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Mukherjee is Man Booker favourite

Tue, 2014-10-14 10:57
The winner of the Man Booker Prize is announced later with Neel Mukherjee the bookies' favourite to take the £50,000 prize.

Gone Girl retains UK box office lead

Tue, 2014-10-14 10:45
Thriller Gone Girl remains at the top of the UK box office for the second week, taking more than £3 million.

Iggy Pop takes aim at YouTube and U2

Tue, 2014-10-14 10:41
Rock legend Iggy Pop gives his backing to independent record labels in a royalties dispute with YouTube during the John Peel Lecture.

Damned United author donates rights

Tue, 2014-10-14 10:13
Author David Peace donates the stage rights to his novel The Damned United to a Leeds theatre company that has lost its Arts Council funding.

Attenborough: More TV variety needed

Tue, 2014-10-14 08:23
Veteran broadcaster David Attenborough bemoans the lack of variety on television and the "great number of subjects that aren't covered".

VIDEO: Unseen Rembrandts go on show

Tue, 2014-10-14 07:56
The National Gallery is about to open its blockbuster Rembrandt exhibition with over 90 works by the Dutch artist as Brenda Emmanus reports

VIDEO: Conchita: I am not used to winning

Tue, 2014-10-14 07:29
Conchita Wurst wins moment of the year at the Attitude Awards 2014. She spoke to BBC News about her rise to fame

Finnigan apologises for rape comments

Tue, 2014-10-14 06:34
TV star Judy Finnigan apologises after comments she made about convicted rapist Ched Evans on ITV's Loose Women show prompted a Twitter backlash.

Marcos musical launches new theatre

Tue, 2014-10-14 06:26
A musical based on the life of Imelda Marcos launches the Dorfman at London's National Theatre to a mixed critical reception.

Electronic music pioneer Bell dies

Tue, 2014-10-14 05:33
Mark Bell, the influential British producer and electronic music pioneer who worked extensively with Icelandic star Bjork, dies at the age of 43.

Ten hits you may not know were covers

Tue, 2014-10-14 04:53
10 huge hits you may not realise are cover versions

Walking Dead breaks cable TV record

Tue, 2014-10-14 04:49
The fifth series opener of US drama The Walking Dead is watched by 17.3 million people, breaking cable viewing records.

Get Lucky named song of the year

Tue, 2014-10-14 04:30
Daft Punk hit Get Lucky is named song of the year at a London awards event celebrating songwriters who get the most airplay on US radio and television.

VIDEO: 'Brazilian Slumdog' hits Rio cinemas

Tue, 2014-10-14 01:37
Brazil has a strong cinema industry and has joined forces with UK film-makers in a pioneering co-production led by British director Stephen Daldry.

Show paints Rembrandt as 'modern' artist

Mon, 2014-10-13 20:11
Exhibition reveals how Rembrandt explored bold techniques

The 1940s bandleader who braved virulent sexism

Mon, 2014-10-13 19:55
Melanie C on 1940s bandleader who braved virulent sexism

VIDEO: Vera Brittain's memoirs on film

Mon, 2014-10-13 18:08
Testament of Youth, the memoir of pacifist Vera Brittain, charting the harsh realities of World War One, has been adapted in a film which has its London premiere on Tuesday.

Royal hoax DJ tells of death threats

Mon, 2014-10-13 17:30
A radio DJ, who took part in a hoax call after which a nurse killed herself, tells Newsnight how she received death threats and bullets in the post.

Witherspoon role 'hardest' of career

Mon, 2014-10-13 12:29
Actress Reese Witherspoon says her new film Wild - about a young woman's 1,000-mile hike across America - was the most challenging of her career to date.

In pictures: Urban photography competition winners

Mon, 2014-10-13 11:03
Urban photography competition winners