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Round up week 19 (5-11 May)

Hannah Khalil

Digital Content Producer, About The BBC Blog

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Award-winning writer Jeanette Winterson OBE who will deliver this year’s Dimbleby Lecture #HearHerSeason

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

Hear Her season

The BBC is set to showcase women's voices in a dedicated season of content across TV, radio and online to mark 100 years since suffrage and the centenary anniversary of women being able to vote in the UK with the Hear Her season.

Announcements and blogs


The media pack for BBC One's A Very English Scandal was published this week. Elsewhere, BBC One’s Casualty confirmed it is to tackle a rape storyline.



Nadiya Hussain is set to return to BBC Two with a brand new eight-part series Nadiya’s Family Favourites, with a wealth of dishes for families and friends to fit in with modern life.

The network also announced that it has recommissioned The Big Family Cooking Showdown with a new line-up featuring Angellica Bell and Tommy Banks.


BBC Two is on the hunt for Britain’s next big restaurant brand in Million Pound Menu: Fred Sirieix returns to the BBC to present the six-part series, starting at 9pm on Thursday 17 May.

Elsewhere, BBC Three has announced the cast for factual drama Killed By My Debt.


BBC Two confirmed this week that it will dedicate an evening of programming to mark the retirement of legendary football commentator, John Motson.

A packed schedule of football programming to champion the thrilling culmination of this season’s FA Cup was also announced by BBC Sport. 


CBBC announced that the 'dug up' Blue Peter millennium time capsule is set to go on a UK tour.


Fans of true crime drama series The Assassination of Gianni Versace - American Crime Story have made the show BBC iPlayer’s most popular programme in March.


Radio 4 confirmed this week that the network will broadcast dramatisations of six of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary autobiographies over 2018 and into 2019 in what would have been her 90th birthday year.

Meanwhile, BBC Asian Network announced the line-up for Asian Network’s Residency, a brand new show on the station championing the next generation of fresh DJ talent (Saturdays, 10pm-1am).


We published a round up of BBC wins at RTS Scotland Awards 2018 and the weekly BBC iPlayer Highlights 12-18 May.

Broadcast Highlights

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