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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 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.
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.
Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.
A major fire forces the evacuation of the French national radio building in Paris but there are no immediate reports of casualties.
A musical version of the hit 2002 British comedy film Bend It Like Beckham is to open in the West End next year.
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.
Dolores Umbridge gets her own biography as JK Rowling releases a new story on her Pottermore website.
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.
Actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson and Robert Downey Junior are among the stars honoured at the Britannia Awards hosted by Bafta in LA.
It has been 60 years since the animated adaptation of George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' - the first British animated film.
The Japanese dance group using wearable technology to lighten up their act.
De Montfort University, which holds the largest collection of Hammer horror memorabilia, opens its archive for one day.
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.
How Timothy Spall created 400 artworks for new film
Laurie Goode's fleeting role as a Stormtrooper in Star Wars 38 years ago still has an impact on his life today
The TV station that has spiced up the French airwaves
Will Chinese films be the next big blockbusters?
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to three-and-half years in prison after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.
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.