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  1. 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...

  2. February 24, 2012

    Lights out at the BBC

    There is a wide streak of sentimentality running through old journalists. They tend to go all misty-eyed when they describe...

  1. December 2, 2011

    Making (radio) waves on high pay

    Saying no is a life skill. I have written an entire chapter on this in my new book that comes out in January, so you would...

  2. Westminster Blog

    November 25, 2011

    Exclusive: Byrne writes to Clegg to demand answers on jobs fund

    The controversy over how Nick Clegg’s £1bn jobs fund is to be paid for has overshadowed the announcement itself, much to the...

  3. Westminster Blog

    July 19, 2010

    Michael Gove looks rattled by a bruising couple of weeks

    Michael Gove Michael Gove has not had a fun time recently. The education secretary has suffered a mauling by his shadow, Ed...

  4. 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...

  5. Westminster Blog

    April 23, 2010

    How traditional media has failed the election

    By John Lloyd “Reporters do of course write stories about political life in the broader sense and about the substance of...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. February 24, 2010

    Charmless Charlie

    A flavour of Team GB's style at the Treasury. Chancellor Brown plus Messrs Balls and Whelan had their plane diverted because...

  9. February 5, 2010

    No yolking matter

    The Undercover Economist (Tim Harford): It's always the little problems that create the biggest fuss, but in this case the...

  10. December 23, 2009

    Bring down the curtain on the bank charges panto

    The bank charges saga has all the elements: larger-than-life banker-villains, thigh-slapping underdog consumer-heroes, and...

  11. December 22, 2009

    Ring down the curtain on bank charges panto

    The bank charges saga has all the elements: larger-than-life banker-villains, thigh-slapping underdog consumer-heroes, and...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. April 13, 2009

    The Welcome Visitor

    The Welcome Visitor: Living Well, Dying Well By John Humphrys and Dr Sarah Jarvis Hodder & Stoughton £16.99, 288 pages FT...

  15. December 27, 2008

    Intelligence service

    Anyone following British news from abroad might be puzzled by the number of articles and columns, and the degree of...

  16. April 8, 2008

    Optimists always have the last laugh

    If you want to get depressed every morning, tune in to Today on BBC Radio 4. There you will hear an unremittingly grim view...

  17. March 26, 2008

    Suralan fires the cabinet apprentices

    Sir Alan Sugar is back on the BBC tonight for a fourth series of The Apprentice. The cabinet's political apprentices...

  18. March 25, 2008

    Suralan fires thecabinet apprentices

    Sir Alan Sugar is back on the BBC for a fourth series of The Apprentice. The cabinet’s political apprentices responsible for...

  19. March 10, 2008

    Time to wean the junkie BBC off its tax habit

    On Tuesday Ed Richards, chief executive of the broadcasting regulator Ofcom, will deliver a speech on his planned review of...

  20. January 16, 2008

    BBC can restore trust of public, says chief

    Mark Thompson, the director-general of the BBC, presented himself as the corporation’s “editor-in-chief” on Tuesday, at the...

  21. January 16, 2008

    BBC can restore trust of public, says chief

    Mark Thompson, the director-general of the BBC, presented himself as the corporation's "editor-in-chief" yesterday, at the...

  22. October 12, 2007

    BBC chief tells staff to be quiet on job cuts

    The chairman of the BBC has warned senior staff to keep quiet as Radio 4 newsreaders added their voices to growing protests...

  23. September 29, 2007

    Is that a yes or a no, John?

    Non-fiction Broadcaster John Humphrys can't make his mind up about God. Unfortunately, his saloon-bar opinions make for a...

  24. September 29, 2007

    Is that a yes or a no, John?

    In God We Doubt: Confessions of a Failed Atheist By John Humphrys Hodder & Stoughton £18.99, 336 pages FT bookshop price:...

  25. September 4, 2007

    Save BBC4

    John Humphrys, presenter of Radio 4's Today programme, has little doubt where the axe should fall in the BBC's search for...

  26. July 7, 2007

    THE LIST

    Jon Kelly has been producer of Mastermind since its relaunch in 2003. Mastermind 2007 begins on BBC2 on Monday Bill Wright...

  27. FT Alphaville

    June 8, 2007

    Horlick: 'Super-normal returns reflect efficient management'

    Nicola Horlick this week announced the launch of Bramdean Alternatives, a new fund of hedge and private equity funds, that...

  28. April 14, 2007

    Who's who at YouGov

    *Stephan Shakespeare The co-founder, ex-joint chief executive and current chief innovations officer currently owns 20.1 per...

  29. March 8, 2007

    Meeting his match

    Michael Grade must have meant X-Factor rather than X-Files on the BBC's Today programme yesterday. ITV's new chairman seemed...

  30. February 23, 2007

    Hail hale Humphrys

    John Humphrys this month celebrates his 20th anniversary as a presenter on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, and yesterday...

  31. February 22, 2007

    Mandelson strops are no spectacles

    P eter Mandelson, the European Union’s trade commissioner, relishes his nickname, the Prince of Darkness, earned during the...

  32. November 14, 2006

    RADIO MARTIN HOYLE

    John Humphrys explores his third option in Humphrys in Search of God (Radio 4 9.00am, 9.30pm), having saved the best till...

  33. November 11, 2006

    Hoodies in my dictionary are piebald crows with no hoodlum links

    From Mr Paul Surtees. Sir, John Humphrys' amusing article "The pedant's revolt" (FT magazine, October 28/29) mentioned a...

  34. October 27, 2006

    The pedant’s revolt

    It is a truly terrible thing to be branded a pedant. You become simultaneously the best friend and target of a legion of...

  35. August 25, 2006

    RADIO MARTIN HOYLE

    Another palpable hit for Radio 4's afternoon play spot. Beatrice Colin's quietly absorbing and ultimately moving The...

  36. August 12, 2006

    TELEVISION KARL FRENCH

    Armand Leroi is back posing and answering more fascinating questions, the central one being What Makes Us Human? (Channel 4...

  37. August 10, 2006

    TELEVISION

    Charlotte Coyle is exuberant, bouncy, large and beautiful. The latter two are important. A successful model across the...

  38. June 28, 2006

    RADIO - MARTIN HOYLE

    Has the novelty worn off or is tonight's 28 Acts in 28 Minutes (Radio 4 6.30pm) less funny than last week? It still keeps...

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