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# Doctor Who
'Sex Education' star Ncuti Gatwa named next Doctor Who
The 29-year-old will become the 14th Doctor on the popular BBC show, after Jodie Whittaker announced last July she will be leaving the role.
# Tune in
14 GAA county games live this week in TV and streaming coverage
Action from all four provinces this week.
# Courts
Court orders Gerry Adams to pay legal costs of pretrial motions in defamation action against BBC
The action relates to BBC reporting about the murder of Denis Donaldson, who worked for decades as a spy for the British.
# Court
Gerry Adams fails to have parts of BBC's defence in his defamation claim struck out
Court also orders former Sinn Féin leader to discover certain related documents for the case.
# Blocked
Russia media watchdog says it is limiting access to some international news organisations
The BBC and Deutsche Welle are among the sites to be blocked.
First University Challenge host Bamber Gascoigne dies aged 87
The TV presenter died at his home in Richmond after a short illness.
# Tune in
BBC Sport NI to stream live GAA league games for the first time
The coverage begins this weekend.
All time
# Aileen Moynagh
BBC journalist tells judge how she hoped bringing 'obsessive' teen to court would 'shine light' on social media dangers
In September, the 17-year-old boy from Dublin pleaded guilty to harassing BBC journalist Aileen Moynagh.
# High Court
Gerry Adams challenges aspects of BBC defences ahead of defamation trial
The BBC denies defamation.
# Controversy
BT Sport drops Vaughan from Ashes coverage as BBC leaves door ajar
English cricket has been rocked by racism revelations.
# tv payout
TV presenter hurt during UK science programme awarded £1.6m damages
Jeremy Stansfield was injured while carrying out ‘crash tests’ in a specially designed ‘rig’ during the BBC programme Bang Goes The Theory.
# Sweet Caroline
Sinn Féin calls on BBC to apologise after aired clip appears to show fans singing 'f*** the Pope'
BBC Northern Ireland has said it was “confident” there was no swearing on the programme, but would not air the clip again.
# Horse Racing
Footage of UK abattoir slaughtering racehorses 'does not happen here', Irish officials say
The British Horseracing Authority has promised to examine content of the BBC Panorama investigation.
# Investigation
BBC Panorama documentary to focus on fate of ex-racehorses
‘The Dark Side of Horse Racing’ will be shown at 8.30pm this evening.
# Newsnight
Man charged after BBC journalist chased near Downing Street
It comes after footage shared on social media showed demonstrators shouting abuse in the face of Newsnight political editor Nicholas Watt.
# London
'Completely unacceptable': BBC journalist chased and abused by anti-lockdown protesters
The incident happened near Downing Street, London today.
# bashir
BBC review finds no evidence Martin Bashir was rehired in ‘cover-up’
The inquiry was announced following revelations in the Dyson report, which found Bashir falsified bank statements to get access to Princess Diana for an interview.
# Panorama
Martin Bashir: 'I never wanted to harm Diana and I don’t believe we did'
The journalist’s reputation is in tatters following a report that he used “deceitful behaviour” to land his world exclusive 1995 interview.
# Diana
Tony Hall resigns from National Gallery after Diana interview report
The BBC’s former director-general has quit his role as chair of the National Gallery.
# Princess Diana
BBC covered up Bashir ‘deceit’ in securing Diana interview, report finds
Lord Dyson’s inquiry found the journalist faked documents to secure the explosive interview with the royal.
# Tune in
Here's your TV guide for this Bank Holiday weekend of sport
The list to get you through the next few days.
# Ofcom
BBC coverage of Prince Philip's death breaks UK TV complaints record
Some 110,000 complained about the news coverage.
# the eagle has landed
Katie Taylor misses out as Khabib Nurmagomedov wins BBC's World Sport Star award
The UFC star and the Bray boxer were among the nominees for an award decided by a public vote.
# martin bashir
Prince William cautiously welcomes probe into Diana’s controversial BBC Panorama interview
The British royal said the investigation into the circumstances surrounding 1995 interview ‘should help establish truth’.
# Panorama
BBC appoints ex-judge to investigate 1995 interview with Princess Diana
Princess Diana’s brother has alleged that the BBC Panorama reporter who conducted the interview showed him faked documents.
Former TV presenter and Grandstand host Frank Bough dies aged 87
The broadcaster was part of the BBC’s commentary team for England’s World Cup win in 1966.
# Watchdog
Ofcom upholds complaint against BBC's Newsnight over report about Lyra McKee
Nichola Corner, her sister, complained to Ofcom that McKee’s privacy had been infringed upon.
# TV and radio
Graham Norton ranks as third-highest earning BBC presenter
The BBC revealed its list of 10 highest earning presenters.
Sue Barker leaving A Question of Sport after 23 years along with team leaders in major shake-up
Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell will also depart the show after their final season together.
# Media
BBC and The Guardian announce hundreds of job cuts
The BBC intends to implement 520 cuts and The Guardian newspaper plans to axe 180 jobs.
# On the box
Here is a list of the free-to-air Premier League games coming to Ireland in July
Sky Sports to screen seven games on their free-to-air channel in first two weeks of July.
# Newsnight
BBC says Emily Maitlis' remarks about Dominic Cummings 'broke impartiality rules'
The British Prime Minister is standing by his senior aide despite mounting pressure to fire him.
# book to screen
'The exact opposite of social distancing': The makers of Normal People on bringing Irish sex to TV screens
Based on the best-selling Irish novel of the same name, the show has generated huge hype.
# giuseppe conte
Italian PM: EU could fail over coronavirus pandemic
The EU is at risk of failure because of the Covid-19 crisis, Giuseppe Conte has said.
# battling on
Former snooker star 'devastated' after being diagnosed with leukemia
1985 UK Championship runner-up Willie Thorne, who has been a commentator for the BBC, says he is starting chemotherapy in Spain today.
# Controversy
BBC severs ties with pundit Ramage after Derby ‘black lads’ comments
The former footballer has apologised for the remark.
# too close for comfort
Varadkar admits election looks ‘very tight’ after poll shows rise in support for Sinn Féin
Varadkar stressed that Brexit negotiations will be dificult if there is trouble forming an Irish government.
# Job Cuts
BBC to axe 450 jobs as part of €95m cost-cutting measures
The company said it would review the number of presenters it has and how they work.
# samira ahmed
Broadcaster wins equal pay case against BBC over male presenter earning over six times more
Samira Ahmed asked why she was paid £465 an episode of Newswatch when Jeremy Vine got £3,000 per episode of Points of View.
# fairytale of new york
BBC defends use of word 'f****t' in Gavin and Stacey Christmas special
Characters Nessa and Uncle Bryan, played by Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon, sang Fairytale of New York during the show.