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"Mr DeMille, I'm ready for my close up…now give me something to say." Speaking roles for women in Hollywood blockbusters have fallen to their lowest level in five years, a new report has found.
Ghostly testimony from a world away
And if you have it, you're likely to achieve more in life
The Lord Of The Rings trilogy has joined the likes of Lawrence Of Arabia and Gone With The Wind in a list of the 10 greatest movie epics.
BBC Four has announced it will introduce two new foreign crime series this year, adding to its reputation for international drama.
'Life is unfailingly interesting'
TV pick of the week: Broadchurch
The Church has opened its doors to gay - but celibate - bishops
Paul Sirret has a long creative association with the Theatre Royal Stratford East where his works include the Olivier-nominated Ska musical The Big Life. This, though, is his first ever pantomime, a tricky mixed form that can defeat even the most seasoned scribe, and he rises to the challenge with a show that's a lovely, warm and very funny blend of traditional elements and quirky original twists.
1901 The year that Queen Victoria died – signalling the end of her eponymous era. This Christmas, however, the festive spirit of the Victorian period lives on at Saltwell Park in Gateshead, which has been transformed by the after-dark arts experience, Enchanted Parks. Visitors can see illuminated installations such as "Glimpses of Victoriana", costumed characters and trees that respond when given a hug. Evenings 5-9 December. Tickets £6. Newcastlegateshead.com
Simon Usborne explores Aspen old and new with the resort’s king of the mountains
George Hurrell gave the Golden Age of Hollywood its glossy sheen and soft-focus seductiveness. He was the foremost publicity stills photographer of the day - a man responsible for creating icons.
Fiona Mountford on the man who's transformed the fortunes of Chichester Festival Theatre
It's the human factor in Homeland that makes it thrilling
And the winner is... nobody. The publishing industry's annual search for its latest Great American Novel ended with a resounding thud after it emerged there will be no Pulitzer Prize for fiction for the first time in 35 years.