Comedian Lenny Henry and former Everything But The Girl singer Tracey Thorn are among those chosen to guest edit BBC Radio 4's Today programme over the festive period.
The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is unveiled online and in US cinemas
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio is to be recreated at the New York Botanical Garden next year.
Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke wins an exhibition boxing match in Moscow after returning to the ring for the first time in 20 years.
A rare book of Shakespeare plays found in a French town was "left behind" when a school now based in Lancashire was expelled from the area, it claims.
Peter Kay is bringing back his hit TV show Phoenix Nights for two live shows in aid of Comic Relief.
Proposed plans to cut the number of foreign films shown in Russian cinemas by 50% are shelved by Russia's parliament.
Frank Yablans, who ran Hollywood's Paramount film studio in the 1970s, dies at the age of 79.
Best-selling novelist PD James, who created crime-fighting sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, dies at the age of 94.
Shock Treatment, the sequel to cult hit Rocky Horror Picture Show, is to be adapted for the stage in London.
A 10-hour production of Tolstoy's epic novel War and Peace, featuring John Hurt, will dominate BBC Radio 4's output on New Year's Day.
The BBC says it has saved more than £1bn a year through cost-cutting measures, but warns further cuts will affect the quality of programmes.
A Banksy mural that was removed from a Kent wall is flown to the US to be sold at an art fair in Miami.
Sia 'saddened' at being criticised for not attending the Aria Awards in Sydney and offers fans a chance to win one of her awards
The British Library has acquired a collection of more than 100 letters written by playwright Harold Pinter as a young man.
Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry wins an outstanding achievement award at the Specsavers National Book Awards
Irish author Colin Barrett wins the Guardian First Book Award for his debut collection of short stories, Young Skins.
Showbusiness satire Birdman leads the flock at this year's Spirit Awards after being nominated for six prizes, including best film.
Big budget productions including the latest Star Wars and Avengers films have helped profits higher at Pinewood Shepperton.
Universal Pictures take on a movie based on the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs following Sony Pictures' departure from the project.
New acts George The poet, James Bay and Years and Years are being tipped for success in 2015 after being shortlisted for the Brits Critics' Choice Award.
More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996.
The band become the only group to have four consecutive number one albums
Pop band Take That sign a deal to stream their new album on Google, blocking out Spotify until the new year.
EastEnders actress Linda Henry, who plays Shirley Carter in the soap, is to stand trial accused of racially aggravated harassment.
Former Scottish football broadcaster Arthur Montford, best known for STV's Scotsport programme, has died aged 85.
Oscar winning actresses Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are to star in a TV series written by Ally McBeal writer David E Kelley.
An investigation into the rape trial of an Aussie rules footballer has been awarded Britain's leading sports book prize.
When a sand dune in Tunisia threatened to swallow up Mos Espa - the childhood home of Darth Vader - Star Wars fans teamed up with tourist chiefs to take action.
As part of the Rory Peck Awards, the 2014 special Sony Impact Prize went to Ben Steele for his documentary which investigates the Russian vigilantes intimidating the country's gay community.