James MacTaggart Lecture

C4’s Dorothy Byrne hits out at ‘sexist bastards’, Netflix in MacTaggart

Channel 4’s head of news and current affairs Dorothy Byrne has said the TV industry must do more to deal with “sexist bastards” and hit out at Netflix’s programming choices in her MacTaggart lecture. Byrne, who became the sixth woman to deliver the annual lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival on Tuesday, urged the industry […]

Jon Snow to deliver MacTaggart

The Edinburgh International Television Festival has announced that journalist and broadcaster Jon Snow will deliver this year’s James MacTaggart Lecture. Jon Snow has covered many of the defining news events of the last 40 years including the fall of Idi Amin in Uganda, the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, the fall of the Berlin wall, and […]