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October (14 posts)

  1. Inside New Broadcasting House

    Wednesday 31 October 2012, 16:23

    Andy Griffee Andy Griffee Project Director, W1

    Project Director Andy Griffee writes about the progress made migrating staff into the BBC's new London headquarters and introduces a time-lapse video showing New Broadcasting House in use. 

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  2. Roger Wright talks BBC Proms and Radio 3 at Oxford University

    Monday 29 October 2012, 15:50

    Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog

    Radio 3 Controller Roger Wright talks to former Radio 4 Controller Mark Damazer about his career and work on the classical music radio station and the BBC Proms.

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  3. BBC Radio 1 starts broadcasting from its brand new studios

    Wednesday 24 October 2012, 16:25

    Cara O'Brien Cara O'Brien Producer, Radio 1

    BBC Radio 1 starts broadcasting from its brand new studios in New Broadcasting House

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  4. The end of an era, and a coming of age

    Tuesday 23 October 2012, 23:33

    Alix Pryde Alix Pryde Director, BBC Distribution

    Marking the end of the largest broadcast engineering project in history – digital switchover.

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  5. Getting preparations for the 2014 Commonwealth Games underway

    Tuesday 23 October 2012, 10:34

    Sharon Mair Sharon Mair Project Executive, Commonwealth Games 2014

    Sharon Mair, Editor, Commonwealth Games in BBC Scotland shares behind the scenes information on the Games 

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  6. Prehistoric Autopsy Uncovered

    Monday 22 October 2012, 11:49

    Angela Roberts Angela Roberts Broadcasting Coordinator, BBC Learning

    BBC Outreach Learning’s Angela Roberts spared some time ahead of the Prehistoric Autopsy Uncovered exhibition launch, to explain what’s been involved in staging the event.

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  7. Ten things from this week #8

    Friday 19 October 2012, 15:23

    Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog

    Ten personal observations made during a week-long visit to the BBC in Salford. 

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  8. Inside Out: caring for the elderly

    Monday 15 October 2012, 08:23

    David Holdsworth David Holdsworth Controller of English Regions

    Controller, English Regions David Holdsworth writes about Inside Out, the regional current affairs programme for England. 

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  9. Ten things from this week #7

    Friday 12 October 2012, 17:34

    Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog

    Another selection of ten items from across the BBC week beginning Monday 8 October 2012. 

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  10. Introducing: Bruce Malcolm, Chief Operating Officer, BBC Scotland

    Wednesday 10 October 2012, 16:16

    Bruce Malcolm Bruce Malcolm BBC Head of Commonwealth Games

     BBC Scotland's Chief Operating Officer, Bruce Malcolm is the first to feature in a new series of blog interviews introducing senior management and the work they do at the BBC. 

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Future Media roles to move to Salford (Ariel)

Wimbledon final watched by 10 million (Guardian)
"Novak Djokovic victory over Roger Federer takes 54% share on BBC1, but no match for Andy Murray’s win last year"

TV News celebrates its 60th birthday (Ariel)

Doctor Who: Frank Cottrell Boyce is a genius, says Steven Moffat (Digital Spy)
"BBC One has confirmed that Frank Cottrell Boyce will script an episode of Doctor Who."

Danger Mouse remake will see some male characters returning as females (Guardian)
"CBBC’s Cheryl Taylor promises show ‘truthful to the essence of Danger Mouse’ but with fresh ideas"

BBC appoints Matthew Postgate as chief technology officer (Guardian)
"Current controller of research and development was part of the management team that created iPlayer and built mobile services"

Radio 5 Live: Presenters Richard Bacon, Victoria Derbyshire and Shelagh Fogarty among names leaving BBC radio station (Mirror)

Doctor Who trailer: take a Deep Breath, Capaldi fans (Guardian)
"A teaser for the 'feature-length' first episode of the new Doctor Who series has materialised, complete with Peter Capaldi, the Tardis in flames and a hint of menace"

Teenagers take over Scottish Thought for the Day (Ariel)

BBC increases digital radio coverage with Northern transmitters (Prolific North)

BBC to show off Commonwealth Games in 4K UHD (TechRadar)
"first ever event to be produced entirely over IP/internet networks - which the BBC is calling a 'major broadcasting milestone'"

BBC3 wins big at 2014 Broadcast Digital Awards (Broadcast)

Glastonbury 2014: how to watch it on TV (Daily Telegraph)
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BBC experiments with virtual reality (Ariel)

BBC stages first world war rap battle (Guardian)

UK media in one-minute silence protest over jailing of al-Jazeera journalists (Guardian)
"Hundreds of reporters across BBC and other media organisations speak out against Egyptian government’s verdict"

Licence fee should be charged to iPlayer users, says acting chair of BBC Trust (Guardian)
"Diane Coyle, acting chair of the BBC Trust, says the BBC is 'less independent than it needs to be'"

Acting BBC Trust chair to apply to become Lord Patten’s replacement (Guardian)

BBC announces new comedy pilots (Chortle)
"the Comedy Feeds show serious commitment to finding the next best writers, directors and faces of British comedy"

After 25 years at the helm Jeremy Paxman presents his final Newsnight (Telegraph) 
"During his tenure, the 63-year-old earned a reputation as one of the most fearless and feared interviewers"

Sherlock and Downton Abbey are as good as Breaking Bad and Mad Men, says BBC boss (Independent)

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