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Joe Godwin

Director, BBC Academy and BBC Birmingham

Blog posts in total 18


  1. BBC Birmingham to expand

    Joe Godwin talks about the success of Peaky Blinders and the announcement that BBC Three is to move part of it's team to Birmingham

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  2. Our Friend in the Midlands: Joe Godwin

    Joe Godwin gets a job in Birmingham and asks, ‘Is this a renaissance I see before me?’

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  3. BBC Music Awards head to Birmingham

    BBC Music Awards head to Birmingham

    Director of BBC Birmingham, Joe Godwin shares his excitement at the news that this year's BBC Music Awards will be held in the city's Genting Arena.

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  4. Lenny Henry joins us for a special moment for Midlands drama

    Lenny Henry joins us for a special moment for Midlands drama

    The red carpet was rolled out at Dudley’s Showcase Cinema for a sneak preview of Lenny Henry's new BBC One Drama Danny and the Human Zoo, and Joe Godwin, Director of BBC Birmingham was there.

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  5. Why we're launching the Make it Digital Traineeships

    Joe Godwin introduces the Make it Digital Traineeships.

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  6. The future of the BBC Academy

    The future of the BBC Academy

    Joe Godwin looks at what is coming up for BBC Academy and responds to questions posed in an article published in Broadcast magazine earlier this week.

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  7. Setting the record straight on our disability training course

    Joe Godwin, Director of the BBC Academy responds to press reports about a training course we are running for disabled people.

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  8. BBC Birmingham: On track to become BBC's centre for skills and talent

    Joe Godwin's article, originally published in Broadcast Magazine reiterates that plans to relocate BBC Academy to Birmingham are well underway.

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  9. BBC Birmingham is getting bigger

    Joe Godwin discusses his new post as Director of BBC Academy and BBC Birmingham and explains how BBC Birmingham will become the BBC’s centre of excellence for skills, recruitment and talent development for the whole UK.

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  10. Here's One We Made Earlier

    Head of Children's, Joe Godwin looks back at almost a century of BBC content for younger viewers via a new exhibition at The Lowry.

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  11. A small but important change for the BBC's smallest and most important audience

    Joe Godwin explains why a change to Ofcom's "acquired" and "originated" programmes quota is good news for CBeebies viewers and the wider industry as a whole.

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  12. CBBC's Marrying Mum and Dad wins Stonewall's 2013 Broadcast of the Year Award

    Joe Godwin reflects on CBBC's win at Stonewall for Marrying Mum and Dad featuring two gay parents and outlines the channel commitment to tackling homophobic bullying with another key CBBC show, Wizards vs. Aliens. 

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  13. Why supporting UK animation matters

    Joe Godwin outlines the case for continuing to support for UK animation.

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  14. Introducing the CBeebies Playtime App

    Joe Godwin introduces the new CBeebies App.

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  15. Whatever happened to Saturday morning kids TV?

    20 years since the final episode of Going Live was aired, Director of BBC Children's, Joe Godwin, reminisces about his involvement with the show and talks us through the past, present and future of Saturday morning kids TV.

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  16. The end of children's programmes on BBC One & Two

    New series on CBBC and CBeebies and the end of broadcasts on BBC One and Two.

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  17. Children at the Heart of the BBC's Mission

    It's sixty years since the BBC created its children's department, under its first Head Frieda Lingstrom, the legendary creator of Andy Pandy and Bill and Ben. The BBC had made radio programmes for children since the twenties, and TV programmes since the television service resumed after the war. B...

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  18. 'Braining up' BBC Children's

    The Lords Communication Committee's report this week once again brought the state of children's TV in this country sharply into focus. It also reignited the debate around how much we value programmes for children in this country, and how seriously we value programmes MADE in this country for our ...

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