Blog posts by year and month September 2010

Posts (15)

  1. Hello, my name is Iain Stirling and I'm a TV presenter... A sentence that still fills me with a sense of wonder to this day! I'm more commonly known as 'that Scottish lad with the dog puppet' in the CBBC office (or the CBBC Broom Cupboard, depending on the year displayed upon your birth cert...

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  2. Well, here we are back again in Studio One at BBC Television Centre for my fifth series conducting the live band on Strictly Come Dancing, after taking over from the great Laurie Holloway. This year looks like it's going to be a good one, judging by the launch show. The new set looks amazing...

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  3. In the summer term of 2010 I was welcomed by Chris Thurgood, the head teacher of Pear Tree Mead Primary School, to teach a class of 39 boys. Since arriving at the school two years previously, she had been aware of the discrepancy in educational achievement between boys and girls. Quite simp...

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  4. I'm the head of admissions and appeals at Birmingham City Council and my role, and that of my team, is to allocate secondary school places to pupils. Where necessary, we explain to parents why their child did not meet the criteria for their preferred school. Our work will be seen in The Big Scho...

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  5. When Mad Men first appeared on BBC Four in 2008 it wasn't the casual racism and misogyny that shocked most viewers. It was the smoke. Mad Men introduced us to a world of 1960s ad men who smoked like industrial revolution-era chimneys and drank up spirits like whisky-powered Henry hoovers. An...

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