SOME of the biggest names in British TV will discuss the state of the industry as the Edinburgh International Television Festival gets under way today.
Channel 4 News anchor Jon Snow will deliver the prestigious James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture, a keynote address regarded as the centrepiece of the three day event.
Comedian Russell Brand will also address the festival when he takes part in the Alternative MacTaggart talk.
Sir David Attenborough will also appear as he celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Natural History Unit (NHU).
The nature expert, 91, will join the department’s head Julian Hector to discuss some of the most ground-breaking moments throughout the unit’s 60 years, as well as the positive impact it has had on our understanding of the environment.
Other speakers due to appear at the festival include Fleabag creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Line Of Duty creator Jed Mercurio and star Vicky McClure and former England footballer Rio Ferdinand.
The three-day event will also include discussions about fake news, podcasting and Snapchat.
The Edinburgh International Television Festival runs from August 23 to 25.
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