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BBC Studios has appointed chief finance officer Tom Fussell as CEO, more than one year after Tim Davie moved to become DG. Fussell has held the interim post since September 2020, overseeing the producer-distributor’s global strategy. He will lead on the development of ambitious expansion plans as Davie tasks BBC Studios with boosting commercial returns
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BBC1’s long-running business format Dragons’ Den is to shift production from Manchester to Scotland. Producer BBC Studios’ factual entertainment team in Glasgow, which is run by former MasterChef and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares exec Adeline Ramage Rooney, will hire a number of editorial and production management personnel to work on the show. Series 20 of Dragons’ Den will
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Tim Davie, the BBC’s Director-General, has said the broadcaster needs “a really serious dialogue with government” in the context of Nadine Dorries replacing Oliver Dowden as the UK’s new Culture Secretary. Dorries has been an outspoken critic of the BBC in the past. In 2018 she tweeted that the broadcaster was “a biased leftwing organisation
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BBC director general Tim Davie and two of his predecessors, Tony Hall and John Birt, have eaten large helpings of humble pie under intense questioning from British lawmakers over the Princess Diana scandal. The three men appeared in front of British Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMSC) on Tuesday to discuss John Dyson’s inquiry
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Four days after the BBC published a brutal independent inquiry into a bombshell Martin Bashir interview with Princess Diana, the recriminations continue, as the UK government ramps up its rhetoric against the broadcaster. Culture secretary Oliver Dowden has already signaled his intentions to review the BBC’s governance structures following Lord Dyson’s inquiry. He has now fleshed
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Martin Bashir came forward on Saturday to respond to an independent inquiry, which found that his infamous 1995 interview with Princess Diana was secured through deceitful tactics. In an interview with the Sunday Times, the disgraced journalist said he is “deeply sorry” for the bombshell interview’s lingering effects on the royal family (particularly on Diana’s sons,
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BBC Three has revealed a slate of four Comedy Slices pilots, which include Dinosaur, the latest female-led project from Fleabag producer Two Brothers Pictures. The 22-minute comedy is written by Elizabeth McGovern and Simon Curtis’ daughter, Matilda Curtis, and centers on Ashley Storrie-portrayed Nina, an autistic woman who has never sought any kind of diagnosis.
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