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Dahl draft spills Factory secrets

8 hours 30 min ago
Little-known characters and incidents that could have featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are released by the Roald Dahl estate.

VIDEO: Japanese art projected onto human faces

9 hours 21 min ago
Japanese artist Nobumichi Asai has created a new work that involves projecting his designs onto a human face

Gun found at film director's home

12 hours 36 min ago
Police are called to artist Sam Taylor-Johnson and actor husband Aaron's home after a passer-by spotted a machine gun inside the house.

UK online series to air on Oprah

12 hours 56 min ago
A web series about young people with special needs will air on Oprah Winfrey's network after backing from Game of Thrones producers.

Neville's Island moves to West End

15 hours 32 min ago
A revival of stage comedy Neville's Island will transfer to the West End in October, with a cast led by Adrian Edmundson.

Australian actor Bill Kerr dies

16 hours 26 min ago
Australian actor Bill Kerr, "the boy from Wagga Wagga" who became one of Tony Hancock's radio sidekicks in the 1950s, dies in Perth aged 92.

Belafonte to receive honorary Oscar

16 hours 43 min ago
US actor and singer Harry Belafonte is to be honoured by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Beyonce's dad: Fight could be staged

16 hours 54 min ago
Mathew Knowles links a fight in a lift after this year's Gala Ball to "Jedi mind tricks" to help boost ticket sales.

Rivers 'resting' after health scare

17 hours 39 min ago
US comedienne Joan Rivers, 81, is "resting comfortably" and with her family after reportedly going into cardiac arrest during surgery on her vocal cords.

2.6m historic pictures posted online

17 hours 51 min ago
An academic is posting millions of historic photos and illustrations to Flickr where they can be searched and copied without charge.

Indian elephant creates own art

21 hours 1 min ago
Paintings by an Indian elephant go on sale at a gallery in the capital, Delhi, to help raise money to protect the endangered animals.

VIDEO: Song of a four-storey 'earth harp'

Thu, 2014-08-28 20:31
William Close is the inventor of the 'Earth Harp', a musical instrument which makes use of the architecture around it to create its sound.

Diana's Bake Off exit announced

Thu, 2014-08-28 19:10
Great British Bake Off contestant Diana Beard has left the show, but the BBC says her exit was due to illness, not a controversy over the latest episode.

The museum 'ignoring' its Salvador Dali etchings

Thu, 2014-08-28 18:30
The museum 'ignoring' its Salvador Dali etchings

Historic Afghan minaret 'threatened'

Thu, 2014-08-28 11:21
One of Afghanistan's architectural marvels, the minaret of Jam in Ghor province, is in danger of collapse, officials tell the BBC.

VIDEO: Brad and Angelina marry in France

Thu, 2014-08-28 10:49
Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in France, a spokesman confirms.

Pitt and Jolie wedding announced

Thu, 2014-08-28 09:14
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now married, according to a spokesman for the Hollywood couple.

Bake Off contestant 'stitched up'

Thu, 2014-08-28 09:13
The Great British Bake Off contestant blamed by some for another's exit claims to have been "stitched up" by the way the BBC One programme was edited.

VIDEO: Keaton's comeback at Venice festival

Thu, 2014-08-28 08:06
The 71st Venice Film Festival opened on Wednesday with the world premiere of Birdman starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton.

US film-maker William Greaves dies

Thu, 2014-08-28 06:45
The US film-maker and Emmy-winning journalist, William Greaves, has died in New York at the age of 87.