Tag Archives: BBC

BBC iPlayer turns on itself in streaming wars

BBC Creative is running a new iPlayer campaign – ‘wasted on some’ – with actors (in disguise) from some of its shows telling us why they don’t like them. Here are a couple from the absurd but absurdly watchable Peaky ...

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BBC Creative takes to street art for Peaky Blinders

These days big TV programmes get their own ad budgets – often produced in-house – and cult BBC series Peaky Blinders is no different. The show, now worldwide, features a bunch of not-so-loveable Birmingham gangsters. The Peakys have loads of ...

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BBC Creative aims for another killing with Eve

Most of us loved the first series of Killing Eve on BBC 1 – strewn with awards – and the second starts on Saturday, with a new writer Emerald Fennell. A big part of the first series’ success was surprise, ...

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BBC tries the kick ass approach for Women’s World Cup

The BBC is under the cosh in some quarters for its pursuit of ‘Yoof,’ notably through relentlessly plugging its new Sounds app. It’s showing all the games from the Women’s World Cup in France this summer and to plug it ...

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BBC Creative stitches together a Russia World Cup epic

We sang the praises of craft in ads in a piece on creativity in the post-Sorrell world a while back and BBC Creative has shown it’s not a lost art in its epic trailer for the 2018 World Cup in ...

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Y&R treads fearlessly for BBC’s Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics are almost upon us, to be held in South Korea, you know, that place with a missile-toting dictator across the border. Was this on the mind of agency Y&R and animators Smith and Foulkes as they produced ...

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Evans and Lineker head BBC top earners list

The BBC has been forced by the Government to disclose its top paid “stars” and a rum lot they are. Presenters and actors employed by production companies (sometimes their own) are exempt. Here’s the list according to the Guardian. 1. ...

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