4 hrs ago
Alexander S. Bermange to Present Wit and Whimsy at St. James Theatre, 7/28
British composer and lyricist Alexander S. Bermange has received recognition for his many stage musicals, including, in the last nine months alone, Thirteen Days at the Arcola Theatre, The Route To Happiness at the Landor Theatre , and The 24 Hour Musicals at the Old Vic.
19 hrs ago
Prototype BBC radio rewrites scripts on the fly to reflect local conditions
The Perceptive Radio uses local data and onboard sensors to adjust itself and even alter the script of a radio play in real time.
19 hrs ago
BBC axes A 98m technology project to avoid 'throwing good money after bad'
The BBC has admitted that it has wasted almost A 100m on a technology project that was designed to make the corporation "tapeless", and has closed it to stop it "throwing good money after bad". The BBC has spent A 98.4m on the controversial Digital Media Initiative - which was designed to do away with video tapes and create a kind of internal ... (more)
Thu May 23, 2013
Apprentice's Fruity Cow is Twitter hit
Uzma's time on The Apprentice came to an end after she faced the boardroom once too often The Apprentice once again captured the imagination of viewers with its latest instalment - this time due to the creative thinking of the candidates over farm shop names.
Wed May 22, 2013
BBC may charge Sky for content as retransmission fee row escalates
The BBC may charge BSkyB for content from its channels if the satellite broadcaster does not drop retransmission fees.
BBC's experimental Perceptive Radio intelligently adjusts what's playing
At today's Thinking Digital conference, the BBC exhibited the first gadget designed through its Perceptive Media Project: the Perceptive Radio, created by Ian Forrester of the corporation's Future Media division.
Incoming BBC news director promises action for more on-air female journalists
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Tue May 21, 2013
In search of a mystery yodeller
During a round-up of the Sunday papers on Radio 4's Broadcasting House, the programme inadvertently cut to a snippet of Jesus Put a Yodel in My Soul.
Mon May 20, 2013
BBC told to improve online local news
Review by the BBC Trust says web services have improved, but coverage of regional news is 'not particularly comprehensive' a Click here to read the BBC Trust report A BBC Trust report has said online services have improved since its last review in 2008, but local coverage needs to be developed.
Thu May 16, 2013
It's not just older women. Broadcasters are failing to hire ethnic minority presenters too
Harriet Harman MP missed something on this morning's Radio 4 Today programme. Yes, the issue of the paucity older women appearing on British television remains a very relevant one, ever since the BBC axed Moira Stuart in 2007.
Ian Katz is the new editor of Newsnight
Shockwaves this morning in both Fleet Street and BBC land as the news trickles through the Guardian's bridesmaid, but never the bride, Ian Katz, is finally bored of waiting for Alan Rusbridger to retire and has jumped ship to the comforting arms of the BBC.
Wed May 15, 2013
BBC iPlayer is available on Windows Phone 8
BRITISH BROADCASTING HOUSE the BBC has finally made its iPlayer app available to download from the Windows Phone store, following its launch back in March .
Mon May 13, 2013
John Humphrys wins Sony Award for interview with former BBC director-general George Entwistle
Jurors in the trial of Mark Bridger today heard from forensic scientists, who described how a 'drip trail' of blood matching April Jones' DNA was found in his home Ireland outside-half Jonny Sexton is favourite to wear the No.10 jersey for Warren Gatland's Lions against Australia this summer One of the classic medieval murder mysteries in the ... (more)
Kevin Spacey To Deliver MacTaggart Lecture; Speech Usually Given By Major Uk TV Execs
In a first for a Hollywood star, Kevin Spacey will deliver the keynote MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh International TV Festival in August.
Today's media stories from the papers
Our roundup of the day's media stories, including the latest on the Bafta TV awards and Kevin Spacey lined up for the MacTaggart lecture If you are viewing this on the web and would like to get our email every morning, please click here Olivia Colman wins twice at TV Baftas BBC's coverage of Olympics loses out to Channel 4's Paralympics programming ... (more)
Sun May 12, 2013
Media Monkey: BBC4 job to shrink; NBC taps Turness
Radios 1 and 2 already have similar set-ups, for 1Xtra and 6 Music respectively; and if Zai Bennett becomes BBC1 controller in succession to Danny Cohen, as many expect, it will be a natural step for him, like Hadlow, to oversee both his new domain and his former one.
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BBC Radio 4 programme interrupted by yodelling
Less highbrow listeners might have thought it was an improvement, but regular followers of Radio 4's news show Broadcasting House were a tad confused when it was interrupted by a rendition of gospel song Jesus Put A Yodel In My Soul.
Sat May 11, 2013
The Apprentice looks tired, and the man behind The Killing will be missed
Tony Hall's new BBC team should think again about The Apprentice - now in a sixth weary season - but also about what once-sparkling BBC4 is for When Mark Thompson took over as BBC director general nine years ago, he vowed to clear away the detritus of old, tired shows running from formulaic memory year after year, sustained only in some television ... (more)
Fri May 10, 2013
Cheers! Newswoman Deborah Turness Moves From ITV To NBC
With NBC reportedly turning to a Brit Deborah Turness to be the first female head of a U.S. network news division, here's a view of the development from across the pond.