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“Send us your ideas”: Zai Bennett, director of programmes for Sky Entertainment UK & Ireland, is looking to commission dramas, comedies and documentaries for Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts and Sky 1. Photograph: Peter Houlihan

Sky has money to spend making television – but not just any television. “It’s a really stupid and straightforward thing to say, but we work in pay t(...)

The Bank of England: its announcement that interest rates would remain unchanged caused the FTSE 100  to fall back from a fresh 11-month high during the session to finish 15.9 points down at 6,654.47. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

European shares slipped from a three-week high yesterday after the Bank of England surprised investors by keeping interest rates on hold. The pan-Eu(...)

Arguably celebrity endorsements for remaining in the EU fell on deaf ears in the way celebrity endorsements for shampoo don’t.

Hey Britain, what happened? You are meant to love a celebrity endorsement. You can’t get enough of Clooney’s coffee or Helen Mirren’s face cream. You(...)

Mark Rylance with his award for Best Actor at the Baftas in London. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

BBC Two’s period drama Wolf Hall was one of the big winners at this year’s British Academy Television Awards. The popular series, directed by Peter(...)

A file photo of a child in the Jungle refugee camp in Calais, France. Hundreds of migrants and refugees based at the camp have been ordered to leave next week or face eviction, local aid workers said. Photograph: PA

Hundreds of migrants and refugees based at the Jungle camp in Calais have been ordered to leave next week or face eviction, local aid workers said. S(...)

Actors Carrie Fisher and Domhnall Gleeson pose after presenting the award for Best film not in the English language at the BAFTA awards at the Royal Opera House in London on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

The Bafta Awards have thrown up some real gems this year with hilarious and moving acceptance speeches, as well as witty quips from awards show host S(...)

Idris Elba holds his two Screen Actors Guild awards  in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV,” Idris Elba joked on stage after winning twice at Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, where minority (...)

Actor Charlotte Rampling has said  the Oscar nominations row is ‘racist to white people’. File photograph: Axel Schmidt/AP Photo

Actor Charlotte Rampling has said the controversy over there being no black actors on the Oscars acting shortlists is unfair to the white actors who (...)

Spike Lee, in a post on Instagram, said he “cannot support” the “lily white” Academy Awards this year. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Oscars’ second straight year of all-white acting nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinke(...)

Donald Clarke predicts that Saoirse Ronan will receive an Oscars nomination for her role in Brooklyn. Photograph: Getty

For the last three months we have been predicting an unprecedentedly strong Irish performance at awards season. Last Sunday, at the Golden Globes, (...)

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