James Runcie, Radio 4 commissioning editor for arts, waxes bafflingly in the station’s latest commissioning guidelines for programme makers.
YENTOB, THE MUSICAL
Remember Kids Company? Trustees chairman Alan Yentob is worried how he might be portrayed on stage in a new musical about the charity’s collapse.
WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS
Skoda’s new TV ad, featuring Bradley Wiggins, hits a bump as Britain’s most decorated Olympian limps away from C4’s The Jump with a fractured leg.
THE HISTORY GIRL
Historian Lucy Worsley’s ‘British History’s Biggest Fibs’ generates its own bit of fake news concerning the reign of Elizabeth I.
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Outcry as Judge Rules Owl and Pussycat ‘Cannot Divorce’… ‘I Was There at Nuttall Tragedy’ Claim Hundreds of Journalists…
‘Jump’ Viewers Disappointed as Wiggins Suffers Only Minor Injury… Trump Welcomes Live BBC Reports of SS-UK’s Rise to Power…
Brexit Boom Continues As May Closes Britain’s Shops and House Prices Fall… Time to Ban the Bercow – Telegraph Exclusive… Piers Morgan
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- Phone a fiend: The foreign despot agitating back home from a UK prison
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