the BBC regain the initiative?  

Hugh Muir and guests discuss the relaunch of the iPlayer with more exclusive content – is it enough after the BBC3 closure?

Media Talk podcast: BBC3 to be axed  

John Plunkett discusses the planned closure of the BBC's youth channel with Boyd Hilton and Helen Zaltzman. Plus, will TalkSport's Twitter boycott work?

Media Talk podcast: No BBC for an independent Scotland?  

John Plunkett and guests review the Oxford Media Convention and speeches by culture secretary Maria Miller and Tony Hall

Media Talk podcast: Radio 1 chart show moves the goalposts  

John Plunkett is joined by Shortlist's Mike Soutar to discuss the impact of music streaming and the magazine industry

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