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BBC journalists strike delayed

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Tom Baldwin

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England angry at India and ICC over changes to review system

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Correction

In an item in "The Week in Arts" published on 25 June 2011 we incorrectly stated that the critic Ruth Leon had written a review for her husband Sheridan Morley of a play which she had not seen. We are told, and accept, that while she did indeed file the review mentioned for her husband, he had written it and had seen the play. Ruth Leon assures us that she has never reviewed any production she has not seen. We are happy to set the record straight.

Audiobooks for summer: The sound of Little Hands Clapping

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BBC journalist freed from prison in Tajikistan

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Journalists strike over BBC cuts

BBC television and radio face disruption today as members of the National Union of Journalists walk out in a 24-hour strike.

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