Cocktail of old and new: Jean-David Blanc, left, and Pierre Lescure say Molotov will rediscover the serendipity of live TV
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Rescheduling television’s future

Amid digital paralysis, a bid to help viewers stumble upon shows

BBC to reduce sports coverage after cuts

Licence fee income hit by drop in broadcast TV audience

India’s Times Now channel to launch in UK

English-language broadcaster to take on Al Jazeera and BBC

The BBC’s ‘On Stage’ season will feature Islington Community Theatre

Small screen, big audiences

The BBC is trying to rekindle Britain’s love for theatre on television, but can the box do justice to the stage?

Crickhowell in Powys, Wales. The Brecon Beacons are a typical Welsh area. The beautiful landscape is famous with tourists from all over Britain.

Crickhowell: the town that went offshore

Welsh small businesses ape multinationals’ avoidance measures

Programme Name: Hugh’s War on Waste - TX: 02/11/2015 - Episode: n/a (No. 1) - Picture Shows: joins the bin round in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall - (C) Keo Films - Photographer: Alice Henley
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Are you wasting £500 worth of food?

7m tons of produce wasted in the UK each year

New state pension ‘mis-sold’ — minister

Altmann admits confusion over how much people will receive

When top talent becomes the problem

Handling star performers can prove to be a minefield for managers

Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen in 'Brooklyn'

Brooklyn — film review: ‘Old-fashioned perfection’

A beautifully crafted romance, packed with terrific performances

Europen flags including Britain, Ireland, EU France and Germany ID 21844063 © Gradts |

Ireland poll shows desire to stay in EU

Republic and north divided on uniting country

Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen star as an actor and his dresser
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The Dresser, BBC2

Ronald Harwood’s backstage drama is immensely entertaining, well crafted and ultimately moving

Public broadcaster belongs to the people

That is why the BBC is trusted in the UK and around the world

Lords review to report by December

Peer leading study is against mass appointments to upper house

Minister opens way to further BBC cuts

July settlement is not final, says Whittingdale

Minister warns peers over tax credits

Lords told not to overstep constitutional role

Xi Jinping state visit: business deals

Key announcements — from nuclear plants to double-decker buses

Hollywood film company Paramount is to create 27,000 jobs with one of the world's biggest theme parks in north Kent. The £2billion project is set to transform the Swanscombe peninsula, between Gravesend and Dartford, into an international tourist destination.The entertainment complex will feature Europe's largest indoor water park, theatres, live music venues, attractions, cinemas, restaurants, event space and hotels. Computer generated image.

SinoFortone to invest £100m in UK park

£3.2bn Paramount resort could create up to 27,000 new jobs

Kids Company leaders clash with MPs

Camila Batmanghelidjh and Alan Yentob deny group was badly run

Brian Cox, physicist and broadcaster
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Rockstar professor Brian Cox sees the future in science

The populariser and academic is heir apparent to Sir David Attenborough

Hasta la vista: Donald Trump is to be replaced by Arnold Schwarzenegger as host of 'The Celebrity Apprentice'

The riff: Mastered by ‘The Apprentice’

The TV show’s amorality has seeped into business culture

BBC defends its light entertainment role

Broadcaster responds to parliamentary review

Google fights Facebook and Apple in news

Group offers media owners such as BBC alternative to rivals’ apps

Neil Oliver in ‘The Celts: Blood, Iron and Sacrifice’
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The Celts: Blood, Iron and Sacrifice, BBC2

The historical reconstructions of the three-part series are convincing

Dawn Airey named as Getty Images chief

Former Yahoo European head to focus on new revenue streams

BBC to launch Netflix-style service in US

Broadcaster eyes returns of more than £30m a year

Danielle de Niese at the Last Night of the Proms 2015. Photo: Chris Christodoulou/BBC
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BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London

The Last Night featured splendid moments as well as some musical bonbons

Rugby World Cup 2015
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ITV looks to Rugby World Cup for ratings

Tournament offers 140 hours of live sport with upmarket audience

Decline in UK TV viewership ‘plateauing’

Data could offer respite for broadcasters hit by new services

BBC should not play politics with online news

Local reporting is not part of the national broadcaster’s remit

Alexander Silber (left) and Gina Beck perform Leonard Bernstein's 'America' at the BBC Proms. Photo: Chris Christodoulou
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John Wilson Orchestra, BBC Proms, London

The high-energy evening brought Leonard Bernstein’s New York scores to life

BBC ready to open iPlayer to competitors

Broadcaster wants more investment in original British content

BBC promises to open up its resources

Initiatives include partnership with local newspaper industry

BBC plans news broadcasts into North Korea

World Service expands to counter state propaganda worldwide

An artist's image of the proposed redevelopment of BBC Television Centre in White City, west London

New episode for London’s White City

Project to transform BBC Television Centre into high-end homes is part of district’s £8bn regeneration

Bertrand Haitink conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at the 2015 BBC Proms. Photo: Chris Christodoulou
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BBC Proms, Cadogan Hall and Royal Albert Hall, London

The Proms’ last birthday tribute to Pierre Boulez, and a mellow sound from Bertrand Haitink

Women keep smashing new glass ceilings

Is everything rosy in the garden of female sport?

Google chief takes aim at BBC

Missed opportunities on openness and online audiences

SNP call for federal BBC raises alarm

Opponents worry broadcaster could fall under nationalists’ sway

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Shostakovich's 'Orango' at the BBC Proms
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Shostakovich’s Orango, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London

The composer’s unfinished opera was a head-splitting experience

Roman Mars, creator of the ‘99% Invisible’ podcast
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