Blog posts by year and month April 2010

Posts (17)

  1. You may have already read in today's press that Mark Damazer, Radio 4's controller, is to leave his post in October. Over on the Radio 4 blog Mark talks about his decision: I will be leaving a job I have loved in October. I will miss almost all of it. But I always felt that I should not do ...

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  2. They did incredibly well! This year's Sport Relief raised over £30m for disadvantaged people in the UK and across the world - an astonishing 50% increase on last year's total of £20m. Audience numbers were up too, from 8 million to 9.4 million. Comic Relief's Red Nose Day campaign grew out of...

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  3. I am giving evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee today about the BBC's strategy review - Putting Quality First. I've spent a lot of time preparing for the session and - as part of that - I've been reminding myself about one of our key considerations in making the BBC more mission-focu...

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  4. From this month BBC North - the proud new parent of BBC Children's, BBC Sport, Radio 5 Live, and stepdad for BBC Learning, parts of FM&T and all those teams currently based in Manchester Oxford Road - becomes an official group within the BBC. It's an honour and a bit of a responsibility ...

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  5. Whilst in some ways it feels like the campaign has already started and the date has been announced, Westminster and the wider world are waiting with bated breath for the General Election to be formally called. Like the political parties, our preparation and planning will have been in developmen...

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  6. Last year, Mark Thompson said he would make the BBC more transparent to those who pay for it. He made a commitment to find new ways to show the public how we spend their compulsory licence fee to inform, educate and entertain everyone in the United Kingdom with quality programmes and services. ...

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  7. It's been a little over eight months since I rejoined the BBC to be the Head of Religion and Ethics and Commissioning Editor for Television and my first Easter is fast approaching. Last year we got some criticism for our Easter coverage and, as I have already stated, I don't think the BBC got t...

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