Tag: BBC

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Some suggestions for the BBC

Dear BBC, I’ve just read that you’re going to get rid of BBC 3  Not some of its programming, then entire channel. This strikes me as a bit of an overreaction to your budgetary issues. So, to help you out, I’ve made a list of things to get rid of instead of BBC3. Pointless and expensive ...

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Prison Break star slams Russia’s ‘anti-gay’ bill

From the BBC: Prison Break star slams Russia's 'anti-gay' bill Prison Break star Wentworth Miller has refused an invitation to a film festival in St Petersburg in protest over Russia's new anti-gay laws. "It would make me happy to say yes," he wrote in a letter to festival director Maria Averbakh. "However, as a gay ...

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iPlayer coming to the iPad

The BBC's excellent iPlayer functionality is coming to the iPad, according to London's Evening Standard: The BBC is to recommend programmes made by rival broadcasters on its iPlayer site for the first time, it was announced today. ITV, Channel 4, Channel Five and several others have already signed up to be partners, although the BBC ...

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But can he quack?

Illustrating the sheer amount of quackery out there, a man has managed to get his cat registered as a hypnotherapist: The regulation of hypnotherapists in the UK is so lax that even a cat can become accredited, the BBC has found. Chris Jackson, presenter of Inside Out in the North East and Cumbria, registered pet ...

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Ireland’s worst driver, finally caught…

The BBC has the story: Details of how police in the Irish Republic finally caught up with the country's most reckless driver have emerged. He had been wanted from counties Cork to Cavan after racking up scores of speeding tickets and parking fines. However, each time the serial offender was stopped he managed to evade ...

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Doctor Who in Dubai? I hope not…

The Guardian's Gareth McClean recently posted an item on the possibility of the BBC's Doctor Who filming one of it's upcoming 2009 specials in Dubai. I don't like the sound of that, to be honest. No, it's nothing to do with Who continuity or anything so anal. I'm not a massive Doctor Who fan, actually. ...

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Thought for the (religious?) Day

Sue Blackmore makes an excellent point in the Guardian's "Comment is Free" - something I've thought about a lot over the past couple of years. Every morning, BBC Radio 4's Today Programme broadcasts a brief "Thought for the Day" slot. A couple of minutes where a religious thinker - priest, vicar, rabbi, imam - reflects ...