Adam Sherwin

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

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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.

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

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A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week