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

“Money and opportunity doesn’t outweigh the dissatisfaction that I feel with this situation. This is wild to me, especially in the current social climate, and I can’t make any sense of it no matter how much I think about it. So I think that’s it’s time that I left.”

Bob Shennan named Radio 2 controller

BBC Radio 2 remains the country’s biggest station by some distance. In the third quarter of 2008 Radio 2’s audience was up both on the previous three months and the same period in 2007 to 13.06 million, according to the latest Rajar figures. The station’s share of the audience, at 16%, was up from 15.8% […]

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

“Yet despite these good intentions, I recognise that we have ended up creating distress amongst many people. The BBC now accepts that we should have taken a different approach at the time of broadcast and we are very sorry for that. We will now be strengthening our guidance on offensive language across our output.

Coastal Elites review – is this the worst film of the year?

But the second question, not of who but of why, clarifies the first one and damns the entire project along the way. There’s an ostensible argument to be mounted that Rudnick considers this an edifying satire pitched to the unconvinced. He makes hollow gestures of aisle-crossing conciliation, as if to show the opposition that their […]

Keeping Up With the Kardashians to end next year after 20th season

“After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and numerous spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to all of you who’ve watched us for all of these years – through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears and the many relationships and children.

Joey Barton attributes ‘four ugly girls’ remark on Question Time to nerves

Similarly Rob Wilson, the Tory MP for Reading East and parliamentary aide to George Osborne, praised Barton’s plain speaking. He tweeted: “Not making any judgements, but interesting that when Joey Barton spoke like ‘a real person’ the Ukip woman howled him down.”

William Shatner: ‘I’m in a ferment of creativity’

I don’t know why, but I just don’t binge TV. Last night, I looked at an old black-and-white June Allyson movie because I was thinking, “Why was June Allyson so popular?” I looked at a documentary on bears because I was curious about how bears hibernate and what they do in the summer. I take […]

Patrick Stewart to reprise role as Star Trek’s Jean-Luc Picard

Announcing the news himself during a surprise appearance at the annual Star Trek convention in Las Vegas , Stewart said: “I will always be very proud to have been a part of the Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time […]

Seth Meyers on reports of Trump calling US vets ‘losers’: confirmed by ‘common sense’

And yet, as Noah pointed out, some news coverage has focused on protesters who have disrupted dinners or flipped tables at restaurants. The table-flipping has gone too far, Noah quipped: “First, introduce yourself – ‘Hi, my name is Sean, and I’ll be your protester this evening’ – then you flip over the tables! Manners, people.” […]