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British public service broadcaster add

Category: Journalism

Founded in 1922.

Countries: United Kingdom (61%), (11%), United States (10%)

Main connections: BBC Radio 4, Doctor Who, BBC News

Linked to: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British Broadcasting Company, British Film Institute, BSkyB




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In 1923, the Sykes Committee rejected advertising for the service as it would lower standards, and recommended that a 10 shillings licence fee fund broadcasts add something


In 1925, Reith persuaded another committee led by the Earl of Crawford to recommend that a new entity, independent of both the government and corporations, administer broadcasting add something


By the end of 1926, the government accepted the Crawford Committee's recommendations, and Reith was knighted add something


On 1 January 1927, the British Broadcasting Corporation, established under a Royal Charter, and with Reith as Director-General, became successor in interest add something


However, the BBC did not enjoy a complete monopoly before this as several Continental stations, such as Radio Luxembourg, had broadcast programmes in English to Britain since the 1930s and the Isle of Man based Manx Radio began in 1964 add something


While regional stations at first offered many local programmes, by 1930 the National Programme from London, and a Regional Programme from London and several regional cities, replaced local radio add something


Experimental television broadcasts were started in 1932 using an electromechanical 30-line system developed by John Logie Baird add something


Outside the UK, the BBC World Service has provided services by direct broadcasting and re-transmission contracts by sound radio since the inauguration of the BBC Empire Service in December 19, 1932, and more recently by television and online add something


Limited regular broadcasts using this system began in 1934, and an expanded service started from Alexandra Palace in 1936, alternating between an improved Baird mechanical 240 line system and the all electronic 405 line Marconi-EMI system add something


The BBC introduced the world's first "high-definition" 405-line television service in 1936, and apart from suspending service throughout World War II until 1946, was the only television broadcaster in the UK until 1955 add something


Second World War - Television broadcasting was suspended from 1 September 1939 to 7 June 1946 during the Second World War add something


Since 1943, the BBC has provided radio programming to the British Forces Broadcasting Service, which broadcasts in countries where British troops are stationed add something


BBC News - Writing for the "Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television", Alasdair Pinkerton analysed the coverage of India by the BBC since India's independence from British rule in 1947 until 2008


Nevertheless, "throughout the 1950s radio still remained the dominant source of broadcast comedy" add something


Older domestic UK audiences often refer to the BBC as "the Beeb", a nickname originally dubbed by Peter Sellers in "The Goon Show" in the 1950s, when he referred to the "Beeb Beeb Ceeb" add something


The European Broadcasting Union was formed on 12 February 1950, in Torquay with the BBC among the 23 founding broadcasting organisations add something


In 1951, in conjunction with Oxford University Press the BBC published "The BBC Hymn Book" which was intended to be used for listeners on the radio, to follow hymns which were broadcast add something


Competition to the BBC was introduced in 1955 with the commercial and independently operated television network of ITV add something


Examples are cited such as "I, Claudius", "Civilisation", "Tonight", "Monty Python's Flying Circus", "Doctor Who" and "Pot Black", but other examples can be given in each of these fields as shown by the BBC's entries in the British Film Institute's 2000 list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes add something


As a result of the Pilkington Committee report of 1962, in which the BBC was praised for the quality and range of its output, and ITV was very heavily criticised for not providing enough quality programming, the decision was taken to award the BBC a second television channel, BBC2, in 1964, renaming the existing service BBC1 add something


Edward Elgar - Perhaps the best-known work depicting Elgar is Ken Russell's 1962 BBC television film "Elgar", made when the composer was still largely out of fashion


BBC Two was the first channel to be transmitted on 625 lines in 1964, carry a small-scale regular colour service from 1967 add something


Starting in 1964, a series of pirate radio stations came on the air and forced the British government finally to regulate radio services to permit nationally based advertising-financed services add something


As well as the four national channels, a series of local BBC radio stations were established in 1967, including Radio London add something


Historically, the BBC was the only legal radio broadcaster based in the UK mainland until 1967, when University Radio York , under the name "Radio York", was launched as the first, and now oldest, legal independent radio station in the country add something


BBC2 was broadcast in colour from 1 July 1967, and was joined by BBC 1 and ITV on 15 November 1969 add something


Further, the BBC was the only legal radio broadcaster until 1968 add something


However, the BBC monopoly on radio services would persist into the 1970s add something


JAM Creative Productions - In the UK, almost all jingles heard on BBC Radio 1 and 2 between the mid 1970s and late 1990s were made by JAM.


Henry Morton Stanley - In 1971, the BBC produced a six-part dramatised documentary series, "Search for the Nile"


In 1974, the BBC's teletext service, Ceefax, was introduced, created initially to provide subtitling, but developed into a news and information service add something


Scott Joplin - Royal Festival Hall - He did a tour in 1974, which included appearances on BBC Television and a sell-out concert at London's Royal Festival Hall


Since 1975, the BBC has provided its TV programmes to the British Forces Broadcasting Service , allowing members of UK military serving abroad to watch and listen to them on two dedicated TV channels add something


In 1978, BBC staff went on strike just before the Christmas of that year, thus blocking out the transmission of both channels and amalgamating all four radio stations into one add something


Since the deregulation of the UK television and radio market in the 1980s, the BBC has faced increased competition from the commercial sector , especially on satellite television, cable television, and digital television services add something


The BBC developed several computers throughout the 1980s, most notably the BBC Micro, which ran alongside the corporation's educational aims and programming add something


Aubrey Beardsley - In the BBC 1982 "Playhouse" drama "Aubrey", written by John Selwyn Gilbert, Beardsley was portrayed by actor John Dicks


BBC News - By 1987, the BBC had decided to re-brand its bulletins and established individual styles again for each one with differing titles and music, the weekend and holiday bulletins branded in a similar style to the "Nine", although the "stripes" introduction continued to be used until 1989 on occasions where a news bulletin was screened out of the running order of the schedule


Anne Frank - Bloeme saw Anne, Margot, and their mother regularly in Auschwitz, and was interviewed for her remembrances of the Frank women in Auschwitz in the 1988 television documentary "The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank" by Dutch filmmaker Willy Lindwer and the 1995 BBC documentary "Anne Frank Remembered"


Sacha Baron Cohen - By the early 1990s, he was hosting a weekly programme on Windsor cable television's local broadcasts with Carol Kirkwood, who later became a BBC weather forecaster


BBC News - During the 1990s, a wider range of services began to be offered by & BBC News, with the split of BBC World Service Television to become BBC World , and BBC Prime


Rachel Weisz - She appeared on the 1992 television film "Advocates II", followed by roles in the "Inspector Morse" episode "Twilight of the Gods", and the BBC's steamy period drama "Scarlet and Black", alongside Ewan McGregor


BBC News - New "Silicon Graphics" technology came into use in 1993 for a re-launch of the main BBC One bulletins, creating a virtual set which appeared to be much larger than it was physically


It was formed following the restructuring of its predecessor, BBC Enterprises, in 1995 add something


Jane Austen - In 1995 a great wave of Austen adaptations began to appear, with Ang Lee's film of "Sense and Sensibility", for which screenwriter and star Emma Thompson won an Academy *award, and the BBC's immensely popular TV mini-series "Pride and Prejudice", starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth


Al Jazeera - Al Jazeera Satellite Channel was launched on 1 November 1996 following the closure of the BBC's Arabic language television station, a joint venture with Orbit Communications Company, owned by Saudi King Fahd's cousin, Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud


In 1997, BBC News 24, a rolling news channel, launched on digital television services and the following year, BBC Choice launched as the third general entertainment channel from the BBC. The BBC purchased The Parliamentary Channel, which was renamed BBC Parliament add something


BBC News - Content for a 24-hour news channel was thus required, followed in 1997 with the launch of domestic equivalent BBC News 24


BBC News - In 1998, after 66 years at Broadcasting House, the "' & BBC Radio News"' operation moved to BBC_Television Centre


Edward Elgar - Payne, Anthony , Liner notes to notes to NMC compact disc D053 After Elgar's death, Percy M. Young, in cooperation with the BBC and Elgar's daughter Carice, produced a version of "The Spanish Lady", which was issued on CD. The Third Symphony sketches were elaborated by the composer Anthony Payne into a complete score in 1998


In 1999, BBC Knowledge launched as a multi media channel, with services available on the newly launched BBC Text digital teletext service, and on BBC Online add something


BBC News - A computer generated glass sculpture of the BBC coat of arms was the centrepiece of the programme titles until the large scale corporate rebranding of news services in 1999


BBC News - In 1999, the biggest relaunch occurred, with & BBC One bulletins, BBC World, BBC News 24, and BBC News Online all adopting a common style


BBC News - The distinctive music on all BBC television news programmes was introduced in 1999 and composed by David Lowe


BBC News - Following the relaunch of & BBC News the previous year, regional headlines were included at the start of the BBC One news bulletins in 2000


Al Jazeera - In the 2000s, the network was praised by the Index on Censorship for circumventing censorship and contributing to the free exchange of information in the Arab world, and by the Webby Awards, who nominated it as one of the five best news web sites, along with BBC News, National Geographic and The Smoking Gun


BBC News - The BBC's current Political Editor, Nick Robinson, was some years ago a chairman of the Young Conservatives and did, as a result, attract informal criticism from the former Labour government, but his predecessor Andrew Marr faced similar claims from the right because he was editor of "The Independent", liberal leaning newspaper before his appointment in 2000


GlaxoSmithKline - In 2001, the BBC reported the World Health Organization had ranked paroxetine as the most difficult antidepressant to withdraw from


In 2002, several television and radio channels were reorganised add something


Renovation of Broadcasting House began in 2002 and is scheduled for completion in 2012 add something


These stations supplement and expand on the big five stations, and were launched in 2002 add something


James Cook - In 2002, Cook was placed at number 12 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons


Charles Dickens - In 2002, Dickens was placed at number 41 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons


Michael Faraday - In 2002, Faraday was ranked number 22 in the BBC's list of the 100 Greatest Britons following a UK-wide vote


Thomas Paine - In 2002, Paine was voted one of the one hundred greatest Britons in a public poll conducted by the BBC


The revenue is collected privately and is paid into the central government Consolidated Fund, a process defined in the Communications Act 2003 add something


Al Jazeera - In 2003, Al Jazeera hired its first English-language journalists, among whom was Afshin Rattansi, from the BBC's Today Programme


Jane Austen - In 2003, Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" came second in the BBC's The Big Read, a national poll to find the "Nation's best-loved book


Roald Dahl - In 2003, the UK survey entitled "The Big Read" carried out by the BBC in order to find the "nation's best loved novel" of all time, four of Dahl's books were named in the Top 100, with only works by Charles Dickens and Terry Pratchett featuring more


Al Jazeera - In January 2003, the BBC announced that it had signed an agreement with Al Jazeera for sharing facilities and information, including news footage


BBC News - The retirement of Peter Sissons and departure of Michael Buerk from the "Ten O'Clock News" led to changes in the BBC One bulletin presenting team on 20 January 2003


BBC News - & BBC News 24 and BBC World introduced a new style of presentation in December 2003, that was slightly altered on 5 July 2004 to mark 50 years of BBC_Television News


The 2004 Hutton Inquiry and the subsequent Report raised questions about the BBC's journalistic standards and its impartiality add something


This department included independent magazine publisher Origin Publishing, which BBC Worldwide owned between 2004 and 2006 add something


BBC News - In 2004, the BBC celebrated 50 years of television news broadcasts


BBC News - The studio bore similarities with the ITN-produced ITV News in 2004, though ITN uses a CSO Virtual studio rather than the actual screens at BBC News


BBC News - In his report on 28 January 2004, Lord Hutton concluded that Gilligan's original accusation was "unfounded" and the BBC's editorial and management processes were "defective"


BBC News - New programme titles were introduced on 16 February 2004 to match those of BBC News 24


Since 2005, it is available on DAB in the UK, a step not taken before, due to the way it is funded add something


J. M. W. Turner - In 2005, Turner's "The Fighting Temeraire" was voted Britain's "greatest painting" in a public poll organised by the BBC


Ludwig van Beethoven - In a 2005 three-part BBC miniseries, Beethoven was played by Paul Rhys


BBC News - The & BBC founded the BBC College of Journalism in 2005 as a part of the BBC Academy, following recommendations made after the Hutton Report


Ratings figures suggest that during major crises such as the 7 July 2005 London bombings or a Royal Event, the UK audience overwhelmingly turns to the BBC's coverage as opposed to its commercial rivals add something


In 2006, BBC HD launched as an experimental service, and became official in December 2007 add something


In recent years, some services of the World Service have been reduced; the Thai service ended in 2006 as did the Eastern European languages, with resources diverted instead into the new BBC Arabic Television add something


Julie Walters - Also in 2006, she starred in the film "Driving Lessons" alongside Rupert Grint , and later had a leading role in the BBC's adaptation of Philip Pullman's novel "The Ruby in the Smoke"


BBC News - An independent panel appointed by the & BBC Trust was set up in 2006 to review the impartiality of the BBC's coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict


Initial content was made available in January 2006 however BBC Jam was suspended on 20 March 2007 due to allegations made to the European Commission that it was damaging the interests of the commercial sector of the industry add something


The BBC has a HD channel, BBC HD, that launched on 9 June 2006 following a 12-month trial of the broadcasts add something


BBC News - & BBC News became part of a new BBC Journalism group in November 2006 as part of a restructuring of the BBC. Helen Boaden remained Director of BBC News until 2013, reporting to then-Deputy Director-General and news group head Mark Byford until he was made redundant in 2010


It became a proper channel in 2007, and screens HD programmes as simulcasts of the main network, or as repeats add something


The 2007 Charter specifies that the mission of the Corporation is to "inform, educate and entertain" add something


Al Jazeera - As of 2007, the Arabic Al Jazeera channel rivals the BBC in worldwide audiences with an estimated 40 to 50 million viewers


Al Jazeera - In an interesting twist of fate, the BBC World Service was preparing to launch its own Arabic language station in 2007


In January 2007, the BBC released minutes of the Board meeting which led to Greg Dyke's resignation add something


The BBC Trust was formed on 1 January 2007, replacing the Board of Governors as the governing body of the Corporation add something


Khalid Sheikh Mohammed - On March 15, 2007, BBC News reported that "Transcripts of his testimony were translated from Arabic and edited by the U.S. Department of Defense to remove sensitive intelligence material before release


BBC News - The first new BBC News bulletin since the "Six O'Clock News" was announced in July 2007 following a successful trial in the Midlands


Another large part of the site allows users to watch and listen to most Television and Radio output live and for seven days after broadcast using the BBC iPlayer platform, which launched on 27 July 2007, and initially used peer-to-peer and DRM technology to deliver both radio and TV content of the last seven days for offline use for up to 30 days, since video is now streamed directly add something


BBC News - The & BBC was banned in Burma after BBC's coverage and commentary on anti-government protests there in September 2007


On 18 October 2007, BBC Director General Mark Thompson announced a controversial plan to make major cuts and reduce the size of the BBC as an organisation add something


This system was first launched in December 2007, becoming permanent in February 2008, and has undergone a few aesthetical changes since add something


In 2008, another channel was launched, BBC Alba, a Scottish Gaelic service add something


Since 2008, all the BBC channels are available to watch online through the BBC iPlayer service add something


Thomas Paine - A film has not been made but it was broadcast as a two-part radio drama on BBC Radio 4 in 2008 ://www


Doris Lessing - In a 2008 interview for the BBC's "Front Row", she stated that increased media interest following the *award had left her without time for writing


BBC News - Work on the BBC's corporate headquarters was scheduled for completion in 2008 - but delays saw the deadline extended until 2010, with the move being completed in March 2013


BBC News - ITN briefly returned "News at Ten" but following poor ratings when head to head against the BBC's "Ten O'Clock News", the ITN bulletin was moved to 22,30, where it remained until 14 January 2008


BBC News - The BBC News website was made available in China again in March 2008


BBC News - The & BBC Arabic Television news channel launched on 11 March 2008, a Persian-language channel followed on 14 January 2009, broadcasting from the Peel wing of Broadcasting House; both include news, analysis, interviews, sports and highly cultural programmes and are run by the BBC World Service and funded from a grant-in-aid from the British Foreign Office


BBC News - As part of a long-term cost cutting programme, bulletins were renamed the " & BBC News at One", "Six" and "Ten" respectively in April 2008 while BBC News 24 was renamed BBC News and moved into the same studio as the bulletins at BBC_Television Centre


According to Alexa's TrafficRank system, in July 2008 BBC Online was the 27th most popular English Language website in the world, and the 46th most popular overall add something


A new Scottish Gaelic television channel, BBC Alba, was launched in September 2008 add something


BBC News - In 2008, the BBC was criticised by some for referring to the terrorists who carried out the November 2008 Mumbai attacks as "gunmen"


BBC News - In protest against the claimed biased coverage of the & BBC, M. J. Akbar, a journalist, boycotted the BBC to speak about the November 2008 Mumbai attacks


Formula One - However, upon the commencement of its coverage for the 2009 season, the BBC reintroduced complementary features such as the "red button" in-car camera angles, multiple soundtracks and a rolling highlights package


BBC News - Studio N9 was later refitted to match the new branding, and was used for the BBC's UK local elections and European elections coverage in early June 2009


John Everett Millais - It was first broadcast on BBC 2 Tuesday, 21 July 2009


Frequently, other features are added unrelated to programmes being broadcast at that time, such as the broadcast of the "Doctor Who" animated episode "Dreamland" in November 2009 add something


David Warner (actor) - In 2010, David Warner appeared in the BBC Radio 4 play 'Plantagenet - What Is A Man' by Mike Walker, inspired by Holinshed's Chronicles, chronicling the early years of the Plantagenet dynasty, as King Henry II. Originally broadcast Sun 14 February 2010 / 15:00


BBC News - A strategy review of the & BBC in March 2010 confirmed that having "the best journalism in the world" would form one of five key editorial policies, as part of changes subject to public consultation and BBC Trust approval


The principal means of funding the BBC is through the television licence, costing £145,50 per year per household since April 2010 add something


On 20 October 2010, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced that the television licence fee would be frozen at its current level until the end of the current charter in 2016 add something


On 3 November 2010, a high-definition simulcast of BBC One was launched, entitled BBC One HD add something


Most of the BBC's magazine and book publishing activities were sold in 2011 add something


The service is funded by a Parliamentary Grant-in-Aid, administered by the Foreign Office, however following the Governments spending review in 2011, this funding will cease, and it will be funded for the first time through the Licence fee add something


Formula One - The & BBC subsequently announced later that day that their 2011 F1 coverage would be broadcast in HD which has been made immediately possible due to SIS LIVE, the provider of the BBC's F1 outside broadcast coverage, having already upgraded their technical facilities to HD as of the 2010 Belgian Grand Prix


Rachel Weisz - Weisz's 2011 roles included an adaptation of Terence Rattigan's play "The Deep Blue Sea", Fernando Meirelles' psychosexual drama "360", the BBC espionage thriller "Page Eight", and the thriller film "Dream House", alongside Daniel Craig


Gustav Holst - In April 2011 a BBC television documentary, "Holst: In the Bleak Midwinter", charted Holst's life with particular reference to his support for socialism and the cause of working people


The service was initially only available via satellite but since June 2011 has been available to viewers in Scotland on Freeview and cable television add something


Formula One - It was announced on 29 July 2011 that Sky Sports and the BBC would team up to show the races in F1 in 2012


Open since October 2011, and containing 7 new studios, Roath Lock is notable as the home of productions such as "Doctor Who" and "Casualty" add something


BBC News - & BBC News content is output onto the BBC's digital interactive television services under the BBC Red Button brand, and until 2012, on the Ceefax teletext system


BBC News - After a period of suspension in late 2012, in the wake of reporting of a sex abuse scandal involving a by-then dead & BBC disc jockey, she resigned and became director of BBC Radio


Dmitry Medvedev - As both Putin and Medvedev could have run for President in the 2012 general elections, there was a view from some analysts that some of Medvedev's contemporaneous actions and comments at the time were designed to separate his image from Putin's: examples noted by the BBC included his dealings in late 2010 with NATO and America, possibly designed to show himself as being better able to deal with the Western nations, and comments in November about the need for a stronger opposition in Russian politics, to present himself as a moderniser


BBC News - Between 2012 and 2013 BBC News moved again, this time into a £1 billion purpose built newsroom at Broadcasting House in Central London


Reggie Yates - In 2012, Yates left Radio 1 and currently presents BBC One talent show "The Voice UK" with Holly Willoughby


Tamsin Greig - She played Beth in the 2012 BBC series White Heat


Vanessa Redgrave - Since 2012, Redgrave has narrated the BBC series "Call The Midwife"


Reggie Yates - In April 2012 it was announced that Yates would finish the request show and continued with only The Official Chart, he later announced in November that year that he would leave BBC Radio 1


Ewan McGregor - McGregor appeared in a two-part BBC documentary in April 2012 entitled "Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission" in which he travels by motorbike, boat, plane and foot to deliver vaccines to children in remote parts of India, Nepal and the Republic of Congo


Dominic Sandbrook - Sandbrook presented the BBC Two documentary series "The 70s", broadcast in April/May 2012


David Yates - He controversially said that he was working with BBC Worldwide on plans to develop a "Doctor Who" film, although this was denied by the showrunner, Steven Moffat, in July 2012


Julie Walters - In July 2012, Walters appeared in the BBC Two production "The Hollow Crown" as Mistress Quickly in Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Parts I and II"


BBC News - The move began with the domestic programme "The Andrew Marr Show" on 2 September 2012 and concluded with the move of the BBC News channel and domestic news bulletins on 18 March 2013


Freddie Mercury - Mercury appeared as a supporting character in the BBC television drama "Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story", first broadcast in October 2012


On 23 October 2012, George Entwistle, the BBC Director-General, appeared before the Parliamentary Culture, Media and Sport Committee to answer questions following revelations that Jimmy Savile had abused children on BBC property while he worked for the BBC. When asked by John Whittingdale, the Committee chairman, if the BBC's reputation for trust and integrity was in jeopardy, Entwistle stated that allegations of child abuse at the BBC were a "very, very grave matter" add something


"'Tim Davie"' 11 November 2012 to present add something


Linda Robson - In November 2012, she played the part of Lisa, the hypochondriac mother of Luke in Alexander Kirk's play "Told You I Was Ill", episode 2/4 in the series "Living with Mother" on BBC Radio 4


Brett Domino - In October to November 2012, Brett and Steven started to write and publish songs for the BBC programme, Young Apprentice


On 2 November 2012, a former resident of the Bryn Estyn children's home was reported on "Newsnight" claiming that a prominent, but unnamed, former Conservative politician had sexually abused him during the 1970s add something


"'Tony Hall"' Designate, appointed 22 November 2012 add something


Digital television is now in widespread use in the UK, with analogue transmission being phased out by December 2012 add something


In December 2012, the BBC completed a digitisation exercise, scanning the listings of all BBC programmes from an entire run of about 4,500 copies of The Radio Times magazine from the first, 1923, issue to 2009 , the 'BBC Genome project', with a view to creating an online database of its programme output add something


J. K. Rowling - On 3 December 2012, it was announced that "The Casual Vacancy" will become a & BBC television drama series expected to air in 2014 on BBC One


Miranda Hart - A third series began broadcasting from 26 December 2012 on BBC One. Repeats of the show have begun airing on UKTV Gold


It is the home of &BBC_News (BBC_News_(TV_channel)), which relocated to the building from BBC Television Centre in 2013 add something


Steve Backshall - In 2013, Backshall presented a series on BBC Four called "Nature's Microworlds"


Niamh Cusack - In January 2013, she was nominated for a BBC Audio Drama *award in the Best Supporting Actress category for "The Man with Wings" by Rachel Joyce, produced by Gordon House, Goldhawk Essential Productions for Radio 4


David Bradley (actor) - It was announced on 29 January 2013 that David Bradley has been cast as actor William Hartnell in "An Adventure in Space and Time", a BBC docudrama about the creation of "Doctor Who" in 1963


Tracey Emin - In February 2013 she was assessed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4


Joanna Lumley - In February 2013 she was assessed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4


Cressida Dick - In February 2013 she was assessed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4


Janet Smith (judge) - In February 2013 she was assessed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4


J. K. Rowling - In February 2013 she was assessed as the 13th most powerful woman in the United Kingdom by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4


James Purnell - In February 2013, Purnell left the IPPR and re-joined the BBC as its Director of Strategy


Departments are being split between Broadcasting House and MediaCityUK, as well as many services remaining at BBC Television Centre in London until March 2013 add something


In March 2013, The Sun reported that Police were investigating a paedophile ring within "EastEnders" that happened during the 1980s and 1990s add something


Brenda Blethyn - In March 2013, Blethyn starred along with Hilary Swank in the BBC movie "Mary & Martha", written by Richard Curtis and directed by Phillip Noyce


BBC HD was closed on 26 March 2013 and replaced with an HD simulcast of BBC Two, however flagship programmes, other channels and full funding for CBBC and CBeebies would be retained add something


Until 26 March 2013, a separate channel called BBC HD was available, in place of BBC Two HD add something


"'Tony Hall"' 2 April 2013 - present add something


A report, "Respect at Work", was published at the beginning of May 2013 add something


Jeremy Clarkson - In May 2013, in the wake of former presenter Stuart Hall being convicted for a number of indecent assaults on girls aged 9 to 17, Clarkson made a joke about the BBC and indecent assault on his Twitter account which was criticized by a relevant charity


Diana Vickers - The series starts filming in and around Manchester in May 2013 and is distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide


Henri Dutilleux - In June 2013 BBC Radio 3 presenter Rob Cowan, recalled his interview with Dutilleux, in which he had named his personal favourite of his own work as "Tout un monde lointain"


Melvyn Bragg - In June 2013, broadcast by the BBC, he wrote and presented "The Most Dangerous Man in Tudor England", the dramatic story of William Tyndale's mission to translate the Bible from Latin to English


Barry Davies - It might even be a conclusion"," but in June 2013 the BBC announced that Davies would again be commentating on that year's Wimbledon tennis championships for them


In Febraury 2014, Director-General Tony Hall announced that the corporation needed to save £100 million add something


In February 2014, Director-General Tony Hall announced that the corporation needed to save £100 million add something


In March 2014, the BBC confirmed plans for BBC Three to become an internet-only channel add something


Rona Fairhead was appointed Chair of the Trust on August 31, 2014 add something


The Genome project was opened to public access on 15 October 2014 add something


This move will concentrate the BBC's London operations, allowing them to sell Television Centre, which is expected to be completed by 2016 add something


It operates the internet television service BBC Three, which ceased broadcasting as a linear television channel in February 2016 add something


As a result of the UK Government's recent spending review, an agreement has been reached between the government and the corporation in which the current licence fee will remain frozen at the current level until the Royal Charter is renewed at the beginning of 2017 add something


The current Charter came into effect on 1 January 2017 and runs until 31 December 2026 add something


The BBC is a statutory corporation, independent from direct government intervention, with its activities being overseen from April 2017 by the BBC Board and regulated by Ofcom add something


In its 2017-18 report, released July 2017, the BBC announced plans to "re-invent" its output to better compete against commercial streaming services such as Netflix add something


In December 2017, the BBC began quoting several news outlets which claimed that Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was detained, beaten, tortured, and forced to give up billions of dollars for his release add something


Following a merger with BBC Worldwide in April 2018, it operates international channels and sells programmes and merchandise in the UK and abroad to gain additional income that is returned to BBC programmes add something


The principal means of funding the BBC is through the television licence, costing £154,50 per year per household since April 2019 add something