VIDEO: Furchester Hotel: Behind-the-scenes

Elmo and the Cookie Monster are two of Sesame Streets most famous muppets, now they have made the trip across the Atlantic for a new show, about to make it's debut on the Cbeebies channel.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 3:59 am

Idris Elba movie displaces Guardians

Thriller No Good Deed, starring British actor Idris Elda, ends the four-week reign of Guardians of the Galaxy at the top of the US box office.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 3:47 am

VIDEO: Westwood backs Scottish independence

Vivienne Westwood pins her colours to the mast on the subject of Scottish independence, saying she is ''very unpatriotic about England''.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 3:28 am

VIDEO: Polish theatre will play to the gods

Kasia Madera reports from Poland on the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre, which has a unique opening roof.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 1:53 am

VIDEO: Invictus closing ceremony highlights

The Invictus Games have been brought to a close in London with a sell-out concert at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 1:18 am

The reinvention of Cerys Matthews

The reinvention of ex-Catatonia singer Cerys Matthews

Posted by on 14 September 2014 | 7:57 pm

Toronto Film Festival 2014: Reporter's diary - Part 2

Kate Winslet turns to garden design in lavish costume drama

Posted by on 14 September 2014 | 6:11 pm

VIDEO: Bollywood Bard: Hamlet with a twist

Director Vishal Bhardwaj's new film Haider gives William Shakespeare's Hamlet a Bollywood twist.

Posted by on 14 September 2014 | 6:01 pm

Imitation Game wins Toronto top prize

Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the British code breaker, wins the People’s Choice award at Toronto Film Festival.

Posted by on 14 September 2014 | 5:35 pm

Harris scores fifth UK number one

Calvin Harris lands his fifth UK number one single with Blame featuring John Newman.

Posted by on 14 September 2014 | 1:02 pm

Crowd protests against 'BBC bias'

A large crowd gathers outside of BBC Scotland's Glasgow HQ to protest against an alleged institutional bias against Scottish independence.

Posted by on 14 September 2014 | 10:42 am

Amy Winehouse statue unveiled

A statue of singer Amy Winehouse is unveiled in Camden on the anniversary of her birthday.

Posted by on 14 September 2014 | 8:21 am

Crusaders musician Joe Sample dies

US musician Joe Sample, who wrote chart hits including Randy Crawford's Street Life and One Day I'll Fly Away, dies age 75.

Posted by on 14 September 2014 | 6:45 am

Stan Laurel letter up for auction

A letter from Cumbrian-born comedian Stan Laurel to the family of a childhood friend is to be auctioned in Newcastle.

Posted by on 14 September 2014 | 5:51 am

VIDEO: Pacino's passion: Wilde about Oscar

Actor Al Pacino on his surprise at the contemporary nature of the play Salomé.

Posted by on 14 September 2014 | 5:06 am

VIDEO: Africa Beats: M.anifest

Ghana rapper tackles his "ridiculously" inspiring homeland

Posted by on 13 September 2014 | 6:28 pm

Actress Morton tells of being abused

Actress Samantha Morton says she was sexually abused by two residential care workers while in a children's home in Nottingham as a teenager.

Posted by on 13 September 2014 | 12:22 pm

Nighy takes Pride in miners movie

Miners' strike movie moves Bill Nighy

Posted by on 12 September 2014 | 7:09 pm

VIDEO: Film Review - the week's new films

Film critic Jason Solomons reviews the week's film releases, including A Most Wanted Man, The Boxtrolls, and Pride.

Posted by on 12 September 2014 | 2:41 pm

Dancer 'safe' with Dave Lee Travis

A Top of the Pops dancer tells a court she felt "safe" with veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis, who denies indecent and sexual assaults.

Posted by on 12 September 2014 | 12:48 pm

Bard to be translated into Mandarin

The UK government is donating £1.5m for the first translation of all William Shakespeare's works into Mandarin for audiences in China.

Posted by on 12 September 2014 | 10:35 am

Actor Sir Donald Sinden dies aged 90

Theatre, film and TV actor Sir Donald Sinden dies at his home aged 90 following a long illness.

Posted by on 12 September 2014 | 9:29 am

VIDEO: Theatre climbs high for farm show

An unusual theatrical performance is underway on the slopes of Snowdon, where the audience is invited on a 6km hike to see the work of sheep farmers interpreted in music, poetry and dance.

Posted by on 12 September 2014 | 9:09 am

EastEnders actor John Bardon dies

EastEnders actor John Bardon, who played Dot Branning's husband Jim in the soap opera, dies at the age of 75.

Posted by on 12 September 2014 | 7:22 am

Tim Rice to receive BMI music award

Sir Tim Rice is to receive a special award for his contribution to music from music rights organisation BMI.

Posted by on 12 September 2014 | 6:15 am