Scottish leaders clash on new independence vote

Final TV debate hinges on reopening referendum

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

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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

Hunt’s weekend deaths argument questioned

NHS officials struggle to justify basis for new junior doctors contract

Brexit deal summit
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No special EU status for Britain

David Cameron has shown that the EU is incapable of reform, writes , writes Douglas Carswell

Quota supporters: Sandi Toksvig, left, and Sophie Walker of the Women’s Equality Party
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A political start-up seeks gender parity

The Women’s Equality party has yet to be tested at the ballot box

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Alan Yentob, TV executive

‘I’ve been talking my head off’ — about the collapse of Kids Company, resigning his role at the BBC, job offers from abroad and how Orson Welles used to steal his dinner

Economic crisis...Financial Services Authority (FSA) chairman Lord Turner of Ecchinswell leaves Downing Street after a meeting with Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Turner warns on peer-to-peer lending risks

Ex-FSA chief concerned over failure to check ability to repay

Renée Fleming with Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Photo: Mark Allan/BBC
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Renée Fleming, Barbican, London — ‘Adventurous’

Fleming’s voice soared — whenever the music allowed

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BBC sets its sights on youngest of entrepreneurs

A new series, Pocket Money Pitch, invites children aged 8 to 14 to ‘sell’ ideas

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Digital democracy divides Westminster

Campaigning website deeply unpopular with many MPs

Terry Wogan, voice of Eurovision, 1938-2016

Irish bank clerk who became one of Britain’s most accomplished broadcasters

Search on for next BBC chairman

Candidate would face budget cuts and more competition

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Five programmes for Channel 4’s future

Privatisation viewed as more likely with new chairman

Hawking’s Reith lectures on black holes

The physicist explains how cosmology and philosophy overlap

G4S eyes exiting young offenders work

Security group dogged by scandals at youth justice centres

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Passivity to fixers threatens fair play

Internet gambling makes it easier for punters to bet on any event, writes Simon Kuper

Match-fixing is battle of new technologies

Gamblers and sleuths profit from proliferation in tennis data

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The Rack Pack, BBC iPlayer

Luke Treadaway’s heart-wrenching portrayal of Alex Higgins is hypnotic