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Hannah Khalil, Digital Content Producer, About The BBC Blog
Hannah Khalil digs through the media section at Westminster Reference Library to find out what commentators have said about EastEnders.
Media Scheduler, Red Button
Joe Goddard of Hot Chip
If you missed out on tickets for this year’s 6 Music Festival you’ll be pleased to know we have plenty of highlights throughout the week. Sport fans can tune into Six Nations highlights and there’s live coverage of the European Indoor Championships.
6 Music Festival 2015
Watch sets from acts such as Mogwai, The Charlatans, Hot Chip, Gaz Coombes, Neneh Cherry, The Fall and many more. For a full list of acts and sets available on the Red Button visit the 6 Music Festival website.
Sat 28 February, 6am-12.50pm, 1.20pm-2.30pm, 6pm-6.50pm, 10pm-1.15am
Tue 3 March, 10.30pm-6am
Wed 4 March, 6am-7pm, 10.30pm-6am
Thu 5 March, 6am-6am
Fri 6 March, 6am-11.55am, 1pm-2.45pm, 9.30pm-6am
Crimewatch: Wanted Faces
Crimewatch needs your help to track down wanted faces. It’s your first chance to view and report people wanted by police before the main Crimewatch programme.
Mon 2 March, 7.55pm-12am
Watch highlights and get the post-match reaction with the Six Nations Forum. There’s alternative commentary for...
Gabby Hutchinson Crouch
BBC Radio Comedy Writer
I’m Gabby, and I’m one of this year’s BBC Radio Comedy Contract Writers, which means that for 12 months I’m being paid a wage to come in and write across a range of comedy shows and develop my career as a comedy writer. For those of you thinking that would be the best job in the world – you’re right. It’s amazing.
Three years ago I was a 32-year-old at-home mum and radio comedy enthusiast. I’d grown up on I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue and Round the Horne courtesy of my Dad, gone through being a smug teen who’d known about people like Harry Hill and the Goodness Gracious Me team years before my friends because I’d been a fan of their radio shows, and graduated to losing myself in the world of Bleak Expectations or getting far too emotionally invested in what happened in Cabin Pressure while doing the washing up.
,I was an amateur writer, but I had no professional writing credits to my name. Then, in spring 2012 I submitted some sketches and jokes to Newsjack. And got absolutely nothing on. I sulked and complained and forgot about it. Then in autumn 2012 a new series of Newsjack started and I tried again, and started getting sketches through to the final edit. With a fairly good hit...
Academic, Coventry University
Students visit BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Radio
Claire Simmons was a newspaper journalist when she joined BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Radio in 1989. The team were given five months off air to train before going 'live' in January 1990. Claire left the BBC in 1998 and now works in the media department at Coventry University, helping students become the next generation of journalists.
A member of BBC Alumni, in this post shares her experience of working at BBC CWR and considers how professional life will be different her journalism students.
What goes around, comes around they say, and I've had two reasons to reflect on this recently. The first came with a talk I was giving to journalism students at Coventry University about potential mishaps when working in radio.
I found myself saying what had once been said to me by a BBC trainer, 'check your sound levels before you leave the location'. And it doesn't matter how many times it's said, someone always gets back to base to find there's nothing on their recorder.
Director of Television, Danny Cohen explains why BBC Three is not for sale in a letter to Jon Thoday and Jimmy Mulville who have proposed an alternative strategy for the channel.
Dear Jon and Jimmy,
Hope you are both well.
We are grateful for the passion you have for BBC Three. We have worked closely together over the years on shows for the channel, so I share this passion with you.
I've been part of making BBC Three what it is today. I put my heart in to it, but my head is telling me now that we should take the next step in the channel's journey of innovation.
The BBC Three that was launched...
Marketing professional and content producer
BBC Alumni member and former BBC Children's Researcher Emma Cashmore remembers the joy (and sometimes embarassment) of live TV and explains why the skills she acquired are still useful.
While in my first job as a children’s book editor, a recruitment consultant told me that publishing people lacked the “requisite extrovert personality to be suited to a career in TV”. I was therefore delighted...
DJ, BBC 6Music
Hot Chip at the BBC 6 Music Festival 2015
If ever a reason for 6 Music’s existence were needed then the 6 Music Festival on Tyneside provided it. No other radio station on the planet would offer up the legendary Bryan Ferry on the same bill as sprawling guitar anti-heroes, Mogwai. To me, one of 6 Music’s greatest attributes is the ability to sweetly segue from a contemporary dance act like Hot Chip (pictured) to the genius poetry of...
Media Scheduler, Red Button
We travel to Tyneside this week for a great line-up at the 6 Music Festival, go behind the scenes at CBBC with Dodge T Dog and there's a great mix of sporting coverage on offer as well.
6 Music Festival 2015
Watch daily for classic and brand new acts as Mogwai, The Charlatans, Hot Chip, Gaz Coombes, Neneh Cherry, The Fall and many more travel to Tyneside for the 6 Music Festival.
Sat 21 February,...
Director, BBC Arts
I was meant to be a poet. Or was it a photographer? Or was it a song-writer? At times I've wanted to be all three. And it's to these hobbies I turn when I want a fresh perspective or to articulate something I can't readily say in conversation.
Most of us have something creative we love doing but struggle to prioritise. Which is why, today, the BBC and hundreds of organisations across the...
Senior Product Manager, Red Button
This week sees the start of our roll-out of the BBC's Red Button interactive services on the BBC's HD channels on Freeview.
If you are watching BBC One HD, BBC Two HD, BBC Three HD or CBBC HD, you'll now be able to press the red button on your remote control and enjoy all the usual interactive services that you already know and love from the BBC's standard definition television channels.
On most platforms (Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media non-TiVo devices), we were able to offer the full range of interactive services on the launch date of the BBC HD channels. However, due to technical...
Editor, 6 Music
The Fall will appear in the 6 Music Festival on Saturday 21 February 2015
Putting together 6 Music's annual festival is a labour love and can take its toll, as 6 Music Editor Sam Moy explains in this post previewing the events which get underway at the end of this week.
This year the 6 Music Festival arrives on the banks of the River Tyne. Newcastle and Gateshead will play host to the second 6 Music festival – a celebration of our alternative spirit.
This year we’ve...