BBC World Service Looks Forward After Achieving Targets Set in 2010

The BBC World Service has achieved many of the goals set in 2010, bringing in 246 million viewers: it now faces the challenge of optimizing the additional funding of £289m over the next four years.   The National Audit Office (NAO) published a report on the 28th June detailing the...

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John Curtice – King of the Polls

  Interviewed by Henry Tobias Jones Prof John Curtice is the King of the Polls. He was the lone voice to successfully predict the outcome of the 2015 general election and along with his team at NatCen he is the polling expert.   KCW Today spoke with Curtice about the...

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Lord Reith

John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith, KT, GCVO, GBE, CB, TD, PC. (1889 – 1971)   A Blue Plaque honouring Lord Reith, founding father of the British Broadcasting Corporation, was erected by English Heritage in 1995 at 6 Barton Street, Westminster, SW1P 3NG. He lived there from 1924 to...

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Burden on the BBC

The BBC has been coming under increased fire, to use the torpid war-correspondent jargon of the nation’s political hacks. Some senior members of Government believe that the national broadcaster harbours a strong bias against the Conservatives whose carping and threatening noises about the BBC’s future are growing louder and more...

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Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

This March audiences are invited to get a view into the life of a wildlife adventurer Gordon Buchanan as the acclaimed cameraman and presenter embarks on national tour of the UK. Gordon has most recently has been enthralling TV audiences over Christmas with his immensely popular BBC Two programme The...

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Horology: The Antikythera Gear Wheel

Horology: The Antikythera Gear Wheel

The discovery of a shipwreck by sponge divers off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera in 1900, lead to the recovery of a large collection of sculpture and bronze artefacts. When these were examined at the National Museum of Archeology in Athens, the items included a ‘fossil’ featuring, what...

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