John Whittingdale

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The Guardian view on British TV drama: a new golden age? | Editorial
Editorial: The streaming giants are playing a part in redefining expectations and promoting diversity


15, Dec, 2021 @6:25 PM

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David Tennant questions Tory focus on ‘Britishness’ of TV shows
Actor asks whether idea means ‘made in Britain’ – or insisting on a ‘certain political viewpoint’

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

07, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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‘Absolute madness’: circus around an MP that riled the Commons
Backbenchers infuriated as reality dawned and Owen Paterson’s path swerved from invincibility to hasty departure

Aubrey Allegretti

04, Nov, 2021 @9:47 PM

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Gambling logos feature 700 times in football match, says C4 documentary
Ex-Scottish Tory chief says ‘radical rethink’ of industry’s ‘parasitic’ ties with the sport is needed

Rob Davies

04, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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MPs take advantage of the BBC talking about the BBC to talk about the BBC | John Crace
Parliament seemingly likes the broadcaster more than it likes itself, which wouldn’t be hard

John Crace

24, May, 2021 @7:21 PM

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BBC row: government will not ‘rush into any changes’
Culture minister raises possibility of ‘new editorial oversight’ but stresses need to tread carefully

Peter Walker, Jim Waterson and Sarah Marsh

24, May, 2021 @6:06 PM

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Daniel Morgan murder: Labour MP asks for assurance report will not be delayed – as it happened
Latest updates: Labour MP Chris Bryant asks home office minister Victoria Atkins to commit to date for report to be published

Andrew Sparrow

24, May, 2021 @5:34 PM

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Football Index seeks buyer amid widespread customer fury
John Whittingdale holds talks with betting regulator over self-styled ‘stock market of football’

Rob Davies

16, Mar, 2021 @5:48 PM

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Tory minister who backed FOBTs takes over review of gambling laws
John Whittingdale has a history of voting against stronger regulation of the industry

Rob Davies

01, Mar, 2021 @7:03 PM

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Channel 4 says finances are strong in face of Tory sell-off threats
Broadcaster insists it has bounced back after revenue collapse in spring lockdown

Jim Waterson Media editor

29, Oct, 2020 @2:38 PM

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UK culture minister hints government may sell Channel 4
John Whittingdale tells Tory conference that broadcaster is struggling financially

Jim Waterson Media editor

06, Oct, 2020 @3:54 PM

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BBC warned against pandering to Manchester's 'metropolitan elite'
Corporation does not do enough for people who live in smaller towns and rural areas, says minister

Jim Waterson Media editor

21, Jul, 2020 @4:00 PM

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