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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

Homophobic? Moi? Chris Moyles censured by Ofcom for mocking Will Young's sexuality

Chris Moyles is famed not so much for failing the "cornflakes test" – the media benchmark by which bad-taste stories and remarks are tested for offence – as for spitting out the milk and smashing the breakfast bowl against the studio wall.

Last Night's Television - Keep taking the mic

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, BBC2; <br /> Grow Your Own Drugs, BBC2; <br />In Search of Wabi Sabi, BBC4

Who says you can't do jokes about religion on the BBC?

Stewart Lee's new show takes a pop at some sacred cows &ndash; and Russell Brand. Rob Sharp reports

For the record: 09/03/2009

"We still believe there will be a recovery of sorts in 2010" – the previously bullish WPP sounding less confident as it revised growth predictions on Friday

Nationalised banks and BBC must reveal top salaries

Watchdog's ruling means salaries of high-profile BBC presenters must be disclosed

Radio surges in popularity thanks to digital

Radio audiences increased by more than 400,000 in the last quarter of 2008, to a high of 45.5 million listeners a week.

Wogan reigns as king of breakfast radio

Chris Moyles's listening figures have gone up - despite him causing controversy over near-the-knuckle remarks he has made on his radio show.

Radio in 2008: Hello Bob, adieu Humph, good riddance George

This column's smash of 2007 was Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour. I'm afraid it's déjà vu all over again, to coin a phrase. The music, mostly drawn from the mid-century hinterland of American popular music, may be an acquired taste, but it's presented by the wisest man on radio. It's not too big a leap to imagine that, for many, Dylan's legacy will not be restricted to his own music.

Moyles apologises for Polish prostitute gag

Chris Moyles has apologised for seeming to suggest on his Radio 1 show that Polish people make good prostitutes.

Preview Doug Walker, The Roadhouse, Manchester

Chris Moyles made me a radio star

Editor-At-Large: Women have brains as well as babies, and they're going to waste

There is little more job equality than 30 years ago, and the number of female executives is declining. What went wrong?

Day In The Life: David Steele, managing director of Embryonic Music

We aim to nurture and develop new talent

My Life In Media: Charles Wace

Charles Wace, 46, is the chairman of Pact, which represents Britain's independent television production companies. He is also the chief executive of Twofour Group, the production and communications company, which makes programmes for all the major broadcasters, including Sky's peak time Noel Edmonds-hosted quiz Are You Smarter Than a 10 year old? Wace grew up in the West Indies and now lives on a farm in the West Country fishing village of Newton Ferrers with his wife Sally Mountjoy, a BBC health correspondent, their three children, a Labrador and a herd of alpacas.

Terence Blacker: The BBC has one law for the rich, one for the poor

The salaries of staff can be broadcast to the nation but 'talent costs' mustremain secret
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