Tagged: BBC

The pugilist paradox

The problem with publishing, I was told this week, is that everyone is too nice. There are worse criticisms that could be made of the... Read more

How geek is chic at the BBC

I never questioned the lack of women in technical roles during my six years as a Microsoft employee. I joined a team in 2009 where... Read more

Awful Auntie?

Author Robert Harris’ intervention into the thorny subject of the BBC’s books coverage at this week’s Costa Book Awards is a welcome one. It... Read more

The Reading Agency urges for £200m government intervention and 'Book Relief'

Reading can help halt the “loneliness epidemic” but needs a £200m government injection as well as its own version of Sport Relief, according to a... Read more

Young Writers’ Award shortlist unveiled by BBC Radio One

Stories about the fragility of teenage mental health and the pain of losing a baby are among those on the shortlist of the 2018 BBC... Read more

Fifth all-female shortlist for BBC Short Story Award

For a fifth time, an all-female shortlist has been unveiled for the £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award, including a nod for 2013 winner Sarah Hall.... Read more

This is Going to Hurt adapted by Kay for BBC

Adam Kay is set to adapt his bestselling account of being a junior doctor, This is Going to Hurt (Picador), into an eight-part BBC comedy drama.... Read more

Hindell becomes Radio 4 commissioning editor for Drama and Fiction

Alison Hindell has been appointed Radio 4’s commissioning editor for Drama and Fiction after more than a decade as the BBC's head of Audio Drama.... Read more

BBC Local Radio to commission poems on 'change'

National Poetry Day and BBC Local Radio have commissioned 12 poems for each of the BBC regions in England to “celebrate the small changes that... Read more

Maya Angelou's memoirs to be dramatised for Radio 4

BBC's Radio 4 will broadcast dramatisations of six of Maya Angelou’s memoirs for the first time, 90 years after her birth. Read more

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