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Twenty-Four Hours

Published 29 September 2016

The Radio Times in 1966 spends an evening with the people behind BBC-1’s ’24 Hours’

Yesterday’s news?

Published 5 February 2014

BLOG: 25 years of Sky News

Newsnight’s chaos and confusion

Published 22 February 2013

BLOG: A lot of faffing about

Entwistle’s exit

Published 14 November 2012

BLOG: The director-general is lost

Closing time

Published 10 June 2011

As the BBC continues to wrestle with the prospect of making significant cost savings, the subject of channel closures (television or radio) has reared its head yet again, but this…

News clippings

Published 21 April 2011

The BBC’s “Delivering Quality First” (or should that really read Delivering Cutbacks First?) initiative, which has borne witness to a deluge of “trial balloons” in recent weeks, seems to (finally)…

Diluted daytime

Published 7 March 2011

You know that the BBC is in serious financial trouble when it’s now floating an idea to replace daytime BBC Two with rolling news, aka BBC News 24 or the…

Biased opinion

Published 18 December 2010

Major news provision costs money. Of all people, Mark Thompson ought to know a thing or two when it comes to such matters, as well as the roles and responsibilities…

The hardest sell

Published 5 November 2010

Strikes are never nice things even when you have 100% support from all concerned, but when it affects a group of people who appear to have relatively secure and reasonably…

BBC Strikes

Published 4 November 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.

Cutting remarks

Published 20 October 2010

Given the pro-BBC lobby’s near-meltdown at the merest thought of yesterday’s licence fee settlement (not only frozen but with additional expenditure tacked on as well), it’s rather perplexing to still…

Jackson mania

Published 26 June 2009

Once every so often, a news story breaks of great enough importance that gets the media into such a tizz it makes everything else take a back seat for a…

For goodness’ sake, turn off the tweets

Published 5 November 2008

Last night found me glued to the BBC News US Election coverage on the BBC website until I dragged myself away at 3am, with Ohio called for Obama and Virginia…

Report gives BBC News a (reasonably) clean bill of health

Published 24 June 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…

RIP BBC Television News

Published 27 March 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…

From Newsreel to News 24

Published 1 September 2004

50 years of BBC Television News

Set pieces

Published 1 January 2002

Screen furniture from ITN

Seeing Red

Published 1 January 2002

The colour of news has changed

News makes news

Published 1 January 2002

Sky vs BBC

Press Red

Published 1 January 2002

Interactive services put to the test

The war will be televised

Published 1 January 2002

Changes predicted for when a crisis comes to a head

First reports

Published 1 January 2002

The new look of BBC local news.

The colour of news

Published 1 December 2001

A new news for London

Disaster recovery

Published 1 September 2001

The BBC goes on after the bomb


Published 1 May 2001

BBC News is better than ITN