Ken Barlow"s son handed top job with a mystic leader: Actor moves to New York to take role with controversial sect

Ken Barlow's son handed top job with mystic leader: Actor moves to New York to take role with controversial sect | UPDATED: 22:34 GMT, 11 December 2012 They'd certainly have some down to earth comments about it on Coronation Street.

JK Rowling: BBC snaps up her new book The Casual Vacancy for TV series

BBC snaps up JK's new book: Casual Vacancy set to become multi-million pound series broadcast in 2014 BBC1 will adapt The Casual Vacancy into a TV seriesExpected to be broadcast in 2014The book was released only in SeptemberIt has already sold more than one million copies | UPDATED: 01:23 GMT, 4 December 2012 Her children’s novels were cinematic blockbusters but JK Rowling has decided her first book for adults will be made in to a TV series.

BBC turns its back on talent and fame as it launches search for Britain"s Brightest

BBC turns its back on talent and fame shows as it launches search for Britain's Brightest Clare Balding will host the new show that will test contestants' intelligenceShow will take prime-time Saturday night slot over from The Voice | UPDATED: 10:30 GMT, 1 December 2012 Forget old-hat singing competitions or watching celebrities fine tune their Waltz, the BBC is launching a new entertainment show to find Britain's Brightest brain. The new show will next year take the prime-time Saturday night slot currently occupied by the much criticised singing contest The Voice. It is hoped Britain's Brightest will help promote intelligence rather than beauty or fame.