Monthly Archives: August 2007

Battle Royal

Posted by Ian   Legend has it that buried deep in a vault in BBC Television Centre is every episode of Have I Got News For You that includes Paul Merton referring to Princess Diana as an "overblown tart."   Will … Continue reading

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A barometer of Britain today

Posted by Laura   Apologies, we’ve been remiss. Here on the homepage team we’ve managed to commit the carnal sin of blogging – that is, um, not blogging. There are many factors we can blame for out 10-day silence – … Continue reading

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A salute to Press Gang

Posted by Ian   A couple of weeks ago The Guardian contemplated the prospect of a certain old TV programme being resurrected.   Such a practice is, admittedly, all too common nowadays. Barely a month goes by without ‘news’ of this or … Continue reading

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Fill in the blanks

Posted by Laura   If the homepage team were to appear on Mastermind we would have difficulty in agreeing on one subject we all have sufficient collective knowledge of. I would lean toward British guitar bands of the 1990s (niche, I know) … Continue reading

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Today. As it happens…

Posted by Ian   9.10am Into the office. A few others are already in. There’s no fixed time for clocking on, though it’s expected – transport delays permitted – we should be here for 9.30am. Both BBC News 24 and … Continue reading

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July’s homepage mailbag

Posted by Ian   Easily the biggest event on the homepage in July was Live Earth. You can’t have missed it; aside from coverage of the concert itself, we ran a series of tie-in articles and environmental features to further … Continue reading

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Scouting Around

Posted by Dom   Today marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the scout movement by Robert Baden-Powell. Hundreds of people are gathering at Brownsea Island in Dorset, the scene of the first camp for boys in 1907, to … Continue reading

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