Prince Charles and Camilla visit BBC World Service on its 90th anniversary

5 hours ago The BBC News Russian Service app is available for IOS and Android . You can also subscribe to our Telegram channel. image copyrightReuters photo caption, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall with BBC Afghan Senior Anchor... Read more

Proms 2022: everything you need to know

The one that shows the triumph of art over adversity Prom number TBC, July 31 Canadian-Ukrainian musician Keri-Lynn Wilson conducts the newly formed Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra whose line up includes Ukrainian musicians who have recently been refugees, as well as... Read more

What’s on TV tonight: Man City v Real Madrid, Noughts + Crosses and more

Tuesday 26 April Football: Man City v Real MadridTue, BT Sport 2, 7pmHaving seen off Atlético Madrid in the quarter-final, Manchester City now turn their attentions to Real Madrid in this must-watch Champions League semi-final first leg at the Etihad... Read more

Modern-day celebrities could learn a thing or two from outrageous octogenarian Miriam Margolyes

The latest Imagine… film, Miriam Margolyes: Up for Grabs (BBC One), was a quietly revealing portrait. That doesn’t seem very apposite for an actress who delights in being provocative, and who has hit her stride late in life as an... Read more

Peacock, review: gym sitcom skewers the hollow masculinity behind the pecs and the posers

After the enjoyable period caper of Channel 4’s The Curse, in which most of the team behind the magnificent pirate-radio mock-doc People Just Do Nothing reassembled for a bank-heist comedy, Peacock (BBC Three) represents a return to familiar turf for... Read more

What’s on TV tonight: Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist, Piers Morgan and Donald Trump, and more

Football: Man City v Real MadridTue, BT Sport 2, 7pmHaving seen off Atlético Madrid in the quarter-final, Manchester City now turn their attentions to Real Madrid in this must-watch Champions League semi-final first leg at the Etihad Stadium (kick-off 8pm).... Read more

BBC to invest in tech start-ups to counter licence fee threat

The BBC is poised to become a tech investor by taking bets on risky start-ups as part of a wider push to wean itself off licence fee funding.  The corporation has started hiring for a new subdivision that will pinpoint... 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 programme wants to show us how climate change and... Read more

Double-barrelled surnames aren’t just for toffs any more

I’m sorry to tell you that I recently became obsessed with the wedding of Brooklyn Beckham and his bride, Nicola Peltz. Given the highbrow topics I discuss on this page, I know it’s easy to assume I’m a cerebral sort... Read more

What’s on TV tonight: Rugby Union: England v Ireland, Our Changing Planet, Grace and more

Sunday 24 April Rugby Union: England v IrelandBBC Two, 11.45amEngland, one eye firmly on October’s World Cup, have been imperious so far as they bid for their third successive Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam. Ireland recovered from defeats to Wales... Read more

Heaven help the blasphemers against the sacred cow of the BBC

If Boris Johnson falls it will not be because of Partygate, or the cost of living crisis, or the Rwanda migrant policy. It will be because he maligned the BBC. At least that was the impression I got from Sir... Read more

What’s on TV tonight: Snooker World Championship, Killing Eve, Britain’s Got Talent and more

Saturday 23 April Snooker World ChampionshipSat-Fri, BBC Two, 10amThe second-round matches should be completed this weekend as we begin the march to the May Bank Holiday finale at the Crucible. GT Boxing: Tyson Fury vs Dillian WhyteSat, BT Box Office,... Read more

Is there anything Zadie Smith can’t do?

What other surprises is Zadie Smith keeping back? In this evening of words and music, she became the latest in a conga line of authors to be paired up with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Previously they’ve had Neil Gaiman, Armistead... Read more

Conversations with Friends star Jemima Kirke: ‘I thought, this is marriage written by a 22-year-old’

Since she first hit the spotlight, Kirke has been branded a wild child by the media. While that may have been the case in earlier years, today she comes across as a homebody (‘I have no problem saying no to... Read more

What’s on TV tonight: The Rising, Earth Day, Heartstopper and more

Snooker: World ChampionshipSat-Fri, BBC Two, 10amThe second-round matches should be completed this weekend as we begin the march to the May Bank Holiday finale at the Crucible. GT Boxing: Tyson Fury vs Dillian WhyteSat, BT Box Office, 6pm“This is not... Read more

Every Inside No 9 episode ranked

Game of cat and mouse, anyone? When a hirsute homeless man returns a lost wallet to primary school-teacher Tom, the mysterious tramp ends up moving in with him – much to the annoyance of Tom’s girlfriend Gerri (Gemma Arterton). This Pinter-esque... Read more

What’s on TV tonight: Chivalry, The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe: The Real Story, and more

Snooker: World ChampionshipSat-Fri, BBC Two, 10amThe second-round matches should be completed this weekend as we begin the march to the May Bank Holiday finale at the Crucible. GT Boxing: Tyson Fury vs Dillian WhyteSat, BT Box Office, 6pm“This is not... Read more

Sir Keir Starmer told to retract claims Boris Johnson criticised BBC’s Ukraine coverage

On Wednesday night, Mr Johnson claimed Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda, agreed that the BBC and the clergy had “misconstrued” the Rwanda deal. “It’s a sensible brave and original policy. I think Priti [Patel] has come up with something... Read more

What’s on TV tonight: Inside No 9, Russian Doll, and more

The RisingSky Max, 9pmGhost. DOA. Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). The high-concept idea of investigating one’s own death has been around a while, and this adaptation of the macabre Belgian thriller Hotel Beau Sejour (whose fans included Stephen King) doesn’t depart... Read more

What’s on TV tonight: Inside No 9, Russian Doll, and more

The RisingSky Max, 9pmGhost. DOA. Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). The high-concept idea of investigating one’s own death has been around a while, and this adaptation of the macabre Belgian thriller Hotel Beau Sejour (whose fans included Stephen King) doesn’t depart... Read more

BBC questions if Boris Johnson would ‘put his life on the line for truth’ after he criticises coverage

The Prime Minister’s comments about the BBC and the Church of England came as he tried to rally Tory backbenchers at a private meeting ahead of a vote tomorrow on whether the Prime Minister should be referred to the privileges... Read more

Life After Life, review: a Groundhog Day period drama that makes you care about its characters

It’s BBC period drama time. Adopt the brace position. What crimes against historical accuracy are we about to witness? Which 21st-century preoccupations will be shoehorned into the script? Will Olivia Colman be in it? With great relief, I can tell... Read more

As a former English teacher I’m shocked at the BBC reading list

“Put that book down, you’ll ruin your eyes!” Or so my mother warned me every day of my childhood (at night, I used to read secretly in bed, the pages illuminated by the Lucozade glow of the streetlight), and how... Read more

Not even the Queen’s Jubilee is safe from BBC preaching

BBC Arts and The Reading Agency have produced “The Big Jubilee Read”. They have selected 70 works of British and Commonwealth fiction to honour the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, ten for each decade of her reign. Of the 70 authors featured,... Read more

What’s on TV tonight: Life After Life, Better Call Saul, The Lost Leonardo and more

The RisingSky Max, 9pmGhost. DOA. Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). The high-concept idea of investigating one’s own death has been around a while, and this adaptation of the macabre Belgian thriller Hotel Beau Sejour (whose fans included Stephen King) doesn’t depart... Read more