Adam Sherwin

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

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The Miller family from ITV drama Broadchurch

Broadchurch and Southcliffe lead Bafta 2014 TV nominations

Crime dramas lead the nominees, alongside Channel 4's 'The IT crowd'

Lisette Pagler in the Swedish original TV series 'Real Humans'

Microsoft takes on Netflix with new sci-fi robot series Humans to premiere on Xbox

The new drama will premiere on the Xbox games console and Channel 4

Donovan performs his new song, “Tin Pan Alley”, yesterday in Denmark Street, London, where a blue plaque was unveiled

Donovan offers world’s most exclusive songwriting course – in Bahamian paradise

The sessions will include a module on ‘how to catch melodies’

The teams in this year’s ‘University Challenge’, hosted by Jeremy Paxman

University Challenge final is a starter for men: BBC criticised for not ensuring a minimum of female competitors in the TV quiz

Your starter for 10. Which academic quiz show will stage a final between two all-male teams after a series which has delivered a massive fail for female students?

Adolf Hitler with Eva Braun, whose relationship with him was a state secret

Did Adolf Hitler marry a Jewish woman? DNA tests ‘show Eva Braun associated with Ashkenazi Jews’

The Dead Famous DNA film tested hair samples which are said to have come from a hairbrush used by Hitler's secret lover and discovered at his mountain retreat

Sir Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth leaves Strictly Come Dancing

The dance floor king will still be back for one-off specials of the show

Nigella Lawson appearing on 'The Michael McIntyre Chat Show' which was aired earlier this week

Nigella Lawson rejected from US: Chef invited to apply for American visa days after being turned away for admitting past drug use

Nigella Lawson has been invited to the US Embassy to formally apply for a travel visa after being turned away from a flight to Los Angeles at Heathrow on Sunday because she confessed to taking drugs.

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey has successfully translated his warmth from the stage to the radio studio

Amateurs take over broadcasting as Guy Garvey and Nick Clegg lead nominations for Radio Academy Awards

Once pop stars just wanted their records played on radio. But now the UK radio industry’s biggest awards ceremony has recognised a number of music stars forging a new career as broadcasters.

‘American Hustle’ passed the Bechdel Test, but only because of one scene

Bechdel tested: Women talking to each other on screen equals a bigger box office hit, analysis finds

Look Who’s Talking? If the answer is women conversing with each other on screen, your film is likely to become a bigger box office hit, a new analysis has found.

Nile Rodgers performing on stage at the Indigo2, London

Nile Rodgers and Pete Tong pay their respects to 'Godfather of House' Frankie Knuckles

The Grammy-winning DJ pioneered the Chicago dance music sound, which revolutionised club culture in the 80s

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Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
10 best reed diffusers

Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform