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Monday 7 April 2014, 15:22
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).
Sunday 1 December 2013, 20:05
BBC History Manager John Escolme salutes the work of Abram Games and wishes the first BBC Television ident a happy 60th birthday.
Tuesday 26 November 2013, 13:19
Head of Programme Acquisition, Sue Deeks, offers fans of Danish drama Borgen hope for when the final series ends later this year.
Friday 22 November 2013, 10:26
Alix Pryde introduces Doctor Who in 3D
Wednesday 20 November 2013, 08:27
A round-up of the BBC awards at the RTS Craft and Design Awards 2013.
Tuesday 19 November 2013, 11:16
Rhodri Talfan Davies explains how the revival of Doctor Who in 2005 revitalised television production in Wales.
Monday 18 November 2013, 15:00
A round-up of the BBC programmes and people awarded at the Scottish BAFTAs 2013.
Wednesday 16 October 2013, 09:45
Controller of World War One Centenary, Adrian Van Klaveren reveals the BBC's plans to commemorate one hundred years since The Great War.
Monday 7 October 2013, 12:33
Peter Salmon celebrates two year in Salford and a myriad of productions in the North.
Friday 27 September 2013, 12:07
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.
Wednesday 11 September 2013, 15:15
BBC programmes were selected in six TV Choice award categories, as voted for by the public.
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.
Wednesday 3 July 2013, 11:20
About the BBC's Hannah Khalil sneaks into the BBC Writersroom Drama festival & reveals what big names in the industry were talking about.
Monday 24 June 2013, 12:38
Helen Bullough explains how the next Blue Peter presenter will be chosen.
Friday 21 June 2013, 12:57
Jon Jacob speaks to Airport Live Executive Producer, Lisa Ausden.
Tuesday 30 April 2013, 13:36
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".
Tuesday 19 February 2013, 11:35
Roger Wright talks about the opportunities and partnerships appearing as television moves into an ever more digital sphere
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...
Friday 8 July 2011, 13:57
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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Red Bee creates on-screen 50th birthday party for BBC2 (Design Week)
Kim Shillinglaw: what you need to know (Broadcast)
"a near-BBC lifer, is known to be a straight-talking, confident operator with a penchant for the odd expletive, which one source described as “quite refreshing”
How to tame the BBC behemoth (Daily Telegraph)
"Transferring non-news radio and TV production to the independent sector would save the BBC millions and possibly even the BBC itself"
Marc Warren joins The Musketeers series 2 (Den of Geek)
BBC Radio 1 to count down top 100 downloads of all time (Digital Spy)
"After a decade of legal downloading in the UK, it's time for Radio 1 to celebrate with a countdown revealing the nation's top 100"
Festival to bring UK closer to Middle East (Ariel)
"BBC Arabic is giving Arab cinema, documentaries and journalism a UK showcase."
BBC Worldwide CEO re-joins BBC executive board (Digital TV Europe)
"Davie will replace BBC HR director Lucy Adams"
Sandi Toksvig criticises BBC ban on all-male panel shows (Telegraph)
"recruiting more female hosts would be a more desirable way of correcting the imbalance"
BBC's Peter Horrocks: 'It's not that easy to get advertising in Somalia' (Guardian)
"World Service boss on financial pressure, selling ads, transmitting news via brainwaves, and Newsnight's 'brio'"
BBC Radio 2 Eurovision Pop-up station (Matt Deegan Writes)
"I think this is a great idea and something the BBC should do more of ... it makes use of existing technology ... It’s also a technology that nearly half of UK households have, so lots of people can access it."
BBC iPlayer hits record 10.7m daily requests (Mobile Entertainment)
BBC Radio 1Xtra Live heads to Birmingham (Birmingham Post)
"It’s our aspiration at BBC Birmingham to host more of these big events over the coming years.”
BBC axes The Review Show after 20 years (The Stage)
Roger Wright to leave BBC after 15 years as Radio 3 controller (Guardian)
"Director of the BBC Proms exits corporation to become chief executive of Aldeburgh music festival"
BBC boss Tony Hall could be in line for cameo in W1A mockumentary (Guardian)
"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"
Last updated Thursday 17 April 2014
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