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BBC backlash: Viewers drop broadcaster for funding ‘nonsense’ shows – Even after cutbacks

The BBC has moved to cope with inflation and a licence fee freeze by axing 1,000 jobs and shutting down two television channels in a raft of radical measures. The Spectator columnist Annabel Denham said the BBC’s decision to move BBC 4 and CBBC online was too little, too late. She told Mike Graham on […]

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Turin Film Fest to mark 40 yrs with Beatles, Stones, Dylan – Lifestyle

(ANSA) – ROME, MAY 4 – The Turin Film Festival (TFF) is set to mark its 40th anniversary this year with a night of films featuring the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.    The opening night on the music legends at the Teatro Regio on November 25 will see special guest, the singer-songwriter Francesco De […]

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New Channel 4 chairman appointed with Labour claiming Tories ‘at war’ with broadcaster

Sir Ian previously chaired Barclays UK and was chief executive of the home improvement giant Kingfisher. His appointment comes as speculation mounts that the Government will give the green light for the public service broadcaster to be privatised. Sir Ian arrives in the role with impeccable establishment connections. He chairs the Prince of Wales Charitable […]

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‘Why bash the BBC?’ Doctor Who’s Chris Chibnall urges viewers don’t ‘attack’ broadcaster

Chris continued to describe the huge variety of shows created by the broadcaster. He said: “Look at the amazing drama and entertainment they still pump out – The Tourist, Time, Strictly…” The 52-year-old also urged readers not to take the BBC “for granted”. He continued: “Everybody likes to attack it until we have a pandemic […]

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‘BBC had to be dragged kicking and screaming’ Andy Burnham in brutal swipe at broadcaster

Mr Burnham claimed that the BBC had become very London-focused in their reports, insisting the move to Salford had been a good one. The Mayor of Manchester then went on to say the move had diversified the BBC. Mr Bunham then explained why the national media should be reflecting what’s happening in Manchester. The Mayor […]

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‘Greatest moment on air’ Brexiteer mocks Channel 4 as broadcaster set to be privatised

The GB News presenter reshared a Channel 4 News clip of presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy hosting coverage of the 2019 general election between Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer. The exit poll revealed the Conservative Party were set for a 368-seat win. Darren Grimes described it as the “greatest on air”. Mr Guru-Murthy said: “Polling stations […]

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Premier League cuts ties with Russian broadcaster and makes £1m payment to Ukraine

The Premier League has announced it has cut ties with broadcast partner Rambler and made a significant donation to Ukraine amid Russia’s ongoing invasion. A £1million payment will be sent to the people of Ukraine to aid urgent care and long-term recovery after Russia launched an attack. Premier League showed solidarity with Ukraine through the […]

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Eamonn Holmes breaks silence on ‘sly’ ITV remarks as he says broadcaster ‘got off lightly’

Eamonn Holmes has opened up about his exit from ITV in a new candid interview. The presenter, who now works at GB News, took to Twitter to share more insight into him leaving, as well as what he thinks about ITV’s response. In an interview released today, Eamonn shared how he had “no idea” why […]

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BBC antivax fury ERUPTS: Broadcaster dragged into Novak Djokovic row | UK | News

Mr Djokovic’s refusal to get a Covid vaccine made frequent headlines earlier this year, as the tennis star was refused entry to Australia twice – preventing him from playing in the Australian Open. Freelance consultant Dan Barker, whose website lists years of experience working in areas of ecommerce, digital marketing, analytics and customer research, claimed […]

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Naga Munchetty reacts as BBC co-star joins rival ITV after 13 years at the broadcaster

“It’s like ‘Netflix and Chill’ popped up. That’s a phrase that people now understand,” Victor said as Naga asked whether it meant to relax. “Yeah, well the relaxing is very intimate,” Victor replied euphemistically, “You come round to somebody’s house for a Netflix and Chill.” Naga appeared flabbergasted, exclaiming: “Oh! Oh my goodness. So It’s […]