The Guild holds regular lunches in Central London to which we invite leading industry figures to talk to us and be questioned.
Tuesday 17 March
Lunch with Jimmy Mulville & Jon Thoday
8.30 for 8.45, Little Italy, 21 Frith Street, Soho W1D 4RN
Despite resistance from BBC executives, Hat Trick MD Jimmy Mulville and Avalon boss Jon Thoday continue to make the case for their alternative vision for BBC3, with Steve Coogan’s company Baby Cow now joining the fight.
Hear their case for a new youth channel – and quiz them on what they might do if they don’t get their way…
Wednesday 25 March
Breakfast with WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell
8.30 for 8.45am, Little Italy, 21 Frith Street, Soho, W1D 4RN
An audience with Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of advertising giant WPP – the man whom Richard Desmond famously said he “hadn’t got the testicles” to take on. Sorrell will outline his take on the health and future of the TV market and broader media sector.
Wednesday 22 April
BPG Trip to MediaCity
The BBC is offering to pay train fares for any BPG members who would like to visit MediaCity in Salford to meet executives including BBC England director Peter Salmon.