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Is nude dating show Naked Attraction a public service?
Critics may dismiss Channel 4’s new programme as titillation or objectification – but it does also champion body diversity

John Plunkett

30, Jul, 2016 @6:00 AM

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BBC told to do more for colour blind people after election complaints
Founder of campaign group says some coverage of poll was a ‘fiasco’ and accuses corporation of giving it the ‘brush-off’

John Plunkett

28, Jul, 2016 @11:11 AM

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'Katie Hopkins’ migrants column was in bad taste – but Ipso doesn’t cover that’
Watchdog’s chief says Sun article comparing migrants to cockroaches was cleared because they are not a group that can be discriminated against

John Plunkett

28, Jul, 2016 @9:05 AM

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Chris Evans' Top Gear lost a third of its iPlayer audience during series
Presenter claims BBC show is ‘repositioning the way’ people watch TV – but figures show its total ratings halved

John Plunkett

26, Jul, 2016 @4:01 PM

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Set and match: the best and worst TV dating shows
As Naked Attraction launches, we look back at memorable romantic series, from Blind Date to Take Me Out and Man O Man

John Plunkett

26, Jul, 2016 @12:43 PM

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Channel 4’s Naked Attraction picks up more viewers than Big Brother
Nude dating show garners 1.4 million viewers on first showing, beating both Channel 4 and BBC2 in the ratings

John Plunkett

26, Jul, 2016 @9:47 AM

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I don't believe it! Victor Meldrew role almost went to Les Dawson
One Foot in the Grave actor Richard Wilson reveals he originally turned down the part, thinking he was too young to play the cantankerous grump

John Plunkett

26, Jul, 2016 @6:00 AM

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John Humphrys says he's 'over-friendly' – and misses top slot in Radio Times poll
‘Rottweiler of Radio 4’ comes second to in readers’ ballot after Eddie Mair, with Kirsty Young topping women’s list of nation’s favourite voices

John Plunkett

26, Jul, 2016 @5:33 AM

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BBC2's Robot Wars attracts more viewers than Top Gear reboot finale
TV channel looks to rule Sunday nights as 2m people watch Sir Killalot and Dead Metal battle it out, while 2.9m tune in to premier of new series of Dragons Den

John Plunkett

25, Jul, 2016 @10:10 AM

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Ofcom may not be ready to take on BBC watchdog role until April
Media regulator is due to take over parts of regulation from BBC Trust – but this may not happen until new charter begins

John Plunkett

25, Jul, 2016 @8:55 AM

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New Robot Wars: good, clean, innocent fun with giant circular saws
BBC2’s revival feeds the appetite for nostalgia TV and our growing love of tech

John Plunkett

24, Jul, 2016 @3:00 PM

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ITV launches big-budget rival to BBC hit Strictly Come Dancing
Celebrity talent show Dance Dance Dance, from the makers of The Voice, will recreate famous dance routines from music videos, movies and theatre

John Plunkett and agencies

22, Jul, 2016 @2:36 PM

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