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Front Row Late returns with lights, mics, webcams and A-list names 

   Wednesday 15 April 2020, 13:00
   

   Mary Beard, Presenter, Front Row Late
   
   Front Row Late returns with lights, mics, webcams and A-list names 

   Mary Beard tells us about the new series of Front Row Late, and the trials and tribulations of filming at home.

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This week at the BBC: 7 -13 November 2020 
       Friday 13 November 2020, 17:00
       Matt Seel
       Digital Content Producer, About the BBC
       
       Highlights from the last week including announcements, tributes and blogs.

Announcements
       New BBC Arts Culture in Quarantine commissioning strand to support disabled artists in anniversary year of DDA
       As different restrictions are put in place across the United Kingdom, BBC Arts continues its Culture in Quarantine initiative, which aims to keep the arts in the homes of the public during lockdown and support artists at a difficult time with the launch of a new commissioning opportunity to celebrate the work of disabled artists.
       BBC Sounds launches new gaming podcast
       Press X To Continue, an entertainment and review podcast about video games, has today launched on BBC Sounds.
       BBC Radio 1 to host Lockdown Awards show
       In a special edition of Radio 1 Breakfast, BBC Radio 1 will host an awards show with a difference to celebrate some of the most weird and wonderful moments of 2020
       BBC Panorama and Frontline (PBS) partner on major investigative podcast I’m Not A Monster
       For the first time, two of…
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BBC iPlayer highlights 14-20 November 2020 
       Thursday 12 November 2020, 09:00
       Richard Bell
       Publicist, Digital Communications
       
       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.
       Small Axe: Mangrove
       Based on a true story, Mangrove is the first of five films in the Small Axe collection by Steve McQueen.
       In a reign of racist terror, local police raid Mangrove time after time, making Frank and the local community take to the streets in peaceful protest in 1970. When nine men and women are wrongly arrested and charged with incitement to riot, a highly publicised trial leads to a hard-fought win for those fighting…
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This week at the BBC: 31 October - 6 November 2020 
       Friday 06 November 2020, 17:00
       Matt Seel
       Digital Content Producer, About the BBC
       
       Highlights from the last week including announcements, tributes and blogs.

Announcements
       BBC Bitesize launches on CBBC channel
       BBC Bitesize launches on the CBBC channel as it continues to offer children access to curriculum-based education in these challenging times.
       East London school children to meet pop musicians, classical composers and presenters as part of design challenge for BBC East Bank Education Project
       As part of the BBC’s commitment to continuing the legacy of its Maida Vale music studios for a new generation with a move to Stratford’s East Bank, the broadcaster will continue its learning and education programmes with a creative design challenge for East London secondary schools.
       BBC Radio 4 launches major new podcast Mayday: Investigating The Life And Death Of James Le Mesurier
       BBC Radio 4 is releasing a major new podcast and radio series exploring the true story behind the man who organised the Syrian White Helmets.
       Filming underway on Gentleman Jack series two
       Filming is…
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BBC iPlayer highlights 7-13 November 2020 
       Thursday 05 November 2020, 09:00
       Richard Bell
       Publicist, Digital Communications
       
       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.
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This week at the BBC: 24-30 October 2020 
       Friday 30 October 2020, 17:00
       Matt Seel
       Digital Content Producer, About the BBC
       
       Highlights from the last week including announcements, tributes and blogs.

Announcements

Anthony Boyle and Toby Jones lead cast of new BBC Two drama Danny Boy (w/t)
       Filming has begun on BBC Two’s Danny Boy (working title), a compelling new drama produced by Expectation about a young man’s journey from medal-winning war hero to alleged murderer, and his search for truth in the fog of war.

BBC One…
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Over 2 million interactions with Local BBC Radio stations since lockdown 
       Thursday 29 October 2020, 13:30
       Chris Burns
       Head of Audio and Digital
       
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       In the strangest of circumstances, 2020 continues to be a landmark year for Local BBC Radio stations. While behind the scenes we have had to adapt our guidelines to protect staff, our stations have never been more in touch with audiences.
       The data shows this is true too. At the start of Lockdown all 39 stations across England launched Make A Difference - a virtual notice board for those offering…
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BBC iPlayer highlights 31 October - 6 November 2020 
       Thursday 29 October 2020, 09:00
       Richard Bell
       Publicist, Digital Communications
       
       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.
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BBC iPlayer highlights 24-30 October 2020 
       Thursday 22 October 2020, 09:00
       Richard Bell
       Publicist, Digital Communications
       
       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.
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BBC iPlayer highlights 17-23 October 2020 
       Thursday 15 October 2020, 09:00
       Richard Bell
       Publicist, Digital Communications
       
       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.
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BBC iPlayer Highlights 10-16 October 2020 
       Thursday 08 October 2020, 09:00
       Richard Bell
       Publicist, Digital Communications
       
       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.
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