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Aug 4, 2016

The Guardian | UK | Media | Media Briefing on August 4, 2016: Today's Top Stories From The Papers

BBC Radio 4’s Today gets record ratings with Brexit coverage
6 Music and Asian Network also hit audience highs in second quarter – but Radio 1 continues slide

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Today’s headlines

The GuardianSaatchi boss quits after sexism comments. P6
Sleep lost, friends put aside: why the digital detox is on the rise. P7
Why internet streaming is on the rise. P7
Tom Watson urges Theresa May to halt data deletion plan. P24
Obituary: former Guardian foreign editor and chief leader writer Geoffrey Taylor. P33
Daily TelegraphRadio 3 listener figures highest for five years. P2
Internet more important than sleep, say addicts. P5
Saatchi boss takes own ‘Fail Fast’ advice and quits over sexism row. P7
Obituary: The Sweeney and Sharpe director Tom Clegg. P25
Financial Times‘Digital detox’ promotes offline focus on love and jobs. P2
Hulu valued at $6bn in Time Warner deal. P13
Saatchi head quits after sexism storm. P14
The TimesChannel 4’s Child Genius sparks Twitter storm over pushy parenting. P3
iPaddicts are opting for digital detox. P3
Listeners jump to five-year high at Radio 3. P6
Amazon joins Sky to recreate Celts v Romans. P10
Quit fast: Saatchi chief takes own advice in sexism row. P17
Time Warner buys 10% stake in the video streaming site Hulu. P45
iBritons spend more time online than asleep. P5
Saatchi boss takes own ‘Fail Fast’ advice and quits over sexism row. P11
Rado 4’s Today attracts record listening figures during Brexit coverage. P19
Time Warner buys 10% stake in the video streaming site Hulu. P38
Wall Street JournalSaatchi executive resigns. B2
Apple makes slight gains in diversity. B4
Daily MailAverage Briton spends a whole day a week online. P14
First pictures of BBC’s remakes of Steptoe and Son, Hancock’s Half Hour and Till Death Us Do Part. P22-23
BBC under fire for axing a rape scene from Poldark. P25
‘Sexist’ Saatchi chairman quits. P28
Channel 4’s Child Genius sparks Twitter storm over pushy parenting. P31
Daily ExpressPoldark axes shocking rape scene for an illicit fling. P15
Benedict Cumberbatch suggests fourth Sherlock series could be the last. P18
Anger as ‘pushy’ Child Genius mother helps girl win title. P23
The SunEamonn Holmes appears to say C-word live on TV. P3
Sherrie Hewson quits Loose Women. P3
Saatchi & Saatchi boss quits following sex row. P11
Pushy mum of Child Genius winner slammed. P29
Anneka Rice joins This Morning team. P35
Chris Evans’ radio show lost 255,000 listeners between April and June. P35
TalkSport has led the charge for owner with 3.3million listeners. P41
Daily MirrorSherrie Hewson quits Loose Women after 14 years. P3
Council ‘nod’ on statue for Victoria Wood. P13
Stunt goes wrong on America’s Got Talent. P25
Kelly Hoppen joins The Great Interior Design Challenge. P27
TV bosses are talking about reviving Beverly Hills 90210. P27
Daily StarCelebrity Big Brother coverage. P1, P9
Beverly Hills 90210 set for a comeback. P3
Idris Elba was worried Luther would be a step backwards. P3
Jack Quickenden lands new role as presenter. P22
Sherrie Hewson quits Loose Women live on air. P22

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