Ben Frow is one of the most recognisable,
passionate, and unflinchingly honest TV
bosses working in our industry. Over the past
few years, he has transformed Channel 5’s
reputation – and taken it to places few people
would have thought possible.
But with a hat-trick of Channel of the Year
awards under his belt and a big new remit as
Director of Programmes for all ViacomCBS’ UK
operations, has he moved from maverick to
mainstream, or is he still the restless outsider?
ITV News presenter Mary Nightingale asks
Ben what he sees as the next chapter for
Channel 5 and the rest of his portfolio, what
his personal ambitions are, and why failure is
just as important to him as success.