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  1. May 17, 2013

    ITV eyes life after near-death drop

    ITV appears to have learnt from its “near-death experience” at the height of the last advertising recession. The stark words...

  2. February 29, 2012

    ITV warns of weak advertising outlook

    Income from in-house content such as the popular costume drama Downton Abbey helped to lift annual pre-tax profits at ITV by...

  1. April 27, 2011

    Pinewood recommends £96.1m Peel offer

    Pinewood Shepperton, home to the James Bond and Harry Potter films, has recommended an improved takeover offer from Peel...

  2. April 8, 2011

    Peel makes offer for Pinewood

    Shares in Pinewood Shepperton, home to the James Bond and Harry Potter films, rose 12 per cent on Friday after the film...

  3. March 4, 2011

    A dark detective tale sheds light

    In The Killing (BBC4 Saturdays), Danish writers and directors have produced a fable of contemporary life that speaks to the...

  4. December 30, 2010

    Return of ad revenue proves ITV’s X Factor

    Crunch time: At the start of 2010, we identified six companies which were facing a critical year - Autonomy, British...

  5. November 24, 2010

    Share licence fee, Grade tells BBC and C4

    Michael Grade has proposed a radical shake-up of public service broadcasting that would see the BBC share its £3.5bn licence...

  6. November 20, 2010

    Lords reunited

    The new intake at the House of Lords will bring several old colleagues back together. Tina Stowell – who counts BBC Trust’s...

  7. November 19, 2010

    PM accused of packing Lords with ‘cronies’

    Labour Chris Bryant, shadow minister for constitutional reform, said the prime minister had made a “bizarre” decision to...

  8. November 4, 2010

    BBC apologises over Band Aid allegation

    The BBC has apologised to the Band Aid Trust and Sir Bob Geldof, founder of the famine-relief charity, over reports that...

  9. October 29, 2010

    Lloyd-Webber sells theatres

    Lord Lloyd-Webber has sold four of his West End theatres to GradeLinnit, a consortium led by Michael Grade, the former ITV...

  10. October 9, 2010

    Grade stage door

    Undeterred by activist shareholders campaigning against his chairmanship at Pinewood earlier this year, Michael Grade...

  11. October 6, 2010

    Carlyle backs Grade in West End purchases

    Michael Grade has teamed up with Carlyle, the private equity group, to buy four West End theatres from Lord Lloyd Webber,...

  12. September 14, 2010

    Tough agenda for next BBC Trust chief

    A new chairman of the BBC Trust will face the immediate prospect of negotiations over the licence fee and an unmanageable...

  13. August 29, 2010

    Former ITV chief’s ‘near-death experience’

    Michael Grade, the former executive chairman of ITV, spoke on Sunday of the “near-death experience” of running the UK’s...

  14. August 4, 2010

    Crozier’s challenge: not to repeat others’ ITV failures

    Repeats – always repeats. The staple complaint of couch potatoes as they reach for the remote has become the centrepiece of...

  15. August 3, 2010

    ITV targets pay-TV and online sales

    Adam Crozier, the new chief executive of ITV, laid out his five-year make-or-break strategy for the broadcaster on Tuesday,...

  16. July 30, 2010

    Pinewood action

    Pinewood Shepperton chairman Michael Grade is likely to feel more heat as activist fund Crystal Amber’s Richard Bernstein...

  17. July 21, 2010

    Ocado prepared for rollercoaster

    With a cut in its IPO valuation, Ocado looks set for a shaky start as a listed company, but the internet grocer’s...

  18. July 7, 2010

    Pay with plastic

    So which members of “key management” owed Ocado £2,000 ($3,000) in personal expenses on the company credit card in February?...

  19. June 30, 2010

    Michael Grade: The Movie

    Crystal Amber sounds like the stage-name of a B-movie star, so the Aim-listed fund's choice of Pinewood Shepperton as a...

  20. June 30, 2010

    Katz revealed as DCD bidder

    DCD Media held firm at 10½p after Israeli businessman Arnon Katz was unmasked as the buyer of a 12.7 per cent holding in the...

  21. June 30, 2010

    Small activist takes to the sound stage

    The founder of small activist investment fund Crystal Amber, Richard Bernstein, took on the larger figure of Michael Grade...

  22. June 29, 2010

    Pinewood shareholders back board

    Michael Grade, chairman of Pinewood Shepperton, emerged from the company’s annual meeting unbowed on Tuesday, in spite of...

  23. June 29, 2010

    Pinewood shareholder attacks Grade

    Michael Grade faces a battle to hold on to his chairmanship of the UK's leading independent film studio today, as a...

  24. June 28, 2010

    Grade to face battle to retain chairmanship

    Michael Grade faces a battle to hold on to his chairmanship of the UK’s leading independent film studio on Tuesday, as a...

  25. June 25, 2010

    Ocado backers' special delivery

    There are many mouths to feed out of the Ocado float, as it goes shopping for the well-heeled investor.The existing...

  26. May 8, 2010

    Devastating blow for cigar aficionados

    From Mr Edward Brady. Sir, When it comes to indulging in guilty pleasures I’ve always found that it helps to have a role...

  27. April 30, 2010

    Grade attacks BBC successor

    Michael Grade has criticised his successor as chairman of the BBC’s governing body for blurring the corporation’s governance...

  28. April 30, 2010

    Lunch with the FT: Michael Grade

    Few people lunch as well as Michael Grade. Lunch is, after all, elemental to the showbusiness world Grade has inhabited for...

  29. April 27, 2010

    Out of ITV jungle

    It was Day One of Year Zero at ITV yesterday as the broadcaster welcomed new boss Adam Crozier to his office - but not...

  30. April 26, 2010

    Crozier quietly begins new ITV career

    Adam Crozier, the new chief executive of ITV, told senior staff on Monday that the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster faced...

  31. March 19, 2010

    Crozier in £620,000 welcome from ITV

    ITV shareholders expressed surprise yesterday at the £620,000 "golden hello" offered to Adam Crozier, the troubled...

  32. March 18, 2010

    Crozier to get £620,000 ‘golden hello’ from ITV

    ITV shareholders expressed surprise on Thursday at the £620,000 “golden hello” offered to Adam Crozier, the troubled...

  33. March 10, 2010

    Profile: Charles Allen held top job at ITV

    Charles Allen is used to a struggle. Born in Hamilton, Scotland, in 1957, he experienced poverty from the age of 14 when his...

  34. March 4, 2010

    Strategy execution key in world of limited options

    Television viewers are accustomed to repeats, and usually at shorter intervals than 30 months, writes Ben Fenton .But is ITV...

  35. February 24, 2010

    Retail rumours

    Chatter in the City about possible board changes at Tesco grows louder as the retailer approaches its year end.It focuses on...

  36. February 20, 2010

    Ingenious movie plot thickens

    Ingenious Media chief executive and former Deloitte & Touche partner Patrick McKenna is riding high with the nomination of...

  37. February 1, 2010

    Crozier to earn up to £16m in five years at ITV

    Adam Crozier, ITV's new chief executive, could earn up to £16m over the next five years - less than his predecessor and...

  38. January 31, 2010

    Crozier could earn up to £16m at ITV

    Adam Crozier, ITV’s new chief executive, could earn up to £16m over the next five years – less than his predecessor and...

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