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Thursday 5 December 2013, 02:40
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Harding unveils vision for BBC News (Broadcast)
"BBC News chief James Harding has outlined a series of measures, including the creation of a news editor role and a focus on technology and collaboration..."
Doctor Who anniversary episode breaks iPlayer request records (Guardian)
"Birthday edition eclipses previous high of Olympics opening ceremony reaching nearly 1.3m requests in 24 hours"
BBC to open news bureau in Burma (MENAFN)
BBC1 to broadcast Laurel and Hardy biopic (The Stage)
"The 90-minute biopic, called Stan and Ollie, is written by Jeff Pope, who penned Mrs Biggs for ITV."
BBC lines up Tim Minchin sitcom (Guardian)
BBC Promotes 'Sherlock' Return With Hearse (Hollywood Reporter)
"heralding the return to U.K. screens of the hit detective show"
Tributes paid to BBC cricket commentator John Shaw (Leicester Mercury)
“He was great company and a superb broadcaster. He will be sadly missed.”
Gary Barlow announces New Year's Eve London gig for BBC One (digitalspy)
BBC signs open data agreement (Guardian)
BBC's Lord Hall: Birmingham is the 'place to be' (Telegraph)
“I want to make Birmingham a really exciting and important part of what we do"
BBC iPlayer confirmed for PS4 launch (eurogamer.net)
Last updated Wednesday 4 December 2013
Selected by the About the BBC Blog team.
Doctor Who 50th is Most Watched Drama in 2013 [DOctor Who]
The BBC vs Rock [Radio 4]
BBC News style on grammar and spelling is not Strictly to everyone's taste [College of Journalism]
Pilgrimage with Simon Reeve [TV]
A look back at autumn and forward into early winter [Weather]