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  • Gardener signs up for Hollyoaks
    Gardener signs up for Hollyoaks Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Victor Gardener is set to star in Hollyoaks. More »

  • Birdsall: I'll marry Gillian again
    Birdsall: I'll marry Gillian again Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Hollyoaks star Jesse Birdsall has said he hopes to score a hat-trick of on-screen weddings to Gillian Taylforth. More »

  • Webb: No Peep Show happy ending
    Webb: No Peep Show happy ending Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Robert Webb has warned Peep Show fans that there will be no happy ending to the final series, but says he'd love to see Mark and Jeremy back together as old men. More »

  • Gervais: I made comedy cynical
    Gervais: I made comedy cynical Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Ricky Gervais has said he feels responsible for making sitcoms cynical with the success of The Office. More »

  • Avalanche kills at least 12 guides in deadliest incident on Mount Everest
    Avalanche kills at least 12 guides in deadliest incident on Mount Everest Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - An avalanche sweeping down Mount Everest killed at least 12 Nepali guides on Friday in what may be the deadliest single incident on the world's highest peak. The avalanche struck a perilous passage on the main route to the summit as sherpas were preparing the way for climbers at the start of the season. Nepal's tourism ministry listed the 12 dead and four others missing, presumed buried in the snowslide. Scottish film maker Ed Wardle put the death toll at 16 - including five from his own party - with more badly injured. More »

  • Freeman: I didn't watch Fargo film
    Freeman: I didn't watch Fargo film Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Martin Freeman has revealed he stayed away from watching the Fargo film, once he signed on for the TV version. More »

  • Steve Jones presents morning show
    Steve Jones presents morning show Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Steve Jones has signed up to front a Saturday morning TV show with Lisa Snowdon. More »

  • BP Portrait Award Reveals 2014 Finalists
    BP Portrait Award Reveals 2014 Finalists Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Three artists have been shortlisted for this year's prestigious BP Portrait Award at London's National Portrait Gallery. The National Portrait Gallery's director Sandy Nairne, said the standard of the entries proved it was an "outstanding year of contemporary portrait painting". The three finalists in the competition have been named as Thomas Ganter, David Kassam and Richard Twose.   The subject of Thomas Ganter's Man With a Plaid Blanket is a homeless man named Karel, who Ganter met outside a museum in Germany. More »

  • Noise 'puts MPs off contributing'
    Noise 'puts MPs off contributing' Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    MPs are put off contributing in the House of Commons by the "histrionics and cacophony of noise" during Prime Minister's Questions, according to John Bercow. More »

  • Loach and Leigh vie for Palme d'Or
    Loach and Leigh vie for Palme d'Or Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Veteran directors Ken Loach and Mike Leigh will go head to head for one of cinema's most coveted prizes a t this year's Cannes Film Festival. More »

  • Joly takes Trigger Happy TV to US
    Joly takes Trigger Happy TV to US Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Dom Joly is giving US fame another stab, as he revealed plans for a new American version of Trigger Happy TV. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later. More »

  • Gervais reveals Brent Glasto fear
    Gervais reveals Brent Glasto fear Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Ricky Gervais has said he is wary of playing Glastonbury Festival because the scale of the event would be out of keeping with his wannabe pop star character David Brent More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Monday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Monday Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later. More »

  • Thornton: Fargo hair was 'mistake'
    Thornton: Fargo hair was 'mistake' Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Billy Bob Thornton has revealed that his hairstyle in Fargo happened by accident. More »

  • Melinda tells of love on ski show
    Melinda tells of love on ski show Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Melinda Messenger said everything fell "into place" when she met her new boyfriend Warren Smith while filming celebrity winter sports show The Jump. More »

  • Dr Harper didn't predict TV career
    Dr Harper didn't predict TV career Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Embarrassing Bodies' Dr Dawn Harper has revealed she initially turned down the chance to be on the show. More »

  • Harman: Long hours cause harassment
    Harman: Long hours cause harassment Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Too many powerful men working late into the night has led to a culture of sexual harassment in Parliament, according to Labour's deputy leader. More »

  • "Palace of Sexminster" Lifts Lid on Westminster Sleaze
    "Palace of Sexminster" Lifts Lid on Westminster Sleaze Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    The day after MP Nigel Evans was cleared of a string of alleged sex offences, new headlines about the Palace of Westminster and its culture have been lurid. And the blunt truth, as anyone who has ever worked in the Palace of Westminster knows, even if they don't want to admit it, is that such behaviour does indeed go on in the bars and offices around the place. More »

  • UK Parliament Faces New Sex Scandal as 'Third of Workers Harassed'
    UK Parliament Faces New Sex Scandal as 'Third of Workers Harassed' Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    The UK parliament faces a new sex scandal as a shock report revealed that a third of staff at Westminster has been sexually harassed at work According to research from Channel 4 News and Firecrest Films, who questioned 70 people from all political parties, more than two in ten (21%) said they had witnessed some else being sexually harassed or that a friend had confided in them. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Friday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Friday Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Here’s who’ll be on the Late Late tonight – and the other shows on your Twitter timeline. More »

  • Bafta fellowship for Julie Walters
    Bafta fellowship for Julie Walters Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Actress Julie Walters will be honoured with a Bafta fellowship at the organisation's TV awards next month. More »