The singer turned down a request to sing at the Sochi opening ceremony
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Thursday 09 January 2014
Last night, we returned to the weird world created by Justin Chubb and Chris Bran in This Is Jinsy (Sky Atlantic) for a second series.
Baldrick bites back: Sir Tony Robinson calls Michael Gove 'irresponsible' over criticisms of Blackadder as propaganda tool for the left
Sunday 05 January 2014
Actor says comments by Education Secretary amounted to 'slagging off teachers'
Thursday 02 January 2014
This year marks 100 years since the start of a four-year war which claimed 16 million lives around the world. In October, the BBC laid claim to this anniversary announcing an ambitious slate of over 2,500 hours of First World War programming. Clearly, Adrian Van Klaveren needn't worry whether he's commissioned enough programmes, but if anything keeps the BBC's Controller of the World War One Centenary up at night over the next four years, it will be the tone of these documentaries and dramas.
Sunday 22 December 2013
The actor is brilliant as Richard II, but why does he choose to appear in a television advert?
Friday 20 December 2013
David Cameron is not planning to attend the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Downing Street said on Friday, but insisted the move was not a statement about Russia’s stance on gay rights.
Russian bisexual activist Irina Putilova is released from detention and taken off fast-track asylum list
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Thousands of people signed a petition to support the 28-year-old's release
Monday 09 December 2013
Irina Putilova could be returned home in a matter of days
Tuesday 15 October 2013
Stephen Fry is an eloquent and erudite host on any topic. That's what makes him the natural choice to present BBC2's QI and as well as countless Radio 4 documentaries and panel shows. But Stephen Fry on a subject as close to his heart as this? That's a different and special proposition. The last film he made that was this personal, 2006's The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, won an Emmy.
Friday 11 October 2013
Stephen Fry: Out There
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.
Friday 20 September 2013
The much-lauded young female playwrights are turning to TV
Thursday 12 September 2013
Other contenders for the prize included the axolotl and the pig-nosed turtle
Thursday 12 September 2013
For an ex-drinker like me, Campbell makes a particularly interesting role model
Thursday 22 August 2013
Gabby Logan has spoken of her personal discomfort at presenting this month’s World Athletics Championships in Russia amid the furore over the country’s homophobic laws.
Thursday 15 August 2013
Plus, why John Cleese still has some growing up to do
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits record low as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West
- 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