David Liddiment

Type: Person
Name: David Liddiment
First reported Aug 03 2014 - Updated Aug 03 2014 - 1 reports

Kay Mellor: Steven Spielberg rang me up in Topshop

The writer, director and producer on her new drama In the Club, the BBC, Leeds, soaps – and when Hollywood came callingKay Mellor: says In the Club is a way of ‘exorcising demons’. Photograph: Gary Calton for the GuardianKay Mellor’s new BBC1 drama In ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 03 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

BBC Worldwide: Strong performance despite currency challenges

BBC Worldwide – the commercial arm of the Corporation – has published its 2013/14 Annual Review, revealing a year of solid underlying growth, and increased returns to the BBC.Headline profit increased 0.7 per cent to £157.4 million (2012/13: £156.3m), ... [Published Advanced Television - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Ignore the jibes. The BBC is still a box of treasures | Rachel Cooke | Comment is free

Last February, I was invited to spend two hours discussing the BBC[1]'s television output with some of my fellow critics under the direction of David Liddiment[2], as part of the BBC Trust[3]'s latest review (Liddiment, a former director of programmes ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Media Monkeys Diary: John Sweeney, Sky News and Game of Thrones

_ Angry man… Former BBC Panorama reporter John Sweeney poses with a North Korean soldier. ✒ Ahead of BBC news supremo James Harding’s announcement last week of hundreds of job cuts, which were expected to include a cull at Panorama, veteran reporter John ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

BBC News to Cut a Further 415 Jobs

The BBC's News department is to axe 415 jobs as cost-cutting measures continue, the BBC's director of news James Harding has announced.The move is part of £800m efficiency savings required after the licence fee was frozen in 2010.The latest cuts are expected ... [Published Sudan Vision Daily - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Ignore the jibes. The BBC is still a box of treasures | Rachel Cooke

A new report spawned the usual negative headlines. As a TV critic, and report consultant, I know different Sarah Lancashire in Happy Valley. Photograph: Ben Blackall/BBC/Red ProductionsLast February, I was invited to spend two hours discussing the BBC ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

BBC Trust Wraps Review of Pubcaster's TV Services

LONDON: The performance of the BBC's four main TV channels remains strong, according to a review of the services by BBC Trust, but key challenges remain, including in reaching younger and minority audiences, and the need for more "creative risks" to be ... [Published World Screen News - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Prime time is stuffed with the same old shows: Channels urged to take 'creative risks' with their schedules

| Updated: 17:52 EST, 17 July 2014BBC1 was accused yesterday of ‘playing it safe’ and urged to take ‘creative risks’ with its prime time schedule, which is dominated by long-running programmes.In a report into the channel’s output, the BBC Trust said ... [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 5 reports

BBC accused of playing it safe with aged show lineup such as EastEnders

_ A risk-averse BBC is relying on too few aged shows such as EastEnders, Holby City and Antiques Roadshow to prop up the schedule on its main channel, according to the BBC Trust.An exercise conducted by the trust revealed that viewers thought BBC1 was ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Diane Coyle outlines her vision for a 21st century BBC – full text

_ Acting chair of the BBC Trust, said that a licence fee should be charged to iPlayer users. Photograph: David Levenson/ Good evening. Thanks to Charlie and to you. I’d like to start with some very 20th century BBC.I grew up in a a place called Ramsbottom. ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 24 2014]

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...Tantalisingly, trust member David Liddiment said these whiskery shows are "in pretty much every case excellent" , leaving in doubt which series – implicitly more than one – he saw as the exceptions...
"More of the viewing of BBC One is based around a relatively small number of titles," said trustee David Liddiment. "we would look to see that list lengthening."
"this challenge is underlined by the fact in 2013-14 nearly two thirds – 63% – of bbc1's pre-watershed weekday schedule was accounted for by just 10 programmes" said Liddiment, a former ITV director of programmes

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Kay Mellor: Steven Spielberg rang me up in Topshop [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 03 2014]
BBC Worldwide: Strong performance despite curre... [Published Advanced Television - Jul 21 2014]
Ignore the jibes. The BBC is still a box of tre... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 20 2014]
Media Monkeys Diary: John Sweeney, Sky News and... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 20 2014]
BBC News to Cut a Further 415 Jobs [Published Sudan Vision Daily - Jul 19 2014]
Ignore the jibes. The BBC is still a box of tre... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 19 2014]
BBC Trust Wraps Review of Pubcaster's TV Services [Published World Screen News - Jul 18 2014]
Prime time is stuffed with the same old shows: ... [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 17 2014]
BBC accused of playing it safe with aged show l... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 17 2014]
The 10 shows that dominate BBC One [Published Telegraph - Jul 17 2014]
Could saving BBC3 tackle the decline in younger... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 17 2014]
BBC must take more risks to reverse fall in you... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 17 2014]
BBC One 'must take creative risks' [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Jul 17 2014]
Diane Coyle outlines her vision for a 21st cent... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 24 2014]
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