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Christopher Eccleston Reprising Ninth Doctor for Audio Series

Christopher Eccleston reprising Ninth Doctor for audio series It’s been 15 years since Christopher Eccleston last stepped into the role of Doctor Who‘s Ninth Doctor after his infamous split with BBC and now the studio and star are reuniting for a new audio series entitled Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures! Check out the announcement video below! RELATED: Doctor Who: Next Annual Holiday Episode Has Already Been Filmed PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Doctor Who, Bbc, TV News, Chris, Eccleston, Christopher Eccleston, TV Premiere, Nicholas Briggs, Whittaker Smith Tennant, Jason Haigh Ellery, Big Finish Productions


Christopher Eccleston Returns to ‘Doctor Who’ For First Time in 15 Years in Series of Audio Adventures

Here’s some truly fantastic news to lighten up your Monday: Christopher Eccleston, who helped bring Doctor Who to the 21st century with his portrayal of the Ninth Doctor in the modern-day revival of the classic British sci-fi series, is returning to the role after 15 years. Well, in audio form. But regardless of the medium, this is a big deal considering the actor’s famous split with the BBC after his short-lived one season run on Doctor Who, and his reluctance to associate with the role of the...
Tags: Movies, Podcasts, Doctor Who, Sci-fi, Bbc, Steven Moffat, Briggs, Chris, Christopher, Eccleston, Christopher Eccleston, Nicholas Briggs, Big Finish, Jason Haigh Ellery, Haigh Ellery


$300 million in aid pledge to help the survivors of massive Beirut explosion

Lebanon has a long, complicated history of pain, suffering, and mismanagement at the hands of oft-times self-serving oligarch government, their neighbors, and violent internal political movements. The country has been going through a financial meltdown over the past several years. This past July, the Lebanese pound was reported to have lost 80% of its worth.  Double-digit unemployment rates are making things worse. The nation's infrastructure, wholly inadequate for serving its people, routinely ...
Tags: Post, News, France, Bbc, Explosion, Beirut, Lebanon, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, International Aid, A drop in the bucket


Focus on Africa: A tale of Africa’s 60-year history

A look at the key historical events In Africa since the launch of BBC’s Focus on Africa radio programme in 1960.
Tags: News, Africa, Bbc, Focus on Africa


BBC apologizes for use of N-word in news report

The BBC has apologized for airing an uncensored racial slur in a news segment, after initially defending the use of the word in a report broadcast last month.
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Viewers are loving BBC's A Suitable Boy series more than the novel

A Suitable Boy on BBC has been charming viewers on a Sunday evening for the past three...
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BBC Local Radio to run a naming promotion with GWR

Listeners to BBC Local Radio stations in the South West are getting the opportunity to name a GWR high speed train. Nine local stations are taking part in the promotion, with 18 listeners eventually getting the chance to decide a name. It’s all part of BBC Make A Difference, with nominations invited to recognise people who have gone the extra mile during the pandemic. Chris Burns, Head of BBC Audio and Digital says: “Radio has the power to bring people together and while COVID-19 is a global pa...
Tags: Bbc, Radio, Station, South West, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Berkshire, GWR, BBC Radio Devon, BBC Radio Oxford, Bbc Radio Bristol, Bbc Local Radio, Bbc Radio Cornwall, Chris Burns, BBC Radio Somerset, BBC Radio Wiltshire, Bbc Hereford And Worcester


‘Doctor Who’ Star Christopher Eccleston Returns in Audio Series

Christopher Eccleston, the Ninth Doctor, is returning to the “Doctor Who” franchise in a brand new audio series next year. The actor originally played the iconic sci-fi character in 2005 during the first season of the BBC series’ revival, and now is set to return 15 years later, albeit in a new format. A 12-episode […]
Tags: News, Doctor Who, Bbc, Christopher Eccleston


BBC Apologizes For Use of N-Word in July Broadcast

BBC director general Tony Hall has issued an apology after the N-word was used in a news report in July, stating that the outlet would be “strengthening” its guidance on the use of offensive language. The report had covered a racist attack on a United Kingdom National Health Service worker in Bristol, England. The BBC had initially defended the use of the word, stating they felt they needed “to explain, and report, not just the injuries but, given their alleged extreme nature, the words alleged ...
Tags: News, Bbc, Tony Hall, BBC Radio, Bristol England, United Kingdom National Health Service


Fried Rice Wars: YouTuber Teams Up With BBC Host After Criticizing Her Rice Recipe

Nigel Ng, who blasted Hersha Patel's cooking in a viral skit that took the internet by storm, has committed to a truce.
Tags: News, Bbc, Nigel Ng, Hersha Patel


Is the US about to Split the Internet? (slashdot)

The BBC reports: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he wants a "clean" internet. What he means by that is he wants to remove Chinese influence, and Chinese companies, from the internet in the U.S. But critics believe this will bolster a worrying movement towards the breaking up of the global internet. The so called "splinternet" is generally used when talking about China, and more recently Russia. The idea is that there's nothing inherent or pre-ordained about the internet being global...
Tags: Google, News, China, Russia, US, Bbc, United States, New York Times, Trump, State, University of Surrey, Mike Pompeo, Alan Woodward, EditorDavid


Facebook Removes QAnon Conspiracy Group With 200,000 Members (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: Facebook has deleted a large group dedicated to sharing and discussing QAnon conspiracy theories. QAnon is a wide-ranging, unfounded conspiracy theory that a "deep state" network of powerful government, business and media figures are waging a secret war against Donald Trump. A Facebook spokeswoman said the group was removed for "repeatedly posting content that violated our policies." The deleted Facebook group, called Official Q/Qanon, had nearly...
Tags: Facebook, News, Bbc, Donald Trump, Reuters, BeauHD, Facebook Removes QAnon Conspiracy Group


Sportswomen tell BBC survey about 'scary' social media abuse

Elite British sportswomen speak out about "horrific abuse" on social media, telling a BBC Sport survey about constant comments on their appearance and sexist remarks questioning their right to play sport.
Tags: News, Bbc, BBC Sport


Will there be a series two of A Suitable Boy?

If you're on the hunt for a new drama series to get stuck into, then BBC's latest...
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This Cast Photo Brings Together the Ragtag Heroes of BBC's The Watch

This is not a Discworld adaptation you’ve seen before. Read more...
Tags: Science, Bbc, Bbc America, Terry Pratchett, Discworld, The Watch


BBC Boss Tony Hall Apologizes for Broadcaster’s Use of Racial Slur in News Report

Tony Hall, the director general of British public broadcaster BBC, has apologized for the use of a racial slur in a news report last month. He said it had made a mistake and had created “distress amongst many people.” The report, which aired on July 29 on the regional show “Points West” and on the […]
Tags: News, Global, Bbc, Tony Hall


BBC apologises over racial slur used in news report

Director general Tony Hall apologises a day after Radio 1Xtra DJ Sideman quit over use of the slur.
Tags: News, Bbc, Tony Hall


BBC apologises for N-word in television broadcast after DJ Sideman quits

Director general admits mistake following 18,000 complaints The BBC’s director general, Tony Hall, has apologised after the N-word was used in a TV news broadcast, following mass complaints and the resignation of one of the corporation’s radio DJs.“Every organisation should be able to acknowledge when it has made a mistake. We made one here,” Hall said in an email to all BBC staff. Continue reading...
Tags: Media, Race, UK News, Bbc, Radio 1, Tony Hall, Bristol, Hall


BBC apologises for N-word in news broadcast after DJ Sideman quits

Director general admits mistake following complaints and Radio 1Xtra presenter’s resignationThe BBC’s director general, Tony Hall, has apologised after the N-word was used in a TV news broadcast, following mass complaints and the resignation of one of the corporation’s radio DJs.“Every organisation should be able to acknowledge when it has made a mistake. We made one here,” Hall said in an email to all BBC staff. Continue reading...
Tags: Media, Race, UK News, Bbc, Radio 1, Tony Hall, Bristol, Hall, DJ Sideman


BBC says sorry over racial slur in news report

BBC boss Tony Hall apologises and says mistake was made, after news report containing racial slur was broadcast
Tags: UK, News, Bbc, Tony Hall


Sideman quits 1Xtra over BBC’s use of racist word in news report

Sideman has left 1Xtra with immediate effect following the BBC using a racist slur in a news report. The 1Xtra presenter announced his departure from the station on social media, saying it felt like “a slap in the face to our community”. It happened after the N-word was used in a report about a racially aggravated attack in Bristol, broadcast by Points West and the BBC News Channel. In a video posted on Instagram, Sideman said: “This is an error in judgement where I can’t just smile with you...
Tags: Top, Bbc, People, Radio, Ofcom, Bristol, Personalities, Sideman, Bbc Radio 1 XTRA, BBC News Channel In, Instagram Sideman


A crucial barrier to Afghan peace talks has been removed

An Afghan grand assembly of elders, known as the Loya Jirga, on Sunday passed a resolution to release 400 Taliban prisoners, and President Ashraf Ghani said he will sign the order, effectively removing one of the most important barriers to peace talks between the government and the Taliban, who have been in conflict for decades.The United States and the Taliban had previously agreed the latter would enter talks with the Afghan government if it released 5,000 prisoners, most of whom have already ...
Tags: News, Qatar, Bbc, United States, Taliban, Kabul, Ashraf Ghani, Al Jazeera, Trump, Ghani, Loya Jirga


Literary family feuds

I wrote this about controversial family memoirs for BBC Culture.
Tags: Books, Uncategorized, Bbc


Sideman: Radio 1Xtra presenter quits after BBC defends use of N-word in report

Presenter says he can no longer work for broadcaster after ‘slap in the face’A BBC radio presenter has quit his job after the corporation defended its decision to broadcast the N-word in a television news broadcast.Radio 1Xtra presenter Sideman said he no longer felt comfortable working for the national broadcaster after it stuck by the decision to broadcast the language in a report on a racially motivated hit-and-run attack. Continue reading...
Tags: Media, Race, UK News, Bbc, Television & radio, Bristol, Sideman


12 months, 12 lives: Kashmiris in limbo and lockdown

The BBC speaks to 12 Kashmiris from different walks of life about an unprecedented year for the region.
Tags: News, Bbc


What teams await Scottish sides in Europe?

BBC Scotland takes a look at what's changed for the upcoming European qualifiers, and which teams all three Scottish sides can expect to be drawn against.
Tags: Europe, News, Scotland, Bbc


Which teams await Scottish sides in Europe?

BBC Scotland takes a look at what's changed for the upcoming European qualifiers, and which teams all three Scottish sides can expect to be drawn against.
Tags: Europe, News, Scotland, Bbc


DJ quits BBC over use of racial slur

The BBC 1Xtra DJ says the broadcast of the word was a "slap in the face of our community".
Tags: News, Bbc


Is the US about to Split the Internet?

The BBC reports: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he wants a "clean" internet. What he means by that is he wants to remove Chinese influence, and Chinese companies, from the internet in the U.S. But critics believe this will bolster a worrying movement towards the breaking up of the global internet. The so called "splinternet" is generally used when talking about China, and more recently Russia. The idea is that there's nothing inherent or pre-ordained about the internet being global...
Tags: Google, China, Russia, US, Tech, Bbc, United States, New York Times, Trump, State, University of Surrey, Mike Pompeo, Alan Woodward


Sportscene Predictions: Amy Irons v The Pundits

Amy Irons, from BBC Scotland's The Nine, takes on pundit Chris Iwelumo in this week's Sportscene Predictions.
Tags: News, Scotland, Bbc, Amy Irons, Chris Iwelumo