BBC: News

29 Nov 2023


'The Gold': BBC renews heist drama for Season 2

Great news for fans of the heist drama series, The Gold.

17 Oct 2023

TV News

'The Wombles' remake is in development stage with Altitude Television

Altitude Television, a division of Altitude Media Group, is collaborating with The Wombles production house to create a contemporary remake of the cherished British family show, The Wombles.

15 Oct 2023

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday, Ncuti Gatwa: Tracing journey of 'Sex Education' star

Rwandan-Scottish actor Ncuti Gatwa may be relatively new to the acting scene, but his impact is undeniable.

17 Sep 2023

Russell Brand

Russell Brand accused of rape, sexual assault: Everything about case

Comedian-actor Russell Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse, according to a joint investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times, and Channel 4 Dispatches.

14 Sep 2023


British actor Maddy Anholt (35) dies due to brain cancer

British actor and Women's Aid Ambassador Maddy Anholt passed away on Wednesday at the age of 35, after a courageous battle with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer.

30 Aug 2023

James Corden

James Corden's first interview since 'Late Late Show' coming up

James Corden, known for hosting The Late Late Show on CBS, is set to give his first public interview since leaving the show at the prestigious RTS Cambridge Convention in September.

17 Aug 2023


'Fleabag' to 'Sherlock': BBC's top productions

With a legacy spanning decades, BBC has consistently brought us a diverse range of productions with gripping dramas, timeless adaptions, and insightful documentaries.

17 Aug 2023


'Parkinson' host Sir Michael Parkinson passes away aged 88

Sir Michael Parkinson, renowned chat show host and broadcaster, passed away at 88 after "a brief illness."

16 Aug 2023

Millie Bobby Brown

Millie Bobby Brown's notable performances beyond 'Stranger Things'

As Eleven, the rising star Millie Bobby Brown solidified herself as one of the most exceptional young actors of the last decade.

13 Aug 2023

Doctor Who

'Doctor Who's 56-year-old half-missing serial to receive animated restoration

A half-missing serial from the Doctor Who saga is being resurrected!

02 Aug 2023


5 true-crime psychological thriller shows you must watch

With the recent OTT boom, there has been a growth of various genres and one of the most watched is psychological thriller content.

10 Jul 2023

United Kingdom

BBC presenter, who allegedly paid $45,000 for explicit pics, suspended

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Sunday announced that it suspended one of its leading presenters amid allegations that they paid a teenager for sexually explicit photographs.

BBC admits to paying lower taxes in India: Report

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has acknowledged that it may have paid lower taxes in India than its liability, the Hindustan Times reported, citing Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) officials.

05 Jun 2023

Royal Family

'Terribly white': 'Bridgerton' star's Royal Family remarks won't face investigation

The coronation ceremony of King Charles III on May 6, stands as one of the most significant events of this year.

05 Jun 2023

OTT releases

Aditya Roy Kapur's 'The Night Manager 2' trailer is out

The Indian Adaptation of The Night Manager received love from all over the world. Ever since, the first part was released, fans were eagerly waiting for the second part and now the makers have unveiled the trailer of the same.

08 May 2023


David Attenborough birthday special: 5 must-watch documentaries by natural historian

Sir David Attenborough has captivated audiences across the globe with his awe-inspiring documentaries—a statement that is undeniably true.

27 Apr 2023


Meera Syal to be honored with BAFTA TV Fellowship

BAFTA is one of the most prestigious awards in cinema and everything associated with the British Academy contains a great weightage. Actor Meera Syal is set to receive the prestigious BAFTA TV Fellowship at the upcoming TV Awards scheduled on May 14.

24 Apr 2023


Hollywood: Actors Joe Cole-Alexandra Roach to headline thriller series 'Nightsleeper'

Joe Cole, known for his work in Peaky Blinders and Skins has been roped in to headline BBC's upcoming thriller series Nightsleeper.

17 Apr 2023


Kanye West BBC documentary rights sold to many broadcasters

American pop star Kanye West (Ye) has been in the news for some time- be it for his controversial opinions or his personal life. The rapper is also campaigning for the US 2024 Presidential elections.

13 Apr 2023

TV News

BBC greenlights documentary on ancient Roman Empire's Pompeii

The historical city of Pompeii has been a part of all of our history books. We have always wondered about the then Roman world.

ED files case against BBC alleging foreign funding irregularities

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday registered a case against the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) for alleged foreign exchange violation.

11 Apr 2023


Bella Ramsey to star in BBC's 'Time' Season 2

Bella Ramsey's performance was loved by many in The Last of Us and now the actor will feature in the upcoming second season of BBC prison drama Time. Reportedly, the second season will focus on a women's prison and Ramsey will enter the world of Orla and Abi.

11 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

'BBC' Modi documentary records good viewership even after ban: Report

The BBC documentary, India: The Modi Question has been in the headlines after the documentary was banned by the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. The documentary examines the current Prime Minister Narendra Modi's role in the notorious 2002 Gujarat riots.

10 Apr 2023


Twitter labels BBC, NPR 'government-funded media'; broadcasters react sharply

Twitter has reportedly labeled the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the United States (US)-based radio network National Public Radio (NPR) as "government-funded media" on their official Twitter handles, prompting both media houses to respond strongly to the decision.

28 Mar 2023


BBC Punjabi's Twitter account withheld amid crackdown on Amritpal Singh

The Twitter account of BBC Punjabi, one of the leading news outlets in Punjab, was withheld "in response to a legal demand" amid a crackdown on Khalistan separatist Amritpal Singh.

22 Mar 2023


BAFTA TV Awards nominees announced! Check out who is leading

It's the BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2023 season and the nomination list is out!

17 Mar 2023


'BBC' show helmer urges crew to speak up about misconduct

Peter Davey, showrunner of Red Nose Day urged the crew to speak up and "make a fuss" about any kind of misconduct as a part of BBC Studios's efforts to stop inappropriate behavior on its shows.

16 Mar 2023

OTT releases

OTT: Netflix's 'Caught Out: Crime. Corruption. Cricket.' releases tomorrow

The late 1990s was a dark time in Indian cricket as it became prey to match-fixing and corruption. There was mudslinging on veteran cricketers and some were found guilty too. Supriya Sobti Gupta's upcoming documentary, Caught Out: Crime. Corruption. Cricket. revolves around the same.

03 Mar 2023

United Nations (UN)

Real or myth? Here's everything to know about Nithyananda's 'Kailasa'

Fugitive rape-accused godman Nithyananda fled India in 2019 and emerged almost a year later, claiming that he had established his own country, the "United States of Kailasa(USK)."

02 Mar 2023

OTT releases

Apple renews 'Prehistoric Planet' for Season 2; what's it about

Prehistoric Planet is set to be back for another season on Apple TV+. The makers have renewed the award-winning natural history series for the second season and it will be back on May 22.

JNU to fine students for dharnas, cancel admissions for violence 

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi has come up with a new set of rules, under which it will impose a penalty of Rs. 20,000 on students holding dharnas.

01 Mar 2023

United Kingdom

Jaishankar replies to UK counterpart's BBC I-T 'survey' query 'firmly'

The Minister of External Affairs (MEA) S Jaishankar "firmly" responded to his United Kingdom counterpart, James Cleverly, on Wednesday when he brought up the "survey" at British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) offices in Mumbai and Delhi by the Income Tax Department.

Report fearlessly: BBC director-general to India staff after tax 'survey'

Days after the tax "survey" at the BBC offices in Delhi and Mumbai, the global media giant's director-general, Tim Davie, wrote an email to its staff in India, asking them to report without fear or favor.

22 Feb 2023

OTT releases

BBC to adapt Agatha Christie's 'Murder Is Easy'

BBC unveiled a two-part adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder is Easy for BBC One network and its video-on-demand service iPlayer.

I-T Department surveys BBC using 'black money', 'benami' keywords

The Income Tax Department's "survey" at the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC's) Delhi and Mumbai offices ended Thursday night after nearly 60 hours.

Day 3: I-T Department questioned BBC over financial transactions, subsidiaries 

The Income Tax Department's alleged survey at the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) offices in Delhi and Mumbai entered its third day on Thursday.

15 Feb 2023


BBC to release podcast and documentary on Kanye West

American pop icon Kanye West (Ye) is now known for his infamous anti-Semitic comments. The 45-year-old rapper is also campaigning for the US 2024 Presidential elections.

Day 2: I-T Department may question BBC's senior management today 

Amid growing uncertainties regarding the Income Tax Department's alleged survey at the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) offices in Delhi and Mumbai, the officials continued the operation for the second day on Wednesday.

US reacts to I-T 'surveys' at BBC's Delhi, Mumbai offices

The United States (US) has stated that it is aware of the Income Tax Department's (I-T) raids at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Delhi and Mumbai offices, but it cannot make any comments on the situation.

BJP, Opposition lock horns over I-T 'survey' at BBC offices

After the Income Tax Department's purported "survey" at BBC's offices in Delhi and Mumbai on Tuesday, the Opposition has accused the BJP-led government of targeted harassment.

14 Feb 2023

Central Government

I-T Department conducts raids at BBC's Delhi, Mumbai offices: Report

The Income Tax Department has started conducting raids at the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) offices in Delhi and Mumbai, reported Economic Times.

SC junks PIL seeking complete ban on BBC in India

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking complete ban on the operations of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in Indian territory in the wake of its documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his approach toward the country's Muslim minority.

03 Feb 2023

OTT releases

'Cunk On Earth': Reasons to watch Netflix's latest mockumentary

Netflix has spoilt us with options of numerous comedies and docuseries. The latest offering from the streaming platform is a hilarious mockumentary, Cunk On Earth.

SC seeks Centre's reply over appeals against banning BBC documentary

The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre following appeals challenging its move to ban the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Modi documentary: SC to hear petitions challenging ban next week

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear petitions challenging the Centre's decision to ban the controversial BBC documentary on PM Narendra Modi, titled India: The Modi Question, which delves into the 2002 Gujarat riots on February 6.

29 Jan 2023

Narendra Modi

Amid BBC row, Modi warns against 'attempts to create divisions'

Amid the ongoing tow over the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the latter warned against "attempts to divide" India on Saturday and asserted that such efforts would not succeed.

28 Jan 2023

Narendra Modi

BBC Modi documentary screenings: High-tension in top universities; many held

Tensions surrounding the controversial BBC documentary about PM Narendra Modi remain high across the country, with students at several universities attempting to screen it despite a ban.

27 Jan 2023

Narendra Modi

BBC Modi documentary: Delhi Police stops screening at DU, AUD

Toeing the government's line concerning the banned BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Delhi Police stopped the documentary's screening at Delhi University (DU) and Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) on Friday.

27 Jan 2023

Narendra Modi

BBC documentary on PM Modi screened at Kolkata's Jadavpur University

The left-wing Students Federation of India (SFI) screened the banned BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Kolkata's Jadavpur University campus on Thursday evening, reportedly without any interference from the police or university administration.

26 Jan 2023

Narendra Modi

Support free press: US after India bans BBC Modi documentary

Calling India's move to ban the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi a matter of press freedom, the US State Department on Wednesday emphasized the significance of democratic principles like freedom of expression.

Students detained as BBC documentary screening announced in Jamia Millia

After students belonging to the left-wing Students Federation of India (SFI) announced the screening of the banned BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University, the police detained over a dozen students allegedly for creating a ruckus outside the campus.

25 Jan 2023

AK Antony

AK Antony's son quits Congress citing post on BBC documentary

After facing bitter criticism for opposing the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Anil K Antony, son of former Union minister and senior Congress leader AK Antony, announced his resignation from the grand old party.

25 Jan 2023

Narendra Modi

JNU: Blackout, stone-pelting at students screening BBC documentary on Modi

A group of students screening the banned BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday alleged they were met with an administration-sponsored blackout and then stone pelting.

24 Jan 2023

Narendra Modi

BBC Modi documentary: Congress, CPI(M) wing announce screenings in Kerala

A fresh controversy around the BBC documentary on PM Narendra Modi, titled India: The Modi Question, was triggered in Kerala after several political groups decided to screen the controversial documentary in the state.

Not familiar with BBC's Modi documentary, but shared values: US

US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said he was unaware of the controversial BBC docu-series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a press briefing on Monday.

23 Jan 2023

Narendra Modi

BBC Modi documentary: Opposition slams 'censorship'; shares alternative documentary links

Tearing into the central government, Opposition leaders have slammed it over the removal of the BBC docu-series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi from YouTube and Twitter.

19 Jan 2023

Narendra Modi

BBC documentary on PM Modi propaganda, continues colonial mindset: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday slammed the BBC documentary series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling it a propaganda piece furthering the colonial mindset which shouldn't be dignified with a response.

12 Jul 2022

Civil War

'Was trafficked into UK at age 9,' reveals Mo Farah

In a shocking confession, Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah revealed that he was trafficked into the UK when he was just a nine-year-old.

10 May 2022

Doctor Who

5 things to know about 'Doctor Who' for beginners

A piece of happy news came for Doctor Who fans on Sunday as Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa was announced as the next Doctor.

31 Jul 2021


Lionsgate Play to premiere 60 exclusive titles in India

Lionsgate Play, the premium streaming platform from Starz Global, on Friday announced that it will premiere 60 English titles including blockbuster movies and series such as the Oscar-winner The Father, Cold Pursuit, and Dr. Death for the Indian audiences over the next year.

24 May 2021


BBC reveals Martin Freeman's first-look in police drama 'The Responder'

British actor Martin Freeman, known for Sherlock and The Hobbit, will be seen in yet another investigative drama called The Responder.

21 May 2021

Prince William

Princes William, Harry lash out at BBC for Diana interview

Princes William and Harry welcomed the independent inquiry launched by former senior judge Lord Dyson into their mother Princess Diana's infamous BBC interview.

20 Apr 2021

Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn to make digital debut with crime series 'Rudra'

Ajay Devgn is the latest star to join the OTT craze.

31 Mar 2021


BBC correspondent leaves China amid safety concerns

A veteran BBC correspondent whose coverage angered China has left the country amid concerns for his safety, BBC and a journalist organization said.

16 Mar 2021


Maybe one day: Benedict Cumberbatch hints at 'Sherlock' Season 5

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has just revealed the possibility of the fifth season of BBC TV series Sherlock.

05 Mar 2021

Princess Diana

UK police won't probe journalist over 1995 Diana interview

British police said on Thursday that they will not launch a criminal investigation into journalist Martin Bashir over his 1995 interview with Princess Diana.

14 Feb 2021


BBC puts disclaimers for certain 'offensive' 'Blackadder', 'Fresh Prince' episodes

Generations-old entertainment pieces cannot be held accountable for their content that might be hurtful now, because they are representative of the age when they were made.

12 Feb 2021

United Kingdom

China bans BBC; 'unacceptable curtailing of media freedom,' says UK

In a controversial move, China's broadcasting regulator on Thursday banned BBC World News.