Edinburgh TV Festival 2018

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Edinburgh TV Festival 2018

Top attractions this year

Joanna Lumley -It's All About Me On TV

JOANNA LUMLEY – IT’S ALL ABOUT ME ON TV WITH CLIVE TULLOH

JOANNA LUMLEYCLIVE TULLOH

22nd August
12:45 - 13:45
The Lennox (Level -1)

Meet The Controllers-Charlotte Moore

BBC One controllers including CHARLOTTE MOORE, PIERS WENGER, ALISON KIRKHAM & KATE PHILLIPS.

22nd August
11:30 - 12:30
The Pentland (Level 3)

JAMES MACTAGGART MEMORIAL LECTURE: MICHAELA COEL

AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS, SCREENWRITER, SINGER, SONGWRITER, POET & PLAYWRIGHT presents the 2018 MacTggart lecture. A must for anyone attending the TV festival.

C4 Ian Katz V ITV Robert Preston

 

Channel 4 controller Ian Katz and ITV News political editor Robert Peston are to go head-to-head in what promises to be an unmissable finale to the Edinburgh TV Festival.

Katz’s inaugural controller session on Friday 24 August at 13.45 – 14.45 will make for a memorable ending to the event. 

This time last year the industry was buzzing with rumours and speculation around who would be the new head of Channel 4. When the dust settled, Katz was unveiled as the broadcaster’s surprise new director of programmes.

So who is Ian Katz? ITV’s political editor, host of the eponymous Peston on Sunday and former BBC business editor, is going to find out.