A tour de force

THE Edinburgh International TV Festival ended on Sunday afternoon with bottles of Coors beer and wine being cheerfully imbibed by those delegates who didn’t have flight to catch to London or other pressing engagements.

Those few who did stay until the bitter end were able at least to offer Dawn Airey one last thank you for her five years as executive chair.

The managing director of channels at BSkyB had again performed – to borrow probably her favourite phrase of the festival – a “tour de force”.