Paul Jackson NEWS News Jackson out of running for ITV America? Well, now it’s Jackson takes ITV’s American Brief. Apparently, Simon Shaps (head of ITV plc’s programme-making division) talked him into it. You can work out the rest of the story for yourself. You can read more about Paul in his fascinating Mr Flibble interview. Quite apart from the excellent trivia (he was originally supposed to direct Red Dwarf until the strikes held up proceedings), the sight of one of a leading TV executive with his hand up a bad penguin puppet makes it worth it.