David Murray spent 14 years with BBC Sport, negotiating deals with a host of world-leading sports rights holders including the International Olympics Committee, UEFA, FIFA, Premier League, Formula 1, Six Nations and Wimbledon.

Each Friday in The Wrap, one of the North’s leading media and creative figures will be giving us their take on the news covered by Prolific North over the last seven days.

This week it’s the turn of James Crawford, Managing Director of PR Agency One.

R&B and soul singer, Alexander O’Neal, will be headlining Mike Sweeney’s Children in Need Extravaganza for BBC Radio Manchester.

ITV has fulfilled one of Tony Warren’s final wishes, to create a drama student  bursary in his name.


MediaCityUK’s Space Digital is behind a hard-hitting short film about autonomous weapons that has been viewed more than 400,000 times on YouTube and inspired stories in several national newspapers.

Radio Sheffield

The station first broadcast on November 15th 1967, becoming the second BBC local radio station to launch following Radio Leicester a week earlier.

Prolific North is on the hunt for the top 50 independent production companies in the North.

Olivier Award-winning Mischief Theatre Company is to return to BBC One this Christmas with its take on a Charles Dickens classic.

The broadcaster is now expecting a full-year decline of around 5%, better than the wider TV ad market and in line with its earlier forecasts.

Directed by The Mob’s David Schofield, the film was shot on the Nokia Ozo 360 camera system at the club's Aon Training Complex, with VFX supervision by Rabble’s Oli Preston.


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