I opened all my presents, some very practical, some as useful as a chocolate fireguard and most full of sugar. I don't have much sweet stuff onboard so am not used to the sugar rush which I am currently experiencing!
It's no accident that it was Newsnight that played host to the BBC's current and perhaps most fateful car-crash yet. The performance of this now little watched late-night take on the affairs of the day has become a key indicator of the corporation's commitment to its supposed purpose.
America is often criticised for being insular. It was said that, in the build-up to the Gulf War, some people in the southern states - genuinely - we...
MOTD is a programme with no unique selling point. The biggest issues generally boil down to how bad and overpaid the presenters are or Lawro's hideous choice of shirt. MOTD does little more than lull me into sleep - and that's a terrible failing by the BBC.
Why is Savile being crucified for most men's slightly groping, misplaced, but ultimately harmless affections? What's in a peck on the cheek, other than a potential tongue? Isn't a hand on the knee just a simpler way of saying 'me likey'?
I took decisive action and then decision to move was made long before I went to court in the April of 2011, I had to put a roof over my kids' heads. That's what my priorities were. Stuff how much money I owed, how poorly I was, they had to come first.
I went to the recording of a TV show as a member of the audience and queued up with the audience. It was a pilot for a possible comedy panel show series and was being recorded by an experienced independent production company at a BBC studio site for (it seemed) possible transmission on a non-BBC channel.
Comedy clubs have, for a long time, been a female's safe space. Not on stage, because of the pure misogyny of stand up, but off. A husband won't win that fight about offensiveness, so he keeps quiet, while women determine what's appropriate.
While visiting London in early November, EastEnders enthusiast and New Yorker Cary Portway stumbled upon a poster on a street lamp dubbed 'Rotten Cotton', adorned with a photo of Albert Square icons, son and mum Dot and 'Nasty Nick' Cotton.
Language evolves. I get that. But it was jarring to arrive in London from New York and hear the degree to which so many American expatriates allow the slang of our host country to colonize their speech.
Very often the BBC will decide to end a sitcom after its second series. Previous examples include Fawlty Towers and The Office. But luckily Him & Her isn't one of those and after a very successful second series the show returned a few weeks back for its third run with a double-bill.
I don't know whether or not the headmaster knew what was going on in his school on a daily basis but I know he failed to report the accusations until his retirement. Instead he tried, at least, to get rid of the abuser so he could do no more damage within the school itself.
The rise of the ebook is crucial to the emerging success of Indie Authors. By cutting out the middlemen - agents, publishers, traditional bookshops - authors can realise better returns and connect more directly with their readers. Most notable, of course, is the phenomenon of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey - now the best-selling book in British history.
Beveridge pointed the way to mutual support and pooling risk - principles we should return to if we truly intend to be all in it together.
Voices like Jones' are an essential antidote to a putrid politics that fails to address human need.
MONACO -- While there have been ...