Well it's going to be all change at 18 Doughty Street very soon. We're negotiating to acquire an additional studio in the heart of Westminster (which will mean a change of name, for obvious reasons!), have attracted sizeable extra investment and recruited a new chief executive. There will be a much more 'netty' feel to it with new formats,
and while we'll be keeping the best of what we've done in the last year, we've learned a hell of a lot and hopefully will now put those lessons to good use. We're also recruiting two new presenters who will ensure a genuine non-partisan approach, as well as an editorial director.
In order to have time to prepare properly we've decided to ramp down our normal live schedule from the end of this week. All the 1500 hours of archived programmes will remain viewable on the archive and we'll still be uploading some precorded items in the runup to the relaunch early in 2008.
So do tune in on Thursday. From 7pm to 8.30pm we will be premiering three documentaries we made in Rwanda and then from 9 till 11 we'll be showing 18 Doughty Street's best bits from the last year. I'll be joined in the studio by Zoe, Donal and Shane, so let me know if there's any clips you think we should show.
I had intended to write this tomorrow but I gather someone in the comments on another blog has said things which are totally untrue. 18 Doughty Street is in expansion mode and we're all looking forward to the next step in its development. We're looking at growth and change, which is positive for everyone.