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South Park duo join TV festival
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South Park is now in its tenth season
The creators of South Park are among the stars headlining at this year's Edinburgh International TV festival.

Matt Stone and Trey Parker will deliver a masterclass on their cult sitcom at the event which takes place during the last weekend of August.

ITV's chief executive Charles Allen is to deliver this year's prestigious MacTaggart Lecture.

Other guests include former US vice president Al Gore, Sir David Attenborough and Rageh Omaar.

Mr Gore will talk about his network, Current TV, during the Alternative MacTaggart Lecture, which was launched in 1997 to give an insight into the future of broadcasting.

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Sir David will discuss new BBC documentary Planet Earth and a preview of the series will also be shown.

Armando Iannucci, the man behind shows including The Thick Of It and I'm Alan Partridge, will also give a masterclass.

Former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie and Respect party MP George Galloway will take part in a debate which will ask whether it is easier for those with right-of-centre opinions to get airtime on TV.

"This is a great line-up. I am sure they will make waves - and make news," said the festival's advisory chairperson, Alison Sharman.

The three-day festival, which begins on Friday 25 August, is open only to those who work in broadcasting.




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