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David Abraham has been at the helm of Channel 4 since 2010

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Peter Kassig (with his father, Ed) set up a charity responding to medical emergencies

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The man who inspired Band Aid has mutated into a grumpy old nostalgist desperate for a platform for his prejudices

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How John Grant emerged from the booze and cocaine to find happiness (in Iceland...)

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Kathy Lette: The bestselling Australian novelist on republicanism, women's humour and her interviewer's love life

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Taylor Swift has spent years in the spotlight

Taylor Swift: The scourge of Spotify

The mega-selling star has emerged as the unlikely leader of the campaign to make pop music pay once more

Anne Rice: The Interview with the Vampire novelist on her daughter's death, living through her own funeral and the dangers of Oxford

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Paul Kaye & Bertie Carvel: "We'd listen to a record over and over again like kids, squatting on the floor in our pants, eating meatballs"

The two actors met while working on Midsomer Murders and will appear together in the BBC's 'Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell' in 2015

Comedy genius, rule-breaker, studio mogul: will we ever see a British Lucille Ball?

Lucille Ball is the inspiration for a new generation of female comedians and Nick Hornby's latest novel, as Viv Groskop explains
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Jack Ma: The man who took on eBay and won

The floating of his online marketplace Alibaba has made him China’s richest man and a global player

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