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# Newsnight

Last month
August 2023
Hozier 'absolutely' prepared for Hollywood-style strike over AI threat to the music industry
The singer said he would ‘absolutely’ join in solidarity if there was a music strike similar to the Hollywood action.
Last year
Emily Maitlis says BBC ‘sought to pacify’ Number 10 over Newsnight monologue
Maitlis left the BBC earlier this year and said the media was often guilty of “normalising” populist views in the name of balance.
All time
Man charged after BBC journalist chased near Downing Street
It comes after footage shared on social media showed demonstrators shouting abuse in the face of Newsnight political editor Nicholas Watt.
Ofcom upholds complaint against BBC's Newsnight over report about Lyra McKee
Nichola Corner, her sister, complained to Ofcom that McKee’s privacy had been infringed upon.
BBC says Emily Maitlis' remarks about Dominic Cummings 'broke impartiality rules'
The British Prime Minister is standing by his senior aide despite mounting pressure to fire him.
Prince Andrew 'standing back' from over 200 patronages amid ongoing criticism
A number of major financial and telecom companies have also distanced themselves from the duke.
Epstein abuse victims call on Prince Andrew to make statement to FBI following 'disastrous' BBC interview
The fallout from the interview continues.
Pizza Express and an inability to sweat: The standout quotes from Prince Andrew's BBC interview
In an astonishing interview with BBC Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis, Prince Andrew said he’d no recollection of ever meeting his accuser.
'I don't think it means absolutely no sandwiches' - UK sandwich industry warns of no-deal Brexit
The British Sandwich Association went on BBC’s Newsnight to air their concerns.
'He's a predator': Emma Thompson gave a blistering interview about Harvey Weinstein last night
“He’s at the top of the ladder in a system of harassment and belittling and bullying and interference,” she said.
UK minister admits to having relationship with sex worker
Culture Minister John Whittingdale claims he had no idea of the woman’s true occupation.
Why did the BBC show people skinning and eating squirrels in studio?
Newsnight took a step into slightly more left-field territory last night.
FA chairman Greg Dyke says Ched Evans is 'not an important issue'
Fair to say he made a bit of a mess of this.
'Dapper Laughs is gone': Comedian scraps character after backlash
His ITV2 show On The Pull was scrapped on Monday after a huge online campaign against his ‘misogynistic’ material.
10 people who absolutely agreed with Russell Brand's Newsnight rant
The comedian didn’t go down well with many, but he has some fans.
Jeremy Paxman presents final Newsnight after 25 years
His final interview will be with London Mayor Boris Johnson so it’s bound to be entertaining.
Paxman to Berlusconi: "Is it true you called Merkel an un-f***able lard-arse?"
Here’s what the former Italian Prime Minister said in response…
'My biggest fear was being treated as an outcast' - Paxman interviews Robbie Rogers
The LA Galaxy midfielder appeared on BBC’s Newsnight last night to talk about coming out.
World Memory Champion struggles to remember Newsnight credits
We’re sure he’s a FACE person.
BBC's Newsnight presenter closes Halloween show with Thriller dance
It’s close 11pm.
The best bits of Russell Brand's Newsnight interview
It’s the battle of the beards.
Cookie Monster interviewed on BBC's Newsnight
Cookie Monster for prime minister!
Mad as hell: Alastair Campbell's furious row with Mail editor over Miliband article
An article by the British Daily Mail about the father of the Labour leader has caused a big row across the water.
Newsnight acknowledges editor's Twitter mishap in credits
The programme’s editor was forced to apologise.
BBC to publish censored Newsnight Jimmy Savile report
The Pollard Review found that Newsnight’s decision to shelf the report in December 2011 had been “flawed”.
Official report finds 'critical lack of leadership' in BBC over Savile
The decision to drop an investigation into sexual abuse against Jimmy Savile was “flawed”, according to an investigator.
Ofcom launches investigation into both the BBC and ITV
The news comes as Lord McAlpine, who had been wrongly identified as being part of a paedophile ring, is expected to reach a settlement with the BBC.
BBC showed 'basic' journalistic failings in abuse story
An internal investigation at the BBC has found “basic” journalistic failures in a news report which wrongly accused a senior politician of child abuse.
New York Times in spotlight as ex-BBC chief takes reins
Mark Thompson assumed his new role at The New York Times today amid questions about whether the crisis engulfing the BBC would spill over to the US news organisation.
Video: Acting BBC director general walks off live TV interview
On his first day in the job as well.
BBC director of news and her deputy 'step aside'
The crisis at the BBC continues.
BBC in apology over Newsnight child abuse report
The broadcaster announced an “immediate pause” in the programme’s investigations.
Politician dragged into British sex abuse scandal
BBC’s Newsnight last night aired a report in which two men said they had been abused by a Conservative politician – but the programme did not name him.
Savile investigation: Allegations against 'eight to ten' BBC employees
George Entwistle says it’s too early to tell, but the BBC will assist police investigations into a possible paedophile ring.
BBC editor who dropped Savile expose ‘stepping aside’
A Panorama programme to be broadcast tonight will shed new light on the BBC’s handling of allegations of young people being sexually abused by its former star.
Police say they have 340 leads as scale of Savile inquiry grows
There will now be at least three separate investigations into the allegations against the Jim’ll Fix It presenter.
Heard at Leveson: Piers Morgan taught Jeremy Paxman how to hack phones
The tutorial happened at a lunch attended by Ulrika Johnson – who was teased by the tabloid editor about her relationship with the then English football manager Sven-Göran Eriksson.
BBC presenter Paxman hits out at Tony Blair over potato famine 'apology'
The Newsnight presenter has criticised the former British Prime Minister for his supposed apology for the Irish potato famine.
Shebeens and slip jigs: Anger at BBC Newsnight's portrayal of Ireland
“Leprechauny” graphics on “simplistic Oirish” report on Irish financial crisis are criticised.