Today Programme

Savile Producers 'Set Up' Girl To Appear Alongside Jim'll Fix It Paedophile

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

A young girl was "set up" to appear with a convicted paedophile on Jimmy Savile's Jim'll Fix It, it has been claimed. Keith Harding, a leading anti...

Alan Henning Tragedy Takes Troubling New Turn After Moazzam Begg Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK

The debate over whether to negotiate with Islamic State over their hostages has intensified, after former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg said he off...

Britain 'Can't Rule Out' Sending In Ground Troops To Fight IS

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK

Britain cannot rule out having to send in ground troops to do "the dirty work" in the fight against Islamic State (IS) because air power alone is not ...

No Baby! Now Austin Powers Enters Scottish Independence Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

The actor behind Austin Powers has become the latest celebrity to come out against Scottish independence. After David Bowie, Pope Francis, Hilary C...

BBC Tries To Boost Diversity With Course

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

The BBC sent its senior journalists on a course designed to stamp out "unconscious bias" against ethnic minorities, in a bid to recruit a more diverse...

Nigel Farage Says Expenses Story 'Another Political Attack On Ukip'

Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has insisted reports he siphoned off nearly £60,000 of EU money into his personal account are "yet another politically-motiv...

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.

Fraught For The Day

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

PJ Harvey took the reins on the Today programme on Thursday morning - and caused quite a stir. Julian Assange was put in charge of Thought for the ...

Assange To Appear On Radio 4 'Unedited'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Singer PJ Harvey has chosen Julian Assange as a thought-provoking guest to appear on Radio 4's Today programme. The WikiLeaks' founder, who has bee...

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...

Glenn Greenwald V Evan Davis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

Sparks flew when the BBC's Radio 4 Today programme pitted two heavyweights up against each other, as host Evan Davis grilled Guardian reporter Glenn G...

Five Is the Magic Number for Rock Stars

David Atkinson | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
David Atkinson

Both GTA and the Arctic Monkeys have cleverly grown with their fans, knowing that standing still is the biggest mistake you can make. Helen Lewis, deputy editor of the New Statesman quite rightly reminded us on the Today Programme that the average age of a gamer is now 30.

Chris Huhne's Arrogance Is Breathtaking - And It's All Our Fault

Grant Feller | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

The Guardian newspaper this week printed one of those immortal headlines that not only boils the blood but leaves one frozen in incredulity. It reads: 'People despise politicians but whose fault is that?'

Fracking 'Won't Ruin Countryside'

PA/HuffintonPost | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

The boss of energy company Cuadrilla has said it has "no intention of ruining the countryside and won't ruin the countryside" as anti-fracking protest...

Body Bigotry on the Today Programme

Balaji Ravichandran | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Balaji Ravichandran

Nobody, not even the clinically obese, should be forced to feel ashamed of their body. If anyone tells us otherwise, the shame must be theirs, not ours.

Government 'Ignored' Warnings Over NHS Death Rates, Public Health Expert Claims

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK

Government ministers and the NHS ignored warnings about persistently high death rates in hospitals which could have claimed the lives of up to 20,000 ...

Brogan Driscoll

‘I Used To Think Girls Were Rubbish’

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

UPDATE: Since our interview, Caroline Criado-Perez has taken on the Bank of England and won. Her Keep A Woman On British Banknotes campaign has ensure...

Radio 1 Host Nick Grimshaw's Listener Figures Slide

PA | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw has pulled in the lowest audience for the station's breakfast show for almost seven years during his first months in the jo...

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...

Self-Styled 'Saviour Of Radio 1' Went Out On A Low

PA | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Chris Moyles bowed out of his Radio 1 breakfast show with fewer listeners than John Humphrys, after his show was beaten by Radio 4's Today programme. ...

Policing Minister Accused Of Talking 'Boring Waffle'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Politics

The policing minister has been accused of talking "boring waffle" by BBC Today programme presenter Evan Davis, after Nick Herbert tried to deflect acc...

"We Will Finish The Job": Cameron Pledge On UK Debt

PA | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK Politics

Prime minister David Cameron has insisted that the government will "finish the job" of getting Britain's debt under control, as he came under intense ...