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Blog posts by year and monthFebruary 2010

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  1. A Year of Soap

    (The original cast of Mrs Dale's Diary, 1948) So now 16.6 million of us know who killed Archie, alias actor Larry Lamb, in the roller-coaster soap EastEnders! We found out last Friday, on the 25th birthday of the show, as Stacey sobbed her way through the rising doof doofs of the much-loved and...

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  2. The BBC's Mobile Apps - a press round-up

    Press and online coverage following yesterday's announcement at Mobile World Congress regarding our plans to roll out a series of mobile applications to stream news, sport and the iPlayer has been predictably extensive. Online forums, blogs and specialist sites were very swift to pick up on th...

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  3. 7 on-demand viewing facts

    Just as TV didn't end up killing the radio star, it doesn't look like on-demand is going to kill linear TV. Current evidence suggests that on-demand is actually enhancing the live TV schedule, rather than replacing it. Here are seven facts that are testament to on-demand's positive influence on...

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  4. BBC Online's new mobile applications

    You may have already heard the news that today at a keynote speech at Mobile World Congress, BBC Director of Future Media & Technology Erik Huggers has announced that the BBC is to offer a new range of applications that will deliver BBC Online services to a range of mobile devices. Licence fe...

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  5. A new look for the BBC's digital services

    Over at the BBC Internet blog both the blog's editor, Paul Murphy, and Seetha Kumar - Director of Future Media & Technology - have been posting about the BBC Online Suppliers Design Expo. Meanwhile, Bronwyn Van Der Merwe, the Head of BBC Design and User Experience has written comprehensively...

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  6. Henry Moore on the BBC

    It's early May 1951. The Festival of Britain is about to begin, and the Tate Gallery is opening a major exhibition of the UK's most famous living artist, Henry Moore. And on TV the BBC is about to broadcast a programme now generally considered to be the UK's first ever television arts document...

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  7. The BBC's Charity Appeals - a Post-Haiti Earthquake Update

    On January 15th the BBC broadcast over 70 appeals for Haiti on behalf of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). Since then, hundreds of thousands of people across the world have raised money, and across the UK BBC staff are no exception, raising money through collections, cake sales and local e...

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  8. BBC Disclosure: July to September 2009 - a Press Roundup

    This morning the BBC released additions to its original disclosures around executive pay and expenses. These include lists of the business-related expenses of the 107 most senior decision-makers in the Corporation for the period July to September 2009. We have also published the Gifts and hospita...

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  9. Religion on the BBC

    On Wednesday this week, the Church Of England's Synod will debate a motion tabled by Nigel Holmes on the issue of religious broadcasting on television. The motion says coverage that was, "once exemplary, now marginalises the few such programmes which remain" and "completely ignored the Christian ...

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  10. Lord Haw-Haw, the BBC and the Creation of a Modern Archive

    The latest addition to the BBC's burgeoning Archive site was launched last weekend - a collection of material detailing the rise and fall of infamous Nazi propaganda broadcaster, William Joyce, aka Lord Haw-Haw. And it throws a fascinating light on the first steps towards defining the Corporation...

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