Scrappers

My First Million: Terry Walker

TV scrap king 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

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Richard Wagner: Die Walküre

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

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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

Anxiety drives reports into child sex abuse

Theresa May launches two studies of evidence

Alarm over Google move to expunge article

BBC blog post critical of ex-Merrill boss to be removed from some searches

Monty Python: Life in the dead parrot yet

Comedy ensemble performed their classic sketches with panache

Senior Labour figures defend Ed Miliband

Mr Miliband’s personal approval ratings have been low

Warning on Syria repercussions for UK

Senior officer says domestic terror problems could last “years”

Emma Watson being interviewed on new TV channel london Liv

Hunt defends Local TV channels

Stations set up by former culture secretary yet to attract high viewing figures

Prisons ordered to take more inmates

Public want to see more criminals in jail, says Grayling

Frenetic jester who went for the jugular

Rik Mayall, actor, writer and comedian 1958-2014

Freeview to launch catch-up TV offering

Digital service to move beyond broadcasting

BBC Trust hopefuls face step into unknown

Lord Coe is latest mooted successor to Lord Patten

Cameron to focus fire on Labour

PM says general election remains a two-party race

TOP OF THE POPS, Magazine covers cleared for use on Business Life

The kids keeping Top of the Pops alive

The TV show has been outlasted by its magazine

Clegg calls wish to leave EU ‘unpatriotic’

Business group says membership crucial to London success

Marcus Weiss (left) and Ilan Volkov at City Halls, Glasgow

Two Haas premieres, City Halls, Glasgow

The Austrian composer has a gift for connecting with his audience

Patten’s years of tumult at BBC Trust

Former chairman ‘victim of his own arrogance’

Labour fears Tory ‘stooge’ at BBC’

Lord Patten leaves Trust early after heart surgery