Mark Frith

Mark Frith in conversation with Barry McIheney

Mark Frith edits Radio Times magazine. He began his career at Smash Hits and became editor at the age of 23. He then edited Sky Magazine and took charge at Heat in 2000, taking its sales from 50,000 to over half a million a week.

In his ten years at the title he won nine major magazine industry awards including, in 2005, the Mark Boxer Award for outstanding achievement in magazines.

Mark presented BBCTV’s Liquid News for a year and is now a regular contributor to Radio Four’s Front Row and Radio Two’s Steve Wright in the Afternoon.

His first book, The Celeb Diaries: The Sensational Inside Story of the Celebrity Decade, was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller.

At Magfest, PPA CEO Barry McIlheney will interview Mark about his career - and will find out about the role of innovation and new ideas at the venerable Radio Times, still Britain's best-selling quality magazine.