Blog posts by year and month August 2011

Posts (15)

  1. On Saturday we ended our two week run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe which, for the first time, saw BBC television, radio and online come together under one roof at our own pop-up venue on Potterow in the heart of the world's largest arts festival. Over the course of the last for...

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  2. Earlier in the Summer, I led a team which delivered our first live 3D broadcasts to homes around the UK. We wanted to get this year's Wimbledon finals out to everyone who has so far bought a 3D set (and the glasses that go with it) and so we used the BBC HD channel to show the matches - free of c...

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  3. I've been the Controller of BBC One now for ten months and have begun to put new plans in place to make the channel as vibrant and creative as it can possibly be. One of the big things for me is to try and make sure that BBC One offers something for everyone and does a good job of reflecting the...

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  4. I've just finished my 'Meet the Controller' session at the Edinburgh TV Festival where I was interviewed by Kate Silverton. It was a chance to reflect on what I think has been a really good year for BBC Two. We screened some of the highlights and you can see them in the video. There's been an am...

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  5. The Media Guardian Television Festival has kicked off and it's one of the few times in the year when the TV community takes time to discuss the challenges facing the industry. For me, it's the first time I've been to the festival as Controller of BBC Three. In a session earlier today I was interv...

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  6. Thank goodness my interview at the Media Guardian International TV Festival is over. It's always slightly terrifying and good to get some fresh air afterwards, but actually Penny Smith, who was interviewing me, was delightful. Hopefully the audience found it an informative and lively session. Na...

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  7. The Edinburgh Television Festival is a key event in the broadcast calendar; it's an opportunity for media companies to debate the industry's biggest issues and showcase their upcoming content. As Advisory Chair of this year's festival I've pulled together a programme that promises not only to cel...

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  8. When I was a little lass, the world was half a dozen streets, an' a bit o' waste land, an' the rest was all talk. After all these years, the words of Violet Carson, Coronation Street's legendary battle-axe Ena Sharples still echo in my ears. For me, that line perfectly captures that fine balance...

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  9. This evening's edition of Front Row, Radio 4's nightly arts review programme, comes from the BBC's new, purpose-built Edinburgh Festival 'pop-up' venue on the corner of Potterow and Marshall Street. We asked Front Row presenter John Wilson to talk to Caroline Raphael, Radio 4's Edinburgh Supremo,...

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  10. Nick Clarke presenting the World at One The Nick Clarke Award is now entering its fourth year. This hugely popular prize was first launched in 2008 at The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, and celebrates the single best broadcast interview of each year. Judges of the award are looking f...

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