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Veteran Irish broadcaster Terry Wogan has announced he intends to leave BBC Radio 2's morning program Wake Up to Wogan at the end of the year. Wogan, 71, told his listeners Monday the decision to leave the program -- which he served as host of from 1972 to 1984, then again since 1993 -- is the hardest thing I have ever done. It touches me deeply that I've played a part in your lives for, it seems, like generations, Wogan said.
U.S. comic book writer Stan Lee, known for being the co-creator of Spider-Man, says he is working with Disney on a new online comic book series. The BBC reported Saturday Lee also will serve as the voice for Lee Excelsior, a supporting character in his new animated comic book series Time Jumper.
Organizers of pop star Michael Jackson's shows at London's O2 Arena, set to begin in July, say all 50 scheduled concert dates are sold out. The BBC said more than 1 million tickets to Jackson's This Is It London concert series have been sold. The 50-year-old U.S.
Geoffrey Smith, who shared his gardening knowledge with his British TV and radio audiences and readers for decades, has died at the age of 80. The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday that Smith, who died of unspecified causes, was known for discussing the world of gardening on BBC series such as Gardeners'
British television and radio personality Jonathan Ross is to return to his BBC shows this month, following a 90-day suspension, The Hollywood Reporter said. Ross was suspended without pay from his shows for three months after he and comedian Russell Brand left lewd messages on the voice mail of 78-year-old Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs during Brand's BBC Radio 2 show, and the segment drew widespread criticism. Brand, Radio 2 head Lesley Douglas and David Barber, the executive who cleared...
BBC Trust Chairman Michael Lyons says no further action should be taken against British radio and TV presenter Jonathan Ross for a prank that went too far. Ross was suspended from his shows for three months after he and comedian Russell Brand left lewd messages on the voice mail of 78-year-old Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs during Brand's BBC Radio 2 show last month and the segment drew widespread criticism. Brand, Radio 2 head Lesley Douglas and David Barber, the executive who cleared the...
Comedian Jonathan Ross, who has been suspended after a radio prank drew widespread criticism, won't be the host of the British Comedy Awards as planned. A new master of ceremonies for the December show has yet to be announced, the BBC said.
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