Netflix in deal with BT-backed YouView

US streaming service to partner UK internet TV platform

BBC Singers
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BBC Singers, Barbican, London

The choir handled a last-minute cancellation with typical aplomb

Sir John Tavener, photographed at home in Dorset, April 2011
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Flood of Beauty, Barbican, London

Tavener’s last major concert work, heard for the first time

Gillian Lynne in rehearsal this month
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‘Cats’ creator Dame Gillian Lynne

Ahead of her new production, the choreographer, still working at 88, is an advocate of brutish stamina

MPs prepare to vote on Isis air strikes

Emergency Commons vote follows request from Iraqi government

Commentators David Livingstone, Jack Nicklaus and Colin Montgomerie
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Golf’s ‘world cup’ wins wall-to-wall coverage

With an entire channel dedicated to the event, gone are the days of patchy broadcasting

Illustration by Harry Haysom of two mean doing the icebucket challenge and donating money to an old woman
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Ice bucket challenge: the cold facts

In a world of limited generosity, who is to say which cause should be at the head of the queue?

Paying the price to keep Scotland’s love

Nothing is too radical to offer the Scots to dissuade them from voting for independence

How a Yes would make enemies

Victory for independence campaign would leave winners with little to celebrate and much to worry about

Benjamin Grosvenor
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Benjamin Grosvenor; RPO; BBC Proms, Cadogan Hall/Royal Albert Hall, London

The young pianist shimmered and dazzled in a lunchtime Prom

Accounting for the Rotherham scandal

Prejudice and anti-racism in UK’s worst child abuse case

Rona Fairhead to chair BBC Trust

Former FT CEO is preferred candidate to oversee UK broadcaster

Cameron denies euroscepticism aids Yes vote

Salmond claims ‘outward-looking, internationalist approach’ for Scotland

America - the best place to be British

The three great omissions of American life – the BBC, football and healthcare – are now increasingly on tap

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‘Sherlock’ a big winner for BBC’s finances

Record Emmys haul highlights boost for broadcaster by hit series

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Drama at BBC likely if Scotland votes Yes

Independence supporters want to create a BBC rival

Scrappers

My First Million: Terry Walker

TV scrap king who was expelled from school

C4 chief warns of US TV takeover threat

Fears that homegrown shows could be replaced with cheap imports

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Doctor Who offers fan-engagement lessons

BBC series relaunches with inspiration from YouTube

Bernard Haitink conducts the London Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms
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BBC Proms: ‘Meld’ and LSO/Haitink, Royal Albert Hall, London

A bizarre late Prom was preceded by one of freshness and light

CD cover Die Walküre

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre

Recording documents how Georg Solti invests the music with the intensity and drive that became his hallmark as a conductor

FT | Biz Life Author Margaret Heffernan photographed at her home in Farrington Gurney, Somerset with her cat 'Braveheart'.. 25th June 2014 Pic Gareth Iwan Jones
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Margaret Heffernan: collaboration at work

The executive and writer warns of the dangers of competition

Janine Jansen, violin, with Itamar Golan, piano, at Cadogan Hall
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BBC Proms, Cadogan Hall and Royal Albert Hall, London

Janine Jansen and Sakari Oramo were a virtuoso violin duo

WHO backs experimental Ebola drugs

Death toll from west African epidemic climbs to 1,013

Schedule workouts to fit your body clock

Timing, calories and coffee are integral to an exercise regime

BBC Proms: BBC Symphony Orchestra/Oramo, Royal Albert Hall, London

Sakari Oramo conducted a thoroughly eclectic programme

Dame Edith Sitwell in a 1969 BBC interview
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‘Great Poets in Their Own Words’, BBC4

Big names in 20th-entury poetry from the staid pre-Great War conservatism to political rebels and national treasures

Cole Porter at the Proms: anything goes?

Following the first BBC Prom for the composer, is the classical tradition ready to accept him?

Weak UK reception for TV Scottish debate

Live debate to be shown online only south of border

Vasily Petrenko conducts the RLPO at the BBC Proms
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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Petrenko, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London

Vasily Petrenko highlighted the invention of Elgar and Strauss

BBC chair needed for no-man’s land

Recruiting the next head of the Trust will not be easy

Richard MacCormac, former Riba president

Architect’s final years blighted by row over BBC headquarters

FA chairman tackles MPs’ questions

World Cup corruption claims overshadow England’s football woes

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Strong pound dents BBC commercial revenues

Rise dents hopes that global sales can offset funding constraints

Long Yu conducts the China Philharmonic Orchestra in their debut at the BBC Proms 2014
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BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London

Oppressive heat, cool control and Chinese crowd-pleasing

Police arrest 660 suspected paedophiles

UK officers hold people who accessed indecent images of children

BBC attacks alternative to licence fee

Subscription model would create ‘many more losers than winners’

Music in any language

South Korea, Iceland and Qatar are among the countries represented at this year’s Proms - but is this just internationalism for its own sake?

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What the Dr ordered: BBC reforms hailed

Hall wins over Independent producers and commercial broadcasters

BBC eyes plan to let rivals bid to make shows

Hall seeks to ‘nail’ idea broadcaster wastes public money

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