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All boys together: Ian Mucklejohn with sons (L to R) Lars, Ian and Piers

Good things come in threes

Ian Mucklejohn is the single father of triplets born to a surrogate. He tells Nick Duerden why he's glad he's going it alone

Killed off: Sofie Grabol has played Detective Inspector Lund for the three series of the Danish drama

End of the trail for Sarah Lund and The Killing

After just three series, the cult Danish drama is quitting while it's ahead

Exhibition: Chance to relive some of your favourite children's illustrations

The old favourites that are now a big draw

EastEnder is crowned Queen of the Jungle

After three long, trial-filled weeks, Charlie Brooks wins I'm a Celebrity

Rosie by Simon Bremner

Face time: Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize gives exquisite collection of images a new lease of life

The portraits were entered for one of the world’s most illustrious photographic competitions

Eno says: 'People dismiss ambient music as easy listening, as if it should be hard to listen to. That's a very 20th-century, art-world idea, that art has to be somehow disruptive'

Brian Eno: 'It's simply not my temperament to look back'

In a rare interview, Brian Eno tells Nick Duerden why it pays to be precise, and why that long-awaited Roxy Music reunion tour is never going to happen.

Harry Shearer is an American actor, humorist, writer, voice artist, musician, author, radio host and filmmaker

Harry Shearer: 'Stand-up is not my medium: I don't like entertaining drunks'

The star tells Nick Duerden how 'The Simpsons' changed his life − but not quite enough

Eno says: 'People dismiss ambient music as easy listening, as if it should be hard to listen to. That's a very 20th-century, art-world idea, that art has to be somehow disruptive'

Brian Eno: 'It's simply not my temperament to look back'

In a rare interview, Brian Eno tells Nick Duerden why it pays to be precise, and why that long-awaited Roxy Music reunion tour is never going to happen.

Sitting pretty: 'The moment I'm fed up, I'll stop,' says Al Murray, here in his west London local

Al Murray: 'Comedy's my living... how did that happen?'

We're all doomed, says the surprisingly well-spoken comedian, who's just as livid as his Pub Landlord alter ego about our 'preposterous' politicians. Nick Duerden meets Al Murray

Lucy Davis: 'I'm learning how to live my life with kindness and grace'

I've lived in Los Angeles for eight years Who'd have thought it? But I love it. You can be anyone you want in LA: the person who goes out drinking until four o'clock in the morning; the one that goes trekking in the hills; the beach bum. People think it's a very shallow place, but there is actually so much more to it than that. You just have to find it.

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