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Hannah Khalil, Digital Content Producer, About The BBC Blog
After news that Terry Wogan died yesterday tributes to the broadcaster flowed in on Twitter, here we've collated just a few and included some of the online and press write-ups too.
BBC Red Button Team
Keep the kids entertained this half term with CBBC Extra’s Hacker and Dodge. If you missed out on tickets to this year’s 6 Music Festival you can see highlights throughout the week. There’s also live coverage and highlights from the Welsh Open as the battle on the baize kick offs in Cardiff.
CBBC Extra: Half Term Mash Up
What happens when Hacker and Dodge mash up some of their favourite CBBC shows? Press the red button on your remote this half term to find out what mischief they cause.
Sat 13 February, 8.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-6.50pm
Sun 14 February, 8.30am-8pm
Mon 15 February, 8.30am-1.05pm, 4.45pm-7pm
Tue 16 February, 7am-1.05pm, 5.30pm-7pm
Wed 17 February, 7am-1.05pm, 5.30pm-7pm
Thu 18 February, 7am-8.30am, 10.30am-1.05pm, 4.45pm-7pm
Fri 19 February, 7am-8.45am, 10.45am-1.05pm, 6.45pm-7pm (Duration: approx. 12 minutes)
6 Music Festival 2016
This year’s 6 Music Festival comes from Bristol. Watch highlights from three days of extraordinary music including Foals, Bloc Party and Laura...
Controller, Online Technology Group
Last weekend’s Scotland versus England Six Nations match was a close-fought affair watched by millions, with England ultimately coming out on top to retain the Calcutta Cup. As with any BBC sporting event, our Digital teams made sure that UK audiences could watch the match wherever they wanted – but one Brit took this to the ultimate extreme.
Major Tim Peake, Britain’s first astronaut to visit the International Space Station, tuned in live from 400km above the earth as we successfully live-streamed the feed to space for the first time.
It’s the sort of achievement that makes you sit up and realise just how far technology has come in the last few years. We’ve always taken the long view of innovation in broadcasting - we pioneered radio in the 1920s, TV in the 1930s,...
Scriptwriter, BBC Media Action
“At last!” smiled Abraham Malual as he grabbed hold of the CD. Abraham had every right to be happy, the radio editor from Rumbek FM in South Sudan’s Lakes State had just finished a two day trek to reach our offices in Juba. Poor internet connections and a non-existent postal service meant that he had finally resorted to collecting it in person. And now he had it - the latest episode of Life in Lulu, a BBC Media Action radio drama focused on peace-building in war ravaged South Sudan.
Set in a fictional village, Life in Lulu storylines focus on solutions to everyday problems – from domestic violence, disagreements over the use of plots of land for crops, and care for communal areas. Addressing these issues is more important than ever as war has displaced millions of people in South Sudan, exacerbating tensions in many communities.
Despite a peace deal in August 2015, fighting between warring factions in South Sudan continues across the country. Some roads are also affected by bandits, who stop and loot cars in search of food, money, and electronics. Delivering Life in Lulu each week to some of our more remote radio stations remains a challenge, relying on a host of transport...
Editor, About the BBC Blog
The Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2016 recognise outstanding programmes and performances seen or heard the year before. Of the 14 awards, three categories are decided on by specialist panels, the rest are voted for by the membership of the BPG.
The Broadcasting Press Guild was founded in 1974 and has more than a hundred members. The membership includes journalists who specialise in covering...
BBC Communications Trainee
In May 2012 BBC North inaugurated the annual Brian Redhead Lecture in honour of the legendary co-presenter of BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
This year the speech was delivered by the head of London's Metropolitan Police, the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe on Wednesday 10 February 2016 at MediaCityUK.
"Good evening and thank you for the invitation.
As a Yorkshireman and a Sheffield Wednesday fan, it’s always hard to cross over to the other side of the Pennines and come to Manchester. Even worse, I spent much of my career in Liverpool, but despite all that...
Managing Director, BBC Studios and Post Production Ltd
It’s been nearly three years since we closed the studio doors at Television Centre and decamped BBC Studios and Post Production to Elstree. The move has been more successful than we could have hoped for, thanks to the tremendous support from all of the productions, talent and staff who made the journey with us.
Despite this, not a week goes by without somebody asking me how the Television...
What’s your aim for 2016? Climb Mount Kilimanjaro? Do a triathlon?Recreate a miniature Titanic using just lollipop sticks?
The new year sees many a resolution come and go so this January, BBC Radio Wales made it their mission to help keep one aim on track by launching ‘Share Your Welsh’.
Born and bred in Wales, I’ve often lamented that I should have learnt my mother tongue, but so often distractions and excuses have got in the way.
It was this thought - bolstered by the admissions of fellow sheepish colleagues - that made us here at Audio Always think about how we could reach out to those...
Presenter, BBC Swahili
As BBC Swahili presenter Salim Kikeke's social media accounts hit over a million followers, he considers the reasons why there's a growing interest in the BBC's output across the continent.
It has happened - I have passed THE milestone: over one million people now follow me on my Facebook page. That's over one million connections with Kiswahili-speakers from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda Burundi and DRC. This - in addition to over 138,000 people following me on Instagram and over 66,000 - on Twitter. Just as I write these lines, I know that these numbers are also growing very quickly,...
Presenter, BBC Radio Manchster
The People's History of Pop is a BBC project crowdsourcing photos and audio/video of our audience's cherished music memorabilia - ticket stubs, diary entries, teen band recordings, wrist bands, rare footage and more - to tell the stories of British rock and pop music from the Fifties to the noughties. Here BBC Manchester presenter Stephanie Hirst explains why the Nineties is her favourite musical decade.
I was born in the mid-Seventies and recently celebrated my 40th birthday, so naturally the decade I really should devote my love towards is the Eighties.
Right at the beginning of that...
Head of Sport, BBC English Regions
Some say the sound of a cuckoo heralds the start of spring. For me, the sound of rugby players’ boots thundering across pitches that signals the start of the season.
Although the Six Nations will occupy minds of the union code for the next couple of months, at the same time, the new rugby league season gets underway this month. In addition, the premier league of the sport - the First Utility Super League - reaches the ripe old age of 21.
The sport enjoys really good times at the moment. Crowd numbers are up; England won over the world’s top ranked side New Zealand in an international...