BBC Entertainment & Arts News
Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:51:58 GMT)
Italian police recover from the Naples mafia two important Van Gogh paintings stolen in a 2002 raid on an Amsterdam museum.
Desmond Carrington leaves BBC Radio 2 (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:00:06 GMT)
Veteran broadcaster Desmond Carrington announces he is leaving BBC Radio 2, bringing a 70-year broadcasting career to a close.
Daisy Ridley and Dame Judi Dench on board for Murder on the Orient Express (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:27:37 GMT)
Dame Judi Dench and Daisy Ridley form part of Sir Kenneth Branagh's cast in his new film of Murder on the Orient Express.
Ann Emery, star of Rentaghost and Billy Elliot, dies at 86 (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:05:04 GMT)
Ann Emery, the veteran actress who played Ethel Meaker in children's show Rentaghost, dies at the age of 86.
James Arthur: X Factor star tops chart with comeback single (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:42:45 GMT)
Former X Factor winner James Arthur is back at the top of the UK singles chart, almost four years since his last number one.
Jenny Hval: Norwegian artist says periods should be celebrated (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:48:57 GMT)
Norwegian musician Jenny Hval receives praise after releasing her sixth album, Blood Bitch, which features a song celebrating menstruation.
Daniel Craig 'still first choice for Bond role' (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:50:58 GMT)
The makers of the James Bond films want Daniel Craig to remain as 007, according to one of their executive producers.
BBC Sooty row over 'sexing up' revealed (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:09:33 GMT)
Introducing a female puppet to Sooty's TV show in the 1960s was so controversial that the BBC director general had to step in, a documentary reveals.
Ofcom: TV viewers 'less tolerant' of discrimination (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:26:00 GMT)
Television viewers and radio listeners have become less tolerant of racist or discriminatory words, Ofcom research finds.
James Purnell becomes BBC radio chief (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:10:34 GMT)
James Purnell, the BBC's director of strategy, has been promoted to a new role giving him authority over the corporation's radio output.
Rufus Sewell leads cast of Art at Old Vic (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:53:11 GMT)
Actor Rufus Sewell is to follow his role in ITV's royal drama Victoria by starring in the Old Vic's revival of Art.
Amanda Knox Netflix documentary gets mixed reviews (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:48:35 GMT)
A new Netflix documentary which explores the Meredith Kercher murder case receives mixed reviews from critics.
Robbie Williams: 'My family keeps me on the rails' (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:05:12 GMT)
Pop star Robbie Williams says he is no longer likely to "fall off the rails", having found contentment with his wife, Ayda Field, and two children.
Fashion show through a Hololens (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:25:41 GMT)
A designer has used London Fashion Week to show off her collection using VR technology.
Caroline Aherne’s brother: ‘I thought she would survive’ (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:55:18 GMT)
Caroline Aherne’s brother has told BBC Radio 5 live’s Emma Barnett that he thought his sister would survive cancer.
Daniel Craig 'first choice' for next James Bond (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:43:19 GMT)
Next James Bond film is Daniel Craig's if he wants it, says executive producer
Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick have lent their voices to new animation Trolls (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:35:52 GMT)
Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick have joined their troll selves on a rainbow carpet, at a London Eye launch of their new movie.
Exclusive Lady Detective short story (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:00:29 GMT)
To mark 50 years of Botswana's independence, Alexander McCall Smith writes an exclusive short story featuring his lady detectives.
Seamus Heaney: New centre to honour his life and works (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:56:25 GMT)
A new centre dedicated to the late Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney is to be opened in his home town of Bellaghy in Northern Ireland.
Niall Horan releases debut solo single (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:51:08 GMT)
One Direction star Niall Horan surprises fans by releasing a solo record, called This Town.
Lady Gaga to headline Super Bowl half time show (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:32:15 GMT)
The Grammy award winning singer will play the halftime show in Houston.
Louis Theroux (Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:05:54 GMT)
Sixteen years after making a documentary with Jimmy Savile, Louis Theroux revisits his encounter.
'Opinionated loudmouth' (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:06:07 GMT)
Electronic producer Moby has returned with a new project and pseudo-political manifesto Moby and the Pacific Void Choir
Portrait of the artist (Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:57:47 GMT)
Stanley Spencer's daughters share their memories of the artist, who died 57 years ago, ahead of the publication of his correspondence.
Artful dodgers (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:59:26 GMT)
It is unlikely that the mafia crime network acquired Van Gogh's sombre landscapes for the mastery of their brushstrokes, writes James Reynolds in Rome.
Back in the country (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:36:45 GMT)
The Shires made history when they became the first British country band to score a top 10 album - but can they repeat that success on the other side of the Atlantic with their new record, My Universe?
Big screen Barack (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:35:11 GMT)
As Barack Obama's time at the White House draws to an end, film-makers are turning their attention to his early life.
Summer with Blossoms (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:44:17 GMT)
But in a video documenting what they call a "life-changing" summer, the band's told Newsbeat this is "just the start".
Rulebook wrecker (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:47:17 GMT)
The Blavatnik School of Government has been shortlisted for Riba's prestigious Stirling Prize, 2016.
Bowing out (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:34:45 GMT)
Carlos Acosta talks about why the classical ballet world needs to find new Romeos as he dances out with dignity.