His BBC Comedy Show Is Canceled. His Political Fight Continues.

Nish Kumar’s satirical late-night show “The Mash Report” ran for four years on the public broadcaster. Some believe it was a casualty of a “war on woke.”

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BBC’s John Sudworth Leaves China, Citing Growing Risks

John Sudworth left with his family after a propaganda campaign against him that followed coverage of the origins of Covid-19 and of a crackdown on Muslim minorities.

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U.K. Government, Sensing an Opportunity, Wraps Itself in the Flag

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative allies have seized on a dispute over ostentatious displays of the Union Jack as a way to keep opponents on the defensive.

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U.K. Podcast Companies Want What the U.S. Has, Looking Past the BBC

The public broadcaster has long dominated audio production in Britain. But new podcast companies are taking inspiration from America and finding investors to shake up the industry.

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Piers Morgan Can’t Wait to Bring the Worst of America Home

British TV executives see opportunity — and money to be made — in bringing American cable-style clashes to their screens.

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Covering the Royal Family: Reporter Discusses the Challenges

The Times’s London bureau chief talks about the challenges of reporting on Buckingham Palace and the fallout of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Harry and Meghan.

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How a British Gardening Show Got People Through the Pandemic

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BBC Apologizes for Interview With Cory Booker Impostor

The network issued a correction and said it was looking into the matter, calling the interview a “deliberate hoax.”

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As Fox News Struggles at Home, Murdoch Brings Its Playbook to the U.K.

His venture and another upstart by a rival group of investors will challenge the BBC and Britain’s efforts to guard against political bias in television news.

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True-Crime Podcast Puts Spotlight on Irish Coach Accused of Abuse

The Irish police are investigating accusations that George Gibney, a former swim coach for Ireland now living in the United States, sexually abused two swimmers who came forward after hearing the podcast about him.

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Richard Sharp to Be Named BBC Chairman

Richard Sharp will step into a role that requires a politician’s touch as the broadcaster faces threats to its funding from the governing Conservative Party.

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The Former Youth TV Star on a Mission to Transform the BBC

June Sarpong has been a familiar face on British screens for two decades. Now, she’s in charge of bringing greater diversity to the country’s public broadcaster.

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BBC’s ‘Pandemonium’ and Covid-19: Are We Ready to Laugh About the Virus?

With ‘Pandemonium,’ the BBC is betting that an audience will find humor in reliving the ordeals of a very awful year.

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‘A Suitable Boy’ Finally Finds Its Perfect Match: Mira Nair

The filmmaker’s acclaimed and controversial adaptation of the landmark novel, the BBC’s first prime-time drama with an almost entirely Indian cast, comes to American TV this week.

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‘Antiques Roadshow’ Jewelry Experts on Finds and Fancies

One specialist’s favorite: a gold bracelet picked up in the street that once belonged to Queen Victoria.

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Geoffrey Palmer, Judi Dench’s Sitcom Co-Star, Is Dead at 93

Their show “As Time Goes By” was a hit in Britain and had a following in the U.S. “When you acted with him,” Ms. Dench said, “you’d just feel very safe.”

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In ‘Small Axe,’ Steve McQueen Explores Britain’s Caribbean Heritage

The director’s ambitious anthology series for Amazon and the BBC is his first film work about Black life in Britain. “I needed to understand myself, where I came from,” he said.

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BBC Pay Discrimination Ruling Is Disputed

A British equal rights commission found no evidence of illegal pay practices, but said the broadcaster needed to “rebuild trust with women.”

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BBC Orders Inquiry Into Diana Interview After Claim Princess Was Misled

A quarter-century after the princess admitted infidelity in a landmark interview with Martin Bashir, the journalist is facing renewed accusations of behaving unethically to secure the scoop.

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Journalists Aren’t the Enemy of the People. But We’re Not Your Friends.

President Trump will try to put the media on the ballot, and reporters face the increasing temptation to posture for those most eager to oust him.

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BBC Lost a Battle Over British Songs, and the War Is Far From Over

Boris Johnson came into office aiming to defund the BBC and let in rivals. The coronavirus has delayed that, but the broadcaster again finds itself a punching bag for Conservatives.

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Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘Silent Witness’

Amid the real-life terrors of a pandemic, the writer takes solace in this long-running British crime series, which may be the only TV drama whose title character is a corpse.

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With American TV on Pause, Here Are 5 British Series to Watch

On outlets from Hulu to Peacock to PBS, it’s the summer of the trans-Atlantic import.

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Theater Review: ‘Staged’ and ‘Talking Heads’

“Staged,” a six-episode sitcom, and “Talking Heads,” a remake of a group of vaunted monologues, show what good can come of a bereft theatrical scene in Britain.

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Prince Andrew and U.S. Prosecutor in Nasty Dispute Over Epstein Case

The spat over whether the prince is willing to help in a sex-trafficking inquiry escalated, with a top federal prosecutor effectively calling the British royal a liar.

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Coronavirus Meets a Drive to End Malnutrition in Africa

A way has been found to enrich the unfortified flour that Tanzanians eat as a staple. But the pandemic is getting in the way.

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‘Normal People’ Takes Sex Seriously

This adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel is a rare TV show about teenagers that respects intimacy as a powerful storytelling tool, both on and off camera.

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