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BBC Radio 1 looks for undiscovered musicians

BBC Radio 1 has teamed up with BBC Music Introducing in a nationwide search for the UK’s undiscovered musicians. The winner will perform in the Radio 1 Live Lounge during Clara Amfo’s show later this year. Applications open at 10am on Saturday 13 March 2021, with new artists are invited to upload their best track to the Introducing Uploader. Applications will close at 11.59pm on Saturday 20 March, after which the tracks will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts. Among the panellists ...
Tags: Music, UK, Bbc, Radio, BBC Radio, Clara Amfo, Station News, Bbc Radio 1, BBC Music Introducing, Haydn Jones Head of Radio, Chris Price Head of Music at Radio


Dog theft: 'I can't give up looking for her'

After Lady Gaga's bulldogs were stolen, victims in the UK share their stories with BBC Radio 5 Live.
Tags: UK, News, Lady Gaga, BBC Radio


Merkel says she won't take AstraZeneca COVID vaccine because she's too old as 1.4 million jabs are left unused

Angela Merkel Getty German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she won't take AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine. The vaccine has only been approved for under-65s in Germany, and Merkel is 66. Recent trials suggest AstraZeneca's vaccine is linked to a dramatic drop in hospitalizations. But over a million jabs have been left unused, with many Germans unsure of its efficacy. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she won't take AstraZeneca's...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, France, Scotland, Germany, Angela Merkel, Trends, United Kingdom, Italy, Merkel, Astrazeneca, Emmanuel Macron, Handelsblatt, BBC Radio, Austria Belgium


Merkel says she won't take AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine because she's too old, as 1.4 million jabs are left unused

Angela Merkel. Getty German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she won't take AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine. The vaccine has been approved for only people under 65 in Germany, and Merkel is 66. Recent trials have linked AstraZeneca's vaccine with a dramatic drop in hospitalizations. But over 1 million jabs have been left unused, with many Germans unsure of its efficacy. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she won't take AstraZenec...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, France, Scotland, Germany, Angela Merkel, Trends, Italy, Merkel, Astrazeneca, Emmanuel Macron, Handelsblatt, BBC Radio, Austria Belgium, European Medicine Agency


Fantasy Football tips: Fernandes, Kane, Son, Calvert-Lewin - who to bring in for gameweek 26?

BBC Radio 5 Live's Alistair Bruce-Ball gives his fantasy football tips for gameweek 26 and asks whether you should consider a points hit with transfers?
Tags: Football, BBC Radio, Alistair Bruce Ball, Fernandes Kane Son Calvert Lewin


Eight new presenters get BBC Radio 1 opportunity

Eight of the presenters given a one-off show over the 2020 festive period at Radio 1 are returning to host a month of Early Friday Breakfast shows. Dean McCullough, Rakeem Omar, Danni Diston, Sam MacGregor, Darcy Kelly, Alex West, Numi Gildert and Robyn Richford will host the programme over the coming months. First up will be 28-year-old Dean McCullough, who will take on Friday Early Breakfast in April. Originally from Belfast and now based in Manchester, Dean started out volunteering at Wand...
Tags: London, People, Radio, Cornwall, Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sam, Alex, Jersey, Macclesfield, Robyn, Maidenhead, BBC Radio


Simpsons casting 'not designed to exclude anyone'

BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat sits down for a Zoom chat with Matt Groening.
Tags: News, BBC Radio, Newsbeat


The Simpsons creator Matt Groening on equality, memes and monorails

BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat sits down for a Zoom chat with Matt Groening.
Tags: News, Matt Groening, BBC Radio, Newsbeat


Scott Mills and Chris Stark bring back the LOLathon

Scott Mills and Chris Stark are hosting another 24 hour LOLathon on BBC Radio 1 for Red Nose Day 2021. The afternoon presenters have done it twice before, with the first one in 2017 causing a few complaints to Ofcom for the middle of the night sex hour and non-innuendo bingo. This year, Radio 1’s LOLathon kicks off on Friday 5th March at 8am and continues until Friday 12 March culminating in the 24-hour marathon show hosted by Scott Mills and Chris Stark. The marathon will commence at 9am on ...
Tags: UK, People, Radio, Ireland, Ofcom, Nick Grimshaw, Steve, Chris, Scott, Mollie King, BBC Radio, Greg James, Scott Mills, Clara Amfo, Chris Stark, Bbc Radio 1


BBC Radio 3 holds 24hr celebration of women composers

BBC Radio 3 will mark International Women’s Day with 24-hours of special programming which puts the work of female composers in the spotlight. As part of this, the station has commissioned two new works which receive their world premiere performances as part of the celebration. Film composer, vocalist and educator Ella Jarman-Pinto has set a text by the poet Jo Brandon for soprano Nazan Fikret and pianist Rebecca Cohen which explores the emotional impact of the pandemic on women, in a piece ...
Tags: Radio, Shakespeare, Harlem, BBC Radio, Natalie, Ulster Orchestra, Wigmore Hall, Station News, Bbc Radio 3, REBECCA COHEN, BBC Orchestras, Linda Catlin Smith, Nazan Fikret, Isata Kanneh Mason, Ruth Gipps, Ella Jarman Pinto


Jo Whiley says vaccine offer for her sister 'too late' as she fights Covid – video

The BBC Radio 2 DJ says ‘it couldn’t be crueller’ after her sister, Frances, has finally been offered a Covid vaccine, but it may have come too late.Whiley said it had been the worst week of her family’s lives and 24 hours ago medical staff were discussing palliative care for her sister, although on Saturday she rallied round and her oxygen levels were beginning to rise. Whiley said she hoped speaking out about her sister’s experience would highlight the need to get people with learning disabili...
Tags: UK News, Dj, Bbc, Andrew Marr, Radio 2, BBC Radio, Frances, Whiley, Jo Whiley, Coronavirus


Emma Barnett: ‘Not being able to have a baby for two years took me to a very dark place’

The broadcaster on chewed pen lids, infertility and fantasies of gutting fish Born in Manchester, Emma Barnett, 36, began her eponymous show on BBC Radio 5 live in 2016 and won Radio Broadcaster of the Year 2018. She is a Newsnight presenter and last month became the main anchor on Woman’s Hour on Radio 4. She is married with a son and lives in London.What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?Impatience. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Media, Life and style, Bbc, Manchester, Radio 4, Radio industry, BBC Radio, Emma Barnett


Fantasy Football tips: Man City options, Raphinha, Ings - who to bring in for gameweek 25?

BBC Radio 5 Live's Alistair Bruce-Ball gives his fantasy football tips for gameweek 25 and asks 'which three Man City players should you have?'
Tags: Football, Man City, BBC Radio, Alistair Bruce Ball, Raphinha Ings


‘Paddington 3’ is Officially in Active Development, StudioCanal is “Working Very Hard on Film 3”

If you’re in need of a small burst of joy today, StudioCanal is here to deliver. The company has confirmed that Paddington 3 is officially in the works, four years after the second Paddington film charmed its way into the hearts of movie lovers everywhere. After years of missing our favorite marmalade-loving mammal, it seems like Paddington 3 might finally happen after all. Representatives from StudioCanal issued a statement to Variety, and it’s one we’ve been hoping to hear for a long, long ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Hugh Bonneville, Paddington, Nicole Kidman, Wes Anderson, Sequels, Studiocanal, Justin Lin, King, Anderson, Hugh Grant, BBC Radio, Taika Waititi, Paul King, Waititi


StudioCanal Officially Developing Third Paddington Film

StudioCanal officially developing third Paddington film A little over two years after we last heard word that the studio was interested in continuing the big screen adventures of the iconic bear, Variety has brought word that StudioCanal has confirmed a third Paddington film is in active development. RELATED: Pippi Longstocking Movie In The Works From Paddington Producers if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptS...
Tags: Movies, Hugh Bonneville, Paddington, Studiocanal, Warner Bros, Imelda Staunton, Gruber, Lucy, Browns, Brown, BBC Radio, Wonka, Michael Bond, Simon Farnaby, Paul King, Movie News


‘Paddington 3’ Officially in the Works

“Paddington 3” — a new entry in the beloved movie series — is in active development, representatives from Studiocanal told Variety: “We can confirm Studiocanal is working very hard on film 3 with the utmost craft and care — as with film 1 and 2.” Last week, in an interview on BBC Radio 2’s “The Zoe […]
Tags: News, Paddington, Studiocanal, BBC Radio


Naga Munchetty makes surprising revelation about romance with husband James Haggar

Naga Munchetty has surprised her BBC Radio 5 Live listeners after revealing she...
Tags: BBC Radio, Naga Munchetty, James Haggar


Ken Bruce named as Britain’s favourite radio presenter

BBC Radio 2 presenter Ken Bruce has been named as Britain’s favourite radio presenter in a new poll. Capital’s Roman Kemp takes second place with BBC Radio 2’s Zoe Ball in third. Chris Evans takes 4th and Jeremy Vine is in 5th place. Research carried out by digital radio manufacturer Pure also shows millions more Brits have turned to radio since the pandemic, regarding it as a trusted source of breaking news and instant information. Ken Bruce takes the top spot, despite not making the Top 10 ...
Tags: Wales, People, Radio, Britain, Pure, Jeremy Vine, Chris Evans, BBC Radio, Ken Bruce, BBC Radio 2, Zoe Ball, Roman Kemp, Peter Ogley


Discover Scheele’s Green, the Arsenic-Laden Color That May Have Contributed to Napoleon’s Death

“Either the wallpaper goes, or I do.” —Oscar Wilde Looking to repel bed bugs and rats? Decorate your bedroom à la Napoleon’s final home on the damp island of Saint Helena. Those in a position to know suggest that vermin shy away from yellowish-greens such as that favored by the Emperor because they “resemble areas of intense lighting.” We’d like to offer an alternate theory. Could it be that the critters’ ancestors passed down a cellular memory of the perils of arsenic? Napoleon, like th...
Tags: Google, Europe, Fashion, Science, College, France, Russia, New York City, History, Green, Chemistry, New York Times, Denis, TED Talks, Jones, Napoleon


The Color That May Have Killed Napoleon: Scheele’s Green

“Either the wallpaper goes, or I do.” —Oscar Wilde Looking to repel bed bugs and rats? Decorate your bedroom à la Napoleon’s final home on the damp island of Saint Helena. Those in a position to know suggest that vermin shy away from yellowish-greens such as that favored by the Emperor because they “resemble areas of intense lighting.” We’d like to offer an alternate theory. Could it be that the critters’ ancestors passed down a cellular memory of the perils of arsenic? Napoleon, like th...
Tags: Google, Europe, Fashion, Science, College, France, Russia, New York City, History, Green, Chemistry, New York Times, Denis, TED Talks, Jones, Napoleon


Did The BBC Censor This Play About Buckingham Palace?

“Peter Barnes had 14 soliloquies on BBC Radio 3 [in the late ’80s] under the umbrella titles Barnes’ People and More Barnes’ People. They attracted remarkable actors, including Laurence Olivier (in his final role), Judi Dench, Alec Guinness, Alan Rickman, Janet Suzman and Jeremy Irons. Barnes wrote, though, a 15th monologue, which the BBC, in mysterious circumstances, withdrew from production in 1990. A True Born Englishman, in which a Buckingham Palace lackey recalls his career.” – The Guardia...
Tags: Art, Media, Theatre, Bbc, Buckingham Palace, BBC Radio, Laurence Olivier, Peter Barnes, 02.12.21, Barnes People, Judi Dench Alec Guinness Alan Rickman Janet Suzman, Jeremy Irons Barnes


Radio Academy announces Women In Radio & Audio series

The Radio Academy will be celebrating Women In Radio & Audio this spring with a series of lunchtime webinars highlighting inspiring leadership and creative achievement. The programme of six talks will launch on Wednesday 24th February with a leadership panel hosted by Head of BBC Radio 2, and Chair of The Radio Academy, Helen Thomas. She’ll be hearing the stories of women in the business, including KISS Network Content Director Rebecca Frank, BBC Controller of Popular Music Lorna Clarke, CEO...
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Hugh Bonneville Teases Next ‘Downton Abbey’ Film, After Vaccinations For Cast

“Downton Abbey” star Hugh Bonneville has teased a sequel to the hit 2019 film adaptation. Speaking on BBC Radio 2’s “The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show” on Friday, Bonneville said: “Here’s the deal, if everybody who is offered a vaccine takes a vaccine, we can make a movie, we will make a movie.” The actor, who […]
Tags: Downton Abbey, News, Hugh Bonneville, Global, BBC Radio, Zoe Ball


Fantasy football tips: Kane, Calvert-Lewin, Sterling - who to pick for gameweek 24

Who to make your captain and beware rotation, BBC Radio 5 Live's Alistair Bruce-Ball provides his weekly fantasy football tips.
Tags: Football, BBC Radio, Alistair Bruce Ball, Kane Calvert Lewin Sterling


Coronavirus live: German border shut to parts of Czech Republic and Austria; Trump sicker with Covid than reported

Germany will ban travel from Czech border regions as well as Austria’s Tyrol; Trump much more ill with Covid-19 than reportedTrump’s case of coronavirus was far worse than he admitted, report saysAustralia: snap five-day Covid lockdown for VictoriaPfizer vaccine found to give strong immune response to new variantsCDC: people with two vaccine doses can skip quarantineSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.27am GMT Allowing someone “a gulp of fresh air during a 10 day visit in the hotel” as part o...
Tags: UK, Science, Australia, Germany, World news, Czech Republic, Austria, Britain, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Brazil, Today programme, Trump, BBC Radio, Victoria Atkins, Tyrol


Stuff Meets: Jack Saunders

The host of BBC Radio 1's Future Artists show and devoted Twitch streamer talks gadgets, gaming and John Peel
Tags: Features, BBC Radio, Jack Saunders


Warrington & Whyte feature in five-fight BBC Radio 5 Live commentary deal

Britain's Josh Warrington and Dillian Whyte will feature on five fight nights to be broadcast by BBC Radio 5 Live.
Tags: News, Britain, Warrington, BBC Radio, Whyte, Dillian Whyte, Josh Warrington


David Kid Jensen gets six part series on Jazz FM

Kid Jensen is joining the team at Jazz FM to host a six-part series about his love for jazz music and to highlight the work of Parkinson’s UK. The former BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, Capital FM, The Jazz and Smooth Radio presenter, who is also an ambassador of Parkinson’s UK, starts his weekly show on Sunday 21st February. Of his new Jazz FM show and passion for the music he will play, David says: “I made my BOAC maiden flight in 1968, landing in London with a toothbrush and a pocket full of dreams...
Tags: UK, London, People, David, Radio, Canada, Parkinson, Bauer, BBC Radio, Jazz Fm, David Jensen, Ronnie Scott, Smooth Radio, Nick Pitts, Kid Jensen, Wardour Street


Vernon Kay to host Super Bowl LV on BBC Radio 5 Live

The Super Bowl is back on BBC Radio 5 Live for the first time in five years with a new show hosted by Vernon Kay. Live radio coverage of the showdown between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs begins this Sunday at 11pm on 5 Live and BBC Sounds. BBC One will also provide live TV coverage from 11.30pm. Vernon Kay, a frequent visitor to Super Bowl as a fan and broadcaster, is also a former player himself with the London Warriors. His last regular radio show was with Radio X four y...
Tags: Oakland Raiders, NFL, People, Radio, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL Network, Darren Fletcher, Original, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Vernon Kay, BBC Radio, BBC TV, Tampa Florida, Maurice Jones, Osi Umenyiora


Coronavirus live: Boris Johnson says 'still early days' to talk about lifting restrictions; Russia reports 16,627 cases

Greece becomes latest EU nation to limit vaccine; Israel, Lebanon ease lockdowns; all contacts of Melbourne hotel quarantine worker, who contracted UK strain and put Australian Open at risk, test negative. Follow live 9.04am GMT Scientists are helping to “second guess” future mutations of Covid-19 in order to create new potential vaccines, the chairman of the UK vaccines taskforce, Clive Dix, has said. Asked whether it was possible to produce a vaccine that was comprehensive at tackling new ...
Tags: Health, UK, Greece, Russia, Eu, Infectious Diseases, Cambridge, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Melbourne, Papua New Guinea, Pacific, BBC Radio, Israel Lebanon, Sanger, National Department of Health