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Monday 17 October 2011, 18:25
We're always looking to find better ways to make the BBC's back-catalogue of programmes more discoverable by our audiences. Last month I wrote here about BBC Four's move into curating online themed collections of new and archive content, and their launch collection Army: A Very British Institution has...
Friday 16 September 2011, 15:40
It seems like only last week that I was writing here about what a busy year this is proving to be for archives. Well, here we are again - this time to celebrate the launch of BBC Four's first online Collection of classic television programmes from the archive. It's the beginning for us of a whole new...
Monday 5 September 2011, 18:01
2011 is turning out to be an important year for archives - and not just the BBC's. Earlier in the year I wrote here about the change in some our service licences that will allow more and more selections from the BBC's programme library to be published freely and permanently on the web. Radio 4 listeners...
Tuesday 8 February 2011, 12:00
Something happened today that should interest anyone who thinks the BBC's archives should be more easily accessible.
Alongside the BBC Trust's announcements about the Service Licence reviews of Radio 3 and Radio 4 came a new approval: an amendment to those two networks' Service Licences - and...
Wednesday 18 August 2010, 13:25
This week we've published the latest of our archive collections, In their own words: British Novelists, a selection of interviews with modern writers drawn from the BBC's archive.
Monday 15 February 2010, 11:10It's early May 1951. The Festival of Britain is about to begin, and the Tate Gallery is opening a major exhibition of the UK's most famous living artist, Henry Moore.
And on TV the BBC is about to broadcast a programme now generally considered to be the UK's first ever television arts documentary....
Friday 11 December 2009, 10:08It's only a piece of paper. But then again - as archivists and librarians understand better than anyone - a single piece of paper can sometimes have lasting significance.
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BBC sets out its coverage for Winter Olympics 2014 (Televisual)
"over 200 hours of network TV coverage is set to be delivered to audiences alongside six online streams covering all events live"
Ken Goudie obituary (Guardian)
"Goudie, who has died aged 87, was a colossus in the BBC's radio newsroom"
Harding unveils vision for BBC News (Broadcast)
"BBC News chief James Harding has outlined a series of measures, including the creation of a news editor role and a focus on technology and collaboration..."
Doctor Who anniversary episode breaks iPlayer request records (Guardian)
"Birthday edition eclipses previous high of Olympics opening ceremony reaching nearly 1.3m requests in 24 hours"
BBC to open news bureau in Burma (MENAFN)
BBC1 to broadcast Laurel and Hardy biopic (The Stage)
"The 90-minute biopic, called Stan and Ollie, is written by Jeff Pope, who penned Mrs Biggs for ITV."
BBC lines up Tim Minchin sitcom (Guardian)
BBC Promotes 'Sherlock' Return With Hearse (Hollywood Reporter)
"heralding the return to U.K. screens of the hit detective show"
Tributes paid to BBC cricket commentator John Shaw (Leicester Mercury)
“He was great company and a superb broadcaster. He will be sadly missed.”
Gary Barlow announces New Year's Eve London gig for BBC One (digitalspy)
BBC signs open data agreement (Guardian)
BBC's Lord Hall: Birmingham is the 'place to be' (Telegraph)
“I want to make Birmingham a really exciting and important part of what we do"
BBC iPlayer confirmed for PS4 launch (eurogamer.net)
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