Welcome to the MacTaggart Lecture Archive.
The James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture is the Edinburgh International Televisions Festival’s keynote address. The lecture was named in honour of the writer, producer and director who died in 1974, and has fast established itself as a platform for important policy announcements and agenda-setting speeches.
Take a look through the video and transcripts below to explore a selection of MacTaggart lectures from the past two decades.
► MacTaggart Lecture Videos