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A New Documentary Film Charts the Rise of Ukraine's Maidan Protests

Matt Potter | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Matt Potter

I was asked to review Sergei Loznitsa's new documentary record of the Ukraine protest movement Maïdan for Radio 4's Front Row programme this month. It's a timely film. Russia's black propaganda efforts since Maidan have been unrelenting...

My First Day as a Writer

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Furquan Akhtar

I start to think about the writer I want to be. Maybe I'll get really good at Twitter. I could become one of those writers who has their finger on the pulse and can talk about Newsnight and the latest series of Ex on the Beach, Yeah, maybs. I turn the wifi back on.

Life on the Red Carpet for a Reporter Covering the Oscars

Colin Paterson | Posted 20.02.2015 | 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.

The World's Biggest Fridge Magnet

Cameron McCulloch | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cameron McCulloch

I am currently awaiting Bariatric Surgery and whilst doing so appear to have some time on my hands, mostly spent trying to keep my mind off food. This time will be spent wisely or it will be spent blogging and I fear the second option will win.

UKIP's Ideology of Selfishness

Bob Morgan | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Mr Farage says he represents the ordinary person in the street and yet he has very little in common with the those he claims to represent - being educated at public school and as an ex City financier and someone who has since been paid vast amounts of money by the EU - the very organisation he claims to hate so much.

It May Be Right. It May Be Good. But Is It Interesting?

Hugh Salmon | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

'You can't bore people into buying your product, you can only interest them into buying it.' ... In today's world, is advertising interesting? ... Are all interestings equal? Or are some more interesting than others? How interesting does an interesting have to be to get noticed?

'Women Prefer Men's Voices On Radio,' Says Tony Blackburn

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Female listeners prefer men's voices on the radio, says Tony Blackburn, defending BBC 5 Live's decision to replace two of its leading ladies. The ...

From BBC iPlayer Radio to the The X Factor - The Secret of Apadmi's Success

Hannah Gal | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Tech
Hannah Gal

Apadmi's genius; creating intuitive, seamless apps that effortlessly become the center of users' mobile experience... The future looks incredibly bright for us here at Apadmi.

Will Twitter and Direct-to-Fan Prove More Powerful Than Radio?

Jon McClure | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jon McClure

I don't do mornings. They remind me of being late for the call center and of running for buses, I was fated to miss. However, David was calling with good news, which stirred me from me from my slumbers. "Your album is bloody top five, Jon". Words I doubted I'd ever hear.

In Defence of a Friend

John Parish | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
John Parish

Polly Harvey is my best friend and I know her to be meticulous and considered in everything she does. The amazing line up of guests for Today she was able to draw from is testament to how well thought of she is.

The Importance of Teaching Children That 'It's OKAY to Say I Don't Know'

Hannah Gal | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Gal

Project Reason cofounder Annaka, takes time to tell me about the inspiration for I Wonder, John Rowe's truly magnificent illustrations and creating a book that is an experience, perfect for adults to share with little ones.

'Legendary' Broadcaster David Jacobs Dies

PA | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Broadcaster David Jacobs has died aged 87. Jacobs presented peak-time radio and TV programmes such as Jukebox Jury and Pick Of The Pops, What's My ...

LISTEN: Radio Stoke DJ Gets Drunk, Is Pulled Off The Air

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Comedy

Now, to be fair, we're not regular listeners to Paula White's show on BBC Radio Stoke. Chiefly because we don't live in Stoke. But listening to wha...

An Interview With Mr Gee

Pete Strauss | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Pete Strauss

I first got into Spoken Word around 2001. I was a part of a DJ outfit & we used to play Funk/Hip Hop/Garage/R&B at clubs up and down the UK (And even hit Ibiza). We were planning a special Valentine's night & there was this guy who wanted to propose to his girlfriend by reading her a poem.

Mass Cancellations Of BBC Programmes As Journalists Strike

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK

A strike by BBC journalists over jobs has disrupted programmes, including the flagship Today on Radio 4. TV news was also hit by the 24-hour walkou...

Queen Tops UK's Most Powerful Women List

PA | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK

The Queen has topped the first ever power list put together by Radio 4 show Woman's Hour, but there is no room on it for her daughter-in-law the Duche...

Ex-BBC Producer 'Shocked' By Savile Allegations

PA | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK

Former BBC radio producer Ted Beston has "vehemently denied" historic allegations put to him by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse sc...

The Next Big Thing? Interview: Dan Howell (danisnotonfire)

Alex Perry | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Comedy
Alex Perry

Dan Howell is a London-based, 21-year-old YouTube vlogger. When watching his videos, you can't help but like him. And it seems like lots of people feel this way; Dan has 115,000 Facebook likes and 211,000 Twitter followers

Blur's Frontman Helps BBC Radio Mark 90 Years On Air

PA | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

A composition created by Blur frontman Damon Albarn will be played on every BBC radio station at the same time on Wednesday to mark 90 years since the...

Paul Weller Interview: One Man's Gift

Jason Holmes | Posted 23.01.2014 | Home
Jason Holmes

Fresh back from a short tour of the US and Japan, Paul Weller talks about the 30th anniversary of The Jam's sixth and final studio album, The Gift, and where he's at right now.

Robbie 'Too Old' For Radio 1?

WENN | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Fans of Robbie Williams may not be hearing many of his songs on Radio 1 any time soon, as the station bosses have branded him too old to get airtime. ...

Baker On Air For First Time Since Rant Against BBC Bosses

PA | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Presenter Danny Baker took to the airwaves today for the first time since his on-air rant against BBC bosses. The DJ quit his BBC London 94.9 show ...

Danny Baker Slams 'Pinheaded Weasels' Who Axed His BBC Radio Show

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Presenter Danny Baker blasted BBC bosses as "pinheaded weasels" after his popular radio show was axed, days before he is due to be honoured with a top...

Paolo Hewitt: Message In The Music

Jason Holmes | Posted 23.12.2012 | Home
Jason Holmes

Though identifiable as a music writer, Paolo is also very much a social historian. 'The thing about the internet these days, and home recording, is that music has become so much more accessible, but to be honest with you, I can't keep up with it all.'

Mod Rockers Record Radio Show

WENN | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Mod rocker Paul Weller has joined forces with British cycling hero Bradley Wiggins to record a new radio special. Wiggins recently met up with his ...