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July (27 posts)

  1. Happy birthday Andy Pandy!

    Friday 30 July 2010, 10:23

    Robert Seatter Robert Seatter

    Andy Pandy and TeddyAndy Pandy is - unbelievably - 60 years old this month! The first real star of BBC Children's TV, in his blue and white striped romper suit and odd little tricorne hat, he has survived where others far bigger and far more powerful have fallen by the wayside...

    So who came up with the idea? Andy was created...

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  2. A BBC Symphony for Yorkshire - the stage is set

    Thursday 29 July 2010, 09:37

    Helen Thomas Helen Thomas


    Doreen Brigham and Benjamin TillThis week the musicians see and hear A Symphony for Yorkshire for the very first time - everyone who has worked on the symphony feels excited and slightly sick as the clock ticks and we get closer to the moment we finally unveil an extraordinary piece of work.

    The past few days have been hugely challenging...

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  3. Sport Blog - Four thoughts on Two Years To Go to London 2012

    Wednesday 28 July 2010, 14:29

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    "A day of traveling in East London courtesy of a garishly-pink London 2012 bus - part of a fleet taking the media and officials around the Olympic Park - is followed by a day in the office thinking about some of the lessons from the "Two Years To Go" celebrations".

    Roger Mosey, the Director of BBC London...

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  4. The BBC Proms Archive is ready to be explored

    Tuesday 27 July 2010, 12:50

    John Bryant John Bryant BBC Proms Publications Editor

    New job, first day, first meeting with the boss, first item on the agenda: 'Proms database'. The need to complete this project became more apparent the further we got into it. We all know how easy it is to find out facts about other major events: if you need to know how many matches in the Third Round...

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  5. Radio 1 and 1Xtra Summer Surgery campaign

    Monday 26 July 2010, 13:01

    Aled Aled


    Think about what you were like as a teenager.

    If you were anything like me you probably felt fear towards drugs. You had nervous fascination with alcohol. Your world was probably amazing or it sucked depending on whether you were popular in school or whether you were in or out with your group of friends...

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  6. World Music Archive is launched

    Friday 23 July 2010, 17:39

    James Parkin James Parkin

    Radio is a great and intimate medium. It's with you in the shower, as you doze in bed, as you cook, as you drive. Part of its charm is that what is broadcast at any given moment is gone for ever. There's no going back, rewinding or dwelling. Of course, this has, to some extent changed with the advent...

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  7. BBC Mobile Apps go live

    Friday 23 July 2010, 12:31

    Erik Huggers Erik Huggers Director of Future Media & Technology

    Today's announcement that the BBC Trust have concluded their review of our plans to produce native applications for smartphones, means that we are continuing with the launch of apps that we outlined in February.

    We know that increasing numbers of you want to access BBC output on-the-go and the rapid...

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  8. BBC London 2012 Olympics plan has something for everyone

    Thursday 22 July 2010, 11:12

    Roger Mosey Roger Mosey Acting Director, BBC Vision

    When we set out on the BBC London 2012 project we had one over-riding thought in mind: to help the nation share the excitement about the biggest event in the UK in our lifetimes. But we also knew we had to pace ourselves. The evidence is that audiences have sharply contrasting views on the Olympics...

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  9. BBC receptionist to attend Royal Garden Party

    Wednesday 21 July 2010, 12:33

    Chris Kane Chris Kane

    Earlier this year I had the opportunity to recommend somebody from the Workplace team to attend one of this summer's Royal Garden Parties.

    It was really exciting to hear that Zina Craker, one of our long serving front of house representatives, received the gold embossed invitation and she's now off to...

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  10. Internet Blog - new appeals process for the moderation of blogs, message boards and communities

    Monday 19 July 2010, 19:07

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    "Most people who leave comments on the BBC's blogs, message boards and communities will never get a comment rejected by the moderators, and many of you that do will understand why. But there are times when you need more information so you better understand the rules, and there are times when the mods...

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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"

Kay Benbow named acting director of BBC Children’s (Prolific North)
"CBeebies controller Kay Benbow is to become the acting director of BBC Children’s while the broadcaster searches for a permanent replacement for Joe Godwin."

Six reasons why Desert Island Discs is the perfect radio programme (Guardian)
"The BBC programme this week celebrated its 3,000th episode, so here’s to a great British institution"

Panorama’s ‘fake sheikh’ documentary watched by 2.5 million people (Guardian)
"compelling investigative journalism"

Bernard Cribbins honoured with JM Barrie award (The Stage)
“one of the greats of children’s television...a brilliant storyteller who has inspired millions of people”

Lancashire’s John Gillmore attempts world record (Radio Today)

BBC tackles MPs for Children in Need (Ariel)

BBC gets four gongs at Creative Diversity Network Awards (Ariel)

One Direction to become EastEnders stars (Yahoo news) 
"The chart-topping band will sing from the set of EastEnders for this year’s BBC Children In Need Appeal show."

Detectorists to return to BBC Four for second series (Digital Spy)
"I'm so pleased that we're going to be able to bring the Detectorists back - it was a perfect slice of BBC Four comedy"

'Winkle' becomes 3,000th Desert Island Discs castaway (Western Morning News)
"What is thrilling for me is to see this Radio 4 jewel of a programme take on new life in the digital world"

BBC Worldwide hires Jonathan Green as head of Store ahead of 2015 launch and iPlayer integration (The Drum)

BBC returns to FA Cup after six-year absence promising a great show (Guardian)

‘Dark’ Doctor Who storyline defended by BBC (Guardian)
"We were mindful of the themes explored in Dark Water and are confident that they are appropriate in the context of the heightened sci-fi world of the show"

Melvyn Bragg: Arts are more popular than football and must not be marginalised (Telegraph)
"The BBC is doing very well…but why don’t they do more?"

BBC One's The Missing tops Tuesday with 5.6 million (Digital Spy)

BBC now has more staff outside London than in the capital (Guardian)
“The saving we are making mean more of the licence fee than ever is going on producing the best quality shows,”

Hancock's Half Hour revived 60 years on (Ariel)

Green Party considering legal action against BBC after being left out of election debates (Independent)
"obviously we would wish to settle this by an amicable route and lines of communication are open with the broadcasters"

The 10 best quotes from the #100Women event (Cosmopolitan)

Panorama doc inspires lifesaver kit (Ariel)
"A Panorama programme has inspired the design of a piece of medical kit with the potential to save thousands of lives."

BBC plan special week of programmes dedicated to Gerry Anderson (Mirror)
"Radio legend to be celebrated with tribute shows and a live two-hour concert"

Strictly extends lead over X Factor (Guardian)
"BBC1 show widens gap over ITV talent competition to 2 million, despite return of Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini"

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