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February (38 posts)

  1. BBC Introducing in the West present: Halls of Resonance

    Tuesday 4 March 2014, 15:28

    Sam Bonham Sam Bonham BBC Introducing presenter

    Producer and presenter Sam Bonham reflects on the success of BBC Introducing's event in partnership with the University of Gloucester.

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  2. What's on BBC Red Button, 1-7 March

    Friday 28 February 2014, 17:03

    Victoria Sorzano Victoria Sorzano Duty Editor

    Don't miss the best bits of the first 6 Music Festival in Manchester, plus watch the Eurovision UK launch and Welsh Snooker Championship action, all on the Red Button this week

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  3. Round Up Week 9 / 2014

    Friday 28 February 2014, 16:39

    Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog

    This week's round up of events in and around the BBC.

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  4. BBC Eurovision 2014: Our vision for Copenhagen

    Friday 28 February 2014, 15:59

    Guy Freeman Guy Freeman Executive Producer

    BBC Eurovision Executive Producer Guy Freeman outlines how the UK act for the Eurovision has been selected for this year's competition. 

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  5. Made in the Midlands: Outside broadcast focusses on local manufacturing

    Friday 28 February 2014, 15:07

    Robert Thompson Robert Thompson Editor, BBC Midlands Today

    The BBC Midlands Today team highlight local manufacturing.

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  6. New award category for BBC Young Musician competition

    Thursday 27 February 2014, 16:25

    Kerry Clark Kerry Clark

    Competition Manager Kerry Clark explains how the inaugural BBC Young Musician Jazz Award came about and announces the finalists in the new category.

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  7. Director-General Tony Hall speaks at the Oxford Media Convention 2014

    Wednesday 26 February 2014, 12:19

    Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog

    Director-General Tony Hall's speech on the future of the BBC at the 2013 Oxford Media Convention. 

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  8. How Lizzie the elephant and ‘Little Khaki George’ helped the war effort

    Tuesday 25 February 2014, 12:44

    Anneli Shearsmith Anneli Shearsmith Broadcast Co-ordinator, BBC Yorkshire

    BBC Yorkshire broadcast co-ordinator Anneli Shearsmith introduces some of the stories she has been working on with her colleagues for World War One at Home.

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  9. A Winter Olympics to remember

    Monday 24 February 2014, 16:45

    Barbara Slater Barbara Slater Director, BBC Sport

    Barbara reflects on the BBC's coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics. 

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  10. What's on BBC Red Button, 22 February - 1 March

    Friday 21 February 2014, 16:37

    Victoria Sorzano Victoria Sorzano Duty Editor

    Coming up on BBC Red Button this week we've got the final days of Sochi plus a loving look back at what's been a great Winter Olympics. There's also Folk Awards highlights, CBBC's Dumping Ground goodies, and football, snooker and world track cycling action.

    Read more about What's on BBC Red Button, 22 February - 1 March

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Bruce Forsyth returning to screens in BBC variety show (Digital Spy)

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BBC annual report: Tony Hall announces £374m in annual savings (Independent)

Doctor Who: series 8 looks like a scorcher (Guardian)
"Cybermen sizzle as Peter Capaldi films BBC sci-fi series at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral in the middle of a heatwave"

Sophie Raworth: I get far more work now I am over 40 (Telegraph)
"News presenter Sophie Raworth claims many of her bosses are now female and ageism is no longer an issue for women in the BBC"

Kids tv leads BBC in 'going green' (Ariel)

Naga Munchetty given permanent place on BBC Breakfast sofa following Susanna Reid’s depart (Daily Express)

BBC’s Dominic Coles joins Discovery Networks (Guardian)
"Corporation’s director of operations to be US-based pay-TV giant’s finance and operations chief across western Europe"

World Cup Final 2014: BBC Triumphs Over ITV In TV Ratings War, Over 9 Million More Viewers Tune In (Huffington Post)

BBC Chief Tony Hall Promises a ‘Competition Revolution’ (Variety)

Future Media roles to move to Salford (Ariel)

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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"

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Selected by the About the BBC Blog team.

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Plants: From roots to riches [Radio 4]
Ideas to talk about [Outreach]



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