Tag Archives: BBC

New UK PM should mean a new start for embattled BBC and Channel 4.

The new Tory leader and then prime minister – due to be unveiled on September 5 (leaving plenty of time for more mischief from Boris) will have a significant effect on British broadcasting and, by extension, world broadcasting. Under Johnson ...

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Leo Burnett wins Comic Relief 2022 Red Nose Day

It’s the BBC’s charity fundraiser Red Nose Day tonight and Leo Burnett has been selected to carry the torch into 2022, building on the event’s “Funny is Power” platform. Comic Relief head of marketing and media Jo Cullen says: “The ...

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Are we likely to get ads on the BBC under Tim Davie?

Newly-anointed BBC director general Tim Davie (how long will it be until he’s called CEO?) certainly has stamina: a seasoned marathon runner and someone who’s ridden out a turbulent decade at the Beeb. Davie (above) is still defined for many ...

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BBC hits the right crisis note with Idris Elba

The BBC’s having a pretty good war in the crisis, reminding people everywhere (and hopefully some politicians) about its purpose in life. Here’s a further reminder from BBC Creative (also turning into a good idea) showing us the changes affecting ...

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Will the BBC come knocking on David Abraham’s door?

BBC director general Tony Hall (aka Lord Hall of Birkenhead, there are some perks in that vale of tears) is stepping down, leaving the job of hanging on to the licence fee in face of a hostile Tory government to ...

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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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