Thandie Newton cast in Line of Duty

Actress Thandie Newton is to star as the guest lead character in the next series of hit BBC drama Line of Duty.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 11:35 am

BBC One mines Agatha Christie novels for seven more TV dramas

Agatha Christie is set to loom even larger in the TV schedules after BBC One agrees to seven new adaptations of her classic mysteries.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 10:40 am

Roger Dean: Yes artist creates Isle of Man stamps artwork

The "other-worldly scenes" of artist Roger Dean, best known for his work with the rock band Yes, are used for stamps on the Isle of Man.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 8:17 am

Channel 4 reprimanded for 'distressing' Fear The Walking Dead ad

Channel 4 is censured for showing a "distressing" advert for zombie TV drama Fear The Walking Dead during animated children's film Rango.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 7:28 am

The Departed 'being adapted for TV series'

Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning crime thriller The Departed is being adapted for the small screen, according to reports.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 6:44 am

Truman Capote's ashes go up for auction

Fans of writer Truman Capote get the chance to get their hands on an unusual and particularly macabre piece of memorabilia - his ashes.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 5:57 am

Yes Minister writer Sir Antony Jay dies at 86

Sir Antony Jay, the co-writer of TV political comedies Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, has died aged 86 after a long illness.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 5:21 am

Steve McQueen honoured with BFI Fellowship

12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen is to get the British Film Institute's highest accolade, the BFI Fellowship.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 4:28 am

Lorde puts impatient fans in place on second album

The New Zealand singer confirms she has written her new album and has been "working like a dog".

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 4:24 am

Law & Order actor Steven Hill dies at 94

US actor Steven Hill, who was best known for roles on the original Law & Order and Mission: Impossible TV series, dies at the age of 94.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 3:25 am

Ariana Grande is 'sued for music copyright' over her track One Last Time

The singer is being sued for music copyright over her track One Last Time, according to reports in America.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 1:50 am

Artist Peter Doig wins case over painting he said was not his work

A Chicago court accepts that artist Peter Doig did not paint a landscape, valued at $10m (£7.6m) when it was believed to be by him.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 1:11 am

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child writer Jack Thorne joins sci-fi TV drama

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child writer Jack Thorne is joining new TV drama, Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K Dick.

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 2:05 pm

Melissa McCarthy overtakes Scarlett Johansson on Forbes rich list

Melissa McCarthy overtakes Scarlett Johansson in Forbes' annual rich list, while Jennifer Lawrence remains the world's highest-paid actress.

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 11:21 am

Mulholland Drive tops BBC Culture greatest film poll

Critics vote neo-noir mystery Mulholland Drive the best film of the 21st Century in a poll conducted by BBC Culture.

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 7:04 am

BBC Three drama Thirteen tops iPlayer requests

BBC Three's five-part drama Thirteen is the most requested show on BBC iPlayer so far this year, figures released by the corporation show.

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 6:35 am

Potter actor Rupert Grint to star in Snatch TV remake

Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint is to star in a TV remake of Guy Ritchie's hit film Snatch.

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 3:57 am

Pam Ayres reads poetic Team GB tribute

The poet and broadcaster Pam Ayres has written a specially-commissioned piece to mark the return of Team GB from the Rio Olympics.

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 2:23 am

'Endurance tickling'

A documentary called Tickled shines a spotlight on those who take part in "competitive endurance tickling".

Posted on: 22 August 2016 | 7:28 pm

A brush with death

Tove Lo is back with her second album after a "rollercoaster" two years, in which she shot to fame, lost her voice and had a brush with death.

Posted on: 22 August 2016 | 7:27 pm

Donor card joke named funniest at Edinburgh Fringe

A one-liner about organ donation is named funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Posted on: 22 August 2016 | 6:56 pm

The Tragically Hip play farewell gig

Canadian band The Tragically Hip have played an emotional farewell gig, after lead singer Gord Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

Posted on: 22 August 2016 | 12:44 pm

Score draw

A global community of artists is drawing every goal scored by six Premier League teams this year.

Posted on: 21 August 2016 | 10:31 am

Canada is closed

Canada is closed. A nation shuts for one night to celebrate the final emotional farewell of The Tragically Hip.

Posted on: 21 August 2016 | 8:21 am

Moment Kaiser Chiefs beach gig abandoned

An audience member captures the moment a beach concert featuring the Kaiser Chiefs has to be abandoned when the high tide inundates the arena.

Posted on: 20 August 2016 | 7:22 am