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Round up week 21 (19-25 May)

Hannah Khalil

Digital Content Producer, About The BBC Blog

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A round up of BBC announcements, press releases and blogs, plus some highlights from our TV, radio and online output from the last week.

BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year

Lucy Bronze of England and Olympique Lyonnais has been crowned the winner of BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2018.

Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Power List 2018

Woman’s Hour launched their fifth Power List this week, opening up nominations for the most powerful women currently working in the music industry.

Announcements and blogs

Drama

An all-star cast has been announced for new BBC One Agatha Christie thriller The ABC Murders including John Malkovich and Rupert Grint.

In addition, BBC Two confirmed that Richard Gere is to star alongside Helen McCrory and Billy Howle in MotherFatherSon, Tom Rob Smith's original eight-part drama for the network.

The press pack for BBC Four's Hidden was published.

Comedy

As Peter Kay's Car Share: The Finale approaches a Q&A with Peter and Sian was published.

Factual

Springwatch returns to BBC Two at the end of May, broadcasting live from the National Trust’s Sherborne Park Estate in the heart of the Cotswold countryside once more.

Sport

BBC Sport has launched its marketing campaign for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia, History Will Be Made.

Children's

This week more acts for CBBC Summer Social were announced including New Hope Club and family favourite Shrek the Musical.

Radio

For the first time ever, BBC Radio 2 announced that it will hit the sunshine of Ibiza to celebrate the explosion of dance music that has hailed from the island for the past three decades.

Elsewhere, Radio 4 confirmed Dangerous Visions will return exploring the next British civil war.

International

The BBC News Somali 2018 poetry award for young women opened for entries this week. Now in its second year, the prize is open to women aged from 16 to 35, inviting original works of poetry in the Somali language.

Blogs

We published the weekly BBC iPlayer Highlights 26 May - 1 June.

Broadcast Highlights

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