Jeremy Paxman announced what he thought the internet was really for during a segment on Wednesday night’s show
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Friday 04 October 2013
Watch the videos below to take in one of the tracks from this week's Playlist.
Friday 16 August 2013
Father David Smith leads mourners in celebration of his daughter's life, as the question-and-answer website says it will delay publishing findings of policy review as a mark of respect
Friday 10 May 2013
'Brian Wilson has the most melodic bass lines ever'
Thursday 28 February 2013
Violent criminal reoffended after 10-year sentence for his part in a robbery that shook the world in 1963
Wednesday 30 January 2013
Aimee Mann may have risen to prominence thanks to her music’s key role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1999 masterpiece Magnolia, but the darkness of some of that film perhaps added an extra layer of melancholy to the work of an artist whose catalogue is usually a few shades lighter.
Saturday 12 January 2013
‘There’s a fair chance that this line-up would be a train wreck’
Friday 10 August 2012
Gold medallists can come from all sorts of backgrounds, but rarely has there been as unlikely a winner as Charlotte Dujardin, who became Britain's first individual dressage Olympic champion amid joyous scenes at Greenwich Park yesterday.
Thursday 19 July 2012
If you ask me...
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Having made her name following a Sandy Denny tribute concert in 2008, Mary Epworth spent four years revitalising the kind of psychedelic pop singer the late 60s created so well. The resulting feral stomp of ‘Black Doe’ was play-listed at 6 Music and Radio 2 and introduced a fiery raw talent.
Sunday 20 May 2012
A rare sports car has fetched over £1.2 million at auction.
Sunday 06 May 2012
The press notes describe this baroque, Scandi girl band as purveyors of "fairground burlesque" and, accordingly, this first UK release is an aural Waltzer, exhilarating and nauseous.
Tuesday 28 February 2012
Two things that we've never met anyone who dislikes – The Muppets and the Flight of the Conchords. As such, it was almost inevitable that Conchord Bret McKenzie's writing of songs for the recent Muppets movie was guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of most right-thinking fans of puppets and well-pitched parody songs.
Thursday 23 February 2012
Tuesday's awards ceremony was anodyne and uncomfortable. Andy Gill offers his 20-point plan to inject a bit of danger back into the show
Sunday 12 February 2012
Still based in the North-east of England, brothers David and Peter Brewis are on album number four now while still denying that Field Music is a band at all.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27