BBC Newsnight interview with Prince Andrew draws record ratings

An episode of BBC Two investigative strand Newsnight that featured Prince Andrew discussing his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has gripped the UK and drawn record ratings. In the episode, the prince is interviewed by Newsnight journalist Emily Maitlis about his relationship with US financier Epstein, who committed suicide this summer while awaiting […]

Rippon named new BBC Online archive editor

The BBC has named Peter Rippon as editor of its new BBC Online archive. As editor, BBC Online Archive, Rippon will develop and lead the BBC’s Journal of Record initiative, to create what it says will be the definitive online archive collection of the BBC’s television and radio journalism. Journal of Record aims to publish […]

BBC crisis claims more scalps as Patten begins search for new DG

Following the resignation of BBC director-general George Entwistle on Saturday, head of news Helen Boaden and deputy director of news Stephen Thomas have “stepped aside” for the duration of the ongoing Pollard enquiry into flagship current affairs show Newsnight. Head of newsgathering Fran Unsworth has been named as acting director of news, while Ceri Thomas, […]