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#CharlieRose suspended by #CBS: 8 women accuse him of sexual harrassment
#Sky threatens to shut down #SkyNews to aid #Fox takeover
Some fear the deal would give Rupert Murdoch’s family too much control over the UK media
John Humphrys branded ‘dinosaur’ over remark about rape trials @BBCToday
. @susannareid100 apologises on @GMB to @_DionneWarwick over @WhitHouston24x7 questions
Susanna wanted to bring up Whitney because of BBC Two’s recent documentary called Whitney: Can I Be Me which contained some new and explosive information about the singing superstar.
Former #TyneTees presenter Mike Neville MBE dies
Despatched to #Balmoral on #Diana ‘s honeymoon rtn
20 years ago today, as a young reporter for Grampian TV in Northern Scotland, I was sent to report on the return from honeymoon of HRH Prince Charles and Princess Diana. It was an organised photo shoot by the Palace in the hope that the Press would then leave the newly-married couple in peace. That, as we know now, didn’t have much success at all.
The questions we threw at the pair that day about how they had enjoyed their holiday were innocent and hopeful for the future; again, as we know now, they were futile because it was already a sham marriage. The young bride had a desperate time as she discovered her new husband was still in love with his old flame, Camilla. She found he had a photograph of Camilla with him and noticed the Prince was wearing a pair of gold cufflinks engraved with interwoven Cs.”
We all wanted their marriage to be perfect and for her to be our Queen one day. What a dreadful arranged marriage it turned out to be. Princes Diana worked hard to find a place in her life after the Royal rejection and her death leaves us still to wonder about it all. Today, we can only give our thoughts to Princes William and Harry and let Diana rest in peace
#ITN are recruiting for 2 #media apprenticeships. Are you interested?
Sir #BruceForsyth: #BBC considers permanent tribute
#Radio #Caroline: Golden age of #British pirate radio remembered, 50 years on via @ABCNews
The pirate radio stations quickly attracted millions of listeners desperate to hear the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
Ex- #TV producer to appeal against conviction for hiring hitman
Former producer of the police drama series The Bill, had claimed he was researching a spy novel and denied solicitation to murder
#Fox #News host Eric Bolling suspended over ‘lewd messages’
Eric Bolling, a long-time host at the network, allegedly sent the messages on separate occasions several years ago.
Video c 1979 #BBC 1 #Midlands Closedown
This was one of the very last Closedowns from Pebble Mill as the axe came down on the Presentation Dept. Thanks to Chris Howles for recording it
BBC pay: 10 female presenters ‘set to sue public broadcaster over gender pay gap’
#SkyTv How #broadcaster has fared over 30 yrs via @Guardian
From its 1989 launch to #FoxTV ’s £11.7bn takeover bid in 2017, we chart the fate of Rupert #Murdoch ’s #TV empire through the years
(I am standing between Murdoch and Andrew Neil)
Decision on #Fox ‘s #SkyTV takeover due later
Culture Secretary Karen Bradley is to announce later whether 21st Century Fox will be allowed to complete its takeover of Sky.
Can we find £70 in 4 days to reach #ADHD target? https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/AdhdRichmondSupportGroup
Can we find £70 in 4 days to reach #ADHD target?
#Tory @andrealeadsom says #broadcasters should be patriotic via #BBC
She made the comments while being questioned by Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis on the state of the UK’s negotiations with the EU.
#BBC reporter @BenBrownBBC apologises after grabbing woman’s boob via @OK_Magazine
Israeli news presenter gets tearful reporting own show’s cancellation
Listen to @ClaudiaHammond @BBCRadio4 Apr 26 1530 w/ @RoryBremner on #ADHD