BBC internal name

Ian Malpass ian at
Wed Dec 7 22:40:01 GMT 2005

On Wed, 7 Dec 2005, David Hodgkinson wrote:

> On 7 Dec 2005, at 22:16, John Costello wrote:
>> A friend mentioned that the BBC has a name they use internally to refer to
>> the Beeb.  It isn't "Beeb" but something along the lines of "Mother".  Can
>> someone confirm this?
> "Auntie"

Indeed, although I thought it was in more general circulation than just 
BBCites. For example, the show "Auntie's Bloomers" makes reference to it.



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Ian Malpass
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