Matthew Hemley

Matt is news editor for The Stage, having started as the newspaper’s broadcast reporter. He covers all areas of the industry in his role, but has a particular interest in musical theatre. Matt studied acting at Bretton Hall and presents a monthly theatre news round up on BBC London Radio.
Olivia Colman in Broadchurch. Audience figures for ITV dramas fell in 2013, according to Ofcom. Photo: ITV/Patrick Redmond

Spend on UK drama programming down, audiences in decline – Ofcom report Spend on UK drama programming down, audiences in decline – Ofcom report

Spend on first-run UK-originated drama programmes by the main public service broadcast channels fell by 34% over the five years from 2008 to 2013. According to media regulator Ofcom’s annual report into the activities of…

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