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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

Broadway legend Elaine Stritch dies

Thu, 2014-07-17 13:34
Broadway legend and film and television star Elaine Stritch dies at her home in Michigan at the age of 89.

Chichester 'ready for next 50 years'

Thu, 2014-07-17 12:43
One of the largest theatres in southern England officially reopens after a £22m revamp.

Beyonce leads MTV video nominations

Thu, 2014-07-17 12:05
Beyonce is in the running for eight prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards, including video of the year and best female.

Doctor Who leaks blamed on 'mistake'

Thu, 2014-07-17 11:59
The recent leaks of scripts and footage from the new Doctor Who series were due to a "damaging mistake", according to the BBC's commercial arm.

Blues musician Johnny Winter dies

Thu, 2014-07-17 11:30
Blues guitarist Johnny Winter, known for his energetic solo performances, dies at the age of 70.

First book printed in English sells

Thu, 2014-07-17 11:25
A 540-year-old book - the first to be printed in the English language - sells for over £1m in Sotheby's auction

VIDEO: Bollywood's answer to Four Lions?

Thu, 2014-07-17 08:53
Bollywood star and producer Farhan Akhtar's latest film Bangistan is being hailed as India's answer to Brit flick Four Lions