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Ian McDiarmid stars as Sir Edward Grey in ‘37 Days: How the World Went to War’, a three-part factual drama in which Belfast’s Methodist College doubled as London’s Foreign Office.

Two very different milestones will rank among the programme themes at BBC Northern Ireland this year: the 20th anniversary of the 1994 IRA ceasefir(...)

Helen Shaw: “Dublin will always be a base”

Athena Media has become the first Irish production company to open an office in MediaCityUK, the Manchester hub where broadcasters BBC and ITV and fir(...)

Undated BBC handout photo of Jeremy Paxman on the set of Newsnight. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

One of the BBC’s biggest stars, dogged interviewer Jeremy Paxman, has announced he is quitting the flagship current affairs show Newsnight.The BBC sai(...)

The scene at Wake Road, Sheffield where five people, including three young children, have died in a house fire. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Five people, including three young children, have died in a house fire in Sheffield. Two women are believed to have died alongside the c(...)

Yvonne Cotton (Pauline McLynn, right) talking to Dot Cotton (June Brown), as Father Ted star McLynn is joining EastEnders to play Charlie Cotton’s mother. Photograph: Jack Barnes/BBC/PA Wire

In a move from the wilds of Craggy Island to London’s Albert Square, Irish actor Pauline McLynn is joining EastEnders to play Charlie Cotton’s (...)

During President Michael D Higgins’s visit to Britain earlier this month, RTÉ combined its resources with those of the BBC, Sky and ITV to provide live pool coverage of the speech-laden highlights. Photograph: Johnny Bambury/Fennell Photography

In the early days of the BBC, radio news bulletins only went out after 7pm. “I do not think there is much demand for an earlier bulletin,” said Joh(...)

BBC drama ‘Line of Duty’ is to return for a third series. Photograph: World Productions / Mark Bourdillon

BBC police thriller Line of Duty, which is produced in Northern Ireland, is set to be recommissioned for a third series. Written by Cardiac Arr(...)

Andy Parfitt, former controller of BBC Radio 1, who will speak at the Radiodays Europe conference in Dublin next week

How can radio managers get the best out of on-air talent? According to former BBC Radio 1 controller Andy Parfitt, who will address this questi(...)

BBC director-general Tony Hall, in seeking targets for cutbacks, found it easy to justify the reinvention of BBC3 as a cheaper-to-run online-only service for a reason: younger viewers have different patterns of behaviour. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

The BBC’s decision to close BBC3 “as a broadcast or linear channel” is the most obvious signal yet that the life expectancy of the very concept(...)

The spectre of Eldorado , the BBC’s soap opera set in Spain that ran for just a year in the (...)

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