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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

This article is about the Earth television network as featured in various Doctor Who franchise episodes. For the real-world network, see British Broadcasting Corporation.

The BBC (short for British Broadcasting Corporation) was an Earth television network.

In 1953, the BBC broadcast live coverage of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II from Alexandra Palace. (DW: The Idiot's Lantern)

In 1966, BBC newsreader Kenneth Kendall reported on the War Machine crisis and announced when the first machine had been destroyed. (DW: The War Machines)

Circa the 1970s, BBC3 broadcast live, on the public affairs programme The Passing Parade, the opening of the Devil's Hump. (DW: The Dæmons)

In 1976, UNIT, members of the band Plasticine, the Seventh Doctor, Bernice Summerfield and Ace broke into the BBC in an attempt to stop a Vardan invasion. (NA: No Future)

In 1979 on an alternate world, the BBC Television Centre was taken over by Beep the Meep. His plan was undone with the help of actor Tom Baker, who strangely both physically resembled the Fourth Doctor and appeared to be playing him on TV. (DWM: TV Action!)

In 1996, the Blue Peter garden was destroyed by a member (or members) of Faction Paradox, the effect of which was a far more intense psychological reaction than any direct assault on the people's psyche. (EDA: Interference - Book Two)

"They made the bloody letters square!" - Fitz Kreiner on the 21st century BBC logo
While in 2001, Fitz Kreiner noted to himself that even the BBC logo had changed to a blocky square style (changed with regard to his time in the 1960s). (EDA: Escape Velocity)

In 2006, the BBC did a news report on the alien crash in the Thames. (DW: Aliens of London) On Christmas of that year, the BBC broadcast Prime Minister Harriet Jones's address to Great Britain rather than the traditional greeting by the monarch (in this case, Elizabeth II). (DW: The Christmas Invasion)

In 2007, the BBC broadcast a news story to warn people of the Cyber-threat. (DW: Army of Ghosts) The Cybermen took control of all the TV channels, including the BBC, to broadcast their message of world domination around the globe. (DW: Doomsday)

In 2008, the Master broadcast his message about contact with alien life through the BBC. (DW: The Sound of Drums) The channel would also report on two highly destructive cataclysms. (SJA: Revenge of the Slitheen, The Lost Boy)

By the 2060s, the BBC had turned into the British Film and Television Corporation; following the Myloki war, its London headquarters were used as a covert base for SILHOET. (PDA: The Indestructible Man)


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Muppet

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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The British Broadcasting Corporation, or BBC, is a large state-owned public service broadcaster in the UK. It creates and airs programming for radio, internet, and television. It draws revenue from a TV license paid by households in the UK, and thus does not depend on either advertisers or shareholders. It is estimated that roughly 90% of UK citizens use BBC services on a weekly basis[1].

The BBC has been involved with several Muppet/Henson productions and appearances over the years. Both Tale of the Bunny Picnic and The Secret Life of Toys were produced in association with the BBC. Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy appeared on an installment of the interview show "Parkinson" on the BBC in 1979. In 2002, the BBC produced the documentary "I Love Muppets".

BBC's radio channels have also featured Muppet/Henson content on such series as The Chris Moyles Show (BBC Radio 1), BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, and The Film Programme (BBC Radio 4). In December 2008, Gideon Coe of BBC 6 Music played a song by The Electric Mayhem on his eponymous program.[1]

Contents

Connections

Henson programming aired on BBC Channels

A Muppet Family Christmas, Follow That Bird, I Love Muppets, Inside the Labyrinth, It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, Tale of the Bunny Picnic, Muppet Treasure Island, Muppets Tonight, The Christmas Toy, The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show, The Muppet Babies, The Muppet Show, The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Secret Life of Toys, Sesame Tree

Gallery

External links

  • Official Site

Sources

  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/info/purpose/ "About the BBC - Purpose & Values"
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Star Wars Fanon

Up to date as of February 04, 2010
(Redirected to Tython Standard Calendar article)

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The Tython Standard Calendar was a system of recording time created shortly after the end of the Hundred-Year Darkness. As with the Galactic Standard Calendar, years were 369 days long, and days consisted of 24 hours. This calendar used the Jedi victory at the Battle of Corbos (6,900 BBY) as its epoch, and it included a year zero. BBC (Before the Battle of Corbos) and ABC (After the Battle of Corbos) are used as suffixes.

History

During the Hundred-Year Darkness, the founding of the Galactic Republic was still used as the reference date of the Republic's calendar, which was around 18,000 years old. In order to commemorate the Jedi victory and to decrease the amount of digits years had, Republic historians and Jedi scholars created the Tython Standard Calendar in order to replace the old way of reckoning.

This system of reckoning remained popular from its creation until Jedi historian Gnost-Dural created a new system to replace the Tython calendar.

Behind the scenes

The Tython Standard Calendar was created by Michaeldsuarez so that characters in the Force Maverick Saga, which takes place before the BBY / ABY method of recording time was created, could recall times and dates. The Battle of Corbos was chosen as this calendar's reference date so that BBC and ABC could be used as suffixes.

Appearances

  • Force Maverick Saga: Transcending Love (First appearance)

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