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VIDEO: Olympic cauldron secrets revealed

1 hour 9 min ago
The London 2012 Olympic Cauldron is going on display for the first time in a purpose-built gallery.

'The Force' comes to County Kerry.

2 hours 30 min ago
Could the latest Star Wars movie be about to film off the coast of County Kerry?

Stars lined up for Edinburgh TV fest

2 hours 39 min ago
Gary Lineker, John Bishop and Frankie Boyle will be among the celebrities at the 2014 Edinburgh Television Festival, its organisers announce.

How 'Tut-mania' gripped the world

3 hours 17 min ago
How the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb changed popular culture in the 1920s

VIDEO: New twist in Banksy mural saga

3 hours 32 min ago
There are questions over the ownership of the Banksy Spy Booth mural in Cheltenham, as Steve Knibbs reports.

Birdman heads Venice gala line-up

3 hours 54 min ago
Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton, will lead this year's Venice Film Festival line-up.

Pet Shop Boys premiere Turing tribute

5 hours 1 min ago
Pop duo the Pet Shop Boys unveil their latest work, a tribute to wartime code-breaker Alan Turing, at the first of this year's Late Night BBC Proms.

VIDEO: Shakespeare in Love stage show opens

5 hours 43 min ago
An adaptation of the Oscar-winning film, Shakespeare in Love, makes its London stage debut.

Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow

5 hours 49 min ago
The Queen declares the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow open after a live show featuring a cast of 2,000 and appearances from several famous Scots.

Spider-Man spin-off gets release date

5 hours 50 min ago
Columbia Pictures announces at San Diego's Comic-Con that the Spider-Man spin-off film will be released in 2016.

Shakespeare in Love takes centre stage

5 hours 53 min ago
How Shakespeare in Love came to the West End theatre

Duran Duran sue fan club company

6 hours 7 min ago
Pop band Duran Duran take legal action against the US company charged with running their fan club over unpaid revenues.

Elton film is from 'birth to rehab'

6 hours 39 min ago
Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall says his new biopic about Sir Elton John, starring Tom Hardy in the main role, tells the singer's life story 'from birth to rehab'.

VIDEO: Hong Kong star 'as big as Brangelina'

Wed, 2014-07-23 21:26
Actress Sandra Ng is a household name in Hong Kong and this year saw saw the release of the third Golden Chickens comedy film. Tom Brook reports.

VIDEO: The blind art of conducting a choir

Wed, 2014-07-23 21:16
Can blind people be taught to conduct a choir with meaningful gestures that the singers understand?

Paedophile singer appeal bid refused

Wed, 2014-07-23 15:34
Judges throw out an appeal by paedophile rock star Ian Watkins to reduce the length of his jail term for child sex offences.

Character actress Dora Bryan dies

Wed, 2014-07-23 13:48
Dora Bryan, the actress whose career encompassed theatre, film and TV's Last of the Summer Wine, has died near Brighton at the age of 91.

Obituary: Dora Bryan

Wed, 2014-07-23 12:58
Stage and screen actress Dora Bryan, who has died 91

Somali musician-MP is shot dead

Wed, 2014-07-23 12:54
Popular Somali musician and member of parliament Saado Ali Warsame is shot dead by Islamist militants in the capital, Mogadishu.

Proms unveils new Tavener works

Wed, 2014-07-23 10:47
Unheard works by the late composer unveiled at Proms