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Opera audience boos nude rape scene

The opening night of William Tell at the Royal Opera House is marked by boos over a nude rape scene.

John Noakes missing from home

Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes, who has Alzheimer's disease, is reported missing from his home in Majorca.

BBC Three online move approved

Plans to close BBC Three as a broadcast channel and move it online in January 2016 are approved by the BBC Trust

Miles Jupp to host The News Quiz

Former Rev and Balamory star Miles Jupp is to take over from Sandi Toksvig as the new host of BBC Radio 4's comedy show The News Quiz.

NBC fires Trump over Mexico comments

US TV network NBC cuts ties with Donald Trump over "recent derogatory statements" made by the veteran businessman about Mexican immigrants.

Washington Post encrypts the news

The Washington Post begins encrypting parts of its website to make it harder for governments and hackers to monitor the articles people are reading.

DJ returns to air after gender change

A DJ who underwent gender reassignment is returning to mainstream radio after a year-long break.

Foo Fighters' US tour to go ahead

The band's US tour is going ahead despite frontman Dave Grohl breaking his right leg in Sweden earlier this month.

Top Gear farewell divides critics

Reviews for Jeremy Clarkson's final episode of Top Gear are divided over whether the programme was at its best or past its prime.

Eurosport wins Olympic TV rights

The European television rights for the Olympic Games are awarded to Eurosport and its parent channel in a 1.3bn euros deal.

Joni Mitchell 'able to speak well'

Joni Mitchell did have an aneurysm in March but is able to speak, a friend who acts as her conservator reveals.

Walliams on 'damsel in distress' role

Little Britain star David Walliams says his new role as one half of a husband and wife detective duo is "the damsel in distress" of the Agatha Christie-inspired partnership.

Boyle receives honorary doctorate

Scottish singer Susan Boyle receives honorary doctorate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Hawking to lecture on black holes

Prof Stephen Hawking is to present this year's BBC Reith Lecture, with a talk on black holes.

VIDEO: Susan Boyle's delight at her degree

Singer Susan Boyle says she is "on top of the world" to receive an honorary doctorate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

VIDEO: Movie charts lives of 'Wolfpack' brothers

The story of six brothers trapped in a tiny New York apartment by their father has been made into a documentary after a chance encounter with a film director.

VIDEO: Albarn: Alice haunted me as a child

Damon Albarn has co-written a musical version of Alice in Wonderland, which takes a trip down a modern-day rabbit hole.

VIDEO: Rarely seen Hepburn photos on show

A new Audrey Hepburn exhibition in London contains photos from the personal collection of her two sons.

VIDEO: The ashram where Beatles meditated

An abandoned ashram in the Indian town of Rishikesh has become a must-see stop for Beatles fans.

VIDEO: The US love of bespoke British suits

The US is biggest market for custom British suits - and a new exhibition at the British Embassy in the United States features some of their most famous customers.

VIDEO: Giving The Who a classical twist

The Who's classic album Quadrophenia is being reinvented by an orchestra and a choir.

VIDEO: Louisiana's Creole cowboys

Horses and music - celebrating the zydeco tradition in America's Deep South

Apple aims for bigger bite of music market

Apple's new streaming service threatens to undermine Spotify in the continuing battle to get fans to pay for music.

What to call a play with a sweary title?

The National Theatre play whose title is too rude to print

Glastonbury: Living in festival city

Got the glitterball? What fans take to Glastonbury

What's the secret of writing great song lyrics?

What all great song lyrics have in common

Why is 2015 such a blockbuster year for film?

Why are this year's films smashing box-office records?

Hustlers Convention: A lost classic

A lost classic of rap features in new documentary

In Pictures: Glastonbury Festival 2015

Glastonbury festival goers enjoy the sunshine before the music begins

Radio drama to focus on Archers fire

One of the most dramatic plotlines in The Archers - the death of Grace Archer in a fire - is to be the subject of a special BBC radio drama. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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