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  1. April 15, 2014

    BBC TV and radio stars face pay review

    The BBC Trust has said it will review the pay of the broadcaster’s highest-profile stars, in a move that could lead to...

  2. Off Message

    October 24, 2013

    Russell Brand, Britain’s reluctant Beppe Grillo

    When he was mayor of Bogotá, Antanas Mockus hired 420 mime artists to control the Colombian capital’s horrendous traffic....

  1. February 22, 2013

    Senior BBC journalists critical on Savile

    Criticism of BBC management by its senior journalists has been laid bare following publication of 3,000 pages of evidence...

  2. November 12, 2012

    BBC presenters speak out

    David Dimbleby “It is still over-managed and the management still speak gobbledegook. Any editor, any head of a department...

  3. November 12, 2012

    BBC managers in the line of fire

    Is the BBC overstaffed with bureaucratic managers who shy from taking tough editorial decisions? Some of its leading...

  4. November 11, 2012

    DG pays price for probe that went wrong

    The old joke in the BBC is that, at times of failure and recrimination, the call goes out: deputy heads must roll. There was...

  5. November 10, 2012

    BBC director-general Entwistle resigns

    George Entwistle has resigned as director-general of the BBC, saying it was the “honourable thing” to do in light of a...

  6. October 22, 2012

    Scoop on football affair embroiled Morgan

    For a Fleet Street tabloid editor, few stories could be more irresistible than one involving infidelity, a television...

  7. July 16, 2012

    BBC confirms sale of Television Centre

    The BBC, the UK’s public service broadcaster, has confirmed the sale of the most iconic building in UK television history,...

  8. June 29, 2012

    Another sorry week as Cameron stumbles on

    When asked in opposition why he wanted to be prime minister, David Cameron replied: “Because I think I would be quite good...

  9. May 23, 2012

    Paxman recounts ‘hacking lesson’ lunch

    Jeremy Paxman, the presenter of the BBC’s Newsnight programme, told the Leveson inquiry into media ethics that former Daily...

  10. March 16, 2012

    Imperial measurements

    Television is an excellent tool of historical education, but also a limited one. Its limitations lie in the fact that we are...

  11. November 25, 2011

    All about the art of compromise

    There is a seemingly casual moment in Yasser Arafat, a new political documentary on the former Palestinian president that...

  12. October 21, 2011

    Guilt and glory

    In 1929, two years after he resigned from his job as a policeman in Burma, George Orwell settled, in his mind at least, the...

  13. July 29, 2011

    Done with discrimination? Join the club

    Some time ago the British National Party lost a racial discrimination ruling and was ordered to open its doors to...

  14. April 9, 2011

    Dyson in the spirit at Punch

    The drinks are on Punch Taverns’ Ian Dyson, as the recently installed boss works out who will get what tipple in the...

  15. February 13, 2011

    Principality’s regional focus boosts growth

    Eurfyl ap Gwilym, deputy chairman of Principality Building Society, caused something of a stir last year when he faced down...

  16. February 2, 2011

    Paxman bids a biting farewell to Newsnight’s e-mail update

    Jeremy Paxman, the iconoclastic host of BBC 2’s Newsnight, has bade a bitter farewell to the programme’s daily e-mail...

  17. Westminster Blog

    December 30, 2010

    Unions should be careful of crying wolf over strikes

    My favourite episode in the satirical TV programme The Day Today was when the Chris Morris presenter – styled loosely on...

  18. November 11, 2010

    Auntie is no sister under the skin

    The BBC faces claims that its staffing practices are sexist and ageist. Huw Edwards: Good evening, this is News at Ten. The...

  19. October 8, 2010

    M&S’s front line

    Alan Stewart got his first taste of life as Marks and Spencer finance director, sitting in on analyst and investor calls as...

  20. October 1, 2010

    BBC unions suspend strike

    Unions representing BBC staff have suspended their strike planned for next week after an improved offer on changes to their...

  21. September 30, 2010

    Senior BBC journalists urge colleagues not to strike

    Senior BBC journalists including Jeremy Paxman, James Naughtie and the broadcaster’s political editor Nick Robinson have...

  22. Westminster Blog

    May 7, 2010

    Election night 2010 live blog: the home stretch?

    With Jim and Alex on frontline duties, Kiran Stacey, a fellow political hack, will man this live blog. Jim, Alex and...

  23. May 1, 2010

    Turned off by these outbursts

    From Mr A.P. Williams. Sir, John Lloyd’s piece (“Why be serious when a sneer costs nothing?”, April 25/26) on the...

  24. April 24, 2010

    Why be serious when a sneer costs nothing?

    The natural instinct of political reporters on television, wrote the American journalist James Fallows in an essay in 1996,...

  25. April 9, 2010

    ‘Too much Hitler and the Henrys’

    History matters. Most intelligent adults, no matter how limited their education, understand that. Even if they have never...

  26. April 1, 2010

    Hubbies face a wife in the spotlight

    With the official start of the general election campaign just days away, broadcasters and much of the media are thrashing...

  27. March 31, 2010

    Hubbies face a wife in the spotlight

    With the official start of the general election campaign just days away, broadcasters and much of the media are thrashing...

  28. Westminster Blog

    March 4, 2010

    A reminder of last year's Paxman-Hague Ashcroft grilling

    Here is an interview with William Hague on Newsnight, 2 June 2009: My favourite Paxman question: “You seem surprisingly...

  29. Westminster Blog

    January 29, 2010

    Who will host the election Chancellor's TV debate?

    Channel Four and BBC’s Newsnight are vying to host a high-profile “chancellor’s debate” during the general election...

  30. January 20, 2010

    Newsnight egos

    Newsnight , BBC2's flagship current affairs programme, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a special programme on...

  31. Westminster Blog

    November 13, 2009

    What type of MPs should we have? FT's experts set a quiz

    I’ve corralled some of Britain’s top experts in various fields to set a hypothetical “MPs quiz” for tomorrow’s Weekend FT’s...

  32. November 12, 2009

    A PM needs EI but GB has sweet FA

    This week's row over Gordon Brown's sloppy letter of condolence to a bereaved army mum has brought to a head a wider issue...

  33. November 11, 2009

    Gordon Brown’s problem is that he can’t hug and speak for us

    This week’s row over Gordon Brown’s sloppy letter of condolence to a bereaved army mum has brought to a head a wider issue...

  34. October 30, 2009

    And nation shall speak unto itself

    British broadcasting (and not just the British Broadcasting Corporation) has done much in the past three decades to dilute...

  35. October 2, 2009

    Defining Moment: Robin Day transforms the political interview, February 23, 1958

    When New Zealander Geoffrey Cox became editor of ITN news in 1956, he identified his young newscaster Robin Day as the man...

  36. July 11, 2009

    Russia’s free media find a haven in Ukraine

    Imagine Jeremy Paxman being forced by an authoritarian crackdown on the media to flee London for Dublin, and begin a new...

  37. May 6, 2009

    Party broadcasts are so last century

    In April, Alistair Darling, the chancellor, made media history. To deliver a pre-Budget message he posted his own, DIY...

  38. May 5, 2009

    Truth-tellers or doom-mongers?

    Who is most pessimistic about the UK's economic prospects over the next 12 months? "The most miserable bastards in Britain...

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