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  1. The Channel, The Killing & Cake

    Wednesday 21 November 2012, 15:57

    BBC Four controller Richard Klein talks about his work, new programming for 2013 and how The Killing was selected for the network.

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  2. Edinburgh TV Festival 2012 'Meet the Controller' session with Richard Klein & 2013 BBC Four preview

    Friday 24 August 2012, 16:41

    I'm currently at Edinburgh where I'm taking part in a Meet the Controller panel session with Muriel Gray.

    Looking back on 2012, we've celebrated BBC Four's tenth birthday in March with a disco night; we've taken a Scrapheap Orchestra to the Proms and left a model house to rot in Edinburgh Zoo to study...

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  3. Ten years of BBC Four

    Thursday 1 March 2012, 13:50

    I am writing this blog while recovering from a dose of viral flu - a sudden attack that floored me for three days, left me shivering like a leaf and feeling as though I was in someone else's skin, hallucinating. Nice.

    Bear that in mind, folks, while I tap out some thoughts about the past 10...

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  4. BBC Four - curating content on-air and online

    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...

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  5. Women We Loved on BBC Four

    Wednesday 2 December 2009, 11:00

    Women We Loved - well, I certainly love them now - Enid, Gracie and Margot, that is. After a three week rollercoaster of a season called Women We Loved, BBC Four has recorded some of its highest viewing figures ever, including a 1.4 million audience for Gracie!, about Gracie Fields. In the previous...

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