VIDEO: Mirren plays Woman in Gold

One of the world's most famous paintings, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, is at the heart of the new film Woman in Gold starring Dame Helen Mirren.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 6:28 pm

Beatle's wife Cynthia Lennon dies

Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of John Lennon, dies at her home in Spain following a "short but brave" battle with cancer.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 2:59 pm

China cracks down on explicit anime

China says it will create a "blacklist" of banned Japanese anime cartoons, and plans to punish firms that hosted violent and sexual clips online.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 11:16 am

Gaza man 'tricked' into Banksy sale

A Palestinian man says he was tricked into selling a work by the graffiti artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 8:56 am

VIDEO: Singer Joni Mitchell in LA hospital

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is undergoing tests in hospital after being found unconscious at home, but said to be awake and in good spirits.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 8:16 am

Joni Mitchell: Seven essential songs

The tracks that define Joni Mitchell's career

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 8:01 am

Collection of Vettriano works sold

A private collection of 12 works by the Scottish artist Jack Vettriano raises a total of £837,900 at an auction in Edinburgh.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 5:16 am

Daily Show star defends Trevor Noah

One of the stars of The Daily Show speaks out in defence of Trevor Noah, its newly appointed host, amid controversy over old remarks he posted on Twitter.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 4:37 am

Wahlberg to make Boston bombing film

Mark Wahlberg is to co-produce and potentially star in a film about the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon and the city-wide manhunt that followed.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 3:55 am

Sarah Harding joins Coronation Street

Former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding is to appear in four episodes of Coronation Street later this year.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 3:34 am

Joni Mitchell in 'intensive care'

Singer songwriter Joni Mitchell is in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital after being found unconscious at her home.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 3:14 am

VIDEO: Chic's Rodgers on death and cancer

Musician Nile Rodgers on the loss of his best friend Bernard Edwards and his own recovery from cancer

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 2:23 am

VIDEO: Palestinian 'tricked' over Banksy art

A Palestinian man says he was 'tricked' into selling a mural by the artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 12:15 am

'On the catwalk in my wheelchair'

Meet the model who's taking to the catwalk in her wheelchair

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 11:48 pm

'LGBT community has long way to go'

Conchita Wurst says the moment people stop talking about sexual orientation will be when there is equality in the LGBT community.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 11:25 pm

Fans rally after Trevor Noah backlash

Trevor Noah fans rally after backlash

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 6:37 pm

VIDEO: Bandleader Last bows out

Bandleader and composer James last talks to David Sillito as he performs his last shows in Britain before his retirement

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 5:06 pm

Clarkson live tour set to go ahead

Jeremy Clarkson is to appear on planned live dates with his former Top Gear co-stars Richard Hammond and James May, BBC Worldwide announces.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 12:09 pm

Richard III opera to open in London

A Swedish rock opera about King Richard III will get its world premiere in London this October.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 11:48 am

Zayn Malik solo song taken down

A solo track from Zayn Malik minus the rest of One Direction is taken down less than a day after it was posted online.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 11:47 am

Dutch royals to return Nazi art

The Dutch royal family says it will return a painting believed to have been confiscated from Jewish owners during World War Two.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 11:39 am

VIDEO: Virginia Woolf's final letter

Virginia Woolf's final letter final letter was found by her husband Leonard on the day she disappeared.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 10:46 am

VIDEO: Cumberbatch reads 'moon disaster' letter

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch reads a letter from 1969 by presidential speechwriter William Safire, on Newsnight.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 10:28 am

TV channel 'sorry' over on-air curse

A local TV channel apologises after a presenter uses a sexually explicit swearword to describe a colleague.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 10:18 am

VIDEO: Clive James 'thankful for life'

Five years after being diagnosed with terminal leukaemia, Australian broadcaster and poet Clive James says he is near to death but thankful for life.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 4:19 am