Blog posts by year and month June 2010

Posts (13)

  1. Today sees the online launch of BBC Films' showreel, showcasing a variety of our recent projects which I hope will give some insight into the rich and eclectic slate we're seeking to achieve. While all of our films are unique, each one represents our commitment to bring original and distincti...

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  2. Today the BBC has put forward a series of proposals to change the BBC Pension Scheme. If accepted, these would be the most extensive changes to the Scheme in its history. These are tough decisions, and the first major reform of pensions in the public sector. But we believe we have no option if we...

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  3. Here at Ouch! - the BBC's disability website - we're rather pleased with our new series of daisy-chained video interviews. Called Dis Connected, we brought an eclectic group of noteworthy people together, some of whom you may not have immediately put in the disability bracket. And it's that fact ...

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  4. Whenever we discuss our collections, we often find ourselves having to explain why some programmes can't be included because of rights issues. Whatever the problems are in clearing acquired footage, the situation becomes much harder when we begin to look at sports footage. Although the BBC broadc...

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  5. We've had a nerve-wracking couple of weeks here in Comedy Towers waiting to see how two brand spanking new shows for BBC Three would roll out. When I arrived in the job last year, the Lee Nelson pilot was one of the first DVDs to land on my desk and I thought it was dynamite - a user-friendly v...

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  6. George Campey OBE, who coined the term 'Eurovision' to describe the idea of a TV link-up between broadcasters in Europe, has died aged 94. Without him, there might not have been a Eurovision Song Contest. It might have ended up as the Cross Borders Cultural Collaboration Between Public Service Br...

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  7. It was to be a big event, and we had to make every effort to get it right. President Sarkozy et Madame Bruni would be paying us a visit, and I was to do the honours in French. Not just because I was a native French speaker, or happen to be "Controller, Languages" in BBC Global but, I strongly sus...

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  8. BBC Three received valuable recognition last night for the work it is doing to bring serious and complex subjects to young British audiences. At the Broadcast Digital Awards, BBC Three won Awards for the Best Current Affairs' programme for Women, Weddings, War and Me, and Best Popular Factual P...

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  9. Vive La France! There's no denying that we British are a bit funny about the French. We love them for our houses in their countryside, their tasty gourmet food, their filmstars, their sex appeal. But when it comes to politics, it's a very different story. So it's a turn up for the books when t...

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  10. There's been a real buzz in the office over the last few weeks as the BBC Wildlife Fund has been preparing for it's second appeal. The BBC Wildlife Fund is the youngest of the BBC's four corporate charities - the others being Children in Need, Performing Arts Fund and the World Service Trust. It'...

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