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VIDEO: Cumberbatch reads 'moon disaster' letter

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:28
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch reads a letter from 1969 by presidential speechwriter William Safire, on Newsnight.
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TV channel 'sorry' over on-air curse

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:18
A local TV channel apologises after a presenter uses a sexually explicit swearword to describe a colleague.
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Reading project wins Lindgren Award

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 13:56
Praesa, a reading project aimed at children and young people in South Africa, is named the winner of the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
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Cinderella leads UK box office

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:45
Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh's live-action remake of the Disney animation, tops the UK box office in its first week of release.
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Giant slides return to London

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:32
Giant slides by the artist Carsten Holler are returning to London this summer, this time at the Hayward Gallery on London's South Bank.
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Photo awards reveals mobile winners

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:57
The Sony World Photography Awards reveals the winners of its first mobile phone category, alongside winners of 2015's open and youth competitions.
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Chichester theatre bosses to leave

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:19
Chichester Festival Theatre is to lose both its artistic director Jonathan Church and executive director Alan Finch at the end of September 2016.
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Williams family to talk out of court

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:15
The wife and adult children of late actor and comedian Robin Williams agree to meet outside court to try and resolve their dispute over his belongings.
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VIDEO: Clive James 'thankful for life'

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 09:19
Five years after being diagnosed with terminal leukaemia, Australian broadcaster and poet Clive James says he is near to death but thankful for life.
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VIDEO: Mary Portas: 'Case of survival'

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 09:04
Mary Portas speaks to the BBC about her new memoir, Shop Girl.
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Top Gear: Andy Wilman not quitting

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 08:52
Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman denies he is quitting the show after a leaked email from him thanking staff and marking the end of an era.
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Tickets all gone for Big Weekend

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 07:57
Fifty thousand tickets are all allocated within 40 minutes for Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich on 23-24 May.
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Depp injury delays Pirates filming

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 07:16
Filming on the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film is delayed until 15 April as star Johnny Depp continues to recover from a hand injury.
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African comedian replaces Jon Stewart

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 07:16
Comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, it is announced.
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Jay Z promotes music streaming brand

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:49
Some of the biggest names in entertainment have re-launched the music subscription service Tidal, which they claim will change musical history.
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Scots up for comic fiction prize

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:45
Scottish authors Alexander McCall Smith and Irvine Welsh are among six writers nominated for an award celebrating the year's funniest books.
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VIDEO: Artists unite for Tidal re-launch

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 03:10
Some of the biggest names in entertainment have re-launched the music subscription service Tidal, which they claim will change musical history.
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British Museum: In search of beauty

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 01:41
How the Greek nude shaped the future
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America's most generous con artist

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:53
The art forger who fooled museums for 30 years
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Museum displays IS beheadings

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 16:55
A museum defends a decision to exhibit graphic images of beheadings by the Islamic State militant group.
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