Libby Purves criticises BBC’s ‘lacklustre’ approach to theatre

Broadcaster Libby Purves has criticised the BBC for “ignoring” theatre unless celebrities are involved.

Netflix to offer children’s birthday greetings from favourite cartoon characters

Netflix to offer children’s birthday greetings from favourite cartoon characters

Characters from Barbie, Lego Friends, Pokemon and My Little Pony are among the fan favourites who will perform a special birthday message for young viewers in a new Netflix service.

A behind the scenes picture from the second series of Doctor Foster (BBC/Drama Republic/Laurence Cendrowicz)

Doctor Foster writer hints at dramatic ending for second series

The writer of Doctor Foster has hinted that the current series of the show could have such a shock ending that a third series may not be possible.

Sir Terry Wogan

Terry Wogan voted best BBC radio presenter of all time

Sir Terry Wogan has been voted the best BBC radio presenter of all time by his former colleagues.

Bertie Carvel

Bertie Carvel: People don’t recognise me from Doctor Foster

Doctor Foster star Bertie Carvel said he has never faced a backlash for playing a cheating husband – because people do not recognise him.

Karren Brady

The Apprentice’s Karren Brady urges men to ‘force the BBC’ to pay women more

Karren Brady has said the BBC’s director-general can settle the gender pay gap at the corporation “quickly” once he makes the decision to do so.

Armando Iannucci

Armando Iannucci to make HBO comedy set in space

The Thick Of It creator Armando Iannucci is known for satirising contemporary politics but now he is set to largely leave the Earth behind with a new HBO comedy.

Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel ties the knot with fiance Aaron Lohr

Idina Menzel has announced that she has quietly married her fiance Aaron Lohr.

James Norton

James Norton hoping to kick off Hollywood career

Grantchester star James Norton has said he hopes to establish himself in Hollywood with his first film in the movie capital.

Danielle Lloyd

Danielle Lloyd feared for baby’s life when he got stuck during labour

Model Danielle Lloyd has told of the horrifying moment she thought her new baby would not be able to breathe when he became stuck during labour.

Kym Marsh

Corrie fans want Steve and Michelle to reunite after stalker drama

Coronation Street fans are hoping former couple Steve McDonald and Michelle Connor can rekindle their romance after he saved her from a stalker.

Lacey Turner

EastEnders fans fear Stacey is headed for a breakdown

EastEnders fans were left worried about Stacey Fowler’s mental health after she started acting erratically in the latest instalment of the soap.

Refugee Rescue by Stephen Burgess

Painting of refugees at sea wins art prize

A painting inspired by the moment hundreds of Libyan refugees were rescued at sea has won a top art prize.

Athlete Donna Hartley and actor Bobby Knutt leave Sheffield Registry Office following their wedding.

Tributes paid to Emmerdale and Benidorm actor Bobby Knutt who has died aged 71

Benidorm creator Derren Litten has paid tribute to one of the show’s former stars, Bobby Knutt, who has died aged 71.


A-ha and Mica Paris join Children In Need’s 80s concert

A-ha and Mica Paris have been added to the line-up of a 1980s-themed concert in aid of Children In Need.

V-Festival 2004

The Killers are on track for UK number one with new album Wonderful Wonderful

The Killers could see early success with their new record Wonderful Wonderful, which has already shot to the top of the charts just days after its release.

Chizzy Akudolu

Strictly’s Chizzy: I was swearing in my head over wardrobe malfunction

Chizzy Akudolu said she had “loads of swear words” running through her head when her shoe get stuck in her dress during her Strictly Come Dancing debut.

Sonequa Martin-Green (centre) with former Star Trek actors Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner

Fans are delighted with new Star Trek: Discovery episodes

Star Trek fans have praised new series Star Trek: Discovery for keeping true to the original story more than 50 years after it was first aired.

Britain?s Got Talent 2016

BGT’s Missing People Choir join Amanda Holden and Sir Trevor McDonald for carols

Britain’s Got Talent stars The Missing People Choir will join presenter Amanda Holden and newsreader Sir Trevor McDonald in a charity carol service in tribute to missing people.

We Are Manchester benefit show

Writing a love song is one of the best things I’ve ever done – Noel Gallagher

Musician Noel Gallagher has described writing a song about love as “one of the best things” he has ever done.

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