09 May 2019

BBC sacks Danny Baker over royal baby chimp tweet

Broadcaster Danny Baker has been fired by BBC Radio 5 Live after tweeting a joke about the Duke and Duchess Of Sussex’s son, Archie.

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09 Mar 2017

BBC accidentally announces Mark E Smith’s death on his 60th birthday

Mark E Smith, frontman of influential post-punk band The Fall, turned 60 on Sunday, and many fans and admirers turned to social media to post tributes to the irascible Manchester music legend.

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17 Feb 2015

Immaterial Girl: Madonna deemed too old for BBC’s Radio 1

She has dominated the airwaves during 30 years as a chart-topper, but now music institution, BBC Radio 1 has decided that Madonna is an immaterial girl and just too old for its teenage listeners.

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16 Jan 2015

BBC cancels gay zombie drama In The Flesh

BBC Three has cancelled its acclaimed zombie drama In The Flesh.

The show starred Luke Newberry as ‘Partially Deceased Syndrome sufferer’ Kieren Walker – who initially committed suicide when his former lover died in Afghanistan.

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15 Aug 2014

Spider photobombs TV news program

BBC Scotland, you can expect that royalty check from the SyFy Channel to arrive in the mail any day now. Really, the rudimentary plot details from the network’s next great monster movie are already in place: A buttoned-down newscaster reads the daily news reports with calm composure when suddenly A GIANT SPIDER ECLIPSES THE SCREEN AND SEIZES ITS PREY.

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