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The corporation’s second channel has come a long way since a power cut marred its launch night

Comedian Lenny Henry is calling for more regulation to support ethnic actors on TV

Lenny Henry vows to lead campaign for greater diversity on British television

Lenny Henry has announced his plans to lead the public in a mass protest of Parliament at the lack of diversity in British television amid wider calls for a general boycott of the BBC licence fee.

Fiona Bruce earns an estimated £500,000 a year

BBC Trust to conduct fresh review into how much it pays biggest stars

The pay of high-earning BBC stars such as Graham Norton and Gary Lineker is to come under fresh scrutiny in a review by the BBC Trust which will look at how the costs compare to commercial rivals.

Jeremy Kyle show left teenager 'distressed and humiliated' during rant, says Ofcom

Regulator slams ITV for treatment of 17-year-old girl accused of being a 'crackhead' and a 'silly anorexic slapper' in front of a studio audience

Tom Daley stars in Tom Daley Goes Global

Sport on TV: The cracks start to show as travelogue sinks to new depths

Tom Daley's image is so squeaky clean that he really doesn't need to keep jumping into pools of water. Even now that his voice isn't squeaky and he has revealed that he's gay and has a Hollywood director as a partner, he has seemingly retained all the wide-eyed innocence of a child.

Nigel Farage appeared on Have I Got News For You.

Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You: Ukip leader ridiculed over expenses and party 'fruitcakes'

Ian Hislop and panel send up politician on comedy show

The Director General promised action after he was advised that 15 out of the 18 publicity images in the lobby of the BBC’s £1 billion New Broadcasting House headquarters featured men

BBC chief Lord Hall promises to do more to celebrate women

Director General promises action after he was advised that 15 out of the 18 publicity images in the lobby of the BBC’s £1bn headquarters featured men

Beeb announces Kim Shillinglaw as new controller of BBC 2

The BBC has confirmed that Kim Shillinglaw, its head of science and natural history commissioning, is to be the new controller of BBC2.

The BBC asked an interviewee to redo an answer to avoid mentioning damaged nipples - the main symptom for diagnosing tongue-tie in breastfeeding babies

'Victorian' BBC slammed for editing out nipples in coverage of breastfeeding health issue

Interviewee asked to redo 'graphic' answer on BBC Breakfast

Doreen Lawrence, murdered teenager Stephen's mother

More pressure on Scotland Yard as Theresa May celebrates Doreen Lawrence 'game changer of the year'

The Home Secretary Theresa May has put new pressure on the top brass at Scotland Yard by paying a glowing tribute to the “strength” and “persistence” of Baroness Lawrence, the campaigning mother of murdered student Stephen and an outspoken critic of the Metropolitan Police.

Richard Desmond bought Channel 5 for £103.5m

Channel 5: From Richard Desmond to Discovery, the race for the channel hots up

American channel’s owner covets Desmond’s station as a vehicle for English football

People will now be able to listen to Radio 1 on BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer catch-up to be extended to 30 days

The longer service is expected to launch this summer

The podcast format's future remains in doubt

Podcasts 10 years on: The often eccentric medium has attracted devoted listeners - and created media stars

A raft of stars, including Hollywood's Alec Baldwin and Joan Rivers, have adopted the medium, as well as universities, police and museum tours

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey has successfully translated his warmth from the stage to the radio studio

Amateurs take over broadcasting as Guy Garvey and Nick Clegg lead nominations for Radio Academy Awards

Once pop stars just wanted their records played on radio. But now the UK radio industry’s biggest awards ceremony has recognised a number of music stars forging a new career as broadcasters.

Lobbyist Lord Lawson is a vociferous climate change sceptic

MPs accuse BBC of creating 'false balance' on climate change with unqualified sceptics

The BBC has been accused of misleading the public about climate change, creating a “false balance” by allowing unqualified climate sceptics too much air time and giving opinion the same weight as fact.

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A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting
Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

In the final part of our series, Chris Green arrives in Glasgow - a host city struggling to keep the politics out of its celebration of sport
Out in the cold: A writer spends a night on the streets and hears the stories of the homeless

A writer spends a night on the streets

Rough sleepers - the homeless, the destitute and the drunk - exist in every city. Will Nicoll meets those whose luck has run out
Striking new stations, high-speed links and (whisper it) better services - the UK's railways are entering a new golden age

UK's railways are entering a new golden age

New stations are opening across the country and our railways appear to be entering an era not seen in Britain since the early 1950s
Conchita Wurst becomes a 'bride' on the Paris catwalk - and proves there is life after Eurovision

Conchita becomes a 'bride' on Paris catwalk

Alexander Fury salutes the Eurovision Song Contest winner's latest triumph
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Pétanque 'world cup' hit by death threats

This year's most acrimonious sporting event took place in France, not Brazil. How did pétanque get so passionate?
Whelks are healthy, versatile and sustainable - so why did we stop eating them in the UK?

Why did we stop eating whelks?

Whelks were the Victorian equivalent of the donor kebab and our stocks are abundant. So why do we now export them all to the Far East?
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In the shade: 10 best women's sunglasses

From luxury bespoke eyewear to fun festival sunnies, we round up the shades to be seen in this summer
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World Cup final: Messi? Mascherano is key for Argentina...

No 10 is always centre of attention but Barça team-mate is just as crucial to finalists’ hopes
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer knows she needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

18-year-old says this month’s Commonwealth Games are a key staging post in her career before time slips away
The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory, says Robert Fisk
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

The German people demand an end to the fighting
New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
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Can scientists save our sea life?

By the end of the century, the only living things left in our oceans could be plankton and jellyfish. Alex Renton meets the scientists who are trying to turn the tide
Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

Richard III review

Martin Freeman’s psychotic monarch is big on mockery but wanting in malice