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?

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.

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 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.

Rosie Millard: Viewers want to see talent, not crying

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

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.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee