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Gary Barlow, meerkats and cobbles

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During Sunday's X Factor's break (24 November) we had Gary Barlow plugging his latest single, a bunch of meerkats promoting insurance company Compare the Market, who in turn were promoting Coronation Street. All in the SAME ad. Were my eyes deceiving me? No, apparently this did actually happen.

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John Lewis vs. M&S: The battle of Christmas ads

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If talk of Christmas is already to starting to make your blood boil, then look away now. For the time has come for John Lewis and Marks & Spencer to battle it out in a bid to be crowned Best Xmas Ad of 2013. Last week we reported on the two long-awaited commercials from the retail giants and now, finally, they"re here, and they couldn"t be any different…

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The battle of the Christmas ads has officially started

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Every year there are two adverts that deserve a gala preview press screening (yes, really) and they are generally aired in the final months of the year. You might have guessed what I am talking about now - indeed, the Marks & Spencer and John Lewis Christmas ads.

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Back up blow ups: saving your footage

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Having worked on projects ranging from David Beckham's pants to Panasonic televisions and a film on the life of a ten dollar bill, editor and director Ben Unwin has gathered quite the experience. Here he shares a word of caution about one of the basic necessities in the industry: the back-up.

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#BeckhamForHM

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Clothing giant H&M have been drip feeding pictures of David Beckham via Twitter and Instagram as the footballer films their new spring campaign in east London.

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Who will be our future TV producers?

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A few weeks ago The Knowledge attended the second ever TV Question Time at BAFTA, where a panel of TV experts discussed the current state of the industry and the visions they have for the future. 

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