Blog posts by year and month December 2010

Posts (8)

  1. Today is my last day as editor of the About the BBC blog. It's been a real pleasure and I leave you in the very capable hands of Bridget Middleton. The blog will be closed over the Christmas period from Friday 24 December until Tuesday 4 January and during this time you won't be able to post co...

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  2. There is no denying it, Christmas is a time of excess - lots of partying, and the constant temptation to overeat, drink too much and generally over indulge. January always feels like a time to rein it all in, to make New Year resolutions and to turn over a new leaf. So exactly the right time we...

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  3. BBC Radio 4 has just made this announcement: Pope Benedict XVI, will deliver his Thought For The Day on Radio 4, Friday 24th December at 7.45am. Pope Benedict's Christmas message to the British people follows his UK visit in September. In an unprecedented move - the Pope has not presented mat...

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  4. Delivering simpler, more efficient and more cost-effective ways of working - is vital if the BBC is to meet the target we set ourselves in Putting Quality First of reducing overheads to less than 10p in every licence fee pound by 2015 In October, Mark Thompson announced the creation of a new,...

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  5. Almost three quarters of a century ago on 11 December 1936, another annus horribilis came to a crashing end with that most famous of royal broadcasts - the abdication speech of Edward VIII. What with Colin Firth's purportedly Oscar-winning role as George VI (in The King's Speech) due for release ...

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  6. Last week some national newspapers wrote about the number of repeats on the BBC this Christmas. Not that they actually knew anything because we hadn't published our schedules at the time and it was only this week that we confirmed what was going to be on. Far from being full of things you've s...

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  7. Tatiana Maslany and Andrew Buchan star as Mary and Joseph in Tony Jordan's adaptation of The Nativity for BBC One this Christmas. With less than a month to go before Christmas Day (where has this year gone?), the first week of December has certainly blustered in with what can only be describe...

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  8. I've been in regular contact with our teams across England this week, hearing about their snow coverage; the issues they are facing getting around communities and the amazing responses we've had from members of the public letting us know their stories; hearing about how they are looking after the...

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