Matilda Battersby

Matilda Battersby is Digital Arts Editor for The Independent. She writes arts breaking news, features, music and theatre reviews and lifestyle pieces.

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Unity with her father, Stanley Spencer (c.1933)

Stanley Spencer's daughter, Unity, on life amid the most bizarre domestic soap opera in British art history

Unity has written a jaw-dropping book about her life - repressive families, depression, conmen lovers and all

The show suffers from its own appeal, being so good as to create an appetite in its viewers that is difficult to sate in a ten episode series

Game of Thrones, season 5 episode 1 - TV review: Blood and gore aplenty - but where is the meat?

**Warning review contains spoilers** ‘The Wars to Come’ is an unsatisfying taste of future Thrones goodness

Bard act to follow: Shakespeare

Fake Shakespeare play Double Falsehood 'is genuine' after all

New claims that work discovered 300 years ago was actually written by the Bard

Jimmy Fallon may have got more than he bargained for from Madonna

Madge proves herself Queen of Parody singing ‘B**** I'm Madonna’ on Jimmy Fallon

Bling, hip thrusts...Madonna wasn't taking herself too seriously while performing her new single (we think)

Bob Odenkirk in Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul, season one finale review: 'B' is for 'better' than Breaking Bad

*WARNING this review contains spoilers* We're gunning for clean cut Jimmy to become the bent attorney we know and love

Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner), Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson)

Poldark gets second series as BBC confirms Aidan Turner to return as Cornish hero Ross

Ross and Demelza will continue to cheer up our Sunday nights

Twin Peaks cast make suitably quirky appeal to David Lynch to return

The iconic director claims he hasn't been offered enough money to direct the third series

16 - Arrested development

Game of Thrones’ covert Monty Python references: What's the Low Valyrian for 'I fart in your general direction'?

Only the most devoted Thronehead would find these hidden quotes

Chipo Chung as Mary Magdalene in A.D

A.D's Mary Magdalene, Chipo Chung: Jesus was really advanced in his views on women

You’re about to see her everywhere as Jesus’ only female disciple and as Trish Stoddart in Fortitude. The actress talks to Matilda Battersby about A.D and the lack of opportunities for non-white actors on British TV

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Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before