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New album sells 94,000 copies since its release on 8 March
Two decades after choosing heroin over life, the stars behind seminal British film Trainspotting are set to return for a sequel, as the characters face a mid-life crisis.
I got knocked out a few times performing stand-up I did it early in my career as a way to express the punk attitude. [Allen fronted punk act the Atoms in the 1970s.] One night it would feel like I was sleeping with 127 virgins; the next night I'd get my arse kicked after making jokes about the Army. I got knocked out by soldiers twice. I'd get my own back by walking over seats and pissing on people.
The BBC is to premiere a string of shows on its online iPlayer service before they are shown on television.
Last King of Scotland and Atonement actor James McAvoy is to make an appearance at London's West End playing the title role in Jamie Lloyd's Macbeth.
More than 50 million people in the UK watched TV coverage of London 2012 - equivalent to 90% of the population.
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Last night's opening ceremony has been lauded as a spectacular, if very British, success.
A UK TV audience of 26.9 million people watched the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, according to the BBC.
British and world newspapers hailed a spectacular opening ceremony to the 2012 London Olympics.
For most of Theatreland, it's business as usual as the Olympics kick off. Sweeney Todd at the Adelphi has gone dark for the duration, but the majority of stages, used to a summer slump, have not noticed the dreaded Games effect.
Has there has ever been a tougher time to keep schtum, asks Simon Usborne
As Danny Boyle asks people not to blab about his opening ceremony, Simon Usborne wonders if there's ever been a tougher time to keep schtum
While the sun may be shining on Team GB's cyclists after their historic results in the Tour de France, there is a risk of showers for London on the day of the Olympic opening ceremony.
BBC aims to improve…