Quotations that match 'bbc'.When I joined Granada - which, you don't want to start crying about these things, but Granada was a very, very hot place to be, it was my good fortune to be there at that time - the BBC was firmly asleep.
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I'm quite grateful to the BBC. They helped me back onto the touring circuit.
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Before the BBC, I joined the Navy in order to travel.
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The BBC has the obligation to think big. And at the moment, that clarion call sounds an uncertain note to me.
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I want the BBC to be a mass market public service broadcaster still funded by the licence fee... and the licence fee is more durable than many people in the commercial sector believe.
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We took up the offer with the BBC, and that was Monty Python's Flying Circus. I didn't have to submit my ideas to the group. I used to turn up on the days we recorded with a can of film under my arm, and in it went.
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I would argue that television and particularly the BBC were instrumental in puffing up the Royal Family to a level where they were inflated out of all, all proportion to their relevance on the national scene.
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It was an interesting question as to whether the BBC had a future in the digital world, and what form of market failure could justify the licence fee system.
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It was regarded as a responsibility of the BBC to provide programs which have a broad spectrum of interest, and if there was a hole in that spectrum, then the BBC would fill it.
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Hair is also a problem. I remember once, when I was reporting from Beirut at the height of the civil war, someone wrote in to the BBC complaining about my appearance.
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CNN International, Al-Jazeera and BBC are the same in how they report mostly that America is wrong and bad.
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When the BBC decided to bring Doctor Who back as a feature film a few years ago, one national newspaper ran a poll to ask its readers who should be the new Doctor, and I topped it.
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The other two things are... well, I had a huge appetite for old black and white movies on BBC 2. At the weekends they used to run matinees, and the more romantic the better.
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I'm working on a screenplay right now for the BBC, but I hope to have the decks cleared soon so I can get into the studio with my pals and put down some more tracks, try to get a strong dance single together.
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The BBC were not playing the music that was happening on the street so we did an independent production because we knew we had an audience. Then we licensed the album to EMI.
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I'm not certain that the BBC can claim to be making a wide enough range of distinctive programmes to make the case convincingly.
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We are rather in the position that used to exist at the BBC, where you feel that you can pick up the phone to people who are experts in their field and they will be very favourably disposed to you and share their knowledge.
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The challenge is the culture. You have to have a vision for the BBC-it can't merely be that it's big and has a place in the market.
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I don't really get a chance to watch much television. I mostly watch BBC Worldwide and repeats of Seinfeld and Everybody Loves Raymond.
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I'm working harder now than ever before. I couldn't turn down the BBC job because I've never been offered the opportunity of killing three or four people on screen before!
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The BBC produces wonderful programmes; it also produces a load of old rubbish.
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For better or worse, MTV sort of bridges the whole country together almost like the BBC does in England. It's opened up everything so wide that it's possible for everyone to have different ideas.
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I deplore the loss of arts on BBC One and Two.
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They are scared that the BBC or CNN may call them radicals, so they remain soft instead. The problem lies there, with the Muslim leaders, not the Muslim masses.
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Once, in London, the BBC asked me what was my favorite English book. I said Alice in Wonderland.
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It was just at the end of the golden era of BBC comedy, which was fantastic.
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