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1. "I did six series for the BBC and that was enough. I've been writing for ten years, which is more challenging artistically."
Author: Alexei Sayle
2. "I exist as an annexe of the BBC. I'm down the road a bit from the main building, in a little hut."
Author: Alexei Sayle
3. "I have been listening to sport and watching sport on the BBC since I was a tiny boy."
Author: Allan McNish
4. "People in the BBC are always dying to get out of their open-plan offices."
Author: Andrew Davies
5. "The BBC fulfils a wonderful cultural function. Maybe the problem is that it feels it needs to be everything to everybody."
Author: Andrew Davies
6. "'Dancing with the Stars' is a great format for us. It's a format we license from the BBC, so that can't travel for us, but we consider it a great success. 'Desperate Housewives,' on the other hand, a huge success for us internationally. 'Missing' has actually sold to 80 territories before it's even gone on the air."
Author: Anne Sweeney
7. "There is still an element of the BBC that feels it is somehow wrong, or it will be open to criticism, if it makes more money."
Author: Armando Iannucci
8. "[on BBC's Sherlock] It's a rare challenge, both for the audience and an actor, to take part in something with this level of intelligence and wit. You have to really enjoy it. It's a form of mental and physical gymnastics."
Author: Benedict Cumberbatch
9. "I like BBC news; I like some London news because you can get it earlier then anywhere else. I like Charlie Rose a lot."
Author: Brian Grazer
10. "I love going on BBC6 and BBC7 and listening to documentaries."
Author: Burn Gorman
11. "Ifemelu and Jane laughed when they discovered how similar their childhoods in Grenada and Nigeria had been, with Enid Blyton books and Anglophile teachers and fathers who worshipped the BBC World Service."
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
12. "Any nerd who grew up around the time that I did, BBC programming was a treasure chest for us."
Author: Chris Hardwick
13. "Before 'American Idol' and all this stuff, I was obsessed with music charts, and I used to go online to find out what was popular in other countries. I'd log on to the BBC website, and that's how I found out about artists like Natasha Bedingfield, Daniel Bedingfield and Take That."
Author: David Archuleta
14. "Getting to do what I think was my fifth BBC drama with Nikki Amuka-Bird - we've done 'Shoot The Messenger,' 'Five Days,' 'The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency,' 'Born Equal' and now 'Small Island' - was another highlight for me. And filming in Jamaica was great, too."
Author: David Oyelowo
15. "I'm freestylin just on the microphoneOn the BBC, on the BBCI'm just freestylin on the BBCUm British Broadcasting Companyi'm just basically making this shit up as I go alongBasically just freeJust basically from the top of my domeSometimes it's not so goodMy rhymes are so potent that in this small segmentI made all the lady listeners pregnant"
Author: Flight Of The Conchords
16. "The BBC must never be all about ratings - or even mainly about ratings. In the past year, we have made a raft of terrific programmes which stand comparison with the best the BBC has ever done: 'Blue Planet,' 'Walking with Beasts,' 'Son of God,' 'Clocking Off,' 'The Way We Live Now,' 'Conspiracy,' 'Lost World.'"
Author: Gavyn Davies
17. "The BBC should not have a cheerleader. It should have somebody who runs the organisation in the interests of the public and that should be a chairman."
Author: Gavyn Davies
18. "There is an honourable tradition in British public life that those charged with authority at the top of an organisation should accept responsibility for what happens in that organisation. I am therefore writing to the prime minister today to tender my resignation as chairman of the BBC."
Author: Gavyn Davies
19. "As long as the appointment process is transparent and there is a broad mix of political views among the governors of the BBC, I think the public can feel confident that impartiality and independence are just as important to me as they have been to previous incumbents."
Author: Gavyn Davies
20. "The BBC were not playing the music that was happening on the street so we did an independent production because we knew we had an audience. Then we licensed the album to EMI."
Author: Georgie Fame
21. "I've also just finished filming the role of Robert Brown in 'Just William,' which is due to transmit on BBC One at Christmas."
Author: Harry Melling
22. "Even those novelists most commonly deemed "philosophical" have sometimes answered with an emphatic no. Iris Murdoch, the longtime Oxford philosopher and author of some two dozen novels treating highbrow themes like consciousness and morality, argued that philosophy and literature were contrary pursuits. Philosophy calls on the analytical mind to solve conceptual problems in an "austere, unselfish, candid" prose, she said in a BBC interview broadcast in 1978, while literature looks to the imagination to show us something "mysterious, ambiguous, particular" about the world. Any appearance of philosophical ideas in her own novels was an inconsequential reflection of what she happened to know. "If I knew about sailing ships I would put in sailing ships," she said. "And in a way, as a novelist, I would rather know about sailing ships than about philosophy."
Author: Iris Murdoch
23. "I'm working on a screenplay right now for the BBC, but I hope to have the decks cleared soon so I can get into the studio with my pals and put down some more tracks, try to get a strong dance single together."
Author: Irvine Welsh
24. "Like every big organisation these days, the BBC is obsessed with the wellbeing of those who set foot on its premises. Studios must display warning notices if there is real glass on the set, and the other day I was presented with a booklet explaining how to use a door. I am not kidding."
Author: Jeremy Clarkson
25. "I don't think the BBC supporting digital switchover is top slicing. Top slicing is putting the license fee up for grabs for other broadcasters to bid for."
Author: Jeremy Hunt
26. "I love Stewart Lee's 'Comedy Vehicle' on BBC2. The guy is a genius."
Author: Jez Butterworth
27. "I wish I hadn't lost it, and for the rest of my life I can never again lose my temper on TV. The BBC could have sacked me and that would have been the end of my career on TV."
Author: John Sweeney
28. "I deplore the loss of arts on BBC One and Two."
Author: Jonathan Dimbleby
29. "I'm not certain that the BBC can claim to be making a wide enough range of distinctive programmes to make the case convincingly."
Author: Jonathan Dimbleby
30. "I wanted to say, "I'm the Doctor and this is my companion," but I doubted Sophie was a fan of the long-running BBC series. Forget the TARDIS and the sonic screwdriver, the Doctor's best gadget was the psychic paper. I can't tell you how many times I wished I had some."
Author: Kevin Hearne
31. "I watched Question Time on BBC1 last night and I've come to the conclusion this country needs more unemployed politicians."
Author: Kirkland Ciccone
32. "I'd like to thank the BBC for allowing me to work here. And I'd like to thank the wife and kids for making it necessary."
Author: Les Dawson
33. "I refuse to have a life partner who spends his days pretending to be on a BBC show."
Author: Lisa Lutz
34. "The BBC is very good at period drama - world-famous for getting the details right."
Author: Lynne Reid Banks
35. "I worked on 'Blue Peter' and 'Tonight' and lots of TV plays, filmed people like Rudolf Nureyev and Ted Heath, and ended up a senior cameraman with my own crew. I'd had my first short story published in 1947, and when my writing really started to take off I decided to go freelance, and eventually left the BBC in 1965."
Author: Michael Bond
36. "That's what I think is smart about 'Durham County.' It's not derivative of anything American. It's more in the vein of the BBC miniseries I grew up with."
Author: Michelle Forbes
37. "When even the scrupulously detached BBC is exhorting us to talk to God, you know something is going on."
Author: Nick Hornby
38. "As the BBC approaches the final phase of decisions about its future, it will be important for those involved to be established in post and ready to take responsibility for implementation of the outcome."
Author: Pauline Neville Jones
39. "I am sorry to be leaving the BBC. I have enjoyed a fascinating seven years at the corporation and am particularly proud to have played a small part in the development of the BBC's Global News services, BBC World Service and BBC World."
Author: Pauline Neville Jones
40. "The BBC's television, radio and online services remain an important part of British culture and the fact the BBC continues to thrive amongst audiences at home and abroad is testament to a professional and dedicated management team who are committed to providing a quality public service."
Author: Pauline Neville Jones
41. "I've done loads of things people have never seen - dramas on BBC4 and plays upstairs at the Royal Court and the Bush - and because I didn't go to drama school, they gave me an education."
Author: Rafe Spall
42. "CNN International, Al-Jazeera and BBC are the same in how they report mostly that America is wrong and bad."
Author: Roger Ailes
43. "We are rather in the position that used to exist at the BBC, where you feel that you can pick up the phone to people who are experts in their field and they will be very favourably disposed to you and share their knowledge."
Author: Rory Bremner
44. "I always got very excited about the Masters as a kid. I could hardly wait until the Wednesday when you'd get the BBC's preview. And I'd then be glued to the screen until Sunday night."
Author: Rory McIlroy
45. "I do have a regard for the musicality of language that came from BBC sitcoms like 'Fawlty Towers.'"
Author: Russell Brand
46. "[Taken from a BBC documentary]Tariq was born in Lahore, now in Pakistan, then part of British-ruled India, in 1943. A Catholic school education did nothing to shake his life-long atheism, which he shared with his communist parents."
Author: Tariq Ali
47. "Tariq was born in Lahore, now in Pakistan, then part of British-ruled India, in 1943. A Catholic school education did nothing to shake his life-long atheism.(BBC Documentary)"
Author: Tariq Ali
48. "It's very different doing a food show in America and doing one in Britain. I did a 20-part series for the BBC series called 'Eating With the Enemy.' The budget for all 20 episodes was probably the budget for a single episode of 'Top Chef.' It's the difference between making a home movie in your backyard and going to Hollywood."
Author: Toby Young
49. "I don't really get a chance to watch much television. I mostly watch BBC Worldwide and repeats of Seinfeld and Everybody Loves Raymond."
Author: Will Estes
50. "I am always hearing from Israelis, 'Oh, CNN is anti-Israel,' or 'BBC is against us.' But no, they are reporting facts."
Author: Zubin Mehta

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