The latest issue of Televisual has just fallen into my mailbox. It’s a monthly, but there are a few nuggets of info that are relatively interesting:
- Simon Amstell, ex-presenter of Popworld and soon to be the permanent host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks, is going to one of the writers of a new E4 show called Skins. Starring Kidulthood and About a Boy star Nicholas Hoult, it centres on a group of 17-year-old friends as they “drop pills, pass exams, have sex, manage their parents, interface with their teachers and push boundaries”. Very E4.
- 57% of independent production companies reckon the Beeb is the worst broadcaster to work for because of bureaucracy, being “too large and confused”, “rigid and slow” and for having “too much middle management”. However, it was also voted the most improving network by 43%. Channel 4 was voted the best with 29% of votes, with Five close behind on 25%.
- My old boss, Televisual‘s publisher James Bennett, has bought the mag from Centaur! It’s been with Centaur for 24 years, so that’s big news. It’s probably going to be of interest to about 0.01% of this blog’s readers, though. All the same, best of luck to James, Jake, Tim, Poz, Jon and Charlotte in the exciting and scary world of self-employment.