About the BBC

This blog explains what the BBC does and how it works. We link to some other blogs and online spaces inside and outside the corporation. The blog is edited by Jon Jacob.

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BBC iPlayer highlights 17-23 October 2020

A quick round up of what's new this week on BBC iPlayer, programmes that are about to become unavailable, plus some hidden gems you might have missed. Strictly Come DancingBack to deliver a dose of much-needed sparkle to the nation, the highly-anticipated 18th series of Strictly Come Dancing makes a triumphant return to BBC...

BBC iPlayer Highlights 10-16 October 2020

A quick round up of what's new this week on BBC iPlayer, programmes that are about to become unavailable, plus some hidden gems you might have missed. Enslaved with Samuel L JacksonLed by Hollywood icon and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson Enslaved sheds new light on 400 years of human trafficking, as millions of enslaved...

Fighting disinformation fast when it matters most

The US President is quarantining in the White House with a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease. There is a slew of false stories and conspiracy theories spreading across digital platforms and the US election is less than four weeks away. There is always a lot at stake in the run up to any election. But now disinformation adds an extra element...

BBC iPlayer Highlights 3-9 October 2020

A quick round up of what's new this week on BBC iPlayer, programmes that are about to become unavailable, plus some hidden gems you might have missed. Top GearChris, Paddy and Freddie are back for series 29, as they push their cars and themselves to the limits in the world’s biggest motoring show. Series 29 begins Sunday 4th...

Bringing John Lennon At 80 to BBC Radio 2

When you mention the name John Lennon, any work project suddenly becomes that little bit more daunting. When you’re offered the chance to work with his children, well, the word ‘daunting’ suddenly seems rather meek. Having said that, when I was asked to produce John Lennon At 80 for Radio 2, I didn’t hesitate. Growing up in the North West of England...

Update on BBC interactive TV services

In November 2019, we communicated that we planned to remove the text and data element of the BBC red button service due to financial pressures and the significant technical effort and cost of retaining the service, which would come at the expense of investing in other services.  A number of individuals and organisations got in touch with us to voice...

BBC iPlayer highlights 19-25 September 2020

A quick round up of what's new this week on BBC iPlayer, programmes that are about to become unavailable, plus some hidden gems you might have missed. UsSweet and warm comedy drama based on the best-selling book by David Nicholls, about a happily married man whose wife tells him she wants to separate just before a grand tour...

BBC iPlayer highlights 19-25 September

A quick round up of what's new this week on BBC iPlayer, programmes that are about to become unavailable, plus some hidden gems you might have missed. Love LifeNew romantic comedy anthology series that tracks Darby Carter (Oscar-nominee Anna Kendrick) across her twenties as she navigates work and romance in New York City – often...

BBC iPlayer highlights 12-18 September

A quick round up of what's new this week on BBC iPlayer, programmes that are about to become unavailable, plus some hidden gems you might have missed. Match Of The DayMatch of the Day returns to provide audiences with all of the highs and lows of the 2020-21 Premier League season. Gary Lineker and the MOTD team will be on hand...

Project Origin

Covid-19, polarised protests, the upcoming US Election - there’s never been a better climate for disinformation to thrive in, and for it to cause real world physical and societal harm. Tackling it is a priority for the BBC but we know that we cannot do it alone. Solutions - be they technical, operational or educational - rely on a collaborative approach...

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