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Tony Warren's script for Coronation Street forerunner found

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:25:23 GMT

Tony Warren tried writing a different northern soap opera before creating Corrie.

Thor out of five: Marvel's latest has critics raving

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:48:44 GMT

Chris Hemsworth is back as superhero Thor in what one critic describes as "a comedy with blockbuster spectacle".

Missed this week's entertainment news?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:29:12 GMT

Take a look at some of the week's biggest stories in the world of arts and entertainment.

Quest to save Cosgrove Hall children's TV treasures

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:37:18 GMT

Puppets from the animation studio behind Danger Mouse are to get repairs to stop them falling apart.

Channel 4 show about Muslims accused of 'brownface'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:12:28 GMT

My Week as a Muslim is met with criticism for dressing a white woman as a Pakistani Muslim.

Cheryl: Pregnancy was a break from 14 years' work

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:49:56 GMT

The singer says she felt able to "relax" and avoid stress, despite "hating" being pregnant.

Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins reunite for Christmas show

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:10:49 GMT

The former Bake Off trio are hosting a Christmas special that sees them spring a surprise party.

Pablo Neruda 'did not die of cancer', say experts

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:34:54 GMT

The left-wing poet died in 1973, weeks after a military coup led by general Augusto Pinochet.

Strictly Come Dancing: Bruno Tonioli to miss weekend shows

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:13:12 GMT

This will be the first time the judge has missed the live shows in 13 years.

David Blaine under investigation over UK model's rape claim

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:56:14 GMT

The US magician denies claims by British-born Natasha Prince that he attacked her over a decade ago.

Amber Tamblyn 'believes' husband David Cross's accuser in race row

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:19:24 GMT

The US actress says she believes comedian Charlyne Yi's claim that David Cross made racist comments.

Japan's 'living artwork' invents new fashion style

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:39:55 GMT

Minori reinvented a Japanese street fashion style eight years ago that now has a worldwide following.

Why Tina Turner came out of retirement

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:38:21 GMT

A new musical based on the singer's life is hitting London's West End in 2018.

Lupita Nyong'o accuses Harvey Weinstein of harassment

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:39:31 GMT

The Oscar-winning actress is the latest to make claims about the producer.

Harvey Weinstein: Tarantino knew about film mogul's alleged misconduct

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:06:54 GMT

The famed director worked closely with the Hollywood producer accused of many sexual assaults.

Actress Tippi Hedren talks about being sexually harassed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:25:51 GMT

Tippi Hedren on being sexually harassed in the 1960's by Alfred Hitchcock.

Tom Hanks: The film industry will have to change

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:29:17 GMT

Tom Hanks talks to the BBC about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, saying there will now be a "sea change" in Hollywood.

Armando Iannucci talks Alan Partridge and Malcolm Tucker

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:18:22 GMT

The state of politics means there is no need for The Thick of It, and it would be "beyond sitcom territory" to produce Veep currently, says Armando Iannucci.

Living art: Meet Harajuku's ethereal fashion icon

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:40:23 GMT

Minori reinvented a Japanese street fashion style eight years ago that now has a worldwide following.

Kit Harington, Game of Thrones and the Gunpowder Plot

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:27:49 GMT

Kit Harington on why Game of Thrones is so great, and his special connection to the Gunpowder Plot.

Sir Tom: Jones: Encounter ‘made me feel terrible’

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:39:23 GMT

Sir Tom Jones says he 'felt terrible' after being propositioned early in his career.

Trump's Renoir painting is not real, Chicago museum says

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:48:20 GMT

The Chicago Institute of Art is "satisfied that our version is real" of the Impressionist work.

Katy Perry gets stuck in mid-air during Tennessee concert

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:06:12 GMT

The pop star is left dangling above fans when a floating platform malfunctions during her concert.

Strictly singer launches debut album

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:30:25 GMT

Best known for singing off-screen, Tommy Blaize in front and centre for the release of his debut solo album.

Philip Pullman's return 'a stunning achievement'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:12:41 GMT

Critics greet the author's return to the world of His Dark Materials with eager delight.

Liam Gallagher's rock 'n' roll bananas - and other things we learned at the Q Awards

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:12:44 GMT

Liam Gallagher makes an odd banana confession plus other gems from the red carpet.

How common are nude casting calls?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:39:25 GMT

A casting director says Jennifer Lawrence's experience is not representative of the acting industry.

Kwame Kwei-Armah: New Young Vic boss promises 'funky' future

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:09:11 GMT

The actor and new boss of the Young Vic theatre is excited for the venue's future.

Have the Manic Street Preachers made their final album?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:28:03 GMT

Nicky Wire says "it's hard to see" the Manic Street Preachers releasing another album.

The artist making 'new' Andy Warhol paintings

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:47:24 GMT

Paul Stephenson has used exactly the same methods and materials - so can they be called Warhols?