Launched in 1997, the Alternative MacTaggart gives a unique platform to a media visionary to help shape debate in the global television industry from an alternative perspective. In the past it has been delivered by politicians, leading authors, playwrights, journalists, media titans and actors, including Nicola Sturgeon, Mary Portas, Charlie Brooker, Professor Brian Cox, Al Gore, Armando Iannucci, Sharon Horgan and Russell Brand.

2017

Russell Brand

Comedian, Writer, Actor and Broadcaster

2016

Sharon Horgan

Screenwriter and Actress

2015

Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister of Scotland and Leader SNP

2013

Mary Portas

Retail Expert & Broadcaster

2012

Charlie Brooker

Journalist, Screenwriter & Broadcaster

2011

Professor Brian Cox

Particle Physicist and TV Presenter

2010

Paul Abbott

Writer & Broadcaster

2009

Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly

Presenters

2008

Armando Iannucci

Writer & Director

2007

Vint Cerf

Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

2006

Al Gore

Former American Vice President

2005

Germaine Greer

Writer

2004

Ray Snoddy

Writer, Media Consultant and Presenter

2003

Rod Liddle

Journalist and Author

2002

Geraldo Rivera

War Correspondent, Fox News

2001

Michael Wolff

Author, Burn Rate

2000

James Murdoch

CEO and Chairman, Star TV

1999

Nick Donatiello

CEO, Odyssey

1998

Jane Rinzler Buckingham

President, Youth Intelligence

1997

Douglas Rushkoff

Author, Media Virus

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