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Film score composer Philip Sheppard, and psychologist Dr Averil Leimon, discuss how do tearjerkers such as Les Miserables provoke such em...
Oscar-nominated Les Miserables has joined the pantheon of movies that make people cry. But what things make people blub in the cinema? (S...
On screen, as on stage, "Les Misérables" makes you feel good by making you feel bad-never has more suffering been offered up as entertain...
It is the final day of campaigning before
voting begins on Sunday in Italy's general election. The BBC's correspondent
Chris Morris reports from Sicily, one of the regions that could hold the
balance of power.
To many in the outside world, Silvio Berlusconi is the clown prince of politics - better known for his bunga-bunga parties, outrageous co...
transcripts and annexes of the Pollard review at the BBC are expected to be
published today. Dame Elizabeth Forgan, former managing director of BBC network
radio, and Sir Gerry Robinson, businessman and former non-executive chairman of
Allied Domecq, give analysis on communications between senior BBC figures.
Thousands of pages of transcripts from an inquiry into Newsnight's decision to drop its investigation into abuse by Jimmy Savile are set ...
A new book published this week argues that guerrilla warfare is far from
a modern development - and is in fact the oldest form of conflict. Max Boot,
author of Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare, and Sherard
Cowper-coles, former British Ambassador to Afghanistan, discuss how armies are
dealing with guerrilla tactics.
Three men who planned to become suicide bombers and aspired to eclipse
the 7 July and 9/11 atrocities have been found guilty of terrorism charges. The
BBC's Midlands correspondent Phil Mackie reports and Jahan Mahmood, who works
with young Muslim men in Birmingham on anti-radicalisation projects, and
assistant chief constable Marcus Beale examine how the authorities are dealing
with the terror threat in Birmingham.
Speaking to Today presenter John Humphrys Jahan Mahmood, who works with young Muslim men in Birmingham on anti-radicalisation projects, a...
Three Birmingham men convicted of planning a campaign of terrorist attacks in the UK "wanted it to be their 9/11", according to police.
Known in luvvie circles as The Glums, Les Misérables has been seen by so many people since its 1985 London premiere it's a marvel there's...
Police kept the organs and limbs of 89 dead children or teenagers,
sometimes without telling their families for years, the BBC has discovered.
Hannah Cheevers, whose baby's brain was retained by Dorset police for over ten
years, outlines her experiences.
The organs and limbs of 89 children and teenagers were among hundreds of body parts kept by police forces in England, Wales and Northern ...
In a survey the charity Book Trust has found
that only one father in eight reads to their children. Matt Haig, children's author and writer in residence
at the Book Trust, and Viv Bird, chief executive of the charity, discuss
whether fathers have time to read to their children.
It doens't matter
who reads to a child as long as someone in the family reads to them regularly.
The pair spent joined a reading group in Greenwich as charity Booktrust described the findings on dad readers as a "major concern"
John and Evan take a look at today's newspaper headlines.
Many of Friday's papers focus on the three would-be suicide bombers who have been convicted of terrorism charges. According to the Guardi...
Local journalists and human
rights activists in South Sudan are being arbitrarily arrested, beaten or
killed, and foreign aid workers threatened, censored and spied on. Mike Thomson filed a report from South Sudan's capital, Juba, and sent us some photos:
Reports say that local journalists and human rights activists in South Sudan are being arbitrarily arrested, beaten or killed, and foreig...