TED: Julie Taymor: Spider-Man, The Lion King and life on the creative edge - Julie Taymor (2011)
31 Jul 2013 5:07:26
Showing spectacular clips from productions such as Frida, The Tempest and The Lion King, director Julie Taymor describes a life spent immersed in theater and the movies. Filmed right as controversy over her Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark was at its peak, she candidly describes the tensions inherent within her creative process, as she strives both to capture the essence of a story--and produce images and experiences unlike anything else.
Facebook share price at float level
31 Jul 2013 4:49:43
Facebook's share price rises above its $38 flotation level for the first time since the shares began trading last year.
AUDIO: 'Why I lied about whiplash twice'
31 Jul 2013 4:47:12
A man from Doncaster admits on BBC Radio 5 live to lying about having whiplash in order to claim insurance money.
New Siemens boss 'to return order'
31 Jul 2013 4:44:26
The new boss of the German engineering firm Siemens says his priority is to stabilise the company after its former chief executive was dumped this week.
Taylor Wimpey in record home orders
31 Jul 2013 2:58:46
Orders for housebuilder Taylor Wimpey homes reach record levels supported by the government's Help to Buy scheme.
US economic growth beats forecasts
31 Jul 2013 2:52:04
The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 1.7% in the second quarter of the year, more than expected, official figures show.
How the US economy is being recalculated
31 Jul 2013 2:50:31
How the US economy is being recalculated for the 21st Century
VIDEO: 'I'm pleased with the numbers'
31 Jul 2013 2:28:08
The world's biggest distiller of Scotch whisky, Diageo, has reported an 8% rise in annual profits driven partly by US spirits sales. New Chief Executive Ivan Menezes said he was excited about emerging markets.
Samsung denies phone test trick
31 Jul 2013 2:19:32
Samsung issues a strong denial that it designed the chip in some versions of its Galaxy S4 handset to produce misleading graphics benchmark scores.
Manx stamps mark birth of royal baby
31 Jul 2013 1:43:41
A set of stamps congratulating the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son is released by the Isle of Man post office.
Eurozone unemployment in slight fall
31 Jul 2013 1:39:07
The number of people unemployed in the eurozone fell for the first time in more than two years in June, but the jobless rate stayed at a record 12.1%.
VIDEO: Google Chromecast takes on TV
31 Jul 2013 1:35:38
Google's latest attempt to put internet content on our TVs
VIDEO: Peston learns quantum physics
31 Jul 2013 1:31:52
The BBC's Robert Peston gets a lesson in quantum physics
Moneysupermarket share price falls
31 Jul 2013 1:24:18
Shares in Flintshire-based price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com drop by 15% despite a sharp rise in half-year profits.
Zynga sues Bang With Friends sex app
31 Jul 2013 1:13:10
The makers of a "casual sex matchmaking app" called Bang With Friends are facing legal action over its name from games studio Zynga.
Peugeot says Europe sales to fall 5%
31 Jul 2013 1:05:25
Peugeot-Citroen makes progress with its European restructuring as it predicts further falls in demand on the continent.
VIDEO: Hollywood special effect on US GDP
31 Jul 2013 0:45:19
Historic changes are being made to the way US growth is measured, to include output from film and television. Michelle Fleury reports on the US economy's "Hollywood ending".
Nintendo's Wii U sales disappoint
31 Jul 2013 0:42:40
Sales of the latest Nintendo games console, the Wii U, slowed in the three months to June, but the weaker yen helped the firm back to profit.
AUDIO: CBI: More sandwich courses needed
31 Jul 2013 0:19:45
The CBI wants to see more courses that enable students to earn while they learn.
Rihanna wins Topshop court case
31 Jul 2013 0:17:55
Pop star Rihanna wins a legal battle with Topshop over a T-shirt bearing her image.
Tesco wins in 'chicken korma' war
31 Jul 2013 0:15:40
Tesco wins a battle with arch-rival Sainsbury's, over the validity of its "Price Promise" campaign, after a ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority.
The quiet death of the alcopop
31 Jul 2013 0:08:29
Whatever happened to the alcopops of the mid-1990s?
Bank of England aided Nazi gold sale
31 Jul 2013 9:56:26
The Bank of England helped in the sale of gold stolen by Nazis after the 1939 invasion of Czechoslovakia, new documents show,
Artificial human ear grown in lab
31 Jul 2013 9:48:58
Plastic surgeons in the US say they have moved a step closer to being able to grow a complete human ear from a patient's cells.
AUDIO: 'Centrica can't subsidise bills'
31 Jul 2013 9:39:35
Energy expert Cornelia Meyer discusses British Gas owner Centrica's reported rise in half-year profits