Staff at BBC's 1bn revamped offices using EAR PLUGS to protect themselves from noisy indoor performances Loud music and noise from atrium areas distracting workers in open-plan environment BBC staff will be hoping it's not a sign of things to come with the new 'World' piazza close to completion | UPDATED: 18:33 GMT, 29 December 2012 BBC staff members have taken to wearing ear plugs after 'noisy' performances were carried out inside the newly-revamped headquarters in London. The complaints over loud music came as the 1billion development of New Broadcasting House, in Portland Place, nears completion.
Snowman and the Snowdog melts hearts of six million: Animation draws one of Channel 4's biggest audiences of the year (but it's still beaten by Coronation Street and Merlin) Sequel to Christmas classic The Snowman was big winner for Channel 4New animation got peak of 5.8m viewers and an average audience of 4.9mOriginal version of Raymond Briggs's story also performed well this year | UPDATED: 22:34 GMT, 25 December 2012 In an age of computer wizardry and high-tech animation, one might have expected its simple hand-drawn style to leave a modern audience slightly nonplussed. But the sequel to Christmas classic The Snowman has become one of Channel 4’s highest-rated programmes of the year
Midwives give way to Downton in Christmas TV battle: Shows will no longer clash after BBC moves festive special start time | UPDATED: 12:05 GMT, 5 December 2012 It may be the season of goodwill, but when it comes to Christmas TV schedules it seems the broadcasters are determined to fight for the best slot. The BBC has been forced to move Call the Midwife festive special back to 7.30pm in a bid to avoid a clash with Downton Abbey