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"22.11.2016 21:45:00" theguardian.com How the media handled the Trump phenomenon Reporters, editors, bloggers, columnists and TV anchors look back on a unique election that saw them both blacklisted and accused of providing free publicity. By Guardian US with Columbia Journalism Review.
"22.11.2016 21:15:01" theguardian.com Trump v the media: did his tactics mortally wound the fourth estate? From a bonanza of free airtime to an overt media campaign against him, Donald Trump was a candidate covered like no other. But were journalists unwitting accomplices in his election? And where does the industry go from here?
"22.11.2016 16:30:22" theguardian.com So you want to get out of your bubble: try reading these conservative websites In the fragmented world of new media it is all to easy to experience only opinions we agree with. This list of rightwing titles can help liberals readers change that.
"27.10.2016 07:18:42" theguardian.com Chris Evans' breakfast show loses 400,000 listeners after Top Gear exit BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw also sheds listeners – but 6 Music breaks its audience record again Chris Evans' Radio 2 breakfast show loses more than 400,000 listeners in the three months after he quit Top Gear, as Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw also sheds listeners
"24.10.2016 10:55:47" theguardian.com Big Brother: Biggins' comments about bisexual people 'did not breach rules' Ofcom also says The X Factor will not be investigated following complaints from viewers about 'joke' acts Comments made by Christopher Biggins about bisexual people during Celebrity Big Brother did not breach broadcasting standards, it has been ruled
"18.10.2016 21:18:08" theguardian.com CBS to turn Candy Crush into a TV gameshow, because money CBS network announces competition series based on the popular mobile phone game, once skewered by Stephen Colbert on his Late Show Sugar, money, money
You are my candy girl.
"18.10.2016 07:34:53" theguardian.com Great British Bake Off 'shouldn't keep name after Channel 4 move' 2014 winner Frances Quinn says to switch from BBC to rival broadcaster while retaining it's name would be like 'making a loaf of bread and calling it cake' What's in a name?
"18.10.2016 07:29:08" theguardian.com Ken Loach: BBC news manipulative and deeply political Cathy Come Home director calls for corporation to democratise and says 'bad history' dramas such as Downton Abbey put viewers' brains to sleep The BBC is a rotten place for a director, according to Ken Loach
"17.10.2016 09:09:34" theguardian.com Cold Feet set for new series after successful return to ITV Drama series recommissioned after first episode pulled in consolidated ratings of 8.4 million on return from 13-year absence ITV have no Cold Feet about recommissioning another series of the popular drama
"14.10.2016 11:19:43" theguardian.com BBC sorry for showing footage of gorilla instead of Nicola Sturgeon Breakfast host tells viewers Scottish first minister is due to appear as video of escaped London zoo gorilla is broadcast BBC presenters have apologised after the broadcaster's breakfast programme showed footage of a gorilla instead of Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon
"14.10.2016 10:34:36" theguardian.com Gary Lineker: BBC can't take Match of the Day for granted Presenter says corporation faces intense competition for sports rights and is now being 'hamstrung' by the government Gary Lineker has said competition between broadcasters for sports rights is so intense that the BBC cannot take holding on to Match of the Day for granted.
"13.10.2016 15:17:07" theguardian.com BBC hits back at Daily Mail accusation of 'Brexit bias' Insiders say claim BBC is 'reverting to Europhile roots' is countered by fact it is being attacked by remain camp as well The BBC has hit back against a renewed attack on what the Daily Mail has called its “Brexit bias” by pointing out that its EU coverage has been criticised by both sides of the debate
"12.10.2016 08:51:49" theguardian.com Pravda comes to Scotland 'to extend Russian influence in the UK' Don't see it as propaganda, says the editor, it's just 'important to counterbalance the US administration-led consensus regarding the Middle East' Pravda, one of the most famous and most controversial newspapers in the world, is planning to set up a branch in Edinburgh.
"10.10.2016 10:29:59" theguardian.com Strictly Come Dancing hits series high as Ed Balls goes green Despite drawing more viewers than last year on Saturday, ITV's The X Factor trailed the BBC show by 3 million viewers What a Carrey-on! Strictly hits series high as Ed Balls goes green
"07.10.2016 11:40:23" theguardian.com Grand Tour trailer sees Jeremy Clarkson and co tackle broken arm and camel First full-length promo for Amazon Prime show also shows former Top Gear presenters watching a tank blowing up a van Better than Top Gear?
"05.10.2016 11:23:04" theguardian.com BBC axes David Baddiel show after jokes about Queen's sex life More than 120 people complained about episode of Radio 4's Don't Make Me Laugh that aired on monarch's 90th birthday BBC Radio 4 has axed a show hosted by David Baddiel after outrage over jokes about the Queen's sex life on her 90th birthday
"29.09.2016 13:12:38" theguardian.com Tory MP's complaint about Russell Howard jibes rejected by BBC Trust Philip Davies claimed comedian defamed him by describing him as a 'windbag' and 'hypocrite' in Commons debates A rightwing Tory MP's complaint about a Russell Howard comedy show in which he was described as a “windbag” and “toad-faced hypocrite” in Commons debates has been rejected
"29.09.2016 13:00:14" theguardian.com Theresa May had private meeting with Rupert Murdoch PM met Times and Sun owner last week despite her reputation for keeping the media at arm's length Theresa May had a private meeting with Rupert Murdoch during a whistle-stop tour to New York last week in which she made her maiden speech to the UN as prime minister
"29.09.2016 09:35:58" theguardian.com Vogue editors accused of hypocrisy after declaring war on fashion bloggers Editors told to get back to their Werther's Originals after criticising 'pathetic' fashion bloggers 'in borrowed clothes' One Vogue staffer wrote: “Note to bloggers who change head-to-toe paid-to-wear outfits every hour: please stop. Find another business. You are heralding the death of style”
"29.09.2016 07:59:32" theguardian.com Daily Mail owner to make £50m cost cuts DMGT to reduce headcount as it announces strategic review in face of 'challenging market conditions' The owner of the Daily Mail has said it expects to make £50m in cost cuts this year and has announced it is to reduce its headcount
"28.09.2016 10:51:16" theguardian.com Great British Bake Off: Nadiya Hussain has had 'no offer' from Channel 4 Former winner says Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins were important to show on BBC – but it could work somewhere else Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain has said she has not received an offer from Channel 4 to present the show – has also not ruled out joining Paul Hollywood
"27.09.2016 12:45:26" theguardian.com Why the Daily Telegraph's Sam Allardyce sting was justified There was a clear public interest in the newspaper's use of subterfuge in order to expose the England football manager's dealings "There is a clear public interest justification in knowing that a man employed by the Football Association is offering advice on how to circumvent its rules"
"27.09.2016 09:46:03" theguardian.com BBC denies iPlayer password plans are part of licence fee crackdown Corporation says making users enter a password is aimed at giving them a 'better BBC' The BBC has denied that plans for iPlayer users to enter a password from next year are part of a crackdown on TV licence fee evaders
"22.09.2016 09:25:03" theguardian.com Mary Berry to leave Great British Bake Off – but Paul Hollywood likely to stay Judges divided about staying with BBC alongside Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins rather than moving to Channel 4 "My decision to stay with the BBC is out of loyalty to them, as they have nurtured me, and the show, that was a unique and brilliant format from day one. I am just sad for the audience who may not be ready for change, I hope they understand my
"22.09.2016 08:36:23" theguardian.com Colin Firth was told to dye hair for Pride and Prejudice as he was 'too ginger' Screenwriter Andrew Davies reveals star almost missed out on role of Mr Darcy in BBC drama, which launched his career "With Colin I was a bit doubtful because of his colouring at the time because he didn't have those dark curls back then ... He's stayed dark ever since so he must have liked it."
"21.09.2016 13:08:17" theguardian.com Channel 4 to cover next Paralympics after Rio success Deal covers London 2017 Para Athletics Championships, 2018 Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang and Tokyo 2020 Games Channel 4 rewarded with key deals for covering future international athletic competitions after success at Rio Paralympics
"21.09.2016 12:08:03" theguardian.com Enid Blyton shop's 'racist' golliwog ad banned Inclusion of the words 'English freedom' underneath controversial character was likely to contribute to offence caused by advert, says ASA A newspaper ad for an Enid Blyton gift shop featuring a golliwog has been banned after the advertising watchdog found it was likely to cause serious offence
"19.09.2016 06:11:51" theguardian.com Emma Barnett joins the big league on BBC Radio 5 Live The former Telegraph journalist is keen for debate as she takes on one of the nation's most popular talk-radio gigs Radio 5 Live's Emma Barnett: 'There is something important about getting women to host programmes, regardless of it looking good'
"15.09.2016 11:28:29" theguardian.com Liverpool councillors call on shops to stop selling the Sun Councillors unanimously back motion asking retailers not to sell newspaper because of Hillsborough disaster coverage The mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said that the Sun would “never, ever” be forgiven for its coverage of the disaster. “If I had my way and we could legally do it I would ban it from shops across the city region,” he said.
"15.09.2016 06:42:40" theguardian.com The Great British Bake Off will have a 'safe home' with us, says Channel 4 boss Chief creative officer Jay Hunt cites example of F1 as showing C4's track record on 'protecting and growing the shows viewers love' “Great British Bake Off will have a safe home,” Channel 4's creative chief said. “The show of soggy bottoms and good crumb will be made by exactly the same team who have always made it. We love it just as it is."
"14.09.2016 06:58:30" theguardian.com Sky to air drone racing in $1m deal Drone Racing League sees sees competitors pilot custom craft through courses using headsets giving a first-person view Sky takes a flyer on what looks like a real-life version of Star Wars' pod racing
"14.09.2016 06:17:01" theguardian.com Rona Fairhead to stand down as BBC chair Head of trust announces move after being told by May government that she would have to reapply for job “I took on leadership of the trust to help stabilise, strengthen and develop the BBC following a very difficult period in its history and through charter review. I am proud of what I and my colleagues, both at the trust and the BBC, have accomplished
"12.09.2016 07:04:15" theguardian.com Resident Advisor founders: 'Fabric helped shape us' The pair behind the electronic music website talk gentrification, starting small and why they have no plans to sell up “Fabric helped shape my love and knowledge of the music that has soundtracked my life.
Without such places I, and Resident Advisor, wouldn't be what we are."
"09.09.2016 15:58:34" theguardian.com Absolute Radio founders launch DJ-less national station National digital channel Union Jack targets 'reluctant adults' aged 40 to 54, with listeners picking the songs on the its app Absolute Radio founders launch DJ-less national station
"09.09.2016 15:57:28" theguardian.com Snapchat to launch weekly football 'TV show' by Copa90 and Bleacher Report Head of YouTube channel with almost 1.2m subscribers says weekly programme geared towards millennials will be 'mad and fast paced' Snapchat to launch weekly football 'TV show' by Copa90 and Bleacher Report
"07.09.2016 09:20:49" theguardian.com James May puts the brakes on with second series of The Reassembler Former Top Gear co-presenter returns to BBC4 for another run of 'slow TV', putting together monkey bike, Hornby toy train and 1960's food mixer Former Top Gear presenter James May returns for second series of The Reassembler
"05.09.2016 10:53:01" theguardian.com BBC Studios boss: 'We're not looking for another Chris Evans on Top Gear' Mark Linsey on why the car show needs time to grow, what sets Strictly apart – and why the production arm is not a prelude to privatisation BBC Studio boss Mark Linsey: 'We're not looking for another Chris Evans on Top Gear'
"05.09.2016 10:50:28" theguardian.com ITV's Victoria narrowly beats Poldark return Much-hyped BBC1 series featuring Aidan Turner draws 5.1m viewers, failing to come anywhere near figures at launch of first series ITV's Victoria reigns over BBC1's Poldark in ratings
"02.09.2016 06:40:19" theguardian.com How a murdered woman became invisible in the coverage of her death After reading newspaper articles about a tragedy in which a family of five died, Linnea Dunne raises questions about the framing of the news reports How a murdered woman became invisible in the coverage of her death https://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2016/sep/01/how-a-murdered-woman-became-invisible-in-the-coverage-of-her-death
"01.09.2016 12:54:16" theguardian.com Scrap TV licence fee and BBC1, says Tory thinktank Corporation should be 'much smaller' and 'specialise in what no one else can do', claims Centre for Policy Studies Tory thinktank says BBC is a 'state-funded colossus' that should be made 'much smaller'
"01.09.2016 09:18:27" theguardian.com Eamonn Holmes to leave Sky News after 11 years Presenter says he wants to 'step away from daily studio commitment' to pursue new projects – but will continue guesting on ITV's This Morning "Anchoring my own breakfast show for 11 years has been for me the stuff of boyhood dreams. It was the job I hoped to do as a young Belfast lad - and because of Sky News I got there!
Forty five years plus on I have other dreams, and to achieve them I
"30.08.2016 09:45:41" theguardian.com Paxman: pensioners 'are virtual corpses' on verge of 'incontinence and idiocy' Presenter in vitriolic attack on Mature Times magazine, whose publisher brands him 'Clarkson without the charisma' Jeremy Paxman has been accused of insulting millions of people after he branded pensioners “virtual corpses” riddled with “incontinence and idiocy”
"29.08.2016 18:29:21" theguardian.com I worked on Facebook's Trending team – the most toxic work experience of my life A former contractor says that while the social media company did not impose political bias upon news 'curators', she and other employees were subject to poor management, intimidation and sexism that left them feeling voiceless "Working at Facebook, even as a contractor, was supposed to be the opportunity of a lifetime. It was, instead, the most toxic work experience of my life." From May 2016.
"29.08.2016 11:26:01" theguardian.com Vice's founder thinks television is failing young people – is he right? Shane Smith aimed to shake up the Edinburgh TV festival with his MacTaggart lecture –but many in the industry challenge his criticisms of old media You have a lot of baby boomer executives saying 'I don't know, put a skateboard in it'. There is no easy solution.
“Because of that it changed everything. Everyone said young people don't care about news and they sure as hell don't care about
"29.08.2016 07:13:13" theguardian.com 'The defining image of Rio 2016 was Usain Bolt smiling at the camera' Getty Images chief Dawn Airey on covering the Games from every angle, green swimming pools, the BBC – and what she thinks of selfies “How did that shot happen? It wasn't a freak occurrence. It was a very skilled photographer slowing his shutter speed down and knowing at what point Bolt tends to surge ahead. That isn't luck, it is a high degree of skill and is one of the best Olympic
"25.08.2016 11:22:48" theguardian.com BBC's Nigel Farage comedy to explore his 'empty hours of retirement' Kevin Bishop, who will play outgoing Ukip leader, says he is 'a gift to parody' “We hope we can create a lot of laughter while painting a portrait of such a divisive figure as he fills the empty hours of retirement.”
"25.08.2016 06:26:17" theguardian.com Mainstream media is failing audience by colluding with Trump, says Vice founder Shane Smith tells Edinburgh TV festival that broadcasters' obsession with ratings is behind his website's growth "The whole collusion between CNN and Trump is a perfect example of what's wrong in media today.”
"23.08.2016 14:32:56" theguardian.com Vic Reeves goes gaga over Dada for BBC4 conceptual art season Comedy star to restage art performance in programme also featuring Terry Gilliam and Armando Iannucci “I first came across Dada at art school in the early 80s. It was funnier and more anarchic than anything else I discovered. And it didn't always have to make sense."
"19.08.2016 10:52:37" theguardian.com Noel Edmonds' Deal Or No Deal axed after 11 years Presenter, who has hosted almost 3,000 episodes of the Channel 4 show and handed out £40m in prizes, to host farewell tour Noel Edmonds has presented almost 3,000 episodes of Del Or No Deal and handed out £40m in prize money, although just eight people have walked away with the £250,000 jackpot
"18.08.2016 06:27:22" theguardian.com BBC comedy chief promises 'full Alf Garnett' as 1960s bigot returns One-off episode of Til Death Us Do Part starring The Fast Show's Simon Day is based on 1967 script Alf Garnett ... there has been a debate that's raised that he is a horrible bigot, sexist, racist, whatever, but Johnny Speight was using them to lampoon.”
"You can make jokes that are comments on racism and sexism without the piece itself being racist
"17.08.2016 09:58:33" theguardian.com Daily Mail embraces Laura Trott – but snubs Jason Kenny Winner of six Olympic golds only gets a mention as fellow cyclist's fiancé in paper's front-page subhead "Laura Trott and fiancé make history as they both storm to victory”
"16.08.2016 22:50:10" theguardian.com Univision reportedly buys bankrupt Gawker Media at auction for $135m The troubled digital news organization went bankrupt after a costly legal battle with Hulk Hogan over footage from a sex tape published in 2014 Univision has purchased Gawker Media for a reported $135m at auction, after the troubled digital news organization went bankrupt amid a costly legal battle with professional wrestler Hulk Hogan and tech billionaire Peter Thiel.
"16.08.2016 13:33:44" theguardian.com The Sun's Ian Botham 'impotence cure' story: hard news or limp marketing? The tabloid's front-page story about the ex-cricketer prominently mentioned a brand – should we be worried about such free publicity? “We don't splash on stories that are plugs for products. The Botham material definitely had serious news value.”
"15.08.2016 14:15:46" theguardian.com BBC stands by John Inverdale, saying Olympic tennis gaffe was 'simple error' Presenter to continue with duties despite incidents including clash with Sir Steve Redgrave – and will be paired up next with heavyweight boxer The BBC is standing by John Inverdale despite his string of awkward moments at the Olympics, explaining a comment he made to Andy Murray that was branded as sexist as “a simple error”
"15.08.2016 08:34:35" theguardian.com Murray slaps down John Inverdale after presenter's Olympic tennis gaffe BBC host was criticised after he praised Scot for becoming the first person to win two tennis golds – forgetting the Williams sisters' four medals “You're the first person to win two gold medals.”
“Venus and Serena have won four each.”
"12.08.2016 17:48:21" theguardian.com John Oliver's right – journalism is in danger, and here's why that matters Reporters, sources and commentators tell us what the weakening of our ability to hold the powerful account might mean for democracy "If you want to like the media more, try remembering that the media is actually comprised of humans, most of them working extremely hard and with limited resources to get the story right. Also remember that those humans work in an industry that supports
"12.08.2016 10:04:12" theguardian.com Mail Online goes into partnership with The People's Daily of China Western capitalist media organisation forges a digital link with the official organ of the Chinese communist party Red alert: Mail Online in surprising partnership
"12.08.2016 05:59:24" theguardian.com Like her or loathe her, Arianna Huffington woke the news industry up | Emily Bell As the founder of Huffington Post leaves to spend more time with her pillow, it's worth reflecting on how she helped rouse old media from a complacent slumber 'To think of the Huffington Post as taking wrecking balls to a noble industry which would otherwise have (eventually) found a righteous path of prosperity and good practice through the digital swamp is completely wrong' | Emily Bell
"10.08.2016 11:19:24" theguardian.com 'BBC has high dependency on Tory government for statistics' Conservatives provide nearly three-quarters of statistics cited from politicians, says report for BBC Trust "The public trusts the BBC to do it well, and we found that they often do a very good job – but it is frustrating they don't do this consistently. To make that happen, BBC journalists need the confidence and skills to go beyond headlines, and to challenge
"09.08.2016 08:35:13" theguardian.com BBC's Andrew Neil: I'm paid more than the PM and I'm worth it Daily Politics and This Week presenter says his workload makes him good value compared with his rivals “If you divide my pay by the number of shows I do, I'm pretty far down the pecking order. I do almost 180 programmes a year – more than almost anybody else in the political sphere.”
"08.08.2016 14:28:49" theguardian.com Christopher Biggins pulls out of ITV's This Morning after Holocaust 'joke' Pantomime star was removed from the Celebrity Big Brother house over Katie Waissel jibe and comments about bisexuals Christopher Biggins pulls out of ITV's This Morning after Holocaust 'joke' https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/aug/08/christopher-biggins-itv-this-morning-celebrity-big-brother-katie-waissel
"08.08.2016 12:46:39" theguardian.com Why newspaper editors like fat cats - they help to sell newspapers And concentrating attention on fat cats like 'Sir' Philip Green has the added benefit of reinforcing the national press's claim to be acting in the public interest Why newspaper editors like fat cats - they help to sell newspapers https://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2016/aug/08/why-newspaper-editors-like-fat-cats-they-help-to-sell-newspapers
"05.08.2016 10:21:44" theguardian.com Jeremy Vine to host BBC's revamped Crimewatch Radio 2 presenter to take over from Kirsty Young alongside Radio 1's Tina Daheley Jeremy Vine to host BBC's revamped Crimewatch https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/aug/05/jeremy-vine-bbc-crimewatch-radio-2-kirsty-young-tina-daheley
"04.08.2016 07:35:47" theguardian.com Journalism's lack of diversity threatens its long-term future The barriers faced by those from poorer backgrounds or minorities are getting higher – how can newspapers expect to stay relevant? Journalism's lack of diversity threatens its long-term future https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/aug/04/journalism-diversity-newspapers
"28.07.2016 09:08:33" theguardian.com 'Katie Hopkins' migrants column was in bad taste – but Ipso doesn't cover that' Watchdog's chief says Sun article comparing migrants to cockroaches was cleared because they are not a group that can be discriminated against "Migrants as such are not a group that can be discriminated against ... I felt that the phrase was in very bad taste but bad taste is not something that is covered by the editors' code"
"27.07.2016 13:00:51" theguardian.com Fireman Sam Qur'an row gets alarm bells ringing at BBC Corporation gets more than 1,000 complaints about episode showing character stepping on holy book – but it doesn't air the show Spare a thought for the good people of the BBC complaints department, which has had more than 1,000 complaints about an episode of Fireman Sam
"26.07.2016 12:47:59" theguardian.com Set and match: the best and worst TV dating shows As Naked Attraction launches, we look back at memorable romantic series, from Blind Date to Take Me Out and Man O Man Which TV dating shows do you like to hook up with?
"26.07.2016 10:00:18" theguardian.com Channel 4's Naked Attraction picks up more viewers than Big Brother Nude dating show puts in solid performance, beating both Channel 4 and BBC2 in the ratings "Naked Attraction featured copious full frontal nudity, like Sex Box but without the box (or the sex) or, if you prefer, How To Look Good Naked without the tiresome bit going clothes shopping with Gok Wan."
"25.07.2016 13:28:29" theguardian.com Kelvin MacKenzie's pursuit of Channel 4 News is 'beyond belief', says Tim Farron Lib Dem leader says Sun columnist is guilty of 'self-promotion' after he threatened to complain to Ofcom about Faitma Manji "Kelvin MacKenzie's threat to submit an Ofcom complaint following his own bigoted remarks is beyond belief. If he had an ounce of decency, he would have apologised profusely for the offence he caused Fatima Manji and would seek to be more tolerant in
"25.07.2016 06:19:26" theguardian.com New Robot Wars: good, clean, innocent fun with giant circular saws BBC2's revival feeds the appetite for nostalgia TV and our growing love of tech "People feel quite cynical about a lot of TV and what is happening in the world. Robot Wars is very destructive but on the other hand it is good clean innocent fun.”
"22.07.2016 14:41:44" theguardian.com ITV launches big-budget rival to BBC hit Strictly Come Dancing Celebrity talent show Dance Dance Dance, from the makers of The Voice, will recreate famous dance routines from music videos, movies and theatre A perfect 10? ITV gets in the ring with the BBC, launching a Saturday night celebrity dance competition to rival Strictly Come Dancing
"22.07.2016 13:35:25" Timeline Photos Joining Top Gear was like being parachuted into a war, says Rory Reid https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jul/22/top-gear-rory-reid-chris-evans-jeremy-clarkson-bbc
"21.07.2016 11:44:35" theguardian.com Brexit vote boosts national newspaper sales Guardian and Times big winners as almost three million extra national papers were sold in June, according to ABC figures Almost three million extra national newspapers were sold last month as the public displayed a voracious appetite for news following the UK's Brexit vote to leave the European Union.
"21.07.2016 07:50:07" Timeline Photos Theresa May wins press plaudits as a reborn Margaret Thatcher https://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2016/jul/21/theresa-may-wins-press-plaudits-as-a-reborn-margaret-thatcher
"20.07.2016 10:45:35" theguardian.com Prince William issue set to be one of Attitude's biggest ever sellers Duke of Cambridge featured on front cover of UK's leading gay magazine as he spoke out against homophobic bullying Positive Attitude: Prince William cover looks set to make it one of the gay magazine's biggest selling issues.
"20.07.2016 06:08:14" Timeline Photos Kellogg's Special K ads banned over 'full of goodness' and 'nutritious' claims https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jul/20/kelloggs-special-k-ads-banned-health-claims?CMP=share_btn_tw
"19.07.2016 10:53:52" theguardian.com BBC to look into 'exploitative' staff contracts on shows such as EastEnders Casualty also among dramas where junior staff are being asked to work 60-hour weeks but without benefits they would usually receive for working out of hours 'The public will want to know that BBC programmes are produced without exploitation'
"19.07.2016 10:16:27" theguardian.com Sarah Vine returns to Daily Mail after Michael Gove's failed leadership bid Columnist suggested in embarrassing email leak that Paul Dacre would back her husband in Tory contest, with paper instead coming out for Theresa May Look who's back
"19.07.2016 08:48:35" theguardian.com Saturday Kitchen's James Martin and Anita Rani to host ITV's This Morning Former host of popular BBC1 show to front Friday editions, taking over from regular presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford Out of the frying pan, onto the sofa.
"19.07.2016 06:13:45" theguardian.com Game of Thrones coming back in summer 2017 for seven-episode season HBO's fantasy behemoth will be getting a truncated seventh season; shooting is set to begin in Northern Ireland later this summer Short but sweet: Game of Thrones seventh series to only feature seven episodes
"19.07.2016 06:10:55" theguardian.com Sun article against Muslim Channel 4 News host triggers 300 complaints Kelvin Mackenzie suggests Fatima Manji should not have anchored news including reports on Nice attack due to her faith 300 complaints over Kelvin MacKenzie's 'offensive' article on Muslim Channel 4 News journalist
"18.07.2016 06:28:45" theguardian.com James Corden: 'My major ambition is just to stay relevant, to be in the conversation' The Late Late Show host on the struggle to get stars to do carpool karaoke, why ratings don't matter to him and his admiration for Graham Norton 'There's a great bit in that Jerry Seinfeld doc where someone asks him if being famous helps with doing stand-up and trying new material, and he says 'I get three minutes of good grace from an audience whereas someone else gets 30 seconds'. We very much
"14.07.2016 15:00:24" theguardian.com Karen Bradley to replace John Whittingdale as culture secretary Former Home Office minister faces completing predecessor's controversial review of the BBC in new role Karen Bradley is to take over from John Whittingdale, whose tenure lasted little more than 12 months but proved hugely controversial.
"14.07.2016 12:22:58" theguardian.com Times on safe ground over Lord Prescott's 'terracotta' slip Ipso rejects complaint over story that he allegedly said 'terracotta' instead of 'terra firma' after he got out of a plane A complaint by Lord Prescott over a Times article which referred to him allegedly mistakenly saying “terracotta” instead of “terra firma” has been rejected by the press watchdog.
"14.07.2016 12:09:32" Timeline Photos Will Boris Johnson go on writing his Daily Telegraph column? https://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2016/jul/14/will-boris-johnson-go-on-writing-his-daily-telegraph-column?CMP=share_btn_tw
"14.07.2016 11:00:28" theguardian.com Top Gear Cenotaph stunt: no further probe says BBC BBC Trust rules out further investigation after claims that complaints about Matt LeBlanc doing 'doughnuts' near war memorial were shrugged off The BBC Trust has ruled out further investigation of Top Gear's controversial Cenotaph stunt after complaints that the BBC had attempted to “shrug off” people's concerns with a “cut and paste” apology.
"13.07.2016 10:01:33" Timeline Photos Len Goodman to step down as Strictly Come Dancing judge after next series http://gu.com/p/4zz7f/stw
"13.07.2016 08:46:19" theguardian.com BBC admits Trainspotting Live gaffe as viewers go loco over old footage Corporation says Peter Snow got 'overexcited' when he saw diesel engine and failed to highlight that clip was five months old The BBC has admitted it went off the rails when it failed to highlight that it was using five-month-old footage in Trainspotting Live
"12.07.2016 13:39:21" theguardian.com How technology disrupted the truth | Katharine Viner Social media has swallowed the news – threatening the funding of public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has their own facts. But the consequences go far beyond journalism "This was the first major vote in the era of post-truth politics ... It was little surprise that some people were shocked after the result to discover that Brexit might have serious consequences and few of the promised benefits.
How did we end up here?
"12.07.2016 10:03:55" gu.com Theresa May gets a cautious welcome from the national press Newspapers that called for Brexit worry over the new prime minister's commitment to their cause and call for a Brexiteer to be EU negotiator Theresa May gets a cautious welcome from the national press http://gu.com/p/4zjxa/stw
"12.07.2016 07:26:48" Timeline Photos Newsquest to freelance: fancy producing five pages for £100? http://gu.com/p/4zt2a/stw
"11.07.2016 06:44:01" theguardian.com Dacre and the Mail count the heavy cost of victory in Europe Brexit was the choice of DMGT's indomitable editor-in-chief. But at what price to his prospects, his proprietor, or his company? “[His] power is far less fleeting than mere politicians. He has seen prime ministers and governments come and go and sits in judgment upon them. He helps bring governments down and dispenses justice with a flourish of his hand upon a set of proofs. That
"08.07.2016 13:51:50" theguardian.com BBC urged to be more transparent over high-risk projects Corporation learned lessons over £100m DMI fiasco still does not have sufficiently robust processes, says Commons public accounts committee The BBC has learned lessons from its £100m Digital Media Initiative fiasco but there remains a risk of confusion and lack of transparency over some of its most high-risk projects, an influential committee of MPs has said.
"08.07.2016 06:39:41" theguardian.com Viral video: Get into bed with Justin Bieber and Cheryl for Kanye West spoof Watch a remake of the Famous video also featuring Meghan Trainor and Craig David, plus Ricky Gervais sings Lady Gypsy Viral video: Get into bed with Justin Bieber and Cheryl for Kanye West spoof http://gu.com/p/4z487/stw
"07.07.2016 16:20:51" theguardian.com Ray Winstone joins cast of new series of The Wombles Bet365 ads actor to voice Tobermory, joining Bernard Cribbins in a computer animated series Ray Winstone is to join the voice cast of a new computer animated series of The Wombles alongside original cast member Bernard Cribbins.
"07.07.2016 15:11:13" theguardian.com Economist profits up to £61m as paid subscriptions offset 18% print ad fall Strategy of pushing readers to premium packages of print and digital content pays off for magazine, which this year severed links with Pearson The Economist grew profits to more than £60m last year overcoming an 18% fall in print ad revenues by focusing on pushing its premium print and digital subscription packages to readers.
"07.07.2016 14:24:43" theguardian.com Daily Mail pays Lord Sugar £20,000 for calling him a spiv Apprentice star attacks 'liar rag' on Twitter and says he will donate payment to Great Ormond Street hospital Lord Sugar said he had been paid £20,000 by the Daily Mail after it apologised for calling him a “spiv”.
"06.07.2016 11:22:24" theguardian.com Game of Thrones most popular Sky series ever as 16m download show HBO drama finished last week with consolidated audience of 3.6 million viewers, including people who watched on Monday or recorded programme Game of Thrones takes the crown
"06.07.2016 08:49:03" gu.com Rupert Murdoch and Paul Dacre go head to head over the Tory leadership Daily Mail supports Theresa May while the Times and the Sun, favouring Michael Gove, seek to undermine the third candidate, Andrea Leadsom Rupert Murdoch and Paul Dacre go head to head over Tory leadership http://gu.com/p/4zv4m/stw
"05.07.2016 13:52:17" theguardian.com Nigel Farage to stand in for Katie Hopkins on LBC Former Ukip leader who said he 'wanted his life back' after securing Brexit has been a regular guest on the station “With the European Union still the big topic that listeners want to discuss, it's sure to be an unmissable programme,” said LBC.
"05.07.2016 11:41:01" gu.com Chris Evans' hits and misses: from TFI Friday to Top Gear As the presenter hits the ejector seat from the BBC car show, we look back at the highs and lows of his career in clips Chris Evans' hits and misses: from TFI Friday to Top Gear http://gu.com/p/4nzzp/stw
"05.07.2016 08:34:50" theguardian.com Chris Evans makes Top Gear tribute on Radio 2 breakfast show BBC presenter says programme dedicated to 'Top Gear gang' and it is time to 'breathe in, breathe out and move on' 'Breathe in and move on'
"04.07.2016 16:24:20" theguardian.com Chris Evans quits Top Gear after one series BBC motoring show loses top talent after presenter tweets he gave it his 'best shot' but that it wasn't enough "The Radio 2 breakfast show presenter, who took charge after Jeremy Clarkson was axed last year, said he had given it his best shot but “sometimes that's not enough”."
"04.07.2016 10:16:26" theguardian.com ITV to reload Lethal Weapon in primetime slot Reboot of 1980s Mel Gibson and Danny Glover classic marks broadcaster's return to heyday of LA Law and the Equalizer ITV has bought the TV adaptation of Lethal Weapon and will show it in a primetime slot
"04.07.2016 06:55:05" gu.com The truth about Brexit didn't stand a chance in the online bubble A political system which abandons facts and a media ecosystem which does not filter for truth asks too much of people The truth about Brexit didn't stand a chance in the online bubble http://gu.com/p/4nfhd/stw
"04.07.2016 06:18:21" Timeline Photos Susanna Reid: 'People love banter, I like it when papers pick up our interviews' http://gu.com/p/4nfd8/stw
"01.07.2016 06:15:14" theguardian.com Viral video: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie and Doctor Who v Trump Game of Thrones makes an impression, Bridget Jones's Baby and the Queen has a craic with Martin McGuinness in our viral video round-up This week: Not absolutely fabulous, David Tennant plays Trump card and more
"01.07.2016 06:07:55" theguardian.com Rejected remain campaign posters revealed by ad agencies We are still emotionally engaged in campaign, says M&C Saatchi boss, who says dealing with cross-party committee structure was doomed to fail Remains of the day: the billboards that never were
"30.06.2016 12:03:32" theguardian.com Jokes about Queen's sex life in BBC show ruled out of order Radio 4's Don't Make Me Laugh, broadcast on her birthday, made jibes that were personal, intrusive and demeaning, says BBC Trust A BBC Radio 4 show that mocked the Queen's sex life on her 90th birthday was a serious breach of the corporation's editorial guidelines, the BBC Trust has ruled.
"29.06.2016 12:39:38" theguardian.com TV's failure to properly scrutinise Boris Johnson's EU claims a 'criminal act' Ex-Channel 4 deputy chair also says media as a whole failed to tackle 'Monty Phythonesque' vision of Europe and calls BBC coverage constipated Media's Brexit coverage under fire as ex-Channel 4 exec rounds on broadcasters
"29.06.2016 12:01:29" theguardian.com New York Post compares Boris Johnson to Donald Trump Rupert Murdoch's newspaper praises the Brexit vote and the Tory MP who led the campaign to leave... but the boss appears to prefer Michael Gove Peas in a pod?
"29.06.2016 09:46:01" theguardian.com Aldi ads claiming big savings banned for misleading customers Morrisons complained about the 'unfair' ad series which compared Aldi prices to the 'big four' supermarkets A series of Aldi ads claiming shoppers could make big savings compared to the “big four” supermarkets have been banned for misleading consumers
"29.06.2016 06:18:36" theguardian.com Maxine Peake and Lesley Sharp to star in Rochdale abuse drama Three Girls begins filming on Wednesday, two months after nine men were sentenced to 25 years for a catalogue of sexual offences Rochdale sex abuse drama to star Maxine Peake
"29.06.2016 06:14:31" theguardian.com Keith Richards to tell story of early years in BBC documentary The Rolling Stone will star in Keith Richards – The Origin of the Species, directed by Julien Temple No Stone unturned?
"29.06.2016 06:10:21" theguardian.com Rupert Murdoch describes Brexit as 'wonderful' The media mogul likened leaving the EU to a prison break and shared his view of Donald Trump as a 'very able man' Rupert Murdoch backs Brexit and trumpets Trump
"28.06.2016 09:24:53" theguardian.com ITV gets warm glow from ratings as Iceland freeze out England Roy Hodgson's side's surprise exit from Euro 2016 was watched by an average of 15.2 million on Monday night – the biggest UK TV audience for two years ITV with reasons to be cheerful despite dismal England defeat
"28.06.2016 06:12:11" theguardian.com Prof Brian Cox criticises 'nonsensical' university speaking bans Scientist and presenter attacks 'growing intolerance', no-platforming and 'deeply flawed' national conversation The BBC's best-known science presenter, Prof Brian Cox, has criticised the “growing intolerance” of no-platform speaking bans at universities and colleges
"28.06.2016 06:11:24" theguardian.com Independent chiefs doubled pay as paper closures loomed Despite being within reach of breaking even, the Independent was made digital-only and stablemate the i was sold off Chiefs at the parent company of the Independent almost doubled their take-home pay last year as plans were being put in motion to cut jobs and shut the newspaper titles
"27.06.2016 06:29:47" theguardian.com Star Wars leads charge as Sky gears up for an attack on its empire Sky Cinema and eSports projects launched to counter threats from entertainment rivals Netflix, Amazon and BT Sky's jewel in its movie deal crown, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, deals with a new threat to the galaxy far, far away. Closer to home, within the media constellation that contains Sky, new threats are emerging to the pan-European broadcaster, and
"27.06.2016 06:12:28" theguardian.com Will there be any good news for the BBC, C4 and the press after Brexit? Questions over trust in the newspapers, allegiance to the political elite and the next move by pro-leave culture secretary John Whittingdale Will the BBC be forced to drop the first word of its name? Will more newspapers have to close as a result of the forthcoming advertising decline? And will people ever believe the media again?
"24.06.2016 12:15:48" theguardian.com Did the Mail and Sun help swing the UK towards Brexit? Years of campaigning by UK newspapers have paid off – but debate rages over whether they reflect public views or influence votes Newspaper editors say they have simply reflected the fears of the British electorate, fears that were largely ignored by the “establishment” made up of politicians and other papers such as the Guardian and the Financial Times. As a tabloid editor said:
"24.06.2016 11:12:22" theguardian.com Viral video: Ricky Gervais mimics the stars, and Ronaldo loses his cool The Office comedian does impressions from Robert de Niro to Kim Kardashian, plus Selena Gomez does Carpool Karaoke, in our online video chart Ricky Gervais may not have given the impression of being a great mimic but take a look at his latest appearance on the Jimmy Fallon show and enjoy a chuckle. Jimmy challenges the star of David Brent: Life on the Road to do as many impressions as he can in
"24.06.2016 06:33:01" theguardian.com Newspapers struggle to reflect the momentous news of the Brexit vote Editors produce late editions in order to tell the story of the EU referendum It was a struggle, but some of the front pages of the late editions of the national newspapers did seek to reflect the breathtaking nature of the Brexit vote. Both the Daily Mail, a paper that called for Britain to leave the European Union, and the Daily
"23.06.2016 15:35:15" theguardian.com Eleven women in adverts who are past their sell-by date | Hannah Jane Parkinson You'll know the stereotypes that need to go: women ecstatically feeding a family after shaving their hairless legs while having a blue period "Seriously: women are not like this. We just eat food in a normal way. And we don't shave our legs if they are already without hair. We don't go around whipping our bouncy locks over our shoulders."
"23.06.2016 14:00:38" theguardian.com Sun pulls story attacking Shannen Doherty who has cancer Article described Beverly Hills 90210 star as 'unkempt and haggard' and did not mention breast cancer, which she has spoken about publicly The Sun pulled an online article criticising the appearance of Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty after realising that she had breast cancer.
"22.06.2016 11:03:29" theguardian.com Unilever vows to drop sexist stereotypes from its ads Sunsilk, Dove and Lynx maker unveils global strategy after research suggests just 2% of ads show intelligent women Unilever, the owner of brands including Dove and Lynx, has pledged to drop all sexist stereotypes from its advertising after research suggested just 2% of ads show intelligent women.
"22.06.2016 06:11:00" theguardian.com Daily Mail backs Brexit in EU referendum Front page announcement follows the Mail on Sunday's call for a vote to remain in first split since 1983 Daily Mail backs Brexit in EU referendum http://gu.com/p/4y94z/stw
"21.06.2016 14:54:29" theguardian.com Mail Online boss: 'We don't stoke fears about immigration' Martin Clarke defends Daily Mail website's coverage of EU referendum, also attacking critics of its so-called 'sidebar of shame' “We've reported people's very legitimate fears over immigration. We don't stoke the fears. The fears are there.”
"21.06.2016 09:15:05" theguardian.com Caitlin Moran: 'social media is like a baby screaming and throwing tantrums' Writer and Times columnist says Twitter needs to 'grow up' and tackle abuse against women “Social media is like a baby screaming and throwing tantrums … which is then soothed by a picture of a cat."
"20.06.2016 09:49:41" theguardian.com Chris Evans' Top Gear skids to record Sunday low BBC show pulls in 2.34 million viewers for fourth episode of this series – just more than half the launch audience Chris Evans' Top Gear has dropped to its lowest Sunday night audience of any episode since it was reinvented by Jeremy Clarkson nearly a decade and a half ago
"20.06.2016 06:19:07" Timeline Photos The official Brexit campaign excluded Channel 4 News from its rally on Sunday amid complaints from its chief spin doctor that he was unhappy with the tone of the programme's coverage
"17.06.2016 11:20:45" theguardian.com Daily Mail publishes correction to story about migrants 'from Europe' Newspaper says group arriving in back of lorry were actually from Iraq and Kuwait, contrary to claims in front page article The Daily Mail has published a 54-word correction to a front page story that claimed that a group of refugees who arrived in the UK in the back of a lorry declared: “We are from Europe – let us in.”
"17.06.2016 06:12:23" gu.com Viral video: Red Hot Chili Peppers strip off and Barack Obama says thanks Watch the band carpool with James Corden and the president take a potshot at Donald Trump in our rundown of the top online clips Viral video: Red Hot Chili Peppers strip off and Barack Obama says thanks http://gu.com/p/4yd8p/stw
"16.06.2016 16:50:08" theguardian.com BBC World Service languages boss and diversity champion quits Hundreds of staff meet to discuss departure of Liliane Landor, who promoted the role of women at the corporation over 26 years The BBC has lost one of its strongest champions for women and ethnic minorities with the departure of Liliane Landor as head of languages for the World Service.
"16.06.2016 14:01:59" www.gu.com The Times calls for decriminalisation of all illegal drugs Newspaper breaks new ground by declaring itself in favour of treating drug use and possession as a health issue rather than a crime The Times calls for decriminalisation of all illegal drugs http://www.gu.com/p/4yd69/stw
"16.06.2016 12:19:07" theguardian.com Independent's digital audience drops to below level it was before paper closed Title, which shut its print operations in March, has fallen back after short-lived online boost in April The Independent's digital audience has fallen back below the level it commanded before going digital only in March.
"16.06.2016 12:14:32" Timeline Photos BBC under scrutiny as Wimbledon gender bias is revealed http://gu.com/p/4ydgk/stw
"16.06.2016 12:04:13" theguardian.com Sun on Sunday circulation up thanks to increase in discounted bulk sales Murdoch-owned paper also boosts overseas sales in May, as does Mail on Sunday whose overall readership is down The Sun on Sunday experienced a significant boost in circulation in May, driven largely by increases in bulk sales of discounted copies and increased distribution outside the UK.
"16.06.2016 10:36:50" theguardian.com BBC's Countryfile Diaries to be rolled out across the seasons John Craven's day-time spin-off show will air on weekday mornings for three new series on BBC1 after successful spring debut Having conquered Sunday nights for BBC1, Countryfile will roll its tanks – and tractors – on to the manicured lawns of daytime TV as John Craven's daily spin-off show goes year-round.
"16.06.2016 09:21:09" theguardian.com Russian media base Euro 2016 violence claims on fake Twitter accounts State-owned news agency says English fans provoked clashes, citing tweets from apparently made-up journalists Russian media including a state-owned news agency have quoted tweets from fake Twitter accounts as the basis for false stories claiming English fans provoked violence at Euro 2016
"15.06.2016 16:40:16" theguardian.com Sun's 'Brexit boost to shares' front page is a topsy-turvy take on the truth Aggressive editing turns Deutsche Bank report on its head about the impact of Brexit on the financial markets "A little bit like splashing on somebody predicting that Manchester United might win the league next year, the evening after they had suffered a five-nil defeat."
"15.06.2016 06:27:45" theguardian.com Facebook's rise as news source hits publishers' revenues Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism report also finds importance of TV news is waning among young people People are increasingly heading to social media such as Facebook for news, making it more difficult for publishers to attract and make money from readers, according to an influential new report
"14.06.2016 09:00:19" gu.com The Sun's Brexit call is unsurprising but it has symbolic significance For almost 40 years, Rupert Murdoch's newspaper has fought against European integration, so it's call for a Leave vote is the culmination of its... The Sun's Brexit call is unsurprising but it has a symbolic significance http://gu.com/p/4y3v9/stw
"13.06.2016 06:10:07" theguardian.com Will Netflix really steal traditional TV's crown? The streaming service claims its impressive growth spells doom for its rivals – but it may be less revolutionary than it thinks Steve Hewlett: Will Netflix really steal traditional TV's crown?
"13.06.2016 06:03:52" theguardian.com The Thick of It return ruled out by Armando Iannucci Award-winning creator of BBC satire says today's 'alien and awful' political landscape would be hard to match The Thick of It return ruled out by Armando Iannucci
"13.06.2016 05:58:10" theguardian.com Emotional toll of reporting the refugee crisis surprises news organisations Journalists more used to sharing the dangers of war zones are experiencing a different kind of fallout closer to home Journalists more used to sharing the dangers of war zones are experiencing a different kind of fallout closer to home
"13.06.2016 05:55:11" theguardian.com Media Monkey: Newsnight double acts, i, Jonathan Ross BBC anchors pair up for EU referendum coverage, Oly Duff prompts echoes of the past, and cloud looms over Wossy at ITV Media Monkey: BBC anchors pair up for EU referendum coverage, Oly Duff prompts echoes of the past, and cloud looms over Wossy at ITV
"10.06.2016 09:40:05" theguardian.com Boris Johnson appearance in ITV EU referendum debate gets 3m viewers Nicola Sturgeon also among guests taking part in Brexit special which was beaten in ratings by Nick Knowles DIY SOS on BBC1 Viewers give ITV referendum debate the thumbs down as just 3 million tune in for Boris Johnson's appearance
"10.06.2016 08:20:05" theguardian.com Netflix price rise makes streaming service more expensive than Amazon Early subscribers to pay £7.49 a month with option to pay less in exchange for losing high-definition picture quality for shows such as House of Cards £1.50 more a month to get your fix of Netflix
"09.06.2016 10:15:33" theguardian.com Tesco Mobile offers to cut users' bills by £3 if they watch extra ads Launch of Xtras app showing adverts when users unlock their phones comes as rival Three prepares to trial ad blocking Would you watch more mobile ads for £3 off your bill?
"09.06.2016 09:24:32" theguardian.com Newspapers attack rogue capitalists but bridle at regulating them What the press says about BHS and Sports Direct: Green, Chappell and Ashley may be 'shop-soiled capitalists' but please leave the economic system alone Papers heap criticism on Philip Green, Mike Ashley and “fingers in the till” Dominic Chappell – but are at pains to separate their activities from the economic system that allowed them to thrive. It's as if they have paraphrased a famous line by Tom
"08.06.2016 15:29:59" theguardian.com BBC's most popular shows still face axe under charter renewal, Labour claims Strictly Come Dancing, Doctor Who and Casualty among series at risk of being cancelled due to requirements of governement white paper, says Maria Eagle Strictly and other hit shows still under threat of axe, says Labour
"08.06.2016 13:39:24" gu.com British club reps' fake 'boat to Syria' story fools Mail, Mirror and ITV Trio who claimed they went on a night out in Ayia Napa and ended up travelling to Syrian port admit they made it up British club reps' fake 'boat to Syria' story fools Mail, Mirror and ITV http://gu.com/p/4kyqh/stw
"08.06.2016 10:33:49" theguardian.com Jonathan Ross's ITV chatshow 'could be axed from next year' Autumn series could be the last after presenter plans break to explore projects in the US Jonathan Ross's chatshow will take a break from ITV next year, fuelling speculation that the broadcaster may look to permanently cancel the show
"07.06.2016 08:27:08" theguardian.com Top Gear ratings fall in US despite key role for Matt LeBlanc BBC motoring show draws nearly 150,000 fewer viewers for launch show hosted by Chris Evans compared to previous series debut with Jeremy Clarkson With Friends like these … Matt LeBlanc doesn't prove to be a big draw for Top Gear in the US
"07.06.2016 06:36:03" theguardian.com BuzzFeed cancelling RNC ads masks the issue: sponsored content for politicians Can native advertising, notorious among many readers as deceptive, sit comfortably alongside journalistic output? BuzzFeed wasn't willing to roll the dice on Trump – but it isn't running away from the idea BuzzFeed wasn't willing to roll the dice on Trump
"07.06.2016 06:13:19" theguardian.com Eddie Mair says media not covering EU referendum topics people want BBC Radio 4 presenter believes subjects raised by listeners to his PM programme show media is not asking questions people want answered Eddie Mair on EU referendum coverage: If voters need to turn to us to answer such basic interesting questions, aren't there more searching questions to be asked of all of us in the media about our reporting?
"07.06.2016 06:09:47" theguardian.com Netflix to produce first original series for India based on Vikram Chandra novel The new show, about the fictional underbelly of Mumbai, will be produced in Hindi and English for local audiences in an attempt to boost subscriptions Netflix provides 'large-scale canvas' to bring Indian author's book to screen
"07.06.2016 06:06:40" theguardian.com Benedict Cumberbatch is a thriller for gorilla Sherlock star attracts the attentions of a western lowland gorilla called Koko who has apparently fallen for his voice after watching DVDs of the actor's work Gorilla gets on Sherlock star's case
"07.06.2016 05:58:29" theguardian.com Angelina Jolie Pitt and Mary Berry to guest edit Radio 4 Woman's Hour Actor and Bake Off presenter among five guest editors examining topics from sexual violence in conflict to beekeeping Stars come out to guest edit Radio 4's Woman's Hour
"06.06.2016 16:09:20" theguardian.com BuzzFeed scraps Trump ad deal saying candidate is 'hazardous to health' Jonah Peretti says presidential hopeful's campaign opposes 'freedoms of our employees' after making 'business' decision to block its ads on website BuzzFeed founder: The Trump campaign is directly opposed to the freedoms of our employees in the US and around the world
"06.06.2016 10:35:33" theguardian.com Channel 4's Countdown gets ticking off for series of promotional plugs Ofcom rules host Nick Hewer talking about Ideal Home Show and contestant's mentions of P&O services broke rules on giving prominence to products Alarm bells ring at Ofcom after Countdown viewer clocks series of promotional plugs
"06.06.2016 08:58:35" Timeline Photos Chris Evans' Top Gear loses a third of its audience http://gu.com/p/4kftc/stw
"06.06.2016 06:33:06" theguardian.com Walking Dead creator: 'Optimism doesn't always show in my work' Robert Kirkman on the enduring attraction of zombies, why exorcism fascinates - and how he doesn't let social media chatter drive him crazy "While I do see water crises and antibiotics not working any more and the threat of global climate change – all of this looming on the horizon in very terrifying ways, I think there are actually a good deal of very intelligent people and compassionate
"03.06.2016 10:40:03" theguardian.com BBC says Sun's claim that 'Auntie is anti-white' is 'utterly ridiculous' Paper suggested BBC was 'racist' because two Holby City scriptwriting roles were open only to people from ethnic minorities “As the Sun knows and has ignored, these are not jobs but training and development opportunities ... and to describe this as anti-white is utterly ridiculous and irresponsible"
"03.06.2016 08:06:36" theguardian.com City AM takes a revolutionary step by opening website to advertisers London's free business newspaper will allow brands and freelance writers to create content without any editorial involvement A small revolution is going on at the loss-making newspaper City AM
"03.06.2016 06:14:45" theguardian.com Viral video: David Beckham sings at Eva Longoria's wedding and Adele slams fan Ricky Martin, Melanie Griffith and Mario Lopez celebrate at actor's nuptials and Gary Barlow impersonator is unmasked Was David Beckham pitch perfect at Eva Longoria's wedding?
"02.06.2016 12:04:18" theguardian.com BBC is 'worst employer of all time', says Radio 2's Paul Gambaccini Presenter hits out at director general Tony Hall, saying he caved in to a media 'witch-hunt' after Jimmy Savile scandal “We at Radio 2 know the current management of the BBC dismiss us. Our generation of presenters know we are expendable for the reputation of the current management coterie because they want to blame somebody and say it was all them.”
"01.06.2016 14:15:45" theguardian.com Jack Wills: corrupting teens, one newspaper party at a time A recent catalogue for the student-friendly clothing brand featured attractive young things reading in their pants. Thankfully, the advertising watchdog has come down hard on this filth Jack Wills sells expensive hoodies and overpriced polo shirts. It sells a boating blazer so obnoxious that it must exist only to help identify people who want to be punched. Jack Wills isn't sexy.
"01.06.2016 12:23:08" theguardian.com Community Channel offers public chance to shape own media outlet Media Trust run station trying to raise £300,000 through crowdfunding to create first 'channel owned by the people for the people' The 'the first ever channel owned by the people for the people'
"01.06.2016 08:55:29" Timeline Photos X Factor: Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger confirm return http://gu.com/p/4k2h6/stw
"01.06.2016 08:48:43" theguardian.com BBC, Sky, ITV and Channel 4 diversity project threatened with union boycott Bectu claims broadcasters not transparent enough in sharing data for diversity monitoring initiative Project Diamond to work effectively Broadcasters' record on diversity has cost many BAME actors and TV professionals their careers, says union chief
"01.06.2016 05:55:53" theguardian.com Jack Wills underwear party ads too 'sexualised' for teens, says watchdog Catalogue mailout banned for featuring 'inappropriate' images of models drinking and on a bed Jack Wills: our ads were not 'overly sexual or encouraging underage sexual activity' – the ASA begs to differ
"31.05.2016 11:50:26" theguardian.com ITV axes Bear Grylls' show after two series Mission Survive will not be recommissioned for third run as broadcaster cites 'refreshment' of entertainment portfolio as reason for cancellation Mission Survive culled by ITV after two series
"31.05.2016 06:25:00" theguardian.com Top Gear revamp watched by just 4.4 million viewers Figures for Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc debut more than 2 million down on average of last series with Clarkson, May and Hammond Critics lament decision of new cast and producers to stick to motoring show's tried and tested format
"31.05.2016 06:15:49" theguardian.com Jon Snow condemns 'abusive' and 'boring' EU referendum campaign Channel 4 News presenter says he cannot remember a worse-tempered campaign, dominated by negativity and bickering EU campaign dominated by abuse and 'intemperate challenging of facts by both sides' – Jon Snow
"29.05.2016 17:59:12" theguardian.com Top Gear return: Chris Evans plays down rivalry with Jeremy Clarkson BBC show's new presenter stresses it won't be throwing away its hit formula as he steps into the driving seat Chris Evans: 'In many ways my job for this year has been not only to make this show but to take all the shit, which was going to happen. I knew I was going to get the shit kicked out of me'
"27.05.2016 15:39:47" theguardian.com Russell T Davies: 'It sounds like a sex version of Midsummer Night's Dream. And it's not' No wonder the Doctor Who and Queer As Folk writer is cheerful – he's rewritten Shakespeare, he's got more money than he can spend, and he's just got married. Just don't get him on to the Daily Mail's view of his primetime lesbian kiss... "When it was announced that I was doing Doctor Who, along comes the Sun with the headline 'Doctor Queer'. But everyone still watched. So I expect it will be fine with Midsummer Night's Dream. Hooray!”
"27.05.2016 08:30:28" theguardian.com Suddenly, national newspapers are heading for that print cliff fall As advertisers turn their backs on newsprint, publishers who have been in denial about the digital revolution are confronted by an uncomfortable reality It is simply a matter of time before it becomes unprofitable to continue publishing newsprint papers | Roy Greenslade
"27.05.2016 06:06:34" theguardian.com Silicon Valley's hoover leaves newspapers hunting for profit Dominance of Facebook and Google has seen print ads plummet and newspapers' once-bright digital future recede As the internet giants continue to squeeze publishers, there is talk of rival national newspaper groups merging their sales houses to build real scale, a previously unthinkable notion in the ideologically driven UK market
"27.05.2016 05:58:39" theguardian.com Viral video: Star Trek Beyond and Game of Thrones meets Family Guy Laughing Star Wars Chewbacca mask lady drives James Corden to work, Simpsons actor has a treat for graduates and a very happy wolf This week's viral video features Stewie Griffin in Game of Thrones and a chuckling wookie you either love or hate (James Corden seems undecided)
"26.05.2016 16:29:31" theguardian.com Grayson Perry: willy or won't he design a Chelsea Flower Show garden? BBC blurs out Post-it note on artist's cape as former anti-gardener enjoys a celebrity tour of the RHS event with Monty Don Artist Grayson Perry didn't disappoint when he accepted an invitation from the BBC to be one of Monty Don's celebrity guests during coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show
"25.05.2016 16:36:55" theguardian.com Chris Evans says 'perfect storm' of Top Gear criticism 'facile and fictitious' BBC2 motoring show host says he will be disappointed if it is not watched by more than 5m people and had warned staff criticism 'would only get worse' Chris Evans: some of, almost all of, the observations from certain aspects of the press have been so nonsensical and so facile and fictitious
"25.05.2016 07:06:49" theguardian.com Inside the new Top Gear: nerves, fluffed lines and good-natured banter Ignore the snide reports about Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc – I was in the first show's audience and it's as entertaining as ever Chris Evans opened a recording of the long-awaited first episode of the new series of Top Gear by telling the audience at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey last week that he was nervous. “Shitting” himself in fact.
"24.05.2016 09:09:36" theguardian.com Eurovision melts Icelandic hearts as pop extravaganza captivates TV viewers Annual music event watched by 95% of TV audience despite not making grand final for second consecutive year, with international total of 204 million tuning in Eurovision proved particularly popular in Iceland where it had a 95% share of the audience – and they didn't even make the final.
"24.05.2016 06:24:18" theguardian.com Kanye West's use of N-word in song is justified, says Paul McCartney Ex-Beatle says US rapper's use of racial term in melody he originally wrote 'made it seriously urban' saying he is pleased with its use in this context Paul McCartney: 'I get this track back, a thing called All Day: he's taken my melody and he's made it seriously urban, which is funny because the lyrics use the N-word – a lot!'
"24.05.2016 06:19:33" theguardian.com Nicola Sturgeon spreads calm after alien attack in BBC Radio 4 adaptation Scottish first minister and SNP leader will play herself in crime writer Val McDermid's take on John Wyndham's science fiction novel The Kraken Wakes Crime writer on Nicola Sturgeon's radio role: 'However natural politicians sound, they're not actors, but she delivers her lines very well'
"24.05.2016 06:10:52" theguardian.com Matt LeBlanc rubbishes claims of Top Gear feud with Chris Evans Ex-Friends star hits out at 'ruthless' British media following reports two co-presenters of BBC motoring show did not get on Matt LeBlanc on Top Gear: 'All this stuff that Chris and I are at war with each other is a big load of bullshit'
"23.05.2016 14:29:44" theguardian.com Lenny Henry joins Broadchurch after previously saying drama was too white Actor and comedian included ITV series in Bafta lecture highlighting lack of black, Asian and minority ethnic people on TV screens in UK Lenny Henry will join David Tennant and Olivia Colman for the third series of Broadchurch after previously complaining that the hit ITV drama was too white
"23.05.2016 11:05:09" theguardian.com Tory men dominate EU referendum coverage, study finds Report finds battle between David Cameron and Boris Johnson taking centre stage in media over multi-party debate The media's coverage of the European Union referendum debate has been a largely male, Conservative affair in which the new era of multi-party politics has been ignored in favour of the rivalry between David Cameron and Boris Johnson, research has found
"23.05.2016 10:35:02" theguardian.com Katie Price's sex toy talk on ITV's Loose Women gets all-clear Show told it will not face investigation over former model's explicit comments, days after her son Harvey swore live on air ITV's Loose Women has it been told it will not face an investigation over Katie Price's explicit comments about sex toys, days after her son Harvey swore on the morning show
"23.05.2016 09:27:27" theguardian.com Chris Evans' show faces no action over Jeremy Irons swearing BBC Radio 2 presenter apologised immediately after actor swore live on air during interview on breakfast programme prompting Ofcom investigation Evans' show gets all-clear after Jeremy Irons drops the F-bomb live on air
"23.05.2016 08:23:09" theguardian.com From births to melons: perks and pitfalls of Facebook's live video revolution The media is embracing live video but the promise of hits comes with concerns about control and ethics "We're seeing that people love engaging with live video. From initial data, we've seen that people comment more than 10 times more on Facebook Live videos than on regular videos.”
"23.05.2016 07:30:11" Timeline Photos From births to melons: perks and pitfalls of Facebook's live video revolution http://gu.com/p/4jexe/stw
"23.05.2016 07:13:11" theguardian.com Study confirms that the national press is biased in favour of Brexit Researchers show that most newspaper articles back the leave campaign while Conservative politicians, rather than Labour, get the bulk of the coverage A research study has confirmed what most people knew: national press coverage of EU referendum campaign has been “heavily skewed in favour of Brexit”
"23.05.2016 06:12:18" theguardian.com The BBC's recipe fudge shows its uncertainty about the future The corporation is struggling to work out how to be a public service broadcaster in a post-broadcasting world "The storm in a tea urn over what the BBC does with its recipes is on one level a delightfully British affair, best thought of like a particularly good episode of W1A, the satire about the corporation. On another level though, the recipe imbroglio
"20.05.2016 08:24:07" Timeline Photos Police are investigating a complaint from the Vote Leave campaign that a Ryanair ad offering cheap flights to expats who want to vote to remain in the European Union breaches bribery laws http://gu.com/p/4jdcj/stw
"20.05.2016 07:46:49" Timeline Photos Daily Star's Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton 'secret romance' story ruled misleading http://gu.com/p/4jd9j?CMP=twt_a-media_b-gdnmedia
"20.05.2016 06:34:29" Timeline Photos Watch a guy in Speedos cutting a rug to Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop the Feeling in our Viral Video Chart
"19.05.2016 16:06:29" theguardian.com YouTube rules out Premier League bid despite Europa League final coup Tech company, which will also show Champion's League football final, is happy to grow business of partnering broadcasters and content creators A near record number of football fans discarded their TV sets to catch the Europa League final on YouTube, but despite its success the web giant has scotched the idea that it wants to challenge Sky and BT for Premier League rights.
"19.05.2016 12:07:28" theguardian.com 50 Cent parodies MTV's Cribs for Hostelworld TV ad In Da Club rapper follows in the footsteps of Chris Eubank in starring in campaign for budget chain 50 Cent offers 'bling with no sting' in budget hostel ad
"19.05.2016 06:14:19" theguardian.com Radio 1's Grimshaw hits new audience low, but Evans is sunny side up Nick Grimshaw attracts 5.4 million listeners, while 9.7 million tune in to Radio 2's Chris Evans in breakfast show scramble Radio 1 breakfast DJ Nick Grimshaw's audience has fallen to a new low while his Radio 2 rival Chris Evans piled on the listeners ahead of his Top Gear debut
"18.05.2016 12:31:04" Timeline Photos BBC recipes U-turn is a cynical move, say its rivals http://gu.com/p/4jb9x/stw
"18.05.2016 10:13:23" theguardian.com Gambling ad mocking Christ's crucifixion banned Easter promotion showing a hand nailed to a piece of wood was likely to cause serious offence, says watchdog A gambling ad featuring a hand nailed to a piece of wood that ran over Easter has been banned for mocking the crucifixion of Jesus and the Christian religion
"18.05.2016 06:27:00" theguardian.com BBC climbdown over online recipes after public outcry The corporation says the bulk of its 11,000 recipes will be moved over to its BBC Good Food site owned by commercial arm A huge public outcry, including a petition signed by more than 159,000 people, has provoked a climbdown at the BBC, which promised to keep many of its most popular recipes online less than 24 hours after announcing the closure of its food website
"18.05.2016 05:48:17" gu.com 'Queen backs Brexit' headline in the Sun was inaccurate, press watchdog... Newspaper made to print verdict of Independent Press Standards Organisation that followed complaint from Buckingham Palace 'Queen backs Brexit' headline in the Sun was inaccurate, press watchdog rules http://gu.com/p/4jap6
"17.05.2016 12:35:54" theguardian.com Save BBC recipe archive petition signed by more than 60,000 people BBC and government face backlash over plans to mothball 11,000 recipes, as Newsbeat website and app are axed Petition asking for BBC not to archive recipes heads towards 100,000 names by the end of the day
"17.05.2016 06:14:39" theguardian.com Online recipes off the menu at slimmed-down BBC The broadcaster has agreed to remove 11,000 recipes from its website as part of savings intended to stop it competing with newspapers Approximately 11,000 online recipes are to be dropped following a review of the BBC's online output that promises to save £15m a year by cutting back on magazine-style content
"16.05.2016 10:17:06" theguardian.com TV channel sparks storm by making weather presenter cover up Meteorologist Liberté Chan handed a cardigan to hide an (apparently) skimpy dress after complaints from viewers Weather presenter handed a cardigan live on air to hide an (apparently) skimpy dress after complaints from viewers
"16.05.2016 08:11:14" theguardian.com Boris Johnson's Hitler analogy gains little newspaper backing National press reaction to his hyperbolic Nazi argument is largely hostile, and even the Brexit titles offer him only muted support Boris Johnson has talked himself into controversy by likening the European Union's supposed intention to create a superstate to Hitler's political ambitions. It set the EU referendum news agenda for a day... but it proved to be of dubious value to the
"16.05.2016 06:14:45" theguardian.com What next for the BBC? Birt, Iannucci, Puttnam and more on its future With the white paper published, we ask broadcasting experts what's in store for the corporation and what it must do to thrive "If the BBC is as wonderful as the white paper says it is, then ministers need to show they believe it. You can't praise BBC drama in one breath, but then denigrate those who make it as 'leftwing luvvies' in another"
"13.05.2016 14:34:55" theguardian.com Viral video: cat watches horror movie, James Corden and Cyndi Lauper sing Watch a kitten react to a scary Hitchcock soundtrack, plus the duo back equal pay with a parody of Girls Just Want To Have Fun Watch a kitten react to a scary Hitchcock soundtrack in this week's rundown of the top viral clips
"13.05.2016 06:02:49" theguardian.com Cameron's intervention ends wrangling over BBC's future Issues including licence fee and stars' pay among 'exhausting' negotiations between culture secretary and broadcaster After weeks of negotiations described as “bloody” and like “hand-to-hand combat” by BBC insiders, it took a personal intervention by the prime minister to end the wrangling over the contents of the white paper on the future of the broadcaster
"12.05.2016 22:01:34" theguardian.com BBC may have shown bias against Labour, says former BBC Trust chair Sir Michael Lyons tells World at One that he could understand people's concerns about a loss of editorial impartiality The BBC may have bowed to political pressure to show bias against Jeremy Corbyn, a former chair of the BBC Trust has said. Sir Michael Lyons claimed there had been “some quite extraordinary attacks on the elected leader of the Labour party”
"12.05.2016 16:53:21" theguardian.com Go figure: the day the BBC thought its number was up John Whittingdale's plans for the future of the corporation in numbers It's the numbers, stupid! In the government's 132-page report on the future of the BBC, published on Thursday, there was no shortage of references to distinctiveness and diversity, two of the watchwords of John Whittingdale's vision for the future of the
"12.05.2016 16:09:31" theguardian.com Noel Edmonds gets its dead wrong on the future of the BBC Deal or No Deal presenter channels Alan Partridge as he describes the corporation as a 'terminally ill corpse' Noel Edmonds has had his say on the future of the BBC, describing it as a “terminally ill corpse” which won't make it to its centenary in 2022.
"12.05.2016 12:43:54" theguardian.com BBC white paper threatens its independence, says Wolf Hall director Peter Kosminsky voices concern over John Whittingdale's plan for government to appoint six members of corporation's new governing board Wolf Hall director Peter Kosminsky has said he is “not reassured at all” by the government's proposals to radically overhaul BBC governance, saying they could mean the BBC “drifts dangerously close to becoming a state broadcaster”
"12.05.2016 06:50:00" theguardian.com BBC3 to move half of its operations to hub in Birmingham by 2018 UK's second-biggest city will be home to a third of channel's budget, some short-form content, and new youth team for BBC News BBC3 is to move half of its operations to Birmingham, which will also be the home of a new youth team for BBC News and a base for the corporation's partnership with local newspapers
"12.05.2016 06:30:12" theguardian.com James Corden: BBC is a cornerstone of everything Britain stands for Comedian voices fears about future of corporation as government prepares to unveil radical changes in white paper James Corden has described the BBC as a “fundamental cornerstone of everything Britain stands for” as he voiced fears for the future of the publicly funded broadcaster
"11.05.2016 14:46:26" theguardian.com Puppies for sale and stolen sex tapes: viral stunts that went too far Two outrageous hoaxes this week, online retailer Lyst's 'canine collection' and a band's fake sex tape leak, face backlashes The mantra “all publicity is good publicity” was taken to extremes this week with not one, but two, examples of marketing campaigns designed to cause outrage
"11.05.2016 12:18:31" Timeline Photos Jeremy Clarkson's Amazon show to be called The Grand Tour http://gu.com/p/4j4ct/stw
"11.05.2016 11:00:12" theguardian.com Eamonn Holmes sorry for comparing West Ham bus attack to Hillsborough Sky News presenter sparked outrage with comment linking violence agaist Manchester United team coach to 1989 tragedy Sky News presenter Eamonn Holmes has apologised for comparing violence at West Ham's home game with Manchester United to the tragedy at Hillsborough
"11.05.2016 10:19:42" theguardian.com BBC rejects fears EU referendum debate could be hijacked Corporation says 6,00-strong audience for live Wembley event will be checked to ensure 'fair and balanced debate' The BBC has moved to allay fears that its EU referendum debate at Wembley Arena, which will take place live in front of 6,000 people, will be hijacked by Brexiteers
"11.05.2016 06:01:04" theguardian.com EE gets rival Three's multimillion-pound Muppet ad banned Mobile company challenged rival's claim it is 'the undisputed ... most reliable network' The advertising watchdog has banned mobile network Three's Muppet-themed ad campaign, following a complaint from rival EE
"10.05.2016 14:01:54" Timeline Photos Amazon is launching a YouTube-style video service allowing its customers to post clips, widening its growing competition with Google across online video
"10.05.2016 13:12:56" theguardian.com Bryan Cranston to star in Philip K Dick Channel 4 sci-fi TV series Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K Dick episodes will be standalone dramas based on works by celebrated author Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston is to star in a new 10-part science fiction series on Channel 4, called Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K Dick, from Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D Moore
"10.05.2016 12:33:43" theguardian.com Laura Kuenssberg petition taken down over sexist abuse 38 Degrees director says campaign calling for BBC political editor to be sacked was hijacked by Twitter and Facebook users "I am really concerned that a petition hosted on the 38 Degrees website has been hijacked, and used as a focal point for sexist and hateful abuse made towards Laura Kuenssberg on Twitter. That is totally unacceptable and, with the agreement of the
"10.05.2016 10:44:21" theguardian.com Campaign to sack BBC's Laura Kuenssberg accused of sexism Corporation's political editor has faced abuse over her coverage of Jeremy Corbyn, with petition securing more than 35,000 signatures A campaign to sack BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg over her coverage of Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of misogyny and sexism
"10.05.2016 08:36:26" gu.com Rita Ora quits X Factor after one season Simon Cowell is now the only judge remaining from last year's lineup after Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw exit Rita Ora quits X Factor after one season http://gu.com/p/4j2kq?CMP=twt_a-media_b-gdnmedia
"10.05.2016 07:21:19" Timeline Photos Government backs off from full Channel 4 privatisation – but may sell stake http://gu.com/p/4j2kv?CMP=twt_a-media_b-gdnmedia
"09.05.2016 13:08:42" theguardian.com Share your views on the future of the BBC What do you think of the government's handling of the public broadcaster? Do you agree with Gary Lineker? What would be your message to the government ahead of the BBC white paper?
"09.05.2016 10:17:23" theguardian.com Peter Kosminsky's Baftas speech backing the BBC - full text Read the Wolf Hall director's impassioned defence of the corporation against John Whittingdale's attempts to undermine its independence "The BBC's main job is to speak truth to power – to report to the British public without fear or favour, no matter how unpalatable that might be to those in government ...
Our broadcasting – the BBC, Channel 4 which they are also attempting to eviscerate
"09.05.2016 09:33:47" theguardian.com Robert Peston's ITV show pulls in a tenth of Andrew Marr's BBC audience High-profile guests including George Osborne fail to keep viewers indoors on hottest day of the year Viewers not tied to Robert Peston's new ITV show
"09.05.2016 08:46:35" theguardian.com It is not funny or smart to poke fun at Andrew Marr The Daily Mail's Quentin Letts has overstepped the mark in his latest column Is Quentin Letts' description of Andrew Marr in doubtful taste? In his Daily Mail column about the rival Sunday morning TV programmes hosted by Marr and Robert Peston, he referred to “'Captain Hop-Along' Marr growling away on BBC1, throwing his arm about
"09.05.2016 07:00:00" theguardian.com Channel 4 News: Why we can't let a sale kill off Jon Snow The channel's news service is unique and vulnerable to any change of ownership or structure "Even the most sceptical regulator or politician could see that Channel 4 News is uniquely vulnerable to any significant change in C4's ownership"
"09.05.2016 06:55:00" theguardian.com Reg Grundy, Australian TV and media personality, dies aged 92 Grundy's pioneering company produced numerous successful television soap operas and drama series, including Neighbours Reg Grundy became so well known thanks to the likes of Neighbours and The Young Doctors, his name became part of Australian slang.
It was quite common in the 1980s and 1990s for Australians to refer to their underwear as “Reggies” or “Grundies”.
"09.05.2016 06:20:50" theguardian.com Could Channel 4's distinctive voice and adventurous shows continue if it is sold? The pursuit of creative innovation and diversity would change under privatisation plans "The BBC could reasonably claim that moving BBC3 to the web is simply moving the channel to its audience's natural home and thus serving it better. I have yet to hear anyone argue seriously that privatising C4 would benefit its audience"
"08.05.2016 18:51:09" Timeline Photos The BBC could be forced to share licence fee funds with rival producers to make programmes for other channels, under wide-ranging proposals to be put forward by the government
"08.05.2016 17:30:01" theguardian.com Prince Harry: media intrusion is 'incessant and unnecessary' 'Everyone has a right to their privacy', he says, but 'sadly' some don't get it “Everyone has a right to their privacy, and a lot of the members of the public get it, but sadly in some areas there is this sort of incessant need to find out every little bit of detail about what goes on behind the scenes. It's unnecessary"
"08.05.2016 16:53:49" theguardian.com Jamie Oliver: how Channel 4 made me into a star The TV chef on how C4 pushed him into taking risks – and helped him achieve real change "Channel 4 is a terrific platform for reaching millions of smart, well-informed and vocal viewers. Its people are not afraid to take risks and as a result they get a lot of flak – and so do I – for some of the programmes we make together"
"08.05.2016 15:15:53" theguardian.com Peston on Sunday review: a bleeding-edged blade for old-school ties The differences between ITV's Sunday morning newcomer and its Andrew Marr-led BBC rival were immediately clear "Although Peston and Marr are not going head-to-head, there must still be a question over whether Sunday morning can sustain two news overviews. As Peston and Stratton have already discovered with the sparkily revamped News at Ten, the audience seems to
"08.05.2016 07:55:00" theguardian.com The BBC deserves better than a chump's charter John Whittingdale's proposals for the corporation are as chaotic as they are authoritarian – so much so that the culture secretary may be becoming a liability John Whittingdale's proposals for the BBC are as chaotic as they are authoritarian – so much so that the culture secretary may be becoming a liability
"08.05.2016 07:45:05" Timeline Photos Chris Evans says Top Gear bullying claims are ridiculous http://gu.com/p/4jx52/stw
"08.05.2016 07:30:01" theguardian.com BBC's David Attenborough app offers more than 1,000 clips free Project, launched to mark presenter's 90th birthday, features footage from series including Zoo Quest, Planet Earth, and Frozen Planet He may celebrate his 90th birthday today, but Sir David Attenborough shows no signs of slowing down as he launches a mobile app offering more than 1,000 clips of his work for the BBC
"08.05.2016 06:40:09" theguardian.com Senior Conservative MPs and peers in fight to halt radical BBC reform Group of at least 20 Tories from both Houses to oppose planned changes to licence fee and programming A Conservative rift has emerged over a radical plan to reform the BBC, limit its autonomy and divide the licence fee with other broadcasters
"07.05.2016 07:38:57" theguardian.com BBC follows Netflix in using online viewing data to help it pick new shows Commisioning teams experiment with using data from Twitter and Facebook as well as 6 million-plus people who have signed up for a BBC iD The BBC is following Netflix in using online viewing data to help it decide which programmes to make
"06.05.2016 13:04:50" theguardian.com Line of Duty promoted to BBC1 for two more series Filming on season four of acclaimed police corruption drama to begin in the autumn after it broke ratings records Acclaimed BBC2 drama Line of Duty is to follow Wolf Hall in switching to BBC1 after it broke ratings records
"06.05.2016 11:57:57" Timeline Photos Viral video: Star Wars stormtroopers dance with Barack Obama http://gu.com/p/4tq8j/stw
"06.05.2016 08:52:40" theguardian.com The New Day wins plaudits for its final issue's main story But, like the paper itself, it didn't quite live up to the hype. Surely Trinity Mirror's daily newspaper experiment should have stayed in the laboratory The New Day waited until its final issue to publish a front page story that caught the attention of competing media
"06.05.2016 06:18:40" theguardian.com Wolf Hall director says government's plans for BBC are 'terrifying' Peter Kosminsky accuses the government of wanting to turn the BBC into a state broadcaster as reports suggest changes will control programmes Tory plans for BBC 'smack of Putin's Russia'
"05.05.2016 14:23:33" theguardian.com Mirror journalists fear cuts to cover "secretive" New Day costs As newspaper closes after just nine weeks, NUJ voices financial and job concerns outside Trinity Mirror's annual meeting Staff at Trinity Mirror fear looming job cuts to cover the costs of the failure of the New Day, and accuse management of being “secretive” over how much the short-lived national title cost.
"05.05.2016 11:42:33" theguardian.com Star writers: the British media's top five astrologers Following the death of the Daily Mail's Jonathan Cainer, we list the UK's best-known soothsayers, from Russell Grant to Mystic Meg Following the unexpected passing of Jonathan Cainer, the Daily Mail's resident astrologer, we look back at the careers of five of the UK media's biggest soothsayers
"05.05.2016 09:04:06" Timeline Photos David Cameron and Boris Johnson take EU referendum fight to Countryfile http://gu.com/p/4tq3g/stw
"05.05.2016 08:15:52" Timeline Photos Gary Lineker: John Whittingdale is a chump over BBC demise joke http://gu.com/p/4tq34/stw
"05.05.2016 06:08:29" theguardian.com The New Day newspaper to shut only two months after launch Publisher Trinity Mirror to announce closure of experimental national newspaper after sales fall to around 30,000 copies Trinity Mirror is to shut its experimental new national newspaper the New Day on Friday just two months after launch
"04.05.2016 21:12:15" theguardian.com Former Brookside and Hollyoaks star Kristian Ealey dies aged 38 Actor was best known for playing the character Matt Musgrove in Channel 4 soaps Tributes have been paid to Brookside and Hollyoaks star Kristian Ealey after reports he has died at the age of 38
"04.05.2016 14:31:29" Timeline Photos BBC's demise is 'tempting prospect', jokes John Whittingdale http://gu.com/p/4tpe9/stw
"04.05.2016 11:57:11" Timeline Photos Car-crash TV: six celebrity sports flops http://gu.com/p/4tp7h/stw
"04.05.2016 08:37:52" Timeline Photos Vernon Kay's Top Gear rival The Drive hits the skids http://gu.com/p/4tp2a?CMP=twt_a-media_b-gdnmedia
"03.05.2016 16:16:35" Timeline Photos "It really would be 'distinctive' to strike Strictly or Bake Off from the schedules because they're too good and too popular. It would also be ridiculous"
"03.05.2016 08:41:08" theguardian.com BBC Studios: a win for talent or an own goal? Tony Hall's bid to boost and retain talent faces fresh challenges from white paper Recently top BBC executives have been disappearing faster than characters in BBC2 hit drama Line of Duty
"03.05.2016 06:18:53" theguardian.com SoundCloud to introduce advertising and subscriptions in UK Music streaming service to feature audio ads, promoted tracks alongside subscription service that allows users to opt out of receiving commercial content Music and audio streaming firm SoundCloud is to introduce advertising and launch a £9.99 subscription service in the UK and Irieland
"03.05.2016 05:55:19" theguardian.com Puttnam inquiry: government wants a diminished BBC Department for Culture, Media and Sport denies suggestion it aims to determine programme content or scheduling Film-maker David Puttnam has raised concerns that the government is bowing to pressure from vested interests to significantly diminish the BBC
"02.05.2016 15:43:29" gu.com BBC staff concerned after external applicant appointed to Today role NUJ reps say business presenter job given to Dominic O'Connell of the Sunday Times was only open to BBC employees BBC staff concerned after external applicant appointed to Today role http://gu.com/p/4tn6p
"02.05.2016 06:45:05" d.gu.com BBC Studios: a win for talent or an own goal? Tony Hall's bid to boost and retain talent faces fresh challenges from white paper Is BBC Studios a win for talent or an own goal? http://d.gu.com/LC0jQM
"02.05.2016 05:06:03" d.gu.com Tony Hall's grand reorganisation of the BBC 'is playing with fire' Creation of three divisions - Inform, Educate and Entertain - could pose more problems than government or white paper Tony Hall's grand reorganisation of the BBC 'is playing with fire' http://d.gu.com/LC03VX
"01.05.2016 17:00:20" d.gu.com BBC scheduling: government denies it is seeking to take over Labour accuses minister of 'unacceptable interference' after reports of move to bar popular shows being aired at peak times BBC scheduling: Labour accuses government of unacceptable meddling http://d.gu.com/LBzK0T
"01.05.2016 15:51:25" d.gu.com The only thing Channel 4 needs to be saved from is privatisation John Whittingdale's attempt to find a 'model to sustain' the broadcaster flies in the face of a darkening financial outlook for Big media The only thing Channel 4 needs to be saved from is privatisation http://d.gu.com/LBw5Q4
"29.04.2016 17:04:33" theguardian.com The Durrells proves a rollicking delight for ITV Series based on Gerald Durrell's Corfu trilogy meets need for hit Sunday night drama to fill void left by Downton Abbey The old adage of never working with children and animals is being tested by ITV with its main Sunday night drama, The Durrells
"29.04.2016 16:21:49" theguardian.com Time Out plans £200m stock market flotation Oakley Capital, which has controlling stake in magazine, intends floating company on London AIM market in June London (stock exchange) calling for Time Out
"29.04.2016 12:34:13" theguardian.com Viral video: James Corden's Beyoncé parody, Kanye West, Batman Watch the comedian spoof the singer's Lemonade album, the rapper interrupt a wedding speech and the Caped Crusader get animated Watch James Corden spoof Beyoncé's entire album Lemonade and Kanye West interrupt a wedding speech
"29.04.2016 11:30:00" theguardian.com 'Ageism is so last century': Harvey Nichols uses 100-year-old model Department store marks Vogue centenary by running ad that 'proves the older generation can be fearlessly stylish too' “We're really proud to be involved in a project which proves the older generation can be fearlessly stylish too. Ageism is so last century”
"29.04.2016 11:01:26" theguardian.com Ikea turns shoppers into heroes in adventurous advert Fantasies of being racing drivers and pro tennis players come to life in this ad from the Swedish retailer, plus babies look after a stranded surfer for Evian Dreams become reality (sort of) in Ikea's latest ad
"29.04.2016 09:38:46" theguardian.com Line of Duty nicks top spot as 4 million watch finale BBC2 police series beats ITV and BBC1 as 20.6% share of audience catches last episode of channel's biggest ratings drama Line of Duty proved arresting viewing as the BBC2 drama beat off rivals to nick top spot in the ratings
"29.04.2016 09:20:45" theguardian.com Government could ask BBC to trial pay services as it closes 'iPlayer loophole' John Whittingdale will tell corporation to introduce passwords as part of TV licence crackdown, according to a report The government could ask the BBC to trial a new paid-for service on the iPlayer as it cracks down on viewers without TV licences watching online for free
"29.04.2016 07:51:30" theguardian.com Ken Livingstone's 'grotesque analogies' unite the national press National newspapers agree that Jeremy Corbyn, and the Labour party, are tainted by the remarks of the former London mayor Has Ken Livingstone lost the plot? Can he not see that what he said about Hitler and Zionism was utterly barmy? Does he not realise that his remarks were an historical nonsense? It is no wonder, except possibly to him and a lunatic Labour fringe, that
"29.04.2016 06:36:27" theguardian.com Line of Duty outranks Wolf Hall to take BBC2 ratings crown Police corruption drama has attracted nearly 5 million viewers this series – and could pull in even more with its 90-minute finale What did you think of last night's explosive Line of Duty finale?
"28.04.2016 14:58:04" theguardian.com Tom Hiddleston's The Night Manager proves top iPlayer hit BBC1's spy thriller gets nearly 10m views in March, while BBC3 drama Thirteen is the second most popular show BBC1's hit spy thriller The Night Manager proved equally popular on the iPlayer TV service with the six-part series attracting almost 10m views in March.
"28.04.2016 12:12:21" theguardian.com BBC Studios boss quits with parting shot at reorganisation On eve of relaunch, Mark Freeland says changes put in place by director Mark Linsey do not give him the creative platform he needs The BBC has lost its eighth senior executive in as many months, The Wrong Mans executive producer Mark Freeland, with a parting shot at the way the BBC is being reorganised.
"28.04.2016 06:06:56" theguardian.com ASA launches investigation into gender stereotyping of women in adverts Watchdog says research project follows increasing political and public debate on equality issues The ASA, which received more than 37,000 complaints and banned or forced changes to almost 3,500 ads last year, said that has launched a research project into gender stereotyping in ads following “increasing political and public debate on equality issues”
"27.04.2016 12:14:54" theguardian.com BBC in fight to keep Great British Bake Off as rivals circle Talks with producer of most popular show on TV understood to have stalled as it seeks a bigger fee Could Bake Off be moving to ITV?
"27.04.2016 11:08:55" theguardian.com BBC 'excessively deferential' to pro-Brexit case, says Lord Patten Tory former BBC chairman says corporation sometimes goes too far to show balance because John Whittingdale's shadow 'hangs over it' “The BBC has an extremely difficult job. It's having to cover this referendum with the shadow of a charter review and John Whittingdale hanging over it. I think that may make people excessively deferential when trying to produce balance.”
"27.04.2016 07:43:08" theguardian.com The Sun didn't think Hillsborough verdict merited front page coverage But Metro reminds its readers of the notorious 1989 headline 'The Truth' as the rest of the press registers its sympathy for the relatives of the 96 who died The Sun – which published the infamous Hillsborough front page blaming Liverpool fans in 1989 – relegates the historic inquest verdict to page 8, while the Times ignores it in its first edition
"27.04.2016 06:13:55" theguardian.com Channel 4 could be better off in private hands, John Whittingdale says Culture secretary speaks out in favour of privatisation of commercially funded, state-owned broadcaster The culture secretary, John Whittingdale, has spoken out in favour of the privatisation of Channel 4, arguing that the commercially funded, state-owned broadcaster could be “better off” in private hands
"26.04.2016 10:33:01" theguardian.com BBC: Sun attacks on Top Gear's Chris Evans are 'unfounded nonsense' Bosses hit out at paper's 'negative stories', including claim Radio 2 staff are concerned about presenter's 'outbursts and diva-style behaviour' "The Sun, for its own reasons, continues on a weekly, sometimes daily basis to publish negative stories about Top Gear and unfounded nonsense about Chris, which is no longer worth any serious consideration or response"
"26.04.2016 10:13:45" theguardian.com Game of Thrones season six premiere smashes Sky viewing records Fantasy drama pulls in 816,000 viewers for 9pm airing on Sky Atlantic with further 1. 4 million rising early to catch 2am Monday premiere Were you one of the hardcore fans who got up at 2am on Monday to catch the Game of Thrones season six premiere?
"26.04.2016 08:19:09" theguardian.com UK ad market booms but newspapers lose £155m in print advertising Total market grows at 7.5% to £20bn in 2015 but national press reports 11% fall to £1.2bn and slowdown in digital ads he UK ad market grew at its fastest rate in five years in 2015 – but national newspapers bucked the trend as more than £150m in print ads disappeared
"26.04.2016 06:16:36" theguardian.com David Bowie and Snoop Dogg among stars revealed to be Peaky Blinders fans British musician sent picture of himself in razor-bladed cap that gives BBC show its name to star Cillian Murphy, programme's creator says David Bowie was a huge fan of the BBC's 1920s gangster drama Peaky Blinders, even going as far as to send a picture of himself in the razor-bladed caps that give the show its name to star Cillian Murphy
"26.04.2016 06:09:36" theguardian.com Grayson Perry: Bear Grylls 'celebrates a masculinity that is useless' Turner prize-winning artist says he would like to see TV survival expert find an affordable flat or a decent state school Bear Grylls would have no trouble surviving on a remote Pacific Island, but according to Grayson Perry he wouldn't be much use on the mean streets of north London
"25.04.2016 13:18:10" theguardian.com BBC World Service staff say Hong Kong move risks editorial freedom Plans to shift bulk of service from UK 'underestimates level of threat posed by Chinese regime to editorial integrity' as corporation seeks to cut costs BBC World Service staff have condemned cuts to the BBC Chinese Service, which will see the bulk of it move from the UK to Hong Kong, saying it threatens its independence.
"25.04.2016 12:50:01" theguardian.com Channel 4's Indian Summers axed after falling ratings Big-budget Sunday drama's two series faced competition from BBC shows such as The Night Manager and The Casual Vacancy Channel 4's Julie Walters drama Indian Summers has been axed after two series
"25.04.2016 12:14:09" theguardian.com Hold the front page: Rupert Murdoch spotted in Telegraph newsroom News UK owner seen talking to group chief Murdoch MacLennan with the reason for his visit remaining a mystery Alert to Telegraph Towers: Murdoch's in the building
"25.04.2016 11:01:00" theguardian.com Britain's Got Talent cleared over sword-swallowing after dozens of complaints Watchdog says ITV warned viewers about Alexandr Magala's act and it was unlikely that they would be likely to try to copy it Britain's Got Talent's sword-swallowing act has been cleared by the media regulator after complaints that it might be copied by children.
"25.04.2016 10:42:54" theguardian.com Chris Evans Radio 2 show to be investigated over Jeremy Irons swearing Actor swore while telling anecdote about John Hurt on BBC breakfast show prompting complaint to media regulator Ofcom Chris Evans' Radio 2 breakfast show is to be investigated by media regulator Ofcom after Jeremy Irons swore live on air
"25.04.2016 09:00:58" theguardian.com Game of Thrones season six poised to be Sky's biggest ever launch Fantasy drama has doubled its UK premiere ratings since it launched in 2011 Game of Thrones has doubled its UK premiere ratings since it launched in 2011
"24.04.2016 21:22:36" theguardian.com CNN's Jeff Zucker: 'People want someone to blame for Donald Trump's rise' The news network's president on the US presidential race, why he thinks Vice is overrated – and Piers Morgan's departure "The critics of Donald Trump are looking for people to blame for his rise. There are many people who are either surprised by his strength, or don't like him, and want to blame someone to explain why he has been this popular"
"24.04.2016 17:30:22" gu.com Countryfile Shakespeare special caps show's unexpected success Dame Judi Dench's appearance on Sunday bears out makers' insistence that rural affairs programme is not just about sheep Countryfile Shakespeare special caps show's unexpected success http://gu.com/p/4thfv/stw
"24.04.2016 12:07:53" theguardian.com From Game of Thrones to Star Wars: the casting boss behind TV and movie hits Nina Gold reveals the secrets of her job, how she tackles diversity, and her joy at the success of John Boyega and Daisy Ridley How does the casting director behind Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Wolf Hall pick her stars? http://gu.com/p/4thjy/stw
"24.04.2016 06:50:52" theguardian.com Game of Thrones nudity: study backs Emilia Clarke's call to #FreeTheP Research reveals that there have been 60 flashes of female breasts in the HBO show so far, but only a pair of penises A study has revealed there have been 60 flashes of female breasts in Game of Thrones to date, but only a pair of penises
"22.04.2016 14:14:50" theguardian.com The Hateful Estate? Fellowes backs Tarantino for Downton Abbey movie Period drama's creator jokes that Django Unchained director 'would be a natural' to take his show to the big screen The Hateful Estate – or Downton Unchained?
"22.04.2016 06:37:56" theguardian.com Viral video: Game of Thrones, Captain America: Civil War and Prince Ayra Stark plays a prank on fans, Robert Downey Jr gives spectators an Eiffel, commemorating Victoria Wood and Prince, and the Queen turns 90 Game of Thrones returns to the screens on Monday and to get you in the mood for some Westeros action we've got Arya Stark, aka Maisie Williams, playing a prank on fans in a comic shop
"22.04.2016 06:12:28" theguardian.com gu.com Street-wise feline and cartoon favourite Top Cat is to make a return to TV starring in an ad campaign for Halifax.
"21.04.2016 14:28:50" theguardian.com Jeremy Vine floored by foreskin 'stuck in lift' cock-up Radio 2 presenter mishears caller in phone-in about circumcision A discussion about circumcision on Jeremy Vine's Radio 2 show took an unexpected turn when the presenter thought a caller said her brother got his foreskin caught in a lift.
"21.04.2016 13:05:44" theguardian.com BBC axes Dickensian after one series Big-budget drama launched with 5 million viewers, but lost audience over the course of its 20-episode run The BBC has axed its drama Dickensian after just one series, despite spending an estimated £10m on the show, including creating a purpose-built set
"21.04.2016 12:43:47" theguardian.com BBC funding: only half of young people know about licence fee More than a third of adults are unaware of who funds the corporation's website, according to a report by Ofcom Only half of 16 to 24-year-olds know that the BBC is funded by the licence fee, while over a third of adults are unaware how the corporation's website is funded.
"21.04.2016 10:35:09" theguardian.com Nearly a third of TV viewers think programme quality is getting worse More repeats, lack of variety and poorer overall quality cited in annual Ofcom report on broadcast media Almost a third of TV viewers reckon that the quality of programmes got worse last year, according to a new report.
"20.04.2016 10:58:51" theguardian.com Piers Morgan: Bernie Ecclestone is wrong on female F1 drivers TV host responds to Formula One boss over comments that women are not capable of competing with men "I find it hard to believe a woman could never be as quick as a man in Formula One. Why couldn't that be?”
"19.04.2016 16:10:36" theguardian.com BBC Radio 1 to ditch overseas acts for more homegrown talent UK artists to get stronger showing on station after government criticism for lack of distinctiveness as current 15-strong 'A-list' includes nine acts from abroad Radio 1 will switch off overseas pop acts and retune to homegrown UK talent in a bid to counter government criticism that it is not distinctive enough.
"19.04.2016 07:30:00" theguardian.com Game of Thrones' Jonathan Pryce on Jeremy Corbyn: 'we both dress badly' High Sparrow actor discusses comparisons between the zealot and the Labour party leader – and reveals we will see more of him in season six "He had lived a very debauched life, he was very rich, and he woke up one morning and said, 'This is wrong' and walked out with bare feet. He's stayed barefooted ever since"
"19.04.2016 06:45:00" theguardian.com Today's Jim Naughtie: 'Working with somebody at 4am can test a friendship' The former Radio 4 news anchor talks about life after leaving the show, rumours of an ongoing rift with fellow presenter John Humphrys, and writing his latest thriller "Of course I have views. But if I was somebody who wanted to share them, I would have become somebody shouting on LBC. That's not my game"
"18.04.2016 10:27:07" theguardian.com So Bard it's good: Eurovision makers set Shakespeare to music Seven artists from across Europe including UK's Matthew Herbert to record short films marking 400th anniversary of bard's death The organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest will swap “making your mind up” for “to be or not to be” when six of its member countries pay an “eclectic musical tribute” to William Shakespeare.
"18.04.2016 09:13:34" theguardian.com John Whittingdale could force BBC to sell off £500m UKTV stake Culture secretary considering making corporation cut stake in commercial broadcaster, which provides about a third of BBC Worldwide's profits The government is considering forcing the BBC to sell off its 50% stake in UKTV, which owns 10 channels including Dave and Gold, which is valued at about £500m
"18.04.2016 06:20:01" theguardian.com TV is packed with drama as hunt for the Next Big Thing goes on Cash-strapped broadcasters under pressure from Netflix have turned to safe fare – but where are the new entertainment hits? "For cash-strapped broadcasters facing a revolution, drama represents a relatively safe bet while they all tear their hair out looking for the next Bake Off"
"17.04.2016 19:49:59" theguardian.com How newsroom pressure is letting fake stories on to the web The push for traffic means that clicks rule – even if the facts don't check out “Clickbait is king, so newsrooms will uncritically print some of the worst stuff out there, which lends legitimacy to – in a word – bullshit. Not all newsrooms are like this, but a lot of them are.”
"17.04.2016 13:36:24" Timeline Photos "The reality is these three guys have made a great show for a long time. They have a passionate following and yeah, sometimes they are controversial. But I can tell you people are excited to see them back on air."
"17.04.2016 09:05:00" theguardian.com Terry Wogan 'totally spoiled' Eurovision, says contest producer Broadcaster created generation of Britons who see show as irrelevant and kitsch, according to Swedish producer of contest Sir Terry Wogan “totally spoiled Eurovision” by mocking acts in his commentary, one of the song contest's bosses has reportedly said
"17.04.2016 07:25:12" theguardian.com Game of Thrones is back, but HBO needs other success stories The premium cable channel is struggling to find its next hit Cult fantasy drama Game of Thrones begins its much-anticipated sixth season next Sunday. But what else has HBO, once a byword for high-quality television, got to offer these days?
"15.04.2016 10:35:39" theguardian.com Viral video: Game of Thrones' Sansa Stark impersonates Jon Snow and Justin Bieber, Benedict Cumberba See Sophie Turner do witty impressions and the first glimpse of the Sherlock star as the Marvel superhero Watch Game of Thrones' Sansa Stark impersonate Jon Snow, Wolverine and Justin Bieber
"15.04.2016 08:14:56" theguardian.com BBC1's Poldark to keep his shirt on in second series Aidan Turner won't be repeating the scenes that caused such a stir and sparked a renewed interest in scything, says writer of Winston Graham adaptation There will be no repeat of the scene that reaped acres of coverage for BBC1 hit series Poldark and its lead actor Aidan Turner.
"14.04.2016 15:35:31" theguardian.com New York Times to invest $50m on global digital expansion Publisher sees opportunity for the NYT to become an 'indispensable leader in global news and opinion' over the next three years The New York Times is to invest more than $50m in an aggressive international digital expansion to take its “without fear or favour” brand of journalism outside the US.
"13.04.2016 15:44:11" theguardian.com Ant and Dec pocket £7m from presenting shows such as I'm a Celebrity Britain's Got Talent also among series forming part of duo's 'golden handcuffs' deal with ITV which is up for renewal this year Ant and Dec made more than £7m last year from presenting hit shows including Britain's Got Talent and I'm a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here last year.
"13.04.2016 11:39:02" theguardian.com London Live gets green light to reduce new peak-time local shows Broadcasting regulator accepts request from Evgeny Lebedev station to change definition of 'first-run' programmes to include shows not aired on channel before Broadcasting regulator redefines 'first-run' programming to allow London Live to reduce the number of new local shows it airs
"12.04.2016 17:29:11" theguardian.com Rupert Murdoch puts his New York house up for sale - for £20m Newly-married News Corp chief sells the property just a year after buying it Newly married Rupert Murdoch has put his New York town house up for sale, with a price tag of $28.9m
"12.04.2016 17:07:22" theguardian.com FA Cup to stay on BBC and BT Sport until 2021 Gary Lineker to continue as lead presenter as current deal is extended for three years, while both broadcasters agree to air more women's football The BBC and BT Sport have extended their deal to air the FA Cup until 2021 and pledged to increase coverage of women's football
"12.04.2016 16:05:25" theguardian.com Netflix to air Top Gear worldwide in head-to-head with Amazon's Clarkson Streaming giant confirms it will screen new series starring Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc, as former presenters ready their rival show Netflix has confirmed that it will show Chris Evans's Top Gear internationally which will put it in direct competition with Jeremy Clarkson's new motoring show on rival Amazon
"12.04.2016 13:13:59" theguardian.com Match.com to remove posters implying red hair and freckles 'imperfections' Dating website apologises and moves to take down advert on London Underground that featured picture of woman with red hair and freckles Match.com apologises and says it will remove posters implying red hair and freckles 'imperfections'
"12.04.2016 10:51:38" theguardian.com ITV's Broadchurch adds Charlie Higson and Julie Hesmondhalgh to cast David Tennant and Olivia Coleman joined by The Fast Show and Happy Valley actors for third and final series of detective thriller David Tennant and Olivia Coleman will be joined by Happy Valley's Julie Hesmondhalgh and The Fast Show's Charlie Higson for a third and final series of ITV detective thriller Broadchurch
"12.04.2016 08:18:02" theguardian.com Netflix's early customers face price hike UK customers who signed up to streaming service in its early days face increase of £1.50 to continue receiving high-definition version of programmes Netflix's early UK customers to be served up with price hike
"11.04.2016 14:34:15" theguardian.com Match.com ad criticised for suggesting red hair and freckles 'imperfections' Website accused of 'profiting by bullying' over billboards on London Underground that also feature people with different coloured eyes Match.com ad accused of 'profiting by bullying' over adverts suggesting red hair and freckles are 'imperfections'
"11.04.2016 12:58:12" theguardian.com Kevin Spacey: House of Cards 'doesn't go far enough' in reflecting US election Star, who plays Frank Underwood in the Netflix series, says some real-life presidential candidates 'appear to be fictional' House of Cards star Kevin Spacey has said turning on the news makes him think the political thriller “doesn't go far enough” in reflecting the real-life race for the White House
"11.04.2016 11:59:56" theguardian.com Piers Morgan puts Simon Cowell to the sword with razor-sharp wit Good Morning Britain presenter jokes (we hope) that BGT would be a real crowd-pleaser if contestant Alexandr Magala chopped off the music mogul's head Piers Morgan displays his razor-sharp wit
"11.04.2016 10:20:24" theguardian.com Piers Morgan escapes censure over Christian homophobe remark ITV's Good Morning Britain presenter cleared despite complaints over asking magistrate if he was homophobic during interview about gay marriage Piers Morgan has been cleared by the media regulator following complaints that he had inferred all Christians homophobic during an interview about gay marriage.
"11.04.2016 06:20:07" Timeline Photos Daily Mail publisher in talks with companies over Yahoo takeover http://gu.com/p/4t8jt?CMP=twt_a-technology_b-gdntech
"11.04.2016 06:08:20" Timeline Photos Top-level change at BBC and ITV means uncertain future for UK television http://gu.com/p/4t7p3?CMP=twt_a-media_b-gdnmedia
"10.04.2016 16:19:34" Twitter founder Ev Williams: 'We put junk food in front of them and they eat it' http://ow.ly/10uTjH
"08.04.2016 14:58:03" theguardian.com Jeremy Clarkson: BBC would put brakes on us using 'gear' for Amazon show Former Top Gear presenter reveals what won't be in the title of his new series – and asks his Twitter followers for suggestions Gear Knobs, Tripod or The Clarkson, Hammond and May Car Show?
"08.04.2016 14:54:45" theguardian.com Paul Mason warns political journalists: 'You have no real idea what is going on' Ex-Channel 4 News economics editor tells International Journalism Festival that making a film about Greece gave him new insight into reporters' knowledge “I do believe that the European political elite is trying its utmost to suppress and get rid of the first left government in Europe”
"08.04.2016 11:57:41" Can robots replace journalists? panel at #ijf16
"08.04.2016 09:26:51" theguardian.com Heard this before? BBC chief speaks out over Happy Valley mumbling Director general's promise to take action after complaints about Sarah Lancashire drama follows previous pledge over Jamaica Inn BBC director general Tony Hall has promised to take action in response to complaints that viewers could not hear the dialogue on Happy Valley
"08.04.2016 07:28:31" theguardian.com Taxi for Cameron? Danny DeVito backs Jeremy Corbyn Matilda and Twins star says he thinks Labour leader would make a 'great prime minister' following his endorsement of Bernie Sanders in the US "Corbyn would make a great PM. Way better than Cameron"
"08.04.2016 06:55:43" theguardian.com Viral video: Star Wars' Daisy Ridley and John Boyega rap, Tom Hiddleston Watch the Force Awakens duo bust some rhymes and beatbox and the Thor star deliver a weather report as Loki in our review of the top online clips "We all up in the desert and we filming Star Wars, because of our diet we can eat no Mars bars"
"08.04.2016 06:04:54" theguardian.com Angelina Jolie Pitt to give keynote speech as part of BBC's migration special UNCHR special envoy's broadcast on refugee crisis will be centre of World on the Move day involving radio and television Angelina Jolie Pitt will give a keynote speech on the refugee crisis next month as part of a day of live BBC programming exploring issues around migration
"07.04.2016 19:02:01" Paul Mason discusses his #ThisIsACoup documentary about Greece and the EU
"07.04.2016 17:49:36" theguardian.com ITV poised to poach BBC's head of drama Polly Hill Hiring of Poldark and Wolf Hill boss comes amid major staff changes at broadcaster which is also set to fill big roles in factual and entertainment The BBC drama chief responsible for Wolf Hall and Poldark appears poised for a switch to ITV after less than a year in the job in a move that would be a big loss for the corporation.
"07.04.2016 15:32:51" theguardian.com BBC3's online switch hailed a success after Thirteen proves a hit Drama about an abduction attracts similar viewing figures to channel's highest rated broadcast show, an episode of Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood The BBC has heralded the switch of BBC3 to an online-only service as a success after a hit drama reached similar viewing figures to a broadcast show.
"07.04.2016 14:27:48" theguardian.com Green's advert causes social media storm as kids play politicians Party's ad agency sought a 'podgy boy with a shock of white/blonde hair' to play Boris Johnson in Westminster spoof Shot in one day last week, the Green party ad campaign featuring children acting as political leaders has attracted nearly 500,000 views across the party's YouTube, Facebook and Twitter accounts within 24 hours.
"07.04.2016 11:33:45" theguardian.com John Humphrys versus new technology - he's game for anything BBC Radio 4 Today presenter may be a late adopter but he's tried everything from Google Glass to a twike in the name of journalism John Humphrys was at the top of his game on the Panama Papers on Radio 4's Today programme on Thursday, but for some reason it was another exchange, about acclaimed best selling game Everybody's Gone To The Rapture, that caused a social media followup.
"07.04.2016 11:27:22" Perugia: #AnythingToSay
"07.04.2016 10:59:42" theguardian.com Watch Taylor Swift fall off a treadmill in an Apple Music ad The former Disney make light of her battle with the iPhone maker and Jason Statham populate an entire town in our review of new advertising Taylor Swift raps to Drake, faceplants off tradmill
"07.04.2016 08:51:15" theguardian.com Harry Hill to make Sky debut with spoof cookery show Comedian will teach celebrity guests recipes such as 'mozzarella snowmen' in Tea-Time, his first series for the pay-TV broadcaster “On what other show could you learn how to make chicken à la Tom Jones?”
"06.04.2016 06:50:01" theguardian.com Nine-year-old US reporter defiant after critics say 'go back to playing with dolls' Hilde Lysiak, whose coverage of a suspected murder in Pennsylvania prompted outrage from some locals, says her age won't stop her from 'doing a great story' A nine-year-old reporter who wrote about a suspected murder in her small Pennsylvania town has defended herself after some locals said a young girl should be “playing with dolls” and not covering serious crime
"06.04.2016 06:22:31" theguardian.com Sky News to launch Question Time rival The Pledge Five panellists from a pool including Rachel Johnson, Michelle Mone and Nick Ferrari will discuss 'burning issues' without a moderator Sky News is to launch a new current affairs discussion show that will featuring panellists including journalist Rachel Johnson, LBC's Nick Ferrari and lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone
"05.04.2016 10:08:14" theguardian.com Daily Mail goes nuclear over Barack Obama 'peace sign' Website claims US president 'played the clown' in summit photo – but it turns out he was just counting late attenders No, he wasn't 'playing the clown'
"05.04.2016 08:31:56" theguardian.com Cheryl Fernandez-Versini quits as X Factor judge Former Girls Aloud singer says she wants to focus on her music career Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is leaving the X Factor to focus on her music career
"05.04.2016 08:17:27" theguardian.com David Cameron feels the national press heat over the Panama Papers Newspapers headline the involvement of the prime minister's father in a tax avoidance scheme while calling on him to get to grips with tax havens No 10 must understand that it will not do to dismiss ... the question of whether any Cameron family money remains tied up in the fund as 'a private matter'”
"04.04.2016 11:04:55" theguardian.com Daily Star Sunday censured over misleading headline on UK mosques Watchdog's criticism of story suggesting mosques were raising funds for terrorism follows Sun correction for article on Muslims The Daily Star Sunday has been censured for printing a “significantly misleading” headline suggesting Britain's mosques were raising funds for terrorist organisations
"04.04.2016 10:01:36" theguardian.com Katie Hopkins to host LBC radio show Columnist sparked controversy last year over article comparing migrants to cockroaches Controversial newspaper columnist and former The Apprentice contestant Katie Hopkins is to present her own show on national talk radio station LBC
"04.04.2016 06:20:03" theguardian.com Can newspapers do anything to stop the advertising exodus? Print is losing out to television, adblocking is on the rise and newspapers are struggling to prove their worth to ad business "If newspaper advertising, the lifeblood of British journalism for the best part of 200 years, is not to dry up completely, publishers must find new ways to convince advertisers that they have audiences worth targeting. And quickly."
"03.04.2016 08:25:10" theguardian.com Jeremy Clarkson gets bloody nose during 'most dangerous stunt' Former Top Gear host tweeted picture of himself after stunt for his new Amazon Prime motoring show Jeremy Clarkson has revealed the results of his “most dangerous stunt” ever: a bloodied nose and blackened face
"01.04.2016 10:33:27" theguardian.com Richard Desmond sells his adult TV channels Express and Star owner cuts links to industry that helped make his fortune by offloading channels including Television X and Red Hot Richard Desmond has sold his adult TV business, including the Television X and Red Hot channels, severing his last link with the adult entertainment industry that helped the Daily Express and Daily Star owner make his fortune
"01.04.2016 05:54:32" theguardian.com Viral video: Jennifer Lopez, Batman's Ben Affleck and Ronnie Corbett James Corden grabs J-Lo’s phone to text Leonardo DiCaprio, Wolverine star Hugh Jackman in beach rescue and Dynamo’s trick goes wrong James Corden grabs J-Lo’s phone to text Leonardo DiCaprio in our Viral Video Chart
"31.03.2016 14:36:11" theguardian.com Mashable in £10m video and advertising partnership with Turner Turner’s TBS and TNT businesses will co-develop and distribute video content with the internet news provider Digital media company Mashable has raised about £10m in a deal with CNN-owner Turner which will see a commercial partnership for video production and “advertising opportunities” between the two companies.
"31.03.2016 14:18:52" theguardian.com Vice UK managers agree to meet over staff plea to unionise Eight Vice UK workers are behind a push to create a National Union of Journalists chapel to support pay transparency and job security Vice UK managers have agreed to a meeting to discuss their staff’s request to officially recognise their moves to unionise
"31.03.2016 14:16:35" theguardian.com Ronnie Corbett's best clips, from the Two Ronnies' Fork Handles to Extras After the sad news of the TV comic’s death, we look back at some of his top moments, including the Mastermind sketch from the Two Ronnies After the sad news of Ronnie Corbett’s death, we look back at some of his top moments, including the Mastermind sketch from the Two Ronnies
"31.03.2016 13:59:44" theguardian.com Kermode and Mayo's Apple gag does not take the pith, rules BBC Trust Ruling on ‘fruit-related device’ draws comparison to comedy W1A In scenes which beg comparison with W1A, the gag on Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo’s Radio 5 Live film review show, referring to Apple iPhones as a “fruit-related device”, has come under the scrutiny of the BBC Trust.
"31.03.2016 12:03:45" theguardian.com Top Gear: Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc star in first trailer for revamped show BBC clip features supercars and Evans asking Sabine Schmitz to stop so he can be sick – but no images of the controversial Cenotaph stunt The BBC has unveiled the first official glimpse of the new-look Top Gear featuring Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc
"31.03.2016 06:10:27" theguardian.com Daily Mail editor received £88,000 in EU subsidies in 2014 Estates owned by Eurosceptic Paul Dacre have benefitted from at least £460,000 of EU money since 2011 The editor-in-chief of the Eurosceptic Daily Mail benefited from at least £88,000 in subsidies from the European Union for his country houses in Sussex and the Scottish highlands in 2014
"30.03.2016 11:03:37" theguardian.com The Sun's Breast in Britain contest racks up some cheeky responses Cleavage competition attracts photos of moobs, David Cameron and Boris Johnson – and Graham Linehan’s backside Sun cleavage contest goes tits up
"29.03.2016 08:22:09" theguardian.com Dermot O’Leary to return to The X Factor after a year away Simon Cowell says ‘welcome home’ as he brings back presenter after ill-fated stint by Olly Murs and Caroline Flack Simon Cowell in U-turn after axing Dermot O'Leary last year
"29.03.2016 06:10:02" theguardian.com John Humphrys on Facebook, TV and why 'sitting down is the new smoking' The Today presenter spurns social media, could live without television ‘except Mastermind’ but does read books on a iPad (albeit balanced on a lectern) “I do not do Facebook or Twitter. I am anti the sort of idiocies that Twitter frequently produces and baffled by people who feel they’ve got to be telling everybody what they’re doing all the time. If I want to hear what ordinary people think then I will
"28.03.2016 07:39:37" gu.com James May: ‘We are not in a race with Chris Evans’ Top Gear’ The TV presenter on filming his new Amazon motoring show, putting things back together for BBC4 – and doughnuts But what would Jeremy Clarkson say?
"24.03.2016 17:33:12" theguardian.com Independent prints souvenir pull-out as it moves to online only Final edition features article by co-founder and first editor Andreas Whittam Smith and a letter from its last editor, Amol Rajan The Independent will become the first national newspaper in the UK to go online only on Saturday.
"24.03.2016 12:44:36" theguardian.com Suspense is killing as Channel 4's Jay Hunt snubs Tim Hincks's leaving bash Tony Blair among whose paying tributes to Endemol boss as rumours over Channel 4 Black Mirror row swirl So has Jay Hunt frozen all commissions from Endemol as part of a dummy spat over Black Mirror or not?
"24.03.2016 10:49:15" theguardian.com Would you pay to watch F1 exclusively on Sky Sports? - poll Broadcaster lands exclusive rights to show live Formula One races from 2019 to 2024, taking them off free-to-air TV Would you pay to watch F1 exclusively on Sky Sports?
"23.03.2016 12:45:53" theguardian.com How fake YouTube videos of Brussels attacks tried to confuse web users Misleading video and photos are becoming increasingly common on Facebook and Twitter, making verification vital "There’s definitely a commercial pressure to have that fantastic video, have that fantastic picture, to make it more newsworthy, more shareable, and that can override the desire to be right.”
"22.03.2016 07:13:06" theguardian.com Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi says BBC should do more regional drama Actor tells Radio Times, in second criticism of corporation, people who pay for BBC don’t get content that reflects their lives 'As the BBC is paid for by the entirety of the nation, that should be reflected in its content more. High-quality writing and production should be both encouraged and experienced by people all over the country'
"21.03.2016 11:22:23" theguardian.com BBC has 'shafted' its local radio stations, says sacked DJ Martin Kelner Presenter says he was dismissed by Radio Leeds because network is in the ‘impossible situation’ of making cuts while being urged to increase its audience Veteran radio presenter Martin Kelner has written an excoriating attack on the BBC for its management of local radio services after he was abruptly fired on Friday
"20.03.2016 20:38:32" theguardian.com The New Day got off to a terrible start, and Trinity Mirror’s bosses are to blame Questions about its wholly inadequate promotion and cover price changes should be directed at chief executive Simon Fox New Day's publisher, Trinity Mirror, has refused to confirm reports that the paper is selling fewer than 90,000 copies a day, and quite possibly many fewer than that. A reliable inside source has confirmed that the sales response has been “on the low
"18.03.2016 14:30:04" theguardian.com Unilad faces high court battle after founder launches legal action Alex Partridge claims Liam Harrington and Sam Bentley, who run website and control its Facebook page, have breached a 2013 partnership agreement The founder of Unilad and LadBible is suing the current management of the Unilad brand and website for a one third share of the business
"18.03.2016 11:57:31" theguardian.com All Sky subscribers to get some Premier League matches for free Broadcaster to promote its pay-TV packages with Sky Sports Mix, which will also feature Italy’s La Liga, the US’s MLS and Fifa 2018 World Cup qualifiers Sky is to launch a new TV channel that will make live sport including Premier League matches to non-sports subscribers for the first time
"17.03.2016 16:54:50" theguardian.com Vice Media attacked for making tobacco adverts for Philip Morris Company should not use its expertise in targeting young people to help the tobacco industry sell cigarettes, say campaigners Vice Media has been condemned as “irresponsible” by campaigners for using its expertise targeting young people to make ads for tobacco company Phillip Morris.
"17.03.2016 13:16:39" theguardian.com Independent, Mirror, Express and Star suffer sharp fall in traffic Decline across all UK press, except Sun and Guardian, follows coverage of David Bowie and Alan Rickman deaths earlier in year which boosted visitors The Independent, Mirror and both of Richard Demond’s titles, the Express and Daily Star, suffered sharp falls in daily traffic in February.
"17.03.2016 11:32:42" theguardian.com Paul Daniels' best clips, from the Iron Maiden to disappearing elephants The magician, who has died aged 77, was responsible for many memorable TV moments – and even survived a chimpanzee’s attempts to sabotage his tricks You’ll like these clips. Not a lot, but you’ll like them
"17.03.2016 09:29:24" theguardian.com One Show's Alex Jones and Matt Baker swap places in nod to BBC Breakfast row Presenters say ‘we thought we’d change it up’ after allegations of sexism in Louise Minchin’s positioning on the morning show’s sofa “Some of you may be freaked out because we’ve just swapped sides because of the news this morning that the male presenter always sits on the left so we thought we’d change it up.”
"16.03.2016 11:41:35" theguardian.com Rupert Murdoch will decide Sun stance on Brexit, says its ex-political editor Trevor Kavanagh’s comments follow editor’s claim that he hadn’t ‘quite decided yet’ which side to back over the EU referendum Trevor Kavanagh, Sun associate editor, was asked by Newsnight host Evan Davis: “Who is going to make the decision for the Sun?” He replied: “Rupert Murdoch.”
"16.03.2016 11:28:35" theguardian.com BBC Breakfast seating bias due to 'misogyny', says ex-Countryfile host Accusations of sexism after Louise Minchin is seated in ‘junior’ spot on the right of the sofa despite being more experienced than her co-host Dan Walker "Sadly women on breakfast news programmes, particularly, have the role of the bit of fluff by his side. They are there to smile, laugh, giggle or tease – and to show legs and cleavage."
"15.03.2016 15:33:57" theguardian.com Top Gear's Cenotaph stunt dents Chris Evans, but gets Monster publicity Energy drinks brand gets free exposure from the controversial incident – but the BBC insists that the car’s sponsor logos fall within its guidelines "The Hoonicorn is a world renowned exhibition car, the like of which has featured many times on Top Gear over the years. Such cars, similar to Formula One and rally cars, always feature sponsor logos.The hiring and use of the car is in accordance with the
"15.03.2016 09:54:57" theguardian.com The government is using terrorism as an excuse to spy on journalists The investigatory powers bill – or ‘snoopers’ charter’ – endangers press freedom, and offers no protection for sources or whistleblowers "In its essence, this bill is exploiting public concerns about terrorism and national security as an excuse to spy on journalists"
"14.03.2016 11:22:58" theguardian.com New CBBC logo 'doesn’t scream children’s TV', admits controller Launch of abstract branding follows claims that corporation’s explanation of BBC3 revamp was ‘pure W1A’ The BBC has unveiled a new CBBC logo that its controller has admitted “doesn’t scream ‘children’s TV’”
"14.03.2016 08:12:50" theguardian.com Chris Evans apologises 'unreservedly' for Top Gear Cenotaph stunt BBC presenter makes comments on Radio 1 show after photos of Matt LeBlanc driving close to monument were described as ‘gravely disrespectful’ Chris Evans has apologised “unreservedly” after scenes for the new Top Gear series were filmed near the Cenotaph in central London
"14.03.2016 07:45:01" theguardian.com Robert Peston paid 'more than a third more' at ITV than BBC Journalist tells the Sunday Times he receives a ‘lot more’ from ITV, but ‘nothing remotely’ like the reported £750,000 Robert Peston has said he is being paid “nothing remotely” like the £750,000 some newspapers reported he was offered but admits ITV is paying him “a lot more” than the BBC
"14.03.2016 07:22:06" theguardian.com Why more women are lifting the lid in the Westminster lobby Despite part-time working and job shares, there is still some way to go for political reporting "When it comes to broadcasters and columnists you can’t have a predominantly male team – you have to have some balance because it’s so visible”
"11.03.2016 17:27:20" theguardian.com How to fake a giant rat (and why you shouldn't trust pictures on the internet) You probably don’t need to worry about four-foot-long rats anytime soon He told the Guardian the man in the picture would have to be 12-ft tall if he really was holding a four-foot rat.
"10.03.2016 16:20:47" Timeline Photos BBC Charter could be extended, says culture minister http://gu.com/p/4hemj?CMP=fb_a-media_b-gdnmedia
"10.03.2016 16:01:08" Timeline Photos The Sun may print more of Queen's views on Europe, says editor http://gu.com/p/4hen4?CMP=fb_a-media_b-gdnmedia
"10.03.2016 15:26:55" Timeline Photos The BBC is understood to have held talks with rivals including ITV about launching a Netflix-style video streaming service
"10.03.2016 12:30:25" Timeline Photos Ofcom is facing up to the biggest data breach in its history
"09.03.2016 09:38:36" theguardian.com Government ad 'ridiculed' for claiming teachers can earn £65,000 is cleared Department for Education’s Get Into Teaching TV advert escapes ban despite 140 complaints that it misrepresented likely salaries A government TV ad that said that “great” teachers can make up to £65,000 a year has been cleared, despite 140 complaints that it misrepresented potential salaries
"08.03.2016 14:58:39" theguardian.com Iain Lee 'flabbergasted' by BBC Trust's criticism of his attack on bigotry Former Three Counties Radio presenter says ‘I don’t know what I did wrong’ after he is accused of breaking rules by condemning Christian lawyer’s views 'Jesus, if that is his name, loves gays. And lesbians. And bisexuals. And transgender people. And you won’t go to hell. Right. I’m off. Ta ta'
"08.03.2016 12:21:58" theguardian.com BBC's Iain Lee 'broke rules' by attacking guest's anti-gay views Trust says ex-Three Counties Radio presenter did not show sufficient respect when he told a Christian lawyer her attitudes were ‘poisonous’ and ‘hateful’ Iain Lee was was in serious breach of the BBC’s editorial guidelines when he labelled anti-gay views as bigotry, the BBC Trust has ruled
"08.03.2016 11:21:55" theguardian.com F1: Murray Walker and Eddie Jordan to join Steve Jones on Channel 4 Former BBC pundit returns from retirement for bumper team that will also include David Coulthard, Alain Prost, Susie Wolff Ben Edwards and Alex Zanardi Channel 4 has lured veteran Murray Walker out of retirement and managed to snare Eddie Jordan, now a Top Gear presenter, to bolster its F1 lineup
"07.03.2016 12:47:40" theguardian.com Ripper Street axed by Amazon Prime Victorian detective drama that was rescued by the streaming service after being dropped by the BBC to end after its fifth season Victorian detective drama Ripper Street, which was saved by Amazon Prime after being dropped by the BBC, is to come to an end after five series
"07.03.2016 10:22:59" theguardian.com Game of Thrones: there's plenty of snow in season six stunt Sky Atlantic heads off piste with artist creating show’s logo on the slopes – but sadly there’s no sign of Kit Harington... Game of Thrones: there's plenty of snow (but no Jon Snow) in season six stunt
"04.03.2016 07:17:22" theguardian.com Viral video: George Clooney, Lady Gaga and Donald Trump Kevin Costner, Eddie Redmayne and Emily Blunt read mean tweets, Jennifer Lopez confesses and Elton John surprises Hollywood Watch George Clooney, Kevin Costner, Eddie Redmayne and Emily Blunt read mean tweets in our Viral Video Chart
"03.03.2016 16:01:45" t.co Is closing the BBC iPlayer loophole the first step towards subscriptions? Making users sign in to watch catch-up shows will bring in vital revenue for the BBC, but it may make the corporation seem more like pay-TV rivals such as Sky Is the BBC becoming more like Sky?
"03.03.2016 14:01:45" theguardian.com Top Gear: Netflix could air new series in global battle with Amazon's Clarkson Streaming giant understood to be in talks with BBC for rights to revamped car show – after it passed on ex-Top Gear trio as ‘not worth the money’ Netflix is in talks with the BBC to air the revamped Top Gear in a deal that could see the show go head to head globally with Jeremy Clarkson’s new Amazon Prime show.
"03.03.2016 11:26:32" theguardian.com Jeremy Clarkson: is his Amazon show turning into a car crash? Former Top Gear host tweets that he ‘had a bit of an accident’ while filming his new series Smashing TV?
"03.03.2016 07:09:02" theguardian.com Bob Mortimer: Top Gear is a 'timebomb' and warns BBC over 'talent' Comedian retweets article that says Lisa Clark, with whom he runs a company, quit as executive producer due to Chris Evans Top Gear has come under fire from comedian Bob Mortimer, who described the BBC car show as a “timebomb” and warned the corporation about “talent abusing their power”
"02.03.2016 13:06:22" theguardian.com Adblocking is a 'modern-day protection racket', says Tory minister John Whittingdale offers support to the newspaper and music industries and others hit by the software, adding he will set up a round table on the issue Adblocking companies acting as a sort of “modern-day protection racket” have been slammed by culture secretary John Whittingdale, who offered government support to those industries such as online newspaper websites hit by the new technology
"02.03.2016 12:02:45" theguardian.com Government to bring forward law to close BBC 'iPlayer loophole' Culture secretary also asks if BBC shows such as Strictly Come Dancing are ‘distinctive’ enough and launches initiative against online adblocking The government is to rush through legislation to close the “iPlayer loophole”, which allows people to watch BBC shows on catchup services without having a TV licence
"02.03.2016 08:14:07" theguardian.com Watchdog bans Church of Scientology TV ad for misleading viewers Advertising Standards Authority upholds complaint that church gives aid to ‘24 million’ saying figure unclear A TV ad aired by the Church of Scientology has been banned by the advertising watchdog for misleading viewers with a claim it gives aid to tens of millions of people
"01.03.2016 07:08:05" theguardian.com Tom Hollander: it's fashionable for TV and film actors to sound posh Rev and Gosford Park star says prominence of actors such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne and Damian Lewis is not due to privilege Actor Tom Hollander has said the preponderance of high profile TV and film roles going to privately educated stars such as Benedict Cumberbatch is down to fashion not privilege
"29.02.2016 16:53:55" theguardian.com Bake Off star Mel Giedroyc joins Magic Radio ahead of digital launches Presenter will be joined by actors Patsy Kensit and John Hannah, who will host shows on the broadcaster’s digital station Mellow Magic Bake Off star Mel Giedroyc will present a new Saturday show on Magic, and will be joined by actors Patsy Kensit and John Hannah, who will host shows on the broadcaster’s digital station Mellow Magic
"29.02.2016 13:26:12" theguardian.com Brexit and the BBC: a tough call for the culture secretary? Given his very public role in the anti-EU campaign, John Whittingdale must be seen to be scrupulously fair in the debate over the BBC’s future 'Between sessions plotting in the Brexit campaign bunker, and during the weeks following what will be a bloody campaign, John Whittingdale will also be reforming the very structures that regulate the BBC'
"29.02.2016 13:08:33" theguardian.com BBC News faces £80m cuts over the next four years News channel understood to be under review as corporation seeks to save £550m a year by 2021-22 BBC News is braced for cuts of £80m over the next four years as the corporation looks to save £550m a year by 2021-22
"29.02.2016 07:10:12" Timeline Photos Today the publisher of the Mirror launches New Day, aiming to tempt readers who have fallen out of love with print media. What do you think of tne new paper?
"26.02.2016 12:13:58" theguardian.com #TheDress one year on – eight things we learned from the viral phenomenon It is really a year since a picture of a dress took the internet by storm because people saw it as different colours. What did it teach us about modern media? Why did we say 'yes' to #TheDress?
"26.02.2016 10:10:31" theguardian.com National press rounds on the BBC, calling Savile report a whitewash Newspapers attack Dame Janet Smith for failing to hold senior corporation managers to account and question the wisdom of sacking Tony Blackburn Newspapers attack report for failing to hold senior BBC managers to account and question the wisdom of sacking Tony Blackburn
"25.02.2016 12:15:29" theguardian.com Brit awards beats Great Sport Relief Bake Off to TV ratings cake Average audience of 5.8m watches music awards ceremony, pipping 5.4m for charity baking final and whipping up 7.5m tweets The Brit awards 2016 drew a TV audience of nearly 6 million and sparked a Twitter storm during performances by stars including Adele and Rihanna, and a tribute to the late David Bowie
"25.02.2016 09:11:38" theguardian.com Facebook set to be liked by more than half of Britons More than 33 million people in the UK are expected to log in regularly to the social network this year, with more than half of mobile users accessting the site The British love affair with Facebook will pass a milestone this year, with more than half the country expected to use the social media site regularly
"25.02.2016 07:01:11" theguardian.com Tony Blackburn says he will sue the BBC after alleged sacking The veteran DJ said he had been left with no choice but to take legal action and would not allow the corporation to destroy his reputation Veteran radio DJ Tony Blackburn said he was planning to sue the BBC after he was reportedly sacked, days before the publication of a major report into sexual abuse at the corporation
"24.02.2016 13:10:55" theguardian.com BBC Radio 5 Live could go online-only in radical cost cuts Station could follow BBC3 on going off air, or even face closure to save its £45m budget – but any such move is likely to be controversial The BBC is considering making BBC Radio 5 Live online-only in radical cost-cutting measures as it seeks to fill a funding black hole
"24.02.2016 10:51:41" theguardian.com Jeremy Clarkson apologises to former Top Gear producer Presenter and BBC settle Oisin Tymon’s racial discrimination and personal injury claim for a sum understood to be in excess of £100,000 Jeremy Clarkson has apology to the former Top Gear producer he punched after settling a £100,000 racial discrimination and personal injury claim
"24.02.2016 07:10:25" theguardian.com Lords committee: no compelling case for scaling back BBC Cross-party group of peers says corporation must continue to be a ‘universal broadcaster’ and criticises deal to make it provide free TV licences for over-75s A cross-party group of peers has told the government that there is “no compelling case” for scaling back the BBC and it should continue to be a “universal broadcaster” making popular programming for all
"23.02.2016 10:52:45" theguardian.com BBC gives TV bosses a sneak peek of Top Gear - including Chris Evans feeling sick Insiders say the footage – which also includes the Radio 2 DJ and Sabine Schmitz in a race with a fighter jet at the ‘Top Gun’ base – ‘went down a storm’ The BBC has given TV bosses a sneak peek of new-look Top Gear – including footage of Chris Evans feeling sick after a high-speed drive and a race with a fighter jet at the “Top Gun” base
"23.02.2016 09:35:35" theguardian.com Caitlin Moran: Benefits Street made working-class people look like animals Times columnist criticises representation of people on benefits and says TV is ignoring those from ethnic minorities, the disabled or of different sexuality Caitlin Moran: 'If I was of colour or had a disability or a different sexuality I just wouldn’t even bother turning on the television, because you feel invisible'
"23.02.2016 07:07:02" theguardian.com Moneysupermarket's strutting man in hotpants tops 2015 complaints list Although seemingly not as offensive as Paddy Power’s 2014 Oscar Pistorius ad, the ‘Epic Strut’ campaign attracted more than 1,500 complaints last year Moneysupermarket’s ad featuring a man strutting and twerking in high heels and denim hot pants was the most complained-about TV ad in the UK last year
"22.02.2016 12:00:00" theguardian.com BBC confirms Sir David Attenborough will front Planet Earth 2 Veteran presenter to present follow-up to hit 2006 show, which will use technology including ultra high definition filming and drones The natural choice for the BBC's Planet Earth follow-up
"22.02.2016 11:29:05" theguardian.com Ukip broadcast cleared after complaints of racism and Islamophobia Watchdog admits February political broadcast from Nigel Farage’s party on Turkey’s EU membership was offensive but did not break broadcasting code Ofcom has dismissed complaints that a Ukip party political broadcast was racist and Islamophobic – but admitted some viewers would have found it offensive
"22.02.2016 09:25:45" theguardian.com X Factor: Olly Murs follows Nick Grimshaw in quitting show Co-presenter Caroline Flack also reported to be leaving as 2009 runner-up says he wants to spend more time on music Olly Murs has quit as a co-presenter of The X Factor after just one season, as the changes come thick and fast at Simon Cowell’s entertainment show
"22.02.2016 08:46:23" theguardian.com Boris Johnson's Brexit decision dominates the national newspapers All front pages carry pictures of London’s mayor, and would-be prime minister, as he comes off the fence to announce his opposition to David Cameron’s deal One politician’s picture dominated the national newspaper front pages on Monday. And one politician’s decision to support Brexit dominated the leading articles.Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson MP, old Etonian, mayor of London, Daily Telegraph columnist,
"22.02.2016 07:24:33" theguardian.com It's The New Day - first look at Trinity Mirror's new newspaper Publishing chief Simon Fox says ‘revitalising print’ is a core part of his company’s strategy alongside its commitment to digital innovation First look at Trinity Mirror's new newspaper aimed at Express and Mail readers
"22.02.2016 07:00:00" theguardian.com Selling War and Peace to the Russians: global cash drives UK drama As BBC shows off its high-quality drama to international buyers, producers balance home values with global appeal Does international funding put the purity of Britain’s prized TV drama heritage in danger, with big BBC series being made to satisfy lucrative viewers in America – or, God forbid, in Germany?
"21.02.2016 21:45:00" theguardian.com As publishers lose control, are newspaper websites a dead parrot? Adblocking and the power of platforms such as Facebook threaten to block the pipes that lead to readers Adblocking and the power of platforms such as Facebook threaten to block the pipes that lead to readers
"21.02.2016 21:21:09" theguardian.com Chris Moyles: ‘I was naive. People didn’t get the joke’ The controversial DJ is back on air with a breakfast show for Radio X – and enjoying a ratings surge. He’s also older and slimmer… but is he any wiser? Chris Moyles: ‘Some people have already made their mind up about you, and whatever it is they want to say, they’re going to say it'
"19.02.2016 13:12:18" theguardian.com Top Gear's Chris Evans and Matt Le Blanc: start of a special relationship? First photos are released of BBC radio host and TV star appear filming for their new series It's the one where ... Top Gear's Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans race not-so-supercars
"19.02.2016 12:20:44" theguardian.com National newspapers revel in Louis van Gaal's humiliation Headline writers greet Manchester United’s defeat with Lego puns and, in the Sun’s case, a reference to Hans Christian Anderson... Tabloids offer puns and rhymes after Man Utd's Europa League defeat: “Fans are right, my team is s***e” and “Lland of the fairies” (the Sun); “Time to Lego now LVG” (Daily Mirror); “Humiliated” and “The Lego men topple Louis” (Daily Mail)
"19.02.2016 11:55:35" theguardian.com Press Awards: how hard is it for women to get nominated? Female journalists have set up an alternative event after protests that there were only 20 women among the 114 nominations. We see how shortlists stack up over the past six years Words By Women event set up after shortlist for the Press Awards includes just 20 women in a list of 114
"19.02.2016 09:27:11" theguardian.com Nick Grimshaw quits as X Factor judge Radio 1 DJ makes decision to leave ITV show, amid reports that presenter Caroline Flack will also depart Nick Grimshaw is to leave the X Factor after just one season on the judging panel, as Simon Cowell seeks to boost ratings on the ITV show
"19.02.2016 09:02:35" theguardian.com How to write the shortest joke in the world The one-liner is a comedy staple, but how about a one-worder? One of my favourite jokes is a Jimmy Carr line: “Venison’s dear, isn’t it?” It doesn’t, perhaps, lead to hysterical, explosive, incontinent laughter. But the verbal thrift is a marvel. Just four tom-tom-tight words and a wink to elicit a titter. That’s
"19.02.2016 07:27:37" theguardian.com Viral video: One Direction, Justin Bieber and Star Wars VIII Ed Sheeran, Drake and Kelly Clarkson read mean tweets, Game of Thrones teaser, Lady Gaga channels David Bowie and Beyoncé turns black Justin Bieber shares the stories of his tattoos with fans, but admits he doesn’t actually know how many he’s got
"18.02.2016 18:20:45" theguardian.com BBC seeks an Archers editor who can plough on without upsetting listeners Sean O’Connor’s move to EastEnders leaves Ambridge fans traumatised by floods, affairs and marital abuse - but still keen for more drama BBC seeks an Archers editor who can plough on without upsetting listeners
"18.02.2016 15:48:41" Timeline Photos Independent editor knew paper would close on day he took the job http://gu.com/p/4gpgd?CMP=fb_a-media_b-gdnmedia
"18.02.2016 13:04:20" Timeline Photos BBC journalists given EU referendum rules to ensure impartiality http://gu.com/p/4gpce?CMP=fb_a-media_b-gdnmedia
"18.02.2016 11:53:10" theguardian.com The Sun gives both barrels to Prince William Newspaper accuses the huntin’, shootin’ and fishin’ Duke of Cambridge of idleness and seeking to exercise control over the media It has been coming for a while. The Sun, despite its support for the monarchy, has given both barrels to Prince William. In a spread headlined “Meddling Wills is throne idle”, the paper accused him of a reluctance to carry out public engagements while
"18.02.2016 09:11:52" theguardian.com Eurovision Song Contest: nul points could disappear in voting shakeup Acts likely to be spared humiliation suffered by the UK’s Jemini in 2003 as new rules are introduced that also aim to build suspense about the winner Ding-a-dong! Nul points could become a thing of the past at the Eurovision Song Contest
"17.02.2016 14:48:07" theguardian.com Daily Mirror publisher to launch 20p newspaper New Day Cut-price title is expected to target the same mid-market audience as the Mail and Express The publisher of the Daily Mirror is to launch a new national newspaper at the end of the month, days after the Independent announced it was dropping its print edition
"17.02.2016 12:16:54" theguardian.com Facebook apologises for blocking Viz magazine's page Satirical comic insists ‘we’re not going to tone anything down’ after social network removes its page ‘in error’ Facebook has apologised for blocking Viz magazine’s brand page in “error”
"17.02.2016 09:36:35" theguardian.com Independent staff condemn closures as owner moves to keep big names National Union of Journalists casts doubt on owner’s promise to improve website quality in transition to digital-only format Staff at the Independent have condemned the closure of its print titles and cast doubt on managers’ promise to improve the quality of the website as the company transfers to a digital-only format
"16.02.2016 10:53:43" theguardian.com Viz magazine blocked from Facebook Profane parody of tabloids and comics tweeted that Facebook had hidden its Facebook page and threatened it with deletion The frequently foul-mouthed comic Viz has has its brand page blocked by Facebook and threatened with deletion.
"16.02.2016 10:22:47" theguardian.com Louise Mensch to launch rightwing site for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp Publisher says US-focused site Heat Street will have no ‘safe spaces’ Former Tory MP Louise Mensch is to launch a centre-right website for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp where “disagreement will be encouraged”
"16.02.2016 07:14:02" theguardian.com Credits roll on-air for the final time as BBC3 becomes online only Channel aimed at younger audience, which launched 13 years ago, sees budget cut from £85m to £30m as it stops broadcasting on television In the early hours of Tuesday morning, as the credits for Gavin and Stacey rolled for one last time, the era of BBC3 as a traditional television channel came to an end
"15.02.2016 16:00:00" theguardian.com Robert Fisk and Grace Dent to write for online Independent Best-known Indy journalists to continue writing as the newspaper moves towards a digital-only future Owner of the Independent Evgeny Lebedev has moved swiftly to secure well-known writers including Robert Fisk, Grace Dent and Simon Calder in a bid to allay fears the Independent would see a decline in quality once it goes online-only.
"15.02.2016 14:39:15" theguardian.com Moomins to be remade by producers of The Bridge New show based on ‘original source material’ to be made by Swedish company Filmlance International The Moomins is to be remade by the company behind hit Scandinavian drama The Bridge.
"15.02.2016 11:47:30" theguardian.com The Leveson inquiry isn't over, Cameron must keep his promise Reports suggest the government will not proceed with the inquiry into phone hacking and alleged collusion between journalists, politicians and police Maria Eagle: 'It was clear from the start that the Leveson inquiry was to be conducted in two parts.'
"12.02.2016 17:25:18" Timeline Photos Evgeny Lebedev: newspaper industry 'in denial' about print titles http://gu.com/p/4gk5f?CMP=fb_a-media_b-gdnmedia
"12.02.2016 14:04:10" theguardian.com Mourning the Independent: internet responds to print closures Former staffers and media figures tweet fond farewells to 30-year-old paper and remember its best front pages Lionel Barber: 'So farewell Indy print edition, we will miss you!'
"12.02.2016 13:26:46" Timeline Photos Independent closure: Evgeny Lebedev's letter to staff
"12.02.2016 12:37:56" theguardian.com Independent and Independent on Sunday print closures confirmed Owner Evgeny Lebedev says last print editions of newspapers will appear in late March as ‘i’ is sold to Johnston Press Lebedev: 'The newspaper industry is changing, and that change is being driven by readers. They’re showing us that the future is digital.'
"12.02.2016 11:42:42" theguardian.com Sun managing editor Stig Abell to become editor of the TLS Former Press Complaints Commission director gets a new job with News UK Stig Abell’s move within Rupert Murdoch’s News UK outfit will astonish outsiders. To those who know him, however, it is not such a surprise.
"12.02.2016 09:59:03" theguardian.com Independent expected to announce closure of print editions later today Evgeny Lebedev in final talks about a deal to sell the i, the cut-price national title that has supported the Independent Evgeny Lebedev is expected to announce later today that the print editions of the Independent and Independent on Sunday will be closed.
"12.02.2016 08:55:58" theguardian.com China's young reporters give up on journalism: 'You can't write what you want': The ever greater constraints placed on news reporting by Xi Jinping mean many Chinese journalists see no point in pursuing a media career 'We have reporters in their 30s and 40s who generally would be at the height of their professional careers in journalism who have left. The mood is quite dismal right now in China’s media.'
"11.02.2016 18:52:38" Timeline Photos The Independent: a newspaper killed by the internet
"11.02.2016 17:40:18" Timeline Photos Doritos upsets pro-choice lobby and Anthony Hopkins sells out –
"11.02.2016 15:32:08" Timeline Photos Time Inc buys what is left of MySpace for its user data
"11.02.2016 14:10:20" Timeline Photos The Spectator records highest ever total circulation
"11.02.2016 13:26:19" Timeline Photos Cosmopolitan magazine overtakes Glamour in battle of glossies
"11.02.2016 11:49:06" Timeline Photos Independent owner considering closing national print titles
"11.02.2016 10:56:11" theguardian.com Evgeny Lebedev in talks to sell i newspaper to Johnston Press Publisher of local titles bullish about ‘late stage’ talks over potential £24m cash deal to acquire cut-price national ESI Media group chief executive: 'I can confirm that we are in discussion with Johnston Press regarding the sale of i newspaper.'
"11.02.2016 09:13:05" theguardian.com Chris Evans confirms Top Gear full presenting lineup ‘Magnificent seven’ to include motoring journalist Chris Harris and racing driver Sabine Schmitz alongside Eddie Jordan and Matt LeBlanc 'A magnificent seven sent from motoring heaven.'
"10.02.2016 09:40:49" theguardian.com Pinewood studios considers £250m sale Studio known for hosting James Bond, Superman and the Star Wars sequel trilogy has launched a strategic review Pinewood, home to the Star Wars and James Bond Films, has launched a strategic review to look at a sale which could be over £250m.
"09.02.2016 15:17:46" theguardian.com Dan Walker to replace Bill Turnbull on BBC Breakfast Bill Turnbull to retire from Breakfast sofa after 15 years "It is an honour to be given this opportunity and to follow in the footsteps of someone like Bill Turnbull. The man has significant shoes to fill, so I hope I can do as good a job as he did waking up the nation."
"09.02.2016 14:15:34" theguardian.com Mark-Francis Vandelli leaves The Jump after fracturing ankle Made in Chelsea star, who has had operation for injury, is fourth contestant to leave Channel 4 winter sports reality show Made in Chelsea star Mark-Francis Vandelli was taken to hospital after injuring himself in a tumble during a challenge on Sunday’s show and will not be returning to the competition.
"09.02.2016 12:44:50" theguardian.com Matt LeBlanc to juggle Top Gear co-host role with US sitcom pilot Actor set to star in and executive produce CBS pilot I’m Not Your Friend having just signed contract with BBC2 car show If I’m Not Your Friend goes to a full series and the new Top Gear is a success, LeBlanc’s schedule is likely to become more packed than the M25 in rush hour.
"09.02.2016 11:47:11" theguardian.com Julian Assange prosecutor to request interview at Ecuadorian embassy Swedish prosecutor working on new application to interview WikiLeaks founder in London over rape allegation The Swedish prosecutor heading a preliminary investigation into an allegation of rape against Julian Assange has said she is preparing a new application to interview him at Ecuador’s embassy in London.
"09.02.2016 10:09:47" theguardian.com Guardian and Apax share £80m from Ascential flotation 35% of magazine publisher and Cannes Lions festival owner Ascential, formerly known as Emap, floated for £800m at 200p a share Guardian Media Group owns 32.9% of Ascential, with Apax controlling the remaining two-thirds. The pair sold down their shareholdings to receive a total windfall of about £80m.
"08.02.2016 17:43:51" theguardian.com Channel 4 launches safety review of The Jump as celebrity casualties mount As the list of injured contestants grows to seven out of 12, some say this could be ‘the most dangerous show on television’ As the list of injured contestants grows to seven out of 12, some say Channel 4's The Jump could be ‘the most dangerous show on television’
"08.02.2016 14:39:12" theguardian.com Does Britain's rightwing press really want to bring about Brexit? Key anti-EU national newspapers, responsible for Europe’s most hostile European Union bias, have yet to declare their hand over the referendum "As we move towards the referendum on whether the UK remains in the EU, the Brexit message is being relayed with increasing intensity."
"08.02.2016 13:21:00" theguardian.com The Jump's Beth Tweddle has operation to repair neck injury after accident Olympic gymnast is one of seven contestants to have been injured in Channel 4 ski-jumping reality show just two episodes in to its third series Bronze medal winner at the 2012 Olympic games had surgery to fuse fractured vertebrae after being airlifted to hospital following a crash during training on Saturday afternoon
"08.02.2016 11:13:44" theguardian.com Lord Lucan: the lucky journalists who got to pursue him around the world The hunt for the missing peer proved to be the best expenses ticket in Fleet Street Garth Gibbs: "I regard not finding Lord Lucan as my most spectacular success in journalism. Of course, many of my colleagues have also been fairly successful in not finding Lord Lucan. But I have successfully not found him in more exotic spots than a
"08.02.2016 10:19:37" theguardian.com War and Peace watched by 5.7m as writer signs up for Les Misérables Andrew Davies set to follow success of Tolstoy drama with adaptation for BBC of French Revolution musical 5.7 million watched the final episode of War and Peace on Sunday as it was revealed that scriptwriter Andrew Davies is set to follow the drama’s success with another period epic, Les Misérables.
"08.02.2016 09:15:47" theguardian.com BBC3 boss on going online only: ‘We are reinventing the BBC’s offer to youth’ Controller Damian Kavanagh on taking his station online, nurturing talent, and how he’s winning over critics “The big top line numbers people need to know are we’ve got £30m a year to spend on content for young people – 80% of it spent on long form and 20% on new forms.”
"05.02.2016 14:10:59" theguardian.com Tim Peake to watch Six Nation's England rugby match live in space British astronaut plans to post tweets about the game, as the BBC beams live-stream of it to his space station orbiting 400km above the earth Tim Peake plans to post tweets about the Six Nation's England rugby match against Scotland, as the BBC beams a live-stream of it to his space station orbiting 400km above the earth
"05.02.2016 11:38:26" Timeline Photos Viral video: Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Terry Wogan http://gu.com/p/4gdt7?CMP=fb_a-media_b-gdnmedia
"04.02.2016 17:28:07" Timeline Photos Scotsman staff threaten strike action over job cuts http://gu.com/p/4gdqm?CMP=fb_a-media_b-gdnmedia
"04.02.2016 17:19:21" Timeline Photos Don't ignore public opinion on BBC, Trust chair warns culture secretary http://gu.com/p/4gdka?CMP=fb_a-media_b-gdnmedia
"04.02.2016 16:31:25" Timeline Photos Newsnight gets a repeat as BBC news channel cuts breaking stories http://gu.com/p/4gdza?CMP=fb_a-media_b-gdnmedia
"04.02.2016 14:05:18" theguardian.com Archers character JustGiving page raises thousands for domestic violence charity Fan of BBC Radio 4 soap raises nearly £10,000 for Refuge in response to powerful storyline of Helen Titchener’s abuse 'For every fictional Helen, there are real ones.'
"04.02.2016 13:17:35" theguardian.com Watch 10 of the best ads for Super Bowl 50 – Ad break More than 70 new commercials are likely to be broadcast on Sunday night. Get ahead of the game and watch 10 of the best It’s the Super Bowl’s 50th birthday. Since the Green Bay Packers vanquished the Kansas City Chiefs in 1967, it’s become a significant cultural event, and a massive day for TV advertising. Dozens of new commercials will be broadcast on Sunday. Get ahe
"04.02.2016 11:28:45" theguardian.com Matt LeBlanc to co-present Top Gear BBC announces former Friends star to join Chris Evans in rebooted motoring show Matt LeBlanc: 'As a car nut and a massive fan of Top Gear, I’m honoured and excited to be a part of this iconic show’s new chapter. What a thrill.'
"04.02.2016 09:00:40" theguardian.com Chris Moyles comeback gives Radio X its biggest audience in a decade Former BBC Radio 1 DJ’s return to the airwaves sees commercial station’s breakfast show boost its London audience by 39% in final quarter of 2015 Former Radio 1 DJ's much-hyped return to radio provides a 39% boost in Radio X listeners
"03.02.2016 18:04:11" theguardian.com Media Guardian In the wake of Making a Murderer’s success, British broadcaster brings drama based on real-life Rillington Place murders to the screen
"03.02.2016 14:16:09" theguardian.com Chris Evans to unveil new-look Top Gear in TV trade show pitch BBC Worldwide casts Evans as frontman for PR offensive in Liverpool aiming to win over more than 700 programme buyers Chris Evans to headline BBC Worldwide’s annual showcase in Liverpool later this month, in a test of new-look Top Gear's popularity following the departure of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.
"03.02.2016 11:14:07" theguardian.com Most of the national press lashes David Cameron's EU 'settlement' Newspapers heap scorn on the prime minister’s deal: ‘a steaming pile of manure’... ‘footling, pedantic and ineffective reforms’... ‘little of substance’ "Newspapers heap scorn on the prime minister’s EU deal: ‘a steaming pile of manure’... ‘footling, pedantic and ineffective reforms’."
"03.02.2016 10:22:42" theguardian.com Slimming pills ad banned for irresponsible approach to body image ASA receives 200 complaints over XLS Medical campaign showing two girls discussing losing weight for holiday An ad campaign featuring girls using slimming pills that promise dramatic weight loss to prepare for a beach holiday has been banned after 200 complaints that it promoted an unhealthy body image.
"02.02.2016 10:30:07" theguardian.com Joan Bakewell: no-platforming is 'a step towards book burning' Banning speakers from university campuses is the wrong way to achieve change, says the broadcaster and peer Joan Bakewell, former broadcaster and Labour peer, has said that attempts to ban controversial speakers at universities are an assault on free speech and a dangerous step towards “taking out the books and burning them”
"01.02.2016 15:13:20" Timeline Photos Student news network the Tab is to target graduates with a new national site
"01.02.2016 09:44:08" Timeline Photos Chris Evans pays tribute to Terry Wogan: 'He was my radio dad' - video http://gu.com/p/4gadt?CMP=twt_a-media_b-gdnmedia
"01.02.2016 07:22:17" Timeline Photos "We are absolutely not a lads’ mag. Sites like ours are social enterprises that are catering to everyone, as opposed to the lads’ mags, which were catering to the niches.”
"31.01.2016 13:47:54" d.gu.com Online comments: is the space below the line too toxic or can they be fixed? Publishers are seeking new ways to engage with their communities to avoid the threat of racism and harassment Publishers are seeking new ways to engage with online commenters to avoid the threat of racism and harassment