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Three documentaries this weekend for Audio Always

The Greenhouse-based Audio Always has completed three documentary commissions on subjects ranging from Rugby to Rihanna for BBC radio. The independent radio production company has produced the programmes to air this weekend for BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra They start on Thursday 27 August at 9PM, when BBC Radio […]

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GovToday ceases trading with loss of 22 jobs

GovToday ceases trading with loss of 22 jobs

Events and online publishing company GovToday has ceased trading with the loss of all 22 jobs. GovToday’s directors have instructed insolvency practitioner Steven Wiseglass, of Inquesta, to place the business into liquidation. Last week re broke the news that the company had called in administrators. The company, based at MediaCityUK, was founded in 2008 by […]

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BBC Philharmonic appoints composer in association

BBC Philharmonic appoints composer in association

Mark Simpson has been appointed as the BBC Philharmonic’s composer in association. The 26-year-old becomes of the the youngest ever composer to be given a formal role with a major British orchestra. Starting in September and running until 2019, Liverpool-born Simpson will compose 3 new scores as well as joining the orchestra in partnership projects. […]

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BBC Learning behind Footballers United

BBC Learning behind Footballers United

MediaCityUK-based BBC Learning is behind a new interactive drama, which forms part of the BBC’s World War One season. Its team worked with Somethin’ Else on Footballers United, which combines fictional and archived content to tell the story of social changes centred around the Heart of Midlothian football club between 1914 and 1919. It’s been written and directed […]

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Freelance advice session from the BBC in December

If you’re a television freelance this new scheme offering career advice and visiting MediaCityUK on December 12 could be of interest. BBC Academy and Creative Skillset have joined forces to launch the pilot scheme offering free career advice to 80 television freelancers. They will get two 30-minute sessions with experienced professionals to discuss their career. […]

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BBC Children’s boss Godwin to leave next year

BBC Children’s boss Godwin to leave next year

Joe Godwin, who led BBC Children’s move to MediaCityUK is to step down next year, to become director of BBC Academy in Birmingham. The BBC will be advertising for his replacement in the next few weeks. Godwin has been director of BBC Children’s since 2009, managing its move to Salford. He also led the department’s co-productions with Sesame […]

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