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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.
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 television, radio and the media, and include critics, previewers, media correspondents and feature writers from national newspapers, broadcasters and leading trade journals and websites.
Nominations for BBC programmes are listed below. See the complete list of nominations on the BPG website.
An Inspector Calls (BBC One)
The Dresser (BBC Two)
Doctor Foster (BBC One)
Wolf Hall (BBC Two)
Love You To Death: A Year Of Domestic Violence (BBC Two)
Professor Green: Suicide And Me (BBC Three)
Inside The Commons (BBC Two)
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 you’ve given me a great welcome tonight.
I’m particularly pleased to be asked to speak in the Brian Redhead lecture. I know what a powerful symbol he continues to be of the best of BBC journalism.
To me, his skill was his crisp, clear, concise questions - he’d have made a good detective.
(I’ve also listened to him on Desert Island Discs.)
I recognise very clearly some similarities between what motivated him to be a journalist and what motivated me to be a police officer. He talks about being nosy, I prefer to talk about being curious, but I’m sure they amount to pretty much the same...
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 Centre redevelopment is coming along, or the building known as ‘TVC’. In this regard, we have just passed a major milestone – structural works in our part of the building have been completed and the keys have been officially handed over to us for our tech fit-out.
So we thought now was a good time to open the studio doors and show people our progress so far. At the end of January, I was joined by clients from across the TV industry for a sneak preview of the revamped studios and post-production facilities ahead of the official opening in spring 2017. It was a great moment and undoubtedly the...
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...
Head of Communications and Policy, TV Licensing
It’s our job to collect the licence fee by making sure everyone who needs a licence has one, and to bring in as much funding as possible for BBC programmes and services. In 2015 we collected more revenue than the previous year and held our costs to the very low level of 2.7p for every £1 collected, for the second year running.
Although evasion rates are low at around five to six percent,...
Editor, About the BBC Blog
On Thursday Chris Evans announced that Matt LeBlanc would be one of the new presenters on the upcoming series of Top Gear.
A round-up of BBC announcements and press releases and blogs, plus some highlights from our TV, radio and online output this week.
The week started with news of the death of veteran BBC broadcaster Terry Wogan. Tributes flooded in from all directions, online, on front pages, on radio and television, we collated some of the coverage.
Hours of the BBC TV and radio personality's...
Digital Content Producer, About the BBC
On Friday January 29, BBC Local Radio and BBC Radio 1Xtra teamed up to present a celebration of African-Caribbean comedy. The event, held at the Midland Arts Centre in Birmingham, followed on from the first event of its kind hosting a line-up of only African Caribbean comedians from across the English Regions, which was held in London in October 2014.
The evening’s performance in Birmingham, featuring established artists and emerging talent, was preceded by a panel discussion with some of the key comedians talking about their experience of getting into comedy in all forms. Neila Butt,...