News Danny Dyer ‘proud’ he’s helped young gay men come out

The new star heaped praise upon the touching EastEnders storyline his character Mick Carter has been part of

Fry's English Delight, Radio 4

Frying tonight – the English language and all those who abuse it

Tom Sutcliffe: You've got it wrong, Mr Moore

When I worked for the BBC about 25 years ago it was a widespread belief that being fingered for not paying your licence fee was an offence that would lead to instant dismissal. I certainly recall a senior producer informing me that this was one bill I should never be late in paying – the consequences of forgetfulness being so serious.

BBC to suspend senior executives' bonuses

The BBC has suspended indefinitely bonuses for its top executives. Sir Michael Lyons, chairman of the BBC Trust, the corporation's governing body said: "We have already reached agreement that executive board bonus payments will be suspended until further notice and not re-introduced without the Trust's approval."

Jonathan Ross cleared over 'homophobic' comment

Jonathan Ross did not breach broadcasting rules when he suggested that parents should put their sons up for adoption if they wanted a Hannah Montana MP3 player, industry watchdog Ofcom found today.

Jonathan Ross bags broadcasting honour

Jonathan Ross is to be presented with a Music Industry Trusts' award, it was announced today.

The feral beast: Hencke finds new dirt to dig

Farewell then to David Hencke, The Guardian's veteran political correspondent. Hencke has worked for the Graun since 1976, but with a handsome redundancy cheque under his belt is off to write books and to dig his allotment.

An audience with the director general – you're kindly invited to take a pay cut

BBC's star presenters told to expect 25% to 40% salary reductions as Thompson seeks efficiency savings

Robin Scott-Elliot: King Eric and WG Grace united in genius... and beards

View From The Sofa: Empire of Cricket/Friday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC2/BBC1

Tom Mangold: None of your business what I'm paid

The argument for non-disclosure of BBC pay is not legal but moral

Come clean on what your stars are paid, BBC told

'Disgraceful' secrecy condemned by chairman of Public Accounts Committee

BBC bosses almost lost faith in 'disgusting' Monty Python

One of the BBC's most enduring comedy programmes, Monty Python's Flying Circus, almost met the same fate as the famous Norwegian blue parrot whose lifeless state was immortalised in a sketch featuring John Cleese and Michael Palin.

Ross show to be pre-recorded after 'homophobic' comments

Jonathan Ross's Saturday morning show on Radio 2 will no longer be broadcast live.

Jonathan Ross will no longer record live after gay jibe

Jonathan Ross's Radio 2 show will no longer be broadcast live.

Party Of The Week: Beam us up to Skylon

After the London premiere of J J Abrams' must-see movie 'Star Trek' on Monday was the glitzy party at Skylon. Guests including Jonathan Ross and Jeremy Clarkson sipped Enterprise and Star Fleet cocktails. Many of the Enterprise crew turned up – Zachary Quinto (Spock) and screen siren Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Eric Bana (Nero), John Cho (Hikaru Sulu) and Karl Urban (Dr Leonard 'Bones' McCoy). Located within the Royal Festival Hall, Skylon overlooks the River Thames, with floor-to- ceiling windows.

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