When a poll suggested that a new ship be called 'Boaty McBoatface', it was just the latest strike in the risky business of 'ask the public' PR.
'To have had two Irishmen presenting on BBC2 would have looked ridiculous'
Because we all need more Snoop in our lives
Sir David was, of course, brilliant – enthusiastic, informative, charming – and he couldn’t keep his hands off the artefacts
Sian Lewis uncovers the highlights, both under and above the water
The BBC documentary was narrated by Kate Winslet and followed the early stages of an Emperor penguin's life
'The BBC is an extraordinary organisation and it's got enough problems trying to keep up with changing social demands let alone what the politicians want to do with it'
Fiona Sturges celebrates the endlessly creative Icelandic artist, 50 today
It's a theory that hasn't been proposed by politicians yet
Who wants to inherit a world where elephants only live domestically
Who wants to inherit a world where elephants only live domestically, because they threaten crops, or because their land can be used for palm oil or logging?
Elephants are more like humans than you may realise...
The Smiths frontman appears to have patched up relations with his publishers, Penguin, following a reported last-minute disagreement
Sir David warns: 'If you get a lewd message, it's not from me'
The shows were voted for by Radio Times readers who were asked to choose their ultimate TV schedule
Eminent scientist is sacked as Tony Abbott fulfils election pledge to streamline bureaucracy