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.
Glastonbury Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will perform with Paul Weller as their warm-up act
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Morgan Freeman on the riot-focused coverage of the Baltimore protests: 'F**k the media'
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 3 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to replace Jeremy Clarkson and co
- 4 Frankie Boyle on Scottish independence: 'In the Interests of Unity, F**k Off'
- 5 Length of pregnancy can vary by up to five weeks, scientists discover
Penny Dreadful, series 2 episode 1, review: It is still gloriously silly
Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to replace Jeremy Clarkson and co
Eurovision 2015: What date and time is the song contest and who are the favourites to win?
Game of Thrones, season 5 episode 4, review: Sansa in danger of becoming another footnote in Westeros' bloody history
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show