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Radio 1 is 'missing target age group'

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Promoter slams BBC's free festivals

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Armando Iannucci was appointed OBE

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Lord Bragg of Wigton

An article was published in the Independent on Sunday New Review on 20 May 2012 in which reference was made to the research for his regular Radio 4 series, In Our Time. Lord Bragg and the BBC have both pointed out that the series is entirely researched by one researcher, the producer and Lord Bragg himself. A box accompanying the main article was inaccurate in stating that Lord Bragg had bought the rights to South Bank Show . We are happy to clarify the position on these two points.

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Cosy relationship with Murdochs denied in polished performance

Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker's impersonation of Arsene Wenger was not offensive, says Ofcom

Watchdog Ofcom has dismissed complaints that TV host Gary Lineker's behaviour was racially offensive when he impersonated Arsene Wenger on Match Of The Day.

Simon Day, ex of 'The Fast Show', makes his audiences laugh - and shudder

The Simon Day Show, Radio 4, Thursday
A Straight Question, Radio 4, Wednesday
Saturday Classics, Radio 3, Saturday

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Bercow hits out at 'snobs and delinquents'

The Speaker of the House of Commons rounds on his 'wrong and not terribly happy' critics within his own party

Doreen Lawrence tells of reaction to guilty verdict

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Russell Brand and Dalai Lama to share stage

Comedian Russell Brand is to share a stage with Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

BBC 'will review Jubilee coverage'

The BBC said it will take on board criticism of its Diamond Jubilee coverage to see how its programming could have been improved.

Archers' new East End boss reassures fanbase

The Archers will not become more like EastEnders, the acting editor of the world's oldest soap opera has promised, after backtracking on comments which provoked listener concerns.

Acting editor of The Archers moves to reassure fans after fears it will become more like Eastenders

The Archers will not become more like EastEnders, the acting editor of the world’s oldest soap opera has promised, after backtracking on comments which provoked concern from listeners.

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