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  1. October 1, 2013

    Katy Perry, Roundhouse, London – review

    The last time Katy Perry played London the stage was decorated with pink candy floss and giant lollipops, a sickly odour of...

  2. 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:...

  1. September 27, 2012

    Hacking claimants drop damages bid

    More than 150 phone-hacking claimants including Cherie Blair and Russell Brand dropped their bid for exemplary damages on...

  2. June 14, 2012

    Send this cop film to a correction facility

    The week’s most engrossing film is the most ill-finished. Polisse, a French documentary-style drama about a Child Protection...

  3. 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...

  4. January 6, 2012

    St Trinian’s artist whose comic genius inspired a generation

    Having barely survived nearly four years in Japanese prisoner of war camps, Ronald Searle became one of the world’s finest...

  5. March 20, 2011

    Katy Perry, Hammersmith Apollo, London

    Lollipop star: Katy Perry There was a time when Katy Perry was a Christian rock-singing teenager from a God-fearing...

  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 25, 2010

    20 questions: Stephen Webster, jeweller

    The London-based jeweller’s profile soared after he made the wedding rings for Madonna and Guy Ritchie 10 years ago. From a...

  9. August 28, 2010

    Katy Perry: Teenage Dream

    Katy Perry Teenage Dream (Virgin) Katy Perry, she of the burlesque outfits, “I Kissed a Girl” naughtiness and impending...

  10. July 14, 2010

    Lions Gate enters battle to buy MGM

    The battle for control of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has become a three-way fight after Lions Gate Entertainment submitted a merger...

  11. 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...

  12. June 24, 2010

    Beauty and the Brand

    The smash-hit American comedy Get him to the Greek stars the British stand-up comedian Russell Brand as a once-famous rock...

  13. June 23, 2010

    Film releases: June 25

    Panic and mayhem: Jonah Hill and Russell Brand star in ‘Get him to the Greek’ Get him to the Greek () stars the British...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. July 11, 2009

    BBC comedy is no laughing matter

    The BBC had three comedy series running this week, none of which were funny. It’s a serious matter when the financial and...

  21. June 6, 2009

    The Diary: Rory Bremner

    While the world weathers recession, Bremner, Bird and Fortune is experiencing its own credit crunch. With our budget cut by...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. FT Alphaville

    April 1, 2009

    Protest in the City, in pictures, part one

    FT Alphaville was there to document the discord, in disguise naturally. Bit of police man-handling by Cannon Street...

  25. March 29, 2009

    Tunng with Tinariwen, Koko, London

    “This is a song about a legendary Touareg freedom fighter who died in a helicopter crash in 1985,” offers Mike Lindsay,...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. November 25, 2008

    Former Radio 2 chief to join Universal Music

    Lesley Douglas, the former controller of BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music who resigned amid the row over Russell Brand and...

  30. November 14, 2008

    Alarming bad taste broadcasts

    Last weekend, a lavish, even a humiliating, apology was broadcast by the BBC. It concerned two of their most prominent star...

  31. November 13, 2008

    Alarming bad taste broadcasts

    Last weekend, a lavish, even a humiliating, apology was broadcast by the BBC. It concerned two of its most prominent star...

  32. November 11, 2008

    Bad publicity today is old news tomorrow

    Watching the BBC’s difficulties over its recent Radio 2 broadcast by Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand, I felt an overwhelming...

  33. November 8, 2008

    Second BBC head quits over prank

    The furore over messages left on the answer machine of Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs by Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand...

  34. November 6, 2008

    If you broadcast into people's homes, the onus is on you

    From Ms Tracy Hofman. Sir, I was bemused to read Emma Jacobs’ dismissive comments on the Jonathan Ross/Russell Brand affair...

  35. November 4, 2008

    A respite, perhaps, from incivility

    Could recession prompt a return to civility, decency and good manners? Certainly there is a shift in the national mood,...

  36. November 3, 2008

    A respite, perhaps, from incivility

    Could recession prompt a return to civility, decency and good manners? Certainly there is a shift in the national mood,...

  37. November 3, 2008

    Corporation rampant

    The last time a Democrat appeared so well placed to beat the Republican to the White House, anyone living in the US who...

  38. November 1, 2008

    An example of what is wrong with the British

    From Mr M.J. Rosenberg. Sir, In nothing I have read or listened to in connection with the BBC’s most recent failure of sense...

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