If you're going to lay it on thick, a centenary Remembrance Day is not a bad time to do so. Replete with moving letters from the trenches, gut-wrenching stories of bereaved families, and a sentimental orchestral score, Teenage Tommies (BBC2) retold the stories of five adolescents sent over the top during the Great War.
Is the film too slavish to its subject? Probably. Is Midler worth it? Quite possibly
Royal College of Art students have revolutionised graphic design. As a half century retrospective opens, they tell Joseph Charlton about creating works that captured the zeitgeist - and haggling with Mick Jagger
One wonders what Farage's view of a 'quality' Britain would look like
German football reflects German business. Both value stability, demonstrable competency and obedience to a set of tried and tested rules
Surprise, surprise. Boris Johnson has gone and caused a signature ruckus: this time saying we should celebrate, not condemn, the UK’s batch of gazillionaires. And he doesn’t stop there – saying the papers should abandon their annual rich lists and replace them with a catalogue of the country’s top 100 “Tax Heroes”, with automatic knighthoods handed out to the top 10 earners-come-tax contributors.
“Education, education, education” wasn’t just the crappest tricolon ever
Plus, is it just me or is John Williams' 'Stoner' not the party it was cracked up to be?
English players, English tactics, English glory?
Pariah state calls Swiss blocking of imports 'an intolerable mockery’
Secretary of State says al-Qa’ida terrorists can ‘run but they can’t hide’ as Libya questions US abduction of Anas al-Liby
Man sentenced to life for stabbing two Northern Irish women to death while they were on holiday
Iranian President says he wishes to finalise a resolution on Tehran’s nuclear programme within ‘months not years’
Cairo court orders overthrown Islamist group to be shut down
Storm changes course, avoiding Hong Kong but wreaking havoc in China’s Guangdong province
International panel fear sceptics will pounce on data that suggests global warming has decreased since 1998, despite rising greenhouse gas emissions