Arts news round-up
26 August 2014
TRIBUTES PAID TO FILM DIRECTOR RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH
The Oscar-winning actor and director died on Sunday at the age of 90.
EMMY AWARDS: SHERLOCK AND BREAKING BAD WIN BIG
BBC One drama Sherlock has won a hat-trick of awards at the US Primetime Emmys in Los Angeles.
SIMON COWELL HAS REVEALED WHY HE SACKED CHERYL COLE
Simon Cowell has revealed why he sacked Cheryl Cole, now known as Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, from the US version of the X Factor.
CRITICS HAIL PETER CAPALDI'S DOCTOR WHO DEBUT
Critics have hailed Peter Capaldi's feature-length debut as the 12th Doctor, as the eighth series of Doctor Who premiered on BBC One on Saturday.
HIPPODROME CITY COUNCIL PURCHASE MOVE REJECTED
Campaigners want the authority to use compulsory purchase powers so the 100-year-old Hippodrome, which was damaged by fire in 2011, can be saved
JOHN KEARNS WINS FOSTER'S EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD
A comedian who was named best newcomer at last year's Edinburgh Fringe has scooped the Foster's Comedy award for best show at this year's festival.
FRANKIE BOYLE TELLS BBC TO SACK 'CULTURAL TUMOUR' JEREMY CLARKSON
Comic launches vitriolic attack on Top Gear host at Edinburgh television festival
UTV MEDIA PROFITS RISE BY 62%
TalkSport owner’s pre-tax profits increase to £10m thanks to World Cup advertising and improving economy
BBC TRUST ROLE SHOULD NOT BECOME ‘POLITICAL FOOTBALL’, SAYS TORY MP
Conor Burns also says home affairs select committee’s decision to question Tony Hall over Cliff Richard raid is ‘premature’
WHY YOU SHOULD WORRY ABOUT THE POLITICS OF ARTS FUNDING
Rubasingham created a controversy by cancelling the Jewish Film Festival (UKJFF) it hosts every year in light of the current situation between Israel and Gaza and the festival’s sponsorship by the Israeli Embassy
FRANK MCGUINNESS TO PEN BBC DRAMA ABOUT 2005 LONDON BOMBINGS
Called A Song for Jenny, it stars Emily Watson and explores a woman’s response to her daughter’s murder in the July 7 bombings in London.
ITC CHIEF EXEC WARNS OF ‘DANGEROUS’ WEALTH GAP BETWEEN ARTS ORGANISATIONS
Independent Theatre Council chief executive Charlotte Jones has warned about the growing wealth gap between large and small arts organisations.