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BBC Four’s “Comics Britannia” re-visited

Back in 2007, the BBC broadcast Comics Britannia, a three-part documentary series devoted to history of British comics – a welcome and major retrospective of our medium (if a tad simplistic for some commentators tastes), that prompted a lot of creators to suggest the Corporation should do more to cover itContinue reading BBC Four’s “Comics Britannia” re-visited

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Missing Doctor Who episode “Mission to the Unknown” recreated – in Preston!

“Mission to the Unknown”, a lost Doctor Who episode from 1965 has been authentically recreated by students, graduates and staff from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston.Continue reading Missing Doctor Who episode “Mission to the Unknown” recreated – in Preston!

While BBC local radio regularly covers comic happenings, the last major TV coverage was in 2008 on "Comics Britannia"

In My View: Why Comics Need Better Media Coverage

Comics publisher, artist and events organiser Shane Chebsey has launched a petition calling on the BBC to consider more regular coverage of comics as a medium. We think he has a point – the last major coverage (without 1960s Batman TV show type editorialising) was over ten years ago now, for Comics Britannia – soContinue reading In My View: Why Comics Need Better Media Coverage

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BBC Studios and BBC Worldwide merged in bid to boost brands such as Doctor Who, head off growing competition

Facing ever increasing competition from new streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon, the BBC has announced it will merge BBC Studios and BBC Worldwide to form a single commercial organisation, to be called BBC Studios. Operating under the BBC Studios name, the move is being seen as the broadcaster’s latest bid to generate moreContinue reading BBC Studios and BBC Worldwide merged in bid to boost brands such as Doctor Who, head off growing competition