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Thursday 24 October 2013, 17:29
Arena's online producer Alex Jones gives an overview of how the programmes archives are being used to illustrate stories in the present day, and shows us around the new Arena Hotel.
Thursday 22 August 2013, 11:28
Janice Hadlow talks at the Edinburgh TV Festival about what we have to look forward to on BBC Two and BBC Four.
Monday 17 June 2013, 12:19
Assistant Producer Anwen Rees reveals the importance of the competition as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Monday 11 March 2013, 11:40
An introduction to the BBC Scotland's USP on science programming from Executive Producer Marcus Herbert.
Wednesday 6 March 2013, 07:42
Dr Simon Thurley, Chief Executive, English Heritage, explores the history of our love affair with ancient buildings.
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.
Thursday 15 November 2012, 14:38
Storyville's editor Nick Fraser gives an insight into the making of eight documentaries exploring global poverty and the fight to eradicate it.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Wednesday 9 December 2009, 17:16
Hard to believe, but at the beginning of the decade we didn't have any digital channels as viewers would recognise them today. We'd launched fledgling channels...
Wednesday 2 December 2009, 11:00Women 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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Great and good gather for Sir David Frost memorial (Telegraph)
"The guestlist for the event was as diverse as would be expected for the broadcaster"
Gillian Anderson starts filming second series of BBC2's thriller The Fall (Guardian)
"I'm over the moon to be back in production with this team again"
Classic Doctor Who episodes to air on Horror Channel (Digital Spy)
TV licence move will increase fee for all and threaten channels, warns BBC chief (Telegraph)
"Children's channels and BBC Four could be closed if television licence fee evasion decriminalised, BBC executive warns"
BBC Three will close as a TV channel in 2015 (Telegraph)
Does Mary Berry Cooks mark a breakthrough for older women on TV? (Guardian)
"What results is an unapologetically old-fashioned TV show with a presenter who makes no attempt to disguise when she was born"
Peaky Blinders nominated by Royal Television Society for RTS Award (Birmingham Mail)
Eurovision 2014: What we know about Molly Smitten-Downes so far (Independent)
"She thinks Choco Leibniz are the best biscuits in the world, putting her in a strong position with German voters."
Tom Margerison obituary (Guardian)
"Founder of New Scientist, Sunday Times journalist and BBC broadcaster who made complicated subjects easy to understand."
BBC to launch refreshed Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Game (British Comedy Guide)
"The new 30th anniversary version of the game will allow users to play in high definition for the first time"
Amazon, BBC to Revive 'Ripper Street' (Hollywood Reporter)
"Amazon Prime Instant Video on Wednesday unveiled a deal with the BBC to revive crime drama Ripper Street."
BBC Four creates new season on gardens (Televisual)
The BBC’s bestselling shows abroad (Ariel)
"A record 725 buyers are attending BBC Worldwide's annual showcase this week, where programmes such as The Musketeers and Horrible Histories will be sold to foreign broadcasters."
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