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BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Sidney Poitier was a ground-breaking black man - Bonnie Greer

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 18:45:52 GMT

Playwright Bonnie Greer pays tribute to the acting legend Sidney Poitier, who has died at the age of 94.


Nino Cerruti: Italian fashion great dies aged 91

Sat, 15 Jan 2022 20:51:34 GMT

The celebrated designer and businessman once said: "I have always dressed the same person, myself."


Bafta Film Awards: Can Rebel Wilson save the 2022 awards season?

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:26:17 GMT

The actress is due to host the Bafta Film Awards in February in an effort to boost viewing figures.


BBC TV should play national anthem at closedown says MP

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:04:35 GMT

The BBC should be “proud of our country” and bring back playing God Save the Queen at night, says Andrew Rosindell.


The AI software that could turn you in to a music star

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 00:03:28 GMT

Artificial intelligence is now smart enough to write tracks that earn streaming service royalties.


PinkPantheress wins BBC Sound Of 2022

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 00:00:00 GMT

PinkPantheress has been named as the winner of this year's BBC Sound Of poll.


The Voice: Dutch TV suspends show over sexual misconduct claims

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 14:30:06 GMT

The TV talent show's band leader Jeroen Rietbergen resigned on Saturday after allegations were made.


How the Tide Mill in Woodbridge was used to make techno music

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 06:13:34 GMT

A DJ made club music by recording the machinery used to produce flour.


BBC TV licence fee: What is it and why is it under threat?

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 18:08:24 GMT

The government has hinted that it may abolish the TV licence after 2027.


BBC licence fee to be frozen at £159 for two years, government confirms

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 18:39:53 GMT

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries outlined the settlement in the House of Commons on Monday.


Walking Dead star Lennie James: We need to talk about casting

Wed, 12 Jan 2022 00:35:50 GMT

James says more actors with lived experience of certain roles should be given more opportunities.


Golden Globes 2022: The winners and nominees

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 05:16:58 GMT

See the full list of winners from the 79th annual Golden Globe Awards.


Anne Frank betrayal suspect identified after 77 years

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 13:14:15 GMT

A new investigation identifies a suspect who may have told the Nazis about the Jewish diarist's hideout.


Theatres offer spark of hope after Covid challenges

Wed, 12 Jan 2022 06:22:09 GMT

Actors and directors speak of their joy at reuniting with audiences following the restrictions of the pandemic.


After Life: Third series is a hit with viewers, but less so with critics

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 12:14:20 GMT

The final season of the Ricky Gervais comedy is number one on Netflix despite mixed reviews.


In Case You Missed It: New year, new adventure for these penguins

Sat, 08 Jan 2022 08:49:14 GMT

Watch our round-up if you want to "snow" what stories you've missed this week...


Playtime: Is it time we took 'play' more seriously?

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 00:51:52 GMT

New BBC documentary Why We Play uncovers some surprising benefits of play for the grown-ups.


Peaky Blinders stage show to open at Birmingham theatre

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 18:00:17 GMT

The stage show is written and adapted by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight.


PinkPantheress made hits from her bedroom - now she's won the BBC Sound Of 2022

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 00:00:03 GMT

PinkPantheress hit the charts from her bedroom. Now she's been named the UK's most promising new star.


How a colossal block of ice became an obsession

Sat, 15 Jan 2022 02:03:48 GMT

Artist Kevin Eason won't ever see his favourite iceberg up close, but he's come to know it so well.


Nigerian NFT artist Osinachi: The work created by using a word processor

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 00:46:05 GMT

Works by Nigerian Osinachi have made him one of Africa's leading digital and crypto-artists.


Nadine Dorries: BBC licence fee frozen for two years

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 17:08:52 GMT

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries announces a two-year freeze on the BBC licence fee.


JK Rowling tweet by trans activists 'not criminal'

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 11:16:09 GMT

The Harry Potter author told police that her Edinburgh address had been revealed in a photo on Twitter.


'He was like a lighthouse, warm and bright'

Wed, 12 Jan 2022 11:22:24 GMT

"I know people know he was good, but I don't think they know the depth of his goodness."


Remi Wolf is casually rewriting the rules of pop music

Sat, 15 Jan 2022 02:02:43 GMT

The former downhill skier and American Idol contestant is making some of pop's most exuberant songs.




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