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Opinion  /  Published 04.09.20

Success story: Ratings for BBC's 'A Suitable Boy'

BBC TV’s six-part adaptation of Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy ended last week, with Lata Mehra picking the man her mother, Rupa Mehra, has wanted for her all along — the sho...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 25.07.20

Show time: 'A Suitable Boy' airs on BBC

Tomorrow will mark a big moment in the history of the BBC because at 9 pm it will air the first episode of the much anticipated six-part TV adaptation of Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy, direc...
By Amit Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 24.07.20

10 years of BBC's Sherlock

Growing up, the name Sherlock Holmes would immediately bring to my mind a visually rich image. A sleuth running across the bustling streets of 19th century London, obsessing over his cases and resorti...
By Vedant Karia in

Opinion  /  Published 29.12.18

And the year-end prizes go to...

The Idea Whose Time Has Come: It goes to Mary Shelley’s Gothic novel, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, published 200 years ago in 1818 when the author was only 20. Victor Frankenstein is the...
By Amit Roy in

World  /  Published 18.10.19

Boris Brexit vote on a ‘knife-edge’

The BBC says that Boris Johnson’s chances of getting his Brexit deal through the Commons on Saturday are “on a knife edge and too close to call”.The loyalist Daily Telegraph predicted that its ...
By Amit Roy in London

India  /  Published 11.08.19

BBC stands by coverage, vows to do its job

The “Bharat Broadcasting Corporation” has cleared its name in the subcontinent, thanks to calls for a ban on its operations in India and denials from official quarters.The BBC on Sunday stood by i...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

World  /  Published 13.05.20

India-origin BBC scribe faces racist abuse

The BBC pulled a live broadcast from the centre of Leicester after one of its Indian women reporters was allegedly subjected to a torrent of racist abuse.The journalist, Sima Kotecha, was about to int...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 09.03.19

A historical connection with India

Something that the distinguished historian, Professor Margaret MacMillan, said when she appeared as a ‘castaway’ on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs to talk about her life and pick eight pieces...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 24.01.20

What would Picasso with The Telegraph?

Coolest ManStephen Ward was a society osteopath in 1960s Britain; his patients included the Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Margaret and John Profumo, the minister for war in Harold Macmillan’s cabinet....
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 21.02.20

Telling art stories

Few Bengali women get the chance to make Western art ‘accessible’ to a British television audience, but Sona Datta has been presenting an hour-long BBC documentary, Michelangelo: The Good, the Bad...
By Amit Roy in


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