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The War Against the BBC by Patrick Barwise and Peter York, review — what’s next for the nation’s biggest broadcaster?

The War Against the BBC by Patrick Barwise and Peter York, review — what’s next for the nation’s biggest broadcaster?

Timing is the secret of success in all things, which makes this thrice-delayed book either the best book about the BBC yet published — or the worst. The BBC ha [...] Read full article: The War Against the BBC by Patrick Barwi...→

The War Against the BBC by Patrick Barwise and Peter York, review — what’s next for the nation’s biggest broadcaster?

The War Against the BBC by Patrick Barwise and Peter York, review — what’s next for the nation’s biggest broadcaster?

Timing is the secret of success in all things, which makes this thrice-delayed book either the best book about the BBC yet published — or the worst. The BBC ha [...] Read full article: The War Against the BBC by Patrick Barwi...→

Travel book review: News from Tartary, by Peter Fleming

Popular culture is awash with tales of bumbling Brits getting into scrapes abroad. But decades before Michael Palin set off “across the Andes by frog” in his B [...] Read full article: Travel book review: News from Tartary, b...→

Rishi Sunak sets out Spending Review - BBC News

Rishi Sunak sets out Spending Review - BBC News

The chancellor says the government is providing £280bn this year to get the country through the coronavirus crisis. Read full article: Rishi Sunak sets out Spending Review - B...→

Patrick review — all the right tools but a botched job

Patrick review — all the right tools but a botched job

★★☆☆☆Your enjoyment of this Belgian black comedy about a hammer theft at a nudist colony will doubtlessly be predicated on your appreciation of a very specific [...] Read full article: Patrick review — all the right tools but...→

Jane Park slams BBC move to not play original Fairytale of New York

Jane Park slams BBC move to not play original Fairytale of New York

Jane Park weighed in on BBC Radio 1's decision to ban a controversial word in Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, and branded the move "too [...] Read full article: Jane Park slams BBC move to not play ori...→

BBC Radio 1 will not play original version of Fairytale of New York in bid to avoid offending listeners

BBC Radio 1 will not play original version of Fairytale of New York in bid to avoid offending listeners

The song includes the words 'faggot' and 'slut' and BBC bosses are concerned that some younger listeners may be upset by the terms Read full article: BBC Radio 1 will not play original versi...→

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review - long name, short story

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review - long name, short story

This year’s Call Of Duty returns to the 80s Cold War era, with a brand new story campaign and revamped Zombies and multiplayer. Read full article: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review ...→

'Stop rabbiting on' - Ryanair goes to war with consumer organisation and BBC in refunds row

'Stop rabbiting on' - Ryanair goes to war with consumer organisation and BBC in refunds row

RYANAIR is at war with a leading national consumer organisation after it alleged the airline made "false claims" over its record for… Read full article: 'Stop rabbiting on' - Ryanair goes to wa...→

Exclusive: BBC will allow 89-year-old Peter Alliss to commentate on Masters from home to ensure 'Voice of Golf' is heard

Exclusive: BBC will allow 89-year-old Peter Alliss to commentate on Masters from home to ensure 'Voice of Golf' is heard

Alliss' many admirers will be thrilled that BBC's technology department able to overcome obvious hurdles and so not end his long Augusta run Read full article: Exclusive: BBC will allow 89-year-old Pe...→

TV REVIEW: Strathclyde wins BBC University Challenge heat

TV REVIEW: Strathclyde wins BBC University Challenge heat

STRATHCLYDE are the first Scottish team through to the quarter finals of this year’s University Challenge. Read full article: TV REVIEW: Strathclyde wins BBC Universi...→

BBC Symphony Orchestra and Magnus Lindberg’s Accused review — a work for lockdown

BBC Symphony Orchestra and Magnus Lindberg’s Accused review — a work for lockdown

★★★☆☆We might be back in national lockdown, but at least this time the concert halls have not fallen completely silent. Even if the musicians’ bows to an empty [...] Read full article: BBC Symphony Orchestra and Magnus Lindbe...→

An Event, Perhaps by Peter Salmon review – a timely biography of Jacques Derrida

An Event, Perhaps by Peter Salmon review – a timely biography of Jacques Derrida

A slim intellectual Life effectively summarises Derrida’s thought and the origins of deconstruction, but is frustratingly reticent about the texture of his lif [...] Read full article: An Event, Perhaps by Peter Salmon review...→

Fall of a Kingdom review – dull trudge through war and romance

Fall of a Kingdom review – dull trudge through war and romance

Bear attacks and marauding hordes can’t rescue this dismal attempt to conjure up an epic medieval adventure Read full article: Fall of a Kingdom review – dull trudge t...→

Eric Reed: Everybody Gets the Blues / The Alan Broadbent Trio: New York Notes review

Eric Reed: Everybody Gets the Blues / The Alan Broadbent Trio: New York Notes review

Eric ReedEverybody Gets the Blues★★★★☆The Alan Broadbent TrioNew York Notes★★★☆☆Finding himself at a personal and professional crossroads recently, the America [...] Read full article: Eric Reed: Everybody Gets the Blues / Th...→

MLA brands BBC decision to censor Pogues hit Fairytale Of New York 'nonsense'

MLA brands BBC decision to censor Pogues hit Fairytale Of New York 'nonsense'

BBC Radio 1 will this year play an edited version of Christmas favourite Fairytale Of New York in a bid to avoid offending listeners. Read full article: MLA brands BBC decision to censor Pogues...→

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review – plenty of carnage, not enough Kraftwerk

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review – plenty of carnage, not enough Kraftwerk

The sixth conspiracy-fuelled blaster has airstrikes, zombies and macho platitudes a-plenty, but its lack of 80s pop culture is a missed opportunity Read full article: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review ...→

Godfall PS5 review – war without end

Godfall PS5 review – war without end

GameCentral takes a look at another of the PlayStation 5’s console exclusives, with what is intended to be Destiny with swords. Read full article: Godfall PS5 review – war without end...→

Peter Rhodes on the benefits of cricket, a warning of war and a glitch in Test and Trace

Peter Rhodes on the benefits of cricket, a warning of war and a glitch in Test and Trace

Money Box (Radio 4) told how a woman was refused a home-test kit for Covid-19 because she didn't have any credit history. That may explain why some application [...] Read full article: Peter Rhodes on the benefits of cricket,...→

The Secret Life of Special Advisers by Peter Cardwell, review — why the Spad system doesn’t work

The Secret Life of Special Advisers by Peter Cardwell, review — why the Spad system doesn’t work

In times gone by Britain was ruled by kings and courtiers, then by elected politicians supported by globally admired officials. Today the civil service is spur [...] Read full article: The Secret Life of Special Advisers by P...→

SNP and Tories in turf war over Spending Review and post-Brexit finance

SNP and Tories in turf war over Spending Review and post-Brexit finance

Scottish Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has complained about a budget heading cut as the Scottish Secretary signals the UK government will muscle in on capital [...] Read full article: SNP and Tories in turf war over Spending...→

Statesman of Europe: A Life of Sir Edward Grey by TG Otte review — the Great War wasn’t his fault

Statesman of Europe: A Life of Sir Edward Grey by TG Otte review — the Great War wasn’t his fault

Edward Grey, Britain’s longest-serving foreign secretary and “the most conspicuous figure in the British political world”, was showing signs of wear and tear a [...] Read full article: Statesman of Europe: A Life of Sir Edwar...→

DIY SOS: The Big Build, review - Nick Knowles is worth his weight in gold to the BBC

DIY SOS: The Big Build, review - Nick Knowles is worth his weight in gold to the BBC

Emotional as ever with the team helping a lady who lost her husband and daughter - and Knowles proving he's one of the BBC's best presenters Read full article: DIY SOS: The Big Build, review - Nick Kn...→

BBC Radio Ulster ‘considering best approach’ to Fairytale of New York song

With BBC Radio 1 having said it will not be playing the original version of Fairytale of New York this Christmas, BBC Radio Ulster is giving the matter some th [...] Read full article: BBC Radio Ulster ‘considering best appro...→

Patrick review – shocking grief and startling nudity

Patrick review – shocking grief and startling nudity

After the death of his father, a troubled handyman sets out to find who stole his prized hammer in this quirky black comedy set in a Belgian nudist camp Read full article: Patrick review – shocking grief and star...→

Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain by Pen Vogler review — it’s class war over dinner (or should that be lunch?)

Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain by Pen Vogler review — it’s class war over dinner (or should that be lunch?)

As he sent me off to buy bread for a family party, my Yorkshire father issued a stern order. “And we don’t want those French sticks,” he said. “People here eat [...] Read full article: Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Br...→

Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds review – Werner Herzog dodges meteorites | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week

Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds review – Werner Herzog dodges meteorites | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week

In his latest science documentary, the film-maker considers the cataclysmic threat from space that’s as real now as it was when the dinosaurs died out Read full article: Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds re...→

The Diana Interview: Revenge of a Princess, review: the BBC gets a trashing from its rival

The Diana Interview: Revenge of a Princess, review: the BBC gets a trashing from its rival

The first half of ITV's two-part documentary about Diana's infamous Panorama interview offered little we didn't already know Read full article: The Diana Interview: Revenge of a Prince...→

New York City Ballet: New Works festival review – dancing in the streets and making a splash

New York City Ballet: New Works festival review – dancing in the streets and making a splash

In lieu of NYCB’s 2020 season, five short pieces by new choreographers frame the Big Apple in colourful new ways Read full article: New York City Ballet: New Works festival...→

Travel book review: News from Tartary, by Peter Fleming

Popular culture is awash with tales of bumbling Brits getting into scrapes abroad. But decades before Michael Palin set off “across the Andes by frog” in his B [...] Read full article: Travel book review: News from Tartary, b...→

An Event, Perhaps by Peter Salmon review – a timely biography of Jacques Derrida

An Event, Perhaps by Peter Salmon review – a timely biography of Jacques Derrida

A slim intellectual Life effectively summarises Derrida’s thought and the origins of deconstruction, but is frustratingly reticent about the texture of his lif [...] Read full article: An Event, Perhaps by Peter Salmon review...→

Rishi Sunak sets out Spending Review - BBC News

Rishi Sunak sets out Spending Review - BBC News

The chancellor says the government is providing £280bn this year to get the country through the coronavirus crisis. Read full article: Rishi Sunak sets out Spending Review - B...→

Statesman of Europe: A Life of Sir Edward Grey by TG Otte review — the Great War wasn’t his fault

Statesman of Europe: A Life of Sir Edward Grey by TG Otte review — the Great War wasn’t his fault

Edward Grey, Britain’s longest-serving foreign secretary and “the most conspicuous figure in the British political world”, was showing signs of wear and tear a [...] Read full article: Statesman of Europe: A Life of Sir Edwar...→

Eric Reed: Everybody Gets the Blues / The Alan Broadbent Trio: New York Notes review

Eric Reed: Everybody Gets the Blues / The Alan Broadbent Trio: New York Notes review

Eric ReedEverybody Gets the Blues★★★★☆The Alan Broadbent TrioNew York Notes★★★☆☆Finding himself at a personal and professional crossroads recently, the America [...] Read full article: Eric Reed: Everybody Gets the Blues / Th...→

Jane Park slams BBC move to not play original Fairytale of New York

Jane Park slams BBC move to not play original Fairytale of New York

Jane Park weighed in on BBC Radio 1's decision to ban a controversial word in Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, and branded the move "too [...] Read full article: Jane Park slams BBC move to not play ori...→

BBC Radio Ulster ‘considering best approach’ to Fairytale of New York song

With BBC Radio 1 having said it will not be playing the original version of Fairytale of New York this Christmas, BBC Radio Ulster is giving the matter some th [...] Read full article: BBC Radio Ulster ‘considering best appro...→

Patrick review – shocking grief and startling nudity

Patrick review – shocking grief and startling nudity

After the death of his father, a troubled handyman sets out to find who stole his prized hammer in this quirky black comedy set in a Belgian nudist camp Read full article: Patrick review – shocking grief and star...→

Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain by Pen Vogler review — it’s class war over dinner (or should that be lunch?)

Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain by Pen Vogler review — it’s class war over dinner (or should that be lunch?)

As he sent me off to buy bread for a family party, my Yorkshire father issued a stern order. “And we don’t want those French sticks,” he said. “People here eat [...] Read full article: Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Br...→

Exclusive: BBC will allow 89-year-old Peter Alliss to commentate on Masters from home to ensure 'Voice of Golf' is heard

Exclusive: BBC will allow 89-year-old Peter Alliss to commentate on Masters from home to ensure 'Voice of Golf' is heard

Alliss' many admirers will be thrilled that BBC's technology department able to overcome obvious hurdles and so not end his long Augusta run Read full article: Exclusive: BBC will allow 89-year-old Pe...→

The Diana Interview: Revenge of a Princess, review: the BBC gets a trashing from its rival

The Diana Interview: Revenge of a Princess, review: the BBC gets a trashing from its rival

The first half of ITV's two-part documentary about Diana's infamous Panorama interview offered little we didn't already know Read full article: The Diana Interview: Revenge of a Prince...→

BBC Symphony Orchestra and Magnus Lindberg’s Accused review — a work for lockdown

BBC Symphony Orchestra and Magnus Lindberg’s Accused review — a work for lockdown

★★★☆☆We might be back in national lockdown, but at least this time the concert halls have not fallen completely silent. Even if the musicians’ bows to an empty [...] Read full article: BBC Symphony Orchestra and Magnus Lindbe...→

SNP and Tories in turf war over Spending Review and post-Brexit finance

SNP and Tories in turf war over Spending Review and post-Brexit finance

Scottish Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has complained about a budget heading cut as the Scottish Secretary signals the UK government will muscle in on capital [...] Read full article: SNP and Tories in turf war over Spending...→

Fall of a Kingdom review – dull trudge through war and romance

Fall of a Kingdom review – dull trudge through war and romance

Bear attacks and marauding hordes can’t rescue this dismal attempt to conjure up an epic medieval adventure Read full article: Fall of a Kingdom review – dull trudge t...→

Patrick review — all the right tools but a botched job

Patrick review — all the right tools but a botched job

★★☆☆☆Your enjoyment of this Belgian black comedy about a hammer theft at a nudist colony will doubtlessly be predicated on your appreciation of a very specific [...] Read full article: Patrick review — all the right tools but...→

DIY SOS: The Big Build, review - Nick Knowles is worth his weight in gold to the BBC

DIY SOS: The Big Build, review - Nick Knowles is worth his weight in gold to the BBC

Emotional as ever with the team helping a lady who lost her husband and daughter - and Knowles proving he's one of the BBC's best presenters Read full article: DIY SOS: The Big Build, review - Nick Kn...→

MLA brands BBC decision to censor Pogues hit Fairytale Of New York 'nonsense'

MLA brands BBC decision to censor Pogues hit Fairytale Of New York 'nonsense'

BBC Radio 1 will this year play an edited version of Christmas favourite Fairytale Of New York in a bid to avoid offending listeners. Read full article: MLA brands BBC decision to censor Pogues...→

BBC Radio 1 will not play original version of Fairytale of New York in bid to avoid offending listeners

BBC Radio 1 will not play original version of Fairytale of New York in bid to avoid offending listeners

The song includes the words 'faggot' and 'slut' and BBC bosses are concerned that some younger listeners may be upset by the terms Read full article: BBC Radio 1 will not play original versi...→

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review – plenty of carnage, not enough Kraftwerk

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review – plenty of carnage, not enough Kraftwerk

The sixth conspiracy-fuelled blaster has airstrikes, zombies and macho platitudes a-plenty, but its lack of 80s pop culture is a missed opportunity Read full article: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review ...→

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review - long name, short story

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review - long name, short story

This year’s Call Of Duty returns to the 80s Cold War era, with a brand new story campaign and revamped Zombies and multiplayer. Read full article: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review ...→

Godfall PS5 review – war without end

Godfall PS5 review – war without end

GameCentral takes a look at another of the PlayStation 5’s console exclusives, with what is intended to be Destiny with swords. Read full article: Godfall PS5 review – war without end...→

'Stop rabbiting on' - Ryanair goes to war with consumer organisation and BBC in refunds row

'Stop rabbiting on' - Ryanair goes to war with consumer organisation and BBC in refunds row

RYANAIR is at war with a leading national consumer organisation after it alleged the airline made "false claims" over its record for… Read full article: 'Stop rabbiting on' - Ryanair goes to wa...→

Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds review – Werner Herzog dodges meteorites | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week

Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds review – Werner Herzog dodges meteorites | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week

In his latest science documentary, the film-maker considers the cataclysmic threat from space that’s as real now as it was when the dinosaurs died out Read full article: Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds re...→

Peter Rhodes on the benefits of cricket, a warning of war and a glitch in Test and Trace

Peter Rhodes on the benefits of cricket, a warning of war and a glitch in Test and Trace

Money Box (Radio 4) told how a woman was refused a home-test kit for Covid-19 because she didn't have any credit history. That may explain why some application [...] Read full article: Peter Rhodes on the benefits of cricket,...→

TV REVIEW: Strathclyde wins BBC University Challenge heat

TV REVIEW: Strathclyde wins BBC University Challenge heat

STRATHCLYDE are the first Scottish team through to the quarter finals of this year’s University Challenge. Read full article: TV REVIEW: Strathclyde wins BBC Universi...→

New York City Ballet: New Works festival review – dancing in the streets and making a splash

New York City Ballet: New Works festival review – dancing in the streets and making a splash

In lieu of NYCB’s 2020 season, five short pieces by new choreographers frame the Big Apple in colourful new ways Read full article: New York City Ballet: New Works festival...→

The Secret Life of Special Advisers by Peter Cardwell, review — why the Spad system doesn’t work

The Secret Life of Special Advisers by Peter Cardwell, review — why the Spad system doesn’t work

In times gone by Britain was ruled by kings and courtiers, then by elected politicians supported by globally admired officials. Today the civil service is spur [...] Read full article: The Secret Life of Special Advisers by P...→

Travel book review: News from Tartary, by Peter Fleming

Popular culture is awash with tales of bumbling Brits getting into scrapes abroad. But decades before Michael Palin set off “across the Andes by frog” in his B [...] Read full article: Travel book review: News from Tartary, b...→

An Event, Perhaps by Peter Salmon review – a timely biography of Jacques Derrida

An Event, Perhaps by Peter Salmon review – a timely biography of Jacques Derrida

A slim intellectual Life effectively summarises Derrida’s thought and the origins of deconstruction, but is frustratingly reticent about the texture of his lif [...] Read full article: An Event, Perhaps by Peter Salmon review...→

SNP and Tories in turf war over Spending Review and post-Brexit finance

SNP and Tories in turf war over Spending Review and post-Brexit finance

Scottish Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has complained about a budget heading cut as the Scottish Secretary signals the UK government will muscle in on capital [...] Read full article: SNP and Tories in turf war over Spending...→

Rishi Sunak sets out Spending Review - BBC News

Rishi Sunak sets out Spending Review - BBC News

The chancellor says the government is providing £280bn this year to get the country through the coronavirus crisis. Read full article: Rishi Sunak sets out Spending Review - B...→

Fall of a Kingdom review – dull trudge through war and romance

Fall of a Kingdom review – dull trudge through war and romance

Bear attacks and marauding hordes can’t rescue this dismal attempt to conjure up an epic medieval adventure Read full article: Fall of a Kingdom review – dull trudge t...→

Statesman of Europe: A Life of Sir Edward Grey by TG Otte review — the Great War wasn’t his fault

Statesman of Europe: A Life of Sir Edward Grey by TG Otte review — the Great War wasn’t his fault

Edward Grey, Britain’s longest-serving foreign secretary and “the most conspicuous figure in the British political world”, was showing signs of wear and tear a [...] Read full article: Statesman of Europe: A Life of Sir Edwar...→

Patrick review — all the right tools but a botched job

Patrick review — all the right tools but a botched job

★★☆☆☆Your enjoyment of this Belgian black comedy about a hammer theft at a nudist colony will doubtlessly be predicated on your appreciation of a very specific [...] Read full article: Patrick review — all the right tools but...→

Eric Reed: Everybody Gets the Blues / The Alan Broadbent Trio: New York Notes review

Eric Reed: Everybody Gets the Blues / The Alan Broadbent Trio: New York Notes review

Eric ReedEverybody Gets the Blues★★★★☆The Alan Broadbent TrioNew York Notes★★★☆☆Finding himself at a personal and professional crossroads recently, the America [...] Read full article: Eric Reed: Everybody Gets the Blues / Th...→

DIY SOS: The Big Build, review - Nick Knowles is worth his weight in gold to the BBC

DIY SOS: The Big Build, review - Nick Knowles is worth his weight in gold to the BBC

Emotional as ever with the team helping a lady who lost her husband and daughter - and Knowles proving he's one of the BBC's best presenters Read full article: DIY SOS: The Big Build, review - Nick Kn...→

Jane Park slams BBC move to not play original Fairytale of New York

Jane Park slams BBC move to not play original Fairytale of New York

Jane Park weighed in on BBC Radio 1's decision to ban a controversial word in Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, and branded the move "too [...] Read full article: Jane Park slams BBC move to not play ori...→

MLA brands BBC decision to censor Pogues hit Fairytale Of New York 'nonsense'

MLA brands BBC decision to censor Pogues hit Fairytale Of New York 'nonsense'

BBC Radio 1 will this year play an edited version of Christmas favourite Fairytale Of New York in a bid to avoid offending listeners. Read full article: MLA brands BBC decision to censor Pogues...→

BBC Radio Ulster ‘considering best approach’ to Fairytale of New York song

With BBC Radio 1 having said it will not be playing the original version of Fairytale of New York this Christmas, BBC Radio Ulster is giving the matter some th [...] Read full article: BBC Radio Ulster ‘considering best appro...→

BBC Radio 1 will not play original version of Fairytale of New York in bid to avoid offending listeners

BBC Radio 1 will not play original version of Fairytale of New York in bid to avoid offending listeners

The song includes the words 'faggot' and 'slut' and BBC bosses are concerned that some younger listeners may be upset by the terms Read full article: BBC Radio 1 will not play original versi...→

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review – plenty of carnage, not enough Kraftwerk

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review – plenty of carnage, not enough Kraftwerk

The sixth conspiracy-fuelled blaster has airstrikes, zombies and macho platitudes a-plenty, but its lack of 80s pop culture is a missed opportunity Read full article: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review ...→

Patrick review – shocking grief and startling nudity

Patrick review – shocking grief and startling nudity

After the death of his father, a troubled handyman sets out to find who stole his prized hammer in this quirky black comedy set in a Belgian nudist camp Read full article: Patrick review – shocking grief and star...→

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review - long name, short story

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review - long name, short story

This year’s Call Of Duty returns to the 80s Cold War era, with a brand new story campaign and revamped Zombies and multiplayer. Read full article: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review ...→

Godfall PS5 review – war without end

Godfall PS5 review – war without end

GameCentral takes a look at another of the PlayStation 5’s console exclusives, with what is intended to be Destiny with swords. Read full article: Godfall PS5 review – war without end...→

Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain by Pen Vogler review — it’s class war over dinner (or should that be lunch?)

Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain by Pen Vogler review — it’s class war over dinner (or should that be lunch?)

As he sent me off to buy bread for a family party, my Yorkshire father issued a stern order. “And we don’t want those French sticks,” he said. “People here eat [...] Read full article: Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Br...→

'Stop rabbiting on' - Ryanair goes to war with consumer organisation and BBC in refunds row

'Stop rabbiting on' - Ryanair goes to war with consumer organisation and BBC in refunds row

RYANAIR is at war with a leading national consumer organisation after it alleged the airline made "false claims" over its record for… Read full article: 'Stop rabbiting on' - Ryanair goes to wa...→

Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds review – Werner Herzog dodges meteorites | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week

Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds review – Werner Herzog dodges meteorites | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week

In his latest science documentary, the film-maker considers the cataclysmic threat from space that’s as real now as it was when the dinosaurs died out Read full article: Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds re...→

Exclusive: BBC will allow 89-year-old Peter Alliss to commentate on Masters from home to ensure 'Voice of Golf' is heard

Exclusive: BBC will allow 89-year-old Peter Alliss to commentate on Masters from home to ensure 'Voice of Golf' is heard

Alliss' many admirers will be thrilled that BBC's technology department able to overcome obvious hurdles and so not end his long Augusta run Read full article: Exclusive: BBC will allow 89-year-old Pe...→

Peter Rhodes on the benefits of cricket, a warning of war and a glitch in Test and Trace

Peter Rhodes on the benefits of cricket, a warning of war and a glitch in Test and Trace

Money Box (Radio 4) told how a woman was refused a home-test kit for Covid-19 because she didn't have any credit history. That may explain why some application [...] Read full article: Peter Rhodes on the benefits of cricket,...→

The Diana Interview: Revenge of a Princess, review: the BBC gets a trashing from its rival

The Diana Interview: Revenge of a Princess, review: the BBC gets a trashing from its rival

The first half of ITV's two-part documentary about Diana's infamous Panorama interview offered little we didn't already know Read full article: The Diana Interview: Revenge of a Prince...→

TV REVIEW: Strathclyde wins BBC University Challenge heat

TV REVIEW: Strathclyde wins BBC University Challenge heat

STRATHCLYDE are the first Scottish team through to the quarter finals of this year’s University Challenge. Read full article: TV REVIEW: Strathclyde wins BBC Universi...→

New York City Ballet: New Works festival review – dancing in the streets and making a splash

New York City Ballet: New Works festival review – dancing in the streets and making a splash

In lieu of NYCB’s 2020 season, five short pieces by new choreographers frame the Big Apple in colourful new ways Read full article: New York City Ballet: New Works festival...→

BBC Symphony Orchestra and Magnus Lindberg’s Accused review — a work for lockdown

BBC Symphony Orchestra and Magnus Lindberg’s Accused review — a work for lockdown

★★★☆☆We might be back in national lockdown, but at least this time the concert halls have not fallen completely silent. Even if the musicians’ bows to an empty [...] Read full article: BBC Symphony Orchestra and Magnus Lindbe...→

The Secret Life of Special Advisers by Peter Cardwell, review — why the Spad system doesn’t work

The Secret Life of Special Advisers by Peter Cardwell, review — why the Spad system doesn’t work

In times gone by Britain was ruled by kings and courtiers, then by elected politicians supported by globally admired officials. Today the civil service is spur [...] Read full article: The Secret Life of Special Advisers by P...→