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UK NEWS: BBC TO CUT STATIONS AND WEBSITES?

  Via BBC News The BBC is refusing to comment on reports it plans to close two radio stations and scale back its web presence to make £600m in savings. BBC Asian Network and 6 Music will be closed under the proposals, according to a report in The Times. Continue Reading…. The BBC refuse to comment on reports. …Well I guess the reports are true then!

UK NEWS: SWIMMING STAR SLAMS THE BBC OVER JOKE RULING

Via Sky News Olympic swimming champion Rebecca Adlington has made a formal complaint accusing the BBC of not being tough enough on a comedian who made a joke about her. In a letter to the BBC Trust, the double gold medallist said she felt Frankie Boyle had been let off with a “slap on the wrist” after he made a jibe about her appearance. The gag was made on the BBC gameshow Mock The Week when Boyle said Miss Adlington “resembled someone []

UK NEWS: STRICTLY COME DANCING STAR APOLOGISES FOR RACIAL SLUR

Via The Guardian The BBC has received 63 complaints after it emerged Strictly Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke called his dance partner Laila Rouass a “Paki”. The dancer issued an apology after the News of the World revealed he had used the offensive term to describe the actor Laila Rouass, his partner on the BBC1 show. Du Beke reportedly said Rouass, who is mixed race, “looked like a Paki” after she turned up to a rehearsal with a spray tan. Rouass []

UK NEWS: NORWAY WINS THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST, BRITAIN COMES IN AT FIFTH PLACE

The cheesy and very camp annual Eurovision Song Contest took place last night in Russia’s capital, Moscow. Norway’s Alexander Rybak won and smashed the record on points awarded during the competition, while Britain’s Jade Ewen came in fifth. Jade’s song It’s My Time was written by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and he played the piano during her performance. I thought her performance was really good (even though she went slightly off key towards the end), and had my fingers crossed, hoping that she would win. The audience []

BBC DEFENDS ‘EXCESSIVE’ JADE GOODY COVERAGE

Via Digital Spy The BBC has defended its coverage of Jade Goody’s death, after dozens of viewers complained that the story had been given too much prominence. The broadcaster received 69 official complaints, with many more being posted online, after reportage of Goody’s death led the news bulletins across the corporation’s TV, radio and world service outlets. However, BBC News executive producer Peter Horrocks has defended the coverage, saying that the prominence was justified because of the public interest in her and []

UK NEWS/TV: EASTENDERS TO AIR IT’S FIRST EPISODE FEATURING ENTIRELY BLACK CAST / VERDICT

Via BBC News EastEnders is to air the first episode featuring an entirely black cast for the first time in its 23-year history. Tonight’s programme will focus entirely on characters Patrick Trueman, Denise Wicks, fiance Lucas, and her daughters Chelsea and Libby. Patrick reminisces about London in the 1950s after his arrival from the Caribbean in the episode. The action will be set chiefly in his house, which is also the home of the other characters. The family discuss history around the []

UK NEWS: CAROL THATCHER THINKS THIS TENNIS PLAYER LOOKS LIKE A GOLLIWOG….

As reported in a previous post , Carol Thatcher (daughter of former Prime Minister Margeret Thatcher), was sensionationally fired from the BBC’s ‘One Show’ today after she said a tennis player looked like a ‘Golliwog’. Carol was referring to French player Gael Monfils, who was recently knocked out of the Australian Open. Ok so he shares the same hair style as the doll in the pic above (LOL!!!) but apart from that I don’t see any resemblance….. Oh Carol… LOL!!!!!!! Your thoughts please……

UK NEWS: BBC ACTS OVER LIGHT SKINNED DOLL

Via BBC News The BBC is to replace a doll based on the Upsy Daisy character from CBeebies TV show In the Night Garden following complaints it is too light-skinned. A BBC Worldwide spokesman said it had conducted research after getting “a handful” of complaints that the doll had lighter skin than the TV character. The BBC would now bring out a version with “a darker skin tone”, he said. Manufacturer Hasbro has been asked to create a different version that will []

UK TV: DIZZEE RASCAL ON NEWSNIGHT

Dizzee Rascal appeared on Newsnight last night (November 5th) and spoke to presenter/the man politicians go out of their way to avoid, Jeremy Paxman. I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME EXCEPT FOR…. WHAT THE F**K NEWSNIGHT AND WHAT THE F**K DIZZEE????????? Your thoughts please…….