BBC host cleared of suspicion of sex offences

2014-10-13 09:51

British prosecutors say veteran BBC radio and TV host Paul Gambaccini will not face charges after a lengthy investigation into alleged sexual offences.

Rachel Khoo talks TV, food and travelling

2014-06-24 01:00

Rachel Khoo recently visited South Africa and we had the opportunity to taste some of her delicious food and chat to her about her new series.

BBC launches first annual music awards

2014-06-17 10:52

The BBC has launched an annual music awards which is set to rival the BRIT Awards on ITV and will include a panel of BBC presenters and producers.

David Beckham explores his wild side in the Amazon

2014-03-20 08:58

The BBC has been filming a documentary following the soccer player David Beckham and three of his friends exploring the Brazilian rain forest.

Malaysia denies censoring BBC report on PM

2014-01-16 10:31

Malaysia’s internet regulator has denied accusations that it is blocking access to a BBC report about netizens in the Muslim-majority nation lampooning the country's PM.

Top cameraman hit by train while filming

2013-12-31 09:09

Tributes are pouring in for a well-known cameraman who was killed by a train while filming for the BBC in Soweto.

Rolf Harris faces further sex assault charges

2013-12-23 17:19

Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is facing three more sex assault charges, including one allegedly involving a girl aged 7 or 8, Britain's public prosecutor says.

BBC host arrested on suspicion of sex offences

2013-11-04 13:10

Veteran BBC TV and radio presenter Paul Gambaccini has been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences, the broadcaster said.


A preview of the upcoming drama series on BBC Entertainment, channel 120 on DSTV.

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BBC finds lost 1960s episodes of Doctor Who

2013-10-11 10:33

Doctor Who fans rejoice — the BBC says it has recovered nine episodes of the sci-fi series that were feared lost in space and time.

SA rejects Dewani 'trial by media'

2013-09-20 07:17

SA prosecutors have refused to comment on a BBC investigation, which claims to have exposed holes in the murder case against British businessman Shrien Dewani, rejecting a "trail by media."

Beatles to release more BBC sessions

2013-09-13 15:45

The Beatles plan to release a new collection of the band's BBC sessions, including commercially unreleased recordings and studio chatter.

The Clintons come to Africa

2013-08-15 14:46

Our World: Clinton in Africa explores the work of the Clinton Foundation and asks what role charity should play on a continent that is becoming more economically assertive. BBC journalist Komla Dumor was with Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea on their Africa trip and writes about his experiences.

Prince William penis doodle shocks

2013-08-02 07:51

The BBC has apologised for accidentally broadcasting a picture of Prince William in which an obscene doodle has been drawn onto his head.

More jail time for UK child sex presenter

2013-07-26 15:56

A veteran BBC presenter who was jailed last month for child sex abuse has had his sentence doubled to 30 months, after a London appeal court ruled it was "unduly lenient".

Queen brings BBC news to a halt

2013-06-07 22:33

Queen Elizabeth II made a show-stopping appearance live on the BBC news as she officially opened the corporation's new headquarters.

152 new abuse allegations at BBC

2013-05-31 22:10

The BBC says 152 new sex abuse allegations have been made since the Jimmy Savile scandal erupted last year.

Stuart Hall admits 14 indecent assaults

2013-05-03 11:03

Veteran BBC sportscaster Stuart Hall has pleaded guilty to 14 indecent assaults on underage girls, prompting the broadcaster to drop him for his "sickening" behaviour.

BBC in a fix over anti-Thatcher song

2013-04-12 18:04

The BBC is in a bind after opponents of Margaret Thatcher has pushed the song Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead to the top of the UK charts in a posthumous protest over her divisive policies.

BBC chief vows to restore reputation

2013-04-02 14:05

New BBC director general Tony Hall takes up his post, with the task of restoring the reputation of the world's biggest broadcaster.


China blocks BBC website amid Hong Kong protests

2014-10-15 14:40

The BBC's website has been blocked in China, one day after a video of Hong Kong police beating and kicking a pro-democracy protester began circulating online.

John Cleese: BBC doesn't understand comedy

2014-06-20 01:00

John Cleese has blasted the BBC for not understanding comedy and feels his comedy troupe Monty Python's classic show Flying Circus wouldn't survive on TV today.

BBC unveils 2014 winter programming on DStv

2014-06-03 07:18

BBC Worldwide for Africa unveiled its upcoming slate of 2014 winter programming for South Africa and Africa.

Come Dine with Me SA cancelled

2014-04-23 08:30

The well-received, well-liked and highly successful Come Dine With Me South Africa on BBC Entertainment has been cancelled.

SA gets a bunch of new TV executives

2014-03-20 05:30

You might hold the remote control, but they ultimately decide what you will get to watch, and South Africa’s TV industry is getting a whole lot of new TV executives.

Malaysia denies censoring BBC on prime minister

2014-01-16 09:25

Malaysia's Internet regulator has denied accusations that it was blocking access to a BBC report about netizens in the Muslim-majority nation lampooning the country's prime minister.

British TV show uncovers lost Van Dyck

2013-12-29 22:30

A British television show dedicated to valuing people's usually modest antiques says it has uncovered a "hidden masterpiece" worth up to $659 800.

Foreign influx of TV reporters following Madiba’s death

2013-12-09 14:29

A foreign influx of international TV reporters is growing as TV and print journalists from across the globe are descending on South Africa to cover the death of Nelson Mandela.

BBC's commercial arm eyes expansion

2013-10-18 20:00

BBC Worldwide has unveiled a plan to expand globally by boosting spending on TV content, strengthening its online site, and launching three new channel brands.

Doctor Who to transcend time zones

2013-10-02 18:00

BBC has announced that one of it's longest running show that has a massive cult following, Doctor Who, will broadcast its 50th anniversary episode across the world, including SA, at the same time as its UK broadcast.


A competition to find the ultimate dinner party host, Come Dine With Me South Africa will follow four people who have never previously met snoop around each other's homes, sample each other's cooking, and pass judgment on each other's entertaining skills. As the tension ratchets up, Series 3 is set to provide even more compulsive viewing as the contestants’ internal feuds and culinary clashes develop with each unfolding dinner. Premieres Monday 30 September at 20:00 on BBC Entertainment (DStv channel 120) for 12 episodes.

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Facing challenges head-on

2013-09-05 13:17

Communication specialist Lerato Mbele wants to put business in Africa firmly on the map when she joins Africa Business Report on BBC World News.

Oscar winner is new Doctor Who star

2013-08-05 09:03

The BBC has named Scottish actor and director Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor to take over from Matt Smith as the star of Doctor Who.

NEF defends funding Dlomo's luxury store

2013-08-01 11:30

The National Empowerment Fund supports its decision to grant R34.1m for a luxury store co-owned by Khanyi Dhlomo, saying the retail sector needs transformation.

Jay-Z track pulls six colabs

2013-07-02 18:44

Jay-Z's new track 'BBC' from his forthcoming 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' album is a collaboration featuring six guests - including Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Nas.

Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who

2013-06-03 10:00

The BBC says Matt Smith is stepping down from the lead role in long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who, spurring intense speculation about his replacement.

Marko: Merc and Seb? Go for it

2013-05-06 13:17

Red Bull Team adviser Helmut Marko understands Mercedes' efforts to woo triple World champion Sebastian Vettel from his team.

Bullying a 'real concern' at BBC

2013-05-02 22:14

A report into staff behaviour at the BBC commissioned after the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal has concluded that sexual harassment was rare, but bullying was a "very real concern".

Thatcher song among BBC censored tunes

2013-04-12 20:34

BBC has agonised over whether to play Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead, a tune from The Wizard of Oz, that is being driven up the charts by opponents of Margaret Thatcher.

Hall starts job to restore BBC reputation

2013-04-02 15:00

New BBC director general Tony Hall has taken up his post, starting the task of restoring the reputation of the world's biggest broadcaster that has been rocked by a child sex abuse scandal.

BBC sorry for 'Gay Marriage' mistake

2013-03-28 18:37

The BBC has apologised to Transnet chief harbour master Rufus Lekala after the it mistakenly broadcast his name as "Gay Marriage" during an interview, a report says.

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