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Tony Hall, BBC Director- General
Director-General Tony Hall explains how the BBC will still be a hub of creativity and innovation after last week's Licence Fee negotiations with the Government in an opinion piece first published in the Observer on Sunday 12 July 2015.
Media Scheduler, Red Button
This week we bring you the third of our series of Proms curated in collaboration with four BBC national radio stations. Our penultimate Prom comes from 6 Music, and is presented by Mary Anne Hobbs. Foodies can enjoy a culinary journey with Rick Stein as he heads to Venice. And finally we continue to make a splash with our sporting coverage at the World Aquatic Championships in Russia.
Radio 1 in Ibiza – 20 Year Anniversary
BBC Radio 1 is back in Ibiza for the 20th time for its biggest ever dance party with Annie Mac, Pete Tong and Danny Howard. Acts include Calvin Harris, Rudimental and dozens more.
Sat 1 Aug, 6am-10am, 7.10pm-6am
Sun 2 Aug, 6am-12.50pm, 6.55pm-6am
Mon 3 Aug, 6am-8pm, 10.45pm-6am
Tue 4 Aug, 6am-7.30pm, 11.00pm-6am
Wed 5 Aug, 6am-8pm (Length approx. 180 minutes)
6 Music Prom
Mary Anne Hobbs of BBC Radio 6 Music presents an evening exploring the borderlands of classical music, with the pioneers of a new generation of musicians who draw on contemporary electronic...
Commissioning Editor Arts and Music
Sakari Oramo conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the First Night of the BBC Proms 2015, televised on BBC Two
The BBC Proms, as the biggest classical music festival in the world, presents an embarrassment of musical riches every summer. With 76 main concerts in the Royal Albert Hall, not to mention countless additional events across the summer, there really is something for everyone.
We are lucky enough to broadcast the festival across BBC TV, Radio and Online which means it’s also the world’s largest broadcast classical music festival - accessible to millions of music lovers who can’t make it to the live event. For a television commissioner, however, that presents a challenge as well as an opportunity. How do we curate the Proms on TV in the right way for audiences who can, and do, access the joys of the Proms in so many different ways?
Our starting point is that every single concert is broadcast in its entirety on BBC Radio 3. That means any member of the public can stream or download a full concert for 30 days in beautifully mixed HD sound on anything from their TV to their phone -...
Head of Sport, BBC English Regions
Charles Runcie, Head of Sport for English Regions, goes behind the scenes with the sports teams of BBC Local Radio, to explain more about the 2,500 plus football commentaries they bring to their listeners each season.
With TV and radio sports channels, texting and social media, is there still a place for local radio football commentary? This season BBC Local Radio will be the only regional radio stations in major cities, including Liverpool and Birmingham, providing commentary on the latest matches that matter in their area each week. This development has brought into sharp focus the coverage our BBC Local Radio stations provide for fans of around 90 clubs each week and emphasises why the BBC must remain committed to promoting regional football at all levels of the game.
From Manchester City - all glitz, galacticos and Champions League glamour - to homely Harrogate Town in National League North, sports coverage is woven into the fabric of our 38 stations. The behemoths of the...
Ana Lucía González
Senior Producer, Archive Development
You may have sifted through the millions of BBC radio and television listings available on BBC Genome, remembering those forgotten childhood programmes, checking out what was on when you were being born, or dispelling doubts about a transmission date or actor’s name. But did you know that around 8,500 of these programmes are also permanently available online to watch and listen to? We suspect not.
In an effort to make BBC Genome a useful tool for discovering the BBC between 1923 and 2009, we’ve embarked on a mission to link the BBC listing entries to 282 television programmes, most of...
Media Scheduler, Red Button
This year's Proms season is well underway and there truly is something for everyone, not just classical aficionados – Bollywood buffs can still catch Asian Network's special show celebrating 50 years of Asian programming on the BBC, while clubbers can put their hands in the air for Radio 1's Ibiza tribute.
Radio 1 Prom
Radio 1's first ever Prom is less concert and more dance-party – a musical...
broadcast journalist, Radio Solent
There was always a moment on the TV every week that would make me cringe. It was the weekly occasion when a celebrity was surprised with that ‘big red book’ on This Is Your Life. Up until they started pouncing on the much younger celebrities at the end of the show’s run, I can only presume the victims thought: “this is a sign my career has peaked and it’s downhill from here…”. Many years...
Digital Content Producer, About The BBC Blog
As the judges of the second annual BBC Arabic film and documentary festival gather to select this year’s programme, Festival Marketing Director Sue Davies and Festival Director Sheyma Buali give a flavour of what’s to come in October/November.
Sue Davies, BBC Arabic Festival Marketing Director:
Why was the festival set up originally and what was it’s aim?
The festival originated for a couple...
BBC Disability News Correspondent
BBC Three's Defying the Label season tackles perceptions of disability with real stories from a 'disabling world'. As the season launches tonight (Monday 20 July) Nikki Fox the BBC's Disability News Correspondent talks to us about her role.
It's been a year since you were appointed Disability Correspondent for BBC News. Give us a rundown of what that year has entailed.
It’s really been one of the quickest years. The very minute our team was established we hit the ground running. Before I knew it I was buying a few smart jackets and setting off to film across the country. One of our first...
When I was growing up, I wanted to be the editor of the Burnley Express. To a teenage boy in a small Lancashire town, running the local paper, and getting the inside scoop from Turf Moor, seemed just about the best way to earn a living. A dream job, if you like.
In the intervening years, I’ve been fantastically lucky in my career. I never made it to the editorship of the Express back in Burnley but I’ve had some brilliant jobs - running BBC One and BBC Sport, working in senior roles at ITV and Channel 4. I've just got another one, running BBC Studios. But what’s turned out to be the dream...
Director, BBC Radio
Never underestimate the power of good radio. It provides a soundtrack to our lives, keeps us up to date with events, offers companionship, opens our minds to new music and ideas and entertains us endlessly. BBC Radio reaches nearly three quarters of the UK population every week. Those people have a range of great radio to choose from - I started my career in commercial radio and know how good it can be. But with all that choice, millions of listeners choose BBC radio.
So it was surprising to read the headlines today suggesting that two of the country’s most loved stations – Radio 1 and...