A stray glance at last night's BBC4 schedules might have tricked people into thinking that Britain's Oldest Family Businesses were being given the Horrible Histories treatment. Alas, this is actually part of a three-part strand called Hidden Histories, which is similar in that it is about history, but different in that it is a very on-the-straight-and-narrow documentary for BBC4 rather than a daft romp through the past with Steve Punt and pals.
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Sunday 05 January 2014
Britain's power distribution chiefs are fuming about the damage to their industry's reputation by the company blamed for blackouts in the South-east over Christmas.
Sunday 24 November 2013
The process of making bronze bells hasn’t altered much in 1,000 years at the Pontifical Marinelli Foundry. What’s changing is where they chime, as Italy’s oldest family business looks abroad to avoid the economy at home.
Saturday 23 November 2013
Friday 02 August 2013
The rupee rules at the wicket today. But can the old game survive in a new economic era?
Friday 17 May 2013
The Booker Prize-winner The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro's most famous novel, but An Artist of the Floating World is his one book that I re-read at least once a year.
Thursday 04 April 2013
Keith Allen and Denise Welch head a clan akin to criminal (and drug-dealing) von Trapp family
Thursday 21 February 2013
Forget the cheap stuff at the back of the supermarket fridge, properly made scrumpy is the drink of the gods.
Monday 11 February 2013
The enigmatic Italian fashion label has launched its first fragrance, and it's worth sniffing out, says Naomi Attwood
Wednesday 30 January 2013
Mothercare's Australian business has collapsed into administration after it failed to find a buyer for the baby products retailer.
Thursday 27 December 2012
Friday 02 November 2012
Wednesday 17 October 2012
The Government hailed new figures showing a record number of people in work as a “real landmark”, as unemployment and jobless benefit claimants fell.
Thursday 23 August 2012
Labour calls on parties to act together on eve of MacTaggart Lecture by Elisabeth Murdoch
Thursday 19 July 2012
Celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall have urged the public to boycott some supermarkets over cuts to the price of milk.
Friday 18 May 2012
Crispian Mills, the lead singer of Kula Shaker, can thank a bit of Harry Potter magic for getting him into films, which has culminated in his directing a "semi-comedy" starring Simon Pegg.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let's see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 2 Gingers face extinction due to climate change, scientists warn