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Meet the godfathers of the Christmas carol

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Choristers at King's College, Cambridge, rehearse their Christmas service Everyone knows Silent Night, but contemporary carols are still being written. We meet two of the UK's most popular composers, John Rutter and Bob Chilcott."One of the nice things about Christmas music is that you get 11 months off from it."So says "Mr Christmas" himself - better known as John Rutter, a choral tour
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EastEnders: Aerial pictures of new set under construction

[ad_1] Pictures from a helicopter show builders working on the new set for EastEnders at the BBC's Elstree studios in Hertfordshire, as filming takes place at the existing set nearby.The BBC has been criticised for failing to deliver value for money on the project to build an HD-ready Albert Square.The National Audit Office says it is likely to cost £27m more than expected and finish two and a half years
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Aquaman: Jason Momoa performs haka at premiere

[ad_1] Stars of the Aquaman film have performed the haka, the Maori war dance, during its premiere in Hollywood.The unusual red - (or blue in this instance!) - carpet antics also featured Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa's two children.He plays Aquaman alongside co-stars including Nicole Kidman and Willem Dafoe.Actress Amber Heard who plays the character Mera - Aquaman's love interest - also told reporters a powerful message about being
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Roald Dahl’s war medals finally arrive, 73 years on

[ad_1] Image caption Dahl was injured when his plane crashed in North Africa in 1940 Before writing classic children's books like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda, Roald Dahl was an RAF fighter pilot during World War Two.But he never picked up the medals he earned for his service.Now, 73 years after the war ended, the four medals have finally been sent to his family by the Ministry of
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Blurred Lines: Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay $5m in final verdict

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Blurred Lines made more than $15m for Pharrell Williams (left) and Robin Thicke The long-running copyright case over hit song Blurred Lines has finally ended, with Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams told to pay $5m (£4m).The ruling concludes a legal battle that began in 2013, when Marvin Gaye's family claimed Blurred Lines copied Gaye's 1977 hit Got to Give It Up.Gaye's family initially
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Roma: Director Alfonso Cuaron on his new film

[ad_1] Spanish-language black-and-white film, Roma, is emerging as a strong contender in pre-Oscar contests picking up numerous awards and nominations.Written and directed by Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron, who also made Gravity, the film is a family drama inspired by Cuaron’s own childhood.BBC Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.Talking Movies is broadcast on BBC World News [ad_2] Source link
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David Dimbleby’s 25 years on Question Time

[ad_1] Image caption David Dimbleby has spent a quarter-century presenting the show After 25 years, David Dimbleby's tenure on BBC One's Question Time is coming to an end.The presenter is stepping down from the flagship political debate show, with Fiona Bruce poised to replace him. "It has been exhilarating following the twists and turns of British politics," he has said.Twists and turns is putting it mildly. His time on the
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EastEnders set revamp goes £27m over budget

[ad_1] Image caption The Queen Vic pub is the centrepiece of the EastEnders set The BBC project to replace and expand the external set of EastEnders will now cost £27m more than originally planned.The original 2015 forecast for the E20 scheme was £59.7m, but the revised budget is now £86.7m. A National Audit Office (NAO) report concluded that "the BBC will not be able to deliver value for money... in
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Screen Actors Guild Awards: Two nominations for Emily Blunt

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Blunt has been recognised for two very different roles Emily Blunt is up for two prizes at next month's Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, the nominations for which have just been announced.The British star is up for the guild's best film actress prize for Mary Poppins Returns, which is having its European premiere later in London.She is also up for a supporting actor
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Sarah Gordy MBE: Actor in honorary degree first

[ad_1] Image copyright University of Nottingham Image caption Call the Midwife actress Sarah Gordy urged graduates to believe in themselves as she received her honorary degree An actor and campaigner has become the first person with Down's syndrome to receive an honorary degree from a UK university.Sarah Gordy, 40, who has starred in Call the Midwife, was honoured by the University of Nottingham on Wednesday.In her acceptance address, she said