Tag Archives: BBC

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

Updated April 2016 to include BBC local radio streams The BBC has changed the way it streams a lot of its radio stations on the internet. You can read more about the changes on the BBC Blog. One upshot of … Continue reading

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Prof Unwin talks about the Type B Desk

I probably should have uploaded this (and a load of other ancient Bush House audio treasure I forgot I had) when all the Bush nostalgia was in full flow a few weeks ago. But I didn’t. This is Stanley Unwin, … Continue reading

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Green Continuity

Green Con was where the main World Service English language network was put on air. The announcer sat on this side, and the Studio Manager sat on the other side of the glass on the right (now a TV studio) … Continue reading

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