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Bizarre and banal TV show complaints made to the BBC

2 February 2016 4:39 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Yes, it’s annoying when the UK weather is rubbish, but is it really grounds to lodge a complaint with the BBC?

Imagine you’ve been wronged by a TV show. Some inaccuracy, or omission, or annoyance has caused the irksome weevil of discontent to crawl through your television and burrow underneath your skin. You can’t rid of it. After days of muttering under your breath and scribbling beards and fangs all over the Radio Times, it’s still there. Nothing will soothe you. You're left with only one choice.

It’s time to lodge a complaint.

If that complaint relates to anything other than Editorial Standards, it may be passed up to the BBC Trust’s Complaints and Appeals Board (Cab), the final arbiter on general grievances since 2011. And thanks to BBC transparency, such complaints are available, anonymously, to see online.

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Kate Winslet Says Her Daughter Is Not Happy About Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus Being Back On: 'She Wants Liam All to Herself'

31 January 2016 11:35 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus are officially (and happily) back together, but, unfortunately, not everyone's on board. Kate Winslet told Entertainment Tonight on the Screen Actors Guild Award red carpet, Saturday, that her oldest daughter, Mia, 15, is likely "very disapproving" of her The Dressmaker costar's relationship change. "I'll have to run it by her when I get home," the 40-year-old actress told Et, before explaining, "I just think she wants Liam all to herself, quite frankly." Hemsworth, 26, portrayed Winslet's love interest in the 2015 drama film. "I was alarmed to discover, actually after working with Liam, that in fact he's closer »

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Sir Terry Wogan: tributes to BBC broadcaster dead aged 77 - as they happened

31 January 2016 8:20 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

All the reaction and tributes to the BBC TV and Radio presenter Terry Wogan, who has died of cancer aged 77, best known for his chat show Wogan, the Eurovision Song Contest and Children In Need.

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We’re going to end this live blog now, thank you very much for all the touching contributions via GuardianWitness, especially the insights into the world of TOGs.

For 50 years Sir Terry graced our screens and airwaves. His warmth, wit and geniality meant that for millions he was a part of the family.

We are all so terribly sad upon hearing of the passing of Terry. I can’t put into words how the whole Radio 2 family is feeling.

None of us were expecting this, come out of a clear blue sky, so it’s really hard to take in.

Related: Terry Wogan: the intriguingly subversive national treasure

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Jimmy Carr's 'offensive' dwarf joke broke broadcasting rules, says watchdog

25 January 2016 4:49 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Comedian’s comments on BBC’s The One Show were ‘capable of causing considerable offence’, says Ofcom

Jimmy Carr’s joke about dwarves on BBC1’s The One Show was offensive and broke broadcasting rules, the media watchdog has said.

Carr, who was promoting of his greatest hits tour, told viewers he had once come up with a two-word joke.

Related: Lbc's Nick Ferrari cleared over calling Paris attacks a 'Muslim problem'

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