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Channel 4 to replace 4oD with online hub

Thu, 2014-09-11 05:34
Channel 4 is to replace its 4oD on demand service with a new online hub housing all their channels, content and services.

Bond villain actor Kiel dies aged 74

Thu, 2014-09-11 05:07
Actor Richard Kiel - who played steel-toothed villain Jaws in two James Bond films - has died aged 74, a Californian hospital confirms.

Tempest storms poetry talent list

Thu, 2014-09-11 03:56
A once-a-decade list of the brightest talents in poetry includes rapper, performance poet and playwright Kate Tempest.

Giant beach art that's gone in a day

Thu, 2014-09-11 00:23
Sand's the canvas for one artist and his rake

VIDEO: Jon Stewart's directorial debut

Wed, 2014-09-10 23:45
Daily Show host Jon Stewart makes his directorial debut at the Toronto Film Festival with a film about about a journalist imprisoned in Iran

Downton Abbey: The secrets of series five

Wed, 2014-09-10 20:38
Secrets of the costume drama juggernaut

Albarn leads Mercury Prize hopefuls

Wed, 2014-09-10 18:22
Damon Albarn's first solo album makes the shortlist for this year's Mercury Prize, which is given to the best British or Irish record of the last 12 months.

Actor LaBeouf admits theatre charge

Wed, 2014-09-10 17:30
Transformers star Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct over his disruption of a Broadway performance of Cabaret.

VIDEO: From slum to hip-hop artist-activist

Wed, 2014-09-10 16:35
Octopizzo, the Nairobi hi-hop artist, speaks to the BBC about his inspiration and giving young people living in the ghetto "something to be proud of."

Mercury Prize 2014: The nominees

Wed, 2014-09-10 13:07
A look at the 12 acts nominated for this year's prize

Travis 'assault was aggressive'

Wed, 2014-09-10 12:54
Staff working on the BBC's Mrs Merton Show thought an alleged assault by Dave Lee Travis was "aggressive" rather than "playful, albeit ill-judged", comedian Dave Gorman tells a court.

Surprise Star Wars photos emerge

Wed, 2014-09-10 12:46
A man taking publicity shots for a flying school returned home to find he had captured images of spacecraft from the new Star Wars film.

Quinto cast in US version of The Slap

Wed, 2014-09-10 07:33
Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto lands a key role in the US TV version of The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas's best-selling novel.

Tablet TV viewing to be measured

Wed, 2014-09-10 07:18
Television viewing on iPads and Android tablet devices is set to be measured for the first time, it is announced.

VIDEO: Robert Plant's musical influences

Wed, 2014-09-10 06:42
Robert Plant spoke to BBC Breakfast about his latest album Lullaby and… the Ceaseless Roar

Attenborough returns to Reef

Wed, 2014-09-10 06:21
The TV naturalist heads back to the Great Barrier Reef for a new series on BBC One.

Murdoch: Page 3 'old fashioned'

Wed, 2014-09-10 05:52
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch suggests on Twitter that Page 3 models in the Sun newspaper should start wearing clothes.

VIDEO: Kinshasa orchestra: 'It was a dream'

Wed, 2014-09-10 05:23
The Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra from the troubled Democratic Republic of Congo gives its first UK concert in Manchester on Thursday.

Turing film celebrates 'difference'

Wed, 2014-09-10 05:09
Alan Turing biopic celebrates 'being different'

Kinshasa orchestra gets global stage

Wed, 2014-09-10 04:14
Groundbreaking African orchestra gets global stage