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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?'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Shock, Horror: BBC Staff Have Political Opinions!

Paul Blanchard | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

Recently, there have been some elections. I say this just in case you've been living under a rock or have - like those people who hate their own birthdays - been on a long holiday to a closed monastery. These elections have made some people very upset. And that includes staff at the BBC.

BBC Tries To Boost Diversity With Course

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

The BBC sent its senior journalists on a course designed to stamp out "unconscious bias" against ethnic minorities, in a bid to recruit a more diverse...

The BBC, Gillette Mach Three and the 'Man Hating' Delusion

Ellie Slee | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Slee

Women of Britain: we may still be marginalised in headlines, in the editor's specially selected comments, and in the shaving section of our local Superdrug. But this is a system, and we can screw it on so many levels. I suggest we start by buying a Mach 3.

The BBC - Who Needs It?

Horace Trubridge | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Horace Trubridge

Knocking the BBC has become a national pastime and it's an easy thing to do because there is no other license fee funded public service broadcaster to compare it to. However, next time you are anywhere outside of the UK and you want to remind yourself of how precious our BBC really is, just turn on the TV or radio...

Some Pity for Putin

Gregor Smith | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics
Gregor Smith

Good old Vlad is propping up the news again as the shiftiest world leader. Apart from Kim Jong Un. Or Xi Jinping. Or King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Or - who's that bloke who controls the biggest, most notorious 'intelligence' agency in the world? Oh, of course, US President Barack Obama. Or, for that matter, his chum David Cameron...

Is the 'Need for Speed' Killing the Media... And Us?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK
Paul Blanchard

Breaking news used to be just that: hard news, a big story that had just happened. Today rolling 24/7 TV news shows need their yellow ticker to contain something all the time. They're no longer content to have no ticker when there's nothing to say. The ticker has become a roundup of all stories breaking or not. Where do they go from here? What happens when there is some real breaking news?

WATCH: BBC Weather Blooper Says It's Going To Be A Scorcher

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Comedy

We've heard there's going to be a bit of an early spring heatwave - but this is ridiculous. Yes, just fast-forward to around 2:05 in Carol Kirkwood...

WATCH: Hilarious, 10-second BBC News FAIL

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Comedy

And we don't say that lightly. We've seen a lot of news FAILs. It's just so simple. And perfectly executed. And the whole thing lasts just 10 secon...

Unfortunate Caption Fail On BBC News

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

Celebrations began Friday in China to welcome the Year of the Horse. The official seven-day holiday is marked by parades, prayers – and usually ...