David Harewood to interview BBC chairman Richard Sharp at Edinburgh TV Competition | Ents & Arts Information

David Harewood will interview BBC chairman Richard Sharp at this 12 months’s Edinburgh TV Competition.

The pageant will likely be a completely in-person occasion this 12 months, after a number of years on-line as a result of pandemic.

Its theme is: Can TV Change the World?

Sky News is the official broadcast partner of this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival, and can convey unique protection on cellular, TV, and podcast over the three-day occasion.

A person stands outside the BBC Broadcasting House offices and recording studios in London, Britain, January 17, 2022.REUTERS/Hannah McKay
The BBC has confronted minimize backs on account of a licence charge freeze

The BBC has confronted cutbacks following the federal government’s announcement in the beginning of the 12 months that the licence fee will remain fixed at £159 until April 2024.

After that, it should then rise in keeping with inflation for the next 4 years, as much as the top of the present Royal Constitution on 31 December 2027.

There have been numerous discussions about attainable alternative models for the BBC to find funding, together with subscription fashions, promoting and a broadband levy.

Homeland star Harewood can even be concerned in a second session, the place he’ll chat to pageant chair and former Sky Information social affairs and schooling editor Afua Hirsch.

Harewood, who was appointed MBE for companies to drama in 2012, has labored throughout movie, theatre, and TV and achieved success in each the UK and the US.

He has additionally obtained a lot reward for his work on psychological well being and social points.

Born in Birmingham, Harewood first started his performing profession as a member of the Nationwide Youth Theatre earlier than incomes a spot on the Royal Academy of Dramatic Artwork (RADA) aged 18.

Talking of his involvement with the pageant this 12 months, Harewood mentioned: “I am actually excited to be headed to Edinburgh TV Competition this 12 months.

“I am eager to have some open and sincere conversations about my experiences throughout my performing profession, but in addition to debate how we will actually navigate the modifications which might be going down throughout TV and what the longer term holds.”

File photo dated 05/09/18 of Emily Maitlis. Speaking on Good Morning Britain, the Newsnight presenter has voiced her support for Newswatch host and colleague, Samira Ahmed, who is pursuing an equal pay complaint against the BBC.
Emily Maitlis will ship this 12 months’s flagship lecture

The James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture – the centrepiece of the pageant, which is able to this year be given by Emily Maitlis – will likely be completely streamed on Sky Information.

Different highlights embody Succession star Brian Cox speaking about his seven-decade spanning TV profession, Strictly winner and EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis giving the choice MacTaggart speech, and Sky Information’ longest-serving overseas correspondent Stuart Ramsay – who was shot in the back while reporting from Kyiv – talking on a panel about protection of the warfare in Ukraine.

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A particular version of Ian King Reside will likely be introduced from the pageant, and go in-depth into the enterprise of tv, how consumption habits have modified and the way the battle of the streaming giants is shaking out.

A particular Sky Information Backstage podcast can even be recorded on the pageant, sharing the most important new programming bulletins, TV gossip and interviews with some huge names showing on the occasion.

The Edinburgh Tv Competition 2022 will run from Wednesday 24 August to Friday 26 August, with Sky Information as its official media companion.

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