Media Diary: 27/06/2011
Monday 27 June 2011
A look back at current affairs
The Hour, BBC2
The BBC will recreate the era when Richard Dimbleby and colleagues transformed the BBC with shows such as Panorama and Tonight. The BBC2 six-parter The Hour, starting next month, is a fictional drama and stars Ben Whishaw as an outspoken journo and Anna Chancellor (below) as a hard-drinking foreign correspondent.
The subject matter (Suez and new journalism) mirrors the Arab Spring andWikiLeaks. Less fortuitously, it follows Panorama’s apology over its Primark investigation and coincides with the plight of the Richmond & Twickenham Times, in the Dimbleby family for generations but in peril after David sold it to Newsquest. Staff are on strike today.
Bono brings in UK journalist
The Glastonbury headliner Bono has appointed the British journalist Michael Elliott as CEO of his global charity, One, which raises awareness of extreme poverty. Elliott, from Liverpool, is a former executive on Time, Newsweek and The Economist. He starts on 1 August, based in Washington.
Highfield for Edinburgh
Microsoft’s fast car loving UK chief, Ashley Highfield, will give the keynote address at the Edinburgh International Marketing Festival, which takes place on 25 August.
Osama bin Laden's family members killed in plane crash at Hampshire's Blackbushe Airport
Whoopi Goldberg tells Cara Delevingne to suck it up: 'She's not famous. I'M famous'
John Green schools morning show hosts after awkward interview with Cara Delevingne
'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies: Wrestling legend dies aged 61, according to reports
Great white shark thwarts man's attempt to become first person to swim from Golden Gate Bridge to Farallon Islands
- 1 Windows 10: man updates PC, wakes up to find porn slideshow on repeat
- 2 The 'world's most beautiful vagina' has been debunked by science
- 3 John Green schools morning show hosts after awkward interview with Cara Delevingne
- 4 Bulletproof armadillo puts Texas man in hospital after shot bounces off hard shell
- 5 Doctors declare war on Jeremy Hunt over weekend working 'myths' amid plan for seven day NHS
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