With a £289m investment and 11 new language services, the BBC's planned expansion reminds us why the World Service matters.
“The exercise of making radio matters,” said a caller. “It’s a symbol of resistance.”
Is it a legitimate left-liberal position not to want any more cuts, yet still to feel that some people take the piss? Or does that make me Andy Burnham?
The man behind television's most masterful political operator reveals the inspiration for his story, gives advice to the PM on the powers of persuasion, and recalls his own real-life political dramas.
The new documentary What’s Happened, Miss Simone makes an interesting point about the power of women singers using swear words.
Norman Lamb MP recently critisized the lack of queer representation in the hit children's TV show. But how would it work in practice?
I wondered if there had ever been a lover. Had her parents been kind? When she cared for her ailing father, who had dominated whom?
“Sandra Bullock is quite simply the world’s most successful actress,” he informed Sandra Bullock.
This programme and I have a history.
The host of BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz is stepping down after nine years to go into politics. Caroline Crampton was there at her last recording.
The Gehry worshippers were like fashion editors at a Prada show, only minus the clothes, handbags and hair.
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