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Thursday 25 October 2012
The television critic Philip Purser commented on the arrival of breakfast television in Britain in 1983 that it was "rather like Milton Keynes. No one really wanted it but now it's there it's quite handy." Although the BBC's Breakfast Time programme was an instant success, and made a novelty into a habit within a few weeks, commercial television's first attempt, TV-am's Good Morning Britain, had a turbulent 10-year run of strikes, financial problems and oscillating ratings. But despite chaos behind the scenes, presenter Mike Morris remained genial, unflappable, and, that rare trait in presenters, sincere.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Friday 27 January 2012
BBC director general Mark Thompson is to step down from his post after the Olympics this year, it was reported last night.
Thursday 04 August 2011
René Girard knew better than most what made Christianity Christian. Primitive societies, he argued, are overcome by "mimetic desire". Rivals within any group are driven by a fierce competitive instinct to do the other down, and own what he owns. The solution is to identify a potential victim, the vanquishing of whom temporarily restores peace and civility. In Roger Scruton's unbeatable analysis, "scapegoating is society's way of recreating 'difference' and so restoring itself. By uniting against the scapegoat, people are released from their rivalries and reconciled."
Sunday 31 July 2011
Wednesday 29 June 2011
The former second-in-command at the BBC got a redundancy payment of around £950,000 when he left the corporation last month, according to reports.
Saturday 14 May 2011
"Nothing to add to evidence to inquiry. Dossier not case for war." (Alastair Campbell, Twitter, May 12 2011.) "Alastair Campbell said to the Inquiry that the purpose of the Dossier was "not to make a case for war". I had no doubt at the time that this was exactly its purpose...." (Major-General Michael Laurie's letter 0f 27.1.10 to the Chilcot enquiry, released on Thursday, 15 months later.)
Saturday 07 May 2011
He must be having a tough time?
Yes, the theft of personal data from 100 million users of Sony's PlayStation Network online gaming platform has been embarrassing and costly. Sony shares plunged yesterday, while Sir Howard made a public apology to those affected. Some think the affair may cost him his job.
Monday 11 April 2011
Tuesday 05 April 2011
A switch from the current first-past-the-post system to the alternative vote (AV) would give more power to the average voter, according to an independent study published today.
Sunday 03 April 2011
Tuesday 22 February 2011
Tuesday 15 February 2011
Campaigners against reforming Britain's voting system today refused to publish details of the multi-millionaire donors who are bankrolling them.
Tuesday 30 November 2010
The British Film Institute (BFI) is to become the new champion for British film, inheriting the funding responsibilities of the UK Film Council and ending a period of uncertainty for the industry.
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