BBC Research and Development Present: A Digital Innovation Showcase

Theatre Two: Day Two – 11:00 -12:00 


Opening up Digital Innovation at the BBC
From interactive video and virtual reality, to social media and personalisation, find out how the BBC has been opening up digital innovation to programme makers, external suppliers and audiences. We’ll hear about a range of experimental pilots and BBC Taster, a new platform for testing out new digital ideas.

We’ll hear about a range of experimental pilots and BBC Taster, a new platform for testing out new digital ideas. You’ll find out about how the following pilots were made and what we learnt from them:

Ghosts of Thiepval – Virtual Reality

Step into the trenches of Thiepval Wood in 1916 on the first day of the Battle of the Somme as surviving soldiers take you over the top.

‘Your Story’ – Personalised experiences

A browser-based experience that creates a timeline connecting your lifetime to key moments in the world using BBC News Archive content and Facebook data. There have been various other iterations of ‘Your Story’, and we’ll be taking the personalisation one step further with our next project which will look at, ‘What was your Ma doing at your age?’.

Casualty: First Day  – Interactive Video

Putting you in the shoes of a junior doctor on their first day in Holby City’s Emergency Department, this interactive episode lets you decide the outcome of the story while meeting your favourite characters.

Robin Moore, BBC Research & Development
Warran Bell, BBC Northern Ireland
Amy McGarrigle, BBC Rewind



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