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24 posts about Television on this blog

  1. BBC BAFTA Nominations 2014

    Monday 7 April 2014, 15:22

    Hannah Khalil Hannah Khalil Digital Content Producer, About The BBC Blog

    The British Academy Television Award nomination have been announced, and at About The BBC we are celebrating BBC nominations in 23 out of 24 categories with cake (of course).

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  2. The First BBC TV Ident - Abram Games' Bat's Wings

    Sunday 1 December 2013, 20:05

    John Escolme John Escolme History Manager, BBC

    BBC History Manager John Escolme salutes the work of Abram Games and wishes the first BBC Television ident a happy 60th birthday. 

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  3. Life after Borgen

    Tuesday 26 November 2013, 13:19

    Sue Deeks Sue Deeks Head of Programme Acquisition

    Head of Programme Acquisition, Sue Deeks, offers fans of Danish drama Borgen hope for when the final series ends later this year. 

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  4. Taking the Doctor to the next dimension

    Friday 22 November 2013, 10:26

    Alix Pryde Alix Pryde Director, BBC Distribution

    Alix Pryde introduces Doctor Who in 3D

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  5. BBC veteran McVean and Burton and Taylor awarded at RTS

    Wednesday 20 November 2013, 08:27

    Hannah Khalil Hannah Khalil Digital Content Producer, About The BBC Blog

    A round-up of the BBC awards at the RTS Craft and Design Awards 2013.

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  6. What Doctor Who did for television production in Wales

    Tuesday 19 November 2013, 11:16

    Rhodri Talfan Davies Rhodri Talfan Davies Director, BBC Cymru Wales

    Rhodri Talfan Davies explains how the revival of Doctor Who in 2005 revitalised television production in Wales.

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  7. Wark, Wilson & BBC honoured at Scottish BAFTAs

    Monday 18 November 2013, 15:00

    Hannah Khalil Hannah Khalil Digital Content Producer, About The BBC Blog

    A round-up of the BBC programmes and people awarded at the Scottish BAFTAs 2013.

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  8. Introducing the World War One Centenary on the BBC

    Wednesday 16 October 2013, 09:45

    Adrian Van Klaveren Adrian Van Klaveren

    Controller of World War One Centenary, Adrian Van Klaveren reveals the BBC's plans to commemorate one hundred years since The Great War.

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  9. All your birthdays and Christmases: the latest from BBC North

    Monday 7 October 2013, 12:33

    Peter Salmon Peter Salmon Director, BBC North

    Peter Salmon celebrates two year in Salford and a myriad of productions in the North.

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  10. 'That's Entertainment': bringing Strictly 2013 to our screens

    Friday 27 September 2013, 12:07

    Katie Taylor Katie Taylor Controller, Entertainment and Events

    BBC Controller of Entertainment and Events Katie Taylor blogs about her role, the work of the department and producing the 11th series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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  11. Doctor Who is public’s TV Choice

    Wednesday 11 September 2013, 15:15

    Hannah Khalil Hannah Khalil Digital Content Producer, About The BBC Blog

    BBC programmes were selected in six TV Choice award categories, as voted for by the public.

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  12. Edinburgh TV Festival 2013: Looking forward to even more from BBC Three

    Friday 23 August 2013, 16:13

    Zai Bennett Zai Bennett Controller, BBC Three

    Following his appearance at the Edinburgh TV festival, Zai Bennett reveals what's to come on BBC Three.

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  13. Edinburgh TV Festival 2013: A year of highs for BBC Two

    Thursday 22 August 2013, 11:28

    Janice Hadlow Janice Hadlow Controller, BBC Two

    Janice Hadlow talks at the Edinburgh TV Festival about what we have to look forward to on BBC Two and BBC Four.

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  14. Inside the BBC Writersroom TV Drama Writers Festival

    Wednesday 3 July 2013, 11:20

    Hannah Khalil Hannah Khalil Digital Content Producer, About The BBC Blog

    About the BBC's Hannah Khalil sneaks into the BBC Writersroom Drama festival & reveals what big names in the industry were talking about.

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  15. How we're deciding on the 36th Blue Peter presenter

    Monday 24 June 2013, 12:38

    Helen Bullough Helen Bullough Head of CBBC Productions

    Helen Bullough explains how the next Blue Peter presenter will be chosen.

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  16. Producing Airport Live

    Friday 21 June 2013, 12:57

    Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog

    Jon Jacob speaks to Airport Live Executive Producer, Lisa Ausden.

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  17. Not so grim up north

    Tuesday 30 April 2013, 13:36

    Peter Salmon Peter Salmon Director, BBC North

    Director of BBC North Peter Salmon responds to the Guardian Northerner Blog's comment that The Village is "yet another 'grim up North' TV caricature".

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  18. New classical music programmes on a brand new TV

    Tuesday 19 February 2013, 11:35

    Roger Wright Roger Wright Controller, Radio 3

    Roger Wright talks about the opportunities and partnerships appearing as television moves into an ever more digital sphere

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  19. The Edinburgh TV Festival - a word from the Chair

    Friday 26 August 2011, 10:00

    George Entwistle George Entwistle Director General of the BBC

    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...

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  20. Arabian Leopards and camera traps - the BBC Natural History Unit

    Friday 8 July 2011, 13:57

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Chadden Hunter, an Australian wildlife biologist and film-maker who works as a producer in the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol, wrote these words in an email about the quite amazing shots of the Arabian Leopard captured using specially-built camera traps for a new BBC2 series called Wild Arabia...

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"Second series role rumoured for director general after BBC2 premiere of first episode pulled in 1.6 million viewers"

BBC Three announces new shows and recommissions (British Comedy Guide)
"a timely reminder that we're still very much open for comedy business"

Does Mary Berry Cooks mark a breakthrough for older women on TV?Does Mary Berry Cooks mark a breakthrough for older women on TV? (Guardian)"What results is an unapologetically old-fashioned TV show with a presenter who makes no attempt to disguise when she was born"

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Another Great Escape for BBC Introducing [BBC Introducing]
The 2014 BBC Performing Arts Fellowship Scheme [Performing Arts Fund]

Connected Red Button: a first look at the new service on Smart TVs [Internet]