Ed Miliband told Kirsty Young his relationship with brother David was 'healing'

Desert Island Discs: A chance for public to see into political leaders souls

Forget policy proposals, it is the choices made by political leaders on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs that really give the public a chance to see into both their souls and their desire to be seen as accessible.

Chris Tarrant has claimed the recession was to blame for ITV's decision to axe Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

50/50, has the recession: (A) dulled our wits, or (D) led to spurious claims?

From less sex and a spike in suicides, to either more crime or less depending on who you believe, the dreaded R-word has been used by academics to explain away dozens of society's ills.

Tuning out: Analogue radio to disappear by 2018

Commercial stations and the BBC expected to confirm the switchover to digital services, 40 years after Britain’s first independent station opened

In or out of a squirrel suit, Dom Joly is never afraid to be bold

Pre-publicity for Joly's new show reveals a man who will always speak his mind

Holly Willoughby would like to bring back the golden age of children's TV

Holly Willoughby bemoans loss of live children's television like Going Live! and CD: UK

TV star Holly Willoughby has bemoaned the loss of live Saturday-morning children's TV.

Sebastian Coe was given a warm reception by the Labour crowd as athletes, torch bearers and volunteer Games Makers took centre stage

Lord Sebastian Coe to appear on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Olympic boss Lord Coe is to be a contestant on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? - teaming up with former middle distance running rival Steve Cram.

I'm A Celebrity stars Helen Flanagan and Rosemary Shrager to compete on festive Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

I'm a Celebrity star Helen Flanagan is to team up with her fellow jungle campmate Rosemary Shrager in a live festive edition of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

David Hasselhoff is, surreally, the subject of an Early Day Motion, tabled on Tuesday by David Morris, MP

The Hoff to appear in Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? pantomime special

Baywatch star David Hasselhoff will dress up as Captain Hook from Peter Pan

Anneka Rice in 'Treasure Hunt'

Next challenge? Bring back Treasure Hunt

TV presenter Anneka Rice is calling for the return of her Eighties gameshow favourite Treasure Hunt to our screens. But she's not suggesting getting back into the jumpsuit, rather getting a new host for the clue-solving show (it briefly reappeared in 2002, too).

Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley after the final Daybreakshow. Despite a huge budget the programme failed to beat its BBC rival

Last Morning: Daybreak with Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley, ITV1, 6am

Wake up and smell the coffee ... it's all over

Dave Berry to take over from Johnny Vaughan as host of Capital FM breakfast

Dave Berry is to take over from Johnny Vaughan as host of the Capital FM breakfast show in London.

Prescott offers little cheer about Hooray, but Simcock dreams on

With the first Classic races of the year just over a month away, honesty was the policy on the Newmarket gallops yesterday as two of the town's trainers issued warnings over the participation of high-profile Qipco Guineas candidates. For David Simcock, dry underfoot conditions are a concern for the colt Dream Ahead; for Sir Mark Prescott, the very well-being of the filly Hooray is proving vexatious.

Chris Tarrant fined for double speeding offence

Chris Tarrant was given six points on his licence and fined £525 today after he was caught speeding twice in 21 minutes on the same stretch of road.

Why can't we have arthouse films on TV?

The uninspiring choice of movies on television leaves Ben Walsh yearning for the indie treats of the Eighties

Millionaire cheat loses toes in accident

An ex-Army major caught cheating his way to £1 million on a TV game show has sliced off three toes in a freak gardening accident.

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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

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Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

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Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

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Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

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Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
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Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

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