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Monday 11 March 2013, 11:40
An introduction to the BBC Scotland's USP on science programming from Executive Producer Marcus Herbert.
Tuesday 10 April 2012, 11:19
Every morning for more than a decade, BBC Breakfast has helped viewers start the day, with its trademark mix of news, issues and guests. Today, it's done just that - but this time from its new studio at MediaCityUK...
Thursday 7 July 2011, 11:00
"Audiences are at the heart of everything we do" is an important phrase at the BBC. It appears on the back of every member of staff's BBC ID card. And understanding how and where those audiences are choosing to consume the BBC, and what they think of us, our programmes and services, is always of huge...
Tuesday 15 May 2012, 18:16
Michael Hortin, joint News Editor at BBC Radio Lincolnshire, blogs about how the local radio station has given over an entire week of programming to outside broadcasts.
If 36 shows on the road across 89 hours in a week, and up to nine reporters out every day providing live reports, doesn't sound that...
Monday 24 January 2011, 11:00
The BBC has always created and embraced emerging technologies to remain relevant. Text based journalism, through Ceefax, didn't really feature in the BBC until the late 1970s, which later evolved into BBC Red Button and the BBC News website, the backbone of BBC Online. Today, BBC Online gives us a foothold...
Friday 22 October 2010, 09:39
As I sit here in Maida Vale's Studio 1 watching the load-in of what looks like the national supply of percussion instruments, I wonder what my predecessor might have been thinking 80 years ago today in the lead up to the very first concert by the newly-created BBC Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra...
Monday 5 December 2011, 07:48
Today sees the launch of a refreshed version of our corporate websites, About the BBC, of which this blog is part. I have been leading the team who made the changes and I'd like to explain some of the thinking behind them.
The BBC has long had websites aimed at helping audiences and licence fee payers...
Friday 17 June 2011, 16:21
Television Centre may seem like a surprising place to start making a documentary about BBC Manchester but as I discovered during the course of the filming, the North West's influence within broadcasting spreads far beyond the perimeter of the M60.
I am in London for two days to interview five contributors...
Friday 14 January 2011, 17:14
Northern Ireland with its normally mild climate is a beautiful green place thanks, in part, to an abundant supply of water but as we recently experienced this natural asset can bring with it severe weather related challenges. In the run up to Christmas, Northern Ireland was gripped by a blast of...
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BBC Three will close as a TV channel in 2015 (Telegraph)
Does Mary Berry Cooks mark a breakthrough for older women on TV? (Guardian)
"What results is an unapologetically old-fashioned TV show with a presenter who makes no attempt to disguise when she was born"
Peaky Blinders nominated by Royal Television Society for RTS Award (Birmingham Mail)
Eurovision 2014: What we know about Molly Smitten-Downes so far (Independent)
"She thinks Choco Leibniz are the best biscuits in the world, putting her in a strong position with German voters."
Tom Margerison obituary (Guardian)
"Founder of New Scientist, Sunday Times journalist and BBC broadcaster who made complicated subjects easy to understand."
BBC to launch refreshed Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Game (British Comedy Guide)
"The new 30th anniversary version of the game will allow users to play in high definition for the first time"
Amazon, BBC to Revive 'Ripper Street' (Hollywood Reporter)
"Amazon Prime Instant Video on Wednesday unveiled a deal with the BBC to revive crime drama Ripper Street."
BBC Four creates new season on gardens (Televisual)
The BBC’s bestselling shows abroad (Ariel)
"A record 725 buyers are attending BBC Worldwide's annual showcase this week, where programmes such as The Musketeers and Horrible Histories will be sold to foreign broadcasters."
Release Australian journalist Peter Greste: Int'l media (Ahram online)
"Open letter signed by Peter Greste's former employers calls for his release and 19 other detained journalists... The letter was signed by Greste’s former employers at BBC, ITN, Reuters, Sky News, NBC and ABC."
Last updated Friday 7 March 2014
Selected by the About the BBC Blog team.
37 Days: Changing my perspective of WWI [TV]
Technology, Manipulation and Mischief in Chris Morris' Blue Jam [Radio 4]
Making Radio Drama - the bad news and the good news [writersroom]
New search results page for mobile in beta [Internet]
"I can’t wait to use Mobile Kunji!" [Media Action]
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