Readers' fury at 'biased' BBC website: Corporation accused after negative articles appear about Baroness ThatcherReaders reacted angrily to BBC's coverage, branding it 'terrifically biased'Corporation has received more than 700 complaints over its coverage By Alasdair Glennie PUBLISHED: 23:50 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:36 GMT, 11 April 2013 The BBC was accused of more ‘leftie bias’ in its coverage of Baroness Thatcher’s death yesterday after its main news website was filled with negative articles about the former Prime Minister.
Racing pundit John McCririck collapses at Cheltenham Racecourse 'suffering from the stress of being axed by Channel 4'Veteran broadcaster taken to hospital after becoming ill at CheltenhamHis wife blamed collapse on pressure after he was dropped by Channel 4Earlier that day he had complained of 'feeling unwell' By Louise Eccles PUBLISHED: 19:13 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:15 GMT, 12 March 2013 Racing pundit John McCririck was in hospital tonight after he collapsed at Cheltenham Racecourse. His wife Jenny blamed his collapse on the stress of being sacked by Channel 4 after 29 years with the broadcaster. McCririck is currently suing the channel for 3m for ageism and loss of earnings.
BBC accused of using licence fee cash to buy the silence of TWENTY women who made sex complaintsBBC paid off ex-employees who made complaintsFormer members of staff made to sign 'compromise agreements' Deals gagged victims of sexual harassment and bullyingGroup of at least 20 ex-BBC staff have now made formal complaints . The Respect at Work review was launched by the former director general George Entwistle last October after news emerged that many of Savile's alleged offences took place on BBC premises. The complainants have branded the BBC as hypocrites for imposing the gags whilst proclaiming to be in the process of cleaning up the culture which enabled Jimmy Savile to commit sex crimes without being exposed Speaking at the time, he said: 'The allegations that have arisen in the last few weeks that date back decades have truly shocked me
BBC accused of using licence fee cash to buy the silence of TWENTY women who made sex complaintsBBC paid off ex-employees who made complaintsFormer members of staff made to sign 'compromise agreements' Deals gagged victims of sexual harassment and bullyingGroup of at least 20 ex-BBC staff have now made formal complaints . The Respect at Work review was launched by the former director general George Entwistle last October after news emerged that many of Savile's alleged offences took place on BBC premises
BBC's top female executive says former Director General Mark Thompson WAS made aware of Jimmy Savile sex abuse claims Helen Boaden says she told former DG about suspicions in 2011Contradicts claim that he didn't find out about abuse claims until after he left By Sam Webb PUBLISHED: 01:38 GMT, 24 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:49 GMT, 24 February 2013 The BBC's top female executive has claimed that she told former Director-General Mark Thompson about the sexual abuse accusations surrounding disgraced TV star Jimmy Savile nine months before he left. Former director of news Helen Boaden's testimony contradicts his claim that he knew nothing of the nature of the Newsnight allegation until after he left the role to become chief executive of the New York Times. The Sunday Times reports that Boaden informed Mr Thompson about the scandal in December 2011, citing a source familiar with the situation.
logo hits rock bottom: Channel subject of ridicule after new motif is unveiled The new logo is part of a multi-million pound rebrandThe rebrand was launched at 6am yesterday across all network's channelsThe broadcaster renamed its flagship channel from ITV1 to ITV By Alasdair Glennie PUBLISHED: 01:52 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 04:45 GMT, 15 January 2013 It was supposed to give ITV programmes a fresh and coherent new look. But as the broadcaster unveiled its colourful new logo yesterday, not everyone was so flattering in their assessment
Face to face, Sir David and the pink iguana as Attenborough reveals lizard even Darwin missed in new series on Galapagos IslandsSir David Attenborough examines the iguana in his new series Galapagos 3DThe lizard is so rare it wasn't documented by science until 2009Islands which were beloved by Charles Darwin are famous for unique wildlife /12/31/article-0-16B3E7F1000005DC-241_306x423.jpg” width=”306″ height=”423″ alt=”Close up: Sir David Attenborough reveals the secrets of the rare pink iguana for the first time on screen from its home in the Galapagos Islands” class=”blkBorder” /> Close up: Sir David Attenborough reveals the secrets of the rare pink iguana for the first time on screen from its home in the Galapagos Islands At his age, David Attenborough thought he’d seen most things – but his extraordinary career still holds surprises. For the first time on screen, the veteran broadcaster reveals the secrets of the very rare pink iguana from its remote home on the Galapagos Islands
When David Attenborough met Lonesome George and Piers Morgan played cricket with Freddie Flintoff: Celebrities tell us their best moment of 2012 | UPDATED: 11:48 GMT, 1 January 2013 There is no doubt it’s been a momentous year for Britain with the Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and finally, a royal baby. But what would the stars pick as their favourite event of 2012 We asked a host of celebrities to tell us about the special moment that made their year.
ITV's ratings woes continue: Now channel's top rated show is the NEWS in wake of abysmal Christmas figuresBroadcaster only managed three out of top ten shows on Christmas DayDownton Abbey recorded its lowest ever viewing figuresITV managed just 8% of audience in prime time on Saturday night | UPDATED: 08:03 GMT, 31 December 2012 ITV’s miserable Christmas in the ratings has continued after a news bulletin was its most watched show on Saturday night – and a repeat of Dad’s Army on BBC2 beat one of its new shows. The broadcaster has been hit by a string of poorly performing shows over the festive period and managed only three out of the top ten shows on Christmas Day. Among these, Downton Abbey recorded its lowest ever viewing figures and was beaten by EastEnders, Coronation Street, Strictly Come Dancing, The Royle Family and Doctor Who
Please don't kick out Piers, we don't want him back! British critics launch counter-petition to make sure he stays in U.S.A petition to have the journalist deported after he criticised pro gun campaigners has attracted 71,000 signaturesNow a second petition saying he must stay because the British do not want him also has around 1,100 votes of support | UPDATED: 14:47 GMT, 27 December 2012 First Piers Morgan became the subject of a petition calling for him to be deported from the US for upsetting the gun lobby there. Now a counter-petition has been started, asking for America to keep him – not because he’s popular there but (allegedly) because no one here wants him back. The broadcaster is at the centre of a row after criticising pro-gun campaigners on his nightly US chat show in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre, in which 20 children and six adults were shot dead