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The pugilist paradox

The problem with publishing, I was told this week, is that everyone is too nice. There are worse criticisms that could be made of the... Read more

How geek is chic at the BBC

I never questioned the lack of women in technical roles during my six years as a Microsoft employee. I joined a team in 2009 where... Read more

Awful Auntie?

Author Robert Harris’ intervention into the thorny subject of the BBC’s books coverage at this week’s Costa Book Awards is a welcome one. It... Read more

Report reveals 90% of secondary schools are cutting creative subjects

Nine out of 10 secondary schools in England are making cuts to their provision of creative subjects, according to a BBC survey. Read more

Jenna Coleman to star in BBC adaptation of The Cry

Actors Jenna Coleman and Ewen Leslie are to star in the BBC's adaptation of Helen FitzGerald's The Cry (Faber). Read more

Westwick axed from Agatha Christie drama after abuse allegations

English actor Ed Westwick has been axed from the BBC's Agatha Christie drama after being accused of sexual assault. Read more

Jilly Cooper believes literary fiction should not receive state funding

Author Jilly Cooper has said that literary fiction should not receive state support, arguing instead that the money would be better spent on the declining... Read more

BBC launches first interactive audio story with Amazon Alexa

The BBC has launched its first interactive audio story, a sci-fi comedy called "The Inspection Chamber", available through Amazon Alexa. Read more

Tennant to star in BBC adaptation of The Highway Rat

David Tennant will take the title role in the BBC adaptation of The Highway Rat (Scholastic) by duo Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.... Read more

Pan Mac seals Watership deal

Pan Macmillan will be the global publishing partner for a new CGI mini-series based on Richard Adams' Watership Down, co-produced by the BBC and Netflix.... Read more

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