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Mark Bell Mark Bell Commissioning Editor, Arts Blog posts in total 5

  1. An insight into the arts commissioning process at the BBC

    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. 


    This is the first in a series of interviews with senior managers and execs at the BBC. Coming soon, an...

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  2. Launching the Shakespeare season on the BBC

    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...

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  3. The books in my life

    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...

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  4. The RIBA Stirling Prize 2010: A Culture Show Special

    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...

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  5. BBC announces new initiative with the Arts Council England

    Thursday 9 September 2010, 09:27

    Today 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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