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Friday 15 November 2013, 15:49
Peter Salmon reflects on the how BBC North is contributing to a sense of creative renewal and how its effects are being felt across the country.
Monday 7 October 2013, 12:33
Peter Salmon celebrates two year in Salford and a myriad of productions in the North.
Wednesday 17 July 2013, 11:40
Peter Salmon details events that are bringing the BBC closer to its audience.
Friday 14 June 2013, 09:44
Peter Salmon reflects on programme making and the visit of the Public Accounts Committee to Salford this week.
Friday 31 May 2013, 13:30
Peter Salmon discusses George Osborne's lecture about the BBC's migration to Salford, given at MediaCityUK in May 2013.
Friday 17 May 2013, 08:02
Director of BBC North, Peter Salmon discusses some of the National Audit Office's findings in its Value for Money Report on the BBC's relocation to Salford.
Tuesday 30 April 2013, 13:36
Director of BBC North Peter Salmon responds to the Guardian Northerner Blog's comment that The Village is "yet another 'grim up North' TV caricature".
Thursday 28 March 2013, 18:00
Introducing events at BBC North which celebrate diversity in the workforce.
Thursday 14 March 2013, 18:12
Peter Salmon looks at how BBC North involve the regions audience and communities.
Thursday 21 February 2013, 15:13
Director of BBC North, Peter Salmon's update from Salford focuses on journalism and sports coverage.
Friday 8 February 2013, 11:50
Director of BBC North Peter Salmon's overview of the wider impact being made by the new creative hub in MediaCityUK.
Tuesday 11 December 2012, 15:08
Peter Salmon previews Christmas on the BBC
Thursday 22 November 2012, 11:36
Amid testing times for the BBC, the commitment to making great programmes and investing in people remains paramount. Peter Salmon writes about some of the productions made by BBC North.
Tuesday 11 September 2012, 17:38
BBC North Director Peter Salmon blogs about BBC Radio 5 Live's Olympics and Paralympics coverage, and looks forward to BBC RE:THINK 2012 and new series produced in and around Salford.
Monday 25 June 2012, 17:58
At the weekend Manchester, Salford and Trafford became part of Olympic history when they hosted the Olympic Flame on its way to its final destination in East London.
In recent weeks it has travelled through the North East - Alnwick, Newcastle, Gateshead, Durham, Middlesbrough, Hull, York and Carlisle...
Tuesday 10 April 2012, 10:27
Preston Bus Station was the unlikely venue for the BBC's latest and most innovative live event - The Preston Passion. This sixty-minute live programme on BBC One fused mass-audience participation, compelling drama and music-making to celebrate both Good Friday and the city itself.
Hosted by Fern Britton...
Friday 27 January 2012, 14:09
There's no denying the facts - in the eight months since we opened for business...
Tuesday 20 December 2011, 10:09
Our new home here at MediaCityUK has gone from being a project to a creative and broadcast reality. We have moved almost two thousand people into our new buildings at the same time that many of them are building new lives for themselves in the region. And...
Tuesday 29 November 2011, 14:14
In the age of twenty-four hour breaking news this phrase might belong to a bygone era, but it's crossed my mind more than a few times in the past few weeks.
Not only have we said our final and historic farewell to Oxford Road - the BBC2 special TV Greats - Our Favourites From The North - paid it a...
Monday 7 November 2011, 15:53
As I have said before, The North of England is a very funny place. Always has been. But we need to find, support and develop the next generation of BBC entertainers. That's why so much work is going on across the region with Cheryl Taylor's comedy commissioning team...
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Ken Goudie obituary (Guardian)
"Goudie, who has died aged 87, was a colossus in the BBC's radio newsroom"
Harding unveils vision for BBC News (Broadcast)
"BBC News chief James Harding has outlined a series of measures, including the creation of a news editor role and a focus on technology and collaboration..."
Doctor Who anniversary episode breaks iPlayer request records (Guardian)
"Birthday edition eclipses previous high of Olympics opening ceremony reaching nearly 1.3m requests in 24 hours"
BBC to open news bureau in Burma (MENAFN)
BBC1 to broadcast Laurel and Hardy biopic (The Stage)
"The 90-minute biopic, called Stan and Ollie, is written by Jeff Pope, who penned Mrs Biggs for ITV."
BBC lines up Tim Minchin sitcom (Guardian)
BBC Promotes 'Sherlock' Return With Hearse (Hollywood Reporter)
"heralding the return to U.K. screens of the hit detective show"
Tributes paid to BBC cricket commentator John Shaw (Leicester Mercury)
“He was great company and a superb broadcaster. He will be sadly missed.”
Gary Barlow announces New Year's Eve London gig for BBC One (digitalspy)
BBC signs open data agreement (Guardian)
BBC's Lord Hall: Birmingham is the 'place to be' (Telegraph)
“I want to make Birmingham a really exciting and important part of what we do"
BBC iPlayer confirmed for PS4 launch (eurogamer.net)
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