Talking TV: Doctor Who, Derren Brown and diversity

Broadcast’s latest Talking TV podcast gets to grips with the Doctor Who 50th anniversary, diversity and Derren Brown.

BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson joins host Jake Kanter to discuss the corporation’s iconic time lord, while Broadcast features editor (and resident Who fan) Robin Parker explains how Mark Gatiss’ biopic An Adventure in Space and Time was received.

Also in the news section, Lisa Campbell follows up with Citizen Khan creator and star Adil Ray after Broadcast and Screen International’s feisty Diversify conference last week.

Elsewhere, Objective Production’s head of magic Anthony Owen pops in to reveal more about illusionist Derren Brown’s latest Channel 4 stunt The Great Art Robbery. He also explains why TV magic is enjoying something of a renaissance.

Finally, two new dramas get the preview treatment. Find out what Broadcast makes of BBC1’s Australian daytime acquisition The Doctor Blake Mysteries and BBC2’s Cold War thriller Legacy.

Talking TV is available on SoundCloud below and can also be downloaded on iTunes here.

The podcast is recorded at Maple Street Studios and the producer is Matt Hill.


Section one: Doctor Who and diversity


Section two: Anthony Owen on Derren Brown


Section three: Previews

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