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Something 'mega' to happen on Thursday as UK TV pundit Jeremy Paxman begins retirement

Funny story: Something 'mega' to happen on Thursday as UK TV pundit Jeremy Paxman begins retirement

London - Colleagues at the BBC's flagship Newsfright program were bidding Paxo farewell tonight as the veteran TV anchor signed off on his final broadcast following 25 years as top cock on the national broadcaster's dugheap. Known for his 'Spanish...

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Paxman announces radical University Challenge changes

Funny story: Paxman announces radical University Challenge changes

Jeremy Paxman today announced that there will be some major changes to the format of his long-running quiz show University Challenge. In a press release he said that the programme was to be re-structured to give it a more topical and less academic f...

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George Entwistle lined up for "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here"

Funny story: George Entwistle lined up for "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here"

George Entwistle, who resigned as Director General of the BBC on Saturday night after the Newsnight scandal that saw the investigative programme broadcast a piece saying a senior Tory during the Thatcher era was involved in child abuse at a North Wal...

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Entwhistle has Wall to Wall holes in the schedule

Funny story: Entwhistle has Wall to Wall holes in the schedule

BBC Director General George Entwhistle will appear before a house of commons select committee today to answer the charge that he suppressed the 'Newsnight' investigation into Jimmy Savile in order to save himself the hassle of re scheduling two tribu...

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BBC axe investigation into Jimmy Savile

Funny story: BBC axe investigation into Jimmy Savile

The BBC have dropped plans Newsnight to investigate the private life of Jimmy Savile, just weeks after he died in October. The Daily Fail newspaper reports that the Beeb had planned to examine the claims that Saville regularly stole cheese from h...

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Alice Roberts, Krestovnikoff, Hughes Dress/Undress Debate: Kirsty Wark Group Joins

Funny story: Alice Roberts, Krestovnikoff, Hughes Dress/Undress Debate: Kirsty Wark Group Joins

Yet another new group has entered the ridiculous debate concerning the state of dress or undress of female TV presenters. As we have reported at length in this running story (August 26, September 1, 3, 5, 10 and 29) the whole issue was first raise...

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Alice Roberts, Krestovnikoff, Hughes Groups Face Up Outside Court

Funny story: Alice Roberts, Krestovnikoff, Hughes Groups Face Up Outside Court

Police managed to break up a potential riot outside a west London court yesterday as fans of female TV presenters confronted each other. The fans gathered to support three men facing assault and damage charges following a brawl during the filming...

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Alice Roberts, Krestovnikoff, Hughes Fans TV Brawl

Funny story: Alice Roberts, Krestovnikoff, Hughes Fans TV Brawl

There were ugly scenes in the Newsnight studio yesterday when rival fan groups of TV presenters squared up to each other. A fist fight broke out as anchor and arch-inquisitor Jeremy Paxman tried to intervene and keep the peace. The belligerents...

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