Edinburgh TV Festival


The Guardian always covers the Edinburgh Television Festival, and there are a few articles/blog entries over on the Guardian web site that are worth reading.

One of the main points of interest is Peter Fincham’s McTaggert speech, in which he complains that TV regulators are stifling entertainment. Ofcom’s response is covered here. Personally, I think it’s a bit rich for the guy who had to resign from the BBC over the “Crowngate” affair to complain about regulation. You also have to bear in mind that he’s now in charge of trying to revive ITV, whose idea of “entertainment” has never matched mine. At one point, Fincham says, “So there we have it. Let’s scrap Saturday nights completely.” To which my response is, yes please. Let’s scrap ITV Saturday nights by all means.