Ofcom looking into Brand radio prank

Ofcom looking into Brand radio prank

LONDON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The British TV and radio regulator Ofcom said it plans to investigate an on-air prank comedian Russell Brand perpetrated at the expense of actor Andrew Sachs.
Radio 2 stars slammed for phone call

Radio 2 stars slammed for phone call

LONDON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- British radio personalities Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand should be punished for a questionable phone prank, an official says.

'Atonement' earns 14 BAFTA nods

LONDON , Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The period drama "Atonement" led the field when nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards were announced Wednesday.

Ofcom says 'poof' need not be banned

LONDON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Britain's Ofcom regulator says the word "poof" is not a slur that should be banned from the airwaves, The Times of London reported Tuesday.

BBC Trust rethinking top stars' salaries

LONDON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The head of the BBC Trust said he is concerned about the soaring salaries the corporation is paying some of its high-profile presenters, the Telegraph said.

Union official predicts BBC strike

LONDON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The BBC is facing a labor strike after announcing plans to cut 2,500 jobs in news, factual programming and divisions outside London, the Times of London said.

BBC braces for huge budget cuts

LONDON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Budget cuts may threaten more than 500 jobs with BBC News, but England’s top-paid personalities won't be socked in the paycheck.

BBC nixes 'Planet Relief' special

LONDON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The BBC has canceled plans for a TV special dedicated to raising awareness about environmental issues among its British watchers.

BBC stars to have salaries reviewed

LONDON, June 13 (UPI) -- Many of the BBC's top stars may soon face pay cuts in a re-examination of salaries.

'The Queen' wins Best Film at the Baftas

LONDON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The 2007 Orange Bafta awards ceremony has been held at the Royal Opera House in London, with the royal drama "The Queen" taking the Best Film category.

Beckhams top sexy celebrity parent lists

LONDON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Victoria and David Beckham have been named Britain's "yummiest mummy" and "dishiest dad" in a survey for baby food company Avent.

Pete Doherty battling his drug addiction

LONDON, July 5 (UPI) -- British rocker Pete Doherty says he is serious about quitting drugs this time and is now focusing on his music.

Music mogul Irving Green dead at 90

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., July 4 (UPI) -- The co-founder of Mercury Records, Irving Green, has passed away of natural causes at 90.

New BBC deal puts Ross at the top

LONDON, June 10 (UPI) -- Radio and TV personality Jonathan Ross has become Britain's highest paid broadcaster with an 18 million pound ($33.1 million) contract with the BBC.

Depardieu says he was sober on BBC

LONDON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- French film star Gerard Depardieu says he was acting and was not drunk or out of control during his appearance on a BBC TV talk show.

BBC presenters taking heat

LONDON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Britain's BBC media group is being criticized by both lawmakers and company officials, the Daily Mirror reported Wednesday.

Bono vows to fight poverty

LONDON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Britain's U2 frontman, rock singer Bono, has pledged to spend the rest of his life fighting poverty around the world.

'The Office' tops Bafta winners

LONDON, April 19 (UPI) -- Ricky Gervais and "The Office" have ruled at the British TV and film industry's awards show, taking home honors for the country's top comedy.

BBC votes 'Two Towers' tops

LONDON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Part two of Peter Jackson's famous trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," was named the year's top film by BBC One's "Film 2003" program.

No razzing the royals, please

LONDON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Comedians at the British Comedy Awards will be warned not to crack jokes about the royal family, the London Mirror reported Thursday.

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