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October (24 posts)

  1. Roger Mosey blog - A Capital Idea

    Friday 29 October 2010, 10:29

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    "This is a post with lots of initials in it. So stand by for not just IOC and LOCOG but OBS, EBU, ODA and BBC - because I want to explain a bit about what we do week in and week out on the BBC 2012 project, and how it takes many cooks to create this particular broth".

    Roger Mosey, BBC Director of London...

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  2. Radio Blog - HD sound for the Electric Proms

    Thursday 28 October 2010, 11:53

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    "You may have heard that we offered an extra high quality (320kbs AAC) online audio stream for the last week of the BBC Proms this year (read about the experiment on the BBC Internet blog). The feedback we received was almost universally good. Listeners really appreciated the richer sound quality which...

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  3. Electric Proms - Creating New Moments in Music

    Wednesday 27 October 2010, 09:26

    Jeff Smith Jeff Smith Head of Music, Radio 2

    This year is the first year that Radio 2 took over sole responsibility for the Electric Proms but the concept remains the same and that is its dedication to creating new moments in music.

    Working in partnership with BBC2 we wanted to create a unique music...

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  4. Bristol - BBC Anchor Partnership One Year On

    Monday 25 October 2010, 18:26

    Caroline Thomson Caroline Thomson Chief Operating Officer

    Today I'm in Bristol to mark the anniversary of the BBC's first city partnership - which we've called the Bristol - BBC Anchor partnership, paying tribute to the city's seafaring history.

    Our partners are Bristol City Council, the South West Regional Development Agency; South West Screen; the city's...

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  5. Radio Blog - Sir Michael Lyons on new licence fee settlement

    Monday 25 October 2010, 12:22

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    "In this week's edition of the BBC's in-house newspaper 'Ariel', the main feature is about the heavy workload the BBC's chief operating officer, Caroline Thomson, now has as a result of the recent cull of executive board members. One of her three main responsibilities, it said, was preparing for the...

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  6. Celebrating BBC Partnerships in Bristol

    Friday 22 October 2010, 13:45

    Alec McGivan Alec McGivan Head of BBC Outreach

    I can't believe it's been a whole year since the BBC announced its first ever city partnership, yet here we are about to celebrate the first anniversary of the Anchor Collaboration in Bristol. The partnership saw key media organisations in the city agree to work together to create a media and...

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  7. This Time Eighty Years Ago

    Friday 22 October 2010, 09:39

    Paul Hughes Paul Hughes BBC Symphony Orchestra

    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...

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  8. Exchanges at the Frontier - a BBC World Service series

    Thursday 21 October 2010, 14:10

    Anne Koch Anne Koch

    Do you want to live forever? The work of Cynthia Kenyon, an eminent Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics is at the cutting edge in the scientific quest for the fountain of youth. In her laboratory in California she has genetically altered worms so they live twice as long as normally, as she told...

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  9. The Spending Review - a press round-up

    Thursday 21 October 2010, 12:58

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    Yesterday the Chancellor George Osborne unveiled details of the Spending Review in the House of Commons. Sir Michael Lyons, Chairman of the BBC Trust responded to the announcement of a new licence fee settlement in a statement that was published on the Trust website. In an interview on Radio 4's The...

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