Why the 1990s were the last golden age of culture

With Sensation at the Royal Academy in 1997, which opened amid official talk of “Cool Britannia”, the movement peaked – and today, within the art world, it is often derided as splashy and dumb. Yet, the YBAs made contemporary art less elitist, and generated an energy that other artists benefited from too, such as the … Read more

DJ Tim Westwood accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women

Tim Westwood is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct by women who claim he abused his position within the music industry to take advantage of them. The 64-year-old has been accused of initiating unwanted sex by three women, while four others allege he groped their bottoms or breasts at events, reports the Guardian and BBC. … Read more

Straight Outta Lowestoft… bishop son made £10m playing ‘gangsta rap’ glorifying guns and violence

The son of an Anglican bishop, British DJ Tim ‘Big Dawg’ Westwood couldn’t have been a more unlikely pioneering champion of hip-hop music. Middle-class and privately educated, he was – critics noted dryly – Straight Outta Lowestoft in Suffolk, where the only ‘hood’ he would have been familiar with growing up was the one on … Read more

TalkTV trumps rivals as 400,000 tune in for Piers Morgan Uncensored

The former Good Morning Britain presenter also comfortably beat Andrew Neil’s launch show on GB News on June 13 that secured a peak viewership of 336,000 viewers. However, the rest of TalkTV’s slate fell short of its rivals on launch night. The News Desk with Tom Newton-Dunn had an average audience of 54,200 in the … Read more

BBC’s ‘most ambitious environmental series yet’ looks more like a travel jolly

It doesn’t take long to identify the main problem with Our Changing Planet (BBC One), the latest series from the BBC’s Natural History Unit. It starts in the wrong place. The program wants to show us how climate change and human behavior are having a disastrous effect on the planet, in a project lasting seven … Read more

EastEnders to air a male rape storyline as Ben Mitchell is the victim of a shocking attack

‘I hope we can raise awareness and understanding’: EastEnders to air hard-hitting male rape storyline as Ben Mitchell is the victim of a shocking attack By Kenzi Devine For Mailonline Published: 07:05 EDT, 24 April 2022 | Updated: 07:06 EDT, 24 April 2022 EastEnders is set to air an incredibly hard hitting storyline next month … Read more

Gavin and Stacey’s Alison Steadman reveals the sitcom is her only show where ‘everyone cried’

She has a lengthy list of film and TV appearances under her belt, not to mention accolades in abundance. But there’s only one show of Alison Steadman’s that she recalls reducing everyone to tears on its culmination: BBC’s beloved sitcom Gavin and Stacey. Revealing that ‘nobody’ wanted James Corden and Ruth Jones’ award-winning series to … Read more

BBC guilty of ‘xenophobia’ over Rwanda refugee deal

Asked about the BBC’s coverage of the issue, Ms Patel said: “I was questioned by them last week, in Rwanda. They had a traveling delegation with us. And I was quite taken aback just by the tone of references to Rwanda. “I’ve already referenced the type of undercurrent, without actually understanding the details, and not … Read more

Strictly’s Katya Jones stuns in a plunging blazer after performing on the The One Show

Strictly’s Katya Jones looks sensational in a plunging black blazer as she leaves the BBC after performing with her co-stars on the The One Show By Bethan Edwards For Mailonline Published: 18:35 EDT, 22 April 2022 | Updated: 19:14 EDT, 22 April 2022 Strictly’s Katya Jones looked sensational in a plunging blazer as she left … Read more