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Why is the BBC launching a voice assistant?
BBC
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Why is the BBC launching a voice assistant?

‘Beeb’ will focus on regional accent recognition to stand out from Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant
27 Aug 2019
The politics behind free BBC licences
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The politics behind free BBC licences

News the broadcaster will begin means-testing TV licences for over-75s has provoked heated debate
11 Jun 2019
Today’s front pages: climate warning, slavery and BBC gaffe
Today's newspaper front pages
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Today’s front pages: climate warning, slavery and BBC gaffe

A round up of the headlines from UK newspapers on 30 April
30 Apr 2019
Blue Planet: most shocking moments
Sea turtle
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Blue Planet: most shocking moments

Flagship BBC programme attracts criticism for sea turtle's death
2 Apr 2019
What is Cliff Richard doing now?
Cliff Richard
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What is Cliff Richard doing now?

Singer has thrown his support behind a pressure group pushing for anonymity before charge in relation to sexual offences
27 Mar 2019
The best TV shows of 2018
Ordeal of Innocence, BBC
In Review

The best TV shows of 2018

From high-brow dramas to binge-quality shows, last year’s television had something for everyone
12 Mar 2019
BBC axes shows featuring maker of pug Nazi salute video
Mark Meechan
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BBC axes shows featuring maker of pug Nazi salute video

U-turn follows outcry over decision to include Mark Meechan on new debate series The Collective
4 Mar 2019
What is Britbox - and can it rival Netflix?
BritBox
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What is Britbox - and can it rival Netflix?

Streaming platform will feature new content as well as material from BBC and ITV archives
27 Feb 2019
Alan Partridge: how to watch new series This Time
Alan Partridge
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Alan Partridge: how to watch new series This Time

BBC staff receive email from gaffe-prone broadcaster ahead of his return to the broadcaster
25 Feb 2019
Five best radio programmes of all time
Kirsty Young, BBC Radio 4, Desert Island Discs
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Five best radio programmes of all time

Desert Island Discs voted into top spot by panel of industry experts
12 Feb 2019
BBC editor on trial for naming sex abuse victim
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BBC editor on trial for naming sex abuse victim

It is the first time a BBC editor has been charged with breaching law entitling complainants to lifelong anonymity
18 Jan 2019
Russia investigating the BBC over ‘terrorist’ content
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Russia investigating the BBC over ‘terrorist’ content

Moscow media watchdog executes tit-for-tat probe following criticism of RT
11 Jan 2019
Jeremy Clarkson says men no longer have shot at BBC top jobs
Jeremy Clarkson
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Jeremy Clarkson says men no longer have shot at BBC top jobs

Grand Tour presenter insists ‘anyone who has got a scrotum’ can ‘forget it’
8 Jan 2019
Why Russia’s media regulator is targeting the BBC
BBC
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Why Russia’s media regulator is targeting the BBC

Kremlin hits back at Ofcom’s decision to censure RT over breach of impartiality laws
21 Dec 2018
The best TV crime dramas of 2018
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In Review

The best TV crime dramas of 2018

From Killing Eve to Ozark, there has been plenty of intrigue and mystery this year
13 Dec 2018
Has Doctor Who become too ‘politically correct’?
Jodie Whittaker, Dr Who, BBC
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Has Doctor Who become too ‘politically correct’?

Stars reject accusation and say storylines ‘create conversation’ about broader issues
3 Dec 2018
Corbyn and May locked in row over BBC or ITV for debate
May Corbyn
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Corbyn and May locked in row over BBC or ITV for debate

Labour accuse Tories and BBC of stitch-up as Corbyn says he favours pre-I'm A Celebrity showdown
29 Nov 2018
Should wildlife crews intervene to save animals?
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Should wildlife crews intervene to save animals?

Latest episode of BBC’s Dynasties ignites fierce debate as David Attenborough weighs in
20 Nov 2018
Garden shed DJ with audience of one to get BBC radio special
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Garden shed DJ with audience of one to get BBC radio special

Deke Duncan offered Christmas slot after 44 years broadcasting to his living room
19 Nov 2018
The War of the Worlds: what to expect from new BBC drama
The War of the Worlds
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The War of the Worlds: what to expect from new BBC drama

Edwardian-era retelling of HG Wells’s classic 1898 novel stars Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall and Robert Carlyle
31 Oct 2018
Top Gear: Flintoff and McGuinness named as new hosts
Andrew Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness join Chris Harris as presenters of Top Gear
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Top Gear: Flintoff and McGuinness named as new hosts

Cricketer and comedian will take over from Matt LeBlanc on the BBC show
22 Oct 2018
Top ten BBC programmes of all time
Yes Minister
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Top ten BBC programmes of all time

The Week looks at the broadcaster’s finest achievements over the past 96 years
18 Oct 2018
Fiona Bruce flags down police to film BBC News at Six
Fiona Bruce
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Fiona Bruce flags down police to film BBC News at Six

The BBC News anchor got stuck in traffic heading to a temporary studio after Broadcasting House’s computers went down
11 Oct 2018
Doctor Who actors: where are they all now?
Jodie Whittaker, Dr Who, BBC
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Doctor Who actors: where are they all now?

Jodie Whittaker becomes the 13th Time Lord in BBC’s long-running sci-fi show
8 Oct 2018
BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe reveals he has cancer
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BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe reveals he has cancer

DJ says he will be ‘disappearing for a while’ to undergo treatment
4 Oct 2018
Will there be a second series of Bodyguard?
Bodyguard
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Will there be a second series of Bodyguard?

Viewers and critics want more following finale of popular BBC drama last night
24 Sep 2018
Strictly dancers to go on strike?
Strictly Come Dancing 2018
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Strictly dancers to go on strike?

The ballroom experts have reportedly ‘formed an unofficial union’ to push for a salary increase
20 Sep 2018
Can Cliff Richard revive his music career?
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Can Cliff Richard revive his music career?

Singer announces new album, called Rise Up, inspired by BBC raid ordeal
29 Aug 2018
Jeremy Corbyn unveils Labour’s ‘radical’ plans for the BBC
Jeremy Corbyn campaigning ahead of last year's general election
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Jeremy Corbyn unveils Labour’s ‘radical’ plans for the BBC

Opposition leader announces sweeping proposals to reform UK media industry
23 Aug 2018
Jeremy Clarkson to become a character in The Grand Tour Game
Jeremy Clarkson
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Jeremy Clarkson to become a character in The Grand Tour Game

Get behind the wheel of the show’s most luxurious - and bizarre - vehicles later this year
23 Aug 2018
Premier League news: Guardiola, predictions, Arsenal kit
Pep Guardiola Manchester City Premier League champions
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Premier League news: Guardiola, predictions, Arsenal kit

Five things to know today about English football’s top-flight
8 Aug 2018
How does the BBC still have a gender pay gap?
A sign outside Broadcasting House in London
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How does the BBC still have a gender pay gap?

Gender parity has improved, but not quickly enough for some of its stars
12 Jul 2018
2018 World Cup TV guide: BBC and ITV to show the final
2018 Fifa World Cup trophy Russia 2018 ball
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2018 World Cup TV guide: BBC and ITV to show the final

England play Belgium in the play-off on Saturday and France play Croatia in the final on Sunday
11 Jul 2018
London Bridge is down: what happens when the Queen dies
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) sits with Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh as she delivers her speech in the House of Lords, during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westm
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London Bridge is down: what happens when the Queen dies

Banks and the London Stock Exchange will be closed and the BBC will reportedly suspend all comedy shows
2 Jul 2018
Where is Poldark filmed?
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Where is Poldark filmed?

Return of hit BBC drama series has created resurgence in Cornwall tourism interest
26 Jun 2018
Bank holiday sport on TV: Bellew vs. Haye, Women’s FA Cup
Bellew vs. Haye rematch boxing TV time
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Bank holiday sport on TV: Bellew vs. Haye, Women’s FA Cup

From boxing and football to golf and cycling, there’s plenty to enjoy this weekend
4 May 2018