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

The Weekend's Viewing: The Bridge, Saturday, BBC4
Vera, Sunday, ITV1
Smash, Saturday, Sky Atlantic

It's beginning to get a bit silly, this belief that anything with a Scandinavian setting is automatically going to be a cut above the home-grown product.

Christian radio loses advert challenge

A radio station lost its challenge in the High Court today against a ban on an advertisement seeking information on Christians who feel "marginalised" at work.

February 27, 2012: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds a document containing leaked information at a news conference in London. The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks began publishing on Monday more than five million emails from a U.S.-based global security analysis company that has been likened to a shadow CIA.

Terror chief first guest on Assange cable talk show

If you can't beat them join them. Julian Assange, pictured, has long complained that mainstream media organisations have given him a hard time, but that hasn't put him off reinventing himself as a cable talk show host, the results of which were revealed yesterday.

UTV gets global radio rights to Premier League

TalkSport's owner UTV Media has grabbed the global radio rights to English Premier League football outside Europe. UTV will provide commentary and audio on 380 Barclays Premier League games a season, in languages including English, Spanish and Mandarin.

Ex-MP Ann Widdecombe to tackle drink culture

Former Home Office minister Ann Widdecombe has spelt out her solution to the problem of binge drinking - putting anyone found "incapable" on the street in court.

Robin Gibb: his bowel cancer spread to his liver and he now has pneumonia

Family gathers as ailing Bee Gee Robin Gibb falls into coma

The family of the singer Robin Gibb was keeping vigil at his hospital bed in Chelsea in west London last night. The 62-year-old Bee Gees singer was fighting for his life after contracting pneumonia and falling into a coma. He recently suffered cancer of the colon; subsequently, the disease spread to his liver.

Ken Livingstone, the Labour candidate for Mayor of London, rubs his eyes before Ed Miliband as his mayoral promotional video is shown

Livingstone campaign respond to rumour that actors were used in political broadcast

It has become the most reproduced visual image of London's mayoral campaign so far: Labour candidate Ken Livingstone openly weeping. But doubt has now been cast on whether the sobs were genuine or fake.

Met chief Bernard Hogan-Howe vows to be racists' enemy

Britain's top officer vowed to become an "implacable enemy" of racists at Scotland Yard as he agreed the force needed to "buck up its ideas".

Last Night's Viewing: Derek, Channel 4

Ricky Gervais has insisted that Derek, the titular lead of last night's comedy "pilot" is not in his view disabled. Then again, Ricky Gervais thought there was nothing wrong in using the word "mong" to accompany comic gurning on Twitter, so you might not want to rely too heavily on his judgement of fine distinctions in this area. You might reasonably be a little wary about Channel 4's bona fides, too, given the promotional marketing (if not the actuality) of its current series The Undateables. Hardly surprising really that Derek has already stirred up a minor fuss over its propriety. Is this a comic exploitation of a group already subject to far too much callow mockery, or is it, as Gervais would have us believe, an empathetic account of an oddball outsider?

Stroke of genius: Susan Greenfield

The Week In Radio: Great minds prove it's best to remain philosophical

You could never accuse radio of dodging the Big Questions. I'm not talking about programmes that weigh up the merits of pensions over ISAs, cabbage over kale or Boris over Ken, as life altering as these topics may be. I'm referring to the shows that confront the questions that have occupied philosophers for centuries, the ones that seek to determine why we are the way we are and invariably end up making your head hurt. Where television is often reluctant to go down such a high-minded road, preferring to explore human behaviour by getting said humans to dance in wheelbarrows in front of Simon Cowell, radio remains undaunted, continuing to ponder life's imponderables without apology.

BBC staff in Salford offered security escorts after shooting

Personal-security escorts are being offered to BBC staff struggling to adjust to life at their new headquarters at Salford after an air rifle was shot at an employee as he cycled home.

BBC Breakfast's new studio branded 'garish'

BBC Breakfast's first broadcast from Salford has left some of its viewers unhappy with the show's new-look "garish" studio.

Strict rules as French election campaign begins

Electioneering seems to have rumbled on for more than a year, but yesterday marked the official start of the French presidential campaign.

Rosie Millard: Viewers want to see talent, not crying

We're having too bad a time for misery on a Saturday night
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