Naomi Clifford brings this story of abduction and the aftermath in Regency Somerset brilliantly to life. Her style is as readable as her research is thorough. It is a fascinating look at the life of ordinary people transformed by a single event with devastating consequences. Read it!
The Business of Film is a carefully researched, beautifully argued, elegantly presented case in point.
It is always a pleasure to hear Observer film critic Mark Kermode talking about film. Whether you agree with him or not – and I know plenty who don’t – his passion and gift for performance lift his opinions above the usual movie obsessive. He’s also a great interviewer, though this is often forgotten… This was an interesting programme, absolutely packed with information without being too overwhelming.
BBC 5 live’s popular film review programme, presented by Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo, has been nominated for a prestigious prize.
Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review has been shortlisted for the Radio Programme of the Year in the Broadcasting Press Guild’s awards.
Broadcast every Friday afternoon on 5 live since 2001, the film show takes a look at the latest movie releases and news from the film world.
The podcast of the show has been downloaded more than 50 million times and is one of the BBC’s most popular podcasts.
Controller of 5 live, Jonathan Wall, said:
We’re in the middle of the Hollywood awards season so it’s fitting Simon and Mark are nominated for an award of their own. The programme is on top form – anyone who heard Mark giving his thoughts on the 50 Shades of Grey movie would agree with that. The show has become a firm fixture not just for film fans but for lovers of great radio, which is why the nomination is so richly deserved.
The show is made for 5 live by independent production company Somethin’ Else. The awards will be presented on Friday 13 March 2015.
“Hedda Archbold is the real deal, one of the best kept secrets in British TV and radio. She is more than an agent: she is a talent-spotter, adviser, impresario, consigliere, producer, format shaper, buddy, manager, sherpa and guide through the media jungle. She is ace to work with, fun to be with, and a winner.”
Eddie Morgan, producer at Northern Town and former editor of The Culture Show
“Hedda cares passionately about her clients and she combines that with a very professional relationship with stakeholders. I have worked with her for six years and we have always maintained healthy respect for each other – even when the going got tough.”
Jonathan Wall, Controller of BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra
“Working with Hedda is a joy and a masterclass in talent management and programming. Hedda is a skilled producer who is passionate, informed, professional and a great laugh.”
Sophie Kendrick – Lead Producer – Cinemas and Events at the British Film Institute (BFI)
Film critic and broadcaster Anna Smith has been elected Chair of the Critics Circle Film Section – making her the first female Chair since the legendary Dilys Powell stepped down 38 years ago.
Anna Smith says:
“I am thrilled to be elected as Chair of the Critics Circle Film Section. I’m excited to be representing my fellow critics in a time when the film industry is going from strength to strength, when social media is prevalent and when expert film writers are ever important. With new releases being viewed across platforms by many generations, our work in informing and advising the audience is key. I look forward to tackling issues that concern our members and working with the industry and the wider Circle to ensure the Film Section continues to go from strength to strength.”
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