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Thursday 14 June 2012, 11:13
To coincide with the announcement of the 2012/2013 season of arts programming, About the BBC blog editor Jon Jacob talks to the BBC's Commissioning Editor for Arts, Mark Bell about his work.Â
This is the first in a series of interviews with senior managers and execs at the BBC. Coming soon, an...
Monday 2 April 2012, 17:18
Editor's note - The forthcoming Shakespeare Unlocked season on the BBC forms part of the London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad.
In this blog interview, Commissioning Editor, Arts, Mark Bell highlights some of the programmes that form part of the season and what he hopes viewers and listeners will...
Tuesday 25 January 2011, 09:15
Books have accompanied me round a lot of the turns my life has taken.
When I look back over the literary landmarks of my life as a reader I see a crowd of characters - James Bond, Humbert Humbert, Mr Micawber, Macon 'Milkman' Dead, Philip Marlowe, Nostromo, Becky Sharp, Jude the Obscure and Fernando...
Tuesday 5 October 2010, 10:22
After a three week stint of Edinburgh Festival coverage in August The Culture Show took some time off but is back for a packed autumn of events. Britain loves prizes - maybe we all hark back to those cherished memories of victory in the egg-and-spoon race . For adults, whatever your day-job, there is...
Thursday 9 September 2010, 09:27Today we announced that the BBC Academy (the training ground for BBC production personnel) is teaming up with the ACE (Arts Council England) to help staff in arts institutions gain production skills for film, TV and the web. The BBC and the Arts Council have a shared aim to engage new audiences in arts...
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Festival to bring UK closer to Middle East (Ariel)
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BBC Worldwide CEO re-joins BBC executive board (Digital TV Europe)
"Davie will replace BBC HR director Lucy Adams"
Sandi Toksvig criticises BBC ban on all-male panel shows (Telegraph)
"recruiting more female hosts would be a more desirable way of correcting the imbalance"
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"I think this is a great idea and something the BBC should do more of ... it makes use of existing technology ... It’s also a technology that nearly half of UK households have, so lots of people can access it."
BBC iPlayer hits record 10.7m daily requests (Mobile Entertainment)
BBC Radio 1Xtra Live heads to Birmingham (Birmingham Post)
"It’s our aspiration at BBC Birmingham to host more of these big events over the coming years.”
BBC axes The Review Show after 20 years (The Stage)
Roger Wright to leave BBC after 15 years as Radio 3 controller (Guardian)
"Director of the BBC Proms exits corporation to become chief executive of Aldeburgh music festival"
BBC boss Tony Hall could be in line for cameo in W1A mockumentary (Guardian)
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BBC Three announces new shows and recommissions (British Comedy Guide)
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