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.


Mediaweek (AUS)

Mediaweek with Seven's Hugh Whitfeld

Mediaweek's James Manning visits Seven's European bureau chief Hugh Whitfeld at Seven's London news desk. Whitfeld has been working in Europe for Seven for five years. He talks about his biggest stories over that time, starting with the Rolf Harris trial when he first arrived, through to terror attacks in London and France to royal weddings and his recent Seven scoops.
00:52:52 12/28/2018

Past Episodes

In the final Mediaweek television podcast for 2018 Andrew Mercado and James Manning have their Best of 2018 lists. Andrew has 12 shows and James has 20. They both agree on Bodyguard and Killing Eve, but what else is on the lists? They also discuss the ARIA and AACTA Awards telecasts, 10 Bold, Neighbours on Xmas Day, Bloom on Stan, Tidelands on Netflix, TV Week and Andrew has his worst of the year!
00:48:39 12/13/2018
One of our favourite podcasts this year has been The EFTM podcast which features tech guru Trevor Long and motoring commentator Chris Bowen. The two former 2GB colleagues talk about their trips around the world this year as they attend tech and motor vehicle launches. We hear about what entertainment subscription services they think are worthy and there's lots of laughs as they often wander off topic.
00:56:33 12/11/2018
Foxtel this week has ordered a further 20 episodes of Wentworth to keep the series on-air until 2021. At a special event with the Wentworth cast and creators to celebrate the extension of the series, Mediaweek's James Manning spoke with Foxtel head of drama Penny Win and Fremantle head of scripted Jo Porter. They spoke about how they make the world's longest running prison drama currently on-air.
00:20:12 12/5/2018
A somewhat controversial figure in the PR world, Roxy Jacenko joins Mediaweek's James Manning in the studio to talk about the world of PR as she shares her tips and tricks. Along the way Roxy reveals some of her recent personal challenges, and talked about how she gets on with most of the media!
00:19:10 11/25/2018
Talking about his new book Seven Deadly Sins is former breakfast radio star (on triple j and Triple M), Mikey Robins. The book is an intriguing compilation of stories relating to food over the past few decades. From farting to lust! Robins also refers to his media career along the way, including the successful years as part of the Good News Week team.
00:24:19 11/25/2018
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
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

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