John Humphrys

Humphrys Attacks 'Over-Managed' BBC

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK

The BBC has been "broadly liberal", not balanced on issues such as Europe and immigration and "grotesquely over-managed", its own presenter John Humph...

Backlash After Hate Preacher Given Prime Today Programme Slot

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The BBC is facing a backlash after handing hate preacher Anjem Choudary the prime interview slot on the flagship Today programme. The former leader...

Grant Shapps Attacks BBC For Claiming Benefit Cuts Will Cause 'Armageddon'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Politics

The Conservative Party has stepped up its attack on the BBC, accusing the broadcaster of "irresponsible" negative coverage of the coalition's cuts to ...

'Sherlock' Star Looking Forward To Getting Hair In Place...

PA | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch has picked up another award for his starring role in 'Sherlock' and said he was looking forward to getting his teeth back into th...

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...

The BBC Car Crash Rolls on: Entwistle's Resignation Must Have the Rest of the Media Cackling

Sian Boyle | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Boyle

What next for the great British Broadcasting Corporation? I predict that this car crash will play out, more heads will roll and the internal and external torrent of frenzied accusations will inevitably dry to a trickle. But I think it's important to remember that the BBC has produced excellent journalism, and in the scheme of things, a couple of (albeit very) bad decisions on Newsnight don't constitute the abolishment of the programme or of the BBC's entire 90-year-old reputation.

George Entwistle's Resignation A 'Terrible Mistake'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK

George Entwistle's resignation was described as a "terrible mistake" on Saturday night by Labour's former culture secretary Ben Bradshaw. He wrote...

George Entwistle Resigns As Director General Of The BBC

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK

George Entwistle has resigned as director general of the BBC. The news was announced by Entwistle and BBC Trust Chairman Lord Patten in a statement ou...

Entwistle Faces Huge Backlash Over Handling Of Newsnight

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar and Paul Vale | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK

The director general of the BBC faces an uncertain future on Saturday night over the latest scandal to blight the corporation's flagship Newsnight pro...

Pharmacists In Greece 'Running Out Of Medicine' Amid Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK

The economy in Greece is in such dire straits that pharmacists there are running out of medicine, a Panorama investigation has revealed. In the BBC...

Shout of Africa

Justin Forsyth | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK
Justin Forsyth

As the clouds gathered over the small village house in the Liberian bush early on Tuesday morning where John Humphrys was preparing to co-anchor the Today programme, little could he have known that a Twitter Storm was about to rain down on his head.

'I'm Not Suggesting That You, Ed Miliband, Are Too Ugly'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 10.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband shrugged of suggestions superficial issues might inhibit his leadership of the Labour party on Tuesday morning. During a New Year's int...

Grant Shapps Three Minute Bust Up With John Humphrys

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK Politics

Did Grant Shapps pull out of the Today programme yesterday or didn't he? That was certainly the impression Radio 4 listeners were left with on Thursda...