UK Broadcasting

Why Do We Need Women's Only Sport Awards?

Sarah-Jane Mee | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Sport
Sarah-Jane Mee

Whilst I'm not a fan of positive discrimination, women's sport needs a platform to highlight its achievements and to encourage change. The recipients of next week's awards are the trailblazers that will get us there. Maybe in the future we won't need women's only sport awards, but right now without it some of

The World's Worst Job: Chairman of the BBC Trust

Paul Blanchard | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Paul Blanchard

The job of chairman of the BBC Trust is up for grabs. On paper it looks like a dream job. Not too taxing; perks of being a civil servant; good pay; great working environment; interesting, high-profile, semi-altruistic organisation. However, unless you've been living on Mars for the last 15 years, you'll know that this is, in fact, the job from hell.

Bear Grylls' 'The Island Of Lost Blokes': Is It Really Sexist?

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sara McCorquodale

As a feminist, I do feel frustrated by the lack of women in broadcasting but also think exploration of masculinity is just as valid as that of femininity. One is as important, complex and relevant as the other.

Peter Young, DJ: A Master of Spin

Jason Holmes | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Picture it. The kitchen radio, a glistening hunk of bakelite, its alignment of valves producing a sound that commanded attention. You're a kid busy hanging onto your mother's skirt as she cooks the evening meal. It's a moment of inspiration.

Why I'm Welcoming the BBC Ban on All-Male Panel Shows

Lauren Bravo | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lauren Bravo

Before you splutter all over the comments section, let's be clear that the end goal isn't a rigid 50/50 gender split of everything that ever goes on telly. Nobody's advocating shoehorning extra women into every possible scenario, just to make a statement.

Philosopher Alain De Botton Asks What's The Point Of News?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

Philosopher and author Alain de Botton's narrates a five-minute film for Newsnight, questioning the point of broadcasting and publishing current affai...

Radio 1 Is Chris Morris' Biggest Joke Ever

Gareth Ellis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Gareth Ellis

The genius behind this massive endeavour is Chris Morris, who orchestrated it all from his lavish secret office under BBC Broadcasting House.

Enabling Justice to Be Seen to Be Done

John Battle | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
John Battle

The broadcasters have always stated that cameras in court will have significant public benefit and give real effect to the right to see justice being done. There will be greater understanding of our justice system on issues such as sentencing or what happens in a court, it will better prepare the public if they have to appear as a witness or juror.

Celebrating 40 Years of Commercial Radio

Torin Douglas | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Torin Douglas

There's nothing like a 40th anniversary to make you feel old! This week's celebrations for LBC Radio and the start of legally authorised commercial radio in Britain have taken me right back to October 1973 - long before I joined BBC News, where I was media correspondent for 24 years.

Henry VIII Rules, Not OK

Tony Ballard | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Politics
Tony Ballard

Public service broadcasting in the UK is the result of some 90 years of deliberate and carefully considered policy. In the Communications Act, Parliament for the first time incorporated that policy comprehensively in legislation and set up the review and reporting process to support it.

Queen Photobombs Newsreaders: Best Viral Memes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK

The Queen officially opened the BBC's new broadcasting house on Friday but appeared at one point to photobomb newsreaders, appearing in the centre of ...

What Did The Queen Think Of The New BBC?

Posted 07.08.2013 | UK

Queen Elizabeth II has officially opened the BBC's newly rebuilt Broadcasting House in London, marking the occasion by giving a rare speech on live ra...

Coronation TV - The Breakthrough From Posh to Popular Culture

Roz Morris | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Roz Morris

Now that we are all looking at the Coronation again on its 60th anniversary, I can see that the Coronation being broadcast on TV was the real start of the new era when posh began to give way to popular culture.

Should We Ban Anjem Choudary And Tommy Robinson From The TV?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK

Campaign group Liberty has warned against a broadcast ban on hate preacher Anjem Choudary. Shami Chakrabarti said politicians had to be "very caref...

'Combination Of Sexism And Ageism'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK

Older women are barely visible on TV because of a "combination of ageism and sexism", it has been claimed. New figures released by Labour deputy le...

Mentoring in Media - A Graduate Lesson

David Spencer | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
David Spencer

In 2013 such opportunities are rare. Most people recommend embarking on a university degree course, even if you want to be a presenter. But even once that course is completed and you have your qualification, entry into the industry is difficult.

BBC Journalists' Strike Will Hit Bank Holiday Schedule

PA | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK

BBC journalists and other staff will go on strike on Thursday in a row over jobs, workload and claims of bullying, threatening disruption to TV and ra...

'Parades End' Is Big Leader In BPG Award Nominations

Neil Midgley | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Midgley

The Broadcasting Press Guild is Britain's professional association of journalists who write about TV and radio, and our awards are the biggest event in our annual calendar. The awards present a rare opportunity to the hacks who vote in them: the chance to be unstintingly nice about the programmes that we select.

Clive James: A Tribute

Paddy Duffy | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paddy Duffy

A decade and a half after I first came into contact with Clive James his influence has become all the more pertinent. When people ask me what I'd like to do with my career, the phrase "a bit like Clive James" is invariably my opening salvo.

Sophiya's Choice, 1971 - 2013

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 19.03.2013 | Home
Laxmi Hariharan

Sophiya Haque was the first Indian looking female face I had seen in a music video which set easy-to-get English words to the strains of Indian ragas and was broadcast on an honest-to-goodness mainstream music channel in India.

Reporting the World: Why Global Coverage is More Important Now Than Ever Before

Marion Bowman | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK
Marion Bowman

As the deadline for the UK's Millennium Development Goals approaches in 2015, there is a widening debate about how to continue making progress in tackling poverty, inequality and intolerance. The industrialisation of China, Chinese investments in Africa, stresses on the world's food and water systems, migration and population will all feature in the futures of the wealthy and poor alike wherever they are. Through our awards we encourage journalists and filmmakers to tell the whole story, to relay the authentic voices of people often discounted or silenced in international affairs, and to help us understand how in a globalised world, 25 years on, we are all connected more than ever.

Watch and Surf - TVs, PCs, Smartphones and the rise of the Dual Screener

Dean Donaldson | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK Tech
Dean Donaldson

Mobile browsing while watching the TV? We're a nation of 'Dual Screeners' and advertisers are learning new tricks to keep us engaged.

Press TV Discredits Itself

Jody Sabral | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Politics
Jody Sabral

As the internet swarms with reaction to Ofcom's decision to take Press TV off the Sky platform in the UK, the channel is further discrediting itself by ignoring the claims of foul play. Instead of taking the necessary steps to stay on air and protect its employees, Press TV claims this is the end of free speech in Britain.

Top Gear Bosses Deny India Special Was 'Insulting'

Press Association | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

Top Gear bosses have rejected claims that the show's India special was insulting, describing it instead as a "warts and all" portrayal of the country....

'It's A Royal Knockout!' Stuart Hall Receives OBE From The Queen (Video)

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK

Stuart Hall, the sports commentator who famously presented popular TV show “It’s a Knockout” in the 1980s, is among those awarded an OBE on the ...