With a £289m investment and 11 new language services, the BBC's planned expansion reminds us why the World Service matters.
A magazine peopled almost entirely by those who think Debrett’s New Guide to Etiquette and Modern Manners is full of genuinely useful advice.
Mozart was fond of “scatological smut” and found “the sound of rude words especially hilarious”.
The teams are let loose in Somerset to explore the "rural market".
Critic’s Notes by Mark Lawson.
Call me a lefty conspiracy theorist if you must, but it has not escaped my notice that the trend for posh porn has coincided with the term of the poshest government in living memory.
Shows like Pointless satisfy a new itch - to gawp at those who don't know obvious things, like what toast is. It's hardcore ignorance porn at its best.
I found it easy to keep my nostalgia in check. Tampering with evidence? Fitting up? Weird comments about “menopausal” shoplifters? No, thanks.
Antonia Quirke on Radio.
Candidates hop on a plane to the city that never... invests.
The Fall continues to be shot through with imagery that subtly (and often not so subtly) connects violence against women with sex.
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