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BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Plagues, zombies and vampires: How Hollywood handles deadly viruses

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 23:40:11 GMT

As online audiences flock to movies like Contagion, we explore how viruses are depicted on film.


Obituary: Honor Blackman

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 16:43:45 GMT

Consummate actress and original all-action girl who became both a role model and a pin-up for a generation.


Coronavirus: Closed visitor gardens create virtual tours

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 00:12:32 GMT

People who are at home can still get a glimpse of garden attractions even though they are closed.


Poetry power: BBC correspondents read their favourites

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 06:06:32 GMT

Listen to some BBC correspondents sharing the poems that have helped them through difficult times.


Tim Burgess on the power of listening to music ‘together, apart’

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:20:20 GMT

How online listening parties at home, with The Charlatans singer, became the new going out.


The Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News to go into liquidation

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:35:07 GMT

The Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News say they cannot survive the impact of the coronavirus epidemic.


Disney Plus racks up 50m subscribers in five months

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 01:32:29 GMT

Disney's new video streaming service almost doubles its subscription base during coronavirus lockdowns.


Killing Eve: Third season divides critics

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:33:53 GMT

Reviewers are in two minds about the third season of the BBC's darkly comic thriller.


ITV drama Quiz explores Millionaire cough scandal

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 00:46:44 GMT

A three-part series tells the story of the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? coughing scandal.


Coronavirus: How Russia's ballet wasn't shut down despite lockdown

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 23:08:26 GMT

The spread of coronavirus has shut down entertainment venues but for these dancers the show goes on.


Coronavirus career pivots: 'I now work in a supermarket'

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:02:09 GMT

An actress and a commercial sales leader talk about making the switch to working in a supermarket.


Jay Blades: From repairing lives to hosting TV hit The Repair Shop

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:31:23 GMT

Jay Blades, host of BBC One's surprise hit The Repair Shop, never aimed for a career on screen.


‘Baking and The Sims’ help Little Mix in lockdown

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:51:06 GMT

Jade and Leigh-Anne from Little Mix discuss beating boredom while staying at home.


Bafta Games Awards: How to host a ceremony in lockdown

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:33:21 GMT

The Bafta Games Awards will be the first major awards to take place during social distancing rules.


Paul Lambert: Ex-BBC producer who was 'fixture of politics' dies

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 01:06:02 GMT

Leading journalists remember Paul Lambert - known as "Gobby" - as a central character at Westminster.


What was the best year for music?

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 23:07:18 GMT

Was 1984 more influential than 1982? Streaming statistics from the BPI suggest it might have been.


John Prine: Bruce Springsteen leads tributes to late singer

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:46:26 GMT

The Grammy-winning country-folk singer died aged 73, due to coronavirus complications.


How Matt Lucas' Baked Potato Song will help feed NHS workers

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 07:25:17 GMT

The Little Britain star is releasing his Baked Potato Song to raise funds for the FeedNHS campaign.


Coronavirus: How news is made while there are restrictions

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:01:24 GMT

The pandemic has led to new challenges for broadcasting and newsgathering. Amol Rajan looks at some of the changes.