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Last Updated: Monday, 23 May 2005, 09:50 GMT 10:50 UK
In pictures: BBC day of action
BBC staff picket the main entrance to Television Centre
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Live television and radio programmes are severely affected as BBC staff go on a 24-hour strike over job cuts.
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The strike is over plans to cut 3,780 jobs and privatise parts of the BBC.
Pickets at Television Centre
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News and live output is hardest hit, but the BBC is filling time with pre-recorded shows and says there have been no "blank screens and dead air" as unions threatened.
BBC staff picket the main entrance to Television Centre
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Three unions - Amicus, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Bectu - are involved in the strike. Unions expected about 11,000 out of the BBC's 27,000 staff to take part in the strike...
Official union steward
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...saying the cuts are the most damaging in the BBC's history. The corporation says they are needed so the BBC can invest more in programmes.
BBC Scotland correspondents Colin Blane (left) and John Morrison
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BBC Scotland correspondents Colin Blane (left) and John Morrison hand out leaflets outside the BBC in Glasgow.
BBC staff in Belfast
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A further 48-hour strike will take place after the Bank Holiday weekend, on 31 May and 1 June.




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