The BBC is to cut 450 jobs in its English regional TV news and current affairs, local radio and online news.
Local DJ Alex Dyke of BBC Radio Solent has banned Fairytale of New York by the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl because it’s too rude for Christmas. The 57-year-old broadcaster tweeted ‘Radio, let’s ban Fairytale Of New York this Christmas! ”You’re a slut on junk, you scumbag, cheap lousy f****t” – […]
Ofcom says it has “serious concerns around the transparency of the BBC’s complaints process” after the Naga Munchetty debacle.
Jeremy Clarkson moved in to top gear with a full-throttle attack on the BBC – saying that it’s all about jobs for the girls! Jezza, who was dropped by the BBC in 2015 after a manly altercation with a producer, said ‘anyone who has got a scrotum’ won’t be hired now. […]
In recent years we have seen many dark days indeed down in the UK’s gutter. No matter how pointless the Leveson inquiry into the morals and actions of the British Press, its political fog has descended over journalism. And, like the London smog used to, it seems set to be […]
Debenhams is launching a Peaky Blinders range as part of a new men’s tailoring concept called ‘Age of Now’. The store chain says it is responding to a demand for more individuality and choice in men’s formal wear. The Age of Now will appear in Debenhams Oxford Street and Westfield […]
News has been rushing around the web that the BBC has decided to retain FM frequencies for the foreseeable future. Now, let’s correct that, the BBC is controlled by OFCOM, so it’s not its call anyway. That noted there are very good reason why the BBC would want to hang […]
In the first half of the 1960s, the UK was scared of its own shadow. One consequence was not allowing the youth of the day to enjoy their own culture. With every generation comes a new Pop Culture – not an obscure list of tracks – but the popular music […]
Eric Wiltsher asks is there really anything to celebrate, or was Radio One just the Light Programme with long hair? But the background first – Radio 1 is launching a pop-up station to celebrate its 50th birthday. It will be called Radio 1 Vintage and will broadcast on DAB and […]
As the BBC is forced to reveal how much it pays its top talent and reveals Chris Evans earned up to £2.49million last year, Gary Lineker is on £1.8million and Claudia Winkleman earned up to £499,000, former BBC broadcaster and managing director of digital media company SwanPR, Eric Wiltsher, has […]