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TV channel fined £100,000 for violence

Wed, 2014-07-16 06:10
Media regulator Ofcom fines the Investigation Discovery channel £100,000 for showing a crime series about female killers before the 21:00 watershed.

'Europe's largest' pirate press raided

Wed, 2014-07-16 06:09
'Significant' numbers of illegal DVDs, CDs and vinyl records seized at underground German factory.

Cher poised to top 2014 tour takings

Wed, 2014-07-16 05:55
Cher's Dressed To Kill tour is on course to become the highest-grossing tour, so far, of 2014.

Japan 'vagina artist' arrest debated

Wed, 2014-07-16 05:01
A woman who makes art based on her vagina is arrested on obscenity allegations, sparking debate in Japan.

Harper Lee denies she approved memoir

Wed, 2014-07-16 04:59
Harper Lee, reclusive author of To Kill a Mockingbird, denies she approved the writing of a memoir about her life in Alabama by a former neighbour.

Rocky musical to close on Broadway

Wed, 2014-07-16 04:12
A stage adaptation of the big screen hit Rocky is to close on Broadway in August after just 188 regular performances.

Hinterland worth £4.2m to economy

Wed, 2014-07-16 02:47
Critically-acclaimed TV series Hinterland has the right plot when it comes to pulling in EU funding, according to Welsh assembly members.

Imperial War Museum London to reopen

Wed, 2014-07-16 02:35
A behind-the-scenes look of the London museum is provided after its £40m makeover to mark the centenary of World War One.

VIDEO: Is this the end for Archie?

Tue, 2014-07-15 22:13
One of the most famous characters in comic book history is set to bid a sad farewell.

La Roux 'may never' listen to album

Tue, 2014-07-15 21:41
La Roux takes inspiration from the Caribbean

How India's film festival boom is boosting indie cinema

Tue, 2014-07-15 20:31
How festivals are boosting indie cinema in India

Gala concert to launch Ryder Cup

Tue, 2014-07-15 19:35
A gala concert including performances from pop stars, orchestras and ballet is to launch the 2014 Ryder Cup to be held at Gleneagles.

Superhero Thor recast as a woman

Tue, 2014-07-15 17:29
Marvel Comics says it is recasting its hammer-wielding Norse superhero Thor as a woman in a bid to attract more women and girls to comic books.

BBC staff to strike over pay

Tue, 2014-07-15 12:48
BBC staff are to take industrial action on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games next Wednesday, it is announced.

VIDEO: Hogwarts opens doors to Japanese fans

Tue, 2014-07-15 11:23
Harry Potter stars Tom Felton and Evanna Lynch attended the opening ceremony of the new Harry Potter theme park at Universal Studios in Osaka.

Walken to play Hook in TV musical

Tue, 2014-07-15 09:54
Oscar winning actor Christopher Walken is set to play Captain Hook in live TV musical.

Bowie portrait in Snowdon show

Tue, 2014-07-15 09:22
A portrait of David Bowie is among one of 130 original photographs donated by Lord Snowdon to the National Portrait Gallery.

Transformers tops UK box office

Tue, 2014-07-15 08:29
Transformers: Age of Extinction leads the UK box office with £11.7m in its week of release, knocking Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie off the top spot.

Listeners to pick 'best guitar riff'

Tue, 2014-07-15 06:13
Radio 2 listeners are to vote on an 'eclectic' list of 100 guitar riffs to determine the greatest of all time.

Harry's Game star Ray Lonnen dies

Tue, 2014-07-15 05:47
Actor Ray Lonnen, who starred in shows including ITV series Harry's Game and the BBC's Z Cars, dies at the age of 74.