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A husband carries his pregnant wife in Bangladeshi drama Ujan Ganger Naiya

Call the Midwife advisor helps Bangladeshi drama air country's first TV childbirth scene

Pregnancy and childbirth are still taboo subjects in Bangladesh

Timothy Spall at a press screening for Mr Turner

Oscars 2015: Mr Turner star Timothy Spall admits 'disappointment' at snub

The actor was snubbed by the Academy and Bafta despite rave reviews

Anne Kirkbride plays Deirde Barlow in Coronation Street in 1985

Anne Kirkbride: Coronation Street suspends filming in tribute to late Deirdre Barlow actress

The much-loved TV star died yesterday aged 60 after a short illness

American singer-song writer Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor confirms 'cute love song' with One Direction's Harry Styles

It is not yet known whether we will get to hear 'Someday Maybe'

Bradley Cooper holds his fake baby in American Sniper

American Sniper: Bradley Cooper's fake baby mocked mercilessly on Twitter

Baby-gate has sparked a mass of mocking posts on social media

Storm Troopers in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer

Star Wars 7: JJ Abrams might have cast the first female stormtrooper in The Force Awakens

John Boyega has already been confirmed to play the first black soldier

Anne Kirkbride and Bill Roache as Deirdre and Ken Barlow in Coronation Street

Anne Kirkbride dead: Deirdre's best Corrie moments from marrying Ken to the big glasses

Coronation Street's much-loved actress died aged 60 following a short illness

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark in 'The First of His Name'

Game of Thrones season 5: Arya Stark plotline heavily hinted at in new teaser clip

Maisie WIlliams is seen opening a mysterious black and white door...

Cheryl Boone Isaacs mispronounces Dick Pope's name as 'Dick Poop'

Dick Poop: Mr Turner cinematographer's name mispronounced in Oscars nominations

Cheryl Boone Isaac was announcing the Oscars nominations earlier today

Film still from The Lego Movie, 2014

Oscars 2015: The Lego Movie director Phil Lord makes his own award after surprise snub

The box office success was overlooked in the animated film feature category

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