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Pet Shop Boys premiere at BBC Proms

Pet Shop Boys duo Neil Tennant (l) and Chris Lowe

An orchestral work by the Pet Shop Boys about the life of wartime codebreaker Alan Turing is to have its world premiere at this year's BBC Proms.

  • 24 April 2014

Third Hobbit film title changed

Director Peter Jackson reveals he has changed the title of the final film in his Hobbit trilogy from There and Back Again to The Battle of the Five Armies.

  • 24 April 2014

Jamaica Inn ends as 2,200 complain

Complaints about sound problems on BBC costume drama Jamaica Inn jump to almost 2,200 as the final instalment is screened.

  • 24 April 2014

London Grammar vie for top Novello

London Grammar, John Newman and Palma Violets are in the running for this year's prestigious Ivor Novello songwriting award.

  • 24 April 2014

Corrie star denies drink-driving

Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox, who plays Rita Tanner in the ITV soap opera, denies a drinking and driving charge in court.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: England

Chatterley gets Mercurio treatment

Jed Mercurio, the writer behind the cult TV drama Line of Duty, is adapting Lady Chatterley's Lover for BBC One.

  • 24 April 2014

Guns N' Roses promise album 'soon'

Members of the rock band say fans will not have to wait for 14 years for another new studio album.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Music

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

US actress Jodie Foster marries her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, the actress's representative confirms.

  • 24 April 2014

Tarantino Gawker case dismissed

A judge dismisses Quentin Tarantino's attempt to sue gossip website Gawker for $1m for helping to leak his The Hateful Eight screenplay.

  • 24 April 2014

Lupita Nyong'o named most beautiful

Kenyan Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o, 31, is named the world's most beautiful person for 2014 by the US People magazine.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Africa

Rowling's Vacancy to be mini-series

JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy is to be made into a three-hour mini-series by the BBC, in collaboration with HBO.

  • 24 April 2014

Rhys Jones withdraws from uni role

Griff Rhys Jones withdraws from becoming Cardiff University's chancellor just two weeks after an embarrassing debacle in which his appointment was delayed at the last minute.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: South East Wales

Our Experts

Maria Miller and the arts: The verdict

Maria Miller is "immensely proud" of her work as culture secretary, but what do the arts community and media commentators make of her legacy, and what comes next?

9 April 2014

Will Gompertz

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