Michael Grade: On The Box

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Michael Grade tells the inside story of Britain's television industry, as seen from his unique and personal viewpoint.

Part 6: Under Pressure

In the final programme, Michael examines the challenges faced by programme-makers today and the shows that bring audiences together.

He considers the role and importance of children's programmes at the BBC with former Editor of 'Blue Peter' Biddy Baxter and former Controller of BBC ONE Lorraine Heggessey. Michael also questions the value and need of the 'linear schedule'.

Key programmes in this episode: 'Widows', 'Sherlock' and 'Britain's Got Talent'.

Contributors include: Writers Steven Moffat and Lynda La Plante, Broadcaster Piers Morgan and Head of ITV Peter Fincham.

Written and Produced by Malcolm Prince.