Ed Sheeran, Clean Bandit, Take That, Ella Henderson and Labrinth amongst star line-up for Top Of The Pops Christmas and New Year’s Eve specials
Top of the Pops will return to BBC One this Christmas with two star-studded festive specials. Hosted by Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates, the one hour shows will air on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, jam-packed with performances from some of the biggest names in pop. Both shows will conclude with the all important Number 1 slot - the coveted Christmas Number 1 and the final Number 1 of 2014.
From Advent to New Year, the BBC offers a wide range of Religious yuletide treats across TV and radio, with some of the most loved and cherished elements of Christmas being central to this year’s festive celebrations, including the Christmas story, music, reflection and worship.
The BBC is today launching a brand new interactive drama, Footballers United, as part of its World War One season. Footballers United combines fictional and archived content to tell the true story of a community and characters surrounding the Heart of Midlothian football team from 1914-1919 in Scotland.
The ten contenders shortlisted for the prestigious BBC Young Sports Personality Of The Year 2014 award are announced today.
BBC Radio 4 has today announced when audiences will be able to hear the much anticipated first ever dramatisation of Sir Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s cult classic, Good Omens and John Finnemore’s Cabin Pressure starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
Blue Peter announces winner of their competition to design a badge for British ESA astronaut Tim Peake
British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake announced tonight on Blue Peter (November 27, 5.30pm on CBBC) that a boy from Manchester is the overall winner of a competition to design a personal Mission Patch for Tim to wear as he embarks on the Principia voyage.
The ten contenders for the prestigious BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year 2014 have been revealed today (Tuesday, November 25). The shortlisted nominees are Gareth Bale, Elinor Barker, Jazz Carlin, Manon Carpenter, Georgia Davies, Jamie Donaldson, Rachel James, Frankie Jones, Natalie Powell and Geraint Thomas.
Letter to Daily Mail following report ‘How the BBC colluded with police to spin their way out of trouble over raid on Cliff’
Here is the full version of a BBC letter sent to the Daily Mail following its report: ‘How the BBC colluded with police to spin their way out of trouble over raid on Cliff', as published on Monday 24 November.
Here is the full version of a BBC letter sent to the Daily Telegraph following its report: ‘Exposed: police and BBC deals over raid on Sir Cliff', as published on Monday 24 November.
The second series of highly anticipated drama The Fall recently returned to rave reviews. Written by Allan Cubitt and starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, the critically acclaimed psychological drama broke ratings records when it became BBC Two’s biggest drama series launch in eight years, for its first series in 2013.
BBC Radio Manchester has announced that Sam Walker is to be the new drive time presenter from next February.
October saw 318 million programme requests on BBC iPlayer, the second highest monthly request figure ever (only March 2014 has beaten this, with 320m). Average daily requests increased in October to 10.2m, also close to record-beating.
Family favourites including Doctor Who, Top Gear and Miranda, and brand new festive treats such as The Incredible Adventures Of Professor Branestawm, On Angel Wings and Esio Trot, will come together as the BBC once again lights up television screens with a wonderful array of programming for Christmas.
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