BBC

This is what the cast of Versailles actually looks like

Versailles is returning for another lavish season set in the court of the Sun King Louis XIV.<p>Alex Jones's return to the One Show is sooner than you'd …

Entertainment

Richard Hammond's Sport Classic Grey Porsche 911 GT3 RS Is Now for Sale

Anybody with even a remote interest in cars is aware that Richard Hammond belongs in the Porschephille camp. However, not that many four-wheeled …

Richard Hammond

The Last Kingdom recap: series two, episode six – bread-pudding boy weds

With raids, betrayals and a wedding, it was another excellent episode of the most underrated show on TV. But who will save Aethelflaed from her awful husband?<p><i>This blog is for those who have watched the sixth episode of series two of The Last Kingdom. Please try and avoid book spoilers in the</i> …

Doctor Who

W’round up — 20 April 2017 – Wround-up – Medium

W’round up — 20 April 2017<p><i>The Raven’s arrived — marketing, media, tech and related stories that have sparkled in the roost, and sparked my interest</i> …

Burger King

It is high time we put the 'British' back into British Broadcasting Corporation

Why is it that the British Broadcasting Corporation is so often unrepresentative of the country it is intended to serve? Why does it seem that the …

News (Ireland)

May Day

Another election on June 8th….should have been on the 6th….considering.<p>The BBC going negative already?…..only one positive voice on this vox pop…as …

Tim Farron

19 Of The Best Damn Dogs On BBC News

In future, the news should be presented by dogs.<p>Posted on April 19, 2017, 11:19 GMT<p>1. Bounce the Dog<p>BBC News / Via Twitter: @scottygb<p>Obviously, he has to be at the top.<p>2. Oscar the Golden Cocker Spaniel<p>BBC News / Via Twitter: @scottygb<p>Just look at Oscar with his serious news face.<p>BBC News / Via …

Doctor Who

North Korean official says will continue missile tests - BBC | Reuters

LONDON North Korea will continue to regularly test missiles and any military action against it by the United States would prompt "all out war", a …

North Korea

BBC documentary on LSD microdosing

BBC News has a 15 minute documentary about people who take regular tiny doses of psychedelics drugs to deal with mental health issues, improve …

Lsd

Ofcom accused of on and off-screen diversity failures at BBC

Former culture minister David Lammy concerned over lack of specific ethnicity targets in draft regulatory framework<p>A former culture minister has accused the media regulator Ofcom of shirking its responsibilities to improve diversity both on and off screen at the BBC and has called on the government …

Governance

Doctor Who: series 36, episode one – The Pilot

Finally, a new series! And from the title’s knowing wink onwards, it’s one of the freshest openers in years – just as it’s Steven Moffat’s last. How ironic<p><i>Spoiler alert: this blog contains plot details for The Pilot</i><i>, episode one of the 36th series of Doctor Who on BBC1. Do not read on if you have</i> …

Doctor Who

How the BBC’s truth offensive beat Hitler’s propaganda machine

Accurate radio reporting of British defeats helped win trust of German listeners<p>When it came to winning the war against Hitler’s sophisticated propaganda machine, the BBC hit upon an ingenious idea: tell the unvarnished truth.<p>An academic trawl of the corporation’s archives has revealed that while …

Military History

BBC looks to curb pay of news stars in £80m cuts

The BBC is considering new pay caps for its news presenters as part of £80m in cuts to its journalism budget.<p>It is understood that managers are discussing introducing limits on the value of new on-screen contracts, amid concern that the corporation has been paying over the odds.<p>Sources said the …

Budgeting

The Great Bore War

The BBC can’t seem to help itself, especially as it doesn’t have to be balanced anymore according to Nick Robinson, it pumps out endless alarmist …

Democracy

Lies, Spies and Very Few ‘Whys’

<b>It is worth noting that a report from FCO Services highlighted that no DDOS attack was ongoing at the</b> <b><br>time of the incident.</b><p>The government tells us …

Voter Registration

Watch BBC Explain CGI in 1982

How far had computer graphics come in the early eighties? "Tomorrow's World," an old show on BBC, shows us just how far the tech had come – and how …

Graphics

Bias and the BBC

Was it fair over Brexit and can it survive in the 21st century?<p><i>Last week, Nick Robinson wrote an article in the</i> Radio Times <i>saying Radio 4’s</i> Today <i>programme no longer has an obligation to balance its coverage of Brexit. This led to criticism from Charles Moore that he was, in effect, admitting to BBC</i> …

Journalism

We May Be Completely Wrong About How Our Brains Form Memories

One Experience, Two Memories<p>Scientists have long believed the human brain stores memories following a two-step process. Memories are first stored in …

The Brain

The BBC’s duty to followers of all faiths and none

Thank you for your editorial (Religious literacy helps us to understand our secular selves, 8 April). The secularisation narrative – that humanity is no longer ignorant, fearful and living in an enchanted world, but has now come of age, is rational, scientific and does not need religious faith – …

Religion

Line of Duty recap: series four, episode three – step away from the lift!

How does Jed Mercurio do it? He always manages to pump the plot full of shocking twists to keep us on our toes. But the truth about Balaclava Man can’t be as clear-cut as it seems<p><i>Spoiler alert: this blog is for people watching series four of Line of Duty (it also contains spoilers from earlier</i> …

Doctor Who

BBC drama Versailles promises to be naughtier than ever in series 2 with a five-in-a-bed sex scene

As if the first series of the show wasn’t saucy enough, the second series of BBC Two’s Versailles is set to ruffle feathers even further with more …

TV

Judge who offered to pay the fine of a girl who attacked her abuser is disciplined

Jonathan Durham Hall, a British judge, has been issued “formal advice” and disciplined after he offered to pay the court fine of a teenage girl who …

Extremism

BBC's Poldark is officially coming back for a fourth series

Whether or not Aidan Turner keeps his shirt on this time remains to be seen.<p>We haven't even seen the third series of <i>Poldark</i> on our screens yet, but …

Amazon Prime

Think Tanks on the BBC’s lawn

A video of Jacob Rees-Mogg giving the EU what for and telling a few home-truths that the BBC doesn’t dare voice…he mentions the rise of extremist …

Public Sector

Nick Robinson wheels out usual BBC defences against EU coverage bias claims

BBC presenter and ex-political editor Nick Robinson has been sounding off aggressively against those who he complains are ‘moaning’ that the …

Brexit

The Last Kingdom recap: series two, episode four – big hairy Viking madness!

What a cracking episode, with Thyra’s revenge, Ragnar blinded by bloodlust – and even a brief break from all the killings for a wedding<p><i>This blog is for those who have watched the fourth episode of series two of The Last Kingdom. Please try and avoid book spoilers in the comments. See here to catch</i> …

TV

Ghostly face on BBC News leaves viewers confused

Is the BBC News studio haunted?<p>A ‘laughing pink face’ leaves viewers a little confused during an unfortunate technical hitch.

With ‘Meat-Free Mondays,’ the BBC has created a replica of its London bubble in Manchester

You can take the corporation out of London, but you can’t take London out of the corporation<p>An American woman started a website called ‘People I Want to Punch in the Throat’, in which she listed the people she wanted to punch in the throat. It was enormously successful and spawned a book called</i> …

London

Viewers confused as BBC News gets 'haunted by laughing pink face'

There was furious screen grabbing on Twitter this afternoon, when a segment on BBC News aired with a ghostly face watermarked over it.<p>The pink-hued …

Entertainment

UK mock crucifixion canceled over blasphemy, safety concerns

A "full crucifixion experience" fundraising event in the U.K. was canceled Wednesday over blasphemy and safety concerns.<p>The benefit was a prelude to the play "Manchester Passion," a story on Jesus Christ's crucifixion to be performed on Saturday at Manchester city's Cathedral Gardens, BBC News …

Crucifixion