Since the Second World War, when the BBC provided news and comfort for a nation in great peril, it has played a central role in British life and culture. That is why any proposals for radical change at the Corporation, or any sign that its standards might be slipping, deeply disturb its loyal admirers.
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Sunday 08 April 2012
The scientific body whose groundbreaking discoveries include the hole in the ozone layer is facing massive cuts as the Government's austerity measures reach new frontiers
Wednesday 29 February 2012
The controversial ITV1 drama Appropriate Adult, about Fred West, has received three nominations at this year's Royal Television Society awards, including a Best Actor nod for Dominic West for his role as the notorious serial killer.
Friday 06 January 2012
"Seeing genitals in your sleep is a bad omen," Bella informs Marina. Seeing Attenberg, any time, is a nightmare for lovers of plot or drama.
Saturday 24 December 2011
Christmas Island is a naturalist's dream, finds Kathy Marks (but a kabourophobe's nightmare)
Tuesday 13 December 2011
Newspapers are giving wildlife series Frozen Planet a hard time in revenge for the BBC's coverage of the Leveson Inquiry, director general Mark Thompson suggested today.
Tuesday 13 December 2011
BBC director general Mark Thompson defended Jeremy Clarkson today but admitted the Top Gear host was a "polarising figure" for viewers.
Monday 12 December 2011
The BBC has denied misleading viewers over footage shown on the Frozen Planet series of a polar bear tending her newborn cubs.
Sunday 11 December 2011
Could the British still summon the stoicism of Captain Scott, asks Harry Mount
Thursday 10 November 2011
The McFly guitarist - who is entering the ITV1 show alongside the likes of Mark Wright, Freddie Starr and Antony Cotton on Sunday - has received tips on how to cope with the gruesome challenges presented on the series from his close pal, who was crowned King of the Jungle in 2006.
Sunday 04 September 2011
Friday 02 September 2011
Wednesday 20 July 2011
The BBC's attempt to produce balanced coverage of science is giving "free publicity to marginal opinions", according to a prominent scientist.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
Badgers will be shot in a bid to limit the spread of TB in cattle, the Government is expected to announce today.
Thursday 14 July 2011
Wednesday 06 July 2011
It was one of the most gruesome murder puzzles in British history that stumped detectives for over 130 years.
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991 with most Brits wanting to stay in'
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- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 Video: Boxer Vido Loncar brutally assaults referee following defeat