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Poldark to return for second outing

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 16:04
The BBC announces a second series of Poldark, based on the 18th Century-set novels of Winston Graham.
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UK turns down mediation over Marbles

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 15:50
The UK government and the British Museum turn down an offer of mediation in their dispute with Greece over the Parthenon sculptures known as the Elgin Marbles.
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Sheen to star in Mallory biopic

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:48
Michael Sheen is set to play British climber George Mallory on the big screen.
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Billboard Music Award nominations out

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:58
Taylor Swift, Sam Smith and Iggy Azalea dominate the long list of Billboard Music Award nominees, stretching across 40 categories.
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MacGregor to leave British Museum

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:40
Neil MacGregor announces he is to step down as director of the British Museum.
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Blues legend BB King leaves hospital

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:01
Blues guitarist BB King says he is "feeling much better" after being treated in hospital for dehydration.
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Kanye West settles paparazzo lawsuit

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 09:47
The rapper settles a lawsuit brought by a paparazzo photographer with a handshake and an apology.
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Ben Miller to star in election comedy

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 09:18
Death in Paradise star Ben Miller is to play a stressed Liberal Democrat campaigner in a "real-time" Channel 4 sitcom broadcast in the run-up to the Election 2015.
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VIDEO: Mirren: Stolen art a symbol of stolen life

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 09:15
Dame Helen Mirren speaks to the BBC about her latest role, in which she plays a woman who battles to claim back a Nazi-stolen Klimt painting.
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Jeremy Clarkson set for BBC return

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 08:37
Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is to appear as the guest host of Have I Got News for You later this month.
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Cumberbatch and Colman up for Baftas

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:48
Benedict Cumberbatch and Olivia Colman are among the nominees for this year's Bafta TV awards, with the latter cited for the fourth consecutive year.
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VIDEO: What does American Pie mean to you?

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 06:47
The original manuscript of Don McLean's American Pie has sold for $1.2m (£806,000) at a New York auction.
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Interview film 'flown into N Korea'

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 05:36
A North Korean defector to the South says he has flown thousands of copies of controversial comedy The Interview over the border by balloon.
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Russian row over Wagner opera ban in Siberia

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:28
Censorship fears after Russian opera director sacked
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Helen Mirren mines for Klimt Gold

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:13
Helen Mirren goes in search of Nazi-stolen Klimt
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Dukes of Hazzard star Best dies at 88

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 16:05
US actor James Best, who was best known for his role as bumbling sheriff Rosco P Coltrane on TV show Dukes of Hazzard, dies aged 88.
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Fast & Furious 7 tops UK box office

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 15:34
The latest instalment in the Fast and Furious franchise leaves the competition trailing at the UK and Ireland box office, making more than four times as much as its nearest rival.
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American Pie lyrics sell for $1.2m

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 15:00
The original manuscript of Don McLean's American Pie sells for $1.2m at a New York auction.
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Doctor Who 'on screen until 2020'

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 13:53
Sci-fi favourite Doctor Who will remain on TV for at least another five years, according to its executive producer Steven Moffat.
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Police end Clarkson 'fracas' inquiry

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:48
Police say there is "no need for further action" against Jeremy Clarkson in their Top Gear "fracas" inquiry.
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