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Lack of choice

What started as a rumour yesterday on various websites and social media networks rapidly grew in prominence when various BBC Three-related celebrities such as Russell Kane and Jack Whitehall claimed that there was a plan to close down the BBC...

Yesterday's news?

Today happens to be the 25th anniversary of the launch of Sky satellite TV and with it Sky News, namely the UK's first 24 hour TV channel dedicated to news and current affairs. Broadly speaking, Sky's rolling news channel has...

What to watch: 27 January-2 February 2014

Our guide to what's worth watching and listening to this week

Things we like this week

A run-down of things we saw online this week

Sir Christopher Chataway 1931-2014

Sir Christopher Chataway has died. Read our 2005 interview with him.

Things we like this week

A run-down of things we saw online this week

What to watch: 13-19 January 2014

Our guide to what's worth watching and listening to this week

Things we like this week

A run-down of things we saw online this week

What to watch: 6-12 January 2014

Our pick of the best TV and radio for 6-12 January

50 Years of Top of the Pops

Anyone who had access to a television or other UK-based news sources during November 2013 couldn't help but notice the publicity surrounding the 50th anniversary of a long-running BBC series, namely Doctor Who, thanks to a whole slew of features,...

Good night and thank you

A time to say goodbye to those we have loved and lost in 2013

iBBC

More power to your what now?

The DOG and #puppyshow

I get why hashtags are showing up on our programmes - it's instant ratings; the networks can gauge popularity without having to wait for the official numbers days later.

The Key to a Long Gone Door

A little bit of Bush House to take with me wherever I go

The Risk Business

Channel Four has seemingly come out fighting against its critics with their latest promotion for their channel with the tagline "We Were Born Risky..." and to highlight the statement they use various clips from the channel's past illustrate this

Undermining BBC trust

Given that the UK TV licence fee is now classified as a tax, the BBC's accounts have been opened up to closer scrutiny by a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and it's this in particular that's currently causing significant headaches for...

Dear America: this is not the BBC

This is supposed to represent the BBC?

Alan Whicker 1925-2013

Watch the late Alan Whicker meet the brutal and decidedly strange dictator of Haiti, Fran├žois "Papa Doc" Duvalier.

Brian Cant turns 80

Brian Cant, the voice of the childhoods of three generations, turns 80 today.

You're subscribed to us on YouTube, yeah?

In case you weren't aware, Transdiffusion has a substantial "channel" on YouTube, where you can see a lovely parade of continuity clips from the past, the odd start up and closedown (some very odd indeed) and a general smorgasbord of...

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