Arts and Entertainment Kevin Spacey in a scene from 'House of Cards'. The 13-episode series was made available on Netflix earlier this year.

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Sir David Attenborough who is set to undergo surgery to insert a pacemaker

Sir David Attenborough, 86, still his 'lively self' following urgent heart surgery

Veteran BBC broadcaster Sir David Attenborough underwent successful heart surgery to fit a pacemaker in London today.

Adversity: Conner Chapman in ‘The Selfish Giant’

A troubling picture for British cinema

British films were overlooked at Cannes 2013. Martin Baker asks if we should care, and if we are getting value from BFI, Bafta, and the rest

Nick Park (right) and Harry Hill revealing Wallace and Gromit's Grand Appeal Sculptures at Aardman Animations in Bristol.

Harry Hill unveils Gromit sculpture in Bristol

Comedian Harry Hill unveiled his giant sculpture of Gromit in Bristol - the popular plasticine dog from the animated series.

2013 Bafta game awards: 'Journey' wins five awards at British Academy Games Awards - plus surprise win for 'Dishonoured'

Journey took home five awards last night. Daisy Wyatt reports from the ceremony

Cast of BBC2's The Hour

Time's up for The Hour as BBC axes third series

The end is nigh for the period drama set in a 1950s newsroom

After box office success will Bond unmask a Bafta?

Shortly after becoming the highest grossing film in UK box office history, Skyfall has secured eight Bafta award nominations, as expectation grows that it could become the first Bond film to be nominated for an Oscar.

Mydidae, Soho Theatre, London

The DryWrite company likes to set its authors intriguing challenges. For example, to test the degree to which it is possible to simulate the authentic voice, it once gave a group of dramatists the choice of submitting either a genuine or a comprehensively faked piece of verbatim theatre, with the audience left to guess which were the trustworthy ones. 

Peppa Pig leads winners at Bafta Children's Awards

Peppa Pig, Horrible Histories and a trio of teenage actors and games designers were among the winners of the British Academy Children's Awards.

Projected visuals transformed the look of the Palace during Monday's concert

Who turned Buckingham Palace into a block of flats?

For many watching – or at least those on Twitter whinging – the highlight of Sunday's Jubilee gig was the visuals projected onto the Palace as Madness played "Our House".

Adele swept the Grammys on Sunday night, scooping six awards. Over at the Baftas, The Artist was the big winner, with seven golden masks. We take a look at the biggest winning artists, films and bands of the past 20 years

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Adele swept the Grammys on Sunday night, scooping six awards. Over at the Baftas, The Artist was the big winner, with seven golden masks. We take a look at the biggest winning artists, films and bands of the past 20 years

The Artist’s award winners, actor Jean Dujardin, left, producer Thomas Langmann and director Michel Hazanavicius

Silent revolution at the Baftas as the French take top awards

The Artist wins in seven categories, with Meryl Streep the other big success story

Geoffrey Macnab: This year the British found themselves out in the cold

After the triumph that The King's Speech enjoyed last year, the Baftas 2012 were a disappointment for the Brits. The hopes that Gary Oldman or Michael Fassbender might pip The Artist's Jean Dujardin to the Best Actor award were dashed. Many had thought that Kenneth Branagh would win a Supporting Actor award for his perfectly-measured portrayal of Laurence Olivier in My Night With Marilyn. In the event, Branagh lost out to Christopher Plummer for Beginners.

Michelle Williams as Marilyn Munroe and Meryl Streep as 'The Iron Lady', Margaret Thatcher

Curling tongs at dawn: the star stylists going head-to-head at the Baftas

The actresses behind portrayals of Margaret Thatcher and Marilyn Monroe are set to face off at next month's glitzy Bafta ceremony; and so too will their characters' iconic hairdos.

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Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
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Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
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Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
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Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness