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Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Former BBC and ITN broadcaster Ed Mitchell is to join Inexcess Television as Editor from October 5th 2009.

Ed Mitchell was one of Europe’s leading business broadcasters for many years interviewing hundreds of top financial and political figures. He worked with some of the world’s most respected news organisations including Reuters, the BBC, ITN, Channel Four, European Business Channel (Zurich), Asia Business News (Singapore), European Business News (London) and CNBC. He was regularly on News at Ten, Budget programmes, lunchtime and breakfast television, and a well-known face in City dealing rooms.

His career then took a rockier course. Redundancy, dozens of short term jobs, mounting debt problems, alcoholism, divorce and bankruptcy led to homelessness and sleeping rough on Hove seafront. A quirk of fate got him into rehab and on to the path of recovery – a story covered in the ITV documentary Saving Ed Mitchell.

Commenting on his appointment, Ed Mitchell said “Becoming Editor of Inexcess Television is the perfect job. I’ll be able to use my thirty years in journalism, the experience of recovery from alcoholism and the trauma of homelessness to help others. I am painfully aware of what it was like to feel alone and have nowhere to turn. Inexcess Television will go some way to responding to that need.”

Founded in March 2008 by George Williams, a successful businessman and himself a recovering alcoholic, Inexcess is about to undergo extensive expansion. This includes Ed Mitchell’s appointment, increased programme output plus external commissions for film productions on behalf of healthcare/recovery providers. There are also plans to take Inexcess around the country in 2010 for multi-media road shows hosted by top industry experts.

Ed Mitchell’s first programme for Inexcess TV will be a third documentary on his homelessness and subsequent recovery. It follows the two prime-time documentaries, Saving Ed Mitchell and Ed Mitchell: What Happened Next? For ITV which attracted huge audiences. It will be available exclusively on from October 9 2009.

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