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VIDEO: Serial: Cult podcast grips audiences

Fri, 2014-10-31 21:14
In the age of "binge-watching" programmes, a US podcast series is gripping audiences around the world who are hooked on its weekly instalments.

Paddington author to make film cameo

Fri, 2014-10-31 11:43
Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond is to make a cameo appearance in the film that will bring his beloved character to the big screen for the first time.

BBC refuses to make Top Gear apology

Fri, 2014-10-31 11:27
The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador.

Harris loses conviction appeal bid

Fri, 2014-10-31 10:38
Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.

French radio station catches fire

Fri, 2014-10-31 09:08
A major fire forces the evacuation of the French national radio building in Paris but there are no immediate reports of casualties.

Bend It Like Beckham set for stage

Fri, 2014-10-31 08:07
A musical version of the hit 2002 British comedy film Bend It Like Beckham is to open in the West End next year.

Allman dropped from film legal claim

Fri, 2014-10-31 07:32
Singer Gregg Allman is dropped from legal action filed by the family of a camera assistant killed on the set of his biopic Midnight Rider.

JK Rowling releases new Potter story

Fri, 2014-10-31 07:31
Dolores Umbridge gets her own biography as JK Rowling releases a new story on her Pottermore website.

Blurred Lines dispute to go to trial

Fri, 2014-10-31 06:43
A US judge rules the long-running dispute between Marvin Gaye's family, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over claims of plagiarism should go to trial.

Dench and Watson honoured in LA

Fri, 2014-10-31 05:57
Actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson and Robert Downey Junior are among the stars honoured at the Britannia Awards hosted by Bafta in LA.

VIDEO: Sixty years of British animation

Fri, 2014-10-31 05:44
It has been 60 years since the animated adaptation of George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' - the first British animated film.

VIDEO: The dancers who light up the stage

Fri, 2014-10-31 05:12
The Japanese dance group using wearable technology to lighten up their act.

Largest Hammer horror archive opens

Fri, 2014-10-31 02:38
De Montfort University, which holds the largest collection of Hammer horror memorabilia, opens its archive for one day.

VIDEO: Wong's journey from Hollywood to Asia

Fri, 2014-10-31 02:38
China's box office has been raking in more than $3bn since last year, which is why Hollywood actor Russell Wong finds himself working more in Asia than in LA.

Timothy Spall: How I became Turner

Thu, 2014-10-30 20:59
How Timothy Spall created 400 artworks for new film

VIDEO: Meet the accidental stormtrooper

Thu, 2014-10-30 20:08
Laurie Goode's fleeting role as a Stormtrooper in Star Wars 38 years ago still has an impact on his life today

The channel that's spiced up French TV

Thu, 2014-10-30 20:06
The TV station that has spiced up the French airwaves

Is it a golden age for Chinese cinema?

Thu, 2014-10-30 15:36
Will Chinese films be the next big blockbusters?

Pirate Bay founder gets jail term

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:52
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to three-and-half years in prison after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.

Ian McKellen given freedom of London

Thu, 2014-10-30 11:49
Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen is given the freedom of the City of London in recognition of his work for gay rights.