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Ben Murray Ben Murray Editor, BBC Media Centre , Editor, BBC Media Centre Blog posts in total 15

  1. Fond memories: Glastonbury and the BBC

    Wednesday 25 June 2014, 13:34

    Whilst celebrating a personal 30th anniversary since his first Glastonbury experience, Ben Murray looks back at how BBC coverage of the festival has evolved.

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  2. Confessions of a TMS devotee

    Thursday 20 June 2013, 12:13

    Ben Murray reveals his long-term love affair with TMS, and looks forward to this summer's Ashes.

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  3. Media Centre Round Up #13

    Monday 20 May 2013, 15:47

    We welcome back BBC Media Centre editor Ben Murray as he bowls us over with a cricket led round up.

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  4. Media Centre Round Up #12 (week ending Fri 5 April 2013)

    Friday 5 April 2013, 16:49

    A bumper 2 week edition of media centre news from editor Ben Murray.

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  5. Media Centre Round-Up #11 (week ending Fri 22 Mar 2013)

    Monday 25 March 2013, 15:51

    Beyoncé, Ricky Gervais, the Latitude Festival & cricket all feature in Ben Murray's round-up.

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  6. Media Centre Round-Up #10 (week ending 15 March 2013)

    Monday 18 March 2013, 14:03

    Media Centre editor Ben Murray rounds-up a week of announcements. 

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  7. Media Centre Round-Up #9 (week ending 8 March 2013)

    Tuesday 12 March 2013, 14:30

    Blue Peter, TVC memories, the Thin White Duke, Bucks Fizz & Borgen all feature in Ben Murray's Media centre round-up.

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  8. Media Centre Round-Up #8 (week ending 1 March 2013)

    Tuesday 5 March 2013, 13:57

    Artists, zombies and Musketeers feature in Ben Murray's news from the Media Centre this week.

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  9. Media Centre Round-Up #7 (week ending Feb 22 2013)

    Monday 25 February 2013, 17:18

    Ben Murray's round up of announcements from the Media Centre, including upcoming drama and insect life under the microscope. 

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  10. Media Centre Round-Up #6 (week ending 15 Feb 2013)

    Monday 18 February 2013, 16:09

    Editor Ben Murray's summary of announcements from the Media Centre includes a showreel highlighting new drama on the BBC.

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  11. Media Centre Round-Up #5 (week ending 9 Feb 2013)

    Monday 11 February 2013, 14:46

    Editor of the BBC Media Centre website Ben Murray digs around the week's announcements for this week's round-up. 

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  12. Media Centre Round-Up #4 (week ending 1 Feb 2013)

    Monday 4 February 2013, 10:54

    Ben Murray's summary of the weeks press releases about forthcoming BBC programmes.

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  13. Media Centre Round-Up #3 (week ending 25 Jan 2013)

    Monday 28 January 2013, 11:09

    Ben Murray offers a selection of announcements from the Media Centre.

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  14. Media Centre Round-Up #2 (week ending Fri 18 Jan 2013)

    Monday 21 January 2013, 11:12

    Ben Murray highlights some of the latest announcements from the Media Centre.

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  15. Media Centre Round-Up #1 (week ending Fri 11 Jan 2013)

    Monday 14 January 2013, 16:07

    BBC Media Centre website editor Ben Murray introduces a few picks from last week's announcements. 

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