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June (22 posts)

  1. Inside the BBC Writersroom TV Drama Writers Festival

    Wednesday 3 July 2013, 11:20

    Hannah Khalil Hannah Khalil Digital Content Producer, About The BBC Blog

    About the BBC's Hannah Khalil sneaks into the BBC Writersroom Drama festival & reveals what big names in the industry were talking about.

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  2. How we're using social media at Glastonbury 2013

    Friday 28 June 2013, 09:36

    Jem Stone Jem Stone Editor, Social media and Syndication, BBC Radio

    How the BBC's social media presence from Glastonbury 2013 will help viewers and listeners get closer to artists, find coverage of their favourite music and make them aware of the breadth and depth of talent available across the weekend.

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  3. Summer of Wildlife: Discovering nature on our doorstep

    Tuesday 25 June 2013, 17:50

    Abigail Appleton Abigail Appleton Head of Commissioning, BBC Learning

    Abigail Appleton visits Cardiff for the first of this year's Summer of Wildlife events.

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  4. How we're deciding on the 36th Blue Peter presenter

    Monday 24 June 2013, 12:38

    Helen Bullough Helen Bullough Head of CBBC Productions

    Helen Bullough explains how the next Blue Peter presenter will be chosen.

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  5. Mastertapes featuring Spandau Ballet

    Saturday 22 June 2013, 19:43

    Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog

    Tony Hadley and Gary Kemp feature in series 2 of BBC Radio 4's Mastertapes. Jon Jacob went along to watch the programme recorded in BBC Maida Vale. 

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  6. Digital Cardiff Week

    Friday 21 June 2013, 17:02

    Mark Jacobs Mark Jacobs programme manager, BBC Academy

    Mark Jacobs gives us the lowdown on a week of events in Cardiff that highlight digital technology.

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  7. Producing Airport Live

    Friday 21 June 2013, 12:57

    Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog

    Jon Jacob speaks to Airport Live Executive Producer, Lisa Ausden.

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  8. Confessions of a TMS devotee

    Thursday 20 June 2013, 12:13

    Ben Murray Ben Murray Editor, BBC Media Centre

    Ben Murray reveals his long-term love affair with TMS, and looks forward to this summer's Ashes.

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  9. Royal dogs and telly thieves

    Tuesday 18 June 2013, 13:55

    Sian Healey Sian Healey Head of Communications and Policy, TV Licensing

    Sian Healey reveals the new TV Licence campaign, including some of the more bizarre excuses for not paying for a TV Licence.

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  10. Marking 30 years of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013

    Monday 17 June 2013, 12:19

    Anwen Rees Anwen Rees Assistant Producer

    Assistant Producer Anwen Rees reveals the importance of the competition as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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