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Problems for BBC iPlayer continue

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:00
BBC services including iPlayer and a variety of online material are still affected by technical problems.

VIDEO: Iranian musician on blending East and West

Sat, 2014-07-19 20:19
Iranian musician Hafez Nazeri left his country 14 years ago to follow his dream in the United States.

VIDEO: LatAm Beats: Sicotropico

Sat, 2014-07-19 19:36
Despite being just two people, Colombian rock duo Sicotropico have a powerful sound.

JK Rowling plans crime book spree

Fri, 2014-07-18 19:24
JK Rowling's crime novels written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith will eventually outnumber her Harry Potter books, she reveals.

Legal wrangle delays DJ Kasem burial

Fri, 2014-07-18 11:48
US DJ Casey Kasem is yet to be laid to rest a month after his death due to a continuing legal wrangle between family members.

VIDEO: The evolution of Bjork's instruments

Fri, 2014-07-18 09:03
Bjork's musical director Matt Robertson explains how they developed the instruments for her Biophilia tour.

Hollyoaks is now 'most violent soap'

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:07
Hollyoaks has overtaken EastEnders as the UK's most violent soap, according to new research from media watchdog Ofcom.

VIDEO: Babies, divas: Putting on the Proms

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:56
Presenter Katie Derham tells BBC Breakfast about the highlights of this year's Proms

Ben Whishaw cast as new Paddington

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:40
James Bond star Ben Whishaw is cast as the voice of Paddington in the upcoming film about the Peruvian bear.

Art by boy, 11, valued at £400,000

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:38
A collection of 40 paintings by an 11-year-old boy from Norfolk is valued at £400,000 by a gallery.

VIDEO: La Plante on finding young Tennison

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:16
Crime writer Lynda La Plante plots to find an actress to play a young Tennison for new Prime Suspect series

German artist Otto Piene dies aged 86

Fri, 2014-07-18 06:50
German artist Otto Piene, known for his colourful paintings and gigantic open-air sculptures, has died at the age of 86.

Tributes paid to stage star Stritch

Fri, 2014-07-18 05:27
Stars hail the life and work of Broadway star Elaine Stritch, who has died at the age of 89.

Microsoft closes TV production unit

Fri, 2014-07-18 05:15
Microsoft's ambitious TV division is to close, a month after debuting its first show.

Supreme Court rejects Sherlock case

Fri, 2014-07-18 04:34
The US Supreme Court rejects an emergency petition from the heirs of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who are trying to stop the publication of a book based on Sherlock Holmes.

Gilbert & George show 60 new works

Fri, 2014-07-18 04:28
New Gilbert & George work inspired by 'hippy crack'

Peter Kay to switch on Illuminations

Fri, 2014-07-18 04:05
Comedian Peter Kay will switch on this year's Blackpool Illuminations which shine from August to November.

Sex exhibition to be held in London

Thu, 2014-07-17 21:13
Sex is set to be the subject of a new exhibition opening at the Wellcome Collection in London in November.

Music maestro 'addicted' to Proms

Thu, 2014-07-17 20:04
Sir Andrew Davis on why he still gets nervous at the Proms

VIDEO: The whalebone sculptor

Thu, 2014-07-17 19:24
Artist Hamilton Coelho uses gigantic whalebones in his work