Tim Davie

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You don’t need anyone’s approval to enjoy a vaccination biscuit. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP

Image of the week: Covid confectionery Banish all thoughts of new year’s resolutions this January and get stuck into a month of lockdown excess, with(...)

Richard Sharp, new BBC governor. Photograph: PA/Bank of England

Former Goldman Sachs banker Richard Sharp will succeed Sir David Clementi as BBC chairman, BBC News has said. His appointment comes amid a debate abo(...)

Peter Alliss: died aged 89, the European Tour announced

Peter Alliss, the voice of the BBC’s golf coverage for decades, has died at the age of 89. A statement issued by the former Ryder Cup player’s family (...)

Dara Ó Briain: ‘When people say they want more right-wing comedy I say: there is no more open market than comedy. Go to Edinburgh.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The comedian's new book, Is There Anybody Out There?, skilfully weaves thumping gags with raw physics. Surely it must be tricky balancing facts wit(...)

BBC presenter Gary Lineker has attracted the ire of rightwing media outlets for tweeting criticism of the UK government and Brexit. File photograph: Getty Images

Gary Lineker has taken a 25 per cent pay cut to remain as host of Match of the Day for the next five years, along with an agreement to be more careful(...)

Ian Hislop and Paul Merton from the long-running BBC comedy panel show, Have I Got News for You.

Why does contemporary comedy so often skew to the left? Why do the arts as a whole lean in that direction? Do these questions only make sense if you a(...)

Zoe Ball, Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz, who are among the  highest-paid BBC stars in 2018/19. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Female presenters at the BBC were among the most prominent beneficiaries, while Irishman Graham Norton came in as third highest paid. The broadcaste(...)

Top Gear’s new host Chris Evans: How will the Top Gear faithful react? It’s hard to say, and certainly there are some extremists out there.

Will Chris Evans be any good as the host of a revived and revamped Top Gear? Well perhaps the only fair answer is to say come back and ask again in a (...)