National Co-ordinator Theodora Fairley
Senior News Editor, Online & TV, BBC Yorkshire

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United Kingdom

Theodora Fairley

BBC Yorkshire


  • BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation

The BBC was established in 1922 and provides:

A portfolio of television services, including the UK’s most-watched channel BBC One, the pioneering online-only youth service BBC Three, and channels for children, as well as national and regional television programmes and services across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Ten UK-wide radio networks, providing live music broadcasting in the UK, as well as speech radio. There are also two national radio services each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and 40 local radio stations across England and the Channel Islands.

Digital services include BBC News, Sport, Weather, CBBC and CBeebies, iPlayer and BBC Sounds.

The BBC's on demand services have grown in popularity. Each month around 350 million shows are requested from BBC iPlayer, while more than two million people use the radio app BBC Sounds.

BBC World Service television, radio and online in more than 40 languages.

Established by a Royal Charter, the BBC is principally funded through a licence fee paid by UK households. Commercial operations including BBC Studios, the BBC’s production company and distributor, provide additional revenue for investment in new programming and services for UK audiences.

The BBC’s Board ensures delivery of mission and public purposes which are set out in the Charter. The Executive Committee is responsible for day-to-day management. The BBC is regulated by Ofcom.


Three National Regions
BBC Scotland, based in Glasgow,
BBC Northern Ireland based in Belfast and
BBC Wales based in Cardiff


English Regions

BBC England is part of the Nations & Regions division. It is made up from 3,000 staff based from the Channel Islands in the south to the Scottish borders in the north. It produces daily regional TV News in 13 regions, weekly current affairs and politics shows in 11 of them. It runs 40 Local Radio stations and local digital services.

BBC North-West (Manchester)
BBC Yorkshire (Leeds)
BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire (Hull)
BBC North-East and Cumbria (Newcastle)
BBC West Midlands (Birmingham)
BBC East Midlands (Nottingham)
BBC East (Norwich)
BBC East (Cambridge)
BBC South (Southampton)
BBC West (Bristol)
BBC South-West (Plymouth)
BBC London (London)
BBC South-East (Tunbridge Wells)

The BBC English Management Team is based in Salford.
Helen Thomas, Director England.
Declan Wilson, Head of Online & TV News

BBC Scotland
40 Pacific Quay
G51 1DA 
Contact: Donalda MacKinnon, Director BBC Scotland

BBC Northern Ireland
Broadcasting House, Ormeau Avenue,
Belfast BT2 8HQ
Contact: Peter Johnston, Director Northern Ireland: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BBC Wales
Broadcasting House,
Cardiff CF5 2YQ
Contact: Rhodri Davies, Director BBC Wales: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


BBC North-West
Quay House
Salford Quays
M50 2QH

BBC Yorkshire
2 St Peter's Square

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
Queens Court
Queens Gardens

BBC North-East and Cumbria
Broadcasting Centre,
Barrack Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE99 2NE

BBC West Midlands
The Mailbox
Birmingham B1 1RF

BBC East Midlands
City Link
London Road
Nottingham, NG1 3JB

BBC East
The Forum
Millennium Plain
Norwich, NR2 1BH

BBC West
Broadcasting House,
Whiteladies Road,
Bristol BS8 2LR

BBC South
Broadcasting House,
Havelock Road,
Southampton SO14 7PU

BBC South-West
Broadcasting House,
Seymour Road,
Mannamead, Plymouth PL3 5BD

BBC London
2nd Floor Egton Wing
BBC Broadcasting House
Portland Place

BBC South-East
The Great Hall
Mount Pleasant
Tunbridge Wells, Kent


MG ALBA was incorporated by the Broadcasting Act 1990 (as amended) to administer the Gaelic Broadcasting Fund. It operates the Gaelic television service, BBC ALBA, in partnership with the BBC.
The remit of MG ALBA is to "secure that a wide and diverse range of high quality programmes in Gaelic are broadcast or otherwise transmitted so as to be available to persons in Scotland". 
MG ALBA also undertakes research, training and online initiatives.