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The first Egyptian film to be nominated for an Oscar has never been screened in its home country.
Paintings and drawings given by artist Ivon Hitchens to a forestry worker who became his assistant and model are to go on show for the first time.
Ex-BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall denies 15 charges of rape and five counts of indecent assault involving two girls.
A live show giving a guided tour of the British Museum's major Vikings exhibition is to be screened in cinemas, it is announced.
New Donmar play Versailles lets private lives take centre stage
Friends star Lisa Kudrow must pay her former manager $1.6m (£955,000), after a jury agreed she owed him money from earnings received from repeats.
New figures show last week's Brit Awards was watched by fewer people than in 2013, despite the introduction of a global live stream on YouTube.
Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood is about to tour the world
US First Lady Michelle Obama is set to appear in TV comedy Parks and Recreation.
Oscars best direct contender Alfonso Cuaron says his film Gravity is not science fiction but "a drama of a woman in space".
The Liverpool Everyman theatre reopens after a £27m redevelopment as Liverpool City Council finalises plans to slash its culture budget by 50%
How do Academy voters pick the winners?
As the Oscars red carpet is unfurled on Hollywood Boulevard, the BBC's Peter Bowes gives a guide to who will be where.
Omar is the hard-hitting Palestinian movie battling it out for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Film category.
Author Jojo Moyes latest novel focuses love and economic class divide in modern Britain
Indian electro-sarangi duo Adi and Suhail mix traditional melodies with modern electropop production. Video feature.
Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis tells the BBC that country legend Dolly Parton has been confirmed to play this year's festival in June.
Musician Bryan Adams has paid his respects to Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia, who has died at the age of 66
A protest has been held in London and cities across the world calling for the release of four journalists imprisoned in Egypt.
Footage, taken at the police station where Justin Bieber was taken after his January arrest, has been released