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Sir Bruce Forsyth during the Glastonbury Festival

The Talk Of The Town: Sir Bruce Forsyth to unveil memorial plaques in London today

Sir Bruce Forsyth will unveil two memorial plaques in central London today.

English TV host Sir Bruce Forsyth poses on the red carpet as he arrives at the British Academy Television Awards in London on May 12, 2013

Sir Bruce Forsyth to play at Glastonbury Festival

Sir Bruce Forsyth is joining the Rolling Stones and Dizzee Rascal by performing at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

Music review: Josephine Oniyama, The Tabernacle, London

Mancunian born Josephine Oniyama is a welcome addition to the new music scene with her folky, neo-soul songs that captivate with their honesty and maturity.

90-second clip of Adele's Bond theme 'Skyfall' leaks online

Whether it was a genuine leak or a marketing teaser, James Bond fans today had their first taste of the latest blockbuster’s theme tune as sung by British golden girl Adele.

Adele (finally) officially confirmed to sing Bond theme

The worst kept secret in music is out after Adele confirmed she will sing the theme to the new Bond film Skyfall.

The Cutting Season By Attica Locke

An engrossing crime novel which, at times, chafes against demands of the genre

Mandela Trilogy, Cape Town Opera, Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Since its foundation in 1999, Cape Town Opera has heroically fostered the growth of opera in South Africa, while spreading the word internationally about the wonderful voices which thrive in that country’s soil. And its close connection with the Wales Millennium Centre made this the perfect venue for the European premiere of Michael Williams’s biographical ‘Mandela Trilogy’.

Pop and rock royalty to play at free concert for jubilee

Sir Paul McCartney will headline a free public concert to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The former Beatle will be among a concert line-up that will feature artists from across the 60 years of the monarch's reign, playing in front of Buckingham Palace on 4 June.

Human League producer dies

Music producer Martin Rushent, best known for his work with the Human League, has died at the age of 63.

Minor British Institutions: National treasures

Our National Treasures are instantly identifiable but difficult of definition. They are mostly rather old, but there's more to it: Stephen Fry and Joanna Lumley have been NTs for years, while David Beckham was finally ushered in at the Royal Wedding.

Selwyn Roderick: Pioneering television producer in Wales

One of the first television producers in Wales, Selwyn Roderick had a distinguished career in which he was held in high esteem as much for the programmes he made as for his amiable personality and the unfailingly generous help he gave to younger professionals in the broadcast media.

John Barry: Composer and songwriter who won five Oscars and scored 11 of the James Bond films

Not only was John Barry Britain's most successful film composer, he also won more Academy Awards than anyone else from the UK. He won five Oscars as well as four Grammys, and his distinctive music was a key part of the James Bond films. His music for The Ipcress File (1965) was praised by its star, Michael Caine, who looked at his thin frame and remarked, "How does he do it? He looks as though he hasn't got a note of music in him."

The Great British Faith, Radio 2, Monday<br/>No Angel, Radio 2, Saturday

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Tony Livesey: Life after mother

Tony Livesey thought he'd coped well with losing a parent at 13. But watching his own children at the same age sparks painful memories

Trail of the unexpected: Discover Dame Shirley Bassey's former haunts in Cardiff

Shirley Bassey may be one of Cardiff's best known citizens, but while the city adores her, there has never been much sign on her side that the loveaffair is requited.

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