Thinking Aloud Sessions

THINKING ALOUD: Great conversations with top leaders, content creators and digital thinkers – view at your leisure

An extraordinary line-up of controllers, leaders, execs and creators contribute here to our brand new Thinking Aloud strand, designed to offer insights and information for delegates working in all areas of the business. Scroll down for information about each Thinking Aloud session.

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For more session information simply click CONFERENCE INFO above and select Studio Sessions, Podcasts or Speakers 2021.

View all of our content at your leisure between April 22nd and May 31st.

DIRECTOR'S ADDRESS

Content: Convention director Ruth Pitt reflects on a tumultuous year and finds much to celebrate despite all the challenges the industry has faced outside London

Guests: Ruth Pitt, Convention director

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AUDIENCES AND ITV DIGITAL CHANNELS

Content: ITV Digital Channels controller Paul Mortimer tells ITV presenter Charlene White how audience habits changed during the pandemic

Guests: Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions, ITV and Charlene White, presenter and journalist, ITV

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BBC THREE: PARTNERING OUTSIDE LONDON TO BUILD TALENT

Content: BBC Three controller Fiona Campbell shares thoughts with Kirsty Wark on portrayal and the importance of partnering across the nations and regions

Guest: Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three

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WHY COMMISSIONING OUTSIDE LONDON MATTERS?

Content: Channel 4’s head of daytime and features Jo Street turns tables to become a guest of Steph McGovern, presenter of the channel’s Leeds based live daytime show Steph’s Packed Lunch

Guests: Jo Street, Head of Daytime and Features, Channel 4 and Steph McGovern, presenter Steph’s Packed Lunch Channel 4

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TRUST ME I'M A PRODUCER

Content: Channel 5’s deputy director of programmes Sebastian Cardwell offers insights on his channel’s relationships with producers outside London

Guest: Sebastian Cardwell, Deputy Director of Programmes, Channel 5

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HOW WAS IT FOR YOU?

Content: CEO of Pact John McVay and his MD of business development and global strategy Dawn McCarthy-Simpson ask ‘how was it for you’ after a rollercoaster year for Pact and its membership

Guests: John McVay, CEO Pact and Dawn McCarthy-Simpson, MD Business Development and Global Strategy, Pact

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STV: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

Content: STV’s CEO Simon Pitts discusses his company’s ambitions, surviving the pandemic and the value of public service television with presenter Kelly-Ann Woodland

Guests: Simon Pitts, CEO STV and Kelly Ann Woodland, presenter STV

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ME AND BBC SCOTLAND

Content: Steve Carson shares his thoughts on taking over as the new Director of BBC Scotland with BBC daytime commissioning editor Muslim Alim

Guests: Steve Carson, Director, BBC Scotland and Muslim Alim, Commissioning Editor, BBC Daytime TV

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ALL I NEED IS MY SMARTPHONE

Content: Awesome smartphone content creator Imran Azam will challenge TV traditionalists to think afresh about the power of the mobile device we hold in the palm of our hand

Guest: Imran Azam, smartphone content creator

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TRAINING, TALENT AND NATIONS & REGIONS

Content: ScreenSkills CEO Seetha Kumar will address strategies needed to train talent in the nations and regions in a session close to the hearts of producers across the UK.

Guests: Seetha Kumar, CEO, ScreenSkills and Jane Muirhead, Managing Director, Raise the Roof Productions

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KIRSTIE AND PHIL: WHY IT WORKS?

Content: TV property gurus Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer discuss ten years of working with their managing director Jane Muirhead at Raise The Roof Productions

Guests: Kirstie Allsopp, presenter and director Raise The Roof Productions, Phil Spencer, presenter and director, Raise the Roof Productions, Jane Muirhead, Managing Director Raise The Roof Productions

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WAKING UP TEN YEARS LATER

Content: Argonon CEO James Burstall argues that the pandemic has accelerated the shift to digital by ten years

Guest: James Burstall, CEO Argonon

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CREATING CASUALTIES DEAF STORYLINE

Content: The remarkable team behind Casualty’s powerful deaf storyline - writer Charlie Swinbourne, director John Maidens, actor Gabriella Leon and producer Dafydd Llewelyn, share thoughts on how they did it and why it matters that people with disabilities tell their stories on mainstream TV

Guests: Gabriella Leon, actor, Charlie Swinbourne, writer, John Maidens, director and Dafydd Llewelyn

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Sanjeev Kohli’s Guide To Glasgow

Content: The actor, writer and comedian offers a unique take on his home city.

Guest: Sanjeev Kohli, actor, writer, comedian

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