Jeremy Paxman, star of BBC2′s Newsnight, is not going to resign from the flagship show, despite admitting he almost did, the Metro newspaper reports!
After weeks of rumours suggesting that BBC journalist, Paxman, was planning to resign his post in wake of the recent child abuse scandal, prompted by an ITV Exposure documentary, The Other Side Of Jimmy Savile, which exposed a horrifying paedophile ring spanning decades, and involving several high-profile names, was broadcast. Read more & comment »
Panorama presenter Jeremy Paxman has told officials at the Leveson Inquiry that chat show host – and former newspaper editor – Piers Morgan told him how to hack into someone’s mobile phone voicemail messages.
The Inquiry committee is of course examining press standards in the wake of revelations made about The News of the World allegedly hacking into, and using, private messages intended for politicians and celebrities.
During his evidence, Paxman also claimed that Morgan had ridiculed TV star Ulrika Jonsson over her affair with football boss Sven-Göran Eriksson.
Paxman said of Morgan, “He turned to me and said: ‘Have you got a mobile phone?’ I said yes and he asked if there was a security setting on the message bit of it.
Jeremy Paxman continues his personal investigation of Britain’s empire by looking at how traders, conquerors and settlers spread the British way of doing things around the world – in particular how they created a very British idea of home.
He begins in India, where early traders wore Indian costume and took Indian wives.
Their descendants still cherish their mixed heritage. Victorian values put a stop to that as inter-racial mixing became taboo.
Jeremy Paxman takes his love of Victorian painting as the starting point for an extraordinary journey into Victorian Britain, in this new, landmark series for BBC One.
“Victorian paintings are certainly not fashionable today,” says Paxman. “But to me they are a gold mine. Like nothing else they show us what it was like to live in those extraordinary times. And they tell amazing stories.”