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Wednesday 3 September 2014, 09:06
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From YouTube sensation to BBC One: the story behind Doctor Who's new title sequence (Marketing Magazine)
A BBC Show Won The Most Emmys This Year (Business Insider)
"'Sherlock' took home a total of seven Emmy Awards"
BBC Licence Fee is a bargain - something for everyone and just 40p a day (Mirror)
"The BBC’s job is to deliver to you. Not to politicians or the powerful. Some 96% of the population watch, listen or use the BBC every week"
Veteran BBC broadcaster Gerry Anderson dies (RTE News)
"he'll be sadly missed by all of us, but also by all his loyal listeners, for whom he often brought light on dark days over the decades"
Doctor Who gets new online BBC iPlayer series Doctor Who Extra (Independent)
"essential viewing for everyone who’s ever watched Doctor Who and wondered what it’s a like to be a part of the team that brings this global phenomena to our screens"
James Alexander Gordon, voice of BBC radio's football results, dies at 78 (Guardian)
"Scottish broadcaster ended four-decade stint of announcing classified results in 2013 after being diagnosed with cancer"
New BBC drama Life in Squares to track lives of Bloomsbury Set (Independent)
"Filming is underway for a new drama delving into the intimate lives of the Bloomsbury Set, including tragic literary great Virginia Woolf."
Happy Valley will be back for a second series (Halifax Courier)
BBC 'Our World War' episode explores future of digital storytelling (Telegraph)
"This opens up a creative pallet that just wasn't available before"
Brits obsessed with the weather? You bet! BBC Weather app is its fastest-growing ever (Tech Radar)
"Most popular checking time? 7am."
Walter, BBC One, Review: 'suspense and laughter' (Telegraph)
"The BBC's new police comedy drama manages to be both profoundly silly and gripping, writes Jake Wallis Simons"
Alex Jones: Why I leapt at the chance to host Tumble (Wales Online)
"Opportunities like a Saturday-night show just don’t come along very often and I was blown away when they asked me to host it"
Did Great British Bake Off survive move to BBC One? (Digital Spy)
"Sensibly the producers have remained firm with their recipe for success"
Last updated Monday 1 September 2014
Selected by the About the BBC Blog team.
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Writing for Radio - Find Your 'Itch' [Writersroom]
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