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Margaret Rule, archaeologist, 1928-2015

Director whose determination lifted a sunken Tudor treasure

LONDON - OCTOBER 18: The BBC logo is displayed on entrance gates to Television Centre on October 18, 2007 in London. In order to make £2 billion of savings the BBC will sell off it's famous television studios, make up to 1800 staff redundant and cut back on programme making. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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Run the BBC as a company

The power of more than 25m licence-holders should be harnessed, writes Evelyn de Rothschild

Welcome to the Londonsphere

‘The trains that carry occasional Londoners will themselves act as de facto offices’

Cricket’s Richie Benaud dies aged 84

Former Australia captain and acclaimed TV commentator was dubbed ‘the voice of cricket’

British Museum chief MacGregor steps down

Head of UK’s most popular visitor attraction bows out in December

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BBC shifts focus to be ‘internet-centric’

Technology chief says broadcaster must adapt to audience

CrowdEmotion: gauging consumers’ feelings

Emotional intelligence software helps machines read humans’ mood

Daniel Hirschmann, left, and Bethany Koby, centre, at a kids’ gadget session in east London
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Scaling up before the BBC gadget giveaway

The device-debunking Technology Will Save Us believes in its name

Winning the right to see Top Gear abroad

EU commissioner’s idea to end TV geoblocking is not realistic

Top Gear

It’s time for the BBC to switch up a gear

Clarkson fiasco drives need for new figures on the board


EU plans to revamp digital market

Package to boost ecommerce and shake up telecoms market

BBC drops Clarkson for attacking producer

Director-general decides ‘with regret’ not to renew contract

Cameron fails to heed lessons of history

First rule of preparing to become ex-PM is to keep shtum

Katharine Viner appointed Guardian editor

First female editor in newspaper’s 194-year history

Sky raises prices after Premier League auction

Pay-TV channel tries to meet extra cost of rights

Devotion in ink

The tattoos of Matt Taylor, Rosetta mission scientist, signal his rare dedication

BBC to give 1m computers to children

Devices will go to pupils starting secondary school

BBC in dilemma over Top Gear ‘fracas’

‘Bring Back Clarkson’ petition garners support of nearly 500,000

Broadcasters ‘playing politics’ on debates

Lord Grade criticises empty chair plan if PM will not take part

Top Gear

‘Punch’ threatens BBC’s golden goose

Jeremy Clarkson’s departure would risk the £50m Top Gear brand

Joe Cummings illustration

BBC uncovers risk of relying on ‘key man’

Jeremy Clarkson ‘fracas’ suspension poses management challenge

BBC suspends Clarkson over ‘fracas’

Future of ‘Top Gear’ presenter in doubt

BBC uses one-off fixes to hit targets

National Audit Office finds failure to introduce long-term reform

Ban of rape documentary in India is shameful

New Delhi should address the causes, not shoot the messenger

Ingram Pinn illustration

TV debates will go ahead, say broadcasters

Channels stick to schedule despite Cameron refusal

Google #TheDress and a bigger truth

The ‘wisdom of crowds’ rankings could mean sites dealing in rumour fall below more credible sources

Mark Rylance and Claire Foy in Wolf Hall
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BBC argues for licence fee extension

Broadcaster against Netflix-style subscriptions

ITV confirms talks with The Voice maker

UK commercial broadcaster eyes €500m deal for Talpa

‘Pinkoes and Traitors: The BBC and the Nation, 1974-1987’, by Jean Seaton

Often brave, regularly beleaguered, widely admired — the BBC during the 1970s and 1980s is a recognisable institution. Review by Chris Patten

Mark Rylance and Claire Foy in Wolf Hall
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Set for the chop? Life after the licence fee

BBC funding challenged by new media and political environment

BBC licence fee no long-term future: MPs

Committee concludes levy must be replaced in 2020s

Malcolm Rifkind (left) and Jack Straw

Ex-foreign secretaries caught in sting

Rifkind has Tory whip withdrawn, Straw suspends himself from Labour

Interactive: How would you fund the BBC?

See how your choices would affect the broadcaster’s budget

Reece Dinsdale, centre, as George Jones in ‘The Absence of War'
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Punk Tories and Ecstasy entrepreneurs

The arts are accused of leftwing bias but look at popular culture and a different picture emerges

Premier League comparable to ‘the Queen’

Chief executive speaks of football’s ‘success story’

...Deirdre Sanders who works as an agony aunt for The Sun newspaper. Photograph: Rosie Hallam
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The joys of being a newspaper agony aunt

‘Dear Deidre’ and her staff respond to every fretful message

BBC faces fine over Davos drone

Unmanned aerial device found within no-fly zone at economic forum

Battle of two Uniteds shows football’s gulf

Cambridge set to earn £1.25m from Manchester FA Cup replay

BBC ‘gives 113%’ to keep Match of the Day

Broadcaster wins rights auction with bid of £204m over three years

World Service risks decline, warns BBC

Report finds news service unable to compete on global stage