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  1. March 27, 2013

    Your career management questions answered

    Following last week’s column that questioned whether jokes about the Pope are acceptable in the office, another reader asks:...

  2. November 23, 2012

    Culture and safe hands revisit the BBC

    Imagine the scene. It is the early 1950s and a group of young music lovers is huddled around the wireless indulging in the...

  1. March 19, 2012

    Thompson to leave BBC stronger but poorer

    Mark Thompson, who will step down as BBC director-general after this summer’s London Olympics, took over the running of the...

  2. October 7, 2011

    Mr Prime Minister, we like our credit cards

    “The prime minister was forced to change a passage in his original speech which appeared to call on people to pay off their...

  3. May 4, 2011

    Patten refuses to rule out BBC service cuts

    The new chairman of the BBC Trust said he could not rule out cutting entire services as the broadcaster struggles to adapt...

  4. March 18, 2011

    The List: Five most influential tweeters

    It was five years ago that Jack Dorsey, a software engineer from St Louis, Missouri, posted his first message on the...

  5. March 11, 2011

    The stuff of fashion

    Collector Ben Hard at home in Cornwall Human fascination with taxidermy is nothing new. The Victorians, lovers of the...

  6. March 11, 2011

    British institutions: the BBC

    A few minutes to 10pm in Studio N6 and the most striking thing is the serenity. Newspapers on deadline often give the...

  7. March 9, 2011

    Lyons warns BBC to remain vigilant

    Sir Michael Lyons will this evening give his valedictory speech as BBC Trust Chairman in which he is expected to say that...

  8. November 14, 2010

    BBC must change itself from within

    The BBC is one of Britain’s proudest institutions, but of late it has been humbled. The state-owned broadcaster’s reputation...

  9. September 10, 2010

    The voice of experience

    At a reception following a typically barn-storming performance by the Berlin Philharmonic led by Sir Simon Rattle at the BBC...

  10. July 10, 2010

    The perfect response to phoney outrage

    Channel 4’s favourite self-appellation is “edgy”. Edgy – working on the edge of the acceptable – is how C4 wishes to be seen...

  11. July 9, 2010

    Do the public a service – fund your own pension

    What’s the real reason for Jonathan Ross’s departure from the BBC? Fears that public-sector spending cuts might apply to his...

  12. July 7, 2010

    ITV managers face psychometric tests

    ITV’s senior managers will be subjected to psychometric testing as its new chairman and chief executive exert stronger...

  13. March 17, 2010

    Libel lawyers hit back in debate over free speech

    Lawyers who specialise in libel actions against media companies have launched a legal counter-attack against the government...

  14. March 16, 2010

    Libel lawyers hit back in free speech debate

    Lawyers who specialise in libel actions against media companies have launched a legal counter-attack against the government...

  15. February 20, 2010

    Prime minister’s question time

    Time was, and a good time too, when a prime minister asked by an interviewer how much sex he had at university; what he...

  16. February 8, 2010

    BBC spent £230m on its talent

    The BBC is to announce on Tuesday that the amount it spent on talent in the year to March 2009 reached £230m.This pool of...

  17. January 8, 2010

    Show's over Jonathan Ross decides not to renew BBC contract

    The BBC has parted company with Jonathan Ross, its most highly paid entertainer, in a move that is likely to bolster the...

  18. January 8, 2010

    Bankers and Jonathan Ross have a lot in common

    Jonathan Ross is to the BBC what City bankers are to the British economy. Consider the parallels. In 2006, the entertainer...

  19. January 7, 2010

    Bankers and Jonathan Ross have a lot in common

    Jonathan Ross is to the BBC what City bankers are to the British economy. Consider the parallels.In 2006, the entertainer...

  20. January 7, 2010

    BBC parts company with Jonathan Ross

    The BBC has parted company with Jonathan Ross, its most highly paid entertainer, in a move that is likely to bolster the...

  21. November 13, 2009

    BBC reveals top salaries and expenses

    A 70p parking meter claim and a £647 two-night stay in a Las Vegas casino hotel marked the extremes of expenses claimed by...

  22. November 12, 2009

    BBC reveals top executive salaries and expense details

    A 70p parking meter claim and a £647 two-night stay in a Las Vegas casino hotel marked the extremes of expenses claimed by...

  23. October 22, 2009

    'Public service' has been forgotten

    From Mr Martin Cullen. Sir, Thank you for Philip Stephens' excellent article “A five-step programme to save the BBC”...

  24. October 8, 2009

    BBC seeks views on rude language

    The BBC wants audiences to tell it whether and when it can use the most obscene language in its programming, the...

  25. September 18, 2009

    Drawing comfort from conspiracy

    The release of Dan Brown's book The Lost Symbol this week was the kind of "event publishing" usually reserved for books...

  26. September 17, 2009

    Drawing comfort from conspiracy

    The release of Dan Brown’s book The Lost Symbol this week was the kind of “event publishing” usually reserved for books...

  27. September 12, 2009

    Twitter branches out as London's 'ecosystem' flies

    London is staking its claim as the Twitter capital of the world as a flock of local start-ups ride the communications...

  28. September 11, 2009

    Twitter branches out as London’s ‘ecosystem’ flies

    London is staking its claim as the Twitter capital of the world as a flock of local start-ups ride the communications...

  29. August 28, 2009

    TV elite hit hard at Edinburgh ITF

    The recession has hit hard at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. Soho House, which normally co-sponsors with...

  30. June 26, 2009

    Watchdog and workers savage BBC expenses

    BBC staff and licence fee- payers' representatives yesterday condemned the expenses claimed by the corporation's top...

  31. June 25, 2009

    BBC attacked over expenses

    BBC staff and licence fee-payers’ representatives have condemned the expenses claimed by the corporation’s top executives,...

  32. June 8, 2009

    Twitter 'socialises politics' during week of drama

    MPs and political geeks logged on to Twitter in their droves last week for minute-by-minute news and reaction to the local...

  33. June 8, 2009

    Twitter a hit during week of drama

    MPs and political geeks logged on to Twitter in their droves last week for minute-by-minute news and reaction to the local...

  34. April 4, 2009

    Record fine for BBC over Brand affair

    Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, heavily fined the BBC yesterday and criticised the publicly funded broadcaster for...

  35. April 3, 2009

    BBC fined £150,000 for Ross-Brand prank

    The BBC was hit by the heaviest fine in its history on Friday when Ofcom levied a £150,000 penalty over an incident in which...

  36. March 14, 2009

    The Diary: Stewart Lee

    Saturday: It is just under a week until my TV series Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle starts on BBC2. I’ve been a stand-up...

  37. January 31, 2009

    Where low humour meets high culture

    Ihad thought the conventional thing: that the fuss over Jonathan Ross's and Russell Brand's obscene call to Andrew Sachs...

  38. January 3, 2009

    Say what you like - but don't ask me to pay

    The TV year slunk out like a skunk, but even odours have their uses. Channel 4's decision to give the world's leading...

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