Scotland hosts the annual talkfest, the Edinburgh International Television Festival. Here’s a round-up of the coverage so far.
Earlier in the week The Independent’s Ian Burrell laid out the stall ahead of the event’s opening.
The centrepiece of the event is the James McTaggart lecture, usually delivered by a luminary of the industry who’s prepared to make some bold statements. This time it was the turn of Channel 4’s David Abrahams. The whole speech is here.
Ironically, in this interview with WorldScreen, Sky Vision’s Jane Millichip confirms plans that are at the heart of Abrahams’ fears for the independence of British TV.
The BBC’s Danny Cohen mused on the idea of making Dr Who a woman, while also announcing the commissioning of the Beeb’s first transgender sitcom.
For lovers of US TV, Game of Thrones writer George RR Martin complains about selfies and HBO’s director of programming Michael Lombardo cheered up True Detective fans without saying anything of substance about season 2.
The Guardian is the major sponsor of The Edinburgh International Television Festival. EITF runs 21 – 23 August.