Media Relations: Contact book update


Design magazine Wallpaper* published its annual title The Design Directory this week as part of its July issue. It features articles on architects, designers and home accessory ideas. The magazine's editor-in-chief is Jeremy Langmead.

Nicola Wood, fashion editor of Drapers, has moved to Happy magazine as associate editor. Her place has been taken at the clothing business trade title by her former deputy, Khabi Mirza. He has been with the weekly for three years.

Hachette Filipacchi UK has sold its teen lifestyle entertainment magazine TV Hits to Colchester-based Essential Publishing. The title is aimed at 11 to 13-year-olds. The editor is Francesca Babb.

Trinity Mirror's sports division is to launch RPgaming this weekend, a quarterly full-colour magazine distributed free with sports betting newspaper Racing Post. Editorial will cover advice and tips on playing casino games, online and offline, and is aimed at amateurs and experienced players. The editor is Alex Hankin.

Mountain Bike Rider magazine has relaunched with a new design and sections, including a buyer's guide and more product tests. There will also be extra riding features and extended news and advice pages. The editor of MBR is John Kitchiner.

Mark Dinning has been made editor of Total Film. He takes over from Matt Mueller, now the Future Publishing movie monthly's editor-at-large with a brief to secure more exclusive interviews for the title.

June Smith-Sheppard, five-year editor of IPC's Chat, has been made full-time editor of Pick Me Up, which she helped to launch. She is to be replaced at Chat by Gilly Sinclair, editor of Woman's Weekly.

Spanish Homes Magazine has introduced a reference section. The monthly title aims to provide advice and analysis on homebuying in Spain. The editor is Michael Shakespeare.


BBC News 24 reporter Jon Sopel is to replace Jeremy Vine as presenter of The Politics Show on BBC1 in September. He will stay with BBC News 24 for four days a week.

ITN is to produce the daily 30-minute news bulletin for More4, the free-to-air digital TV channel set to launch in the autumn. It will offer an in-depth look at stories covered by Channel 4 News, whose editor is Jim Gray.

From this weekend to 9 July, BBC Radio Scotland is running an hour-long Saturday music programme called Asian Underground. Broadcast from 6pm, it is presented by Rupa Dilber and Manjot Sumal.

The Guardian Sports Show is to be broadcast on Saturday mornings on Channel 4 from August. The hour-long programme will be hosted by Clive Anderson and contain topical debate.

NEW MEDIA has appointed Tim Faircliff from as general manager of its UK news and business information consumer products. He will report to Alisa Bowen, head of

Digital specialist Buongiorno is to provide content for Channel 4's first dedicated mobile website, It offers news, competitions and information on programmes such as Big Brother, and is overseen by Luca Pagano, Buongiorno UK vice-president.

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