71-year-old died 'peacefully' in Italy
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Friday 04 October 2013
It is a far cry from the spartan poetry of TS Eliot but booming sales of Tom Bower’s juicy biography of X Factor impresario Simon Cowell have helped push Faber & Faber’s profits up fourfold.
Battle of the detectives: Sherlock Holmes v The Killing's Sarah Lund at National Television Awards 2014
Tuesday 17 September 2013
Television’s top detectives are to go head to head for the title of “best detective” at next year’s National Television Awards.
Tuesday 20 August 2013
Audiences have long marvelled at the apparently off-the-cuff erudition of panelists on BBC Two quiz show QI.
Thursday 01 August 2013
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Sunday 28 July 2013
Schools’ governing body, which includes one of Gove’s advisers, also has power removed
Monday 24 June 2013
Diamonds are forever for mining giant Rio Tinto, which today scrapped plans to sell or float its $2 billion (£1.3 billion) precious stones division.
Sheridan Smith returns to Jonathan Creek for tonight's Bank Holiday special (did you fall for her joke this morning?)
Monday 01 April 2013
Sheridan Smith might have pranked her Twitter followers this morning by claiming to have been cast as Anastasia Steele in the much-anticipated film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, but the actress will be returning to our screens tonight in a more familiar (and less risqué) role.
Tuesday 26 March 2013
TV star Alan Davies has revealed that he almost quit top quiz show QI over the BBC's decision to axe his comedy Whites.
Thursday 29 November 2012
Sally Bercow has reactivated her Twitter account, after closing it when she incorrectly linked a Tory peer to child abuse allegations, and in a separate incident named a schoolgirl protected by a court order.
Thursday 22 November 2012
Lord McAlpine has reached a £125,000 settlement with ITV and Phillip Schofield over a This Morning programme on 8 November.
The largest number of defendants in British legal history? Twitter users braced for barrage of lawsuits from Lord McAlpine
Monday 19 November 2012
Users of the social networking site Twitter who wrongly linked Tory peer, Lord McAlpine, with the North Wales care home child abuse scandal, are bracing themselves for a barrage of lawsuits.
One in the Eye for Harold: Why Everything You Thought You Knew About History is Wrong, By Phil Mason
Monday 19 November 2012
Paperback reviews of the week
Friday 17 August 2012
The first time I went to Edinburgh was in 1986 when I was at The University of Kent and we did a musical version of Aristotle’s 'Lysistrata'.
Saturday 09 June 2012
The young Uzbeki pianist Behzod Abduraimov won the 2009 London International Piano Competition, gaining praise for characteristics that are clear on this debut programme, with interpretations of Prokofiev, Liszt and Saint-Saëns.
Monday 07 May 2012
A Facebook page which allegedly mocked the Hillsborough football tragedy is being investigated by police.
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more