Published 8 Sep 2014
What was on BBCtv on Sunday 8 September 1968?
Published 29 Aug 2014
What was on BBC-1 on Saturday 29 August 1964
Published 26 Aug 2014
What was on BBCtv on Sunday 26 August 1990
Published 26 Aug 2014
What was on BBC-1 on Thursday 26 August 1965
Published 15 Jun 2014
A BBC leaflet sent out with paper licences in 1982 gives us an outline of its history, organisation and policy
Published 15 Jun 2014
BBC-2 News for Spring 1968 brings you all the 625 and colour information you need
Published 15 Jun 2014
What you can see from the BBC in the new, exciting world of digital television
Published 6 Nov 2013
BLOG: More power to your what now?
Published 9 Sep 2013
BLOG: Looking deeper into the BBC Trust
Published 13 Aug 2013
BLOG: This is supposed to represent the BBC?
Published 27 Mar 2012
BLOG: A discussion on Twitter about the BBC’s incomprehensible scheduling policies of late
Published 26 Feb 2012
It’s one thing wanting the closure threat of
Published 9 Nov 2011
The 75th Anniversary of the launch of the BBC Television Service from Alexandra Palace was commemorated by a small party at AP on Wednesday 2 November, 2011. Richard Elen was there to describe the scene.
Published 16 Aug 2011
Can you believe it but ten years ago BBC News 24 rebranded and went all beige? Okay, so it’s rebranded several times since and now isn’t even called BBC News…
Published 4 Nov 2010
As I type it’s about two hours to go before the start of a 48 hour walkout by BBC members of the NUJ union as part of a protest about pension changes at the broadcaster. The walkout is expected to affect most of the Corporation’s news and current affairs output with high profile casualties likely to include the Today Programme and Newsnight, as well as BBC One’s news bulletins and the BBC News Channel.
Published 15 Oct 2010
Well Mitch Benn is. So proud he’s made a song to tell everyone.
Published 3 Mar 2010
Although the article leads on a poll result that suggest that the majority of the UK population are “broadly in favour” of the proposed BBC cuts, a new poll published…
Published 28 Aug 2009
BBC News: Murdoch attack on ‘dominant’ BBC So James Murduch, the head of NewsCorp in Europe, says a dominant BBC damages independent journalism in the UK. The hypocrisy of that…
Published 17 Jul 2009
Despite protestations from a number of Guardian/Observer readers (and the odd columnist) that there wasn’t much of a story in BBC executives’ expenses, now here’s a second round. There is even less of a story this time.
Published 28 Apr 2009
Ofcom head Ed Richards sounds death knell for ITV regional news Yes we know that the media industry is going through hell at the moment – and this is particularly…
Published 28 Oct 2008
Stephen’s post, They would say that, wouldn’t they? mentions that the branch of WH Smiths in the BBC’s Television Centre, sells, as a percentage of all papers sold, a disproportionate number of copies of The Guardian compared with the country overall.
Published 22 Jun 2008
TV must change with the times
Published 23 May 2008
There is absolutely no doubt at all. Not one bit. You can guarentee that is there’s one programme that’s going to set the “decline of broadcasting” brigade off, it’s new CBBC programme Gastronuts, which, according to the Guardian, will “encourage kids to stew worms, catch farts in jars and bake toenail cakes”.
Published 9 Mar 2008
BBC2 Christmas Idents, 2002 – Present
Published 13 Feb 2008
Last night was an important occasion for BBC Three, as it unveiled both a new(ish) schedule and a whole new look for the channel. The blob idents became history with…
Published 11 Feb 2008
BBC1 Christmas Idents, 2002 – Present
Published 27 Jan 2008
Every independent media commentator knows that the Daily Mail is a conservative newspaper with a well established line in BBC bashing. I have previously documented myself just how desperate the…
Published 22 Jan 2008
A top-sliced licence fee will trigger the BBC’s destruction Whether de-coupling the licence fee from the BBC is the way forward or not (and I personally have my doubts), I…
Published 8 Jan 2008
Outsourcing is not privatisation
Published 18 Oct 2007
Thompson tells BBC staff of cuts plan It’s still difficult to know exactly what to make of Mark Thompson’s plans for the future of the BBC, but the overall impression…
Published 5 Oct 2007
Well, here we go again. In the wake of “Queengate”, the controller of BBC1 Peter Fincham has resigned with Roly Keating taking over on a temporary basis. It wasn’t that…
Published 3 Oct 2007
The birth of Radios 1-4
Published 2 Aug 2007
BBC Corrupted by Microsoft Free Software Foundation plans protest against “corrupt” BBC BBC Trust backs calls for Linux iPlayer So, let’s look at this story in a little more detail….
Published 1 Aug 2007
A recent blog entry on the web site www.defectivebydesign.org, under the headline “BBC Corrupted by Microsoft” bemoans the latest development in copy protection. What it is fundamentally about is that…
Published 13 Jul 2007
Well, it’s one angle that hasn’t been explored a great deal by the rest of the UK media (another writer has suggested it briefly here). As has been pointed out,…
Published 24 Jun 2007
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6763205.stm On the way home Friday evening, The Now Show, among its other targets, took a pot-shot at ITV. One of the comics spoke about a visit he’d made in…
Published 23 May 2007
BBC high definition television channel Public Value Test (PDF) Contained within this PDF document are some interesting facts about the planned future of the BBC’s HD TV service, and in…
Published 18 May 2007
BBC pulls out of Neighbours fight And the hot story on Ramsey Street this week is that the BBC has withdrawn from the bidding for the programme, after contract renewal…
Published 7 May 2007
Regular readers of EMC MediaBlog will recall that the BBC decided to spin off BBC Broadcast, its broadcast arm, as a self-contained company. Now called Red Bee Media, the former…
Published 9 Apr 2007
Glenn Aylett looks at sports coverage since 1945
Published 1 Apr 2007
The end of the BBC as we know it?
Published 27 Mar 2007
Moira Stuart loses BBC News slot It’s bad enough that BBC Television News has become a round-up of the day’s press-releases from think-tanks, pressure groups, charities and universities interspersed with…
Published 26 Jan 2007
Britain is moving on – and leaving Paul Dacre behind Lance Price puts up a sterling defence of the BBC following Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre’s recent attack. Unfortunately for…
Published 13 Dec 2006
On and off with BBC LR
Published 18 Oct 2006
Media Guardian: Beyond soap – BBC embraces villains, plot twists and Latin style of telenovela So the Brazillian style soap opera, or Telenova, is coming to the UK. The difference…