Lenny Henry says BBC risk losing BAME viewers to streaming services like Netflix 

Sir Lenny Henry has called for the BBC and other traditional broadcasters to follow the lead of Netflix in casting actors that represent Britain’s ethnic diversity. The actor and comedian, 62, who has been on our screens for forty years, said that he still felt ‘very lonely’ in the industry as someone from a minority … Read more Lenny Henry says BBC risk losing BAME viewers to streaming services like Netflix 

Lenny Henry says BBC risk losing BAME viewers to streaming services like Netflix 

Sir Lenny Henry has called for the BBC and other traditional broadcasters to follow the lead of Netflix in casting actors that represent Britain’s ethnic diversity. The actor and comedian, 62, who has been on our screens for forty years, said that he still felt ‘very lonely’ in the industry as someone from a minority … Read more Lenny Henry says BBC risk losing BAME viewers to streaming services like Netflix 

The Crown’s Olivia Colman and Claire Foy banter over Queen role in BBC’s virtual Cinderella panto

The Crown’s Olivia Colman and Claire Foy will be seen battling it out over their shared role as Queen Elizabeth II in the BBC’s upcoming virtual Cinderella panto. Adding to the strong Crown flavour will be Helena Bonham Carter, who played Princess Margaret on the Netflix show – though The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy, who … Read more The Crown’s Olivia Colman and Claire Foy banter over Queen role in BBC’s virtual Cinderella panto

Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter play the Fairy Godmother and Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella

The Crown’s Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter to play the Fairy Godmother and Wicked Stepmother in charity panto alongside The Queen’s Gambit’s Anya Taylor-Joy as Cinderella By Eleanor Sharples and Andrew Bullock For Mailonline Published: 23:26 GMT, 17 December 2020 | Updated: 00:16 GMT, 18 December 2020 Fresh from captivating Netflix viewers in their … Read more Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter play the Fairy Godmother and Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella

Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter play the Fairy Godmother and Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella

The Crown’s Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter to play the Fairy Godmother and Wicked Stepmother in charity panto alongside The Queen’s Gambit’s Anya Taylor-Joy as Cinderella By Eleanor Sharples and Andrew Bullock For Mailonline Published: 23:26 GMT, 17 December 2020 | Updated: 23:26 GMT, 17 December 2020 Fresh from captivating Netflix viewers in their … Read more Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter play the Fairy Godmother and Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella

The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown FIRST LOOK: Dawn French and Hugo Horton return

Dawn French reprised her role as Geraldine Granger as she joined co-star James Fleet in a first look image at Christmas special, The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown.   Comedian Dawn, 63, looked delighted as she took her seat on the sofa in Geraldine’s cosy living room on to deliver a virtual sermon to the people … Read more The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown FIRST LOOK: Dawn French and Hugo Horton return

Comic Relief lost £380,000 to group whose director ‘used donations to pay his mortgage’

Comic Relief lost £380,000 to an African aid group whose director used donations to pay his mortgage and splash out in expensive restaurants, an inquiry has found.   The charity is said to have awarded almost £800,000 in grants to Kenya Community Support Network.  The London-based charity aimed to relieve poverty, sickness and distress among Kenyans … Read more Comic Relief lost £380,000 to group whose director ‘used donations to pay his mortgage’

Comic Relief lost £380,000 to group whose director ‘used donations to pay his mortgage’

Comic Relief lost £380,000 to an African aid group whose director used donations to pay his mortgage and splash out in expensive restaurants, an inquiry has found.   The charity is said to have awarded almost £800,000 in grants to Kenya Community Support Network.  The London-based charity aimed to relieve poverty, sickness and distress among Kenyans … Read more Comic Relief lost £380,000 to group whose director ‘used donations to pay his mortgage’

‘No thanks,’ said Rio Ferdinand, ‘give your book to someone who’d actually want it’ 

Friday, September 25 Rupert Everett and I have never seen eye to eye since we were pitched together on the same team for a Comic Relief celebrity version of The Apprentice in 2007, and the movie star was so horrified by my burning desire to win that he literally ran away after one day’s filming, … Read more ‘No thanks,’ said Rio Ferdinand, ‘give your book to someone who’d actually want it’ 

‘No thanks,’ said Rio Ferdinand, ‘give your book to someone who’d actually want it’ 

Friday, September 25 Rupert Everett and I have never seen eye to eye since we were pitched together on the same team for a Comic Relief celebrity version of The Apprentice in 2007, and the movie star was so horrified by my burning desire to win that he literally ran away after one day’s filming, … Read more ‘No thanks,’ said Rio Ferdinand, ‘give your book to someone who’d actually want it’