Adam Sherwin

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

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The BBC will back a radical overhaul of the licence fee, paving the way for the end of the current system of funding the state broadcaster

End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded

Director-General backs idea for 500,000 more households to pay universal levy

Buyers from around the world attend the BBC Worldwide Showcase to ‘shop’ for television programmes

The Media Column: Brilliant run of dramas sees foreign buyers snap up the best of British TV

Wolf Hall might have completed its BBC2 run but the series is now a hot property for international broadcasters

Attenborough with the primates

Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Producers thought it was too trivial for the landmark series Life on Earth, dismissing it as 'Johnny Morris stuff'

The Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee said the licence fee must be amended

BBC licence fee alternative should be paid by everyone – even if you don't watch TV

Culture, Media and Sport committee have called for a broadcasting levy paid by all households

Brits 2015: Pharrell Williams only non-white winner as music awards follow Oscars 'white wash'

Madonna's tumble might have overshadowed proceedings, but the awards' failure to recognise diversity didn't go unnoticed

Ed Sheeran, followed by Sam Smith, topped the list

Brits 2015: Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and rest of the winners' list in full

At an O2 Arena ceremony which will do little to quell criticisms that the music industry is dominated by white, polite, middle-class voices, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith both took home a brace of awards.

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith both performed at the ceremony

Brit Awards 2015: Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith share top prizes as Brits play it safe – again

Not even Kanye West and Kim Kardashian could liven things up at the 02

Television Centre was allegedly sold to companies that that used Luxembourg based financing structures to avoid tax

BBC sold Television Centre to tax-avoiding companies, claims Public Accounts Committee chairman Margaret Hodge

The historic White City base was sold to a consortium for £200m in 2012

On average, families with school-age children spend £316 a year on items for a child at a state secondary and £251 annually on average for a child at a state primary

High price of school uniforms leaves children at risk of bullying

95 per cent of mothers and fathers think school uniform costs are “unreasonable”

UKIP: The First 100 Days imagined Ukip leader Nigel Farage as Prime Minister; the programme received over 6,500 complaints

Ukip: The First 100 Days - Ofcom investigates C4's spoof documentary after over 6,500 complaints

Ofcom said it had launched an official investigation

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General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
Why patients must rely less on doctors: Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'

Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'
Sarah Lucas is the perfect artist to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale

Flesh in Venice

Sarah Lucas has filled the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale with slinky cats and casts of her female friends' private parts. It makes you proud to be a woman, says Karen Wright
11 best anti-ageing day creams

11 best anti-ageing day creams

Slow down the ageing process with one of these high-performance, hardworking anti-agers
Juventus 2 Real Madrid 1: Five things we learnt, including Iker Casillas is past it and Carlos Tevez remains effective

Juventus vs Real Madrid

Five things we learnt from the Italian's Champions League first leg win over the Spanish giants
Ashes 2015: Test series looks a lost cause for England... whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket

Ashes series looks a lost cause for England...

Whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket, says Stephen Brenkley
Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power