'We chatted while my daughter licked the pavement'

There She Goes, a BBC Four comedy series about raising a learning-disabled child, has just ended. In this week’s Ouch podcast, the man who wrote it, Shaun Pye, meets journalist William Kremer, who wrote about his own learning-disabled daughter for the BBC. Shaun describes some of the real life events …

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Elvis Presley gets US Presidential Medal of Freedom

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The rock ‘n’ roll star is one of seven to be awarded the prestigious honour Singing legend Elvis Presley was among the seven recipients at US President Donald Trump’s first Medal of Freedom ceremony since taking office. The award is the highest honour a …

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Christmas adverts: Do people care about what they see?

Billions of pounds will be spent on Christmas adverts in the UK in 2018 as companies vie to reach people through broadcast, print and digital media. But are they connecting with the audience? And do people actually want to see commercial messaging? Produced by Claudia Redmond, Alex Dackevych and Rob …

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Golden Horse Awards: The Oscars of Asia

Image copyright Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival The Oscar statuette is Hollywood’s biggest trophy. In the world of Chinese cinema, its equivalent is a galloping Golden Horse. Come Saturday, actors, directors and cinematographers will descend upon Taiwan’s capital to attend the annual Golden Horse Awards. This year marks its 55th …

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Franzen's rules for writing mocked on Twitter

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Author Jonathan Franzen has set out 10 rules for novelists For a man who has no time for social media, author Jonathan Franzen has sent the Twittersphere into a frenzy with his ten commandments for novelists. A number of writers have commented online in …

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Tom Hardy made a CBE by Prince Charles

Image copyright PA Image caption Hardy became an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust in 2010 Film star Tom Hardy has been made a CBE for services to drama by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. The Mad Max and Venom actor is a friend of Princes William and Harry and was …

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EastEnders goes Disney for Children in Need

Image copyright PA Image caption The cast of EastEnders put on a special performance with an Aladdin theme Albert Square has had a Disney makeover for this year’s Children in Need. The EastEnders cast have brushed up on their singing skills to perform a medley of Disney songs on the …

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