Knowledge Identifier: $Newsnight
Category: Movies & TV
Launched in 2000.
Countries: United Kingdom (63%), United States (11%), (10%)
Linked to: Association of Broadcasting Staff, Conservative Party, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Labour Party
Nick Griffin - Since assuming control of the party, Griffin has sought to move it away from its historic identity, although on the BBC's "Newsnight" on 26 June 2001 he stated that Hindus and whites had both been targeted in the "Muslim" riots of 2001, and in the August 2001 issue of "Identity" he claimed that radical Muslim clerics wanted "
Mark Lawson - In 2002, "Viz" ran a spoof of his "Newsnight Review" programme, featuring Lawson engaged in a desperate search for hard-core pornography, entitled "The Artful Podger"
Michael Crick - In 2003, under heavy pressure from the preparation of the Hutton Inquiry, the BBC refused to show Crick's report for "Newsnight" into 'Betsygate', the alleged misuse of public funds by the private office of former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith and supposed payments to his wife Betsy for work she did not do
Nick Griffin - On "The Politics Show" on 9 March 2003, he appeared to accept ethnic minorities who were already legally living in the country, and, on 6 March 2008, he was again interviewed on "Newsnight"; when told of a poll that demonstrated that most working-class Britons were more concerned about drugs and alcohol than immigration, he linked the UK's drug problem with Islam, specifically Pakistani immigrants
Frank Luntz - In 2005 Luntz conducted a focus group broadcast on the Conservative leadership race on the BBC current affairs show "Newsnight"
Salam Pax - In February 2005 a series of filmed reports by Salam Pax, produced by Guardian Films and transmitted by the BBC's "Newsnight" television programme, won the Royal Television Society Award for Innovation
Salam Pax - In his "Newsnight" report broadcast in October 2005, he interviewed Iraqi Member of Parliament Adnan al-Janabi, a Sunni moderate who served as vice-chair of the constitutional committee, about the proposed Iraqi constitution and revealed that al-Janabi was his father
Ellie Crisell - On 12 September 2006, Crisell appeared on Newsnight, her first non-sports based appearance on BBC News adult-orientated output
Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah (organisation) - In November 2006 the BBC programmes File on 4 and Newsnight, in an investigation into the radicalisation of young British Muslims reported that Omar Bakri is regularly broadcasting hate messages against the UK government and non-Muslim people via the internet, using a range of pseudonyms
Domino's Pizza Group - In 2007 the current affairs programme "Newsnight" reported on the alleged poor treatment of Domino's Pizza employees
Martha Kearney - Kearney presented her final "Woman's Hour" on 19 March 2007 and her final "Newsnight" on 23 March 2007
James Whale (radio) - Whale participated in a live "Newsnight" programme on 26 April 2007 on BBC 2, broadcast simultaneously on talkSPORT, in which he referred to two-week refuse pickup throughout the UK and the 'scandal' of global warming
Denis MacEoin - On 12 December 2007, two months after the publication of "The Hijacking of British Islam", BBC's "Newsnight" presented material which the programme suggested showed that some of the receipts purporting to prove the sale of extremist material had been forged, and that some of the literature had come from bookshops purportedly unconnected to the mosques named in the report
EMV - Cambridge University researchers Steven Murdoch and Saar Drimer demonstrated in a February 2008 BBC Newsnight programme one example attack, to illustrate that Chip and PIN is not secure enough to justify passing the liability to prove fraud from the banks onto customers
Glen Jenvey - He was interviewed by the BBC's "Newsnight" programme on 17 April 2008, in his Whiteparish, Wiltshire home about his internet monitoring activities
Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko - On 7 July 2008, a British security source told the BBC's Newsnight programme: "We very strongly believe the Litvinenko case to have had some state involvement
Derek Draper - He was described on the BBC television current affairs programme Newsnight, on 12 September 2008, as a Labour Campaign Advisor
The BBC's commercial US channel, which is available in more than 63 million American homes via digital, cable and satellite, in the spring of 2009, dropped its daily simulcast from the BBC World News channel, which aired between 6am and 9am, because of disappointing ratings
Gil Scott-Heron - In November 2009, the BBC's "Newsnight" interviewed Gil Scott-Heron for a feature titled "The Legendary Godfather of Rap Returns"
Trafigura - On December 17, 2009, the BBC withdrew one of the allegations it made during the May 2009 Newsnight broadcast, acknowledging that the allegation could not be proven
Shaun Bailey - In addition, Bailey was interviewed on the BBC's Newsnight programme in March 2011, where he was introduced as 'Ambassador for the Big Society'
James Purnell - In July 2011, Purnell went on "Newsnight" with proposed welfare reforms, as part of his involvement in Blue Labour
Peter Oborne - Oborne was lambasted for his frank public comments in the 28 September 2011 edition of the BBC programme "Newsnight"
Jimmy Savile - In early 2012, several newspapers reported that BBC's "Newsnight" had investigated allegations of sexual abuse immediately after Savile's death, but the report had been shelved before it was broadcast
Jimmy Savile - On 22 October 2012, the BBC programme "Panorama" broadcast an investigation into "Newsnight" and found evidence suggesting "senior manager" pressure; on the same day "Newsnight" editor Peter Rippon "stepped down" with immediate effect
Jeremy Paxman - In November 2012, Paxman publicly defended George Entwistle after his resignation as Director-General of the BBC in connection with a "Newsnight" report which falsely implicated Lord McAlpine in the North Wales child abuse scandal
Emily Maitlis - In January 2014 she became acting political editor of Newsnight until maternity leave of Allegra Stratton ends
Jeremy Paxman - Newsnight - At the end of April 2014, Paxman announced that he is to leave "Newsnight" in June after 25 years of presenting the programme
Jeremy Paxman - Newsnight - Paxman presented his last "Newsnight" on 18 June 2014 in an edition which included an interview with Peter Mandelson and one with London May or Boris Johnson, while they both rode a tandem bicycle, as well as a brief reappearance of Michael Howard who, following on from his 1997 interview, was simply asked: "Did you-"
Kamal Ahmed, Emma Barnett, Nick Ferrari, Naga Munchetty, James O'Brien, and Mark Urban have all stood-in during 2017
Timothy Bell, Baron Bell - During a live Newsnight interview on 4 September 2017, Timothy Bell mentioned that he was the most senior director at the several hour long initial meeting with the Guptas
Cornelia Parker - Parker created two films and a series of 14 photographic works as a result of this commission, which were previewed on BBC Newsnight on 2 February 2018 and made available online via the UK Parliament website