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Question Time and Doctor Who among ‘most tweeted about’ BBC shows

Question Time, the Andrew Marr Show and Doctor Who were the most tweeted about BBC TV shows of 2018, figures show. Audiences took to Twitter to discuss news and current affairs programmes, with Newsnight, BBC Breakfast and Victoria Derbyshire all in the top 10. TV Licensing said the Apprentice, Eurovision, EastEnders, and Strictly Come Dancing were also popular topics. Other shows on the list included Top Of The Pops 2, Countryfile, Killing Eve, Casualty, Panorama and the One Show. TV Licensing’s Michael Collins said: “Throughout 2018, unmissable TV moments have…

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Rochdale bongs replace Big Ben on BBC Radio 4 at Christmas

Image caption Rochdale will be the only bells – other than Big Ben – used over the festive, says BBC Radio 4 The traditional Big Ben bongs on BBC Radio 4 will be replaced by bells from Rochdale town hall on Christmas Eve. Chimes from the Greater Manchester town will herald the 18:00 GMT news bulletin as a “special festive replacement”. BBC Radio 4 normally broadcasts Big Ben live but has been broadcasting recordings since August last year when the bells fell silent for repair works. Rochdale Borough Council leader…

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Brexit: Does Brussels blink? – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images One of the more memorable quotes of the Brexit saga was ascribed to an anonymous source within the Democratic Unionist Party, in Northern Ireland. “This is a battle of who blinks first – and we’ve cut off our eyelids.” As Prime Minster Theresa May wonders how she will get her Brexit deal through Parliament, it’s understood that she’s pushing the EU for a little wiggle room. And that raises the question: does Brussels ever blink? At the moment, the EU is saying the deal on the…

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BBC Sound of 2019: Which rising stars have made the longlist?

Flamenco singer Rosalía, R&B star Ella Mai and pop artist King Princess are among the rising stars who have made it onto the BBC’s Sound of 2019 longlist. Now in its 17th year, the list showcases 2019’s hottest new artists. Past winners includes Adele, Sam Smith, Years & Years and Sigrid. This year’s selection focuses on solo acts, with only one band in the top 10. It was voted for by 136 critics, broadcasters and DJs, including former nominees Ellie Goulding and Stormzy. For the first time, the list includes…

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RuPaul’s Drag Race coming to BBC Three in 2019

Image caption UK drag artists will be asked to ‘Sashay Away’ after weekly challenges Award-winning reality TV competition RuPaul’s Drag Race will arrive in the UK next year. A new eight-part series will be available on BBC Three in 2019, featuring local drag artists. Series creator RuPaul Charles says he will “celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen’s queens.” RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will eventually crown one drag star the ‘Queen of Great Britain’. Since it launched in 2009, the US version of RuPaul Drag Race…

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Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool – BBC Sport

Mohamed Salah scored more than once in a league game for the first time since 17 March, when he scored four against Watford Mohamed Salah scored his first hat-trick since March to help Liverpool to an emphatic victory over Bournemouth and send Jurgen Klopp’s side above Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table. Salah was in an offside position when Roberto Firmino hit a 30-yard shot that home keeper Asmir Begovic carelessly pushed out in the direction of the Egypt forward. Salah’s eighth top-flight goal of the…

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BBC Sports Personality of the Year: Baddiel and Skinner to sing Three Lions

Three Lions will be performed at the Sports Personality of the Year ceremony to celebrate England’s run to the semi-finals of the World Cup David Baddiel and Frank Skinner will perform Three Lions at BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018, 22 years after the song was first released. The duo will reunite with The Lightning Seeds to sing their number one hit, which became an anthem for England fans during this summer’s World Cup. The live performance will run alongside a highlights reel of England’s road to the semi-finals…

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YouTube deletes cheating videos after BBC investigation

Image copyright YouTube/Dan osi Image caption YouTube has a ban on all essay-writing adverts YouTube has deleted thousands of videos promoting academic cheating in the last week after a BBC Trending investigation. The videos all advertised essay-writing services, which can lead to serious penalties for students. Facebook and Google have been asked by a regulator to stop making money from adverts for these companies. All the social media companies say they are taking steps to discourage dishonest behaviour. Seven months after the BBC first exposed YouTube stars selling cheating on…

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VR helps investigate fires – BBC News

New technology will enable the investigation of fires using virtual reality (VR). The system developed by RiVR can scan a scene of real fire damage and then re-create the fire in VR. It can show firefighters or police how a fire might have started or spread. It is also being trialled by government to train police officers. BBC Click finds out more. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Source link

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