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Alas, East Enders
To the Editor: A rabid Anglophile, I have been a fan of BBC America since I was dazzled to find it offered by my satellite service [Its Brash, Its British, Its Not PBS by Caryn James, March 28.] In her article about the wonderful programs offered by the network, however, Ms. James did not mention a truly dastardly thing BBC America did to faithful viewers not that long ago. We are all still reeling.. Claude M Gruener letter responds to Caryn James article on cable TV network BBC America
Gossip column: Bale, De Gea, Silva, Borini, Carvalho and Pulis
Manchester United will have to offer goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, as part of any deal in their attempts to sign 25-year-old forward Gareth Bale from Real Madrid. (Sunday Mirror). Manchester united keeper David De Gea. David De Geas current Manchester .
Keep It British
To the Editor: Re Its Brash, Its British, Its Not PBS by Caryn James [March 28]:. Linda Gardner letter responds to Caryn James article on TV network BBC America; photo
BBCs Kafkaesque response to complaint over Gaza coverage
It was a response to a complaint made by PSC in October that BBC online reports were referring to the Gaza ceasefire as holding, despite the fact that by the end of October, Israel had breached the ceasefire numerous times��.
26 coaches in Merthyr depot catch fire in huge blaze
A huge blaze has swept through a depot in Merthyr Tydfil, causing 26 coaches to catch fire. More than 40 firefighters tackled it at First Call Coaches at Pant Industrial Estate on Sunday. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said it arrived at the scene.
Mexicos whimsical Night of the Radishes - BBC.com
While carving pumpkins is a well-known Halloween tradition, in Oaxaca, Mexico, the vegetable carving comes at Christmastime ��� and instead of a big orange pumpkin, the produce at centre stage is the humble red radish.
Excerpt: Ripper Street
The new BBC America series is about detectives in London.
BBC to Adapt Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell as Mini-Series
. “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell,” a best-selling novel by Susanna Clarke, centers on two competing conjurers of 19th-century Britain who are seeking to restore magic to their world.
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TV host Esther Rantzen appears in a number of papers, with the Sunday Times predicting shell be made Dame ChildLine in honour of her work with the child protection charity. She was once most famous for fronting BBC show Thats Life!, the paper.
Crises at BBC Brought Rules, Then a Failure
The corporation established elaborate procedures that placed more formal responsibility for delicate decisions in the hands not of individual managers, but of rigid hierarchies.. British Broadcasting Corporation established elaborate procedures in 2004 to address crisis over journalistic standards, but bureaucracy made organization even more unwieldy; these very structures seem to have failed in latest BBC scandal, in which its news division first canceled child abuse segment it should have broadcast, and later broadcast one it should have canceled.
BBC - Travel - What should I drink in your country? : Food.
Every culture has at least one unique libation that visitors must try.
Apple Isnt Happy with the BBC - The Next Web
Apple isnt happy with the BBC. Screen Shot. Furthermore, Williams says Apple shared its own perspective on the matter with the BBC in advance of the documentarys airing, but those didnt show up in the final cut.
BBC Charts New Course for its U.S. Newscast
Tapping into what it sees as a need for impartial international news on cable, the BBC said Friday that it would aggressively seek distribution in the United States for BBC World News, its 24-hour news channel.. The BBC is cutting back on its flagship newscast based in the United States, BBC World News America, and moving it off of the BBC America cable channel.
Chesterfield hotel staff save snow-stranded motorists
Staff at a hotel have been branded heroes after opening up following heavy snow which left a number of people stranded on roads in Derbyshire. The Twin Oaks Hotel, in Chesterfield, was closed on Boxing Day but staff rallied round when families turned.
Christmases Past, Present and Sci-Fi
Since 2005, the fantasy series “Doctor Who” has celebrated Christmas Day with a new chapter in its long-running story. This year’s episode pays tribute to Dickens.
Return to Sri Lanka, 10 years after disaster struck - BBC.com
When Tal Abbady first visited the Sri Lankan town of Hikkaduwa, it was reeling from the devastating Boxing Day tsunami. This year she returned to see how it has changed.
AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 to Singapore missing
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Hamilton Wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Double Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton, who won 11 grands prix for Mercedes in 2014, was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year against the odds on Sunday.
Korngold: Abschiedslieder, Symphony in F sharp Linda Finnie, alto (Abschiedslieder); BBC Philharmonic conducted by Edward Downes. Chandos CHAN 9171; CD.
AMC Networks Acquires a Stake in BBC America
The transaction brings together two television groups that attract affluent audiences.. AMC Networks will acquire 49.9 percent stake in BBC America for $200 million; transaction brings together two television groups that attract affluent audiences.
Premier League predictions: Lawro v Unbroken star Jack OConnell
BBC Sports football expert Mark Lawrenson is pitting his wits against a different guest each week this season. Lawros opponent for the Premier League fixtures on 28 and 29 December is actor Jack OConnell. The Derby County fan, who has appeared in TV .
Calais migrant fence blown down by wind in French port
High winds have toppled part of a new metal fence erected in the French port of Calais to prevent migrants from slipping on to UK-bound ferries. Sections of the fence, which was only put up last month, were flattened by winds of up to 160km/h (100mph), .
Stockholms strategic Cold War stronghold - BBC.com
Our ferry slid through the gunmetal-grey waters of the Baltic Sea. Granite outcroppings scattered around us, bald except for tufts of trees and the occasional bird; on the horizon, I could see only more rock, more sea, more mist.
2 Executives Step Aside at the BBC as Turmoil Over Reporting Deepens
The crisis over the BBC’s reporting of a decades-old sexual abuse scandal deepened on Monday as two more senior executives withdrew at least temporarily from their jobs.. British Broadcasting Corp struggles to contain spreading crisis over its reporting of decades-old sexual abuse scandal as director of news Helen Boaden and her deputy Stephen Mitchell withdraw temporarily from their jobs in wake of resignation of director general George Entwistle.
BBC: Apple Still Failing to Protect Factory Workers - Gizmodo
An undercover investigation by the BBCs Panorama team has found that Apple is still failing to protect those that work at the factories of its parts manufacturers.
BBC Adds More Hours and More Characters to The Hour
The British love their period pieces and meta-media dramas as much as Americans, it appears. The BBC has ordered a sequel to The Hour, its hit mini-series about the competitive world of 1950s British television journalism, which will add new cast members and which BBC America will co-produce and broadcast in the United States, that cable channel said on Wednesday.. BBC America will show new episodes of The Hour, the hit period drama about 1950s British television journalism, next year. The six-hour mini-series adds Peter Capaldi, Tom Burke and Hannah Tointon to a cast that features Ben Whishaw, Romola Garai and Dominic West.
F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton Wins BBC Award
Lewis Hamilton has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year after winning his second Formula One title.
Emmys Watch: Abi Morgan on The Hour and How West Wing Saved Her
. The writer Abi Morgan, nominated for the BBC America mini-series The Hour, talks about her love of American television and how The West Wing got her through two pregnancies.
Doctor Who Star Matt Smith Is Leaving the Series
. Matt Smith, who has played the Doctor since 2010, will appear together with David Tennant in a 50th anniversary “Doctor Who” special in November prior to his final appearance in a Christmas special in December.
The latest UK dining hotspot: Prison - BBC.com
Beyond a mesh of barbed wire, patrolling guards and security cameras, the Clink serves up Michelin-style cuisine and helps inmates prepare for life beyond the prison walls.
How the fairytale of New York can become a nightmare
New York City at Christmas is often considered magical, with the giant Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center, ice-skating at Bryant Park and a stream of department-store Santas up and down Fifth Avenue. But I dont buy it. Somewhere near Lexington .
Motorists stranded by snowfall in Yorkshire
Miss McIntosh told the BBC: National Express unfortunately did nothing for us - they went missing between 12 and 4am. National Express said it was arranging alternative travel for its customers, adding: We apologise to the passengers whose.
Ipswich cat burglar Theos 2014 haul revealed
The owner of a kleptomaniac cat which last year stole neighbours Christmas decorations says she is disappointed with this years haul. Rachael Drouets cat Theo is a well-known criminal who uses cat flaps to enter homes in Ipswich, Suffolk. But she.
Apple accused of failing to protect workers - YouTube
A BBC investigation for Panorama has exposed poor working conditions at factories making Apple products in China. The undercover team secretly filmed the iPhone production line and found Apples promises to protect��.
Bigger on the Inside: A Royal Visit to the Set of Doctor Who
. Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, visited the BBC science-fiction adventure series “Doctor Who,” where they learned to fly the Tardis, and Prince Charles simulated the sound of a nefarious alien Dalek.
BBC - Future - Are these the five craziest space missions?
Here, BBC Future rounds up some of the five most exotic missions being dreamed up by space agencies ��� including plans to catch an asteroid, sink a sub under the ice of one of Jupiters moons and even the prospect of��.
Gossip column: Cavani, Bale, Podolski and Barcelona toast.
Paris St-Germain are the latest club to show an interest in taking winger Adnan Januzaj, 19, on loan from Manchester United. (Daily Mail). Arsenal are closing in on the signing of 27-year-old striker Edinson Cavani from Paris St-Germain, with the.
Ice warnings as temperatures fall below zero across UK
The lowest recorded temperature was almost -5C in Perthshire overnight with widespread frost hitting large areas of the UK, the BBC Weather centre said. It follows Met Office warnings of ice across the UK and snow in some areas. Widespread icy.
Rail delays: Train operators warn of more disruption
Rail passengers have been told to expect delays at some London stations after thousands faced major disruption on Saturday. Network Rail said Kings Cross is now up and running but operators said the trains will be busy. Overrunning engineering works .
To the Editor: Caryn Jamess generally excellent article did not discuss one aspect of BBC Americas service that very much affects my viewing of it: the editing of the original programs to include commercials. In fairness, BBC America should tell its viewers whether a program like State of Play will include the same material as in Britain (which would mean about a 75-minute show here) or will be trimmed to 60 minutes. ARTHUR HILL Bedford Hills, N.Y.. Arthur Hill letter responds to Caryn James article on TV network BBC America; photo
Father Christmas Mediterranean island escape - BBC.com
Little is known about the neglected, earthquake-shattered buildings on Turkeys mysterious Gemiler Adasi, the island where St Nicholas escaped persecution in the 4th Century.
Matthew Goddard murder: Two arrested in east Belfast still held
A man and woman, both in their 20s, are still being questioned over the murder of a man in east Belfast. Matthew Goddard, who was 41, was found in his house in Chobham Street at about 21:40 GMT on Wednesday. He was last seen alive at about 18:00 .
A New Companion for Doctor Who
When you are an essentially immortal being from another planet who can traverse space and time, you dont always pick up on changes great and small. But a momentous transition is coming for Doctor Who, the popular BBC science-fiction series (shown in the United States on BBC America) and the enigmatic Doctor of its title: in its upcoming season, the Doctor, played by Matt Smith, will get a new companion, to be played by Jenna-Louise Coleman, the shows producers said on Wednesday.. Jenna-Louise Coleman, a 25-year-old actress who has appeared on the British television series Emmerdale and Waterloo Road, will replace Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in a coming series of Doctor Who adventures.
Combative BBC Anchor Exits News Program
Jeremy Paxman, the “Newsnight” anchor and one of Britain’s best-known broadcasters, was not exactly known for deferring to the lawmakers who appeared on his TV program.
Festive jumpers and snowy training: Footballers at Christmas
Christmas time is a proverbial feast of football with games coming thick and fast. For many players, coaches, managers and supporters, theres little respite from the action. But away from the snow-covered training pitches and long coach journeys to.
Driving one of the worlds most remote highways - BBC.com
Originally a northern segment of the Silk Road trading route, the Pamir Highway has been in use for almost 2000 years. But few travellers make it there today.
BBC - Future - Dos and donts for common colds
Yet the apparent benefits of many of the treatments we take for granted today ��� such as dosing up on vitamins or snorting salt water ��� evaporate under scrutiny. So what works and what doesnt? BBC Future has sifted through��.
Lizard Squad: theres no King Lizard
The group Lizard Squad, who claim they are behind the Christmas day attack on millions of Sony Playstation and Microsoft Xbox Live, say Microsoft could have prevented the attack if they wanted to. In his first broadcast interview since the hack.
BBC - Travel - Nevadas secret underwater world : Diving.
Beneath the surface of Lake Mead, located 35 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, a world unfolds in shades of teal. Palm-sized bluegill fish nibble the meat from cracked mussels, natural stone spires rise from the depths��.
Life 300km away from another town - BBC.com
On the iconic, 660km Gibb River Road, the Mount Barnett Roadhouse provides more than a vital source of supplies.
BBC and ITV Could Charge Fees to Pay-TV Broadcasters, Ofcom Says
British broadcasters including the BBC and ITV could be allowed to charge cable and satellite pay-TV companies for carrying their channels, the media regulator said on Monday, potentially pointing to a major funding change in the sector.
Anonymous hold protest at BBC London HQ ��� RT UK
Several dozens of masked Anonymous members gathered outside the BBC headquarters in London to slam the broadcaster for its biased reporting, and the harboring of alleged pedophile Jimmy Savile.