Mediaweek (AUS)

Hear the latest from the world of TV, radio, entertainment publishing and more in the Mediaweek podcast. This series features regular interviews with the stars, movers and shakers of Australian media industry.


Mercado & Manning: Mediaweek TV - Seven in 2019

Andrew Mercado and James Manning discuss the Seven Allfronts event and talk about the new 7Food Network Channel and the programming schedule for 2019. Andrew talks about the dramas Between Two Worlds and Ms Fisher while James is initially confused about Secret Bridesmaids' Business. The two TV writers also discuss one of their top picks of the year - Bodyguard.
00:34:45 11/6/2018

Past Episodes

Andrew Mercado and James Manning examine all the announcements from the recent Network 10 Upfronts. They start with the surprise Pilot Week commissions, the network rebrand including 10 Boss and 10 Peach, the chances of 10 All Access attracting subscribers and then there is a detailed look at new and returning programming. Andrew also has some thoughts for the producers of Trial By Kyle. The podcast finishes with a look at the Freddie Mercury movie Bohemian Rhapsody (how could so many critics get it wrong) and the final season of House Of Cards.
00:53:15 11/6/2018
The new Toni Collette UK drama series on Netflix, Wanderlust, gets an enthusiastic review from both Mediaweek editor James Manning and Mediaweek TV columnist Andrew Mercado this episode. Also discussed is the new Foxtel Original Fighting Season, the Netflix Halloween special The Haunting Of Hill House. We also talk Jackie Weaver in Stan's Bloom, Top Gear's new Aussie connection, The Block, E's forthcoming The Bi Life and its Aussie connection plus Andrew wonders what has gone wrong with TEN's Blind Date and Game Of Games.
00:48:51 10/24/2018
Mediaweek catches up with one of the most successful writers and producers working in television today, Pine Gap co-creator Greg Haddrick. He tells Mediaweek's James Manning about working with Screentime and Netflix on this great Aussie spy thriller - now available on ABC iview. He also reveals how they set up the show's very authentic Pine Gap control centre! Best known for perhaps his work on Underbelly, Haddrick recalls those series and other creative highlights.
00:43:44 10/17/2018

A founding member of The Chaser, Dominic Knight has published his latest book - Trumpedia.
He talks with Mediaweek's James Manning about his fascination with all things Donald J. Trump. Alternative things about the real fake president is the subtitle. "This book is fake news," says Knight. Or is it? Knight talks about what Trump is brilliant at, how his Presidency might end, Trump and the media and gives his thoughts on other Trump scholars Michael Wolff and Bob Woodward. There's also plenty of Chaser chat - the best stunts and the media deals that didn't come off. And there long, long relationship with Triple M.

00:48:34 10/17/2018
It took them a while, but both Andrew Mercado and James Manning have finally watched Amazon Prime's Golden Globe and Emmy-winning The Marvellous Mrs Maisel and they love it. Also on the menu a smorgasbord of great dramas to get stuck into - Pose, Deuce, Apple Tree Yard and Jack Ryan. The Mediaweek podcasters were less-impressed by Maniac and Andrew wasn't too keen on Mr Inbetween. Also up for discussion this week: Real life ABC drama, TEN's commissioning binge, Mad As Hell, Neighbours, Line of Duty and Working Class Boy.
00:53:31 10/1/2018
The presenters of Sydney's new #1 FM breakfast sit down with Mediaweek's Kruti Joshi for a chat. Brendan "Jonesy" Jones and Amanda Keller talk about how their pairing came about, how Keller saved Jones' career, the radio landscape today and the growth of the show. Keller also opens up about her new Ten show, Dancing With The Stars.
00:37:36 9/24/2018
Mediaweek's Kruti Joshi caught up with the visiting executive in Sydney. He was here for the BBC First Upfront. Keelan discusses the much-talked about new season of Doctor Who, new shows coming to BBC First and the channel's biggest growth opportunity in Australia.
00:16:05 9/24/2018
Recorded in the middle of TEN's Pilot Week. After watching the first four programs, Andrew and James review each format and choose the most likely program to be commissioned. Lots more including Andrew on TV's drama drought, Foxtel's 4K, Bite Club and its stellar cast, Seven's new programs plus Netflix's Dark Tourist and Stan's Get Shorty.
00:50:42 8/21/2018
In just the past few weeks, the national political editor of The Daily Telegraph, Sharri Markson, has been named the Kennedy Awards' Journalist of the Year and also won the Excellence in Journalism Award at the annual News Awards. She talks to Mediaweek's James Manning about her Barnaby Joyce scoops this year.
00:31:20 8/20/2018
Pilot Week! Too many blokes and not enough women in front of the camera. Mediaweek's Andrew Mercado and James Manning talk about TEN's August programming initiative and they look at each of the projects and assess commercial potential. Also this week they talk about Patrick Melrose, Pointless, War On Waste, Dead Lucky, Killing Eve, The Block and Rake.
00:43:13 7/24/2018

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