Politics

Mark Byford walks the plank as under-fire Thompson slims down BBC crew

BBC director general Mark Thompson may have scored a triumph at the Edinburgh International TV Festival by turning his guns on arch-enemy Sky and its supposed plans for UK media domination but the knives are still out for the BBC’s ...

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All change at the Beeb as Trust chairman Lyons steps down and BBC1 programme boss Jay Hunt ships out for Channel 4

It’s trouble and strife at the BBC despite director general Mark Thompson’s ringing defence of the corporation at the recent Edinburgh International TV Festival. BBC Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons, head of the body that’s supposed to regulate the Beeb, ...

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Mad Man Gene Case, the man behind LBJ’s ‘nuclear’ ad, dies at 72

Back in 1964, the height of the Mad Men era, there were a few other things on people’s minds, like a possible, even likely, nuclear war with Russia. John Kennedy’s successor Lyndon Johnson was fighting the arch-right Republican candidate Barry ...

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Margaret Thatcher steals the show at Saatchi 40th birthday party

She may be 84 and struggling with dementia but former prime minister Margaret Thatcher stole the show at the joint Saatch & Saatchi/M&C Saatchi 40th birthday celebrations at Charles Saatchi’s Kings Road, Chelsea, art gallery. No sign of Charlie though. ...

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