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.
President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
Exclusive: Abusers using spyware apps to monitor partners reaches 'epidemic proportions'
ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
UK weather: Warning for more snow and ice as freezing temperatures and gales hit Britain
Three killed at South Korean nuclear reactor days after hackers target country's atomic agency
- 1 The political parties aren't all the same – which means 2015 will be a 'big-choice' election
- 2 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
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