Danny Cohen

The Risk of an All-Female Line Up

Darryl Morris | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Darryl Morris

The BBC's head of entertainment Danny Cohen insisted that he will put an end to all-male comedy panel shows, but I'm not entirely convinced its for the right reasons. Will the booking of more female panelists be seen as an honest recognition of the person's ability or simply an attempt to appease a growing movement?

A Quota for Female Comedians Is No Way Forward

Adam Benjamin | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Adam Benjamin

For progress to be made, the BBC must fundamentally reassess the way it looks at female stand-ups. They are not a ratings tool but performers who can be just as hilarious as their male counterparts. Treating them as otherwise benefits neither the viewer nor the reputation of female comedians.

Baroness Doreen Lawrence - The Mother That Fought a Gladiator Battle to Claim Justice for Her Son

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Politics
Jasmine Dotiwala

A moving and personal story from a mother that has fought the fight of a gladiator to see justice done for her beloved son...

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.

BBC Boss Reveals Changes For 'The Voice'

PA | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

There will be more blind auditions and fewer live shows in the new series of 'The Voice' as BBC bosses attempt to improve its viewing figures. The ...

Deafening Silence For The Voice

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Anybody who thought The Voice's troubles were firmly put to bed with the roll of the credits on the first series' finale can think again. The Vo...

The Voice Hailed As 'BBC's Biggest Hit In A Decade'

PA | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

BBC1 boss Danny Cohen has vowed The Voice will return "even stronger" next year, as new figures revealed it was the channel's most successful entertai...

Was 'The Voice' Your Choice?

Lloyd Paige | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Lloyd Paige

It was expected to challenge the dominance of X Factor and sold itself as being a talent show for real voices. Not a show obsessed with the appearance of its contestants or a show which laughed at its singers.

Simon Cowell Accuses BBC Of 'Silly Rivalry' As Ratings War Heats Up

PA | Posted 24.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

The BBC and ITV are set for a ratings war for Saturday night supremacy when their respective talent shows go head-to-head in the battle for viewers. ...

BBC1 Commissions ANOTHER Ripper Drama

Posted 09.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- BBC1 is turning to Victorian crime drama with a new series set in Jack The Ripper's East End - just months after the controller s...

Miranda Hart Banned From Doctor Who

www.thesun.co.uk | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK Entertainment

Comedy star Miranda Hart's hopes of joining forces with Doctor Who have been dashed - by the BBC. ...