Adam Sherwin

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

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Channel 4’s 'Benefits Street'

Jeremy Clarkson: Presenter 'reported himself to bosses' over Top Gear fracas

Friends of Clarkson say there is “no bad blood” between him and Oisin Tymon

Jeremy Clarkson with his ‘Top Gear’ mates, Richard Hammond, James May and 'The Stig'

Jeremy Clarkson suspended: Danny Cohen strikes to shield the reputation of the BBC

“It’s like football clubs. No one is bigger than the club,” said Mr Cohen

Steve Irwin died in 2006 while recording a show on the Great Barrier Reef

Argentina helicopter crash: The chequered history of deaths on reality TV

Deaths have dogged the genre

Sir Cyril Smith was MP for Rochdale from 1972 to 1992

BBC wins rights to drama about sex abuse MP Cyril Smith

There are no plans to make the programme as of yet

Three authors on the longlist for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction have been longlisted for the Prize before and a further eight authors have been previously shortlisted, two of those twice

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction: Strong longlist includes Anne Tyler, Sarah Waters, Ali Smith and PP Wong

'The Prize's 20th year is a particularly strong one', says judge chief Shami Chakrabarti

Breeches of the peace: Eleanor Tomlinson and Aidan Turner in ‘Poldark’

Poldark launches with 7m viewers - and one or two complaints about Aidan Turner's scar

The BBC remake has been widely hailed as a success

The BBC’s remake of ‘Poldark’, pictured, has been scheduled to compete directly with ITV’s ‘Mr Selfridge

The Media Column: ITV ratings are falling, but with digital and ad revenues up, US buyers are interested

ITV Studios is now the UK’s biggest production company and aggressively sells formats and shows to US channels

Annie Mac’s Friday night dance music show was the first to give airtime to Disclosure, Rudimental and Duke Dumont

Annie Mac speaks on being the first woman to take over from Zane Lowe's Radio 1 weekday evening show

‘I’m proud to be the first woman to do this slot solo’

80s trailblazer: comedian Tracey Ullman

Tracey Ullman returns to BBC with new show

Emmy-winning comedian to leave the US

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own