News Jimmy Saville pictured in 2006. He is thought to have abused hundreds of victims

Damning review will accuse Corporation of turning a blind eye to shamed entertainer's actions

Critics slam BBC's 'inane' Diamond Jubilee coverage

The comedian Stephen Fry led criticism of the BBC's Diamond Jubilee coverage today, branding it “mind-numbingly tedious”.

Time Warped, By Claudia Hammond

The link between time and emotion

Album: The Beach Boys, That's Why God Made the Radio (EMI)

For Beach Boys fans, hope constantly triumphs over experience: we keep hoping they'll make another Pet Sounds, but we know they're only likely to make another 20/20 or Wild Honey, at best.

BBC presenter held by police in Zimbabwe

A BBC classical music presenter has been arrested and detained in Zimbabwe, a human rights group has said.

Gary Lineker is the presenter of the show

BBC secure 'Match of the Day' rights for £179.7m

The BBC have paid £179.7million to keep their rights to the Match of the Day highlights programme of Premier League games for three years from the 2013/14 season.

Somali journalist killed by gunman is sixth this year

A radio station producer says that gunmen in Somalia have killed a Somali journalist, the sixth to be slain in the country this year.

Doug Dillard: Musician in the vanguard of the rise of country rock

As a member of the Dillards, the banjo-player Doug Dillard played an important role in the evolution of bluegrass music, modernising its sound and bringing it into the living rooms of millions of Americans through a series of popular TV appearances. Later he formed a partnership with the former Byrd, Gene Clark, that would help usher in the country rock movement, before becoming an in-demand session musician for acts such as Harry Nilsson, the Monkees and the Beach Boys.

The World's tallest tower Tokyo Skytree opens

The world's tallest tower and Tokyo's biggest new landmark, the Tokyo Sky Tree, has opened to the public.

Jonathan Dimbleby to quit Any Answers? show

Jonathan Dimbleby is to step down from his Radio 4 phone-in show Any Answers? after nearly a quarter of a century.

Mercury Music Prize moves to Channel 4

The Mercury Prize is to move to Channel 4 after many years on the BBC in a revamp of the music award.

Simon Kelner: How Fred the Shred became a diamond geezer

I haven't been able to find out whether the festival of road works and street closures in central London is part of preparations for the Diamond Jubilee or the Olympic Games, but anyone travelling (or, as the case may be, not travelling) around the capital will be in no doubt that something big is about to happen. The streets, tubes and buses are full of tourists unfamiliar with Oyster cards or the difference between The Mall and Pall Mall – I spent a little time yesterday explaining this to a Japanese couple, whom I left happy but, sadly, still bemused – and those shops selling such essential items as union jack teddy bears and miniature Harrods vans are doing a brisk trade. Get ready, too, for the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee media-fest.

World's tallest tower 'Sky Tree' opens in Tokyo

The world's tallest tower and Tokyo's biggest new landmark, the Tokyo Sky Tree, has opened to the public.

Andy Coulson

Our front-page story last week asserted that Andy Coulson refused to sign a confidentiality clause when he became director of communications for the Conservative Party.

Amol Rajan: Hague can crack a whip all he likes ... it may not work

If there are two words modern politicians are generally forbidden from using in tandem, it is "work" and "harder". William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, and Eric Pickles, his Cabinet colleague with responsibility for 'Communities', were at it earlier this week. And the bucket of opprobrium poured over both their heads made very clear the reservations of headline writers and the voters for whom they allegedly speak about what this command entailed.

Older female newsreaders forced to become 'Stepford Wives' if they want to keep their jobs

Female newsreaders are forced to become like “Stepford Wives” as the grow older if they want to keep their jobs, according to research published yesterday.

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