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Tuesday 14 January 2014
Sunday 12 January 2014
BBC show thrashes ITV's Splash, where viewing figures dived
Tuesday 07 January 2014
Fuller warned too many copycat shows are killing the talent show genre
Tuesday 07 January 2014
A new TV Detective category has been added after a flood of hit crime dramas
The View from the Train: Cities & Other Landscapes By Patrick Keiller: book review - A delightful journey in search of Britain's urban hinterlands
Tuesday 24 December 2013
Arthur Rimbaud's shimmering poetry collection, Illuminations, was partly inspired by his visit to London in 1872. Brocaded with a dizzy-making imagery of subways, viaducts, raised canals, bridges and steam engines, the poems are thrillingly metropolitan. Accompanied by his lover Paul Verlaine, Rimbaud noted down all he heard and saw. In some ways, Illuminations can be read as a poetic gloss on Karl Marx’s Das Kapital: the London masses as seen by the 19th-century French poet are alienated by “economic horrors” and “feel no need to know one another”.
Monday 23 December 2013
Anti-government protesters determined to unseat Thailand's prime minister surrounded a Bangkok sports stadium on Monday in an unsuccessful attempt to block political parties from registering for February elections.
Friday 20 December 2013
The judge announced a change to the format as ratings continue to slum
Tuesday 17 December 2013
The drama was the only US series to make Google's most searched list
Monday 16 December 2013
Strictly Come Dancing beat The X Factor final in this weekend's ratings battle
Sunday 15 December 2013
Sam Bailey and Nicholas McDonald will battle to win the tenth series tonight
Monday 09 December 2013
The singer is at number one with her cover of 'Somewhere Only We Know'
Thursday 05 December 2013
The TV host will fill in for Philip Schofield on the daytime show in January
X Factor 2013: Elton John will join One Direction, Katy Perry and The Killers for the final show of the series
Monday 02 December 2013
The star will duet with Gary Barlow despite attacking the show in the past
Friday 15 November 2013
The talent shows are here to stay for the next three years...
The next big hit? ITV targets Israel's Rising Star talent show, tipped as X Factor with 'technological twist'
Thursday 14 November 2013
Judges and viewers vote as the performer begins to sing and images of voters taken from their Facebook pages appear live on giant LED screen facing the performer
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash live: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'
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