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Doctor Who, Andrew Scott and Sir Ian McKellen up for BBC Audio Drama Awards 2015 (Radio Times)
"Maxine Peake, Marcus Brigstocke and Toby Jones also scoop nominations for their work in audio drama"

Kay Benbow named acting director of BBC Children’s (Prolific North)
"CBeebies controller Kay Benbow is to become the acting director of BBC Children’s while the broadcaster searches for a permanent replacement for Joe Godwin."

Six reasons why Desert Island Discs is the perfect radio programme (Guardian)
"The BBC programme this week celebrated its 3,000th episode, so here’s to a great British institution"

Panorama’s ‘fake sheikh’ documentary watched by 2.5 million people (Guardian)
"compelling investigative journalism"

Bernard Cribbins honoured with JM Barrie award (The Stage)
“one of the greats of children’s television...a brilliant storyteller who has inspired millions of people”

Lancashire’s John Gillmore attempts world record (Radio Today)

BBC tackles MPs for Children in Need (Ariel)

BBC gets four gongs at Creative Diversity Network Awards (Ariel)

One Direction to become EastEnders stars (Yahoo news) 
"The chart-topping band will sing from the set of EastEnders for this year’s BBC Children In Need Appeal show."

Detectorists to return to BBC Four for second series (Digital Spy)
"I'm so pleased that we're going to be able to bring the Detectorists back - it was a perfect slice of BBC Four comedy"

'Winkle' becomes 3,000th Desert Island Discs castaway (Western Morning News)
"What is thrilling for me is to see this Radio 4 jewel of a programme take on new life in the digital world"

BBC Worldwide hires Jonathan Green as head of Store ahead of 2015 launch and iPlayer integration (The Drum)

BBC returns to FA Cup after six-year absence promising a great show (Guardian)

‘Dark’ Doctor Who storyline defended by BBC (Guardian)
"We were mindful of the themes explored in Dark Water and are confident that they are appropriate in the context of the heightened sci-fi world of the show"

Melvyn Bragg: Arts are more popular than football and must not be marginalised (Telegraph)
"The BBC is doing very well…but why don’t they do more?"

BBC One's The Missing tops Tuesday with 5.6 million (Digital Spy)

BBC now has more staff outside London than in the capital (Guardian)
“The saving we are making mean more of the licence fee than ever is going on producing the best quality shows,”

Hancock's Half Hour revived 60 years on (Ariel)

Green Party considering legal action against BBC after being left out of election debates (Independent)
"obviously we would wish to settle this by an amicable route and lines of communication are open with the broadcasters"

The 10 best quotes from the #100Women event (Cosmopolitan)

Panorama doc inspires lifesaver kit (Ariel)
"A Panorama programme has inspired the design of a piece of medical kit with the potential to save thousands of lives."

BBC plan special week of programmes dedicated to Gerry Anderson (Mirror)
"Radio legend to be celebrated with tribute shows and a live two-hour concert"

Strictly extends lead over X Factor (Guardian)
"BBC1 show widens gap over ITV talent competition to 2 million, despite return of Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini"

Last updated Wednesday 19 November 2014

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