Since the Second World War, when the BBC provided news and comfort for a nation in great peril, it has played a central role in British life and culture. That is why any proposals for radical change at the Corporation, or any sign that its standards might be slipping, deeply disturb its loyal admirers.
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Monday 26 August 2013
View From The Sofa: There’s no getting away from the fact that a racist remark ended his career
Sunday 25 August 2013
The Way I See It
'Who they?' - Channel 5 boss admits he doesn't know who 'half' the contestants are on Celebrity Big Brother 2013
Saturday 24 August 2013
Dancer Louie Spence, football manager Ron Atkinson and model Sophie Anderton are among the 'famous' faces who have entered the house
Friday 23 August 2013
ITV's chief today called for "a new Big Brother" to safeguard the future of British television and warned that the supply of big entertainment shows "is drying up".
Channel 5 announces return to original British drama - putting further pressure on its rival Channel 4
Thursday 22 August 2013
Director of Programmes says commissions will 'add texture and diversity'
Monday 19 August 2013
Actor was exposed as mysterious rapper The Phantom
Saturday 17 August 2013
A dated and mild-mannered sitcom is saved by its casting, but a social experiment goes phut
Channel 4 announces 'Real Sex Season' series will be aired to investigate how pornography affects British lives
Thursday 15 August 2013
Programmes in the series will include 'Date a Pornstar' and 'Porn on the Teenage Brain'
Thursday 15 August 2013
Simon Cowell has avoided the prospect of a court appearance after the woman reported to be carrying his baby "resolved" her legal battle with her estranged husband.
Saturday 10 August 2013
Hysteria is the last thing you should give to those in or around the bear pit
Wednesday 07 August 2013
Outkast rapper Big Boi is reported to have signed to six figure deal to appear on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK.
Monday 05 August 2013
He was at Channel 4 when the ad market was soaring, left the BBC before the Savile scandal and has now inherited a booming New York Times. Ian Burrell reports on the latest chapter of a charmed career
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Richard & Adam thought their dreams of becoming recording artists were over when a member of the orchestra stormed the stage during their performance in Britain’s Got Talent’s live final and pelted judge Simon Cowell with a carton of eggs.
Thursday 25 July 2013
White housemate flipped black contestant's mattress over before goading her saying 'What you gon' do, girl?'
Wednesday 24 July 2013
It’s a song title that smacks of Simon Cowell-like levels of self-satisfaction. But One Direction, who are represented by the X Factor mogul’s Syco label, do not appear to have done themselves a disservice by calling their latest single “Best Song Ever” as it has rocketed into second place in the midweek charts and been watched 12.3 million times on Vevo in its first 24 hours.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 1 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 2 Ben Affleck asked TV chiefs to hide slave-owning ancestry, new hacked Sony emails published by Wikileaks claim
- 3 Driving while dehydrated can be just as dangerous as drink driving, study suggests
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
- 5 One Direction: Louis Tomlinson launching his own record label, has already 'signed two acts'