Harry Rabinowitz, composer and conductor, dies at 100

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rabinowitz, pictured in 1953, started out conducting the BBC radio orchestra Harry Rabinowitz, the composer and conductor whose many credits include Chariots of Fire and Reilly: Ace of Spies, has died at the age of 100. Born in Johannesburg in 1916, he came to England in 1946 to study at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He made regular appearances on TV and

Game of Thrones stars receive big pay rises for eighth series of HBO show

The main stars of Game of Thrones are getting big pay rises. Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will all earn more than $500,000 (£338,000) per episode from season seven. Deals signed in 2014 take them up until the end of the current series. But the Hollywood Reporter says an option in those contracts allowed them to be extended, with a salary increase, to seasons

JRR Tolkien’s annotated Middle-earth map on show at Bodleian

Image copyright The Tolkien Estate Limited Image caption A map of Middle-earth annotated by JRR Tolkien is on show at the Bodleian A map of the fictional Middle-earth annotated by Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien has gone on display. The map, which was recently bought by Oxford’s Bodleian Library, was previously owned by illustrator Pauline Baynes, who produced the first illustrative map for Tolkien’s trilogy. It was unseen

Should catch-up figures be as important as overnight ratings?

Image caption Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans drove from London to Blackpool in the first episode of this series Chris Evans has said newspaper reporting of TV ratings is stuck in the past, and that viewers watching on catch-up services should be counted. Is it time the media rethinks how much importance it places on overnight figures? When the latest series of Top Gear finally launched after months of build-up,

Robbie Williams ‘may return’ for Take That anniversary

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Williams (second from left) rejoined Take That in 2010 for the band’s Progress album and tour Robbie Williams may rejoin Take That for a 25th anniversary album and tour, the band’s members have revealed. “We’ve been talking to Robbie about it,” Howard Donald told The Sun. “It might be that if we do a 25th anniversary album, that we do some co-writing or some

Uma Thurman ‘breaks bones’ in horse accident

Image copyright AP Image caption Uma Thurman is best known for starring in the films Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and Dangerous Liaisons Actress Uma Thurman has been injured in a riding accident while holidaying on the Caribbean island of St Barts. According to her representative, the Kill Bill star “was training on a young thoroughbred who got spooked. She was thrown and broke a few bones”. Thurman’s publicist confirmed the