MPs say BBC’s rush to axe free licences for over-75s is a mess

BBC’s rush to axe free licences for over-75s is a ‘dog’s breakfast’ that will leave many of them scared and confused, warn MPs MPs hit out at BBC’s rush to scrap free TV licences for millions of over-75s  More than three million households who do not get pension credit must now pay Over-75s have been … Read more MPs say BBC’s rush to axe free licences for over-75s is a mess

Katherine Ryan slams sexism on BBC’s Mock The Week

Prominent female comedian Katherine Ryan has attacked the gender tokenism on the BBC‘s satirical panel show Mock the Week on her podcast, Telling Everybody Everything. Ryan, who has not appeared on the show since 2015, said that she boycotted it because she felt her appearances were used to deflect criticism from Mock the Week over … Read more Katherine Ryan slams sexism on BBC’s Mock The Week

BBC’s George Alagiah says he wants to enjoy life despite his cancer returning 

‘I’m not going to spend the time I’ve got worrying’: BBC’s George Alagiah says he wants to enjoy life despite his cancer returning George Alagiah, 64, confirmed earlier this month that his cancer had spread  Despite the diagnosis he said he plans to spend time he has enjoying his life  He was first diagnosed with … Read more BBC’s George Alagiah says he wants to enjoy life despite his cancer returning 

How BBC’s Frank Gardner’s father was Cold War MI6 agent caught up in a shootout with Czech soldiers

In a quiet street on the outskirts of Ostrava in Communist Czechoslovakia, a British secret agent carefully unearths a package containing highly classified documents.  Working with practised ease, he replaces it with cash, which he puts in a food tin, along with instructions for his contact, and buries it in the pre-arranged spot. It is … Read more How BBC’s Frank Gardner’s father was Cold War MI6 agent caught up in a shootout with Czech soldiers

Gary Lineker poses with and Ian Wright Alan Shearer ahead of BBC’s first live Premier League match

Gary Lineker has been documenting his return to work on social media, as he prepares to host the BBC’s first ever live Premier League game. The popular football pundit, 59, took to Instagram on Saturday afternoon to share a snapshot of himself with Ian Wright, 56, and Alan Shearer, 49, in the studio, days after … Read more Gary Lineker poses with and Ian Wright Alan Shearer ahead of BBC’s first live Premier League match