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Chris Evans launches new Virgin Radio breakfast show

[ad_1] Image copyright Virgin Chris Evans has launched his brand new breakfast show on Virgin Radio.It's his first since he exited BBC Radio 2 before Christmas after nine years of fronting the breakfast show there.His new show, which will run weekdays from 06:30-10:00, is unusual for a commercial radio station in that it will not feature adverts.Instead, the show will be sponsored by Sky, with Evans promoting their programmes during
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Richard Bacon: Why Rachael Bland podcast award matters

[ad_1] Image copyright PA BBC Radio 5 Live has launched a search for new podcasting talent through an award in memory of their colleague Rachael Bland, who died aged 40 in September 2018. Bland was a familiar voice on Radio 5 Live as a newsreader and presenter, and won praise for co-hosting You, Me and the Big C, a podcast about cancer.She was diagnosed with breast cancer almost two years
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Tony Mendez, the real CIA spy behind Argo dies aged 78

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tony Mendez was a specialist in disguises and forgeries at the CIA A former CIA agent who inspired the Oscar-winning film Argo has died aged 78.The literary agent for Tony Mendez said in a tweet that he passed away on Saturday and had suffered from Parkinson's Disease.At the CIA, Mr Mendez specialised in disguises, forgery and rescue operations.He is best known for smuggling
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Maggie Rogers went viral. Now she’s out to prove herself

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Maggie Rogers: "I finally feel like I'm finding my footing." Maggie Rogers' story reads like a fairytale.Two-and-a-half years ago, she was a student at NYU's Institute of Recorded Music when Pharrell Williams dropped in to hear her class's work.As the superstar listened to Rogers' nimble electro-folk song Alaska, his face went from studied concentration, to astonishment and finally adoration. Turning to the singer
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Men’s Fashion Week: Jeenu Mahadevan calls out colourism

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeenu Mahadevan modelling for Givenchy as part of Paris Fashion Week London, Paris, Milan, New York... it has been a frantic January for model Jeenu Mahadevan, as he flies around the world for Men's Fashion Week."There's no such thing as downtime in Fashion Week, it's just chaos for three weeks straight," he tells the BBC.Since the 20-year old made his international debut in
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Windsor Davies: It Ain’t Half Hot Mum actor dies aged 88

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWindsor Davies will be remembered for his role as Battery Sergeant Major "Shut Up" Williams in It Ain't Half Hot Mum Actor and star of It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Windsor Davies, has died.Davies, 88, who was best known as the sergeant major in the TV series, died on Thursday, his family said. Born in Canning Town, London, he returned to
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What makes a dystopian novel?

[ad_1] There's a new book out called The Wall by John Lanchester, a dystopian novel set in the near-ish future.But what makes a dystopian novel? And why are we so fascinated with them?The BBC's Arts editor Will Gompertz explains. Produced by Emily Wolstencroft and Claudia RedmondWill Gompertz reviews John Lanchester's dystopian novel The Wall [ad_2] Source link
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R Kelly and Sony-owned RCA record label end ties – US media

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption R Kelly has not commented on the reported split US singer R Kelly and the Sony-owned RCA record label have ended their working relationship, US media report.Variety website quoted a source as saying no official announcement of the decision was planned.The reported split follows decades of sexual abuse allegations brought against the 52-year-old Grammy-winning artist, all of which he denies.The allegations were the
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Meet the Avenue Q puppet coach Nigel Plaskitt

[ad_1] Avenue Q puppet coach Nigel Plaskitt is training young actors to bring puppets to life.He has over 40 years experience in the business, having worked with Jim Henson Productions on Muppet movies, Labyrinth, Spitting Image and even helped Monkey make a cup of tea in the PG Tips adverts.Now he is giving the next generation of puppeteers some top tips.BBC News went to meet him, actress Cecily Redman and