Adam Sherwin

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

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The Reading Room houses a collection of 25,000 books, catalogues and other printed material

Elgin Marbles on the move as British Museum ponders new Reading Room role

The Reading Room at the heart of the British Museum’s Great Court was hailed as one of Britain’s most majestic sights following its completion in 1857.

Adrian Chiles is to return to BBC 5 Live to present a morning show

Adrian Chiles in as Victoria Derbyshire, Shelagh Fogarty and Richard Bacon quit BBC 5 Live: the return of Radio Bloke?

The broadcasters are departing the radio station to pursue new opportunities

Two years after launch, Google Glass finally went on sale in the UK last week. It predicts sales of nearly a million of the £1,000 gadgets by the end of the year

Google Glass to be banned from all UK cinemas

Staff on alert for criminals 'stealing' blockbusters via image-capturing specs
Charlotte Church is among the Welsh luminaries enlisted for the film

'Community of top Welsh talent' sign up for rival adaptations of Dylan Thomas’s 'Under Milk Wood' to mark the poet's centenary

Charlotte Church, Gareth Edwards, Lord Kinnock, Sir Tom Jones, Michael Sheen, Katherine Jenkins, Griff Rhys Jones and Ioan Gruffudd among those appearing in the two productions

Ms Coyle said that research showed an audience concern that BBC One was playing it too safe in parts of its peak time schedule

Predictable BBC1 needs to improve drama, says BBC Trust chair Diane Coyle

BBC1 has become too predictable and most improve the quality of its drama, Diane Coyle, the acting chair of the BBC Trust has said.

A single music download will be equal to 100 streams of a track as the British singles chart enters a new era

Music streaming counts towards Top 40 chart for the first time

The British singles chart enters a new era next month when streams and downloads are combined for the first time, to create a rundown which severs the 62-year link between sales and a song’s position in the Top 40.

Sergeant pfeffer: Beatles in 1963

Ticket to Reich: Computer game with The Beatles as Hitler’s stooges causes outrage

Sie liebt Dich … Nein, nein, nein! A new computer game, which imagines Britain’s fate if the Nazis had won and forced the Beatles to become Hitler’s musical stooges, has been condemned by a politician as “offensive”.

Queen will visit Game of Thrones set on Northern Ireland visit

For the first time in their bloody history, the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros will bow down before an undisputed Monarch. The Queen is to visit the set of Game of Thrones during a trip to Northern Ireland next week.

The cast of Downton Abbey in the 2013 Christmas special

Wimbledon targets China after Far East falls for Downton Abbey

In China, Downton Abbey is already a national obsession. So why can’t Wimbledon become the next great British export to the Far East?

Best-seat ticket prices for the ‘Book of Mormon’ have doubled in just a year

West End’s top seats cost three times as much as 10 years ago

The cost of a top-price ticket in the West End has tripled over the past decade, new research has found.

Day In a Page

Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country

How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over northern Iraq

A speech by an ex-MI6 boss hints at a plan going back over a decade. In some areas, being Shia is akin to being a Jew in Nazi Germany, says Patrick Cockburn
The evolution of Andy Serkis: First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The evolution of Andy Serkis

First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial: Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried

You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial...

Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried
Refugee children from Central America let down by Washington's high ideals

Refugee children let down by Washington's high ideals

Democrats and Republicans refuse to set aside their differences to cope with the influx of desperate Central Americas, says Rupert Cornwell
Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Malorie Blackman appeals for a better ethnic mix of authors and characters and the illustrator Quentin Blake comes to the rescue
Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...

Blackest is the new black

Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...
Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

The US Ambassador to London holds 'jeans and beer' gigs at his official residence – it's all part of the job, he tells Chris Green
Meet the Quantified Selfers: From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor

Meet the 'Quantified Selfers'

From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor
Madani Younis: Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Madani Younis wants the neighbourhood to follow his work as closely as his audiences do
Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

When it comes to national stereotyping, the Irish – among others – know it can pay to play up to outsiders' expectations, says DJ Taylor
Gavin Maxwell's bitter legacy: Was the otter man the wildlife champion he appeared to be?

Otter man Gavin Maxwell's bitter legacy

The aristocrat's eccentric devotion to his pets inspired a generation. But our greatest living nature writer believes his legacy has been quite toxic
Joanna Rowsell: The World Champion cyclist on breaking her collarbone, shattering her teeth - and dealing with alopecia

Joanna Rowsell: 'I wear my wig to look normal'

The World Champion cyclist on breaking her collarbone, shattering her teeth - and dealing with alopecia
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef gives raw ingredients a lift with his quick marinades

Bill Granger's quick and delicious marinades

Our chef's marinades are great for weekend barbecuing, but are also a delicious way of injecting flavour into, and breaking the monotony of, weekday meals
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014 preview: Why Brazilians don't love their neighbours Argentina any more

Anyone but Argentina – why Brazilians don’t love their neighbours any more

The hosts will be supporting Germany in today's World Cup final, reports Alex Bellos
The Open 2014: Time again to ask that major question - can Lee Westwood win at last?

The Open 2014

Time again to ask that major question - can Lee Westwood win at last?