Edinburgh International TV Festival

TBI Well-being: The 7 essential tricks to working a room

In this month’s Well-being column, former BBC Studios exec and corporate wellness coach Tracy Forsyth looks ahead to this week’s Edinburgh International TV Festival with her top tips on working an industry event and owning the room.  I have a confession. I’m an introvert masquerading as an extrovert for professional purposes. I can work a […]

‘Blockbusters’ session to open Edinburgh TV Festival

Comedy Central’s reboot of classic quiz gameshow Blockbusters is to open this month’s Edinburgh International TV Festival. Hosted by Dara O’Briain, the show will see teams from the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky compete to cross one side of the famous hexagonal board to the other by answering quiz questions correlating to a […]

Edinburgh TV Festival unveils nominees for expanded Awards

The Edinburgh TV Festival has unveiled the nominations for its annual Edinburgh TV Awards, which has expanded its categories to recognise online content as well as smaller production companies. The best international drama category sees six high-profile shows in competition: the BBC’s Killing Eve, CBS’s The Good Fight, series two of MGM’s The Handmaid’s Tale, […]

Edinburgh TV Festival readies social mobility panel

The Edinburgh TV Festival is to explore social mobility at a panel debate and training session in London later this week. Channel 4 social affairs editor Jackie Long will chair a panel that includes Channel 4 deputy director of programmes and head of popular factual Kelly Webb-Lamb (pictured); Labour MP Tracy Brabin; and London School […]

TBI Weekly: Takeaways from Edinburgh

At this week’s Edinburgh International TV Festival, key execs revealed what they’re looking for on their channels and platforms. Here’s some key takeaways. BBC One controller Charlotte Moore said she’s looking to tell British stories for a British audience, but adds that producers shouldn’t censor themselves just because they’re pitching to the BBC. Moore also […]