BBC’s newest fantasy thriller, Requiem, began this week, as it hit some interesting beats during a busy and spooky opening episode. Its debut, titled Matilda, actually begins in an understated and fairly slow fashion.
Radio broadcaster John Humphrys said off-air comments made about equal pay were nothing to do with Carrie Gracie's campaign.
After making an offensive comment while guesting on a podcast, Reggie Yates has stood back from his Top of the Pops role.
There’s nothing better than sitting down in front of the TV on Christmas Day evening while tucking into a sandwich packed full of Christmas dinner leftovers. One of the mostly hotly-anticipated Christmas specials returns for a double bill this year. The episodes feature matriarch Agnes (Brendan O’Carroll) refusing to buy a Christmas tree, and Cathy (Jennifer Gibney) has an internet date.
EastEnders left some viewers confused on Monday night as the latest episode featured Kathy Beale gushing over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement news – just hours after it had been announced. Prince Charles revealed the happy news earlier in the day, and show bosses reacted by rushing to film a special scene. It took place in the cafe, where Shaki Kazemi – played by Shaheen Jafargholi – is rudely looking at his phone while trying to buy a drink from Kathy (Gillian Taylforth), and she asks him what is “so interesting”.
Despite impressing so much over the series she found herself favourite to win the Glitterball Trophy a few weeks ago, Debbie landed in the dreaded dance off last week after slipping down the leader board. Debbie and her professional partner Giovanni Pernice are due to perform the Argentine Tango on tomorrow’s show, but she admitted the routine is potentially “dangerous”.
The BBC’s John Humphrys has been mocked after arguing in favour of water divining, otherwise known as dowsing, a practice backed up by no scientific evidence and dismissed as ‘medieval witchcraft’ by experts. The senior Radio 4 presenter was speaking to Richard Wiseman, a professor from the University of Hertfordshire who has spent 20 years researching the psychology of luck and the paranormal, about the maligned technique, which sees practitioners hold two ‘divining rods’ which supposedly detect the presence of water underground. Professor Wiseman explained: ‘It’s been tested many many times under many different circumstances and when people don’t know where the water is then they’re not very good at finding it with their rods that magically cross using forces we have no idea about.
This moving footage of a mother pilot whale carrying her dead newborn left viewers of Blue Planet II in tears and vowing to take better care of the environment. Sir David Attenborough explains in the clip that humans “dump eight million tonnes of plastic into the sea” every year, and it “entangles and drowns a vast number of creatures” – including this whale calf. Mother whale carrying her dead pup is just heart rending.
A third woman has accused Ed Westwick of sexual assault, claiming he “aggressively groped” her. Rachel Eck has claimed the former Gossip Girl star assaulted her in a Hollywood hotel the night before the 2014 Academy Awards.
Ms Kuenssberg has been subjected to threats and abuse from people on Twitter who are angry at her for simply reporting the news.
Craig Revel Horwood is battling to stay fit for the remainder of the Strictly Come Dancing series after being left in “complete agony” due to a hip injury. The 52-year-old show judge is said to be suffering with “immense pain” during the BBC One show’s episodes because he has been putting off going under the knife for a hip operation. Doing the smallest things causes him immense pain.
Gemma Collins could sue the BBC following her fall at the Radio 1 Teen Awards on Sunday - which she says might have left her "legless"