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April (17 posts)

  1. The final Prime Ministerial Debate - a press round-up

    Friday 30 April 2010, 16:38

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    Last night BBC One broadcast the last in a series of historic prime ministerial debates in front of a studio audience, live from the Midlands. You can watch Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg battle it out on BBC iPlayer until 6 May. Watch the final Prime Ministerial debate.

    The broadcast was...

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  2. The search begins for new Radio 4 Controller

    Friday 30 April 2010, 11:18

    Tim Davie Tim Davie Director of Audio & Music

    The advert for the job of Controller of Radio 4 is due to appear over the next few days. It's an important role - the network makes a significant contribution to the news agenda and cultural life of the nation. Like millions of listeners, Radio 4 has been part of my life for many years. When my family...

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  3. BBC Strategy Review - Alan Yentob addresses the VLV conference

    Thursday 29 April 2010, 10:14

    Laura Murray Laura Murray


Make sure you have your say on the points laid out in the strategy review on the BBC Trust's consultation site. The consultation period ends on 25th May.

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  • Great Coverage of Great National Events: The BBC Way

    Friday 23 April 2010, 16:44

    Caroline Thomson Caroline Thomson Chief Operating Officer

    One of the reasons the BBC exists is to unite audiences at moments of national celebration or reflection. Yesterday, we announced our coverage of two massive, yet very different, summer events - the 116th BBC Proms and our coverage of the 19th football World Cup. Both inspire incredible passion in a...

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  • BBC Music blog: Andy Parfitt on BBC Introducing's 20,000 uploads

    Thursday 22 April 2010, 10:17

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    As BBC Introducing hits a landmark 20,000 music submissions, Andy Parfitt, controller of Radio 1,1Xtra and the Asian Network explains the BBC's commitment to supporting new talent.

    Head over to the Music blog to read Andy's post and to comment.

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  • The Rise of BBC North at MediaCityUK

    Tuesday 20 April 2010, 17:09

    Peter Salmon Peter Salmon Director, England

    The sun is shining in the north-west, a good day for us to be showing Mark Thompson around our new home on the banks of Salford Quays this morning. There are major challenges ahead of course, but we have made a grand start and have taken possession of all three buildings on time and on budget. Now its...

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  • BBC executive pay and expenses: October to December 2009

    Monday 19 April 2010, 17:01

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    This is a brief post to announce that we've just published quarter three of our disclosures around executive pay and expenses.

    You can read more about the latest disclosure here.

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  • Doctor Who and Churchill in BBC Archive collection

    Thursday 15 April 2010, 11:19

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    Hello, I'm the new editor of the About The BBC blog. My first job was to speak to BBC Archive producer, Kate Wheeler about two exciting new collections featuring Doctor Who and Winston Churchill.

    The viewing public seem to have awarded new Doctor Who Matt Smith an overwhelmingly enthusiastic thumbs...

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  • Bye...

    Wednesday 14 April 2010, 18:06

    Chris Jones Chris Jones

    This brief post is both to bid farewell as editor of the About The BBC blog and to also welcome our readers to Laura Murray who will be taking my place at the helm this week. It's been a pleasure to launch and guide the BBC's corporate blog through its first few months, and I'm sure Laura will easily...

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  • The Future of 6 Music

    Tuesday 13 April 2010, 18:42

    Tim Davie Tim Davie Director of Audio & Music

    6 Music has been a hot topic since we announced the proposal to close the network in the Strategy Review. The speculation about its future took a new twist over the weekend with a newspaper report that claimed that the network is set to be rebranded as Radio 2 Extra.

    Firstly, let me make it clear...

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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"

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