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Spider-Man: What fans want to see in Marvel's eight-year plan

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:44:07 GMT

Radio 1 Newsbeat talks with Spider-Man fans on the franchise's future

Sir David Hare: Society shifting women's role in film and theatre

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 02:16:15 GMT

The director says he's been going on about women's lives for 45 years and only now people are listening.

Ralph Fiennes: 'I'd like to see a black actor in a Bond-like persona'

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 22:19:30 GMT

The actor, who has played 'M' in James Bond films since 2012, spoke to Newsnight about diversity and political correctness.

Olivia Jade Giannulli and sister in spotlight amid college bribery probe

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:30:00 GMT

Lori Loughlin's daughters are not charged, but what will happen to their college places is unclear.

Sewing couture for Norwich puppet 'diva' Clementine

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 00:43:43 GMT

Puppeteer Mark Mander explains the challenges of creating miniature couture for a very special lady.

Dick Dale: 'King of Surf Rock' guitarist dies aged 81

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:56:40 GMT

Tributes pour in for the "King of Surf Rock", whose music featured in the classic film Pulp Fiction.

Mike Thalassitis: Tributes paid to Love Island star

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 13:42:08 GMT

Mike Thalassitis, 26, was found dead in a park in north London on Saturday.

Sam Smith comes out as non-binary: 'I'm not male or female'

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:00:36 GMT

The singer says realising he doesn't identify as either gender has improved his body confidence.

David Lammy responds to Comic Relief donation drop

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:10:25 GMT

David Lammy MP had criticised the charity telethon for promoting the idea of "white saviours".

What did Americans think of the British acts at the South By Southwest festival?

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:13:34 GMT

The BBC brought a bunch of up-and-coming musicians to Texas. So what did the locals think?

Watch the UK's largest bronze sculpture arrive in Devon

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:42:39 GMT

The latest addition to Plymouth's Theatre Royal is a 10-tonne bronze statue of an actor "breathing life into words".

Bradford rappers speak of their 'universal language'

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:30:00 GMT

Five rappers from Bradford discuss their passion, friendships and how their city has changed in recent years.

Paris Jackson: 'Not my role' to defend dad Michael over abuse allegations

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 09:47:19 GMT

The 20-year-old backs her family's efforts to clear Michael's name - but tells fans to "chill out".

The Killers and The Cure to headline Glastonbury

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 08:00:01 GMT

Janet Jackson, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus and Tame Impala are also announced for the festival.

Comic Relief: Bodyguard and Four Weddings reunion help raise 63m

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 15:33:39 GMT

Keeley Hawes also reprised her Bodyguard role in a Red Nose Day surprise.

'Making history' as female rappers

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 00:16:33 GMT

Behind the scenes of a UK hip-hop tour featuring an all-female line-up of musicians, rappers and DJs.

Lesbian storyline defended by film director Francis Lee

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:50:00 GMT

Francis Lee's Ammonite, about pioneering fossil collector Mary Anning, stars Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.

Jussie Smollett: Timeline of the actor's alleged attack and arrest

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 12:49:39 GMT

The Empire actor is charged with filing a false police report after claiming he'd been attacked.

Viral cat videos and the man who watches thousands of them

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 00:20:24 GMT

Will Braden runs CatVideoFest - a project that raises thousands of dollars for animal shelters.

James Gunn: Disney rehires sacked Guardians of the Galaxy director

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 20:41:44 GMT

Gunn was fired from the Guardians of the Galaxy series in July 2018 over old offensive tweets.

Getting inside the head of the man who was Frank Sidebottom

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 03:33:21 GMT

For the first time a new documentary tells the full story of Chris Sievey, the man behind the mask.

Coronation Street: Underworld's roof collapse and other soap disasters

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 12:40:30 GMT

Critics speak out on which soap is the most dangerous, ahead of Corrie's latest disaster plotline.

Simon Mayo: There's a gap in the radio market

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 01:30:05 GMT

The presenter is hoping Scala Radio can carve out its own audience despite two existing classical stations.

The school where pupils learn to DJ

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:41:54 GMT

Pupils at a school for children with special needs are being helped with their communication skills.

Mike Thalassitis death: 'Love Island has got to open its eyes to this'

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 05:18:15 GMT

Ex-Towie star Mario Falcone says reality TV producers have to provide more aftercare to contestants.

How Emeli Sande rediscovered the joy of melody (and lost her quiff)

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:03:14 GMT

The star has been studying Disney musicals to get away from the dominant influence of hip-hop.

Crime author AA Dhand: Life and death on Bradford's 'forgotten' streets

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 02:28:10 GMT

Bradford writer AA Dhand is the first British Asian author to write a crime novel series.

Afghanistan's first all-female orchestra Zohra visits the UK

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:36:32 GMT

The ensemble's existence would have been unthinkable under the rule of the Taliban.

Why Pakistan's Bollywood ban may backfire

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 00:07:18 GMT

Recent aerial hostilities between India and Pakistan have also taken a hit on Bollywood.

Strictly's Oti on juggling jobs and Misbehaving

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 05:43:02 GMT

The Strictly star discusses choreographing her first stage musical and her TV presenting debut.