With a £289m investment and 11 new language services, the BBC's planned expansion reminds us why the World Service matters.
On the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, everything is run from generators, the internet is heat-wavishly slow, and the radios mostly battery operated.
Both Channel 4’s Interview with a Murderer and the BBC’s Koko: the Gorilla Who Talks to People exhibit disquieting storytelling methods.
On the pop culture podcast this week: the huge excitement that is the new Harry Potter play, Jane Austen movie adaptation Love and Friendship, and the latest Louis Theroux documentary.
Radio transformed this frontier region of chestnut forests leading up to the Apennines.
Plus: gently but genuinely funny sitcom Mum.
On the pop culture podcast, we discuss BBC crime drama Peaky Blinders, the Turkish-French film Mustang and Tina Fey sitcom 30 Rock.
The writer on making her first feature-length movie, motherhood and her lifelong friendship with Zachary Quinto.
Top Gear is still aimed at the middle-aged bore who likes to tell you which route they took to X and the traffic on the way to Y. Plus: Versailles.
The 73-year-old McCartney was stupendous, not to mention uncharacteristically straight, on Mastertapes.
When will someone give The X Factor a Do Not Resuscitate order?
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