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Thursday 13 March 2014, 14:37
James Stirling reflects on the first 6 Music Festival, a two day celebration of what the station does 365 days a year.
Friday 23 August 2013, 16:13
Following his appearance at the Edinburgh TV festival, Zai Bennett reveals what's to come on BBC Three.
Thursday 22 August 2013, 11:28
Janice Hadlow talks at the Edinburgh TV Festival about what we have to look forward to on BBC Two and BBC Four.
Tuesday 30 August 2011, 12:31
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 fortnight over...
Saturday 27 August 2011, 16:00
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...
Friday 26 August 2011, 19:00
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...
Friday 26 August 2011, 17:15
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 interviewed...
Friday 26 August 2011, 14:00
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...
Friday 26 August 2011, 10:00
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 celebrate...
Wednesday 17 August 2011, 13:26
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...
Friday 22 July 2011, 18:44
Roger Wright is Controller of BBC Radio 3 and Director of the BBC Proms. Last Friday he was at the Royal Albert Hall for the first night of this year's festival. He'll be there every night, for every performance. I spoke to him on the steps down to Prince Consort Road, amongst an excited crowd of Prommers...
Friday 8 July 2011, 15:59
For one weekend every July something very unusual happens in towns across Scotland. Like a science fiction movie, McLogan's Run perhaps, Scottish towns lose their young people... the streets are quieter, the bars less crowded. Thankfully they all come home again on Monday, muddy and exhausted... they...
Tuesday 7 June 2011, 16:09
Every year we have to counter the charge that the numbers of backstage talent the BBC sends to create Glastonbury is excessive. If the figures were 600, 300 or 100 people I don't think it would make any difference. Last year we sent 274 staff and freelancers and this year it will be less.
Friday 13 May 2011, 18:59
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Thursday 14 April 2011, 18:44
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After 25 years at the helm Jeremy Paxman presents his final Newsnight (Telegraph)
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