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HAVE CELEB, WILL TRAVEL
ITV head of factual entertainment Sue Murphy thinks travelogues featuring spoilt celebs are a bore – so why has the network commissioned another one?

OVERCAST SKY
How Sky continues to plough cash into shows very few people watch – yet managed to turn down Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s hit adaptation, Killing Eve.

ALL THE NEWS THAT’S FIT TO PLUG…
BBC News goes overboard fulfilling its duty to plug home-grown shows ‘Line of Duty’ and ‘Fleabag’.

SUMMIT TO SELL
The mega-corporations from vampire banking to big pharma who are queuing to sponsor the youthful One Young World Summit in London this autumn.

THEATRE NEWS
The Kiln Theatre, aka the Tricycle, courts more unpopularity seeking to hire front-of-house staff on well below the London Living Wage.

PLUS: Dumb Britain, Desperate Marketing, Ad Nauseam, Anti-Social Media & more.

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Food for thought
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Beardie derailed
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