Media / Talk of the trade: Beating the barons
Wednesday 19 January 1994
Meridian has tried to cast itself at the upmarket end of ITV, contributing programmes such as John Mortimer's auction-room drama Under the Hammer. Newspaper barons must be gnashing their teeth: the most attractive and accessible ITV stations will have been swallowed up before Peter Brooke, Secretary of State for National Heritage, has even read all the submissions on new ownership rules.
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