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  1. The BBC North Recruitment drive continues

    As the buildings at our new home on the banks of Salford Quays get ever closer to completion, the important matter of who we fill them with gets more and more pressing. The move to BBC North will result in the largest single recruitment drive in the history of the BBC. In the coming years we...

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  2. Looking ahead to the next prime ministerial debates

    More than 22m people watched any of the three prime ministerial debates that took place in the run up to the election. It's hard to tell what kind of impact the debates had on voting behaviour - voter turnout was up on 2005 from 61.4% in 2005 to 65.1% - but it is clear that the debates engaged vi...

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  3. The BBC's Window of Creative Competition explained

    In 2007/2008 we introduced the Window of Creative Competition (WOCC). 50% of BBC output is made by the BBC's in-house production teams, 25% is made by the independent sector. The remaining 25% is the Window of Creative Competition and is open to both in-house and indies to compete for. The best i...

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  4. Northern locations to get greater exposure

    As a son of the North, I've always thought the most stirring clause in the BBC Charter is the promise to reflect the nation back to itself. That doesn't mean people living in London patronising regional viewers with programmes about flat capped Northerners with whippets or Welshmen who sing in c...

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  5. Radio 1's Big Weekend and a big clean up for tickets

    The future King was there, the current Queen of Pop looked amazing and 40,000 people from North Wales had a pretty good time too. On Monday morning, as I sat on a bench on platform 1 at Bangor train station I reflected on an amazing week of activity which culminated in two days of the very best ...

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  6. Erik Huggers - The evolution of BBC iPlayer

    Today sees one of our most popular websites enter a new phase in its life - the BBC iPlayer re-launches in public beta to become more simple, personal and connected. It's an important moment in its evolution. You can find it here. The idea for BBC iPlayer was first floated internally aro...

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  7. BBC archive marks 70th anniversary of Dunkirk

    Take a look behind the scenes at the BBC archive in Windmill Road before it moves to its new home in Perivale. Sunday's edition of Broadcasting House brought together 200 listeners for a special edition broadcast from the BBC's Radio Theatre, which marked the culmination of their series 'Who do...

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  8. Flexible Working at the BBC - you can't keep a good man down

    At last week's Leadership meeting Mark Thompson paid tribute to our Deputy Director General Mark Byford for running the BBC's General Election campaign from his front room. What's this all about you may ask? Has the BBC taken its property cost cutting campaign to an extreme? As a result of an u...

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  9. Beatrice Harrison, cello and nightingale duet 19 May 1924

    BBC anniversaries come thick and fast in the BBC calendar. In this year alone, we have 25 doof-doof years of EastEnders, 60 years of sequinned Come Dancing, and, on a darker note, 70 years of French pride since General De Gaulle gave his stirring address from Broadcasting House to rally the Resis...

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  10. Children in Need says "Thank You"

    It's an exciting week in BBC Children in Need's busy calendar. On the Chris Evans show, Sir Terry Wogan announced our biggest total in the history of the charity: a whopping £39million. The 2009 telethon kick-started this year's Appeal, raising £20.3million, and since then we have been overwh...

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