• Om Puri 'relished being on set' – Director Gurinder Chadha

    Veteran Indian actor Om Puri, star of British hit East is East, has died aged 66, after suffering a heart attack. Film Director Gurinder Chadha, who is behind films...

    • Fewer foreigners visit Paris art galleries

      Image copyright AP Image caption Security was stepped up outside the Louvre after the attacks Paris’s most popular art galleries saw a decline in visits by foreign tourists in...

      • Backstage stories

        Broadway stage manager Artie Gaffin on life backstage, including Ian McKellen being sick. Source link

        • Richard Adams: The man who turned a story about rabbits into a best-seller

          Image copyright Rex Features Once upon a time there was a middle-aged civil servant who told his children a story about rabbits. The tale, designed to while away a...

          • Obituary: Carrie Fisher

            Image copyright Getty Images Carrie Fisher’s acting career was dominated by her role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise. It was a part that catapulted her...

            • Be hear now

              Image copyright AP / Reuters / Getty Image caption Some of pop’s biggest artists are launching an assault on the charts in 2017 After Craig David, All Saints and...

              • Art and dementia

                Media captionArtists with Alzheimer’s help research At her art therapy class in Leeds, Joyce Cope is carefully painting a tree. Despite living with dementia, her brushstrokes are measured and...

                • Final farewells

                  A look at some of the leading lights in the film industry who left us in 2016. Source link

                  • In their own words

                    Praise, blame, and red carpet rows: What Hollywood’s mothers and daughters say about each other. Source link

                    • Leading lights

                      The arts and media worlds have said goodbye to stars including Dame Zaha Hadid, Peter Maxwell Davies, Harper Lee and AA Gill, over the past year. Source link

Harry Potter producer Sonia Friedman tops The Stage power list

Media captionHarry Potter producer Sonia Friedman tells the World at One why she wants to remain an outsider despite topping the power list Theatre producer Sonia Friedman has topped...

The Voice: Sir Tom Jones says being dropped 'was a knockback'

Image copyright PA Image caption Sir Tom Jones is returning to The Voice, joined by Jennifer Hudson, Gavin Rossdale and Will.i.am Sir Tom Jones has said getting dropped from...

Sherlock writer Mark Gatiss answers critic in verse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gatiss is a co-writer on Sherlock and also appears as Holmes’ brother Mycroft Sherlock writer and cast member Mark Gatiss has responded in...

Nigel Farage to present daily radio chat show on LBC

Image copyright PA Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage is to present a daily chat show on the London radio station LBC. The Nigel Farage Show will air from 19:00...

BBC Sound of 2017: Rag 'N' Bone Man

Rag ‘N’ Bone Man has come second on the BBC’s Sound of 2017, which aims to predict the biggest new acts of the coming year. Born Rory Graham, the...

Human, after all

Media captionSound of 2017: Rag ‘N’ Bone Man Hip-hop bluesman Rag ‘N’ Bone Man has been named runner-up in the BBC’s Sound of 2017, which aims to predict the...

Deadpool screenplay up for Writers Guild award

Image copyright Fox Image caption Ryan Reynolds played masked vigilante Deadpool in the anarchic superhero film Superhero film Deadpool has received a surprise nomination from the Writers Guild of...

Who is Hugh Jackilometresan?

Image copyright @JohnELewis/Twitter Image caption Spot the mistake: Hugh Jackman has been renamed ‘Hugh Jackilometresan’ in a Trivial Pursuit question spotted by Twitter user John E Lewis. It’s a...

Oscar contenders up for Bafta Rising Star prize

Image copyright Getty Images/PA Image caption L to R: Laia Costa, Lucas Hedges, Tom Holland, Ruth Negga and Anya Taylor-Joy Oscar hopefuls Lucas Hedges and Ruth Negga are among...

'Rude and offensive' Hawes bookshop owner regrets comments

Image copyright PA Image caption Steve Bloom’s bookselling business is based in Hawes Market House A bookshop owner who charges an entry fee of 50p has admitted he was...