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“I pirate lol”: How Edinburgh students get around buying a TV licence

A recent survey conducted by The Student found that while the majority of students are required to own a TV licence, only 20% have actually paid for one. Students need…

David Attenborough and the BBC’s impartiality crisis

The BBC’s seemingly strict policy of impartiality has come under fire. Fronted by Gary Lineker, recent criticism questions the elusive relationship between the BBC and right-wing politics. David Attenborough, BBC…

The Gary Lineker row and how it highlighted impartiality at the BBC

The Gary Lineker row of the weekend has seemingly cooled down. The Match of the Day pundit has been reinstated after his tweet criticising the government’s – potentially illegal- policy…

So much for BBC impartiality

I have long known that the sanctimonious impartiality from the BBC was an utter facade; as a staunch republican, their attentive coverage of the royal family and their supporters, versusthe…

How can the BBC engage students in order to ensure its survival?

When looking for my next programme the BBC waits patiently behind the louder and flashier streaming platforms of Netflix and Amazon Prime. Why is this? Growing up, settling down to…

Review: This is Going to Hurt

Ben Whishaw during an interview for "Mary Poppins Returns"

The battle the BBC didn’t want

Nadine Dorries readied herself at her dispatch box, looking forward to deflecting attention from the media-shy Sue Gray and her start-up detective agency with an actual policy announcement. Except her…

Ridley Road review: Right target, wrong delivery

Rating- ⭐⭐⭐ BBC period dramas are a constant game of hit and miss. Some, such as the infamous Peaky Blinders, creep into the Netflix streaming stratosphere and sustain huge followings.…