The Barometer: Andrew Lincoln; Doves; The Boat That Rocked; Top of the Pops
Friday 03 April 2009
The This Life star gets rave reviews for his performance in Jez Butterworth's play Parlour Song at the Almeida Theatre.
New single "Kingdom of Rust" is another slice of brooding cinematic indie rock from the Manchester band.
The finest television show ever made is on terrestrial television screens now (BBC2).
...and what's not
The Boat That Rocked
Its cast couldn't be more star-studded, but Richard Curtis's film about a pirate radio station is a disaster.
Peter, Bjorn and John
We might give up hoping for another song as brilliant as "Young Folks", from the Swedish trio.
Top of the Pops
Sadly unlikely to return to our screens for another series.
Is the comedy album making a comeback?comedy
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 Richard Dawkins says 'date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse' on Twitter
- 5 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
'Phallic symbols' found hidden in famous Pre-Raphaelite painting 'Isabella' by John Everett Millais
Top Gear Burma episode breached Ofcom rules over Jeremy Clarkson's racial slur
Freddie Prinze Jr on 24: 'Kiefer Sutherland was the most unprofessional dude in the world – I hated every moment of it'
How did our legends really begin?
Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine pay tribute to Jon 'Fat' Beast, dead at 51
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
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