The BBC’s 2022 centenary line-up is led by David Dimbleby’s history of scandals.

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The BBC’s 2022 centenary line-up is led by David Dimbleby’s history of scandals.

During the BBC’s centenary year in 2022, David Dimbleby’s BBC: A Very British History series will look at the corporation’s public controversies.

In an “unflinching” history of the BBC, David Dimbleby will examine the corporation’s scandals, which will air during the corporation’s centennial in 2022.

During a “bumper year of sports, events, and landmark commissions” to mark the anniversary, special editions of Strictly Come Dancing, Doctor Who, and Top Gear will air, as well as Frozen Planet II, the World Cup, and the return of BBC Three as a TV channel.

The BBC is hoping that a centenary lineup that includes the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Women’s Euros, and Commonwealth Games will persuade skeptic ministers to award it a new license fee settlement that is above inflation.

David Dimbleby’s BBC: A Very British History serves as the centerpiece of “BBC 100.”

“The corporation’s role in major moments of political and cultural change, its conflicts with governments over the years, its own public controversies, and how it continues to engage with the British people and attempts to represent a diverse and changing nation,” according to the three-part series.

According to insiders, the series will provide an “unflinching” account of the BBC’s scandals, including the Jimmy Savile affair and Martin Bashir’s deceptions.

It will cover critical moments such as the Hutton Report into the Bush administration’s Iraq claims in 2003, which resulted in Director-General Greg Dyke’s dismissal.

Leading figures from within and outside the BBC will appear onscreen as contributors.

Another documentary, The BBC’s First 50 Years, will examine John Reith’s 1922 launch of BBC Radio and ask whether the public broadcaster should lead or follow new social attitudes.

MasterChef, The Apprentice, and Antiques Roadshow will all have special editions, as will a satirical look at the BBC hosted by Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse.

In Here’s One I Made Earlier, former Blue Peter host Konnie Huq will delve into the best of children’s programming from the last century.

The show will follow the genre from its inception in 1922 with Children’s Hour, through the 1970s classic Magic Roundabout, and on to Saturday morning hits like Going Live.

CBBC’s new Horrible Histories special brings the story up to date with fascinating new information.

UK news summary from Infosurhoy

The BBC’s 2022 centenary line-up is led by David Dimbleby’s history of scandals.

David Dimbleby’s history of BBC scandals heads broadcaster’s 2022 centenary line-up

David Dimbleby’s history of BBC scandals heads broadcaster’s 2022 centenary line-up

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