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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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