Blog posts by year and month January 2011

Posts (14)

  1. On Tuesday we heard that one of the short films from our most recent film scheme has been nominated for an Oscar. This follows a BAFTA nomination for one of the other films on the same scheme, which is run by BBC Film Network. This is a huge testimony to the creativity of the filmmakers involved ...

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  2. The top 10 most watched programmes of 2010 don't only showcase the year's biggest TV moments, but also shed some light on deeper trends in TV watching. Here's the list. Top 10 watched programmes in 2010 Title Date Channel Viewers The X Factor Final Results 12 Decem...

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  3. Peter Horrocks has just posted on The Editors. "It's been a painful day for the BBC World Service and the 180 million audiences around the world. This morning I announced a fundamental restructure to the BBC World Service in order to meet the 16% savings target required by the UK government's S...

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  4. I was surprised to see in a recent survey that well over half of the British public would categorise themselves as 'working class'. It's a rather high proportion, and it includes a vast range of people: anyone from a building worker to a cabinet minister can it seems describe themselves as work...

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  5. Books have accompanied me round a lot of the turns my life has taken. When I look back over the literary landmarks of my life as a reader I see a crowd of characters - James Bond, Humbert Humbert, Mr Micawber, Macon 'Milkman' Dead, Philip Marlowe, Nostromo, Becky Sharp, Jude the Obscure and Fer...

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  6. The BBC has always created and embraced emerging technologies to remain relevant. Text based journalism, through Ceefax, didn't really feature in the BBC until the late 1970s, which later evolved into BBC Red Button and the BBC News website, the backbone of BBC Online. Today, BBC Online gives us ...

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  7. It's just nine weeks to go until Thursday March 24 BBC News School Report's 'News Day' when schools across the UK turn their classrooms into newsrooms and thousands of 11 to 14-year-olds become BBC School Reporters, producing real news for a real audience. We're in our fifth year and we've wor...

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  8. On Monday night this week BBC Outreach hosted an event to celebrate and encourage our connections with the community in West London especially those in and around White City, the home of the BBC's largest working site. The idea of the get together was to give local partners, organisations, reside...

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  9. Today we have published the latest detailed quarterly expenses of our 110 most senior executives at the Corporation, covering the period July-September 2010. This is part of our continuing programme of transparency, and is the sixth time that we have published quarterly expenses. The headline is ...

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  10. Mark Thompson has just sent an email to staff announcing that Erik Huggers is leaving. This is what he said: Dear All, After nearly four years with BBC Future Media & Technology, Erik Huggers is to leave the BBC at the end of February to become Corporate Vice President and General Manager...

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