Broadcaster criticised for prime slot in which he refused to condemn murder Lee Rigby
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Thursday 15 August 2013
Plus, why John Cleese still has some growing up to do
Monday 12 August 2013
Technology firm Sony has pulled out of the annual radio awards after more than three decades sponsoring the event.
Wednesday 07 August 2013
There is an excellent satire to be written about the trials of the BBC over the last 12 months. Making News is not it. A new comedy from Robert Khan, a Labour councillor for Islington, and director Tom Salinsky, who last lampooned the government in Coalition, it focusses on the BBC's tendency to become the story, rather than report it.
Rajar figures: Radio 4 audience at an all-time high, boost for Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw but Radio 3 ratings fall
Thursday 01 August 2013
BBC Radio 4 has achieved a record audience, buoyed by the success of the Today programme, but Radio 3 has suffered a drop in ratings.
Tuesday 30 July 2013
A BBC documentary on the welfare state presented by John Humphrys breached guidelines on impartiality and accuracy, the BBC Trust's editorial standards committee has ruled.
Tuesday 09 July 2013
The titan of University Challenge reckons it’s time the BBC stopped treating audiences like idiots
Thursday 04 July 2013
Here is the full text of his resignation letter, published on Mr Watson's website
Friday 28 June 2013
Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger has admitted he finds his music career "intellectually undemanding" and said his original idea of becoming a teacher might have been a "gratifying" alternative.
Monday 24 June 2013
The gardener has reignited the ageism on TV debate by remarking that women 'don't complain in the early days when they are disporting themselves on sports cars'
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, spoke today of the challenges shared by Scotland Yard and the news media in serving the needs of London's increasingly diverse population.
Tuesday 21 May 2013
A question thrown up while MPs were arguing over gay marriage is whether fundamentalist Christian teachers should have a legal right to propagate creationism in the classroom. This cropped up while opponents of gay marriage were fighting a rearguard action to ensure that any religious group or individual with a religious objection to gay marriage was protected from anti-discrimination law.
Further Space Oddity: Jeremy Paxman grills British astronaut Major Tim Peake in weirdly aggressive Newsnight interview
Tuesday 21 May 2013
'But what’s the point?' Paxman asks Peake. 'You’re just drifting around, aren’t you?'
Monday 13 May 2013
Chris Evans will take on the Today programme and Christian O'Connell for best breakfast show at the Sony Awards.
'I won't take a pay-off': New BBC Director-General Tony Hall says he won't accept massive redundancy payment if he fails
Wednesday 03 April 2013
Tony Hall, the new BBC Director-General, has pledged to end a culture of excessive redundancy payments for executives and promised that he will not accept a pay-off if he fails in the post.
Tuesday 02 April 2013
Broadcaster Eddie Mair has dismissed reports that he could be in line for Jeremy Paxman's Newsnight job following his gruelling inquisition of Boris Johnson.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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