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The Last Days of the Legal Highs, BBC iPlayer, BBC3

Programme focuses on a head shop in Portsmouth and on its packets of variously flavoured ‘spice’

Food becomes a key digital media ingredient

Companies such as BuzzFeed showcase cooking as drivers of traffic in bid to attract advertisers

Why the BBC’s cookery website is not a recipe for disaster

‘Though Britain is up in arms at the news the BBC is to archive 11,000 free online recipes, there may be cause to quietly cheer the move’

Board Briefing: Trouble at the BBC

The governing board faces upheaval — what do our experts think?

BBC to put 11,000 recipes in deep freeze

Move causes confusion as 120,000 sign petition to save archive

EU vote? It is BBC recipes that matter

It is reassuring that the UK is focused on the big challenges, writes Alan Beattie

The BBC is baked into British psyche

Cameron would not risk the wrath of his own kind by attacking the corporation, writes Iain Martin

Cameron pulls back from war with the BBC

While there is pain for the broadcaster, its independence is assured

BBC pushes back at government plans

Broadcaster airs concerns about independence but keeps licence fee

Leave factions row over Brexit TV debate

ITV to pit Cameron against Farage rather than a senior Tory

PM intervenes in BBC governance row

Insistence on board appointments set to trigger bruising conflict

North Korea PR drive backfires again

UK reporter detained, forced to apologise for coverage and expelled

David Attenborough with mountain gorillas, on location during filming of 'Life on Earth' in Rwanda 1979
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National treasure Attenborough turns 90

Sixty years of monkey business for ‘most trusted man in Britain’

BBC to host Brexit debate at Wembley

Campaigners assured eve-of-poll event will not be ‘rowdy circus’

Patten says BBC must remain independent

Former chairman defends sovereignty ahead of white paper

Regulate, rather than intimidate, the BBC

Every time politicians chip away at its funding, they erode its confidence, writes Chris Patten

Craig Steven Wright

Q&A: Has bitcoin creator been revealed?

The claims of Australian Craig Wright that he invented digital currency

Susanna White
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Film and TV director Susanna White

‘I’m so happy on a film set: that feeling of being alive, flexing every muscle’

The History Cook: ‘A Gift for Young Housekeepers’

Go-to culinary inspiration for Sophia Tolstoy and other well-to-do wives in imperial Russia

Ideas of fairness no basis for tax system

When it comes to money, most people just have no idea what they are talking about

Cameron right to control public image

The UK leader is responsible for his mealy mouthed statements on tax affairs, write Sebastian Payne

Glenn Close as Norma Desmond in ‘Sunset Boulevard’. Photo: Richard Hubert Smith
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West End producer set up N Korea bank

Johnny Hon defends his ties to Pyongyang

Boomers deserve to salvage their legacy

It took moral courage, not just imagination, to achieve what this generation has

Programme Name: Undercover - TX: n/a - Episode: Early Release (No. 1) - Picture Shows: Nick Johnson (ADRIAN LESTER) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Lee Searle
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Undercover, BBC1

James Hawes’s direction keeps a cracking pace

Admit it, television is not great art

Notebook: For all the vaunting of a ‘golden age’, history will save just a couple of exemplary works

Rules row mars start to 2016 F1 season

A chaotic period of changes has flagged up divisions in the sport

Manchester lures TV producers north

Over 50 per cent of productions made outside London

BBC chief commits to northern expansion

BBC England head Jenny Baxter says move to Salford will continue

BBC faces Brexit coverage challenges

Broadcaster accused of bias as it faces challenge to neutrality

Asa Briggs, historian, 1921-2016

Prodigious academic panjandrum who chronicled the great Victorian cities of the industrial age

A reform that threatens the BBC’s independence

Latest governance plan must not be a Trojan horse for political control

Small habits affect view of leadership

Seemingly unimportant actions may influence perceptions of you

Turkish TV station aims to switch views

Slick English-language channel at forefront of efforts by President Erdogan to alter perceptions

Tom Hiddleston in a hotel scene

On location: ‘The Night Manager’

The budget was rumoured to be £3m per episode — and it’s not hard to see where the money went, as the action skips from one glamorous location to the next

BBC chief says independence under threat

Director-general Tony Hall to call for ‘new safeguards’

Parliament put on hold to avoid Tory split

Sensitive issues dropped to keep lid on tensions ahead of EU vote

BBC Trust should be scrapped, review says

David Clementi recommends Ofcom be given oversight of broadcaster

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Bolshoi Babylon, BBC4

Film was prompted by the acid attack on the Bolshoi’s ballet director

Sharon White, Ofcom chief executive

Chief in public eye used to pressure

Former Whitehall mandarin thrust into spotlight as head of Ofcom

BBC condemned over Savile ‘failings’

Smith Review says abuse crimes could have been uncovered by 1973

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