Entertainment

Ofcom gives ‘provisional’ approval to BBC iPlayer changes

Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has given “provisional” approval to plans that would enable shows to be available on the BBC iPlayer for longer. The BBC wants to change the iPlayer from a 30-day catch-up service to one where programmes are available for 12 months as standard. After a competition assessment, Ofcom decided the changes could “deliver …

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Comic Relief to cut back on celebrity appeals after Stacey Dooley row

Comic Relief is to send fewer celebrities abroad after criticism that stars like Stacey Dooley were going to Africa as “white saviours”. The charity’s co-founder, screenwriter Richard Curtis, told MPs TV appeals “will be heading in the direction of not using” celebrities abroad. He said they would be “very careful to give voices to people” …

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Gavin and Stacey: James Corden announces Christmas special

TV comedy series Gavin and Stacey is set to return for a one-off Christmas special, James Corden has announced. Tweeting a picture of a script, Corden said he and co-writer Ruth Jones had been “keeping this secret for a while”. The Bafta-winning sitcom, about a long-distance relationship between a girl from south Wales and an …

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