Tag: British Broadcasting Corp

Prince Andrew’s Accuser Takes Her Case to the BBC

LONDON — Virginia Roberts Giuffre recalled a whirlwind trip to London with her employer, the financier Jeffrey Epstein, when she was 17. It began at a townhouse where Prince Andrew was talking about his ex-wife, the Duchess of York. It moved on to a club, where she said she and the prince danced, and he […]

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These Reporters Rely on Public Data, Rather Than Secret Sources

LONDON — Leaked documents and interviews with whistle-blowing sources will always be a part of investigative journalism. But thanks to the rise of digital technology, and the easy availability of data that has gone with it, reporters have more ways to get stories than ever before. “You can be on your couch in front of […]

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Overlooked No More: Pauline Boty, Rebellious Pop Artist

This article is part of Overlooked, a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. In Pauline Boty’s 1964 painting “It’s a Man’s World I,” archival images of famous men — Elvis, Einstein, Lenin — appear in a grid, as if on a mood board dedicated to […]

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Prince Andrew Says He ‘Let the Side Down’ When He Stayed With Jeffrey Epstein

LONDON — In a rare public moment of contrition for a member of Britain’s royal family, Prince Andrew said this week that it was wrong for him to have stayed at the Manhattan townhouse of Jeffrey Epstein after the financier had served time for soliciting a minor for prostitution. The Duke of York was confronted […]

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Away From TV Studio, BBC Dispute Over Pay Equality Plays Out

LONDON — For the past several days, BBC managers and executives have trooped to a small hearing room in central London to defend the broadcaster’s decision to pay a woman a fraction of what it paid a man for what she argues is similar work. The testimony has been long and drawn out, comparing in […]

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Abandoning Everything You Ever Believed, for Brexit. (Or Trump.)

The premise of “Question Time,” the weekly BBC political discussion show, is simple: A panel of guests fields questions from the audience on matters of the day, responding mostly with circular nonanswers and unchecked bluster until other panelists break in and they all speak over one another, on repeat, for an hour. The panel typically […]

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He Left His 310-Year-Old Violin on a Train. He Retrieved It in a Parking Lot.

LONDON — Stephen Morris, a professional musician, was so exhausted after a long day in the recording studio that when he got off a train in southeastern London on Oct. 22, he did not realize he had left his 310-year-old violin behind. “Devastated” once he realized his mistake the following morning, Mr. Morris started a […]

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‘His Dark Materials’: Witches, Quests and Talking Animals

CARDIFF, Wales — Lin-Manuel Miranda sat patiently in a shabby, capacious hot-air balloon, as a technician checked the lighting on a stuffed bird poised overhead. A puppeteer stood nearby, holding a stand-in for his “daemon” (in this case a hare), the animal that represents an externalization of each individual’s soul in the fantastical world of […]

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Similar BBC Programs, but Her Pay Was One-Sixth of His

LONDON — For years, Samira Ahmed has presented a weekly, 15-minute program on BBC television that allows viewers to question the broadcaster’s executives about its shows. She’s never been paid more than £465, or $598, per episode. During much of that time, Jeremy Vine presented another weekly, 15-minute program for the BBC that allows viewers […]

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BBC Rebukes Anchor Who Criticized Trump ‘Go Back’ Tweet. Now, It’s Under Fire.

LONDON — The BBC was taken to task on Thursday after it ruled that one of its veteran television anchors had broken the company’s editorial guidelines by criticizing President Trump for saying that four female American lawmakers should return to the “broken and crime-infested places from which they came.” The reprimand of the anchor, Naga […]

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8 Podcasts for the Tech Curious

Science and technology are both subjects with a high intimidation factor, and a reputation for being dry, obscure and best left to Ph.Ds. The average person may well feel they lack both the expertise and the attention span necessary to keep up with latest in science. Meanwhile, technology has so rapidly transformed every aspect of […]

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The Apollo 11 Mission Was Also a Global Media Sensation

[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. | Sign up for the weekly Science Times email.] The television news director Joel Banow absorbed endless hours of “terrible old B movies” filled with extraterrestrials and rocket ships long before he oversaw the production of an authentic space opera. While […]

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