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Friday, July 10, 2020

Friday, July 10, 2020

BBC advises staff to sign off emails with gender pronouns

BBC advises staff to sign off emails with gender pronouns

The BBC has advised staff to take up the "small, proactive step" in order to make transgender and non-binary colleagues feel more welcome.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Licence fee: Jacob Rees-Mogg tells BBC to ‘be nice’ to over-75s

Licence fee: Jacob Rees-Mogg tells BBC to ‘be nice’ to over-75s

The Commons Leader urged the BBC to reconsider after it confirmed it will scrap the free television licence fee for over-75s in August.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Thursday, July 2, 2020

BBC announces TV and radio money-saving mission

BBC announces TV and radio money-saving mission

The broadcaster said the cost-cutting steps to shake-up regional television news and local radio in England will lead to 450 job losses.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Media professor backs BBC’s diversity quota

Media professor backs BBC’s diversity quota

The BBC has committed to ensuring that 20 per cent of crew members in network commissions are from diverse backgrounds from April next year.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020

Kate Hoey: Same people in media ‘obsessed’ with criticising

Kate Hoey: Same people in media ‘obsessed’ with criticising

Former Labour MP Kate Hoey has compared the media’s coverage of the coronavirus pandemic to that of the Brexit debate.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2020

BBC Newsnight decision ‘extraordinary’, says Dan Wootton

BBC Newsnight decision ‘extraordinary’, says Dan Wootton

Dan said the conclusion that the Dominic Cummings coverage had not met impartiality standards showed Newsnight was a ‘left-wing operation'.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020

BBC boss quizzed on whether broadcaster is ‘too woke’

BBC boss quizzed on whether broadcaster is ‘too woke’

Lord Hall has faced the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee over whether the BBC reflects the "thought diversity" in Britain.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Monday, March 9, 2020

Campaigners protest against possible end of BBC licence fee

Campaigners protest against possible end of BBC licence fee

Protesters from campaign group We Own It rallied against ending the BBC licence fee, defending the corporation as a "national treasure".

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Mike Graham: The BBC needs to be cut down to size

Mike Graham: The BBC needs to be cut down to size

BBC boss Lord Hall has said he believes the licence fee is here to stay, despite ideas to replace it with a subscription service.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020

Samira Ahmed reaches settlement with BBC over equal pay row

Samira Ahmed reaches settlement with BBC over equal pay row

The presenter has agreed payment after winning an equal pay claim last month, with those involved saying they want to "focus on the future".

Monday, February 17, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020

Tory MP warns government against ‘picking fight’ with BBC

Tory MP warns government against ‘picking fight’ with BBC

Huw Merriman has accused government aides of a "vendetta" against the BBC after reports that Downing Street may scrap the licence fee.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020

Mike Graham reacts to BBC editor accepting £12,000 speaking fee

Mike Graham reacts to BBC editor accepting £12,000 speaking fee

Mike Graham has blasted a the BBC's Kamal Ahmed, who was forced to apologise after accepting a £12,000 payment for speaking at an event.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

BBC needs to 'move with the times' or face collapse, Culture Secretary says

BBC needs to 'move with the times' or face collapse, Culture Secretary says

The Culture Secretary, Baroness Morgan has said the BBC needs to "move with the times" or it could go the same way as collapsed video rental firm Blockbuster

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

BBC licence fee to rise £3 from April

BBC licence fee to rise £3 from April

The cost of the annual television licence fee will increase by £3, from £154.50 to £157.50, from 1 April 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020

Emily Maitlis stalker jailed for three years

Emily Maitlis stalker jailed for three years

'Persistent and systematic' stalker harassed the Newsnight presenter for more than 25 years, writes Bethany Papworth

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

BBC to cut hundreds of jobs in newsroom shakeup

BBC to cut hundreds of jobs in newsroom shakeup

The BBC has announced cuts to some of its major news platforms in a bid to “reduce duplication” and save £80 million.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019

Former BBC journalist demands investigation into broadcaster

Former BBC journalist demands investigation into broadcaster

“Reluctant whistle-blower” John Sweeney demanded a “thorough investigation” into BBC News and Current Affairs.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

BBC failing to engage younger audience, Ofcom report warns

BBC failing to engage younger audience, Ofcom report warns

The broadcasting watchdog said the BBC needs "bolder plans" to tackle falling views among young people.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Naga Munchetty tight-lipped on return to BBC Breakfast

Naga Munchetty tight-lipped on return to BBC Breakfast

She refused to discuss an impartiality row that was sparked when she condemned Donald Trump for comments he made about his political rivals.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

BBC pay: Gary Lineker tops list of highest earners

BBC pay: Gary Lineker tops list of highest earners

Sports broadcaster Gary Lineker has retained his title as the BBC’s highest paid presenter, earning £1.75 million last year.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Solicitor second to be suspended from job after debate appearance

Solicitor suspended after BBC debate appearance

Solicitor suspended after BBC debate appearance

A solicitor who questioned the Tory leadership candidates in a TV debate has become the second man to be suspended from their job.  

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

BBC defends vetting process after Imam’s Israel tweets revealed

BBC defends vetting process after Imam’s Israel tweets revealed

BBC defends vetting process after Imam’s Israel tweets revealed

The BBC has defended itself after tweets from an imam who questioned the Tory leadership candidates during a televised debate were revealed.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tory leadership hopefuls face second round of votes

Tory leadership hopefuls face second round of votes

Tory leadership hopefuls face second round of votes

The six Conservative MPs hoping to be the next party leader are set to face a second round of votes today.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Jo Brand apologises for ‘crass and ill-judged’ acid joke

Jo Brand apologises for ‘crass and ill-judged’ acid joke

The comedian has apologised for making a “crass” joke about throwing battery acid on politicians.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Nigel Farage: I have never incited violence

Nigel Farage: 'I have never incited violence'

Nigel Farage: 'I have never incited violence'

Nigel Farage has said that he has never “incited violence”, but that he does “dare to challenge people”.

Jo Brand acid comments being assessed by police

Jo Brand acid comments being assessed by police

Jo Brand acid comments being assessed by police

A comment made by Jo Brand about throwing battery acid at politicians is being assessed by the Metropolitan Police.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Leadership hopefuls condemn BBC for TV licence decision

Leadership hopefuls condemn BBC for TV licence decision

Conservative leadership contenders Andrea Leadsom and Esther McVey have criticised the BBC’s decision not to continue with free TV licences for all over-75s.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

Ian Wright: Women’s World Cup ‘does not need’ male pundits

Ian Wright: Women’s World Cup ‘does not need’ male pundits

Ian Wright: Women’s World Cup ‘does not need’ male pundits

Broadcaster Ian Wright has said that the Women’s FIFA World Cup “does not need” male pundits.

TV licence fees for over-75s to be means-tested

TV licence fees for over-75s to be means-tested

TV licence fees for over-75s to be means-tested

Free TV licence fees for over-75s are to be means-tested, the BBC has announced.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Royal baby tweet is ‘professional suicide’ for Danny Baker

Royal baby tweet ‘a professional suicide note’ for Danny Baker

Royal baby tweet ‘a professional suicide note’ for Danny Baker

Media commentator Paul Connew has described Danny Baker’s tweet, in which he shared a photo of a monkey in response to the birth of a royal baby, as a “professional suicide note”.

‘BBC had almost no choice’ but to sack Danny Baker over tweet

BBC 'had no choice' but to sack Danny Baker over tweet

BBC 'had no choice' but to sack Danny Baker over tweet

A professor of psychology has said that the BBC "had almost no choice” but to sack presenter Danny Baker, after he posted a tweet in which he joked about the royal baby using a picture of a monkey.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Andrew Bridgen: David Lammy ‘not the sharpest tool in the box’

Andrew Bridgen: David Lammy ‘not the sharpest tool in the box’

Andrew Bridgen: David Lammy ‘not the sharpest tool in the box’

Andrew Bridgen, a member of the European Research Group, has described David Lammy as “not the sharpest tool in the box” after the Labour MP defended comparing the ERG to the Nazi party.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Shane Allen

Comedy ruined by people with 'Victorian moral code'

Comedy ruined by people with 'Victorian moral code'

A BBC boss has hit out at social media users who complain about comedy online.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

Telegraph columnist accuses BBC Question Time of pro-Remain bias

Telegraph columnist accuses BBC Question Time of pro-Remain bias

Telegraph columnist accuses BBC Question Time of pro-Remain bias

Telegraph columnist Charles Moore has accused BBC Question Time of having a pro-Remain bias after he pointed out during Thursday night’s panel that he was the only Leave-supporting guest.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

BBC Question Time faces backlash for LGBT education question

BBC Question Time faces backlash for LGBT education question

BBC Question Time faces backlash for LGBT education question

BBC political show Question Time has been criticised for airing a debate over whether it is "morally right" to teach children about LGBTQ+ "issues".

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

John Bercow

Bercow: ‘The ERG are not the National Front’

Bercow: ‘The ERG are not the National Front’

John Bercow has defended the European Research Group after BBC presenter James Naughtie claimed they were like France’s National Front.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

BritBox

British broadcasters unite to challenge Netflix

British broadcasters unite to challenge Netflix

The BBC and ITV plan to challenge Netflix with a joint UK streaming service showcasing the best of British television.  

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Tommy Robinson protesters gather ahead of BBC demonstration

Tommy Robinson supporters gather ahead of BBC demonstration

Tommy Robinson supporters gather ahead of BBC demonstration

Protesters are gathering near the BBC's Salford headquarters ahead of a planned Tommy Robinson demonstration.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Public funds should be used to save local journalism, says report

Public funds should be used to save local journalism, says report

Public funds should be used to save local journalism, says report

Dame Frances Cairncross, who led a review into the future of UK media, has said that public funds should be used to rescue local journalism.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

BBC criticised for not revealing pay in commercial department

BBC criticised for not revealing pay in commercial department

BBC criticised for not revealing pay in commercial department

The BBC has claimed it does not know how much some of its top stars are paid, as they are part of the broadcaster’s commercial department BBC Studios.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

Question Time panellist Isobel Oakeshott: ‘I observed nothing but complete professionalism from presenter Fiona Bruce’

Question Time panellist Isabel Oakeshott: ‘I observed nothing but complete professionalism from presenter Fiona Bruce’

Question Time panellist Isabel Oakeshott: ‘I observed complete professionalism'

Isabel Oakeshott, who appeared on Question Time alongside Dianne Abbott on BBC’s Question Time, has said that presenter Fiona Bruce was “completely professional” and “even-handed”.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Labour request unseen BBC footage and demand on-air correction over treatment of Diane Abbott

Labour request unseen BBC footage and demand on-air correction over treatment of Diane Abbott

Labour demand on-air correction over BBC treatment of Diane Abbott

Labour asked for unseen footage of BBC’s Question Time and demanded a correction during next week’s episode, amid a row on the show’s treatment of Diane Abbott.

BBC editor found not guilty over the naming of sexual abuse victim in live broadcast

BBC editor found not guilty over the naming of sexual abuse victim in live broadcast

BBC editor found not guilty over the naming of abuse victim in live broadcast

An editor of BBC Asian Network was found not guilty over the naming of a sexual abuse victim during a live radio news bulletin, on Friday.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

Angelina Jolie to join the BBC to fight fake news

Angelina Jolie to join the BBC to educate about fake news

Angelina Jolie to join the BBC to educate about fake news

Angelina Jolie will join the BBC for a series of special programmes to introduce young people to truth rather than opinion.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

EastEnders set rebuild goes £27m over budget

EastEnders set rebuild goes £27m over budget

EastEnders set rebuild goes £27m over budget

A BBC project to rebuild the set of EastEnders is expected to cost £27 million more than planned, sparking concerns over licence fee payers' value for money.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Lord Adonis responds to #VicarGate: 'I wish to appear on Newsnight to represent the Church of the Unicorns for Brexit'

Lord Adonis responds to #VicarGate: 'I wish to appear on Newsnight to represent the Church of the Unicorns for Brexit'

Lord Adonis on #VicarGate: 'I represent the Church of the Unicorns for Brexit'

Lord Andrew Adonis criticised the BBC for their choice of Newsnight panellist - an unconventional pastor and actor, Lynn Hayter

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

#VicarGate: Did Newsnight get an actor to pose as Brexiteer pastor guest Lynn Hayter?

Did Newsnight get an actor to pose as Brexiteer pastor guest Lynn Hayter?

Social media users have accused Newsnight of hiring an actor to participate in a Brexit debate. The BBC denies the claims

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Lord Adonis and others criticise BBC for Arron Banks appearance

Lord Adonis and others criticise BBC for Arron Banks appearance

Lord Adonis and others criticise BBC for Arron Banks appearance

Lord Adonis and several others have said the BBC is wrong to have Arron Banks on the Andrew Marr show after he was referred to the National Crime Agency over Brexit donations

Monday, October 22, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff to host Top Gear

Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff to be new hosts of Top Gear

Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff to be new hosts of Top Gear

Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff will host Top Gear from next year, the BBC has confirmed.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

'Woman definition' campaigner projects dictionary definition of woman onto London buildings

'Woman definition' campaigner projects dictionary definition of woman onto London buildings

Campaigner projects dictionary definition of woman onto London buildings

Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, aka Posie Parker, projected the dictionary definition of woman onto the BBC, the Royal Opera House and the National Gallery

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

It is a shame but less short films are being made, says Director of Killing Eve

It is a shame but less short films are being made, says director of Killing Eve

It is a shame but less short films are being made, says director of Killing Eve

The director of Killing Eve, Harry Bradbeer, has said that “there is plenty of money” in longform TV because it attracts “great actors”, but there are less shorter films being made.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson reveals ‘glaring’ inaccuracy in BBC’s Bodyguard

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson reveals ‘glaring’ inaccuracy in BBC’s Bodyguard

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson reveals inaccuracy in BBC’s Bodyguard

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson has said there was a “glaring” mistake in the BBC hit series Bodyguard.

Is the BBC’s Bodyguard realistic? We ask a close protection officer to find out

Is the BBC’s Bodyguard realistic? We ask a close protection officer to find out

Is the BBC’s Bodyguard realistic? We ask a close protection officer to find out

Justin James has said that relationships like the one in the BBC’s Bodyguard do happen but added that “it is not a good thing”.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Seven of the most scandalous Great British Bake Off moments

Seven of the most scandalous Great British Bake Off moments

Seven of the most scandalous Great British Bake Off moments

With the Great British Bake Off back on our screens tonight, we look back on previous series to reminisce the most shocking moments from everyone’s favourite baking show.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn sets out plans to tax tech giants to subsidise BBC license fee

Jeremy Corbyn sets out plans to tax tech giants to subsidise BBC license fee

The Labour leader will deliver his Alternative MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival, on the fourth day of his visit to Scotland.

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