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Review: ʻFawlty Towers’ tribute debuts in Toronto; don’t mention the food Special

Toronto - Nearly forty years after the show’s debut, it’s unlikely we’ll ever get a third series of “Fawlty Towers”. But if you’re desperate for a substitute, along with a meal, you could do worse than “Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience”.

Interview with Arabella Weir Special

The talented English actress, presenter, author and comedienne, who charmed her way into the nation's heart in the 1990s by asking "Does my bum look big in this?" kindly took time out of her busy schedule to talk to Digital Journal.

Op-Ed: BBC vs Google over 'the right to be forgotten'

The BBC is to publish a continually updated list of its articles removed from Google. This is a direct challenge to Google's controversial "right to be forgotten" rule.

BBC reporters 'badly beaten' in southern Russia

Astrakhan - A team of BBC journalists was beaten and their camera smashed in southern Russia, where they were looking into reports of Russian soldiers killed while on secret deployments near Ukraine, the broadcaster said Thursday.

Rare sturgeon, porpoise face extinction in China's Yangtze River

China's Yangtze River is home to many rare species. However, pollution and the country's rapacious need for dams is threatening at least two rare species: the Chinese sturgeon and the finless porpoise.

From Genesis reuniting to Mike + The Mechanics on tour

If you've been praying for a Genesis reunion, there's one taking place right now, but don't expect to see Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins sharing a concert stage anytime soon. However, you can catch Mike Rutherford and his band on the road next year.

Police complain to BBC over Cliff Richard search

London - South Yorkshire Police complained to the BBC over the broadcaster's coverage of the search carried out at pop star Cliff Richard's home on Thursday.

Boy has 232 teeth removed in one day

A 17 year old boy from India endured a seven hour surgery to remove 232 teeth. The rare condition was caused by a complex composite odontoma.

Interview with Leonie Mellinger Special

The Personal & Business Impact Coach, who initially found fame as an actress, opens up to Digital Journal about her unique, and some would say groundbreaking, profession.

Report: BBC plans to slash 500 or more jobs

British Broadcasting Corporation managers are attempting to cut costs by laying off members from their news and radio divisions. The event is proving controversial to say the very least.

Op-Ed: No propaganda, Voice of America need not fear reform bill

Washington - Mismanagement by senior executives threatens journalistic independence of Voice of America (VOA) much more than the bipartisan bill in Congress designed to reform U.S. international media outreach. There will be no government propaganda from VOA.

Op-Ed: Most Americans can't locate Ukraine, but does anyone care?

It's not a very flattering statistic, but a recent survey done by three American university professors found that only one in six Americans could find Ukraine on a world map. Most of the people questioned didn't' even know where to begin looking.

Tom Hardy to star in BBC show

Actor Tom Hardy is to feature in a BBC One period drama about the East India Company. The TV production will be directed by Sir Ridley Scott.

Amazon to resurrect cancelled BBC drama 'Ripper Street'

“Ripper Street” — the Victorian-set crime drama series previously cancelled by the BBC — has been picked up by Amazon for a third season, it has emerged.

BBC head defends license fee as critical for quality

The head of the BBC, Tony Hall, will defend the British broadcaster's use of a license fee paid by the public this week as a debate over funding escalates following a spate of scandals over mismanagement and waste at the corporation....

John Pilger on British media and the Iraq war

London - Well-known journalist John Pilger writes of how the BBC worried about a program featuring guests who reveal UK actions involving kidnap and torture and participation in the Iraq war.

Man kicked from top deck of double-decker bus, caught on film

London - CCTV footage caught the shocking scene of a man being kicked out of the top deck of a double-decker bus and onto the ground below.

Op-Ed: Suddenly, all public broadcasters are Leftists? BBC under fire

London - All of a sudden, public broadcasters in the UK and Australia are under fire from conservative governments for perceived bias and “leftist” views. Interestingly, Rupert Murdoch and other conservatives have been targeting public broadcasters, too.

Op-Ed: Ukraine gets short shrift from mismanaged Voice of America

Washington - Mismanaged and underfunded Voice of America failed to highlight in English and most other languages Obama's State of the Union remark on Ukraine. Its oversight board needs to reform the taxpayer-funded media outlet and get more money from Congress.

Sir Chris Chataway dies at the age of 82

London - British athlete and former world record holder Sir Chris Chataway has died at the age of 82. Chataway is one of Britain's most celebrated athletes and is well-known for helping Sir Roger Bannister to break the four-minute mile in 1954.

BBC staff 'turned blind eye' to Savile abuse

London - BBC staff turned a blind eye to the sexual abuse by star presenter Jimmy Savile of up to 1,000 girls and boys in the corporation's changing rooms and studios, according an internal inquiry leaked Sunday.

Star of Only Fools and Horses, Roger Lloyd Pack, dies aged 69

London - Roger Lloyd Pack, the actor famous for his role as Trigger in the cult BBC series Only Fools and Horses, has died aged 69.

Op-Ed: RFI explaining French ways to global audience, even love and sex

Radio France Internationale understands the need for describing in its broadcasts, and increasingly online, some of the uniqueness of French culture, politics and mores. Other state-owned media outlets do the same for their countries. U.S. could learn.

Danny Dyer responds to homophobic tweets

Danny Dyer has taken to Twitter to respond to homophobic comments directed at him and fellow actor Sam Strike, following a gay story-line affecting their characters in a BBC soap opera.

James Bond returns — Well, sort of

The real-life origins of agent 007 will be given a dramatic treatment in 2014 when BBC America premieres the miniseries Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond.

Music stars pay tribute to Lou Reed in BBC film

Blondie's Debbie Harry, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, Boy George and other musical celebrities will honour rock legend Lou Reed in a forthcoming BBC film.

Op-Ed: Amazon distracts from working conditions with 'drone' talk

Swansea - Is it a bird, a plane or an Amazon drone delivering a package faster than a speeding pizza? Will this be safe for those on the ground?

Review: Day of the Doctor and An Adventure in Space & Time

Sydney - Two shows back to back, and the Dr. Who team is back in business with a vengeance. I’ve been watching Dr. Who since the very beginning, and the new lease of life has really allowed the creativity to take off. These shows are true tributes.

Op-Ed: Former soldiers admit killing unarmed civilians in N.I. Troubles

Belfast - The BBC's Panorama, a top-notch investigative program, revealed Thursday details of an undercover Military Reaction Force which operated in Northern Ireland in the early 70's, killing suspected terrorists and inevitably unarmed citizens.

Ray Gosling, broadcaster and campaigner, has died, age 74

Ray Gosling, for many years a well-known broadcaster, journalist and human-rights campaigner, has died, at the age of 74.
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