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Round up, Friday 12 February 2010: Space, the final frontier

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Paul Murphy Paul Murphy | 17:24 UK time, Friday, 12 February 2010

tompk_300.jpgStephen Tompkinson plays Erik, a Dotcom entrepreneur in the Radio 4 play Say What You Want to Hear. Erik and his partner Mike's big idea is that you get to hear something that you've always wanted to hear being said to you ('Harrison Ford says "I love you"'). You input a text file, it comes back as a sound file. Anyway, you've got six days left to hear it on the iPlayer and you can join in via the Say What You Want to Hear website.


BBC R&D's move out of Kingswood Warren to Centre House, just over the road from Internet blog Towers, continues and has been covered in a few BBC reports. Ant Miller writes on the R&D blog:

First up is Material World, hosted by our good friend and presenter of several of our own videos, Quentin Cooper.  Their show today includes a report recorded at Kingswood Warren and will be available from 4:30 this afternoon on the radio (naturally enough) and on iPlayer.

Also onsite that day was Zoe Kleinman of BBC News Online with a camera team.  The BBC News Online video is available online now.  Zoe has done a great write up of her interviews with Andy Bower, head of Operations, and Graham Thomas, who leads the Production research section.


In advance of part three of Virtual Revolution on BBC Two Saturday night you can still catch up on episode two on iPlayer until tomorrow night. On the Virtual Revolution blog there are links to the extended interviews which were edited for the broadcast programme.


On a personal level this week's Internet blog favourites are the new Solar System website which boldly states:

"Explore the Solar System with clips from BBC programmes"
and the BBC Archive collection Space: Flying Visits which has chosen
"A roller-coaster ride through the galaxy"
as its tagline. Enjoy.

Paul Murphy is the Editor of the Internet blog.



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