Blog posts by year and month December 2009

Posts (16)

  1. The About the BBC blog will be taking a short Christmas break over the following week but will return in January. Many thanks for all your visits and comments in 2009. All the best for the holiday and see you in the New Year! - Chris Jones, Editor...

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  2. The BBC is at its best when we work together to deliver great moments and experiences for our audience. And that doesn't have to be a glittering production or a major event. Just yesterday, terrific teamwork pulled off something rather special for some youngsters who deserve our support at th...

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  3. "Whatever happened to Fortinbras?" was just one of the questions preoccupying a packed Q&A session at the BFI on London's South Bank on Monday night. It came after the first public screening of Hamlet the movie - the RSC's magnificent performance, starring David Tennant and Patrick Stewart, ...

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  4. In becoming Director of the BBC Academy, as well as bringing together all of training and development at the BBC for the first time (my first and most obvious task), I've been determined to use the creation of the Academy to raise our ambitions for training within the BBC and to be much more expl...

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  5. In today's MediaGuardian I have written about the future of BBC Worldwide. You may wish to visit the website to read the full article.

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  6. Over the course of the last week, the debate about BBC HD picture quality which has been running since August has entered a new phase. The Head of Technology for BBC HD, Andy Quested, has serialised an extended review of his response to all the areas that have been covered over the course of the ...

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  7. It's only a piece of paper. But then again - as archivists and librarians understand better than anyone - a single piece of paper can sometimes have lasting significance. When the BBC's Director-General Mark Thompson and the British Library's Chief Executive Lynne Brindley add their signatures ...

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  8. Farmers Weekly asked me whether the BBC made any programming specifically for people in the countryside or for farmers. And the short answer is that we don't. Just like we don't make programmes specifically for people in the city or for people in the suburbs, or for accountants or train drivers. ...

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  9. As we head into the next decade and decide what to call it (I never liked the 'noughties'), it's worth looking back over the last 10 years. Hard to believe, but at the beginning of the decade we didn't have any digital channels as viewers would recognise them today. We'd launched fledgling cha...

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  10. When I was growing up I used to wait eagerly for the Christmas schedule to see what delights would be coming on television in late December. I still get the same excitement seeing the final Christmas schedules, but for different reasons. As Head of Scheduling for BBC Vision I oversee the plans fo...

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