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Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# bbc ni
Ex-BBC NI presenter Donna Traynor thankful for support as discrimination case is resolved
The industrial tribunal was resolved without any admission of liability on either side in Belfast today.
# donna traynor
Ex-BBC NI presenter ‘bullied’ after raising concern over role being changed, tribunal hears
Donna Traynor is taking an industrial tribunal against the BBC and its Northern Ireland director Adam Smyth.
Last month
May 2023
# Esther Rantzen
Broadcaster Esther Rantzen reveals her lung cancer has progressed to stage four
Rantzen said her ‘diagnosis of stage four lung cancer made me realise how very lucky I’ve been in my life.’
Issue of impartiality at BBC is ‘almost unresolvable’, Gary Lineker says
The former England striker’s comments come as he received an award for his commitment to promoting human rights.
# London
Man attacks statue at BBC building with hammer and chisel
The sculpture was made by Eric Gill, who is said to have sexually abused two of his daughters.
# Industrial Action
Flagship shows off air as BBC Northern Ireland journalists go on strike on count day
Election coverage is due to resume tomorrow following the strike action.
# under the sea
Titanic shipwreck captured in first full-sized 3D scan
The images show the wreck as if it were lifted from the water and reveals the smallest details, like the serial number on one of the propellers.
# siobhan mcsweeney
'Wise up': Derry Girls actor channels Sister Michael to blast 'ignorance' of Stormont deadlock
Siobhán McSweeney used her Bafta win last night to poke fun at the lack of an executive in Stormont.
# Eurovision
Sweden have won the Eurovision to equal Ireland's record of seven song contest wins
Hold me. Now.
This year
BBC chairman steps down after not disclosing role in Boris Johnson loan guarantee
Richard Sharp helped facilitate an £800,000 loan guarantee for then UK prime minister Boris Johnson before being recommended for the chairman role.
# Top Gear
BBC to stop filming current series of Top Gear amid reports that Freddie Flintoff has quit
Filming of the latest Top Gear series has been halted as a result.
# tiktok
BBC urges staff to delete TikTok from company devices
The app has been banned on Government phones amid fears of sensitive data being accessed.
# Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker returns to present BBC’s FA Cup coverage after impartiality row
The football pundit was told to step back from hosting Match Of The Day following a row over impartiality.
# Tweet controversy
Lineker thought he had ‘special agreement’ with BBC director-general over tweets, agent says
Jon Holmes, who represents the Match Of The Day Host, has offered an insight into the recent impartiality row.
# claudia lawrence
BBC apologises for sending TV licence fee letters to home of missing woman
The 35-year-old disappeared almost 14 years ago but letters threatening fines of up to £1,000 were sent to her property even after her mother’s intervention.
# Lined Up
Pressure grows for BBC chairman to resign following Gary Lineker impartiality row
Lineker confirmed this morning that he will return to Match of the Day, saying he was “delighted that we have navigated a way through this”.
# Question Time
BBC's Fiona Bruce steps back from domestic violence charity after Stanley Johnson remark
It follows claims she trivialised domestic violence during a discussion about Boris Johnson’s father Stanley on a BBC politics show.
# Lined Up
Gary Lineker to return to Match of the Day as BBC announces social media policy review
The presenter said that he is ‘delighted’ that he and the BBC have been able to ‘navigate’ a way through their differences.
# Controversy
BBC urged to get a ‘grip’ as Match of the Day 2 set to air without presenters
Sunday’s Women’s Super League coverage featured a reduced format.
# GaryGate
BBC director-general apologises for 'disruption', but does not resign over Gary Lineker row
‘I’s been a difficult day and I’m sorry that audiences have been affected,’ said director-general Tim Davie.
Match Of The Day cut to 20 minutes as presenters row in behind Gary Lineker in tweets row
Alex Scott will not be hosting Football Focus as it ‘doesn’t feel right’, while Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he doesn’t understand the BBC’s decision,
# Under fire
Match of the Day cut to 20 minutes, Football Focus and Final Score pulled after day of BBC chaos
A host of presenters have withdrawn their services after Gary Lineker was told to step back from hosting Match Of The Day.
# Tweet controversy
Match of the Day to go ahead 'without studio presentation or punditry' after BBC stand Lineker down
The show’s commentators have also said they will not participate in the broadcast.
# UK
Match of the Day to go ahead 'without studio presentation or punditry' after BBC stand Lineker down
The show’s commentators have also said they will not participate in the broadcast.
Analysis: In the trial of Gary Lineker, he'll probably leave and critics will find another target
There are arguments on either side of the big UK debate writes Richard Sambrook.
# Gary Lineker
DUP MP calls out ‘lefty Lineker’ as the MOTD presenter stands by criticism of UK government
DUP MP Gregory Campbell called for ‘lefty Lineker’ to face a salary reduction after he criticised the UK Government’s immigration policy.
# UK Home Office
Gary Lineker vows to 'speak up for those with no voice' after slamming UK migrant boats plan
The Match of the Day host said Home Secretary Suella Braverman’s plans were “beyond awful”.
# Brendan O'Carroll
‘Fasten your seatbelts’: Mrs Brown’s Boys return to BBC with first mini-series in a decade
Despite being a regular feature on Christmas schedules, the four new episodes will be the first mini-series run since 2013.
Legendary sports commentator John Motson dies
He spent 50 years at the BBC, covering 29 FA Cup finals and 10 World Cups.
# all too frequent
BBC apologises for claiming that Paul Mescal is British
“The text should have said that Paul Mescal is Irish,” the broadcaster admitted on its website.
# Investigation
BBC chairman set to be grilled by UK MPs amid questions over Boris Johnson loan
BBC chairman Richard Sharp has said that he believed his selection process was conducted ‘by the book’.
# Backlash
BBC admits error over 'Can women have it all?' headline on Jacinda Ardern resignation story
The headline was later changed to say: “Departure reveals unique pressures on PM.”
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# Reaction
'A terrible face for football': How RTÉ, BBC and beIN opened World Cup coverage
Gary Neville, Alan Shearer and Richie Sadlier were among those to weigh in on the controversial tournament.
# Tune in
Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
Get stuck into this lot over the weekend.
# Qatar World Cup
'You don't have to take Qatari money': Gary Neville called out on Have I Got News For You
Neville will be working as a commentator for Qatar’s state-owned broadcaster BeIN Sports.
BBC News presenter Martine Croxall taken off air amid bias claims
It’s due to claims Croxall showed bias after Boris Johnson pulled out of the Tory leadership contest.
# songs of praise
BBC presenter Bill Turnbull dies aged 66 after prostate cancer fight
His former co-presenter Susanna Reid said: “Bill was the kindest, funniest, most generous man in the business.”
# truss issues
Liz Truss pulls out of interview with BBC’s Nick Robinson
The Tory leadership frontrunner’s team said she ‘can no longer spare the time’, according to the BBC.
# dominic cummings
Emily Maitlis says BBC ‘sought to pacify’ Number 10 over Newsnight monologue
Maitlis left the BBC earlier this year and said the media was often guilty of “normalising” populist views in the name of balance.
Martin Tyler apologises after appearing to link Hillsborough and hooliganism
The Sky Sports commentator said his remarks in an interview with the Today programme were not intended to link the “two separate issues”.