Adam Sherwin

Adam Sherwin is a News reporter who specialises in entertainment, broadcasting, music and popular culture stories.

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Armando Iannucci, the creator of 'The Thick of It' says he has

British politics are now 'too bland' for good comedy, says Armando Iannucci

Iannucci is to concentrate on Veep, his hit HBO series following a hapless vice president played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins

Live at Edinburgh Castle: Holyrood MPs 'staggered' at lack of Scottish artists performing at Commonwealth Games curtain-raiser

The line up will ensure that the BBC concert does not become a vehicle for Scottish artists weighing in on the independence debate

Characters in the new series are based on real people, say its creators, unlike Arya and Clegane the Dog in ‘Game of Thrones’

BBC’s new Game of Thrones slayer 'The Last Kingdom' relies on Saxon appeal, creators say

'The Last Kingdom' embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love and loyalty

Jon Snow trains for battle against the wildings at Castle Black

BBC plots Game of Thrones-style drama The Last Kingdom with Downton Abbey producers

The new epic series set in King Alfred's England is coming to BBC2 next year

The Lambchop cover as it appeared on Drowned in Sound

Google tells popular music website to censor album cover art in 'sexually explicit content' ban

A leading music website has censored album covers by artists including Sigur Rós and Lambchop after they fell foul of a Google ban on “sexually explicit content”.

Eric Idle performs on the opening night of ‘Monty Python Live (Mostly)’ at the O2 Arena in London

Groupon offers Monty Python tickets at half price after mixed reviews

The final show on 20 July will be screened live in cinemas and broadcast on the Gold television channel

Taylor Swift performs on stage during her 'Red' tour

Taylor Swift urges artists not to give away music for free

Swift defends music industry in impassioned article for the Wall Street Times

Sir David Attenborough says shows are geared for sales overseas

The next David Attenborough ‘need not be a wildlife expert’

Comments are likely to raise concerns that the BBC is 'dumbing down' its natural history programming

Ed Gamble and Amy Hoggart star in Almost Royal burning bright productions

They're almost royal – and certainly funny, but a new TV show is accused of mocking the trusting nature of Americans

The series has become BBC America's highest-rating comedy show

Hillary Clinton sidesteps Monica Lewinsky to meet British fans and hint presidential ambition

They queued up from the early hours to meet the “inspirational” woman they believe will be the first female US President.

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A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting
Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

In the final part of our series, Chris Green arrives in Glasgow - a host city struggling to keep the politics out of its celebration of sport
Out in the cold: A writer spends a night on the streets and hears the stories of the homeless

A writer spends a night on the streets

Rough sleepers - the homeless, the destitute and the drunk - exist in every city. Will Nicoll meets those whose luck has run out
Striking new stations, high-speed links and (whisper it) better services - the UK's railways are entering a new golden age

UK's railways are entering a new golden age

New stations are opening across the country and our railways appear to be entering an era not seen in Britain since the early 1950s
Conchita Wurst becomes a 'bride' on the Paris catwalk - and proves there is life after Eurovision

Conchita becomes a 'bride' on Paris catwalk

Alexander Fury salutes the Eurovision Song Contest winner's latest triumph
Pétanque World Championship in Marseilles hit by

Pétanque 'world cup' hit by death threats

This year's most acrimonious sporting event took place in France, not Brazil. How did pétanque get so passionate?
Whelks are healthy, versatile and sustainable - so why did we stop eating them in the UK?

Why did we stop eating whelks?

Whelks were the Victorian equivalent of the donor kebab and our stocks are abundant. So why do we now export them all to the Far East?
10 best women's sunglasses

In the shade: 10 best women's sunglasses

From luxury bespoke eyewear to fun festival sunnies, we round up the shades to be seen in this summer
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi? Javier Mascherano is key for Argentina...

World Cup final: Messi? Mascherano is key for Argentina...

No 10 is always centre of attention but Barça team-mate is just as crucial to finalists’ hopes
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer knows she needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

18-year-old says this month’s Commonwealth Games are a key staging post in her career before time slips away
The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory, says Robert Fisk
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

The German people demand an end to the fighting
New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
Can scientists save the world's sea life from

Can scientists save our sea life?

By the end of the century, the only living things left in our oceans could be plankton and jellyfish. Alex Renton meets the scientists who are trying to turn the tide
Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

Richard III review

Martin Freeman’s psychotic monarch is big on mockery but wanting in malice