Tag Archives: BBC

The Tower of Babel

Back in the 1990s, the BBC World Service had a newsroom computer system called EDiT. This was the World Service version of a system called BASYS which had a bit of an interesting past. It was widely used in TV … Continue reading

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Human Voices by Penelope Fitzgerald

Human Voices by Penelope Fitzgerald (1980). 4th Estate Books, £8.99 It’s hard not think that I was destined to read, and indeed love, this book. Andy Miller recommended it to me saying he thought it would be right up my … Continue reading

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Is the BBC Microbit project fatally damaged?

In September 2015 I was very excited to be starting a job teaching KS3 Computing and ICT at the time when the BBC Microbit was being given, free of charge, to every Year 7 child in the country – or … Continue reading

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My life in the Bush of ghosts

Yesterday, thanks to the kindness of Wanda Petrusewicz in remembering me, I was able to look inside Bush House, straddling Aldwych and the Strand in London. It was the home of the BBC World Service from 1941 until 2012, and … Continue reading

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Updated list of BBC network radio URLs

Update March 2021 Please note this is a VERY old blog post and the BBC is closing the streams listed below. I mainly listen online to Fip which is not affected. Have a look here for new streaming addresses and … Continue reading

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