Hyslop raises BBC cuts fears

CULTURE secretary Fiona Hyslop is to meet BBC Scotland director Ken MacQuarrie to raise concerns about the potential impact of proposed budget cuts.

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BBC cutbacks to decimate its workforce in Scotland

THE BBC is to shed nearly one in ten of its employees in Scotland, with up to 120 jobs to be lost over the next six years as part of a vast cost-cutting operation.

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John Archer: Historic changes as much about giving as they are about taking

YESTERDAY’S announcement of BBC cuts as part of its Delivering Quality First programme was historic, marking an end to nearly 90 years of growth.

BBC slashing jobs across the UK

The BBC is set to cut around 2,000 jobs from its workforce of 18,000 sources said lsat night, part of changes aimed at making savings of around 20 per cent,

Fresh cash blow hits BBC talent

BBC budget cuts are leading to the loss of on-screen talent to rival channels, BBC1 controller Danny Cohen claimed yesterday.

US suspected BBC was a propaganda network

THE US government suspected the BBC of being a "possible propaganda media network" for al-Qaeda after a phone number for the World Service was found in the possession of several suspected terrorists.

Andrew Marr 'embarrassed' after revealing super-injunction

THE BBC presenter and journalist Andrew Marr revealed today that he had taken out a super-injunction to suppress reports of an extra-marital affair.

Dying man's last breath to be shown on TV

A DYING man's final moments of life will be shown in a new television series to be broadcast next month.

BBC close to deal to bring back Ad Fab

THE BBC is "putting the finishing touches" to a deal to resurrect the sitcom Absolutely Fabulous.

BBC picks Pinnacle for election night

PINNACLE Telecom, the Stirlingshire-based voice and data operator, yesterday revealed it had won a contract from the BBC for the national and local elections on 5 May.

BBC goes Gaga for Pinnacle's voice and data

BBC Radio 1 has selected Stirlingshire-based Pinnacle Telecom to provide voice and data connections for its "Big Weekend" concert in Carlisle, which is set to feature Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga and Nicole Scherzinger.

Labour accuses BBC of 'Question Time' bias

The BBC has been accused of bias after SNP leader Alex Salmond was invited to appear on its flagship politics programme Question Time last night.

Paul Henderson Scott: Time to end a 'cultural disaster'

JM Reid in his book Scotland Past and Present in 1959 said: "When regular broadcasting began in 1922, Scottish self-confidence was at its lowest ebb.

Duncan to leave BBC for director role at Icas

BBC Scotland's head of news and current affairs is leaving the corporation for an executive director role at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (Icas).

Sir David to star in new BBC comedy

Actor Sir David Jason, 71, who made his name as Del Boy in Only Fools And Horses, is to star in a new BBC1 comedy.

BBC Breakfast presenters to quit

MORE than half the team behind the BBC Breakfast Show are to leave their jobs rather than move to Salford when the show transfers next year.

BBC websites hit by 'network problem'

BBC bosses apologised yesterday after the corporation's websites went offline for almost an hour.

Philip Glenister to embrace another side of the law

Ashes to Ashes star Philip Glenister is to explore another side of the legal system - by playing a solicitor in a new BBC drama.

Final outing for BBC's My Family after more than 100 episodes

THE long-running sitcom hit My Family is to be axed by the BBC after 11 years.

Obituary: Catherine Smith, BBC secretary

Catherine Smith, BBC secretary. Born: 16 March, 1927, in Edinburgh. Died: 25 February, 2011, in Edinburgh aged 83.

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