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Tuesday 24 September 2013
The shows were voted for by Radio Times readers who were asked to choose their ultimate TV schedule
Thursday 19 September 2013
Eminent scientist is sacked as Tony Abbott fulfils election pledge to streamline bureaucracy
Wednesday 18 September 2013
Veteran broadcaster has called for a debate on population control
Wednesday 11 September 2013
This week the TV naturalist sounded a population warning, announcing "Things are going to get worse" if we have large families
BBC severance row: Corporation's 'big beasts' Lord Patten and Mark Thompson gear up for battle that only one can win
Friday 06 September 2013
Current BBC chairman and former Director-General will provide theatre in front of Public Accounts Committee
Friday 30 August 2013
'Sometimes I really hunker down in my old records'
Friday 26 July 2013
When Björk Met Attenborough: The Icelandic punk, the national treasure and a display of rather remarkable human behaviour
Friday 26 July 2013
Ahead of the airing of a documentary made with the acclaimed naturalist, the eccentric musician tells Sarah Morrison how the pair found common ground in each other's fields
Monday 22 July 2013
Presenter Jonathan Ross has signed a further deal with ITV to extend his chat show on the station until the end of next year.
Friday 14 June 2013
Broadcaster risks losing flagship programs following claims major backer will not renew multi-million pound deal
Monday 13 May 2013
Hadfield rocks a triumphant returns to Earth to the sound of a classic Bowie tune
Where there's Mucking, there's grass: For 50 years an old quarry was a giant rubbish dump. Now it's a thriving nature reserve
Sunday 12 May 2013
An Essex landfill site which once took 15 per cent of all London's rubbish has been ingeniously transformed into a nature reserve. The tip, full to a depth of 30 metres with the capital's garbage, was first covered with earth and then turned into grassland. Here, and in adjacent wetland and wooded areas, hundreds of rare species now thrive.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Fans of Sir David Attenborough are in for a tweet after the veteran broadcaster signed up to present a new series devoted to birdsong.
Friday 22 March 2013
Madness will kick-start a farewell to BBC Television Centre with an hour-long concert tonight to celebrate the building's 53-year history.
Wednesday 13 February 2013
Familiar faces will gather to say a fond farewell to BBC Television Centre for a two-hour TV special as the corporation leaves one of its most recognisable homes after more than half a century.
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
'Women, walk wherever you want' posters taken down in Stamford Hill following 'unacceptable' signs separating men and women
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
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- 3 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 4 The Simpsons death: Creator Al Jean would 'kill himself' before character like Homer or Lisa
- 5 British man raped while urinating in bushes at Oktoberfest beer festival in Germany