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February (24 posts)

  1. Radio 4 revisits controversial poem 'v.'

    Monday 18 February 2013, 14:30

    Tony Phillips Tony Phillips Commissioning Editor, Arts, Radio 4

    Radio 4's arts commissioning editor, Tony Phillips, discusses the significance of 'v.' and the decision to record a rare reading by the poem's author Tony Harrison.

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  2. Ten things from this week #17

    Friday 15 February 2013, 15:44

    Jen Macro Jen Macro Digital Content Producer, About the BBC

    Ten musical things selected from around the BBC, including a musical map of Britain and a vocal masterclass.

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  3. Mapping out BBC Television Centre

    Thursday 14 February 2013, 16:28

    Bill Thompson Bill Thompson Head of Partnership Development

    Bill Thompson from the archive development team explains how Google maps will allow people to take a virtual tour of BBC Television Centre after the BBC has vacated the building.

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  4. Welsh voices from the past

    Tuesday 12 February 2013, 12:53

    Ian Pratt Ian Pratt Television Scheduler, BBC Cymru Wales

    Ian Pratt is a Television Schedule Planner at BBC Cymru Wales in Cardiff and reflects on an historic anniversary from the early days of broadcasting.

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  5. Media Centre Round-Up #5 (week ending 9 Feb 2013)

    Monday 11 February 2013, 14:46

    Ben Murray Ben Murray Editor, BBC Media Centre

    Editor of the BBC Media Centre website Ben Murray digs around the week's announcements for this week's round-up. 

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  6. How we make BBC Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack

    Monday 11 February 2013, 12:53

    Lyndsay Fenner Lyndsay Fenner Producer, BBC Radio 4 Extra

    Radio 4 Extra producer Lyndsay Fenner explains what Newsjack is and how the topical sketch show is made each week. 

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  7. BBC Radio Drama at 90

    Friday 8 February 2013, 15:22

    Jeremy Mortimer Jeremy Mortimer Producer

    BBC Radio Drama's Jeremy Mortimer reminisces about what attracted him to radio drama, and how the 90th anniversary of the genre is being marked.

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  8. North impact could be dramatic

    Friday 8 February 2013, 11:50

    Peter Salmon Peter Salmon Director, England

    Director of BBC North Peter Salmon's overview of the wider impact being made by the new creative hub in MediaCityUK.

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  9. Happy Birthday BBC Three

    Thursday 7 February 2013, 15:40

    Zai Bennett Zai Bennett Controller, BBC Three

    Controller of BBC Three, Zai Bennett, highlights the achievements of the innovative channel on the occasion of it's 10th birthday.

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  10. New dates announced for Expert Women training days

    Thursday 7 February 2013, 12:42

    Anne Morrison Anne Morrison

    Director of the BBC Academy Anne Morrison announces a new set of dates for the Expert Women initiative.

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