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June (22 posts)

  1. Northern Intelligence

    Friday 14 June 2013, 09:44

    Peter Salmon Peter Salmon Director, England

    Peter Salmon reflects on programme making and the visit of the Public Accounts Committee to Salford this week. 

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  2. Commonwealth Games 2014: Class of 2014

    Thursday 13 June 2013, 10:43

    Sharon Mair Sharon Mair Project Executive, Commonwealth Games 2014

    BBC Scotland's Sharon Mair provides an update on the selection of the 2013/14 Apprenticeships and announces the launch of the Commonwealth Class debate for schoolchildren. 

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  3. Docs on BBC Two: Modern Britain in all its staggering variety

    Wednesday 12 June 2013, 12:32

    Janice Hadlow Janice Hadlow Controller, BBC Two

    Janice Hadlow reveals the exciting new documentaries coming to BBC Two.

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  4. Media Centre Round Up #15

    Tuesday 11 June 2013, 11:13

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

    Hannah Khalil takes a whistlestop tour of announcements from the Media Centre this week.

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  5. A BBC Red Button summer 2013

    Monday 10 June 2013, 15:48

    Alix Pryde Alix Pryde Director, BBC Distribution

    Alix Pryde details additional coverage of great sporting and musical events this summer on the BBC, including additional HD.

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  6. The BBC Performing Arts Fund, The Voice UK and a pot of theatre funding

    Friday 7 June 2013, 13:49

    Catherine De Val Catherine De Val

    Catherine de Val from the BBC Performing Arts Fund, writes about a recent success for PAF Music Fellow James Ham.

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  7. Behind the scenes at Bollywood Carmen

    Thursday 6 June 2013, 19:23

    Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog

    Bollywood Carmen is in partnership with the City of Bradford, the world’s first UNESCO City of Film, and is a co-production between BBC Three, BBC North and BBC Music Television. 

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  8. Remembering Nan Winton

    Thursday 6 June 2013, 11:10

    Jane Hill Jane Hill

    On 20th June 1960 Nan Winton became the first woman to read the news on BBC Television. In this post BBC News Channel presenter Jane Hill reflects on what inspired her to work in journalism.

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  9. Media Centre Round Up #14

    Tuesday 4 June 2013, 11:43

    Matt Munday Matt Munday Digital Content Producer, BBC Media Centre

    Matt Munday's Media Centre news features Glasto, The White Queen, Doctor Who, Tigers & 500 WORDS.

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  10. Trans Comedy Award winners announced

    Tuesday 4 June 2013, 09:33

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

    BBC Writersroom has announced the winners of the Trans Comedy award.

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