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Jeremy Kyle gave a team talk to Southend United. They lost the game

Jeremy Kyle pepper-sprayed by a bouncer at a nightclub in Magaluf, Gogglebox star claims

'He may be the king of chat, but he ain't the king of Maga,' writes Scarlett Moffatt, star of the Channel Four reality show, for her column

Ex Liverpool player and BBC Pundit Alan Hansen looks

Sport on TV: Mourn the loss of Alan Hansen – it’s what he would want

Shocking news. It’s just diabolical. Tonight’s World Cup final is Alan Hansen’s swansong as a pundit after more than three decades with the BBC. He has shown effort, attitude and commitment, not to mention touch and technique, and he has done it time and time again. It feels like someone has died, but then it always did.

Gay characters’ long journey on television

Gay central characters are now included in dramas and sitcoms without it seeming like a stunt

Scotland's TV industry post-independence: A 'Yes' vote will interfere with viewing north of the border

A look at how would an Scottish independent production company do

Fingered for the crime: O J Simpson tries on a glove presented as evidence in his trial

Sport on TV: Twenty years ago our sporting stars started to fall from grace

The public gatherings in the United States to watch the soccer team play their World Cup knockout match against Belgium on Tuesday were like nothing seen in the country for 20 years – not the 1994 World Cup which they hosted, but the verdict in the O J Simpson murder trial.

Witchell has a reputation for being difficult and irritable, to the extent that his colleagues reportedly once nicknamed him 'the poisoned carrot'

Nicholas Witchell has been reporting on the Royal Family for 15 years - wouldn't he rather swap the front of the Palace for the front line?

Witchell is every inch the royal guy – a model of diplomacy and discretion shuttling between palaces, walkabouts and occasional scandals. Does such commitment to a singular specialism explain why he views his career trajectory as flatter than Jeremy Paxman's, his one-time understudy?

Lord Lawson appeared on the news programme back in February

Exclusive: Today Programme criticised for giving platform to climate sceptic Lord Lawson

Lord Lawson was given undue prominence, BBC complaints unit rules

Cheryl Cole on being sacked by Simon Cowell from The X Factor: ‘He was right. I wasn’t well in the head’

The singer, 31, fell out with the music mogul over her sensational axing in 2011 that occurred before the series had even aired

Adam Richman: Man Finds Food postponed after star tells user 'Find a razor blade, draw a bath. I doubt anyone would miss you'

The Man v Food actor's overreaction to criticism of his use of the term 'thinspiration' on Instagram has landed him in hot water

Graham Norton fails to turn up for Radio 2 show — leaving producers scrambling for cover

Norton was spotted out with Nigella Lawson the night before, but other presenters had to fill in on radio show

BBC Trust role is no part-time affair

Applications for chairman of the BBC Trust closed on Friday. The change of rules to allow the chairman to give just two days a week to the role (instead of three to four) sounds like an attempt to woo Lord Coe, the Conservatives’ preferred candidate. Lord Coe is keen on becoming President of the International Association of Athletics Federations next year.

Robbie Savage delivered his verdict on the Suarez bite on the BBC's World Cup Match of the Day

Sport on TV: The fix is in – and it puts Luis Suarez bite in perspective

They say that match-fixing is a bad thing, but frankly it may be the only way the England football team will ever win a major tournament – and even then there would be no guarantee that they wouldn’t mess it up and fail to put the ball into an empty net. This week we have been mostly hearing about the ethical grey areas in the beautiful game. Fortunately, none other than Robbie Savage was on hand to sidestep and shimmy through the moral minefield on the Beeb’s World Cup Match of the Day (BBC1, Wednesday) in the aftermath of the Suarez bite.

Celebrity protesters such as anti-fracking crusader Bianca Jagger are distorting the BBC’s coverage of rural affairs, a major study commissioned by the BBC Trust has found.

Celebrity protesters distorting the BBC’s coverage of rural affairs, report finds

Celebrity protesters, from anti-fracking crusader Bianca Jagger to badger champion Brian May, are distorting the BBC’s coverage of rural affairs, a major study commissioned by the BBC Trust has found.

Ms Coyle said that research showed an audience concern that BBC One was playing it too safe in parts of its peak time schedule

Predictable BBC1 needs to improve drama, says BBC Trust chair Diane Coyle

BBC1 has become too predictable and most improve the quality of its drama, Diane Coyle, the acting chair of the BBC Trust has said.

Iain Duncan Smith has attacked the BBC's allegedly negative coverage of benefits changes

Iain Duncan Smith: BBC is 'bigger opponent' than Labour over welfare reform

Secretary for Work and Pensions attacks corporation's allegedly negative coverage of benefits changes

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The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
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Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
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Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

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Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
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China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003