Round up week 22 (25 May - 1 June)
Digital Content Producer, About The BBC Blog
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 iPlayer in April
Agatha Christie murder mystery Ordeal By Innocence has proved a hit with BBC iPlayer audiences, becoming the most-viewed programme in April.
It was confirmed this week that Nick Grimshaw and Greg James are to swap Radio 1 shows.
Announcements and blogs
Meanwhile, BBC Two announced it has acquired the rights to Picnic At Hanging Rock, a reimagining of Joan Lindsay’s classic and timeless Australian novel. The network also confirmed Matthew Rhys, Jamie Dornan and Ann Skelly are to star in Allan Cubitt’s Death And Nightingales.
BBC One has announced a trio of outstanding dancers to join Strictly Come Dancing when it returns for its sixteenth series in the autumn.
It was confirmed this week that two cutting-edge BBC trials will bring the FIFA World Cup live to audiences in Ultra HD and virtual reality.
BBC Radio Cymru 2’s afternoon pop-up is set to offer more choice to listeners.
This June will see the launch of Money & Power - a major new season of programmes and features across the BBC’s global TV, radio and online networks exploring how the basic building blocks of our lives are being shaped and reshaped by money.
It was confirmed this week that BBC Television coverage of the Proms is the next title for competitive tender.
- BBC Music presents The Biggest Weekend, Saturday 26 May, BBC ONE
- Countryfile Royal Special, Sunday 27 May, BBC ONE
- Peter Kay’s Car Share: The Finale, Monday 28 May, BBC ONE
- King Lear, Monday 28 May, BBC TWO
- World Dracula Day: Lord Dracula, Saturday 26 May, BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA
- The Weekend Documentary: The Day Hope Died - Remembering Robert Kennedy, Sunday 27 May, BBC WORLD SERVICE
- Essays from the Hay Festival, Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June, BBC RADIO 3