Media: Chatter

"The project we started is a two- to three-year one. You can't change everything in a year. The team didn't assemble until March or April." - Simon Shaps, ITV's director of TV, pleads for more time before we judge the broadcaster

"I have long believed that energy is a talent. If you have talent and energy, you will be a king." - Jeffrey Archer, who is to star in ITV's new reality series Fortune, dispenses his wit and wisdom to anybody who will listen

- "The whole strategy of ITV has been all over the place; I think everybody got obsessed about making profits and, oddly in broadcasting, you've got to be obsessed about programmes." - Greg Dyke, who failed with a takeover bid for ITV earlier this year, slams the broadcaster's strategy.