Diary: Water-Cooler Monitor

WHAT TOPICS HAVE THE INDUSTRY BEEN DISCUSSING THIS WEEK? THE TALK TIME SPENT Team Saatchi is on fire. The newish managing 29 mins 24 secs director, Sophie Hooper, has done an effective job putting the agency back on the map with wins this year from Domino's Pizza, Emap's Closer and the Cyprus Tourist Office. (Ahem, she's putting the main agency to shame.) Noel Edmonds. Most thought his time was up when 1 hr 15 mins House Party was pulled, but no, his stewardship of Deal or No Deal has earned a Bafta nomination. TUPE. Adland's legal types are desperately 5 hrs 21 mins searching for loopholes in the new legislation. Dare's poaching of Lee Wright from Grand Union. A 51 mins 17 secs very good hire in a market where management talent is hard to come by.