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Civil servants spent £18,804 on calling time service in 2012 - and £6,000 this year, despite bosses attempting to impose ban

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The Grimmy effect: Nick Grimshaw grows Radio 1 audience by 100,000 listeners

He might still be almost four million listeners behind Radio 2 rival Chris Evans, but DJ Nick Grimshaw has proven he can bring listeners to Radio 1 by growing his audience by 100,000.

Breakfast Show’s Nick Grimshaw

Grimmy statistics: Radio 1 chief Ben Cooper defends strategy after breakfast show drops 1m listeners

Radio 1 chief Ben Cooper has defended the station's music strategy after its breakfast show lost almost one million listeners.

Breakfast Show’s Nick Grimshaw

Nick Grimshaw and Rizzle Kicks lined up for pair of new Channel 4 music shows

DJ Nick Grimshaw and chart stars Rizzle Kicks have been lined up to host a pair of new music shows for Channel 4.

Tim Minchin:'‘I don’t like that the put an auto-tune on my voice. It really pissed me off'

Tim Minchin speaks of 'humiliation' after voice is enhanced on Jesus Christ Superstar DVD

The comic who plays Judas Iscariot says auto-tuning his voice is 'f***ing rude' and 'insulting'

Internationally renowned reggae selecta, David Rodigan

BBC unveils 61-year-old DJ as its latest voice of urban music

Radio 1Xtra, the BBC urban music station charged with attracting young listeners, has named a 61-year-old trained actor as its latest DJ signing.

Radio newcomer Alice Levine to take the reins of John Peel late night Radio 1 slot

A celebrity entertainment presenter with no radio experience has been chosen to co-present a new show in Radio 1’s late night "specialist music" slot made famous by John Peel.

BBC's freelance stars' estimated earnings

The Deloitte review found the BBC pays £150,000 or more a year to 124 stars using public service companies.

Superstar victor Ben Forster gives sneak preview of Jesus Christ Superstar role

TV's Superstar victor looks to be having a riot as he is seen in his winning role for the first time - facing baton-wielding police.

Elisa Bray: Loudmouth chat trumps music, it seems

Like many music lovers, I haven't listened to Radio 1 since John Peel died in 2004. His 10pm to midnight slot was essential listening, and how, as an impressionable teenager, I discovered all the (then) underground indie and post-rock bands that still remain among my favourites to this day.

Ian Burrell: New face for radio is off to hang out with the dancing dads

The mission of every major television controller is to find programmes – such as "Doctor Who", "The X Factor" and "Strictly Come Dancing" – which cross generations and bring families together in a shared living room experience.

Ian Burrell: New face for radio is off to hang out with the dancing dads

The mission of every major television controller is to find programmes – such as "Doctor Who", "The X Factor" and "Strictly Come Dancing" – which cross generations and bring families together in a shared living room experience.

Take me to your leader: American voters were asked which American presidential candidate they thought would be better able to handle an alien onslaught. Sixty-four percent of them thought current President Obama (right) would be able to handle the likes of the alien ambassador in Mars Attacks!

Hollywood: Aliens vs Presidents

US voters reckon that when it comes to protecting their country from UFOs and martians, Obama is their man. But how does he compare to his on-screen counterparts?

Radio 1 is 'missing target age group'

Radio 1 has still not delivered on its aim to attract younger listeners, the BBC Trust has said.

Dawn French and Jason Donovan search for the new Jesus Christ Superstar

Dawn French and Jason Donovan have been signed up as judges for Andrew Lloyd Webber's search for the lead in his musical Jesus Christ Superstar.

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