BPG in the News – December 4, 2012

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The Guardian
James Hunt interview: Sky Arts is free from ‘the tyranny of overnights’
The Guardian
The BBC4 controller, Richard Klein, told a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch last week: “BBC4 is an editorialised proposition, Sky Arts shows lots of programmes. That is a different thing. We give intelligent context and insight into stuff, we don’t just

Posted: November 25, 2012, 7:00 pm

The Guardian (blog)
Media Monkey: Lygo’s woes, Klein’s sulks and Robert Jay’s source revealed
The Guardian (blog)
Though stopping short of clamming up, the BBC4 controller, Richard Klein, was sometimes sulky when he lunched with the Broadcasting Press Guild last week. Asked about once calling himself (before Lord Patten’s arrival) “the only Tory” in the BBC,

Posted: November 25, 2012, 6:45 pm

Radio Times
Don’t scrap Top of the Pops, BBC4!
Radio Times
Click the ‘on’ button to get live minute-by-minute updates. It was revealed on Wednesday at a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch that BBC4 might end up axing its repeats of classic ’70s Top of the Pops episodes as a result of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse
BBC to axe ‘Top of the Pops’ repeats in the wake of Jimmy Savile scandal?NME.com
Jimmy Savile scandal: BBC could axe Top of the Pops repeatsThe Guardian
BBC may drop Top Of The Pops repeats in wake of Savile scandalMetro
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Posted: November 22, 2012, 2:33 pm

Jimmy Savile regularly walked in on patients in bath at Broadmoor
His channel has been broadcasting classic editions of Top of the Pops for the past two years and is currently at 1977, but Mr Klein told the Broadcasting Press Guild he may stop the series before it gets to 1978 because of the Savile sex scandal.

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Posted: November 22, 2012, 7:24 am

Irish Independent
Klein: BBC4 will keep character in DQF cuts
Klein told a Broadcasting Press Guild event this week that “there was no getting around” the cuts imposed by the BBC’s Delivering Quality First scheme, which will kick in from April. BBC4 will no longer commission history programmes, drama or
BBC4 buys ‘Parks and Recreation’Variety
BBC4 prepares comedy pushC21Media

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Posted: November 21, 2012, 6:27 pm