Mentorn Scotland Nominated for RTS Scotland Award 2014

Mentorn Scotland’s programme, Scotland Decides: The Big, Big Debate, has been nominated in the Referendum Programme category for the prestigious Royal Television Society (RTS) Scotland Award 2014, it has been announced.

The one-hour programme, which aired on BBC One Scotland in September 2014, saw an audience of 16 and 17-year-old first-time voters quiz key politicians and personalities from both the Yes and No campaigns on the issues that mattered most to them and was presented by James Cook.

The RTS Scotland Awards take place on Wednesday 20th May 2015.

For further information please contact Effie Dufu on 020 8995 3945 or effie@plankpr.com

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Question Time Election Leaders Special

The last UK-wide television set-piece of the General Election will be a special edition of BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, broadcast live from Leeds on Thursday April 30th.

A week before polling day, a Question Time Election Leaders Special, produced by Mentorn Scotland, will feature one by one, Conservative leader David Cameron, Labour leader Ed Miliband and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg.

The programme, hosted by David Dimbleby, will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC News Channel live from 8pm to 9.30pm.

Each of the leaders will separately face 30 minutes of questions posed by a studio audience with the usual Question Time format.

 

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NEW MENTORN MEDIA SERIES DISCOVERS HOW SCOTLAND WORKS FOR BBC TWO SCOTLAND

Mentorn Media Scotland, a part of the Tinopolis Group, has been commissioned to make a new three-part documentary series that will take an in-depth look at modern Scotland.

Commissioned by Craig Hunter, ‘How Scotland Works’ (3x60) will examine life in Contemporary Scotland through the country’s evolving industries, its changing people and how brand Scotland is used internationally.   

Each hour-long episode will look at specific themes – Scotland at Work, Brand Scotland and 21st Century Scots. Scotland at Work reveals the story of modern Scotland at work, using first-hand accounts from a range of contributors, from farmers and fishermen to call centre workers and staff at the Gleneagles Hotel. The second episode, Brand Scotland, will investigate the strength of Scotland’s brand, what it is worth and why it’s so appealing to people all over the world. In the final episode, 21st Century Scotland, the attention is turned to its residents. The programme meets Scots of all ages from all across the country, to tell the story of life in modern Scotland from birth to old age.

Iain Scollay, Creative Executive Mentorn Media, said: “Scotland is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, but in this series we’re giving our audience an insight into the country’s new industrial revolution of the present day. Through testimonies from those who live and work in Scotland, coupled with exclusive behind the scenes access, this unique series will reveal how contemporary Scotland is going from strength to strength.”

Craig Hunter, BBC Commissioning Editor, Science and Natural History, said: “2015 feels like the right time to take stock and examine what Scotland looks like today. We’re used to seeing historical documentaries telling the story of Scotland of old, but this contemporary series celebrates Scotland today – and it’s incredibly revealing."

How Scotland Works is executive produced by Iain Scollay and series produced by Andrew Abbott for Mentorn Media Scotland. The series will air in the spring on BBC Two Scotland.

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Question Time Comes from London Tomorrow Night

BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from London on Thursday, 16th April 2015.

David Dimbleby chairs the programme from London, on the night of the BBC Election Debate, where Conservative Party Chairman, Grant Shapps; Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper; SNP leader at Westminster, Angus Robertson; Liberal Democrat Business Minister, Jo Swinson; UKIP’s Douglas Carswell, and journalist and broadcaster Piers Morgan, face questions from the audience.  

Question Time transmits live on Thursday evening on BBC One at 10.45pm and will be available on BBC iPlayer after transmission.

To apply for a seat in the audience you can register your question at www.bbc.co.uk/questiontime

For further information please contact Effie Dufu on 020 8995 3945 or effie@plankpr.com

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Question Time Comes from Bristol Tomorrow Night

BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Bristol on Thursday, 9th April 2015.

David Dimbleby chairs the programme from Bristol where Conservative Environment Secretary, Elizabeth Truss; Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander; Liberal Democrat Business Secretary, Vince Cable; former leader of the Green Party, Caroline Lucas and the Daily Telegraph blogger and leader writer, Tim Stanley, face questions from the audience.  

Question Time transmits on Thursday evening on BBC One at 10.45pm and will be available on BBC iPlayer after transmission.

To apply for a seat in the audience you can register your question at www.bbc.co.uk/questiontime

For further information please contact Effie Dufu on 020 8995 3945 or effie@plankpr.com

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Question Time Comes from Salford Tomorrow Night

Question Time Comes from Salford Tomorrow Night

BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Salford on Thursday, 2nd April 2015.

David Dimbleby chairs the programme from Salford in Manchester where Conservative Chief Whip, Michael Gove; Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham; Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander; Independent columnist, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Mail on Sunday columnist, Peter Hitchens, face questions from the audience.  

Question Time transmits on Thursday evening on BBC One at 10.45pm and will be available on BBC iPlayer after transmission.

To apply for a seat in the audience you can register your question at www.bbc.co.uk/questiontime

For further information please contact Effie Dufu on 020 8995 3945 or effie@plankpr.com

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Question Time Comes from Bolton Tomorrow Night

BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Bolton on Thursday, 26th March 2015.

David Dimbleby chairs the programme from Bolton where Conservative Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan MP; Labour’s Leader in Scotland, Jim Murphy MP; Plaid Cymru’s Leader, Leanne Wood AM; UKIP Immigration Spokesman, Steven Woolfe MEP and broadcaster and Independent on Sunday columnist, Janet Street-Porter face questions from the audience.  

Question Time transmits on Thursday evening on BBC One at 10.45pm and will be available on BBC iPlayer after transmission.

To apply for a seat in the audience you can register your question at www.bbc.co.uk/questiontime

For further information please contact Effie Dufu on 020 8995 3945 or effie@plankpr.com

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Question Time Comes from London Tomorrow Night

BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from London on Thursday, 19th March 2015.

David Dimbleby chairs the programme from London where Conservative Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid MP; Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, Chuka Umunna MP; Liberal Democrat peer, Shirley Williams; Dia Chakravarty of the TaxPayers' Alliance and novelist Will Self, face questions from the audience.  

Question Time transmits on Thursday evening on BBC One at 10.45pm and will be available on BBC iPlayer after transmission.

To apply for a seat in the audience you can register your question at www.bbc.co.uk/questiontime

For further information please contact Effie Dufu on 020 8995 3945 or effie@plankpr.com

 

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STACEY DOOLEY ANNOUNCED AS SPEAKER FOR EDINBURGH TV FESTIVAL’S EDTALKS

Investigative journalist, Stacey Dooley, presenter of Mentorn Media’s ‘Beaten By My Boyfriend: Stacey Dooley Investigates’, will be part of a line-up of inspirational speakers as part of the Edinburgh International Television Festival’s EdTalks event.

After the enormous popularity of EdTalks at last year’s Festival, UKTV are sponsoring the Talks as a year-round event, launching with Tomorrow’s People on March 26th and will be hosted by Ben Miller.

Stacey joins space scientist and host of The Sky at Night, Dr Maggie Aderin-PocockMBE; inventor, Tom Lawton; and entrepreneur, gay-rights activist and potential contender for the Mayor of London, Ivan Massow, at Royal Overseas League in Mayfair on Thursday, 26th March at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £15 (including booking fees) and are available from http://www.geitf.co.uk.

Stacey is an acclaimed presenter and her new BBC Three documentary ‘Beaten By My Boyfriend: Stacey Dooley Investigates’ made by Mentorn Media, which transmits on 25th March at 9pm, will see her go behind closed doors and speak to the now younger face of domestic violence.  She questions victims and abusers to try and understand how deep the issues surrounding domestic abuse are for those who have survived, and those currently experiencing the abuse.

Stacey also joins the Lancashire police as they deal with their 9000 domestic abuse cases per year, as well as getting exclusive access to the national centre of domestic violence and their frontline order server, as he comes face to face with abusers.

In addition Stacey visits one of the few perpetrator reform programmes in the UK, and gets to quiz the home secretary Theresa May in an interview.

For more information please contact Plank PR on 020 8995 3936 or lou@plankpr.com or victoria@plankpr.com.

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Question Time Comes from Leeds Tomorrow Night

BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Leeds on Thursday, 12th March 2015.

David Dimbleby chairs the programme from Leeds where Conservative Defence Minister, Anna Soubry MP; former leader of the Liberal Democrats, Charles Kennedy MP; Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, Lucy Powell MP; leader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett and the broadcaster and Editor of Private Eye, Ian Hislop, face questions from the audience.  

Question Time transmits on Thursday evening on BBC One at 10.45pm and will be available on BBC iPlayer after transmission.

To apply for a seat in the audience you can register your question at www.bbc.co.uk/questiontime

For further information please contact Effie Dufu on 020 8995 3945 or effie@plankpr.com

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