News – BBC Learning English app

Free BBC Learning English App goes live With readily available daily updates of new, fun, topical and amazing lessons, transcripts and quizzes, our app will help English-language learners develop their English skills and become brilliant English-speakersPaul Scott, Editor, BBC Learning English Date: 29.08.2018     Last updated: 29.08.2018 at 13.13 Category: World Service One of the world’s most…

TV – BBC – BBC Studios to launch all-new series of Doctor Who in Africa at first ever Comic Con Africa

“BBC Studios to launch all-new series of Doctor Who in Africa at first ever Comic Con Africa Date: 28.08.2018     Last updated: 28.08.2018 at 10.26 Category: BBC Studios; Distribution BBC Studios in Africa announced today that it will be hosting a special Doctor Who experience for the series’ regional launch at Africa’s first ever Comic Con next month,…

Bookseller Briefing 21/18 – week ending 25 May

  Publishers urge government on e-book VAT ahead of crunch EU meeting Publishers are urging the UK government to support measures that would allow VAT to be removed on e-books, audiobooks and online newspaper and magazine subscriptions in the UK. At a European Union meeting today (25th May) taking place in Brussels, finance ministers will consider new proposals that would allow…

TV – The Guardian – Civilisations’ striking similarity to 1969 series signals slow evolution of arts TV

BBC offers spectacular global revamp of original, but with little change in its presentation Civilisations presenters David Olusoga, Mary Beard and Simon Scharma Contemplating an early statue in Civilisations, the BBC’s new art history series, Mary Beard observes that it “raises all sorts of questions about what a likeness is”. So does Civilisations itself. The show was…

Bookseller Briefing 9/18 – week ending 2 March

BBC’s ‘Today’ programme partners with Octopus Cassell Illustrated has signed a publishing partnership with BBC Radio 4’s “Today” programme, to publish the programme’s first official book along with two others. The partnership between the Octopus Publishing Group division and the early morning news programme will include three books. The Today Programme Puzzle Book which will publish on 6th…

TV – BBC – Cape Town – Mark Gatiss and Steve Pemberton join BBC Two’s Good Omens

Part of the joy as a writer is writing parts with specific actors in mind. Steve Pemberton was my only choice for Glozier and Harmony has to be Mark Gatiss, in a film noir interlude set in 1941…Neil Gaiman Date: 09.02.2018     Last updated: 09.02.2018 at 10.27 Category: BBC Two; Drama; Comedy; BBC Studios; Casting Good Omens, the forthcoming BBC Studios…

Radio and TV – BBC – Royal Collection Season

BBC One to tell the story of the symbols of the Coronation in a special new film announced as part of the Royal Collection Season As part of the Royal Collection Season across BBC television and radio, BBC One today announced The Coronation, an hour-long film revealing to new generations the compelling story of the…