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How the late John Cunliffe created Postman Pat

Author offered harmonious vision of British countryside based on the rolling hills and winding brooks around Kendal

Game of Thrones author George RR Martin releases new excerpt from...

Prequel a history of House Targaryen as written by Westeros scholar Archmaester Gyldayn

The Greatest Showman on Broadway: Everything we know about the new...

Word-of-mouth fan favourite to make theatrical bow

Mister Rogers: How the beloved American broadcaster saved children's TV from...

Softly-spoken presenter brought wholesome values and hard truths to young audience for 33 years

Cary Joji Fukunaga: Who is the new James Bond director and...

Mastermind behind True Detective and Beasts of No Nation represents bold choice to succeed Danny Boyle at the helm of long-running spy franchise

Pussy Riot: Who is Pyotr Verzilov and how is he involved...

Feminist guerrilla art group known for daring demonstrations against Kremlin oppression

Captain Marvel: Who is the new MCU heroine and can she...

Brie Larson promises to revitalise long-running franchise with one of comic canon's most conflicted and interesting characters

Frasier at 25: The psychiatry sitcom's greatest guest stars

Seattle comedy attracted some extraordinary talent in supporting roles, often as callers to Dr Crane's radio show

The Teacher's Pet to Serial: Eight of the best true crime...

Widely popular form often raises profile of abandoned cases, despite occasionally being criticised for insensitivity and amateurism

Taxi at 40: The blue-collar sitcom that launched careers of Danny...

Classic comedy about New York cabbies dreaming of better things influenced classics that followed, from 'Cheers' to 'Seinfeld'

Joanna Baillie: Who was the Scottish poet and playwright descended from...

Dramatist behind ambitious Plays on the Passions sequence, admired by Wordsworth, Byron and Scott, celebrated on 256th anniversary

Burt Reynolds: Hollywood star's 10 best loved films, from Smokey and...

Late actor a specialist in breezy Southern humour and wild car chases

Press: 10 TV shows about journalism, from Sharp Objects to Brass...

New BBC newspaper drama only the latest to tackle the Fourth Estate

Guinness World Records: How the Irish brewer became an authority on...

Shooting party dispute in 1951 gave rise to bestselling annual account of amazing achievements

Last Night of the Proms: What will be performed at this...

Long-running popular recital divides opinion among music lovers

Famous celebrity TV walkouts, from Kim Woodburn to Preston, Robert Downey...

Loose Women feud belongs alongside Harry Redknapp's 'wheeler dealer' fury and The Bee Gees leaving Clive Anderson speechless

Jack Ryan: Why is Tom Clancy's CIA operative such an enduring...

John Krasinski follows in the footsteps of Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine to star as hard-worn CIA operative

Michael Jackson at 60: The King of Pop's 10 best tracks,...

Legendary performer, who died in 2009, left behind arguably the greatest artistic legacy in pop

Why is Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan such an enduring character?

John Krasinski follows in the footsteps of Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine starring as pulp novelist's hard-worn CIA operative

True Detective season 3: Release date, cast, plot – everything we...

Star Mahershala Ali posts Instagram shot confirming filming in Arkansas has wrapped on highly-anticipated third instalment of hit crime drama

Hollywood Walk of Fame: The LA attraction honouring America's most famous...

Names of celebrated movie, television and stage actors and singers line Tinseltown street in one of city's biggest tourist attractions

Andy Warhol at 90: The artist who foresaw 21st century media...

'In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes'

National Curriculum at 30: Seven books our English teachers tortured us...

From An Inspector Calls to The Return of the Native, the set texts you longed to see burn

Emily Bronte at 200: How Kate Bush brought the author's Gothic...

Pop star inspired by 1967 BBC adaptation of Victorian novel and discovery she shared a birthday with mysterious writer

Dad's Army at 50: Beloved Home Guard sitcom about waiting for...

BBC's classic Second World War comedy centred around pompous Captain Mainwaring's attempts to instil strict discipline into ageing band of brothers

The Beano at 80: A guide to the comic's most enduring...

Magazine home to Roger the Dodger, Minnie the Minx and their mischievous contemporaries for decades

Ingmar Bergman at 100: The master filmmaker who changed cinema remains...

Revered Swedish director brought new levels of psychological realism to film but his work was too often lazily dismissed as depressing and overloaded with...

Mission: Impossible – Fallout: Why Tom Cruise's commitment to daredevil stunts...

Star's obsessive, fearless dedication to feats of bravery sees him risk life and limb beyond all reason to glorious effect

Saving Private Ryan at 20: When Steven Spielberg set the gold...

Instant classic starring Tom Hanks and Matt Damon continues to inspire action filmmakers attempting to faithfully recreate theatre of combat

Shark Week: Has the Discovery Channel's sea creature celebration descended into...

Themed programming intended to promote conservation and highlight plight of species routinely accused of serving up spurious entertainment content instead

Comic-Con 2018: How the San Diego pop culture festival became a...

Fans of science fiction, horror, anime and superheroes gather in southern California every summer for weekend-long cosplay and collectibles extravaganza

Why did Rage Against The Machine stage a naked protest 25...

Rap-metal band bared all to protest conservative censorship forces at 1993's Lollapolooza Festival in Philadelphia

'Die Hard' turns 30: How a pulp novelist fell asleep at...

Amazingly, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' also played a part in shaping this archetypal blockbuster, which made international stars of Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman

Karl Marx at 200: Ten left-wing writers who followed in the...

As the revered political thinker marks his bicentenary, we look back at a selection of authors who addressed socialist causes and ideas in their...
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