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Idris Elba will also serve as an executive producer on Luther film.(AFP)

Idris Elba on upcoming film Luther: 'We go into production in September'

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2021 05:47 PM IST
  • Debuting in 2010, Luther, has completed five seasons on the BBC. It features Idris Elba as the titular detective. The new production will be a film adaptation of the popular series.
Diana and Charles' eldest son and second-in-line to the throne, Prince William, accused the BBC of failing his mother and the public.(Reuters)
Diana and Charles' eldest son and second-in-line to the throne, Prince William, accused the BBC of failing his mother and the public.(Reuters)

UK govt mulls action against BBC after Princess Diana cover-up

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2021 05:53 PM IST
  • Diana's interview with journalist Martin Bashir was a global scoop, and saw the princess detail her crumbling marriage to heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, as well as admitting to adultery.
During the interview, Princess Diana shared details of her unhappy marriage to Prince Charles and admitted to an affair.(AP)
During the interview, Princess Diana shared details of her unhappy marriage to Prince Charles and admitted to an affair.(AP)

How BBC used 'deceit' to interview Princess Diana? All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2021 05:20 PM IST
  • The interview with Princess Diana was aired as a part of the BBC documentary series ‘Panorama’ on November 20, 1995. It was a sensational triumph for the BBC and journalist Martin Bashir who took the interview.
Princess Diana died in a Paris car crash in 1997 at the age of 36.(Reuters)
Princess Diana died in a Paris car crash in 1997 at the age of 36.(Reuters)

'Indescribable sadness': Royals condemn BBC ‘deceit’ over Diana interview

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2021 03:04 PM IST
During the "Panorama" interview, Diana shocked the nation by admitting to an affair and sharing details of her marriage to the heir to the throne and William's father, Prince Charles.
Regular programming on the UK’s national broadcaster was canceled for special coverage, hosted by black-clad news anchors.(AP / File)
Regular programming on the UK’s national broadcaster was canceled for special coverage, hosted by black-clad news anchors.(AP / File)

Too much? BBC gets complaints over Prince Philip coverage

AP | , London
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2021 05:44 PM IST
  • When the Queen Mother Elizabeth died in 2002, the broadcaster received criticism because the announcer who delivered the news did not wear a black tie.
FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 file photo, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing. Zhao has repeatedly suggested on Twitter that the coronavirus might have come from the U.S. Army. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 file photo, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing. Zhao has repeatedly suggested on Twitter that the coronavirus might have come from the U.S. Army. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)(AP)

China blasts BBC report after summoning UK ambassador

AP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 10:39 AM IST
The Chinese Embassy in London posted a statement on its website Thursday saying it had written to the BBC expressing “strong dissatisfaction" and urging the broadcaster to “abandon bias, correct its mistake and report China in a objective, fair and balanced manner."
Morris, while speaking to the broadcaster, said that he was “stunned” to see the image of a ship floating in the air.(David Morris/APEX via BBC)
Morris, while speaking to the broadcaster, said that he was “stunned” to see the image of a ship floating in the air.(David Morris/APEX via BBC)

Floating ship clicked off English coast, expert calls it ‘rare phenomenon’

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 06:37 PM IST
A BBC meteorologist, David Braine, explained the phenomenon and said that “a super mirage” has caused the ship to appear as floating in the air, because of “special atmospheric conditions that bend light.”
Prime Minister Modi with his mother Heeraben Modi on his 69th birthday in Gandhinagar.
Prime Minister Modi with his mother Heeraben Modi on his 69th birthday in Gandhinagar.

Caller abuses PM Modi’s mother on BBC show, sparks outrage

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 03:59 PM IST
In the edited programme, the anchor issued an apology for the abuses hurled by the caller on the BBC show.
Pedestrians walk past a BBC logo at Broadcasting House in London, Britain January 29, 2020. (Reuters File Photo )
Pedestrians walk past a BBC logo at Broadcasting House in London, Britain January 29, 2020. (Reuters File Photo )

US condemns China for banning BBC World News on mainland

ANI | , Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 07:28 AM IST
The National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) of China barred the broadcasting of BBC World News on the mainland claiming that it has done a "slew of falsified" reporting on issues such as human rights violations in Xinjiang.
The administration said an investigation found BBC World News' China-related reports had "seriously violated" regulations.(REUTERS)
The administration said an investigation found BBC World News' China-related reports had "seriously violated" regulations.(REUTERS)

BBC World News barred from airing in China: Regulator

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 10:36 PM IST
On February 4, British media regulator Ofcom revoked China Global Television Network's (CGTN) licence to broadcast in the United Kingdom.
Cars travel past the CCTV and CGTN headquarters, the home of Chinese state media outlet in Beijing, China February 5, 2021.(REUTERS)
Cars travel past the CCTV and CGTN headquarters, the home of Chinese state media outlet in Beijing, China February 5, 2021.(REUTERS)

China targets BBC after Britain pulled their media

Reuters | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 03:37 PM IST
On Thursday, Britain's Ofcom revoked the licence of CGTN, the English-language sister channel of state broadcaster CCTV, after concluding that China's ruling Communist Party had ultimate editorial responsibility for the channel.
A health worker prepares a syringe to inoculate a volunteer with a Covid-19 vaccine, Lima, December 9, 2020(AFP)
A health worker prepares a syringe to inoculate a volunteer with a Covid-19 vaccine, Lima, December 9, 2020(AFP)

A robust public broadcaster can guard against anti-vaccine rumours

By Mark Tully
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 07:02 PM IST
There seems no reason to doubt that a large number of Indians are, to say the least, undiscriminating in the source of news they chose to watch. This will make them liable to fall prey to false information which can undermine the vaccination campaign.
Swara Bhasker and Taapsee Pannu reacted to the charge that it took a Punjabi actor to respond to Kangana Ranaut.
Swara Bhasker and Taapsee Pannu reacted to the charge that it took a Punjabi actor to respond to Kangana Ranaut.

‘Bollywood stayed mum, a Punjabi star had to deal with Kangana Ranaut’: Taapsee, Swara react to Twitter sentiment

By HT Entertainment Desk, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 03:51 PM IST
Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhasker have said that not everyone in Bollywood stayed mum as many on Twitter claimed that it took a Punjabi actor to respond to Kangana Ranaut.
Diljit Dosanjh has tweeted ‘proof’ about Mahinder Kaur’s identity to Kangana Ranaut.
Diljit Dosanjh has tweeted ‘proof’ about Mahinder Kaur’s identity to Kangana Ranaut.

Diljit Dosanjh slams Kangana Ranaut for her tweet against elderly Sikh woman: ‘Shouldn’t be so blind, she says anything’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 01:11 PM IST
Diljit Dosanjh is the latest celebrity to slam Kangana Ranaut for her now-deleted tweet against elderly Sikh woman who had joined the farmers’ protest. Diljit said that ‘Kangana keeps saying anything.'
Prince William, the second in line to the throne, said earlier this week that the investigation was a step in the right direction and a source close to Harry said on Saturday that the prince was getting regular updates.(Reuters)
Prince William, the second in line to the throne, said earlier this week that the investigation was a step in the right direction and a source close to Harry said on Saturday that the prince was getting regular updates.(Reuters)

UK’s Prince Harry welcomes Princess Diana interview inquiry

London | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 07:05 AM IST
A former Supreme Court justice is leading a new inquiry into how the broadcaster obtained the interview and whether executives covered up any wrongdoing after accusations that the late princess was tricked into taking part.
Ugur Sahin, CEO and co-founder of German biotech firm BioNTech.(REUTERS)
Ugur Sahin, CEO and co-founder of German biotech firm BioNTech.(REUTERS)

Normal life will only be back ‘next winter’: BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin

Washington/Paris | By Agencies
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 04:48 AM IST
BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin said he was “very confident that transmission between people will be reduced by such a highly effective vaccine, maybe not 90%, but maybe 50%”.
A Suitable Boy review: Ishaan Khatter as Maan Kapoor and Tabu as Saeeda Bai in Mira Nair’s adaptation of Vikram Seth’s novel.(BBC/Lookout Point)
A Suitable Boy review: Ishaan Khatter as Maan Kapoor and Tabu as Saeeda Bai in Mira Nair’s adaptation of Vikram Seth’s novel.(BBC/Lookout Point)

A Suitable Boy review: Mira Nair’s unsuitable adaptation is partially redeemed by Ishaan Khatter, Tabu

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 09:27 AM IST
A Suitable Boy review: An astonishing cast, led by Ishaan Khatter, Tabu and Tanya Maniktala, struggles to make the most of minimal screentime and a mediocre script in Mira Nair’s unsuitable adaptation of Vikram Seth’s novel.
Boris Johnson said on Sunday he expected the next few months of the Covid-19 pandemic to be bumpy(AP)
Boris Johnson said on Sunday he expected the next few months of the Covid-19 pandemic to be bumpy(AP)

UK’s Boris Johnson sees bumpy Covid winter, but radical changes by spring

London | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 03:01 PM IST
“I’ve got to tell you, in all candour, it’s going to continue to be bumpy through to Christmas, it may even be bumpy beyond,” Johnson said during an interview on BBC television.
File image of Andy Murray.(USA TODAY Sports)
File image of Andy Murray.(USA TODAY Sports)

Andy Murray forced to wait for hip checkup after COVID-19 test result delay

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 02:52 PM IST
Murray reached the second round at the U.S. Open this month in his first Grand Slam after hip surgery last year, but after developing a pelvic issue at Flushing Meadows the 33-year-old had to wait for a few days at home before meeting his doctor.
Tanya Maniktala stars as Lata in Mira’s Nair’s adaptation of Vikram Seth’s novel A Suitable Boy.(Image courtesy: TIFF)
Tanya Maniktala stars as Lata in Mira’s Nair’s adaptation of Vikram Seth’s novel A Suitable Boy.(Image courtesy: TIFF)

Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy to be first-ever TV series to close Toronto Film Fest

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 04:27 PM IST
The screening spans six hours, covering the entire series , with two intermissions for 20-minutes each for those attending in person.
Ram Kapoor reportedly lost almost 30 kgs last year.
Ram Kapoor reportedly lost almost 30 kgs last year.

Happy birthday Ram Kapoor: When he opened up about his body transformation, said he fasted every day for 16 hours

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 06:44 AM IST
Ram Kapoor underwent a massive transformation last year with his weight loss. Here’s how he managed to achieve it.
Although Charles Allen was no imperialist and was particularly critical of British racism inevitably, his view of the work of the Orientalists also challenged the schools of history, including Hindutva, which see no good in the British record(Hindustan Times)
Although Charles Allen was no imperialist and was particularly critical of British racism inevitably, his view of the work of the Orientalists also challenged the schools of history, including Hindutva, which see no good in the British record(Hindustan Times)

The intellectual legacy of Charles Allen

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 09:14 PM IST
In his prodigious output of 25 books Charles wrote about many disputed issues in Indian history some of which have political implications today
Don’t drive down the quality of discussion to get an audience(Shutterstock)
Don’t drive down the quality of discussion to get an audience(Shutterstock)

What Indian TV news anchors get wrong

UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 05:55 AM IST
Current affairs discussions should be intended for those who want to learn and understand. Not people seeking entertainment
File image of Carlos Brathwaite.(Getty Images)
File image of Carlos Brathwaite.(Getty Images)

‘He brings that X-factor’: Windies all-rounder names player who ‘doesn’t play by the rules of the book’

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 10:07 AM IST
“There’s the traditional English way of doing it by the book, but all good teams need the X-factor. I think he brings that X-factor... Kevin Pietersen brought that X-factor,” Brathwaite told the BBC.
England's Jofra Archer. File image.(REUTERS)
England's Jofra Archer. File image.(REUTERS)

‘Very foolish’: Michael Atherton on Jofra Archer’s protocol breach

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 05:18 PM IST
Archer apologised for the lapse, which wasn’t specified in the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement but ‘BBC Test Match Special’ said that the speedster had visited his home in Brighton after the first Test.
Ishaan Khatter and Tabu in a still from A Suitable Boy.
Ishaan Khatter and Tabu in a still from A Suitable Boy.

Ishaan Khatter and Tabu’s A Suitable Boy to arrive on Netflix: ‘Love doesn’t recognise borders’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 11:02 AM IST
Ishaan Khatter’s BBC series Suitable Boy will also be arriving on Netflix. The show is directed by Mira Nair and is based on Vikram Seth’s sweeping tale of four families set in the post-Partition era.
Ishaan Khatter had shared a video of him wearing a mask while working out at home.
Ishaan Khatter had shared a video of him wearing a mask while working out at home.

Ishaan Khatter explains why he was wearing a mask while working out at home: ‘The living room was being dusted’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 10:17 AM IST
Ishaan Khatter has shared a note on his Instagram stories explaining why he was wearing a mask while working out at home.
Kailash Budhwar, had a distinguished career in BBC in London since 1969
Kailash Budhwar, had a distinguished career in BBC in London since 1969

Veteran BBC broadcaster Kailash Budhwar passes away

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 10:37 PM IST
Hailing from Kanpur, Budhwar was the head of the BBC’s Hindi service and a prominent figure among listeners in India and the UK. A theatre buff, Budhwar was described by colleagues as an inspiring presence in the newsroom.
Sonam Kapoor contracted the swine flu in 2015.
Sonam Kapoor contracted the swine flu in 2015.

Sonam Kapoor responds to new flu strain with ‘pandemic potential’: ‘Had a version of swine flu, wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy’

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 06:06 PM IST
Actor Sonam Kapoor has said that as a survivor of a version of swine flu, she wouldn’t wish it on her worst enemy.
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his home on Sunday.
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his home on Sunday.

Sushant Singh Rajput was relatable on and off screen: International media reacts to actor’s death

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 03:04 PM IST
The New York Times, The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, the BBC and others have covered the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, noting his charm both on and off screen.
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