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BBC’s Salisbury Poisonings biggest new drama since 2018

The first episode of The Salisbury Poisonings received a seven-day consolidated figure of 10 million viewers (43.7 per cent share), making it the biggest new drama across all channels since 2018. All-screen +7 days data also reveals the episode has attracted 10.3 million viewers to date. The BBC One drama, written by Adam Patterson and […]

June 25, 2020

BBC acquires Canada’s Drag Race for iPlayer

BBC Three will show the first-ever Canadian version of RuPaul’s Drag Race. From the makers of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Canada’s Drag Race will be showcasing an array of vivacious and talented queens and BBC Three will be the only place to view it in the UK – exclusively on iPlayer. Twelve of the best […]

June 15, 2020

BBC’s Beeb voice assistant goes beta

Beeb, the new voice assistant from the BBC, first announced in August 2019, is to be made available in  an early version to UK-based members of Microsoft’s Windows Insider Programme, a community of people who regularly test out new technology. In a Blog Post, Grace Boswood, COO, BBC Design + Engineering, says that since its […]

June 3, 2020By Colin Mann

BBC launches Programme Explorer tool

The BBC has made more than 200,000 radio and TV programmes from its archive more accessible with a new online tool called Programme Explorer. The tool scours existing radio and TV programmes from across BBC online – including Sounds, iPlayer News, Sport, Weather and more – to find every available programme relating to a search. […]

June 1, 2020