But can it beat EastEnders and Coronation Street in the ratings?
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Thursday 12 September 2013
Nine men accused of sex attacks over six months on a 14-year-old girl walked free from the Old Bailey today.
Sunday 18 August 2013
Listeners to the Manchester station hit back, accusing it of promoting bullying
Reality TV show TOWIE slammed by domestic abuse charity after Sam Faiers admits to pushing and slapping Joey Essex
Monday 10 June 2013
'Everyone slaps their boyfriend once, when they deserve it,' she said
Friday 07 June 2013
Mancunian bias, dodgy theories – but this groaning table of northern relish has flavour to spare
Tuesday 27 November 2012
After tears, fears, bush tucker trials, fake tan and hugs, the Coronation Street star is out of there
Thursday 07 June 2012
There are occasions when only Gary Barlow, Grace Jones and a hula hoop will do. Fortunately, those occasions only come round every 60 years, so it's important to have something else to listen to in the meantime. And while BBC Radio 2 lined up a seamless flotilla of Jubilee programmes – Sixty Amazing Years segueing into We Are Sixty and then a 60 years-themed Sunday Half-Hour with music from the choir of the Queen's Chapel of the Savoy on Sunday alone, there were odd pockets of airtime that offered a more leftfield perspective on the damp pyrotechnics of the long weekend, if not ever managing to ignore them entirely.
Howard Jacobson: Men – once you run out of fingers to count your sexual conquests, it's time to stop
Friday 04 May 2012
What happens in the dark is not for gossiping or bragging about in the light
Saturday 28 April 2012
The soap world's "Oscars" take place tonight, as Coronation Street, EastEnders, Hollyoaks, Emmerdale and Doctors battle it out for gongs.
Wednesday 11 April 2012
Actor Sir Derek Jacobi has joined the list of illustrious names to have appeared in ITV’s long-running soap opera, Coronation Street.
Thursday 05 April 2012
The horrific details of how Daniel Bartlam murdered his mother with a claw hammer must have been music to the ears of the anti-video-games lobby. It seemed that the teenager's homicidal onslaught can be held up as proof – at last! – that the depiction of violence leads to acts of violence.
Wednesday 01 February 2012
I was amused to see a credit for an Etiquette Consultant in the programme for the National Theatre's new She Stoops to Conquer.
Tuesday 27 December 2011
EastEnders won its head-to-head battle with Downton Abbey as BBC1 kept with tradition by coming out on top in the Christmas Day ratings.
Saturday 26 March 2011
Friday 17 December 2010
They will be digging up and transporting the cobbles when Britain's longest-running soap opera, Coronation Street, moves to a new home in 2012. The Street, which has had a special place in the national culture since the cameras first panned across Weatherfield's rooftops half a century ago, is moving to the glittering, glass new media complex.
Thursday 09 December 2010
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
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- 5 Hip hop is both racial and political, and for Iggy Azalea to suggest otherwise is insulting