Tag Archives: BBC

Graham Norton’s Aids ribbon

On the 29th November edition of his chat show – the edition that aired closest to World Aids Day, December 1st – Graham Norton wore an Aids ribbon, as did all his guests. Another BBC employee noticed this, and found … Continue reading

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John Cole: what his death reveals about present-day political reporting

John Cole, sadly, has died. He became the BBC’s political editor when I was eight, and retired when I was nineteen; his was thus the face and voice of political reporting during the period of time when my interest in … Continue reading

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More from the BBC on food poverty

A few months ago, the BBC published an article on their news website which purported to show how easy it is for a UK resident to eat a healthy, varied and delicious diet for less than £1 a day. I, … Continue reading

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Evil and atheism

Well, that’s a heavy enough sounding title, isn’t it? I sometimes feel I should write more posts with titles like ‘7 Reasons Why Kittens Are Nice’, or ‘3 Tips for Baking the Perfect Apple Pie’. Everyone likes blog posts about … Continue reading

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BBC bias and impartiality

So, my last-but-one post – the one about Brian Milligan’s not entirely convincing attempt to persuade us that it’s possible to have a delicious, varied, nutritionally balanced diet for £1 a day – exploded. I don’t know any other way … Continue reading

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From the BBC: how not to eat healthily for £1 a day

The BBC have published an article by one Brian Milligan, which purports to show that it is possible to eat a healthy, varied diet for less than £1 a day. The article is – and I’m being polite here – … Continue reading

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Miriam O’Reilly v the BBC: Round Two

A little over a year and a half ago, an employment tribunal ruled that Miriam O’Reilly, a former presenter on the BBC’s Countryfile programme who had been replaced by a younger woman, had been the victim of age discrimination. The … Continue reading

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Biased BBC? A test case.

If you spend any time reading or writing about political and media issues in the UK, one of the things you get used to seeing again and again (sometimes even in your own comments threads) is the claim that the … Continue reading

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