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Canadian composer turns Pink Floyd's The Wall into an opera

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:19:09 GMT

The Opera de Montreal is taking the rock out of “rock opera” with its ambitious interpretation of Pink Floyd’s classic double album, The Wall.

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds: Fans farewell at memorial service

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:12:09 GMT

Fans gather to honour Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher at a public memorial service in Los Angeles.

Is there too much violence against women on TV?

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:08:15 GMT

Television stars on claims that there is too much violence against women in dramas.

Red Nose Day 2017: Carpool Karaoke with Take That

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:03:41 GMT

James Corden’s Red Nose Day Carpool karaoke, Ed Sheeran and the Love Actually cast help Comic Relief raise more than £71m so far.

Hendrix, Prince, Bowie: Making faces from music

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:12:19 GMT

Collage artist Hayato Takano creates portraits of famous musicians using only sheet music.

Comic Relief: Love Actually revisited - watch the trailer

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:45:11 GMT

Red Nose Day Actually, which airs at 19:00 GMT, shows what happened to the characters since 2003.

'The paintings were behind a wall'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:31:39 GMT

Two Van Gogh paintings stolen by the mafia will go on show in Amsterdam this week.

'Dexter dressed scruffily, like a schoolteacher’

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:11:52 GMT

Lawrence Fox remembers Colin Dexter who has died aged 86.

Peppa Pig star Harley Bird on 10 years oinking

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:13:03 GMT

The face behind the world's most successful four-year-old porker.

Sir Elton's surprise call to video teen

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:07:48 GMT

Disabled teenager Lewis Hine re-lives the moment Sir Elton John phoned him.

Kronos Quartet: Making free music for the future

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:34:23 GMT

Kronos Quartet's 50 for the Future creates works to serve as free resources for young musicians.

The designer uniting Henry Moore and Christian Dior

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:32:01 GMT

One of Britain's leading designers unites iconic items from fashion and art.

Actress Noma Dumezweni reads Wordsworth's Daffodils

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:19:27 GMT

Noma Dumezweni, one of the stars of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the West End, helps mark spring equinox.

Orchestra Baobab singer's son replaces late father

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:48:02 GMT

Orchestra Baobab, one of the world's best known Afro-Cuban bands, have just released their first album for a decade.

Gainsborough left with 'two scratches' after attack

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:00:38 GMT

The National Gallery director says the attack left "two scratches" on the painting, forming a "large X".

Love Actually cast reunites for Comic Relief

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:43:39 GMT

Film-maker Richard Curtis has brought the original stars of Love Actually back together in a special sequel for Comic Relief.

Dancing the lonely blues away with Just Good Friends

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:24:46 GMT

The club, with a little help from Strictly star Ore, helps isolated older people feel less lonely.

New Monopoly pieces: Who's in, who's out?

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:36:43 GMT

Find out who's in and who's out following a public vote.

Film looks at atheist activist Madalyn Murray O'Hair's life

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:32:45 GMT

Tom Brook reports on a film which looks at the rise and fall of atheist activist Madalyn Murray O'Hair.

BBC arts editor gets tattooed by artist Lal Hardy

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:40:39 GMT

Will Gompertz is given a preview (literally) of the National Maritime Museum's body art exhibition.

The Uighur pop singer trying to build bridges

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:35:47 GMT

Ablajan is a Uighur pop sensation trying to navigate the fraught politics of China's far west.

Katie Hopkins 'very likely' to appeal against Monroe ruling

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:47:16 GMT

The TV personality says the bar for defamation has been set "too low" after she was sued for libel.

BBC boss grilled about Dr Who by young reporters

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:05:14 GMT

School Report: Tony Hall gets a grilling from young reporters

Apprentice contestant tells School Reporters 'you're hired'

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:14:02 GMT

Grainne McCoy returned to St Paul’s in Newry, to find out if there was a budding Alan Sugar in their midst.

Don Draper’s pitch for an advertising campaign has been brought to life by Heinz

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:57:53 GMT

Don Draper’s pitch for an advertising campaign has been brought to life by Heinz

Steve Carell answers Despicable questions

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:54:21 GMT

The Minions are back in our cinemas this June, and we've been catching up with Steve Carell, who voices the character of Gru...

Was Renaissance artist Michelangelo like Michael Jackson?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:55:28 GMT

Photographer David LaChapelle explains why he thinks Michelangelo and Michael Jackson were similar.

Paul Auster on his 'single most important' moment

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:28:54 GMT

US novelist Paul Auster speaks to Newsnight about his new book, Trump and the tragedy that changed his life.

Teletubbies celebrate 20th birthday

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:05:09 GMT

Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po are still going strong with new episodes.

Kim Kardashian West relives Paris armed robbery

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:25:58 GMT

Kim Kardashian West relives being robbed at gunpoint in Paris last year in a preview clip from E!.

Roger Mayne's photographs capture 1950s street life

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:25:35 GMT

Why Roger Mayne's London scenes made him one of the pioneers of so-called "humanitarian" photography.

Wig maker to the stars fixes the tresses of the world's greatest lover

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 00:22:23 GMT

Richard Mawbey says 60 wigs had to be hand made in a month for the Northern Ballet's production of Casanova.

John Goodman: 'I could feel a part of Hollywood history now'

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 04:21:31 GMT

Actor John Goodman is joined by Jeff Bridges as his star his unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Real-life horror at Kong: Skull Island Vietnam premiere

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:03:56 GMT

Watch the moment film-goers were shocked at the Vietnam premier of Kong: Skull Island.

How big is live music really?

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 04:31:00 GMT

The UK's first ever census on live music is being carried out in six cities across Britain.

Experience an infinity room

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:16:11 GMT

Have you ever wondered what infinity might look like?

Hands speak: Hip-hop meets sign language

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:14:24 GMT

Turkish rapper Fuat Ergin and his new band Eller Konusur, which means "Hands Speak", are creating a new harmony between hip-hop and sign language.

Buffy turns 20: Where are they now?

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:41:07 GMT

It's 20 years since the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer was shown. Where are the stars now?

Steps to release first new album for 17 years

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:48:47 GMT

After reforming five years ago Steps have finally recorded a new album to mark their 20th anniversary

SXSW 2017: A preview of festival films

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:34:58 GMT

Talking Movies' Tom Brook previews the South-by-Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas.

Ashes to art: The artist who paints with human ashes

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 01:22:30 GMT

Artist Bea Haines explains how she creates works of art using the remains of her uncle.

Art goes 'pop' at the British Museum

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:16:10 GMT

One of the UK's first major exhibitions charting US Pop Art opens at the British Museum in London.

Witty comebacks to sexist banter

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:09:55 GMT

We asked four comedians to give us some funny responses to common sexist comments.

Amal Clooney welcomes 'extra publicity'

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 20:20:40 GMT

Lawyer Amal Clooney says she has heard "harrowing" testimonies from the ethnic Kurdish group.

William Shatner's guide to Mars

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 18:05:46 GMT

The Star Trek actor takes you on a fact-fuelled cosmic journey to the mysterious Red Planet.

Stormzy on being number one: 'I thank God'

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 08:53:38 GMT

Stormzy reflects on his album, Gang Signs and Prayer, the first grime record to go to number one.

Stella McCartney's surprise George Michael tribute

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:47:40 GMT

Models burst into a rendition of the late singer's hit song Faith on the runway at Paris Fashion Week.

Emma Watson responds to Vanity Fair photo controversy

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 05:11:46 GMT

The actress responds to claims she is anti-feminist after posing for Vanity Fair magazine.