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Norfolk angler John Wilson dies at Thailand home

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:46:41 GMT

"Legend" John Wilson presented a popular fishing programme from the 1980s until 2002.


How WWI shaped the nature of filmed news

Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:53:34 GMT

Public hunger to see what was happening on the frontline changed newsreel coverage but how much of these early films was real?


Giles Martin on mixing The Beatles' White Album: 'It slaps you in the face'

Sat, 10 Nov 2018 02:16:10 GMT

"It's trashy and visceral," says Giles Martin after remixing The Beatles' longest, most confounding album.


The forgotten English poet buried in India

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 01:29:31 GMT

The poems of Violet Nicolson, who published under a man's name, were hugely popular.


I'm A Celebrity 2018 line-up revealed

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:31:48 GMT

ITV confirms the 10 names heading to the jungle in Australia - from soap stars to a football boss.


BTS: K-pop band's management apologises for Nazi-inspired hat

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:24:10 GMT

The Korean megastars were accused of mocking the past after photos of their fashion faux pas went viral.


Douglas Rain: Actor who voiced Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey dies

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:33:47 GMT

Canadian actor Douglas Rain voiced the chilling computer in the landmark sci-fi film.


Hertfordshire school's drill dance from the 1800s

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 02:33:11 GMT

Drill is a mesmerizing dance tradition dating back centuries - and is still performed at this school.


Stan Lee obituary: The genius of the superhero creator

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:19:40 GMT

Stan Lee was the man responsible for a string of comic superheroes that have become household names.


Billie Marten: Why nobody's looking at the teenage star

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 03:19:21 GMT

Billie Marten talks about dealing with depression and the life lessons she has learned at the age of 19.


The face-mapping technology raising fears about fake news

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:03:30 GMT

Why face-mapping technology designed to improve TV dubbing is raising fears about fake news.


Olly Murs: 'I'd hate to see The X Factor end'

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:57:44 GMT

The singer on his inner geek, why he still rates The X Factor and *that* incident in Selfridges.


Strictly Come Dancing: Danny John-Jules skips spin-off show after exit

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:42:20 GMT

The actor's partner, Amy Dowden, appeared on It Takes Two alone following the pair's elimination.


How Stan Lee's heroes changed the world

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:31:27 GMT

Through Spider-Man, the X-Men and others, the godfather of comic books inspired positive change.


Spitting Image archives donated to Cambridge University

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:06:51 GMT

The collection includes unseen scripts, artwork and moulds from the 1980s TV series.


Dido announces her first tour for 15 years

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:23:33 GMT

Dido announces a 27-date world tour alongside the release of her first album for five years.


'Bake Off fans took three weeks to spot my disability'

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 00:40:39 GMT

Briony Williams was one of 12 contestants on this year's, The Great British Bake Off, but what did she really receive plaudits for?


Rachael Bland: Husband of BBC presenter reveals son's words after her death

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:10:30 GMT

BBC presenter's husband gives his first interview after she died from breast cancer in September.


Arrest in hunt for Blackpool 'Ross from Friends' lookalike

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:56:36 GMT

An image of a suspected thief said to resemble actor David Schwimmer went viral after it was shared.


Shadowhunters: Cancelled TV show sweeps People's Choice Awards

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:11:58 GMT

The supernatural drama is voted the best show of 2018, despite having been cancelled in June.


People's Choice Awards: Stars in tribute to wildfire victims

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:27:02 GMT

Kim Kardashian and Scarlett Johanssen were among those who paid tribute to those affected.


Hopper's Chop Suey in record-breaking $92m sale

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:23:13 GMT

Edward Hopper's masterpiece was one of a collection of US modern art paintings for sale in New York.


Detective Pikachu: 'Gross' furry Pokemon divides fans

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:28:39 GMT

Many fans say the new look Pikachu is "grotesque" and "disgusting".


Tony Martin, the farmer who shot burglar, inspires verbatim TV drama

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 03:22:30 GMT

The case of the Norfolk farmer who shot two burglars is recreated using actual police transcripts.


Joe McFadden: Strictly has taken over my life (but not helped my acting career)

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 01:34:35 GMT

Last year's glitterball winner describes his intense year as he prepares to take to the stage.


Poldark makers buy rights to Sir Philip Green story

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 01:16:16 GMT

The company behind TV's Poldark and Victoria buys the rights to a book about Sir Philip Green.


Rhys Ifans calls for more Welsh talent on stage

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 08:52:43 GMT

The Notting Hill actor joins Gavin and Stacey and Broadchurch stars in calling for change.


Toy Story 4 first trailer reveals new character - meet Forky

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:28:34 GMT

Woody and Buzz are back in the first Toy Story 4 trailer, alongside a spork having an identity crisis.


Viewers praise Peter Jackson war film

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:21:30 GMT

Viewers share their experiences of watching Peter Jackson's much-praised film, They Shall Not Grow Old.


Professor Green: Knife crime not just a black issue

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:19:34 GMT

The rapper says a "whole race is being criminalised" and condemns the use of stop and search.


The Quireboys: UK tour to go ahead despite equipment theft

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:53:24 GMT

The Quireboys' "lock-up" in Bedford was targeted while they were playing shows in Europe.


Karen Gillan returns to Inverness with film about suicide

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:30:36 GMT

Hollywood star Karen Gillan wants to "start a conversation" about suicide with her directorial debut.


Rob Delaney to sign CBeebies story

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:51:06 GMT

The Catastrophe star will use Makaton in a story to be aired on Children in Need day.


Zoe Ball on why Danny John-Jules skipped his interview

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:50:43 GMT

Strictly dancer Amy Dowden joins Zoe Ball to talk about her elimination but partner Danny is absent.


CBeebies Bedtime Stories: How Tom Hardy, Dolly Parton, and now Orlando Bloom, won bedtime

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 05:24:04 GMT

CBeebies Bedtime Stories isn't just doing it for the kids any more.


Thugs of Hindostan: Critics sink Bollywood's 'Pirates of the Caribbean'

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 22:21:22 GMT

Despite lavish production and an array of stars, India's pirate drama fails to excite the critics.


Exeter 'Paper Man' James Lake turns cardboard into art

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:02:57 GMT

Artist James Lake learned how to make giant sculptures after losing a leg to cancer when he was 17.


Stan Lee on how he created Spider-Man

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:02:17 GMT

The man behind many Marvel Comics superheroes explains how he came up with the iconic character.


'Superwoman' Lilly Singh to take a break from YouTube

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:11:10 GMT

The popular comedian says she is suffering from burnout after eight years on the platform.


Threatin's UK tour: The band who faked a fanbase and failed

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:49:18 GMT

LA band Threatin booked a tour promising hundreds of people would attend - but no-one showed up.


Top Gear host calls crash 'unavoidable'

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:21:31 GMT

Fellow presenter Paddy McGuinness jokes that the cost will come out of the show's catering budget.


Simon Cowell addresses Syco split from Little Mix

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:58:28 GMT

The music boss says the band members are the "hardest working bunch of girls" he's ever worked with.


Gerard Butler, Miley Cyrus: Stars' homes destroyed by California wildfires

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:35:07 GMT

Gerard Butler and Miley Cyrus's houses and the Westworld set are razed by the California fires.


The Inbetweeners to reunite for one-off anniversary show

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:07:00 GMT

The cast of the E4 sitcom will reunite for a two-hour celebration and tribute programme.





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