BBC chief admits Monty Python wouldn’t be commissioned today because it’s ‘too white and too Oxbridge’

Stars John Cleese and Eric Idle began their successful TV careers while studying at Cambridge in the university's theatre group Footlights. The club also helped forge the careers of Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie, who went on to form The Goodies, and Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. But Shane Allen, former head of comedy at the BBC, claims shows like Monty Python […]

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Victoria Derbyshire chokes back tears meeting women who spotted breast cancer after watching BBC presenter appear on The Real Full Monty

The meeting, which appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire Show this morning, had the presenter visibly emotional as Margaret Witts, 86, and Marin Marshall, in her early 50s, told her how they checked for lumps after watching her performance on the show. Victoria told the two women she was glad that they “took the message from the programme”. Her voice cracked […]

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