More in store on BBC HD
I know it has been a few weeks since I've been active here. But I'm reluctant to waste your time when there is nothing much to say.
I hope that you've been enjoying the channel - aside from Eurovision (fortunately with sound this year), I thought that South Pacific looked truly spectacular and I've also been watching some of the late night comedy that we've been re-running. For a variety of reasons there has been less new content on BBC HD over the last month than I would like. But that does mean that there is a good range of programmes coming to air over June.
Our summer of live events gets off to a strong start next week with tennis from the Queen's Club, and Federer, Nadal and Murray all in action. That's followed by Wimbledon which starts on 22nd June, with more courts than ever before available in HD this year. We are offering coverage of the D-Day celebrations on Saturday 6th June - as the 65th anniversary it is likely to be one of the last commemorations attended by the veterans and a moving tribute to their contribution. And at the end of the month we'll be at Glastonbury with coverage of the main stages late into the night.
As we all start to lighten up with the summer weather, it seems appropriate that there's a fair sprinkling of comedy and entertainment coming to BBC HD this month. Michael McIntyre - familiar to some of you through Live at the Apollo - introduces his Comedy Roadshow on Saturday nights, while Thursday nights will see the arrival of a new series of That Mitchell and Webb Look along with Psychoville (a very dark comedy from The League of Gentleman team), and Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire (a gladiatorial spoof from BBC Two). For those with more mainstream tastes, Graham Norton is hosting a new family entertainment show - Totally Saturday - there's a new comedy drama, Hope Springs, on Sunday nights, and Hotel Babylon returns on Fridays. Also new to the channel is BBC Three drama Personal Affairs, Casualty 1909, and documentaries about Henry VIII (Henry VIII - Patron or Plunderer) and Ben Fogle and James Cracknell's trip to the North Pole (On Thin Ice).
As ever, I'm sure there will be plenty you would like to have that isn't in HD - we are working on the things that matter to you, and I'll let you know just as soon as we get there.
Finally, thank you to all of you who - despite the gaps and imperfections - chose BBC HD as Channel of the Year in the Freesat Awards last week. All of us working on the channel really appreciated your vote of confidence in what we're doing.
Danielle Nagler is Head of BBC HD, BBC Vision.