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Brit Awards 2015: Winners list in full

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith shared two awards each, while Paloma Faith took home British Solo Female. One Direction unsurprisingly won the award voted for ...

Invisibilia podcast, review: The downside of being a human computer? There isn't one...

Is technology messing with what makes us human? This was a question posed by Steve Barkley from California one day 24 years ago while opening ...

1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die by Mimi Sheraton, book review: Pies and prejudice

Curiously, this is the second book to advance this somewhat morbid proposition. Anyone choosing to pursue the suggestions in both might find their consumption period ...

Suffragettes Forever! The Story of Women and Power, TV review: Punching against patriarchy

Preceding Wolf Hall – which itself preceded the last in the series of Jessica Hynes's Suffragette sitcom Up the Women – was historian Amanda Vickery's ...

Madonna falls at Brit Awards 2015: Twitter cheers on the Queen of Pop

Tonight's Brit Awards seemed doomed to be cast off as forgettable, until Madonna caused a social media storm by tumbling down a large set of ...

Wolf Hall, TV review: Henry VIII goes out on a high in a history lesson that never lost its bite

Heads will roll. They certainly will if the BBC hasn't made Mark Rylance sign on for the third part of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall trilogy, ...

Murty Library aims to publish new editions of great Indian literature from 20 languages

Listen to this woman speak: "The hairs on my head were once curly,/ black like the colour of bees./ Now because of old age/ they ...

Brits 2015: Pharrell Williams only non-white winner as British music awards follow Oscars 'white wash'

Pharrell Williams might be “Happy” to have taken the international solo artist at the Brits 2015 but he is also the only non-white artist to ...

Brits 2015: Pharrell Williams only non-white winner as British music awards follows Oscars 'white wash'

Pharrell Williams might be “Happy” to have taken the international solo artist at the Brits 2015 but he is also the only non-white artist to ...

Brits 2015: Kasabian's 'conspiracy to shut out rock' proved wrong as Royal Blood and Foo Fighters take awards

Kasabian frontman Sergio Pizzorno might recently have cited his band’s failure to win a Brits nomination as evidence of a “conspiracy” by the awards to ...

Brits 2015: Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and the rest of the winners' list in full

At an O2 Arena ceremony which will do little to quell criticisms that the music industry is dominated by white, polite, middle-class voices, Ed Sheeran ...

Brits 2015: Madonna steals the show with epic tumble down the stairs

This year’s Brit awards ceremony looked set to fade from memory like so many others in recent history until Madonna fell down the stairs after ...

Madonna falls off stage at Brit Awards with epic tumble down the stairs – and then nails her performance

This year’s Brit awards ceremony looked set to fade from memory like so many others in recent history until Madonna fell down the stairs after ...

Madonna steals the show at the Brit Awards with epic tumble down the stairs

This year’s Brit awards ceremony looked set to fade from memory like so many others in recent history until Madonna fell down the stairs after ...

Martin Clunes interview: The actor stars as the Sherlock Holmes creator in Arthur & George

"When I tell people I'm playing Arthur Conan Doyle on TV, some of them ask, 'Oh, is Benedict Cumberbatch in it?'," says Martin Clunes, illustrating ...

Brits 2015: Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith share top prizes as Brit Awards play safe

They are both earnest singer-songwriters whose emotive anthems have returned UK music to the top of the global charts. In the end, the Brit Awards ...

Brits 2015: Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith share top prizes as Brit Awards play it safe

They are both earnest singer-songwriters whose emotive anthems have returned UK music to the top of the global charts. In the end, the Brit Awards ...

Wolf Hall finale, review: Simply brilliant TV

‘She kneels’, says the executioner. ‘There is no block.’ The executioner who later would slip off his shoes so that Anne could not hear his ...

The Great Comic Relief Bake Off 2015, TV review: David Mitchell rustles up some hideous-looking but delicious-tasting treats

Four more hopefuls entered the tent tonight in hopes of baking glory. Comedian David Mitchell, Radio 1 DJ Jameela Jamil, Hollywood star Michael Sheen and ...

NYPD using Patrick Swayze movie Road House to train police officers

The New York Police Department (NYPD) is teaching trainee cops how to stay cool under pressure, by showing recruits what they believe is a particularly ...

Brit Awards 2015: When are the Brits and what time do they start on TV?

If you're excited for this year's Brits or just keen to tune in to see if they can top the boredom stakes, our handy guide ...

Brit Awards 2015: Winners predictions from Sam Smith to Royal Blood

Even though the Brit Awards are ticketed, the best view in the house is from your living room. This year, Ant and Dec will host ...

Brit Awards 2015 nominations list: Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran favourites to win big

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are set to go head-to-head at this year's Brit Awards, with the latter leading the way on five nominations. Newcomer FKA ...

John Travolta: The behind-the-scenes Oscars pictures you weren't shown

John Travolta was criticised for putting female stars in uncomfortable positions at the Oscars. After snaking his way round Scarlett Johansson as she stared into ...

House of Cards season 3: New trailer shows Frank and Claire's relationship under strain

Netflix has unveiled a new trailer for series three of House of Cards, which premieres this week on the streaming service. The 30-second clip, which ...

Hugh Jackman thinks Birdman means he needs to play Wolverine until he dies

Alejandro Inarritu's Birdman must have been a little wounding for several Hollywood actors also trapped in superhero roles and destined never to be taken seriously, ...

Jarvis Cocker refuses to rule out Pulp comeback: 'We're like a dormant volcano'

Jarvis Cocker has refused to rule out the possibility of a Pulp comeback, comparing his Britpop band to a “dormant volcano” that could erupt at ...

Benedict Cumberbatch: Alan Turing 'would have shrunk with horror' at the Oscars 2015 furore

Stephen Hawking was among the first to congratulate Eddie Redmayne on his Best Actor win for his portrayal as him in The Theory of Everything. “Well ...

Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan would 'love' to revive The X Files

Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul creator Vince Gilligan has revealed that he is keen to bring back sci-fi TV show The X Files. The ...

Mick Jagger and Courtney Love perform Wonderwall duet at Oscars 2015 after-party

Just when you thought John Travolta’s miss-timed Idina Menzel chin grab was the most terrifying performance of the Oscars, the after parties happened. And with ...

Eurovision 2015: UK entry to be revealed on Saturday 7 March after The Voice

The long wait is over for Eurovision fans and sceptics alike. This year’s UK entry for the Eurovision Song Content 2015 will be announced on ...

Benicassim 2015: Mark Ronson, Kaiser Chiefs and Jamie-T join line-up

Jamie T, Kaiser Chiefs and Mark Ronson have been confirmed to join the Benicassim 2015 line-up. The annual music festival takes place in the Spanish seaside ...

Oscars 2015: Host Neil Patrick Harris takes TV ratings to a six-year-low

Neil Patrick Harris’ Oscars hosting stint failed to win over viewers on Sunday night, as the film awards ceremony recorded its lowest TV ratings in ...

Parks and Recreation finale to pay tribute to Harris Wittels in special show

The Parks and Recreation finale is set to pay tribute to writer and comedian Harris Wittels tonight. The writer and comedian, who served as a ...

Closer, Donmar Warehouse, review: Patrick Marber’s play about love and sex still wounds

It may be seventeen years since Closer premiered in London, but Patrick Marber’s four-hander about love, sex and relationships still has the power to wound. ...

Broadchurch series 3: Twitter predicts what will happen next after last night's finale

Following news that Broadchurch will return for a third series despite a generally disappointing reaction to the second run, fans of the show have been ...

Stacey Dash 'appalled' by Patricia Arquette's Oscars speech on gender pay equality

Not everyone was moved by Patricia Arquette’s Oscars acceptance speech calling for equal pay for women across the US. “It is our time to have wage ...

Why 'random' shuffle feels far from random

You’re listening to music on shuffle, and an artist appears twice in a row. It feels like more than a coincidence – perhaps your music ...

Zendaya Coleman: Racism row over 'ignorant slurs' after Oscars host Giuliana Rancic says her dreadlocks look like they smell of 'weed'

Zendaya Coleman dismissed comments made by Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic as "outrageously offensive". Rancic said of the 18-year-old actress' Oscars hairstyle: “I feel like she ...

Zendaya Coleman: Racism row over 'ignorant slurs' after Oscars host Guiliana Rancic says her dreadlocks look like they smell of 'weed'

Zendaya Coleman dismissed comments made by Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic as "outrageously offensive". Rancic said of the 18-year-old actress' Oscars hairstyle: “I feel like she ...

Catastrophe, series 1 episode 6 TV review: Sharon and Rob are great, but they're too darn nice and so's the show

Who couldn’t love Catastrophe? Weeks before tonight’s series finale came to a close co-writers and co-stars Sharon ‘Pulling’ Horgan and Rob ‘good at Twitter’ Delaney ...

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