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Jeremy Paxman: Britain needs a new 'Spitting Image' to restore faith in politics

Britain needs new satirical comedy, veteran broadcaster says

The South Yorkshire Police raid of Sir Cliff Richard’s £3.1m Berkshire apartment was broadcast live on the BBC

BBC to divulge discussions with police over Cliff Richards raid

BBC news boss intends to reveal conversations to MPs following comments by police chief

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News that Rona Fairhead is the Government’s preferred candidate as next chair of the BBC Trust has generally been well-received.

Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman

It included a short snippet of a stand-up performance during which Williams borrows a pink scarf and puts it on his head like a Hijab

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Phil Lester, who has 1.2m for his Amazing Phil YouTube channel, was hired with Dan Howell on BBC Radio 1

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The BBC has moved to protect its young audience by hiring a series of YouTube "vloggers" to work for Radio 1 ahead of the proposed closure of the youth-orientated television channel BBC3.

Katie Hopkins signs up for weight loss challenge after deliberately gaining three stone in three months

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Channel 4 chief David Abraham warned that US media moguls had designs on British television

MacTaggart Lecture: Channel 4 boss warns of American media moguls muscling in on UK TV

US media corporations could threaten Britain's unique blend

The BBC also covered the search of Cliff Richard's private estate by helicopter

BBC accused of breaching news helicopter agreement with ITN during Cliff Richard coverage

The BBC has been accused of breaching a notification agreement it has with ITN by not informing its rivals ITV News that it was using a news helicopter on the morning it covered a raid on the home of Sir Cliff Richard, following a deal struck by the corporation with South Yorkshire Police.

Ed Vaizey said broadcasters are cutting themselves off from a huge range of talent

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

Black stars write open letter to TV bosses to try and buck trend

Sir Cliff Richard’s Charters Estate apartment and the area around it was filmed from the air and at ground level by the BBC during a police search last week

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Cliff Richard police raid coverage

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Celebrity Big Brother 2014: Audley Harrison meets Kellie Maloney: 'Was Kellie really the best you could come up with?'

'F***ing hell, Frank!' he said as soon as he clapped eyes on Kellie, saying moments later: 'So, do I call you Kellie?'

Edinburgh International Television Festival finds an industry questioning its own credibility

UK shows  will stand a better chance of being  hits if  generated by an industry that reflects numerous cultures

Brian O'Driscoll will spearhead a plan to convert the football masses into rugby fans

BT Sport to rely on rugby in its battle with Sky

The former British Lions legend Brian O’Driscoll will spearhead a plan to convert the football masses into rugby fans as BT’s latest strategy in its struggle with Sky for sports domination in the pay TV market.

MotD’s latest pundit, Phil Neville, has been given support and advice

Match of the Day presenters will be more outspoken this season, BBC promises

Pundits on the BBC's Match of the Day have been told to be more "opinionated" and "animated" as the flagship football show begins its 50th anniversary season amid unprecedented levels of competition in sports broadcasting.

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Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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