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British Jews, right and left

I was interviewed for an interesting and thoughtful BBC Radio Four programme about the changing political allegiances of British Jews, presented by Jo Coburn. It contains some poignant personal reminiscences, fascinating historical and...Show More Summary

Kelsey Grammer says he forgives sister’s rapist and killer but he does not deserve freedom

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Kelsey Grammer has spoken about his grief following his sister’s murder in 1975. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, the Frasier actor said he has forgiven the man who sexually assaulted and killed his sister. Karen Grammer was abducted, raped and murdered at the age of 18 by Freddie Glenn and accomplice Michael Corbett on 1 July 1975.

Tidal now works with Apple's CarPlay

Spotify, Google Play Music and the BBC's iPlayer Radio all work with Apple's CarPlay. Now Tidal users can get in on the action, too; the company tweeted the compatibility of its streaming app with the iOS-based in-car system. Via: The Verge Source: Tidal

Meet Weslee, the Mysterious Music Duo With an Alluring New Sound

Mysterious music duo, Weslee, made waves with their debut single, “Gassed” almost a year ago. Since then, the electronic-pop track has seen far over one million streams, a handful of dancey remixes, and a spot on BBC Radio 1s “Hottest Record in The World” this passed February. But what makes Weslee’s nearly instant recognition and […]

Radio daze: Classic FM grabs record wiz from Radio 3

BBC Radio has lost Rob Cowan, its most knowledgeable presenter of classical records, to its commercial rival. Rob is part of a general talent and producer exodus from Radio 3. The station will replace him on Essential Classics with Prince Charles’s speechwriter, Ian Skelly.    

BBC to broadcast England's opening two World Cup games

England's opening two 2018 Fifa World Cup group matches will be broadcast live across BBC television, radio and online.

BBC left ‘shocked’ by Liverpool’s CL broadcast decision

As per a report from the Guardian, broadcaster BBC have today been left dumbfounded by the decision of Liverpool to opt against allowing them to provide live radio commentary of their final Champions League group game this coming week. Matchup Jurgen Klopp’s men are set to welcome Spartak Moscow to Anfield on Wednesday evening, currently […]

ABC, BBC locked out of Ashes radios

Fans wishing to listen to commercial-free, ball-by-ball radio coverage of the Ashes series at the venue will need to bring their own radios after Cricket Australia froze out the ABC and the BBC

Keith Richards reflects on the Rolling Stones' BBC recordings, complete with threats of decapitation

For all the outward swagger the Rolling Stones projected, there were certain situations that could intimidate even England’s bad boys of rock ’n’ roll. Near the top of the list: performing before a TV or radio audience of millions of listeners, such as when the BBC extended an invite to appear...

Some Interesting Rock Music Facts

Well, now it’s time to show some interesting rock music facts: In 2007 listeners of BBC Radio 2 ranked Queen as the ‘top British band’ of all time, better than The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones. On his last day as a welder, Tony Iommi, guitarist of Black Sabbath, lost the tips of his two fretting fingers. Show More Summary

Ex-BBC boss is named in plan to cut Irish orchestras

The former head of BBC Radio, Helen Boaden, has been named in the Dail, the Irish Parliament, as an adviser who has been engaged by RTÉ to help it merge two orchestras into one. RTÉ has announced an ‘independent review’ of its orchestras to be carried out by Boaden and a consultancy called Mediatique. Labour […]

Today on Trump’s tweets

On BBC Radio’s Today programme, I discussed with James Rubin President Trump’s retweets of the Britain First videos. I said I thought he had set back the cause of anti-Islamism and I was appalled. You can listen to the exchanges here (at around 0852). The post Today on Trump’s tweets appeared first on

Is marriage still a cornerstone of society?

On BBC Radio’s Moral Maze, we discussed whether marriage was still worth a row of beans — or whether it should continue to liberalise in order to survive. You can listen to the episode here. The post Is marriage still a cornerstone of society? appeared first on

How to follow this weekend's FA Cup action on BBC Sport

The FA Cup second round takes place this weekend - and BBC Sport has you covered on TV, radio and online.

Hear Fleet Foxes Cover Nina Simone’s “Do What You Gotta Do”

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold and Casey Wescott did a BBC Radio 6 Music live session that aired today. As Pitchfork points out, they played two tracks: Crack-Up's "If You Need To, Keep Time On Me" and "Do What You Gotta Do," a song that was written by Jimmy Webb and performed by Nina Simone (and…

Can robots ever be moral?

On BBC Radio’s Moral Maze, my colleagues Michael Portillo, Matthew Taylor, Mona Siddiqui and I went head to head with our guests and each other over artificial intelligence. Can robots become capable of moral reasoning? Can machinesShow More Summary

Claire Foy & Matt Smith Greet Fans While Doing 'The Crown' Promo

Claire Foy and Matt Smith arrive at the BBC Radio 2 studios for an interview on Friday (November 24) in London, England. The stars of The Crown greeted fans outside the studio as they prepped for an interview about the second season of their Netflix series. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Claire Foy [...]

Sam Smith Promotes New Album 'Thrill of It All' at BBC Radio 2

Sam Smith stopped by The Chris Evans Breakfast Show to discuss his new album The Thrill of It All. The 25-year-old “Too Good at Goodbyes” singer greeted fans before heading inside the BBC Radio 2 studios on Friday (November 24) in London, England. Sam rocked a tan-colored shirt with black and white stripes, along with [...]

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