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Tahar Rahim to play Charles Sobhraj in BBC drama The Serpent

Tahar Rahim will essay the role of Charles Sobhraj, who was discovered by a diplomat in mid-70s Southeast Asia. The eight-episode show will primarily focus on how the diplomat from the Dutch embassy in Bangkok gets trapped in a circle of lies and crime.

At 50 million audience, India BBC’s top overseas market

Hindi and Telugu have grown the most — to over 18 million and 7.9 million respectively —while Tamil has 10.3 million viewers, Marathi 2 million, and Punjabi 3.5 lakh.

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Indian-origin imam triggers controversy in BBC's UK PM debate

Imam Abdullah Patel challenged frontrunner Boris Johnson and the four others remaining in the Conservative Party leadership race over tackling Islamophobia in Britain during the debate telecast by the BBC Tuesday night.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year: Gareth Southgate wins Coach of the Year, Billie Jean King Lifetime Achievement Award

England football manager Gareth Southgate led The Three Lions to fourth place finish at the World Cup in Russia - their best-ever since the 1990 edition.

Only one Indian movie finds spot in BBC's list of 100 best foreign language films

According to the BBC's list of the 100 best foreign language films, only one Indian film could find the spot. Satyajit Ray's 1955 film Pather Panchali made it to number 15 in the list.

BBC launches first Gujarati TV bulletin for India

The expansion is part of what the BBC has described as “significant” investment in India, including an expanded news bureau in Delhi with two new TV studios. The Delhi bureau is the BBC's second-largest outside the UK, as is the TV and digital content production hub for the whole of South Asia.

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BBC apologises to senior female journalist for underpaying her

Gracie quit because the two editors earned more than her 135,000 pounds-a-year salary. She went back to a job in the newsroom.

Fake news proving deadly in India: BBC

The BBC has been working to combat the issue of fake news through initiatives such as "BBC Reality Check", a political discourse fact-checking service.

Martina Navratilova displeased John McEnroe paid 'at least ten times more' by BBC

In an interview to BBC investigative show Panorama, Martina Navratilova earned "about 15,000 pounds" for her analysis by BBC during Wimbledon, far lesser than what the network paid John McEnroe.

Our key role is to keep saying there’s more to the world than social media will tell you: BBC Director Tony Hall

BBC director Tony Hall said, "I am not certain that print will disappear. People were saying that the radio will die, cinema will die... I take Mark Thompson’s (the NYT CEO’s) point that we got to adapt our business models, but I’m not pessimistic about this. Because I think quality wins."

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