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Peston's Mistake: Don't Fall For Your Own Hype

Grant Feller | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

Robert Peston is a Number Two. A quite brilliant Number Two, one of the best in the business. The sort of Number Two everyone wants by their side because he makes their job easier and them look better. But he's still a Number Two. Which is why his much-anticipated transfer to ITV will be a disaster.

Who Killed Elsie Frost?

Jon Manel | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
Jon Manel

It was shortly after lunch when Elsie Frost said goodbye to her father, Arthur. She was 14 and was on her way to a lake not far from her home. It was to be a special occasion. She had been asked to help teach a group of younger children how to sail...

'Newstainment' - A Danger to Democracy?

Michael Abberton | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

There is a strange thing happening to broadcast news, particularly and strangely obvious in the case of UK's public broadcaster, the BBC. It's 'newsta...

Is Periscope for Live News Too Farfetched?

Mina Zaher | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech
Mina Zaher

When news of Tony Hall's vision for the BBC started to spread across the various digital channels on Monday, I couldn't help but feel there was one specific platform that needed mentioning: Periscope.

Today's Virginia Shooting Front Pages Were Too Graphic To Even Be Shown On TV

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

[WARNING - some readers may find some images in this article disturbing] Newspapers have been accused of overstepping the mark in using graphic pho...

BBC Presenter Reveals She Has Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

BBC news presenter Victoria Derbyshire has revealed she has breast cancer, breaking the news by Twitter in the last few minutes. The presenter of ...

BBC Cuts Are So Severe, The News Presenters Have To Style Their Own Hair

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Comedy

BBC News veteran Carole Walker was caught brushing her hair live on air Tuesday morning, and only just managed to get her brush back into her handbag ...

Fiona Bruce's Reason For Turning Down ‘Strictly' Will Surprise You

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

BBC Newsreaders aren’t exactly famed for being footloose and fancy free, but Fiona Bruce has revealed she has turned down the chance to star on ‘S...

'Imperial' BBC Website In George Osborne's Spending Cuts Sights

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne today branded the BBC’s website as “imperial” as he called on the broadcaster to make a “contribution” to austerity. The C...

The 5th Open City Documentary Festival Launches 16 June

Michael Stewart | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michael Stewart

We are incredibly privileged to be running a festival of this sort in London and we try and give something back to the community that supports us - not just seed funding for one film project a year but through a whole panoply of workshops, meet-ups and networking events.

11 People Who Could Replace Jeremy Clarkson As The Host Of 'Top Gear'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell and Tahira Mirza | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Dear BBC, We know you're probably struggling to fill Jeremy Clarkson's shoes on Top Gear after fracas-gate, so we thought we'd help out. Here's ...

Life on the Red Carpet for a Reporter Covering the Oscars

Colin Paterson | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Colin Paterson

They are simply the only award show that really matters. It is the first date A-listers put in their diary, the one awards where everyone turns up. Jack Nicholson will wear sunglasses and sit in the front row just to be the butt of the jokes.

Jeremy Vine Is In Hot Water Over 'Five-Figure' Speech To Arms Dealers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Politics

Radio 2 host Jeremy Vine has been accused of tarnishing the reputation of the BBC for speaking at a £246-per-head dinner for arms dealers. Vine, ...

BBC Reporter Deals With Live TV Snowballing Like A Pro

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK

In another indication of how lame our snow can be, a BBC reporter was today hit by the world's worst snowball during a live broadcast. In fact, it ...

Erm, We Don't Think BBC News Meant To Show Us This...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Good ol' Martine Croxall. The BBC News presenter was about to begin the channel's 9pm broadcast when it became clear she was in front of the wrong ...

Just 100 People Carry Out Almost All The World's Internet Crime

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech

The head of Europol's Cybercrime Centre has told the BBC that the large majority of all cybercrime is carried out by just 100 highly-trained individua...

Independence Referendum Shows We Should Break Up BBC News

Sam Fowles | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

The danger BBC news presents isn't in it's actual bias but it's perceived objectivity. As a society we accept and adjust for the editorial standpoints of other news sources but the myth persists that the BBC is to be treated differently...

Caroline Frost

BBC Chief Defends Cliff Richard Raid Coverage: 'Why Wouldn't We?' | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

One of the BBC's most senior figures has defended the Corporation's actions in reporting a police raid on the house of Cliff Richard, during an invest...

Watch The Moment BBC Scotland News Was Videobombed By A Giant Spider

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Well, we say 'giant'. But he wasn't really - he just looked that way. (They do say the camera adds 10 pounds.) Yes, our little eight-legged friend ...

This BBC Presenter Rather Misjudged The Tone Of The News Headlines

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Viewers of 'The Trip To Italy' may remember a scene in which Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan discuss the intonation of news presenters - and how the inton...

Gaza: Should TV Media Coverage Always Be 'Impartial'?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK
Paul Blanchard

What Israel is doing to Gaza is sickening. This civilised, westernised, democratic state is lobbing bombs into a city centre packed with people, with seemingly little regard for who dies: little children, disabled people, old ladies, pregnant women - anyone is fair game.

Google Has Begun Bleaching Our Internet

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

The BBC's economics editor has spoken of his "shock" after learning Google is removing his work because someone wanted it "forgotten." Robert Pesto...

Fiona Bruce Reveals Her Pre-News Tipple

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Fiona Bruce has revealed she relaxes before she reads the BBC News, by nipping across the road for a cocktail. Bruce tells this week's Radio Times ...

Very Unfortunate Glastonbury Caption Fail On BBC News...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK

Metallica are headliners and apparently the weather is going to be appalling, now Glastonbury festivalgoers are being told to prepare for rape. The...

More Bad News For BBC Staff

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

The BBC will reportedly cut as many as 600 jobs in its news and radio divisions over the next two years. Although a definite number of job losses i...