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Friday 24 October 2014, 08:53
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Kate Moss to appear in BBC’s David Walliams adaptation (Guardian)
"Supermodel to have cameo role as herself in hour-long family drama The Boy in the Dress, which will air at Christmas"
Doctor Who's new web game aims to teach children programming skills (Guardian)
"Latest attempt to make coding fun for kids involves rescuing a Dalek and exploring the unscreened world of Sontar"
BBC adds chat app to Ebola effort (Ariel)
"World Service has turned to instant messenger to get the latest word on Ebola out to audiences in West Africa."
Broadcasters Reveal Leaders' Debate Plan (KL.FM)
"Sky News, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 have announced joint plans for a series of party leader debates across TV and the internet in the run-up to the 2015 General Election."
BBC3 orders six docs from new directors for Fresh strand (Televisual)
"BBC3 has commissioned six new one-off documentaries for its Fresh strand – the channel’s scheme for new directors looking for a break into prime-time film-making."
Brainy BAMEs upskill (Ariel)
Pharrell, One Direction, Sam Smith And Pretty Much Everyone You’ve Ever Heard Of Beautifully Cover "God Only Knows" (Buzzfeed)
"Don’t blink, you might miss Elton John covered in butterflies or Lorde wearing angel wings"
Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Gregg Wallace is first celebrity to leave the show (Radio Times)
"The MasterChef presenter fails to cook up enough votes to ensure his survival as Mrs Browns Boys star Jennifer Gibney beats him in the dance-off"
Martin Freeman to Star in BBC Drama About Trial of Adolf Eichmann (Hollywood Reporter)
BBC launches Young Dancer 2015 competition (Digital Spy)
"the BBC is working with top names in dance to develop a programme that will not only find the young dance performers of the future, but give them a real break at the very start of their professional careers"
Conway to head up BBC Studios and Post Production (Televisual)
"I’m looking forward to working with the BBC S&PP team to further stabilise the business after several years of exceptional transformation and change"
Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park attracted record 1.19m Red Button viewers (Musicweek)
"These numbers bear testimony to us having secured this broad and distinctive line-up of artists who are bang on target for our audience on air, online and on TV"
Last updated Wednesday 22 October 2014
Selected by the About the BBC Blog team.
BBC to launch 'The Doctor and the Dalek' game for kids [Doctor Who]
Weather: Redirecting mobile users to responsive [Internet]
Google's 'right to be forgotten' tour comes to London [Academy]
Encouraging your children's language and comprehension skills through shared book reading [CBeebies Grown-ups]
The vegetables of truth [Adam Curtis]
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