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Christmas Day on television… in 2007

Published 24 December 2017

A look at what was on television on Christmas Day 2007

Tonight’s BBC… in 1967

Published 28 October 2015

A look at what was on the BBC on Saturday 28 October 1967

50 Years of Top of the Pops

Published 1 January 2014

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

The Fast Track to the Top Job?

Published 24 April 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.

Sailing in the wrong direction?

Published 7 June 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.

Storify: what’s wrong with BBC commissioning and scheduling

Published 27 March 2012

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

I’m with Matthew Wright. Are you?

Published 14 November 2011

BLOG: The BBC’s Delivering Quality First initiative has certainly caused a few headlines for its treatment of local radio, however much less discussed has been its impact on the BBC’s regional TV output. However its changes there have been no less controversial.

Redefining Auntie

Published 6 October 2011

BLOG: Delivering Quality First is coming

Gushing press release for programme demotion

Published 4 March 2011

Yesterday may have been seen by some as a day to bury news. Maybe that’s why the BBC Press Office snook out a press release about QI.

Age concern

Published 11 January 2011

Just like other long-established media sectors such as the music industry, television seems to have its own set of unwritten rules in terms of how people are handled within its…

A face for radio?

Published 10 November 2010

As well as a certain dispute involving a group of disgruntled journalists, there’s another ongoing BBC-related row in the form of employment tribunal action taken by ex-Countryfile presenter Miriam O’Reilly…

Keeping the distinction

Published 5 July 2010

The announcement that BBC Radio 6 Music has been saved from closure may have dominated today’s media news, but that’s not the only thing that the BBC Trust has been…

Five’s loss, One’s gain

Published 28 May 2010

Given the recent growth in HDTV broadcasting, it was perhaps inevitable that the BBC would plan to have more than one high definition TV channel in order to avoid an…

Not over the moon

Published 30 April 2010

Last Saturday, viewers of Doctor Who on BBC One in England were abruptly treated to a caption promoting “Over the Rainbow” which appeared shortly before the end credits during the…

Thirty Years of Grange Hill – Part III

Published 25 April 2009

Popularity and hard hitting plots.

Thirty Years of Grange Hill – Part II

Published 30 November 2008

The series is here to stay

I didn’t get where I am today by blindly making something that’s anything like the original series

Published 17 October 2008

Another one from the “Eh, what? Why?” file is the news that the remake of The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin won’t actually be a remake at all because most of the concepts and storylines will be got rid off.

Two Programmes with the same name?

Published 11 August 2008

“On BBC One now, Britain from Above, whilst on BBC Two in sixty minutes, it’s Britain from Above”.

Future-proofing the BBC

Published 22 June 2008

TV must change with the times

The Corporation at Christmas – BBC1

Published 11 February 2008

BBC1 Christmas Idents, 2002 – Present

The Corporation at Christmas – Intro

Published 11 February 2008

BBC TV Christmas Idents, 2002 – Present

30 Years Ago Today

Published 1 February 2007

How has British TV changed after three decades?

Completing the circle

Published 19 October 2006

BBC One – from globes to dancers to circles

Everybody Dance Now

Published 24 May 2004

A positive view of BBC One’s globe replacement

Square Dancing

Published 24 May 2004

A negative view of the new look BBC One

Back down to Earth

Published 24 May 2004

Goodbye to the BBC One globe

Colour my life

Published 24 May 2004

Watching BBC-1 change to 625 colour

The Controller’s Chair: BBC One

Published 1 January 2004

Ian Beaumont takes over another channel

TV Asylum

Published 1 January 2003

Carl Ellis looks into the world of import and export

Review of the Year: 2002

Published 15 December 2002

The Transdiffusion team take a look at the past year in broadcasting. Five alive October saw Channel 5 join the club of stations rebranding. The station, now renamed ‘five’, took…

Roswell mystery

Published 1 June 2002

Carl Ellis on the use and abuse of imported programmes

The anti-globes

Published 1 June 2002

Can dancing be as good as the whole world?

The war will be televised

Published 1 January 2002

Changes predicted for when a crisis comes to a head

Review of the Year: 2001

Published 15 December 2001

That was the year that was, it’s over, let it go

1964 and all that

Published 1 September 2001

Russ J Graham on a design revolution during a social revolution