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BBC

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  • Location: , United Kingdom

The BBC is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world. Its purpose is to enrich people's lives with programmes that inform, educate and entertain. See BBC purpose and values. http://www.bbc.co.uk/info/purpose/index.shtml

It is a public service broadcaster, established by a Royal Charter and funded by the licence fee that is paid by UK households.
See Royal Charter http://www.bbc.co.uk/info/policies/charter/index.shtml

The BBC uses the income from the licence fee to provide services including 8 national TV channels plus regional programming, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations and its extensive website, bbc.co.uk.

BBC World Service broadcasts to the world on radio, on TV and online, providing news and information in 33 languages. It is funded by a government grant, not from the licence fee.
See BBC World Service. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/

The BBC has a commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, which operates a range of businesses including selling programmes around the world and publishing books, DVDs and merchandise. Its profits are returned to the BBC for investment in new programming and services.
See BBC Worldwide.

The BBC is governed by the BBC Trust, which represents the interests of licence fee payers and sets the overall strategy.

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Less than a dollar a day is a phrase we are all familiar with, but what does it really mean? Almost half the world's population lives on less than ...

  • Added: May 30, 2008
  • Length: 22:24
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Less than a dollar a day is a phrase we are all familiar with, but what does it really mean? Almost half the world's population lives on less than ...

  • Added: May 30, 2008
  • Length: 22:30
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Less than a dollar a day is a phrase we are all familiar with, but what does it really mean? Almost half the world's population lives on less than ...

  • Added: May 30, 2008
  • Length: 22:45
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Less than a dollar a day is a phrase we are all familiar with, but what does it really mean? Almost half the world's population lives on less than ...

  • Added: May 30, 2008
  • Length: 22:35
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Less than a dollar a day is a phrase we are all familiar with, but what does it really mean? Almost half the world's population lives on less than ...

  • Added: May 30, 2008
  • Length: 22:28
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From 1933 to the wars end, Nazi Germany systematically looted millions of works of art from individuals and the nations they went on to conquer. BB...

  • Added: May 30, 2008
  • Length: 22:18
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From 1933 to the wars end, Nazi Germany systematically looted millions of works of art from individuals and the nations they went on to conquer. BB...

  • Added: May 30, 2008
  • Length: 22:16
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The United States of America produces one quarter of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. In the final part, Laura Trevelian looks at American lif...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 29, 2008
  • Length: 22:47
  • Purchases: 1
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The United States of America produces one quarter of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. In part two, Laura examines how GE sees its future pro...

Bought by KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: May 29, 2008
  • Length: 22:50
  • Purchases: 1
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The United States of America produces one quarter of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. Part one looks at how the US could retreat from its role...

Bought by KXOT Public Radio and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 29, 2008
  • Length: 23:00
  • Purchases: 2
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As he neared the end of a posting in Gaza, the BBC's Alan Johnston was seized at gunpoint by militants. Here he tells the full story of his 114 day...

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Dec 10, 2007
  • Length: 22:20
  • Purchases: 1
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This landmark series explores what globalisation and a decade of economic reforms have done to India and the way that it sees itself. In the fourth...

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: May 31, 2007
  • Length: 22:49
  • Purchases: 1
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This landmark series explores what globalisation and a decade of economic reforms have done to India and the way that it sees itself. The third pro...

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: May 31, 2007
  • Length: 24:55
  • Purchases: 1
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This landmark series explores what globalisation and a decade of economic reforms have done to India and the way that it sees itself. In the seconf...

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: May 31, 2007
  • Length: 23:38
  • Purchases: 1
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This landmark series produced by the BBC World Service explores the what globalisation and a decade of economic reforms have done to India and the ...

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: May 31, 2007
  • Length: 23:49
  • Purchases: 1
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This landmark series explores the what globalisation and a decade of economic reforms have done to India and the way that it sees itself. The concl...

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: May 31, 2007
  • Length: 22:02
  • Purchases: 1
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As part of the BBC's Generation Next programming, the BBC's Robin Lustig asks what it really means to be an adult. He explores what "youth" means i...

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Mar 15, 2007
  • Length: 25:50
  • Purchases: 1
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As part of the BBC's Generation Next programming, the BBC's Robin Lustig asks what it really mean to be an adult. He explores what "youth" means in...

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Mar 15, 2007
  • Length: 21:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Understanding the teenage brain.

Bought by KLCC


  • Added: Mar 15, 2007
  • Length: 21:29
  • Purchases: 1
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As part of the BBC's Generation Next programming, the BBC's Robin Lustig asks what it really mean to be an adult. He explores what "youth" means in...

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Mar 15, 2007
  • Length: 21:58
  • Purchases: 1