‘Moral’ young people put family first
Religion, broader society and even other relationships lose out in a new survey of teens and young adults – looking after family is seen as the best measure of morality.
BBC lists UK’s era-defining ‘new Elizabethans’
Historians have compiled a list of the 60 people who have shaped Britain during the reign of Elizabeth II. But how do these ‘new Elizabethans’ compare to the subjects of Elizabeth I?
‘Frozen Planet’ brings nature to urban living rooms
The final episode of David Attenborough’s acclaimed new series about life in Earth’s polar regions airs tomorrow. But is even the best TV a good substitute for the real thing?
Woman-free BBC award shortlist provokes outrage
An all-male shortlist for the annual Sports Personality of the Year competition has drawn heavy criticism. Why do women in sport get so little attention?
City boy ‘dreams’ of making money from recession
Financial trader Alessio Rastani has caused outcry with his frank TV admission that he plans to get rich off global financial disaster. Some now call for a radical overhaul of capitalism itself.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s plea for freedom
Aung San Suu Kyi faces a crackdown by the Burmese government after she gave a speech on the BBC. Her fight for freedom has made her a worldwide symbol of hope.
BBC film shows man being helped to die
In the programme 'Choosing to die', novelist Sir Terry Pratchett witnessed a man being helped to commit suicide. Do we have the right to choose when we die?
Longest running radio show wants you!
Desert Island Discs offers celebrities the chance to choose their favourite music. Now it's asking everyone to join in the game. Will you take up the radio's oldest music challenge?