Question Time Comes from Rugby Tomorrow Night

BBC One's political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Rugby on Thursday, May 31st, at a later time of 10.45pm.

David Dimbleby chairs the programme from the Warwickshire market town which sees Alan Duncan, Minister for International Development; Shadow Home Office Minister, Stella Creasy; Mark Oaten, former Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesman; Fraser Nelson, editor of the Spectator, and broadcaster and columnist, Victoria Coren, face questions from the audience.

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

For further information please contact Louise Plank on 020 8995 3936 or lou@plankpr.com

 

Back to top

 

Mentorn International Secures US Premiere of The Promise

Mentorn International has secured the US debut of award winning drama, The Promise on online video service Hulu, it has been announced.

The BAFTA-nominated drama serial from the multi-award winning writer and director Peter Kosminsky, will premiere on the site, Hulu, in August.

The four-part gripping political thriller and love story spans the ages, intercutting between present day Israel and Gaza, and Palestine at the end of WWII. It examines the origins of the Middle East conflict in events that took place under British rule just sixty years ago and draws parallels between the violence faced by British occupational forces in the 1940s and the attacks faced by Israel's military in the 21st century.

Mentorn International's Managing Director, David Leach, said: "We're delighted to be bringing The Promise to the USA with Hulu. It's a great drama and an important piece of work which we believe American audiences will find as entertaining and challenging as viewers have around the world. We are very impressed with Hulu's enthusiasm for the series and we think they have the perfect platform on which to launch The Promise in the USA."

Daybreak Pictures, Mentorn Media's drama arm, produced the drama which won the Drama Award at The One World Media Awards in 2011 and was shortlisted for best Drama at the RTS Awards the same year.

This latest sale of The Promise adds to an already impressive list around the world which includes Channel 4 UK, Canal+ France, Arte Germany, SBS Australia, SVT Sweden, DR Denmark, YLE Finland, RUV Iceland, TVO Canada, Media Link International Middle East and Africa, RTV Slovenia and Globosat Brazil.

Online video service, Hulu, offers a selection of hit shows and movies to its online users at Hulu.com, numerous destination sites online, and through their ad-supported subscription service, Hulu Plus.

The four-part drama, 3 x 90 minute and 1 x 110 minute, will premiere on Hulu.com and Hulu Plus on Saturday, 11th August.

For further information please contact Louise Plank on 020 8995 3936 or lou@plankpr.com

Back to top

 

Question Times Comes From Cardiff Tonight

BBC One's political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Cardiff on Thursday, May 17th.

David Dimbleby chairs the programme from the Welsh capital which sees Former Shadow Welsh Secretary Peter Hain; Minister for Disabled People, Maria Miller; Leanne Wood, Leader of Plaid Cymru; Daily Mail columnist and former editor of The Sun, Kelvin MacKenzie, and author and comedy scriptwriter John O'Farrell, face questions from the audience.

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

For further information please contact Louise Plank on 020 8995 3936 or lou@plankpr.com

Back to top

 

Mentorn Scotland Win Question Time Contract

BBC One's premier political debate programme, Question Time, is to be produced by Mentorn Scotland, after winning a competitive tender for a contract for three years, it was announced today, (THURS).

Mentorn Media has produced Question Time since 1998 and the new contract will run for three years from September with David Dimbleby continuing to chair the programme from venues around the country. Production transferred to Mentorn Scotland last year.

Chief Executive, Mentorn Media, John Willis, said: "We're absolutely delighted to secure the contract for a further three years. It's well deserved recognition of the brilliant work of David Dimbleby and the Question Time team led by Editor Nicolai Gentchev and Executive Producer Steve Anderson."

BBC Scotland's Head of News, John Boothman, said the tender process had been competitive and rigorous, with all companies having sound proposals for the future of Question Time.

"We awarded the contract to Mentorn as they were able to demonstrate strong editorial leadership from Nicolai Gentchev and Steve Anderson and technical and editorial expertise to deliver this high-profile political debate programme," he said.

Executive Producer, Steve Anderson, said: "Mentorn has helped to make Question Time one of the most important programmes on British television. In the lifetime of the current contract, we produced the memorable editions on the MPs' expenses row, Hugh Grant appearing on the night of the closure of the News of the World plus, of course, the appearance of BNP leader Nick Griffin, watched by almost 10 million people.

"But politics has never been more fascinating and with a terrific new team in place, we are excited about how Question Time can enhance its reputation as the place where the public hold the decision makers to account."

Nicolai Gentchev continues as Editor with Hayley Valentine as Executive Editor for BBC Scotland.

The announcement signals a period of expansion for Mentorn Scotland which recently celebrated its tenth year and is also currently responsible for BBC One series The Big Questions and Cowboy Trap. Production of BBC One series Motorway Cops and Traffic Cops, both made by Mentorn Media sister company, Folio, is also made from Mentorn Scotland.

For further information please contact Louise Plank on 020 8995 3936 or lou@plankpr.com

Back to top

 

Sexual Exploitation of Women is Endemic Claims Spelman on Question Time

 

In a discussion about recent sex grooming case, environment secretary Caroline Spelman MP claimed that the sexual exploitation of women is endemic.

Caroline Spelman said: "I'm afraid we need to look at our society and see that the sexual exploitation of women is endemic.

"When a recent survey was done of the number of illegally trafficked young girls to London they found between eight and nine thousand young women being exploited in this way, so sadly it's everywhere.

"And it's not an easy time to be the parent of young teenage girls. You can't just lock them up at seven o'clock. We don't want to live in a country where we need to lock up young women at seven o'clock.  We try and give them the right values and the right instincts to keep themselves safe and to keep them safe from sexual predators. Now that will take all of us, working together to make sure that they are safe on our streets."

Tonight's Question Time came from Oldham. The panel for tonight's Question Time chaired by David Dimbleby included: environment secretary Caroline Spelman MP, shadow immigaration minister Chris Bryant MP Liberal Democrat peer Lord Oakeshott Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge Mary Beard and the Daily Telegraph columnist Peter Oborne.

Question Time is on BBC One at 10.35pm and available on BBC iPlayer after transmission.

For further information please call Louise Plank on 07801 321 965 or lou@plankpr.com

Back to top

 

BBC Two Commissions New Milne Drama From Daybreak Pictures

BBC Two has commissioned a new drama from Daybreak Pictures it has been announced.

White Heat screenwriter Paula Milne will write three part series, The Politician's Husband, to be produced by Mentorn Media's drama arm Daybreak Pictures. The hour-long episodes are for transmission next year.

Lucy Richer will executive produce for the BBC.  David Aukin is Executive Producer for Daybreak Pictures and Hal Vogel is producer.

The series was commissioned by BBC Two controller Janice Hadlow and drama head Ben Stephenson.

Hadlow said the series would be a "contemporary drama about the relationship between power, men, love, marriage, all those things."

"It is quite fantastic," she added.

Mentorn International will be distributing the drama.

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

Back to top

 

Question Time Comes from Oldham This Week

BBC One's political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from Oldham on Thursday, May 10th.

David Dimbleby chairs the programme from the Greater Manchester town which sees Environment Secretary and Conservative MP for Meriden Caroline Spelman; Labour MP for Rhondda and Shadow Immigration Minister Chris Bryant; Liberal Democrat peer Lord Oakeshott; Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge Mary Beard, and the Daily Telegraph columnist Peter Oborne, face questions from the audience.

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

For further information please contact Louise Plank on 020 8995 3936 or lou@plankpr.com

Back to top

 

Question Time Comes from London Tomorrow Night

BBC One's political debate programme, Question Time, is being hosted from London on Thursday, May 3rd.

David Dimbleby chairs the programme from the capital which sees Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith MP; Labour's Deputy Leader Harriet Harman MP; former leader of the Liberal Democrats Ming Campbell MP; leader of the PCS union Mark Serwotka, and the businessman and star of Dragons' Den Theo Paphitis, face questions from the audience.

To apply for a seat in the audience you can register your question at www.bbc.co.uk/questiontime or call the audience line on 01299 829 299

For further information please contact Louise Plank on 020 8995 3936 or lou@plankpr.com

Back to top

 

Channel 5 Re-Commissions Mentorn Scary Series After Ratings Hit

Channel 5 have re-commissioned the Mentorn Media series, 'World's Scariest,' it has been announced.

The first series, which consisted of four hour-long programmes entitled World's Scariest Plane Landings, World's Scariest Near Misses, World's Greatest Heroes and World's Greatest Daredevils transmitted earlier this year in the 8pm slot. The first in the series, World's Scariest Plane Landings consolidated at 2.1 million and a 7.6% share.

The second series was ordered by Michelle Chappell, Commissioning Editor for News, Current Affairs and Documentaries at Channel 5, following the success of the first.

Series two will see four further one-hour programmes entitled World's Scariest Flights, World's Scariest Animal Attacks, World's Scariest Drivers and World's Scariest Weather. The series will air in May on Channel 5.

Channel 5's Commissioning Editor for News, Current Affairs and Documentaries, Michelle Chappell said, "These programmes are made with incredible user generated content and contributors from all over the world. It's real-life, but at its most extreme, all captured on camera."

Mentorn Media's Executive Producer for Popular Factual, Matt Holden said, "We're delighted a second series of World's Scariest has been commissioned so soon after the first which drew some incredible audience numbers and we hope to replicate this success again."

World's Scariest is a Mentorn Media production and the series producer is Amy Walker. Mentorn International will be distributing the programme.

For further information please contact Plank PR on 0208 995 3936 sally@plankpr,com

Back to top

 

  • Tweets

Error parsing XSLT file: \xslt\latestTweets.xslt
  • Headlines

  • Archives


Tinopolis