Adam Sherwin

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

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Whitfield: 'There are so many middle class folk about the place but it’s almost become a dirty word'

June Whitfield attacks BBC bosses for sneering at "middle class" comedy

In the classic sitcom Terry and June she portrayed one half of television’s quintessential middle class couple. Now June Whitfield has hit out at the BBC managers who declared that too much of the corporation’s comedy is “middle class”.

The Broadchurch 2 cast read through Chris Chibnall's 'brilliant' new script ahead of shooting

Broadchurch series 2: Plot clue hidden in new spin-off book

'It's something only the die-hards will pick up on' says author Erin Kelly

Barbra Streisand records duet with Elvis Presley as stage queen meets King of Rock 'n' Roll

Streisand's new all-star duets album will be released in September

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox group has withdrawn its bid for Time Warner

21st Century Fox’s $80bn (£48bn) proposal to buy Time Warner -has Murdoch lost his Midas touch?

Once the ultimate dealmaker, Rupert Murdoch is licking his wounds after the rebuttal of 21st Century Fox’s $80bn (£48bn) proposal to buy Time Warner.

Bone of contention: Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling TV debate

Like many Sassenachs, I tried to access the STV Player’s live stream of last Tuesday’s Scottish referendum debate only to be greeted by a broken link and the message: “This operation cannot be completed”.

Daniel Craig in a ‘Casino Royale’ promotional still

A new venture brings together screen composers and advertisers promises commercials with blockbuster themes

Leading artists to create bespoke music for high-end advertising campaigns - it's a chance to bring cinematic music to a different world

Inside London's Fleet sewer, constructed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette following the 'Great Stink' of 1858

£4.2bn Thames super sewer will rival the Channel Tunnel - and increase your bills by £80

With a tunnel snaking 65 metres below the Thames, and a capacity of 1.6 million cubic metres, the proposed new “super sewer”, running from West London to Stratford, will be the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry.

Boyhood has attracted its share of five-star reviews

Boyhood gets perfect score on Metacritic - but is it really the perfect movie?

It’s a ground-breaking coming of age film, with an extraordinary backstory. Now Richard Linklater’s Boyhood has entered the elite list of films which have scored the perfect critical rating.

James Corden’s social media footprint was a factor for CBS

Who is James Corden? asks America as he is framed for major talk show slot

For a nation still reeling from three years of Piers Morgan, the news that another Brit is pitching to become American television’s king of chat has prompted consternation and confusion. “So who is James Corden?” asked publications from the International Business Times to Salon magazine as the comic actor was named hot favourite to take over The Late Late Show.

Outcry as ancient Greek statues appear in tulle and feathers

Italian photographer stirs trouble by dressing up famed Riace bronzes

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Beware Wet Paint

The ICA's latest ambitious exhibition
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Pink Floyd have produced some of rock's greatest ever album covers

Can 'The Endless River' carry on the tradition?
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Sanctuary for the suicidal

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A roller-coaster tale from 'voice of a generation' Lena Dunham
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London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice

In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with Malcolm McLaren

Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with McLaren

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Jordan Dunn became one of the best-paid models in the world
Apple still coolest brand – despite U2 PR disaster

Apple still the coolest brand

Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits