BBC

Manyi snubbed, then huffs

Progressive Professionals Forum (PPF) president Mzwanele Manyi may have resigned from his position as head of policy at the Black Business Council …

Business (South Africa)

Line of Duty recap: series two, episode one – get back on duty!

Jed Mercurio’s twisty crime drama returns, and just one episode in, our sense of right and wrong has already been turned on its head<p><i>Spoiler alert: this blog is for people watching series four of Line of Duty (it also contains spoilers from earlier series). Don’t read on unless you have watched</i> …

TV

BBC under fire for 'lack of coverage' of pro-EU march

The BBC has come under fire from some of those who went on yesterday’s pro-EU march who claim the broadcaster did not give the event sufficient news …

Referendums

Dodgy detectives, Twitter trolls and whistleblowers: Line of Duty is back

Jed Mercurio’s corrupt cop hit remains one of the best shows on TV, but surely every rozzer in the Midlands knows who Kate Fleming is by now?<p>Although the police declined to co-operate with the production of a series that specialises in corruption, conspiracy and cover-up, there is something …

TV

Should ad land care about the BBC?

The BBC is about to reach a significant milestone – in five years' time it will be marking its 100th year – but it has a lot to contend with before …

The BBC is using this excellent photo of Trump for everything

It's not even clear where it's from, but alongside various stories about Trump's healthcare legislation woes, it's been on the BBC News homepage for …

BBC broadcaster takes on would-be terrorists: ‘Do you have any idea who you’re dealing with?’

BBC broadcaster Andrew Neil delivered a strong rebuke to would-be terrorists during a monologue Thursday in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack in London.<p>Neil’s remarks came the day after a man identified by police as Khalid Masood went on a deadly rampage Wednesday, hitting pedestrians with a …

Conservative POV

Scientists think they're on the cusp of reversing aging

March 24, 2017<p>Scientists think they’re on the cusp of reversing aging<p>by Chuck Bednar<p>In what could be a significant anti-aging breakthrough, …

Longevity

Trying to gag the BBC's negative coverage of Brexit is a dumb move on behalf of MPs

More than 70 MPs have sent a letter to the BBC threatening its existence unless it bans negative reports on Brexit .<p>As I read it, I genuinely thought …

Referendums

The Last Kingdom recap: series two, episode two – the heads start rolling

The swords’n’Vikings drama quickly ramps up the action, with violence and deception coming from all angles – but can it keep pace for the whole series?<p><i>This blog is for those who have watched the second episode of series two of The Last Kingdom. Please try and avoid book spoilers in the …

TV

MPs who complained about BBC are 'hardline Euro-climate sceptics'

Many of the MPs who complained that the BBC’s coverage of Brexit was biased are part of a group of “hardline Euro-climate sceptics”, according to a …

Climate Change

Twitter Considering A Paid-For Premium Membership Option

• BBC, Friday, March 24, 2017 6:29 AM<p>Twitter has struck on a new idea as it battles to make its first dollar in profit -- why not charge heavy users? A …

Twitter

Fake tube sign read out on BBC News and in Commons after Westminster attack

Sign with defiant message for terrorists goes viral and is commended in parliament – but is an online fake<p>London attack: what we know so far Murdered PC Keith Palmer honoured by MPs and colleagues<p>A London tube sign with a defiant message for terrorists that went viral in the wake of Wednesday’s …

London

BBC Appoints Deputy Director General, BBC Worldwide Boss to New Board

The U.K. public broadcaster also adds a former Paralympian and a former Virgin top executive to the 14-member board that will take over from the BBC …

Entertainment

BBC newsreader covering London terror attack shocks viewers with throat cut gesture

Though she apologised on air.<p>Viewers were left somewhat shocked by an unfortunate on-air gesture by a BBC News anchor while yesterday's (March 22) …

Terrorism

BBC 'Brexit bias' claims need to be based on hard evidence

The recent letter to the BBC by a group of MPs accusing it of anti-Brexit bias looks like the latest attempt by politicians and press magnates to …

European Union

The BBC is still deciding on the future of The Great Pottery Throw Down

Just as the latest winner is crowned.<p>Series 2 of <i>The Great Pottery Throw Down</i> may have only just concluded today (March 23), but its future already …

Pottery

Two U.S. .Tech Firms Conned In Alleged Email Phishing Scam

• BBC, Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:44 AM<p>Evaldas Rimasauskas, an alleged phishing artist has been arrested in Lithuania and charged with tricking two US …

Fraud

The real BBC shocker: occasionally it isn’t biased

There’s one thing that bothers me a lot about the letter sent by ‘more than 70’ MPs to the director-general…<p>See the full story of The real BBC shocker: occasionally it isn’t biased on The Spectator.

'BBC dad' announces CNN interview with the perfect dad joke

This could well be the final swansong for the sweet, viral phenomena that was BBC dad.<p>It's now been 12 days since the glorious video of Professor Robert Kelly's children gatecrashing his BBC interview went massively viral, and — after numerous parodies, think pieces and an eventual press conference …

Humor

Stop bias against Brexit or face fine, BBC warned

The BBC will face sanctions and fines from its new regulator unless it ends its Brexit bias, a former Culture Secretary and architect of the Royal Charter has warned.<p>John Whittingdale, a Conservative MP, said that he is concerned that the corporation is "constantly looking for negatives and …

Referendums

The Internet Still Wants BBC Dad's Kids to Crash Interviews

Robert E. Kelly, the Pusan National University professor of political science affectionately known to the world as "BBC Dad," is back to give …

Park Geun-hye

BBC and ITV cancel programming in wake of London terror attack

The BBC and ITV have both been forced to amend their TV schedules following the London terror attacks which took place on Wednesday afternoon at the …

Terrorism

BBC Dad is SO over, here comes BBC Mom!

Move over, BBC Dad. A mom-centric parody of the now famous BBC interview where a stuffy-looking father gets interrupted mid-Skype interview by his …

Wizard of Oz

Letters: The BBC has failed in its duty to provide balanced reporting on Brexit

SIR – It is interesting to read that a substantial number of politicians have written to the BBC complaining of a lack of balance when Brexit is being discussed.<p>I largely agree with this, although Andrew Neil remains an exception. He is a robust interviewer, and harsh when faced with evasive …

Nova Scotia

Terror In London: Get The Latest On The Westminster Attack

One year to the day after the deadly suicide bombings in Brussels, another act of terrorism has taken innocent lives.<p>Four are confirmed dead after a …

Terrorism

The BBC's bias against Brexit could do real harm to Britain

What is the condition of Britain today? The facts suggest a country doing well. Economic growth is robust and employment is at record levels. Socially, Britain is perhaps the most harmonious and diverse nation in the developed world, largely untouched by the xenophobia and bigotry that stalk the …

Brexit

The BBC Brexit bias row is just another example of blame the messenger

Bashing the BBC says more about our political climate than the broadcaster. If our leaders keep criticising every report they disagree with, our future will be gloomy<p>When even the BBC’s Countryfile, the sleeper Sunday night hit much beloved of weather watchers, is accused of “cropaganda” by the …

Referendums

Tory MPs are attacking the BBC for not telling the public fairytales about Brexit

Donald Trump might have sunk to record levels of unpopularity across the Atlantic, but that hasn’t stopped 72 Brexiteer MPs from taking a leaf out of …

Referendums

BBC accused of anti-Brexit bias by more than 70 MPs

Dozens of predominately Conservative MPs have signed a letter to the BBC's director general accusing the public broadcaster of bias in its Brexit …

Brexit