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Earlier today Tony Hall spoke to BBC staff in the Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, thanking staff for a great year of BBC output. He also outlined some of the BBC activities in the next 18 months, encouraging staff to help make the argument for the future of the organisation.
Great radio, like great content on TV or online, has the potential of holding a mirror in front of all us. And it will usually have the greatest impact when we least expect it. Taking a few steps back to acknowledge the steps involved in producing such a personally powerful piece of radio output momentarily reminds me how personally lucky I feel I am.
Ahead of The Doctor and The Dalek game going live later this week, we spoke to Future Media Director, Ralph Rivera and Director of TV, Danny Cohen to get their thoughts on how the BBC is inspiring a new generation to get creative with coding and digital technology in its new initiative Make it Digital.
“We are looking at ideas for the general election that involve telling some of the stories through a series of games, that kind of thing,” says Radio 1 Newsbeat editor Louisa Compton. “Newsbeat really should be pushing at the boundaries in a way that the rest of BBC News can’t necessarily do.”