A spokesperson for the BBC said: “The BBC set out the context of the news report about the shocking attack on an NHS worker in Bristol. As we have said, the word is highly offensive and we completely accept and understand why people have been upset by its use. The decision to use the word was not taken lightly and without considerable detailed thought: we were aware that it would cause offence. … [Read more...] about Sideman: Radio 1Xtra presenter quits after BBC defends use of N-word in report
However, Shennan will have the experienced head of music Jeff Smith and the well respected Carnie – if he decides to stay on – to rely on. Insiders have also said the BBC wanted to fill the position quickly and Shennan can start almost immediately, following his departure from Channel 4 Radio. … [Read more...] about Bob Shennan named Radio 2 controller
Such a fan of Netflix Documentary is Lady Tatiana Mountbatten (left), that she’s dressed up as one of the show’s most colourful characters, Carole Baskin (right), an animal rights campaigner who denied claims she murdered her ex-husband … [Read more...] about EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: BBC Radio 2 presenter Zoe Ball splashes out on a £1.5million country mansion built by a Russian aristocrat which has its own swimming pool and tennis court
“Yet despite these good intentions, I recognise that we have ended up creating distress amongst many people. The BBC now accepts that we should have taken a different approach at the time of broadcast and we are very sorry for that. We will now be strengthening our guidance on offensive language across our output. … [Read more...] about BBC apologises for N-word in television broadcast after DJ Sideman quits
Which brings us back to Broadway. Miriam turns up her nose at The Lion King and Phantom of the Opera as tourist attractions, though she belongs to the firmly middlebrow set that made the upbeat Hamilton a gargantuan hit and closed the edgy, challenging Slave Play after four months. Rudnick’s writing encapsulates and celebrates the worst instincts in this class of viewer, affirming where it should be confronting. The Danish film-maker Lars Von Trier says that a good film should be “like a rock in your shoe”, and the poet Cesar A Cruz declared the purpose of art “to disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed”. In this capacity, by the basic functioning of art, Rudnick and Roach have failed. As activists, doubly so. … [Read more...] about Coastal Elites review – is this the worst film of the year?