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Radiator salesman Phil Neville receives thousands of abusive tweets over namesake’s ‘monotone’ England World Cup commentary

The 60-year-old Arsenal fan found his phone ‘wouldn’t stop buzzing’ after the match on Saturday

The former England footballer ventured into the Amazon jungle for his programme, 'David Beckham into the Unknown'

Sport on TV: Life's a beach for the pundits even if it isn't for the locals

When he ventured into the Amazon jungle in David Beckham into the Unknown (BBC1, Monday), the former pride and joy of England's three lions looked a lot like Dennis Hopper's deranged groupie in Apocalypse Now with his tattoos and bristly chin and bandana. Sadly he would never be mistaken for Marlon Brando's Colonel Kurtz as he revealed that Victoria wouldn't let him back in the house before he had showered. But then Kurtz probably never had a woman like Posh Spice behind him, unless that was why he disappeared in the first place.

The BBC was impervious to the launch of Sky News. Now they have to take notice

A new weekday evening show will take on C4 News and Newsnight

Dan Howell, who has 2.4m subscribers to his Dan is Not on Fire YouTube channel, will be hosting in BBC Radio 1 with Phil Lester

BBC and Channel 4 battle to keep younger viewers

The BBC and Channel 4 are facing a battle to retain young viewers in the face of the relentless growth of Google’s YouTube platform.

BBC under fire for lack of staff diversity

The former chief executive of the Royal Television Society has attacked the BBC for ignoring talented young black and minority ethnic staff adding to growing unease over the lack of diversity in the broadcasting sector.

Roy Keane has been a pundit with ITV since 2011

ITV left in the lurch as Roy Keane quits World Cup coverage team

Roy Keane left ITV’s sports department hobbling towards Brazil after the star pundit quit the broadcaster on the eve of the World Cup.

An artist’s impression of the Mars One colony on the Red Planet where 20 people are expected to live. About 200,000 people applied for the planned one-way trip to Mars in 2025

Big Brother creators to turn the first Mars colony into global reality TV event

The amateur astronauts competing for a one-way ticket to Mars must demonstrate the supreme physical and psychological skills which will enable them to survive in one of the universe’s most inhospitable landscapes.

David Beckham Into the Unknown: Motorcycling documentary film is a cash cow for the BBC

According to the Warwick Business School, Brand Beckham is the British icon most recognised by Chinese consumers after the Royal Family.

Barton was so reviled two years ago after fighting his way off the pitch against Manchester City that he had to leave the country because no employer would touch him

Sport on TV: A questionable invitation leads to ugly confrontation

Inviting Joey Barton on Question Time (BBC1, Thursday) might seem like an act of madness. After all, he can start an argument in an empty room – and anyway, who cares what footballers think? It’s probably best not to know. And yet he was introduced by David Dimbleby as “the man described as football’s philosophy king”, whose pronouncements on Twitter are deemed in some quarters as important as Pascal’s Pensées or the existentialism of an Algiers University goalkeeper called Albert Camus.

Coyle: Her two “priorities”are to improve the diversity of the BBC and to increase the number of “new and surprising” programmes

Diane Coyle interview: ‘The BBC must kick off its comfy old slippers’

The acting head of the BBC Trust, talks to Ian Burrell about instant changes, holding the fort, and going for the top job

BBC swamped with complaints of Ukip bias

The BBC has been deluged with complaints that its coverage of the elections was biased in favour of Ukip.

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BBC Question Time's finest, most memorable and shocking moments

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Life after Splash! Get ready to Tumble as BBC launches celebrity gymnastics series

After Splash!, get ready to Tumble. A celebrity gymnastics challenge, judged by former Olympic champion Nadia Comaneci, will be BBC1’s latest attempt at securing a Saturday night entertainment hit.

Michael Barrymore to discuss drug addiction, demise and the death of Stuart Lubbock on The Jeremy Kyle Show

The former TV personality has signed up to allow chat show Rottweiler Jeremy Kyle to chew through the murky details of his past

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