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Tap, Tap… Is this thing on?

21 Jun 2014

BLOG: Oh hello. Yes, we’ve had the decorators in thanks.

David Brockman 1954-2014

8 Jun 2014

BLOG: Details of the funeral arrangements for our friend David Brockman

Lack of choice

5 Mar 2014

BLOG: From rumours to facts – BBC Three is on the closure list

Yesterday’s news?

5 Feb 2014

BLOG: 25 years of Sky News

What to watch: 27 January-2 February 2014

27 Jan 2014

BLOG: Our guide to what’s worth watching and listening to this week

Things we like this week

24 Jan 2014

BLOG: A run-down of things we saw online this week

Sir Christopher Chataway 1931-2014

19 Jan 2014

BLOG: Sir Christopher Chataway has died. Read our 2005 interview with him.

Things we like this week

17 Jan 2014

BLOG: A run-down of things we saw online this week

What to watch: 13-19 January 2014

13 Jan 2014

BLOG: Our guide to what’s worth watching and listening to this week

Things we like this week

9 Jan 2014

BLOG: A run-down of things we saw online this week

What to watch: 6-12 January 2014

6 Jan 2014

BLOG: Our pick of the best TV and radio for 6-12 January

50 Years of Top of the Pops

1 Jan 2014

BLOG: How the anniversary of Top of the Pops went little marked

Good night and thank you

30 Dec 2013

BLOG: A time to say goodbye to those we have loved and lost in 2013

iBBC

6 Nov 2013

BLOG: More power to your what now?

The DOG and #puppyshow

4 Nov 2013

BLOG: I get why hashtags are showing up on our programmes – it’s instant ratings; the networks can gauge popularity without having to wait for the official numbers days later.

The Key to a Long Gone Door

1 Nov 2013

BLOG: A little bit of Bush House to take with me wherever I go

The Risk Business

21 Oct 2013

BLOG: Channel Four has seemingly come out fighting against its critics with their latest promotion for their channel with the tagline “We Were Born Risky…” and to highlight the statement they use various clips from the channel’s past illustrate this

Undermining BBC trust

9 Sep 2013

BLOG: Looking deeper into the BBC Trust

Dear America: this is not the BBC

13 Aug 2013

BLOG: This is supposed to represent the BBC?

Alan Whicker 1925-2013

12 Jul 2013

BLOG: Watch the late Alan Whicker meet the brutal and decidedly strange dictator of Haiti, François “Papa Doc” Duvalier.

Brian Cant turns 80

12 Jul 2013

BLOG: Brian Cant, the voice of the childhoods of three generations, turns 80 today.

You’re subscribed to us on YouTube, yeah?

4 Jul 2013

BLOG: Tune into Transdiffusion on YouTube

The Fast Track to the Top Job?

24 Apr 2013

BLOG: This week has seen Danny Cohen appointed as new BBC Director General Tony Hall’s Director of Television, following on from the appointment of James Harding as Head of BBC News. With Cohen’s rise to a place in the senior management team of the BBC almost as meteoric as his rise to prominence among senior television executives already.

Seconds out

12 Apr 2013

BLOG: Ding-dong the radio is censored

Newsnight’s chaos and confusion

22 Feb 2013

BLOG: A lot of faffing about

Be Nice to Each Other

19 Feb 2013

BLOG: There can only be a few people who can be counted as true television personalities, in front of the camera are the presenters and behind them are the production staff. Very rarely there are people who do both at the same time such as Jack Hargreaves from Southern Television and Brian Connell from Anglia, one such of these unique breed died on Sunday.

Making a Splash on a Saturday Night

19 Jan 2013

BLOG: Splash doesn’t make a splash

A Tale of 5 Channels: ITV’s 2013 Rebrand

18 Jan 2013

BLOG: All change for ITV in 2013. Is it all worth it?

Necrolog 2012

31 Dec 2012

BLOG: Those we have loved and lost in 2012

Entwistle’s exit

14 Nov 2012

BLOG: The director-general is lost

Hurricane Danny

1 Nov 2012

BLOG: Danny Baker is lost

Nothing on television tonight?

27 Oct 2012

BLOG: Other places to find Transdiffusion goodies if “Strictly” leaves you cold

Ceefax gone

23 Oct 2012

BLOG: So, farewell then Ceefax…

Farewell, Pages From Ceefax

22 Oct 2012

BLOG: Goodbye Ceefax

A design Year Zero

30 Aug 2012

BLOG: I love the 1980s. If you agree, you were born between 1970 and 1978, at a guess.

Thompson’s tactical errors

23 Aug 2012

BLOG: BBC Director-General gone

The name’s 007. Sky Movies 007.

7 Aug 2012

BLOG: Sky’s new channel

Farewell, Bvsh Hovse

12 Jul 2012

BLOG: The BBC World Service’s main studios fall silent for the first time since 1940

Isn’t it shocking?

11 Jun 2012

BLOG: How posting to YouTube turned into a quagmire of uncertainty thanks to cwilliams1976

Sailing in the wrong direction?

7 Jun 2012

BLOG: It’s certainly not unusual for the BBC to be the subject of criticism when it comes to the coverage of any royal event apart from the most straightforward occasions. Getting the tone exactly right is an absolute nightmare and you are never going to satisfy everyone all of the time, especially when dealing with something that’s the least bit contentious.

Let’s go Nationwide!

4 Jun 2012

BLOG: Nationwide joins the duck on the skateboard of history

ITV’s regional news u-turn

26 May 2012

BLOG: Remember a few years ago when ITV plc decided that 17 regional news programmes was unsustainable and that to make commercial sense they should only have nine in England and Wales? Well that was in 2009. Now it’s 2012 and it seems ITV have had a change of heart.

Second rate or second to none?

7 May 2012

BLOG: Does BBC Two have a point?

Storify: what’s wrong with BBC commissioning and scheduling

27 Mar 2012

BLOG: A discussion on Twitter about the BBC’s incomprehensible scheduling policies of late

Thompson’s legacy

14 Mar 2012

BLOG: Preparing to say goodbye to Mark Thompson