Work has begun assessing the possibility of making the BBC’s news channel online-only. The potential move would have serious cost-saving implications: production costs for the channel are £26.8 million, while its newsgathering costs were £21.2 million.
LONDON (AP) — The BBC says its hit automotive TV show “Top Gear” will return to the airwaves with a new host replacing scandal-tainted Jeremy Clarkson. The broadcaster says radio and TV personality Chris Evans has signed a three-year deal to lead a new lineup for the show, which has won a huge following with […]
Europe’s largest broadcaster has few friends in the newly formed Tory government in London. Prime Minister David Cameron had not even finished announcing his new cabinet this week when the British press declared his government at war with the BBC.
LONDON (AP) – British police are investigating a death threat made to the head of the BBC after the broadcaster fired “Top Gear” host Jeremy Clarkson over an assault on a colleague. The Mail on Sunday newspaper ran photos of security guards outside the home of director-general Tony Hall. The Metropolitan Police said detectives were […]
Producers of the popular British period drama on Thursday confirmed it will end after its sixth season, scheduled to air in the United States in early 2016. The series, which airs earlier in the U.K., will have its finale on Christmas Day, 2015.
LONDON (AP) — The BBC has launched an investigation into “Top Gear” host Jeremy Clarkson’s alleged “fracas” with a producer, trying to establish the facts of the incident before deciding its next move. The popular TV presenter has been suspended pending an investigation into whether he punched a producer during a dispute over a meal. […]
He has braved gunfire to report from some of the world’s most treacherous regions. But now the BBC’s Quentin Sommerville has revealed how he fell victim to an unexpected hazard: a pile of burning narcotics.
Former Sony boss Sir Howard Stringer has emerged as an early favorite to succeed Lord Patten as chairman of the BBC Trust although Lady Marjorie Scardino is also being mentioned as the first woman who might fill the role.
The BBC is throwing a broadcasting blowout for the sci-fi show, which began with little fanfare and few expectations on Nov. 23, 1963, but is now one of its biggest hits and major exports. A 75-minute anniversary episode will be shown simultaneously Saturday in almost 80 countries, and there are 3-D screenings in movie theaters around the world.