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BBC will continue producing its biggest shows, says TV chief

6 hours ago | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Danny Cohen said he has no plans to put any current strands out to tender if schedules are opened up to indie producers

The BBC will carry on producing its big hit shows such as EastEnders, Strictly Come Dancing and Top Gear, despite proposals to open up BBC schedules to independent producers.

BBC director of television Danny Cohen revealed at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival that they would not be up for grabs.

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Jeremy Clarkson is not bigger than the BBC, says boss Danny Cohen

21 August 2014 6:32 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC TV boss Danny Cohen has said that Jeremy Clarkson is not "untouchable".

Cohen explained that Clarkson's use of the racially-offensive word 'slope' in a Top Gear episode, and his alleged mumbling of 'n****r' while filming the show, would have an "impact" on the BBC Two series.

Speaking at today's (August 21) Edinburgh International Television Festival (via Radio Times), Cohen said that while he does not believe Clarkson has done anything wrong, some of the language he used was unacceptable.

Cohen said: "I was very clear in public and in private that I was incredibly unhappy with his language.

"I have made that extremely clear and Jeremy knows that that will impact on the way the show is thought about in the future.

"People have loads of views on Jeremy Clarkson. There are people who think that me being so angry about it is an over-reaction. I don't think it is an over-reaction. »

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Jeremy Clarkson is warned no one is bigger than the BBC by TV chief

21 August 2014 4:46 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Top Gear presenter doesnt see a problem with some of the language he used despite controversy, says Danny Cohen

Top Gears Jeremy Clarkson has been warned that no one person is bigger than the BBC but continues to disagree that some of his on-screen behaviour has been unacceptable, the BBCs TV chief has said.

BBC director of television Danny Cohen, speaking at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival on Thursday, admitted that he remains at odds with Clarkson over his behaviour.

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- Mark Sweney

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BBC TV Chief Claims 'Top Gear' Host Not Racist Despite 'N-Word' Footage

7 August 2014 5:36 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London – The head of BBC TV has spoken out over renewed claims that the veteran host of its flagship motoring show Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson, is a racist. On Tuesday it was revealed that BBC TV chief Danny Cohen had ordered an internal investigation following leaked footage in May that appeared to show Clarkson saying the N-word. The U.K. media regulator Ofcom last week also ruled that Clarkson had "deliberately" used a racially offensive term in an episode of the show filmed in Burma that aired in March. But in a letter to The Guardian, Cohen said that

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Jeremy Clarkson is not racist, says BBC TV director Danny Cohen

7 August 2014 3:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The BBC's director of television Danny Cohen has released a statement regarding the future of Top Gear and its presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

It was reported earlier this week that Cohen had ordered a review of the BBC Two show's culture and practices, after Clarkson was given a final warning over his behaviour earlier this year.

In a letter printed by The Guardian, Cohen said that the BBC was taking claims of racism and offensive material "seriously", but that he does not believe Clarkson or anyone on the team to be racist.

He wrote: "A lot has been written and said about Top Gear. Let me make the situation clear. It's no secret that there have been some significant issues on Top Gear in recent months.

"The BBC has taken them seriously and has left no-one associated with the programme under any illusion just how seriously. I instigated a health check »

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Back in Top Gear | @guardianletters

6 August 2014 9:42 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

A lot has been written and said about Top Gear (Rows over Top Gear prompt BBC inquiry, 6 August). Let me make the situation clear. Its no secret that there have been some significant issues on Top Gear in recent months. The BBC has taken them seriously and has left no one associated with the programme under any illusion just how seriously. I instigated a health check on Top Gear to ensure that there were no further issues. Top Gear is an extraordinary television programme, loved by millions of viewers around the world. I want Top Gear to maintain its unique take on the world but more controversies of this nature would serve no one well. While Jeremy [Clarkson] and I disagree on the language some have recently found very offensive, I do not think he or anyone on the Top Gear team are racist. The focus now is on the future »

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BBC TV chief: Top Gears Jeremy Clarkson is not a racist

6 August 2014 9:36 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Danny Cohen backs corporations star presenter but admits he disagrees with some of the language he has used on the show

The BBCs TV chief has tried to draw a line under the continuing tide of controversy surrounding Top Gear by saying that Jeremy Clarkson is not a racist, yet admits he disagrees with the language the star presenter used.

Director of television Danny Cohen, in a letter to the Guardian, admitted it is no secret that there have been significant issues on the show recently and that the corporation has taken them very seriously.

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BBC Investigated 'Top Gear' Amid Racism Concerns, Complaints (Report)

6 August 2014 3:11 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

BBC Director of Television Danny Cohen ordered an internal investigation of the hit BBC2 car show Top Gear after a series of gaffes from presenters and continued concerns about racism on the show reported the Guardian on Tuesday.  The investigation covered the show's culture and practices with crew working on the show to be asked if they thought the program was racist. The investigation will also look at whether crew were intimidated into not speaking out about offensive behavior or segments.  Hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Richard Hammond as well as executive producer Andy Willman were also among the people

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BBC launches investigation into Top Gear after Clarkson controversies

5 August 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The BBC has conducted an internal investigation into Top Gear following allegations of racism and offensive remarks, it has been reported.

Director of Television Danny Cohen is said to have ordered a review of the BBC Two show's culture and practices, after Jeremy Clarkson was given a final warning over his behaviour earlier this year.

Workers on the show were asked if they considered the programme racist, and if people were afraid to speak out against content they believed to be offensive, The Guardian reports.

The report also delved into the relationship between the producers and BBC management, and the programme's presenters Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are understood to have been interviewed as part of the review, along with executive producers.

However, the report has reportedly only been accessed by Cohen and a few other individuals so far, and its findings are being kept under wraps for the time being. »

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BBC investigates Top Gear after Jeremy Clarkson gaffes

5 August 2014 6:16 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Bosses launched sweeping internal review in bid to stem tide of controversy after footage emerged of presenter using the N-word

Jeremy Clarksons past Top Gear controversies

The BBCs TV chief has ordered a sweeping internal investigation into Top Gear amid concerns about racism and offensive gaffes on the show.

The review of the shows culture and practices, ordered by BBC director of television Danny Cohen, follows controversial presenter Jeremy Clarkson being given a final warning over his behaviour on the BBC2 programme.

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The Stig and I: my Top Gear adventure

4 August 2014 9:21 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The new Top Gear Track Experience will offer fans the chance to hurtle round the famous course with the Stig. How did nervous driver Tim Dowling get on in his reasonably priced car?

I am standing in the car park outside the Top Gear studio hangar in Dunsfold Park in Surrey, trying to poke my hand far enough up the inside of my crash helmet to straighten my ears. A white Porsche GT3 idles throatily beside me, passenger door open. Behind the wheel is the Stig, visor down, looking impassive and a little menacing. I swallow hard, climb in and shut the door.

"How's it going?" I say. The Stig stares straight ahead, and says nothing.

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- Tim Dowling

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Ex-Hollyoaks stars to front gaming show for Red Bull TV channel

31 July 2014 2:51 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Former Hollyoaks stars Matt Littler and Darren Jeffries will front an entertainment show for Red Bull's new TV channel.

The duo - who have carved out successful presenting careers since leaving the Channel 4 soap - will present computer game series Players.

The weekly series, which is described as "Top Gear for gamers", is the latest project from Pulse Films. Dynamo: Magician Impossible series producer Steve Kidgell is working on the show.

The pilot episode was shot in June, and the full series will be filmed at Red Bull Media House's London office, Broadcast reports.

Players is just one of many entertainment series proposed for the channel, with bosses reportedly in talks for a magic-themed series too.

Red Bull will launch its linear TV channel in the UK next autumn. »

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Top Gear Stig star Ben Collins calls driverless cars "terrifying"

31 July 2014 2:21 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Top Gear's former Stig Ben Collins has called the concept of driverless cars "terrifying".

Google recently announced details of its own plans for driverless cars, while major automotive manufacturers like Mercedes and BMW continue to pursue the technology.

"Robots are fantastic as dishwashers, but they don't make very good drivers," Collins said on ITV's Good Morning Britain.

"The best computer onboard the car is a human, so it's sad that they are trying to put us out of a job."

On how he would tackle the problem of dangerous drivers, Collins added: "A bit more effort into driver training, maybe improve the driving test.

"The sad thing is now we are sort of drip feeding the technology in, things like flashing wing mirrors that try and tell you when to look. You stop bothering to look for yourself."

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Use of Racial Slur in BBC’s ‘Top Gear’ Broke U.K. TV Rules, Regulator Says

28 July 2014 6:01 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — U.K. media regulator Ofcom has ruled that an episode of BBC motoring show “Top Gear” shot in Burma broke British broadcasting rules through its use of a racial slur.

The show has a massive audience worldwide, and Guinness World Records claims it is the most watched factual program in the world. The show has been sold to more than 200 territories worldwide, and has more than 19 million fans across its Facebook pages.

The show’s two-part “Burma Special,” which aired in the U.K. on March 16, contained a segment in which the presenters surveyed a bridge they had constructed over the River Kwai as an Asian man crossed it. Host Jeremy Clarkson then said: “That is a proud moment… but… there’s a slope on it.” Co-presenter Richard Hammond responded: “You’re right. It’s definitely higher on that side.”

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Clarkson deliberately used "pejorative racial term" in Top Gear, says Ofcom

28 July 2014 3:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Media regulator Ofcom has ruled that Jeremy Clarkson deliberately used a "pejorative racial term" on Top Gear earlier this year.

Clarkson's reference to an Asian man during the Burma special in March was deemed offensive and in breach of broadcasting rules.

The episode saw Clarkson and Richard Hammond looking at a bridge they had just built across the river Kwai, while an Asian man walked across it towards them.

Clarkson said: "That is a proud moment ... but ... there is a slope on it." Hammond replied: "You are right ... [pointing] ... it is definitely higher on that side."

Narrating, Clarkson added: "We decide to ignore the slope and move onto the opening ceremony."

A 'slope' is a slang word used in some cultures to describe a person of Asian descent. Ofcom received two complaints from viewers about the word used in the segment.

In its latest Broadcast Bulletin published on Monday (July »

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U.K. Regulator: BBC's 'Top Gear' Host Deliberately Used Racial Slur

28 July 2014 3:18 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London — U.K. media regulator Ofcom on Monday ruled that Jeremy Clarkson, the host of BBC hit show Top Gear, deliberately used an offensive racial term during a special shot in Burma, saying the show breached broadcasting standards in Britain. In the Burma special, Clarkson and the other hosts of the car/motor show built a makeshift bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand. They observed the completed bridge, on which an Asian man was seen walking toward them. "That is a proud moment," Clarkson said. "But … there is a slope on it." Co-host Richard Hammond responded: "You are right …

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Top Gears Jeremy Clarkson deliberately used offensive racial term

28 July 2014 3:04 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Ofcom says BBC breached broadcasting rules when it allowed presenter to use word slope about Asian man in Burma special

Jeremy Clarksons biggest Top Gear controversies

Jeremy Clarkson, put on final warning by the BBC earlier this year, deliberately used a pejorative racial term to refer to an Asian man on BBC2s Top Gear, causing offense without justification and breaching broadcasting rules.

Media regulator Ofcom ruled on Monday that Clarksons comment, during a Top Gear Burma special aired in March, was offensive and in breach of generally accepted standards required of broadcasters.

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Talking in Circles: Episode 26 – Moments in Time

15 July 2014 5:23 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Talking in Circles is a pop culture talk show/podcast where hosts Dan, Greg, and Chuck wax poetic about comic books, movies, television shows, and pretty much anything else in geek culture. Come for the witty banter stay for the exciting games, hilarious skits, and “crazy but true” news stories.

On this week’s episode of Tic we are debuting a brand new game, which has mixed results. We also get into some talk about the British version of Top Gear and how Chernobyl is not That bad. This is also a show of new beginnings as Greg has finally started Game of Thrones and Dan has gotten into the Star Wars expanded universe with the Darth Bane saga. They both share their thoughts.

Also this week is episode four of Unknown: Master and Servant.

Check out previous editions of Talking in Circles right here »

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The Speakmans: Britain's most provocative therapists

11 July 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Hey, you! Feeling down? Got deep-set psychological problems? Why not get the Speakmans to handcuff you to a baby gate. That might work!

What you Guardian readers dont know, with your jobs and brains is just how squalid daytime TV is. Never mind racist jokes on Top Gear, its those innocuous hours of pastel broadcasting that are the real evil. A conveyor belt of miscreants flogging their nans china for an Adriatic cruise, or getting rich buying-to-let repossessed houses, or yielding to the prescriptive totalitarian nightmare of This Morning. And thats before the Dark Lord himself crawls from his murky puddle to host the Jeremy Kyle double bill. How totally absolutely brilliant, then, that the air-punching positivity of Nik and Eva Speakman is about to beam on to our screens like a nuclear sunrise.

The Speakmans (Monday, 2pm, ITV) are a wide-eyed, dramatically haired husband-and-wife team whose self-developed form of »

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BAFTA Puts BBC Exec Anne Morrison in the Driving Seat

9 July 2014 1:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has appointed former BBC senior exec Anne Morrison — who helped relaunch hit motoring show “Top Gear” — as its chair, succeeding John Willis.

Morrison has been deputy chair for the past year, and her tenure as chair will run for the next two years. Willis will be deputy chair for one year.

Morrison, who is the second woman to become chair in the history of BAFTA, has been closely involved with the organisation for six years as a member of the television committee, chair of the learning and events committee, and member of the board of trustees. Hilary Bevan Jones was BAFTA’s first female chair in 2006.

Morrison’s background is principally in television production, starting as a producer/director, and rising to become controller of documentaries and contemporary factual at the BBC, responsible for 1,000 staff and more than £100 million ($171 million) in program budgets. »

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