VIDEO: Mirren: I'd love to play Juliet

Dame Helen Mirren has revealed she always wanted to play Shakespeare's Juliet, but was never given the chance.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 6:08 pm

VIDEO: Durer on display and other art stories

A model of a pink hare marks the entrance to a new exhibition of masterpieces from the Albertina Palace collection in Vienna, battlefield photographs commemorate World War One on the streets of Paris - and more from the world of arts.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 6:02 pm

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

US actress Jodie Foster marries her girlfriend, Alexandra Hedison, the actress's representative confirms.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 4:33 pm

VIDEO: More complaints over Jamaica Inn

More than 700 people have now complained about struggling to understand dialogue in the BBC's adaptation of Jamaica Inn

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 12:50 pm

VIDEO: Harris: Being on Broadway is a dream

Neil Patrick Harris talks about his role as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 10:58 am

Clifford jury gets majority direction

Jurors in the indecent assault trial of publicist Max Clifford are told they can return a majority verdict of nine to one.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 10:17 am

Poniatowska awarded Cervantes Prize

Spain's King Juan Carlos awards the most important award in Spanish literature to Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska at a ceremony in Alcala de Henares.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 10:01 am

Amazon and HBO sign streaming deal

US customers of streaming service Amazon Prime will be able to stream such TV shows as The Sopranos and The Wire thanks to a new deal with subscription channel HBO.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 9:56 am

VIDEO: Gervais on David Brent and getting old

Comedian and actor Ricky Gervais chats to BBC Breakfast about David Brent and getting older.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 9:07 am

Bail-out for troubled Hull theatre

The Hull Truck theatre receives £400,000 in emergency grants from Arts Council England and Hull City Council to help it out of financial crisis.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 6:27 am

In Pictures: Designs of the Year 2014

Seven winners in the Designs of the Year awards 2014

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 6:22 am

Coldplay to play Radio 1 Big Weekend

The British band have confirmed they will headline the Saturday night at the BBC festival in Glasgow.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 6:11 am

Complaints mount over Jamaica Inn

The number of viewer complaints over the audibility of BBC One drama Jamaica Inn escalates, with the second episode seeing a decline in ratings following Monday's debut instalment.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 5:51 am

Spider-Man snares UK box office

Spider-Man swings to the top of the UK and Ireland box office chart after his latest film registered the biggest cinema opening weekend of the year so far.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 5:42 am

Bieber upsets with war shrine image

Justin Bieber has caused social media upset after posting a picture of a Japanese war shrine on Instagram.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 5:35 am

Top Gear 'regrets' Myanmar remark

The executive producer of Top Gear expresses regret over a "light-hearted" remark on its Burma special that led to the BBC show being accused of racism.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 4:49 am

'Irresponsible' holiday ad banned

A television advert for Center Parcs is banned for "irresponsibly" encouraging parents to take holidays during term time.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 4:25 am

VIDEO: The return of 'bedroom' programming

Developer Lucas Pope explains how he created the award-winning game Papers, Please.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 2:50 am

Singer accuser files more sex claims

A man who has accused X-Men director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager is suing three more Hollywood executives, claiming they also molested him.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 2:46 am

Led Zeppelin unleash unheard work

Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin make public two previously unheard recordings.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 1:49 am

What happened to Shakespeare's theatres?

What happened to William Shakespeare's theatres?

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 1:29 am

Shakespeare 'a cultural icon' abroad

William Shakespeare is the UK's greatest cultural icon, according to the results of an international survey released to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth.

Posted by on 22 April 2014 | 7:47 pm

VIDEO: Director admits Jamaica Inn 'issues'

Philippa Lowthorpe, the director of new BBC period drama Jamaica Inn, admits there was ''a sound issue'' with the programme, which sparked more than 100 complaints by viewers struggling to understand what the actors were saying.

Posted by on 22 April 2014 | 4:17 pm

VIDEO: Spacey docu lifts lid on stage actors

A new documentary follows a ten month international tour of stage production Richard III - starring Kevin Spacey and directed by Sam Mendes.

Posted by on 22 April 2014 | 12:31 pm

Blackburn to get 50-year radio award

Tony Blackburn will receive The Radio Academy's lifetime achievement award for the second time, to mark his 50 years on the air.

Posted by on 22 April 2014 | 8:48 am