Lorraine Heggessey

Type: Person
Name: Lorraine Heggessey
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

BBC and Channel 4 lead Grierson Documentary shortlist

The Grierson Trust has announced the shortlist for the 2014 British Documentary Awards, with the BBC and Channel 4 almost neck and neck with 33 and 29 films shortlisted respectively.Sky, ITV and Al Jazeera are all represented and S4C makes the cut for ... [Published Televisual - 12 hours ago]
Entities: Channel 4, BBC Two, BBC Four
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Delightful year for Graham Linehan, Father Ted creator

The entertainment firm operated by the man behind 'Father Ted' and 'The IT Crowd' saw its accumulated profits jump £50,000 to £179,394 (€226,644) last year. The entertainment firm operated by the man behind 'Father Ted' and 'The IT Crowd' saw its accumulated ... [Published Irish Independent - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 2 reports

Boom/Twofour hives off digital arm, names CEO

Twofour Broadcast’s managing director Melanie Leach will lead the merged Twofour Broadcast-Boom Pictures group, which is hiving off its digital arm into a standalone company.Following Twofour’s merger with Boom last year , the entity has rebranded as ... [Published Television Business International - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Lorraine Heggessey leaves Boom Pictures

Sudden departure of executive chair and founder of independent production company is being ‘handled by her lawyers’ Former BBC1 controller Lorraine Heggessey set up Boom Pictures in 2012. Photograph: Sean Smith for the GuardianLorraine Heggessey, ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

Hall, Perrette among speakers at RTS London Conference

3 hours ago byKevin RitchieBBC director General Tony Hall (pictured), Discovery Networks International president JB Perrette and 21st Century Fox president and chief operating officer Chase Carey are among the speakers confirmed for this year’s Royal ... [Published RealScreen Magazine - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 24 2014 - 1 reports

BBC's Jamaica Inn drama loses quarter of audience after sound quality issues

The BBC TV drama Jamaica Inn lost a quarter of its audience after sound issues left viewers barely able to understand the dialogue.The audience for the second episode of the adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel fell by 1.6 million following hundreds ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 1 reports

Bruce Forsyth: nice to see you, so who’ll fill your shoes now?

The BBC's 'Strictly Come Dancing’ may not survive without its talismanic host Whether it’s retirement or just a break between comebacks, Sir Bruce Forsyth’s departure from Strictly Come Dancing is worrying news for Britain’s most popular television show. ... [Published Telegraph - Apr 06 2014]

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Speaking to Radio 4, Lorraine Heggessey, the former controller of BBC1, said: "it is a bit of a mystery how it got onto air with such bad sound quality and it did spoil what could have been a really beautiful drama. i just wonder whether they went for authenticity over clarity."

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BBC and Channel 4 lead Grierson Documentary sho... [Published Televisual - 12 hours ago]
Delightful year for Graham Linehan, Father Ted ... [Published Irish Independent - Jul 26 2014]
Boom/Twofour hives off digital arm, names CEO [Published Television Business International - Jul 08 2014]
Melanie Leach named CEO of Twofour Group [Published Televisual - Jul 08 2014]
Lorraine Heggessey leaves Boom Pictures [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 24 2014]
Hall, Perrette among speakers at RTS London Con... [Published RealScreen Magazine - Jun 19 2014]
BBC's Jamaica Inn drama loses quarter of audien... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 23 2014]
Bruce Forsyth: nice to see you, so who’ll fill ... [Published Telegraph - Apr 06 2014]
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