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Edinburgh’s streets won’t be awash with tourists, artists and people handing out flyers this August, but the BBC still has programming to provide a flavour of the festivals.
Pope Francis to Samantha Power, Caleb Femi to Lady Hale, Andy Murray to KK Shailaja, Tim Berners Lee to Emma Dabiri and many more - global voices come to BBC radio to ‘Rethink’ the world after the crisis.
Live Premier League football will return to BBC Radio 5 Live, with a minimum of seven live games airing every week.
Highlights from every Test and One Day International this summer will be shown on BBC Two from July, marking the first time Test match cricket has been broadcast on BBC TV in over twenty years.
BBC Radio 6 Music reached a record 2.56 million listeners (from 2.49m last quarter and 2.52m last year), with the station’s weekday breakfast show with Lauren Laverne also seeing its biggest audience ever with 1.3 million listeners, according to the latest Rajars.
Latest quarterly data shows the most popular on-demand titles on BBC Sounds in the first few months (January - March 2020), and record listening figures.
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra has announced it will be replaying a selection of classic cricket matches from England’s recent past.
That Peter Crouch Podcast will return for series four on Wednesday 15 April.
A Question Of Sport, TVs longest running sports quiz, is coming to BBC Radio 5 Live starting this Saturday at 2pm.
As many of the summer’s major sporting events have been cancelled the BBC is giving sports mad audiences something to cheer about with a calendar of archive sporting events returning to our screens.
BBC News has outlined its initial plans for how it will continue to offer its audiences trusted and accurate news throughout the Coronavirus crisis.
It was a stable quarter for BBC radio (Q4 2019, 16 Sept - 15 Dec) with 33.58 million listeners and a share of 51% (from 33.45m/49.4% in last quarter and 33.97/50.9% last year), according to latest data from Rajar.
05.02.2020 Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, World Service, Radio, Corporate, English Regions, BBC Sounds
BBC News outlines plans to modernise its newsroom to respond to changing audience needs, ensure it is providing a truly universal service, and complete its £80m savings target.
Wales, British and Irish Lions centre Jonathan Davies, Dylan Hartley and Michael Cheika join BBC’s 2020 Six Nations line-up
Wales and British and Irish Lions centre Jonathan Davies joins the BBC team for the upcoming 2020 Guinness Six Nations Championship. England’s most capped hooker of all time Dylan Hartley and ex-Australia coach Michael Cheika are among the other new names to join the BBC’s line-up.
BBC plans most ambitious year of climate change coverage as it steps up commitment to Our Planet Matters
The BBC is planning its most ambitious year of climate change coverage with special programming, digital coverage and debates.
BBC Radio and BBC Sounds announce their on-air and on-demand highlights for the festive period.
25.11.2019 Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, World Service, BBC iPlayer, Radio, Commissioning, BBC Sounds
BBC Radio 5 live presenters Elis James and John Robins will talk to famous names about the challenges they have faced in life, in a new podcast called How Do You Cope?... With Elis And John for BBC Sounds and BBC Radio 5 live.
On TV, BBC One will air Remembrance programming including the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2019 and The Cenotaph. BBC One will also broadcast a special one-off documentary, Gary Lineker: My Grandad’s War, where the presenter retraces the steps of his late grandfather Stanley Abbs during World War Two.
Latest Rajar data (Q3 2019, 24 June - 15 September) shows that BBC Radio 5 live sports extra reached record audiences with 2.2 million weekly listeners during the summer months (from 1.48m last quarter and 1.67m last year).
Blue Peter is launching its first ever music badge in collaboration with BBC Music Day on Thursday with lifelong Blue Peter fan and multi award-winning singer/songwriter, Ed Sheeran, designing the latest iconic shield.
24.09.2019 BBC One, CBBC, Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 5 Live, Radio 6 Music, Radio, News, Daytime, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, English Regions, BBC Music, BBC Sounds, Sport
Heidi Dawson has been appointed as the new Controller of BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra.
The best athletes on the planet are all heading to Doha for the 2019 World Athletic Championships - and the BBC will be there to deliver all of the action across TV, radio and online.
Latest Rajar data (Q2 2019, 1 April - 23 June 2019) shows Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra have drawn in more listeners each week. BBC Radio 1 had a weekly reach of 10.56 million listeners aged 10+, an increase from 10.18m last quarter and 10.25m last year. BBC Radio 1Xtra also saw increases this quarter, with 1.17 million weekly listeners (10+) up on 1.13m last quarter and 1.11m last year.
As the world‘s most iconic music festival makes a much anticipated comeback after a fallow year, the BBC will once again be the destination to catch the biggest sets and best moments from Glastonbury.
The winner of the BBC’s Rachael Bland New Podcast Award is to explore life in recovery.
New Radio 2 and 6 Music breakfast shows with Zoe Ball, Lauren Laverne, Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie hit the top spot
Rajar data shows schedule changes on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music have been really well received by audiences, with Zoe Ball hosting the most listened to breakfast show in the UK (9.05m weekly listeners) and a record for Lauren Laverne’s new breakfast show on 6 Music with 1.28m listeners (up 197,000 since last quarter and 161,000 on last year).
Presenters from across the BBC broadcast live from Middlesbrough during We Are Middlesbrough week 20-24 May
BBC News is focusing on Middlesbrough in the coming weeks and will be telling stories about the Teesside town and the people who live there.
World Cup winners, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Charlotte Edwards, Lydia Greenway and Mel Jones join Alison Mitchell, Natalie Germanos and Isabelle Westbury, as well as other TMS regulars, for full in-depth coverage across all three formats of the series - three one-day internationals, one Test match, three Twenty20 internationals - from Monday 1 July.
Wimbledon returns on July 1 and the BBC is set to unite the nation with unmissable coverage across TV, radio and digital platforms.
The BBC will show every game of the Netball World Cup 2019, free-to-air across TV and BBC iPlayer, from July 15.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 is set to be the biggest to date and the BBC is the only place to witness all of the action, delivering audiences unprecedented coverage across TV, radio and online this summer.
BBC News is to shine a spotlight on Middlesbrough, telling the stories that matter to the people of the Teesside town. The stories will air across the BBC’s national and regional news outlets, online platforms and social media.
Elis James and John Robins are joining BBC Radio 5 live. The internationally renowned comedians, who have been presenting together on commercial station Radio X since 2014, will host a new weekly entertainment show on 5 live, beginning on Friday 31 May.
RTS Network Presenter of the Year Emily Maitlis will become the new lead presenter for BBC Two’s Newsnight.
Ten BBC presenters will be in Bradford next week as part of We Are Bradford, a week of stories from and about the city on the BBC.
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