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Wednesday 26 January 2011, 09:00
I was surprised to see in a recent survey that well over half of the British public would categorise themselves as 'working class'.
It's a rather high proportion, and it includes a vast range of people: anyone from a building worker to a cabinet minister can it seems describe themselves as working...
Tuesday 21 June 2011, 15:37
When I walked into the Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House there were many 'unknowns'. Would there be enough people in the audience? Would the main guest be able to join us? Would John Simpson be arrested?
We were about to play the first Reith Lecture in the 2011 'Securing Freedom' series to an audience...
Tuesday 13 May 2014, 11:41
On Friday 16 May 2014, the BBC College of Journalism will be hosting the third Social Media Summit on BBC Broadcasting House in London. The full agenda of the event is available on Eventbrite. College website editor Matthew Eltringham introduces the days events, including a session with Director of...
Friday 26 August 2011, 10:00
The Edinburgh Television Festival is a key event in the broadcast calendar; it's an opportunity for media companies to debate the industry's biggest issues and showcase their upcoming content. As Advisory Chair of this year's festival I've pulled together a programme that promises not only to celebrate...
Tuesday 15 April 2014, 08:19
How to tell the story of Irish Rock on radio? An hour a week for half-a-year might do it. 26 hours all-in. That would be ideal. For Dave Fanning's new series on BBC Radio 6 Music however, he's only got four. Less a history of, more of a a journey through, Irish Rock.
Wednesday 21 September 2011, 11:00
In my role as General Manager for News & Knowledge at BBC Future Media, I oversee eight of the 10 major areas (we call these 'products') of BBC Online working with my editorial counterparts - including the BBC homepage. Today, we relaunched the homepage in a test ('beta') version for public use and...
Thursday 22 September 2011, 15:15
Last weekend we did something a bit different at the BBC. On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September we hosted the BBC's first ever BarCamp, in our northern home at MediaCityUK.
'What's a BarCamp?' I hear you cry. Well, it's been described as many things from an 'un-conference' to a 'catered conversation...
Wednesday 12 February 2014, 10:47
The Editor of BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtragives the low down on what's happening in 'Access All Areas' month.
Thursday 15 November 2012, 14:38
Storyville's editor Nick Fraser gives an insight into the making of eight documentaries exploring global poverty and the fight to eradicate it.
Wednesday 15 May 2013, 14:48
Clemency Fraser reveals what's involved in producing the BBC Media Action's TV debates in Zambia.
Thursday 20 March 2014, 10:48
Joe Godwin explains why a change to Ofcom's "acquired" and "originated" programmes quota is good news for CBeebies viewers and the wider industry as a whole.
Wednesday 18 June 2014, 11:02
Once again, the BBC will be making additional Red Button streams available. And for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, as we did for the London 2012 Olympic Games, we will make BBC Three available 24 hours a day, in HD and in SD.
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Wimbledon final watched by 10 million (Guardian)
"Novak Djokovic victory over Roger Federer takes 54% share on BBC1, but no match for Andy Murray’s win last year"
Doctor Who: Frank Cottrell Boyce is a genius, says Steven Moffat (Digital Spy)
"BBC One has confirmed that Frank Cottrell Boyce will script an episode of Doctor Who."
Danger Mouse remake will see some male characters returning as females (Guardian)
"CBBC’s Cheryl Taylor promises show ‘truthful to the essence of Danger Mouse’ but with fresh ideas"
BBC appoints Matthew Postgate as chief technology officer (Guardian)
"Current controller of research and development was part of the management team that created iPlayer and built mobile services"
Doctor Who trailer: take a Deep Breath, Capaldi fans (Guardian)
"A teaser for the 'feature-length' first episode of the new Doctor Who series has materialised, complete with Peter Capaldi, the Tardis in flames and a hint of menace"
BBC increases digital radio coverage with Northern transmitters (Prolific North)
BBC to show off Commonwealth Games in 4K UHD (TechRadar)
"first ever event to be produced entirely over IP/internet networks - which the BBC is calling a 'major broadcasting milestone'"
BBC3 wins big at 2014 Broadcast Digital Awards (Broadcast)
Glastonbury 2014: how to watch it on TV (Daily Telegraph)
"Missed out on Glastonbury Festival tickets this year? Follow all the action from home using our BBC TV and Radio guide."
BBC stages first world war rap battle (Guardian)
UK media in one-minute silence protest over jailing of al-Jazeera journalists (Guardian)
"Hundreds of reporters across BBC and other media organisations speak out against Egyptian government’s verdict"
Licence fee should be charged to iPlayer users, says acting chair of BBC Trust (Guardian)
"Diane Coyle, acting chair of the BBC Trust, says the BBC is 'less independent than it needs to be'"
BBC announces new comedy pilots (Chortle)
"the Comedy Feeds show serious commitment to finding the next best writers, directors and faces of British comedy"
After 25 years at the helm Jeremy Paxman presents his final Newsnight (Telegraph)
"During his tenure, the 63-year-old earned a reputation as one of the most fearless and feared interviewers"
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