The BBC is to screen its first ever Israeli drama, it announced today.
The corporation said it had bought the crime series, Hostages from production company Armoza Formats.
The series, made up of 10 60-minute episode was previously shown on Israel’s Channel 10 and tells the story of a surgeon who is ordered to sabotage a routine operation on his country's leader .
Amy Winehouse’s devotion to her ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, has been revealed in previously unseen love letters that are being put up for auction.
In one, a Valentine’s Card sent to Fielder-Civil while he was in prison after a conviction for assault, the singer writes he is “an ache in my guts. I belong to you. I always have”.
Music mogul Colin Lester has been given an honorary doctorate from Southampton Solent University for his services to the British music industry and to the city of Southampton.
Mr Lester , from Stanmore, has been a visiting fellow at the university for the last five years, and was presented with his award at a ceremony held at the Southampton Guildhall .
It is not every day you get to reminisce with a football legend, but Jewish brothers Ben and Gabe Turner have been able to do exactly that — only not with just one legend, but with six.
“So,” drawled Alan Yentob, “a roomful of Jews, is it?”
He was right — nearly 300 film and theatre fans gathered on Monday night to see Mr Yentob, the BBC’s creative director, in conversation with the Hollywood star Kevin Spacey.
Legendary Israeli singer Arik Einstein died late last night at the age of 74, after suffering the haemorrhage of a major artery.
He had been rushed to the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv earlier in the evening, but died on the operating table.