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Oisin Tymon Isn't Alone: Irish Bashing Is Endemic

Samantha Rea | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK
Samantha Rea

While the exchanges might seem harmless, they are indicative of an ingrained attitude that Irish people are fair game for mocking and stereotypical slurs. The drunken Irish, the stupid, backwards Irish, the bog Irish with accents so thick you can barely understand them.

Changing Down: A Top Gear Fan's Goodbye to Jeremy Clarkson

Joe Singh | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Singh

His was the star around which the show orbited. James May was the brains, Richard Hammond was the sidekick, the production and editing teams were among the best in the world, but the show needed a Peter Pan.

100 Miles From Nowhere (Preview)

Alice Charles | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Armchair adventurers will get a kick out of this new show on Animal Planet, 100 Miles From Nowhere. As will sadists. Three men, Matt Galland, Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson travel to some of the world's remotest spots, trekking some 100 miles in just four days.

The Voice 2015 The Semi Final

Dean Midas Maynard | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dean Midas Maynard

Emmanuel is a serious contender, another act who has been brilliant throughout. This was absolutely amazing. His range is off the scale. From the minute he started singing, to the minute he stopped, it was faultless. 10/10

James Corden Got Mariah Carey To Sing Along To Her Own Songs In The Car

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

We all sing in the car sometimes, but it's hard to imagine famous musicians doing it to their own music. But now we can. Fresh new host of 'The Lat...

Top Tears

Nick Abbot | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Nick Abbot

It was not Danny Cohen or Tony Hall or Oisin Tymon that killed Top Gear. It was the man who made it in the first place. I am a big fan of his work but, based on the evidence we have heard over the past few weeks, I am not such a big fan of the man any more.

Broadband and Mobile Providers Prey Upon the 'Weak' and 'Uncertain'

Dan Howdle | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Howdle

Now, don't get me wrong; it's perfectly natural that broadband, TV and phone providers would want to keep you - you are after all their primary resource. But shouldn't customer retention be a natural by-product of great service and happy users?

Why TV Needs Jeremy Clarkson

Mark Dolan | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mark Dolan

So, we have the most awaited verdict since the trial of OJ Simpson. It's official: Jeremy Clarkson has been sacked as the presenter of Top Gear. How are we going to survive without this hard-drinking, chain-smoking, politically incorrect and surprisingly fat ex-public schoolboy? Going forward, it's clear Top Gear is dead without him. There is no motoring show they can create which will make a ripple of the impact that Top Gear makes. Why? Because Top Gear isn't about the cars. It's the heavily scripted, beer-bellied, corduroy-jacketed banter between Clarkson and his TV bitches James May and Richard 'Hamster' Hammond.

David Threlfall's Noah Begs Modern Questions

Jonathan Romain | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Romain

Forget about the millions missing Top Gear, the BBC are expecting record viewing figures for another programme next Monday (March 30): a made-for-television film about the life of Noah, with David Threlfall playing the lead role and moving from shameless to righteous.

'Masterchef' - Not for the Faint-Hearted

Charlotte Harling | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Harling

Rather appropriately, I was cooking an aged rib eye when I got the phone call from the production team. I jumped up and down on the spot for a minute before grabbing a big wine glass which was filled and emptied in record time.

Saying Goodbye to Fred...

Jeff Brazier | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

In my own personal experiences as a coach, changing the perception or story of the situation which creates the anxiety can be very effective. So often we forget where the anxiety came from in the first place.

Save HBO's 'Looking': The Best TV Series You're Not Watching

Leigh Clark | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Leigh Clark

Its second series ends this week and, as yet, there is no news of a third season being confirmed. Looking (Sky Atlantic, Thurs, 11.50pm) is not only entertaining and engrossing but it is the most revolutionary show currently on television, yet it seems hardly anyone is watching it. 

The Day I Met Caitlin Moran

Sarah Powell | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Powell

There was only one thing to do: shout all my questions at Caitlin like a madwoman and hope that she would save me. Save me and like me.

A Whole Bundle of Trouble - The Problem With Bundled Service Packages

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

So you want to buy a bundle of services? No? Why not? It must be a good deal because everyone's bundling these days. Amazon does it. So does Sky TV. And your broadband provider, your bank, your credit card and insurance companies, even fast food restaurants bundle services because they know what's best for you.

Caroline Frost

TV REVOLUTION: Why These 2 Stars Disagree About TV Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

When HuffPostUK Entertainment spoke to Joaquin Phoenix about the opportunities available for actors in TV now, the revered actor replied in his typica...

Earth Hour: An Opportunity for All of Us to Demonstrate That We Care About Our Planet

Alistair McGowan | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alistair McGowan

I've been an environmentalist for 25 years now... Some people might think I'm a bit of a fanatic. Jeremy Clarkson would, no doubt, belittle my desire for a greener, healthier world for this and future generations by saying I'm an 'arty-farty, Lycra-clad cycling leftie-weftie who knits his own muesli' - or, more likely, would just punch me in the face. But I don't care. Because I know that unless every one of us does our bit (and is clearly told what 'our bit' is), we face a very unpleasant future.

The Voice 2015 The Quarter Final

Dean Midas Maynard | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dean Midas Maynard

Twelve acts remain and of those, four will leave tonight. No second chances. It will be pack your bags and Bon voyage!

The Power of Shame

Bethany Black | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Bethany Black

The reality is being called an idiot, a bigot, a racist, a homophobe, a transphobe, an ableist, a misogynist, a misandrist or anything else isn't restricting your freedom of speech it's a group trying to use shame to make you conform to their world view. The question is, do you care?

'The Andrew Marr Show' Is Outdated - Here's Eight Ways the BBC Could Reinvent It

Stephen Hull | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
Stephen Hull

Marr talks to an old fashioned, analogue audience which fails to recognise the power of social to enhance and inform an issue. The BBC has a mountain of data which it could use to open up the conversation about topical, current affairs issues in a productive way. They should do it.

WE Hold YOU to Account: Why the Broadcasters Need to Send a Clear Message to David Cameron

David Mooney | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

The situation surrounding Prime Minister David Cameron and the will-he-won't-he with the TV election debates is fairly amusing from the outside, but it provides a huge insight into how politicians actually view the press.

Maybe I Watch Too Much Netflix

Chloe Bevan | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Tech
Chloe Bevan

I am one of those people that suffer from, that thing we like to call 'just one more'. Yes I am that person who will set out to watch just one episode and five hours later at 2 in the morning I will still be there watching and hanging off every word a character says.

Whatever, Whenever. Content on your terms

Andrew Denham | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Denham

I have watched far too many episodes of 24 in one go (although not quite 24!). It's not at all surprising that people prefer this season-at-a-time approach, as it puts the control in the hands of the viewer.

Is ITV's New Game Show 'Back in the Room' Really That Bad?

Steve Miller | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Steve Miller

Well it has been a dramatic week in the world of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. The launch of ITV's new game show 'Back in the Room' where a hypnotist supposedly hypnotises game show contestants, has created outrage from the hypnotherapy profession.

'Top Gear', RIP

Jackie Kemp | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jackie Kemp

Clarkson's exit probably signals a moment to end the show. It's been going on long enough. The programme should go out in top gear; crash over a cliff. It should die a cowboy's death: in a hail of bullets with its boots on rather than limping on for years, sliding down the ratings until it's cancelled for lack of interest.

When Is One "Fracas" Too Many?

Hannah Cottam | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK
Hannah Cottam

In almost any other industry or organisation, Clarkson's recent behaviour would have constituted as several incidents of gross misconduct. While there isn't a universal definition of this the government advises that the definition includes actions like theft, intoxication, fighting or physical abuse and offensive behaviour including discrimination.