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Pets - Wild at Heart, TV review: Not quite Planet Earth but plenty of fun facts from David Tennant

This was natural history film-making for the I Can Has Cheezburger? generation

Sister act: Emma Pierson, Jessica Hynes, Judy Parfitt and Rebecca Front in ‘Up the Women’

Up The Women, TV review: The Suffragettes were history's winners - and that doesn't make for great comedy

This week, a mere 105 years since the setting of Jessica Hynes' women's Suffragette sitcom Up the Women, which returned for a second series last night, a popular family newspaper realised that it might be a tad demeaning to feature topless women where the news should be. Forty four years of Page 3, and the enduring social dominance of the white male notwithstanding, the Suffragettes were history's winners.

Mark Rylance stars as Thomas Cromwell in BBC2’s ‘Wolf Hall’

Wolf Hall review: An imperious Mark Rylance revels in darkness in Hilary Mantel adaptation

It will struggle to match Julian Fellowes’ blockbuster for impact but six hours of Rylance ought to secure a devoted following

A history of violence: ‘Angry, White and Proud’ looked at the rise of far-right groups

Angry, White and Proud, Channel 4 - review: An expose of hooliganism masquerading as an ideological battle

 Both sides here are just angry men wearing different clothes

The best hair pomade: Start the new year with a new 'do

We're two weeks into the new year and it is time for a new start. You can keep your gym routine, though, and your snooze-inducing dry January, the new thing I am talking about is on top of your head.

Fight club: the Siege of Marlborough in the English Civil War was relived in ‘Weekend Warriors’

Weekend Warriors, TV review: A cheap way to make a battle documentary - turn up, press the sepia button, retreat to pub

Last night's television brought the past to life. We'll come back to The Restoration Man in a minute, but first an hour of silliness on on UKTV's history channel Yesterday in the form of Weekend Warriors.

The Restoration Man, TV review: A wrecked Grade II-listed cottage is transformed into a cosy (and expensive) family home

George Clarke, with his lovely Wearside lilt, was back for a new series of watching people turn follies into cosy family homes. Or just expensive follies.

Giles Clark, the star of Tigers About the House: What Happened Next

Tigers About the House: What Happened Next, BBC2, TV review: Not quite the new Steve Irwin

Tigers Spot and Spike are incredible creatures to watch

The Unluckiest People of the Year 2014 (and one very unlucky giraffe)

For our second annual Unluckiest People of the Year special, we praise the 13 unlucky subjects whose 2014s put the annus in horribilis
Didn’t he do well? Bruce Forsyth presenting ‘The Generation Game’

The Fight for Saturday Night, TV review: Top marks for Michael Grade's illuminating look at television's golden age

It's been a while since we looked back at the world of Seventies and Eighties light entertainment. One forgets why. Anyway, to remedy that, last night BBC4 devoted 90 minutes to the battle for Saturday night TV ratings since the birth of ITV. So far, so esoteric (this is BBC4, after all).

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project