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.
Final Top Gear reviewTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 2 James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
- 3 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 4 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 5 Baby rescued 1km out to sea after parents forgot about her
Bad luck, One Direction: Paul McCartney doubts success of The Beatles will ever be matched again
This is surely the best way to watch Jaws
The Crystal Maze: Richard O’Brien confirmed to return as more details revealed about show's rebooted format
James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
Guillaume Tell's gang-rape scene caused uproar at the Royal Opera House – but the portrayal of extreme sex and violence on stage is nothing new
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture