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BBC to showcase a series of specials celebrating Africa

MUMBAI: BBC World has announced a line-up of special shows based on Africa Lives. This show that challenges preconceptions about the vast African continent, and offers fascinating insights into the lives and culture of some of its 700 million people. The channel's line-up of shows for July are War...

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Nick Robinson is BBC's political editor

MUMBAI: Nick Robinson will succeed Andrew Marr as the BBC's political editor. Robinson returns to the BBC after three years at ITN where he is currently political editor. Previously, at the BBC, Nick was the chief political correspondent for BBC News 24, a former deputy editor of Panorama and...

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BBC to increase appeal of current affairs programming in the UK

MUMBAI: UK pubcaster the BBC has announced a package of measures to increase the prominence and appeal of current affairs programming on BBC One. This will include an increased investment and extra hours in peak time. This represents the highest number of hours of peaktime current affairs on BBC...

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BBC plans major restructuring, to axe 6,000 employees

MUMBAI: The BBC is planning to announce a radical shake-up today and has plans to sack close to 6000 employees in order to save hundreds of millions of pounds a year. This step comes in the wake of the broadcaster's licence fee being under review and its need to prove to the government that it is...

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'Manasarovar' selected to Indian Panorama & London film fest

MUMBAI: Debutant director Anup Kurian's Manasarovar has been selected to the prestigious feature film section of the Indian Panorama of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held in Goa from 29 November - 9 December 2004. Manasarovar will be the opening film of the feature film...

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