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This week's Points North is from Elliott Kerrigan, creator and writer of Boy Meets Girl. He talks about how he came to create the BBC's first transgender sitcom, which has recently been filming in Manchester.

This week's Points North is from Harry Gration, co-presenter of BBC Yorkshire's Look North. A week after being named regional presenter of the year by the Royal Television Society, he reflects on how regional news broadcasting has changed.

This week's Points North is from Flic Everett, the new editor of Candis magazine.

In the age of rapidly dwindling circulations and diminishing advertisers, she asks where now for the glossy.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Kath Shackleton, producer and co-founder at Hebden Bridge-based Fettle Animation. In the week its Children of the Holocaust documentary was broadcast on BBC Four, she explains why animation is so well suited to tackling difficult subjects.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Sam Walker, who this week began as the new drivetime presenter on BBC Radio Manchester, and also co-presents the weekend breakfast show on Radio 5 live. She argues that even in the age of global news apps and social media, local radio has a significant role to play.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Aamer Naeem, editor in chief of Wakefield-based British Muslim TV. He explains how he reconciles his repulsion at seeing Mohammed ridiculed with his belief in the value of freedom of speech.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Steve Downes, digital and social media strategist. Facebook is beginning to squeeze brands for more money - and it's inevitable, he says, that us users are next.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Rakhi Sinha, is head of marketing north west for Eventbrite. Christmas is coming - but she's pining for a time when it wasn't all about material possessions and John Lewis ads.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Sue Benson, managing director of retail specialist The Market Creative. She looks at how the high street handled Black Friday and Cyber Monday and asks what these American imports could mean for our shopping habits.

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