Teletext Dies Again in 2020

The BBC is about to kill off the modern remnants of the very first iteration of the smart TV, with all of its interactive "Red Button" news services to close from next year -- finally ending the old person's favourite method of getting live sporting information and the weather forecast out of their televisions. Read More >>

BBC Bins Letting the Public Choose the UK’s Eurovision Entry

From 2020 the BBC will no longer host numerous Eurovision build up programmes where we get to choose the UK's entry into the song contest, and is instead outsourcing the picking of a song – and therefore all the blame and retribution – to music industry conglomerate BMG. Read More >>

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Colin Baker Regrets Not Filming His Doctor Who Regeneration

The Sixth Doctor was a controversial figure, on screen and off, by the end of his tenure on Doctor Who. At the time, Colin Baker’s exit was so tempestuous the actor did not return for the traditional hand-over of the role to his replacement, Sylvester McCoy. It led to one of the dodgiest wigs in Doctor Who history, but now, Baker regrets it for another reason. Read More >>

Freema Agyeman Returns to Martha Jones for Big Finish’s New Torchwood Audio Series

Freema Agyeman is back in action in the Whoniverse – but it’s not for Doctor Who itself. Martha Jones makes a return, and this time, it’s Torchwood business that’s come calling. Read More >>

Kylie Slayed Ed Sheeran at Glastonbury

Glastonbury won its highest-ever viewing numbers on the BBC this year, and it wasn't due to some fashionable band that's popular with the young people or that new drill music that's always in the newspapers; it was because of good, old fashioned Kylie Minogue. Read More >>

The BBC Joins Up With Google, Facebook, and Twitter To Try To Tackle Misinformation Online

The BBC is teaming up with some of the biggest names in tech to coordinate a defence against the online disinformation campaigns endemic to some of their platforms, the outlet announced Saturday. Read More >>

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Ace Returns in This Glorious Trailer for Doctor Who’s Next Classic Season Blu-ray Release

The fact we’re getting lavish collections of classic Doctor Who seasons on Blu-ray is already a very good thing. But the BBC’s choice to market them with what are essentially little short films catching us up with where heroes of Who’s past are now is perhaps the greatest part of it all. Read More >>

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River Song’s New Audio Adventures Take Her Back Into Classic Doctor Who Episodes

River Song’s up to her timey-wimey tricks again – and she’s tossing out that diary, spoilers be damned. Because her latest missions won’t just see her travel across time and space: she’s traveling into the background of the Doctor’s personal history. Read More >>

The BBC is Developing its Own Voice Assistant So You Might Not Hand Your Data Over to Big Tech

There are plenty of voice assistants out there already, so there's got to be a good reason for someone wanting to wade into a fairly established marketplace with their own. For the BBC, that incentive is your data. Read More >>

BBC iPlayer Will Now Have Its Shows Hanging Around for a Year Rather Than Just a Month

The BBC has managed to persuade Ofcom to allow it to keep its programs on iPlayer for a year, rather than the usual 30-day catch-up. Read More >>

Young People Have Given up on the TV News

The youth of the nation are more likely to get their day's news about the world from social media or by reading graffiti in bus stations than seeing it on the telly, with the average 16-24-year-old watching just two minutes' worth of live TV news per day. That's surely just cumulative accidental exposure by cycling through the channels. Read More >>

BBC Celebrity Chef Endorses Spaghetti Hoops

The BBC's in-house celebrity chef Nadiya Hussain has assembled one of the most bizarre cooking segments seen on TV since Fanny Craddock washed her hands in a bucket one Christmas in the 1970s, managing to baffle and repel both foodies and normal people who eat crisps for dinner alike by suggesting adding a tin of Heinz Spaghetti Hoops to... fish pie. Read More >>

The His Dark Materials Comic-Con Panel Discussed Daemon Puppets, Religion and a Singing Lin-Manuel Miranda

With Game of Thrones gone, seems as good a time as any for a new fantasy epic to come into the picture. HBO looks to have that covered with BBC’s upcoming adaptation of His Dark Materialswhich made its San Diego Comic-Con debut this year. The panel had fun and got deep, diving into everything from daemon puppets, to how the show will handle religion, a controversial topic the previous film chose to ignore. Read More >>

BBC and ITV Streaming Service BritBox Is Making Its UK Debut Later This Year

The Brit-themed streaming service from BBC and ITV that made its debut in the US in 2017 is making good on the promise of its UK launch before the end of the year. Read More >>

Top Gear Makes a Return to Forza

If you've been playing Microsoft's exclusive racing series Forza for a while, you'll probably remember that the BBC's topical car programme Top Gear used to make an appearance once in a while. Back then, though, it was everyone's favourite/most hated [delete as appropriate] Clarkson, May and Hammond. But since they've sodded off over to Amazon*, Top Gear's gone through a range of different hosts. Two mainstays, though, have been profession racing driver-cum-presenter Chris Harris, and of course The Stig. These two will be the faces (or white helmets; obviously The Stig has no face) that'll pop up in Forza Horizon 4's Top Gear Story, that's available now. Read More >>