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April (18 posts)

  1. BBC Broadcasting House all wrapped up

    Monday 15 December 2014, 19:02

    Andy Baker Andy Baker W1 Manager

    Andy Baker, W1 manager, remembers a busy year at New Broadcasting House and looks forward to an eventful 2015.

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  2. Real Stories Challenge

    Monday 15 December 2014, 11:59

    Katy Stead Katy Stead

    Katy Stead shares her experience of engaging young adults in storytelling and progamme making at the BBC Outreach & Corporate Responsibility Real Stories Challenge in Birmingham.

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  3. Why we've selected Hilary Mantel's short stories for Book at Bedtime

    Sunday 14 December 2014, 17:45

    Caroline Raphael Caroline Raphael Commissioning Editor, Radio 4 & 4 Extra

    We believe our audience is sophisticated enough to accept a broad range of viewpoints, and we are loathe to censor or avoid significant works of literature because they might be controversial; we would rather present the work and let listeners make up their own minds.

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  4. What’s on BBC Red Button, 13 – 19 December

    Friday 12 December 2014, 17:24

    Marc Jones Marc Jones Media Scheduler, Red Button

    Red Button schedule for 13-19 December.

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  5. BBC Music Awards across social platforms

    Friday 12 December 2014, 16:43

    Jem Stone Jem Stone Editor, Social media and Syndication, BBC Radio

    Jem Stone takes a look at how the BBC Music Awards spread across social media, using new formats and encouraging artists to tweet and share the event.

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  6. Tunics for Goalposts: Football on the front line in WW1

    Thursday 11 December 2014, 16:03

    Mike Ingham Mike Ingham Presenter, 5 live

    Mike Ingham reveals how his 5 live special investigating the Christmas truce led to a much wider brief, paying tribute to the footballers who lost their lives in the First World War.

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  7. CBBC launches first channel focused app for 6-12 year olds - ‘GO CBBC’

    Thursday 11 December 2014, 09:36

    John Kearney John Kearney

    John Kearney, acting Senior Product Manager in BBC Children’s Future Media, introduces an exciting new app for 6-12 year olds.

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  8. 32 Fellowships from the BBC Performing Arts Fund

    Wednesday 10 December 2014, 12:47

    Miriam O'Keeffe Miriam O'Keeffe

    Today  the 32 people who have been selected to become BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellows for 2015 have been announced.

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  9. Blazing a trail for new BBC Three

    Wednesday 10 December 2014, 10:00

    Damian Kavanagh Damian Kavanagh

    Project Lead for the new BBC Three Damian Kavanagh outlines the proposals laid down for the digital channel.

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  10. #BBCMusicAwards - quintessentially BBC

    Tuesday 9 December 2014, 12:00

    Bob Shennan Bob Shennan

    Bob Shennan previews the inaugural BBC Music Awards.

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BBC Three online proposals set out as relaunch scheduled for autumn 2015 (Digital Spy)
"This is not moving a TV channel and putting it online. This is new. We are the first broadcaster in the world to propose something like this."

BBC Three to cut Don't Tell the Bride and other reality TV shows when channel moves online (Independent)

BBC theme park featuring Doctor Who and Top Gear set to open in 2020 (Telegraph)

JK Rowling's Cormoran Strike crime novel The Cuckoo's Calling will be turned into BBC series (Daily Mail)
"With the rich character of Cormoran Strike at their heart, these dramas will be event television across the world."

Yentob leads the BBC fightback: we're being smeared for exposing Fake Sheikh (Independent)

BBC Makes Unprecedented Counter-Attack To Sun Editorial Accusing It Of Left-Wing Bias (Huffington Post)

Serial podcast set to air on Radio 4 Extra (Radio Times)
"We know we already have tons of Serial listeners in the UK but we love that the BBC will help us reach many, many more than we ever could with podcast alone"

BBC iPlayer launches on Xbox One (Broadband TV News)

BBC ‘a great British company, not a government department’: Danny Cohen (Guardian)
"I ask you to stand by the BBC in the year ahead. Support it, make the case for it, speak up for it, celebrate its achievements and help us make sure we can keep offering such an extraordinary range of programmes for all audiences."

See Doctor Who, Miranda, more in BBC Christmas trailer (Digital Spy)

The BBC is right to point out failure on debt. Osborne is wrong to complain about it (The Spectator)

Chris Morris returns to airwaves with new sketch on BBC 6 Music on Sunday (Guardian)
"Blue Jam and On the Hour satirist’s first radio sketch in 15 years will be broadcast on Mary Anne Hobbs’ morning show"

BBC releases game maker kit for kids (Ariel)

BBC Music Sound of 2015 longlist revealed (Guardian)
"Solo artists such as James Bay, George The Poet and Raury make up most of this year’s list of musicians tipped for big things in 2015"

Why Gillian Anderson is the new Helen Mirren (Telegraph)

War and Peace to take over Radio 4: Ten-hour production of Tolstoy's novel to be broadcast on station on New Year's Day (Daily Mail)

Sherlock returns: BBC confirms special with picture of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman back filming (Mirror)

The Reith Lectures explain why doctors fail (Telegraph)
"Dr Atul Gawande delivered an excellent first lecture on the fallibility of medicine, says Gillian Reynolds"

Nine-year-old Katie Morag star on winning BAFTA award and juggling TV series with school lessons (Scottish Daily Record)

Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Same-sex couple dance received positively (Metro)

Doctor Who, Andrew Scott and Sir Ian McKellen up for BBC Audio Drama Awards 2015 (Radio Times)
"Maxine Peake, Marcus Brigstocke and Toby Jones also scoop nominations for their work in audio drama"

Last updated Thursday 11 December 2014

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Selected by the About the BBC Blog team.

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BBC Online Briefing Winter 2014: keynote [Internet]
Booking agents: how they can develop your act [BBC Introducing]
Introducing Emma Smith one of our new 2015 Fellows [BBC Performing Art Fund]


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