Actors had 'a lot to talk about'
Arthur Conan Doyle
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Sunday 12 January 2014
A dizzying trip round Baker Street’s patriotic front
Thursday 09 January 2014
The nation's favourite detective should be back in our living rooms again soon
American directors win right to write new Sherlock Holmes stories without paying a fee to the Conan Doyle's Estate
Friday 27 December 2013
A legal ruling has given film-makers and authors the right to create their own Sherlock Holmes stories in the US without having to pay a licence fee.
Monday 09 December 2013
Spoiler alert: Longer BBC trailer premieres on TV with more exclusive clips online
Tuesday 03 December 2013
London is under threat from a huge terrorist attack in the first episode
Sunday 24 November 2013
Who could resist an invitation to interview a massive icon? A really great novelist, say, or a former US president? Hence the impressive cast of interviewers Dan Crowe has managed to line up to contribute to this collection: Joyce Carol Oates, David Mitchell, Ian Rankin and more. There’s a catch, however – the subjects of the interviews are all long dead (some, like Monsieur de Saint-George, have been dead for more than two centuries) – so each interviewer must supply both sides of the conversation.
Tuesday 05 November 2013
Critics express surprise that shortlist failed to include examples from the work of the popular Scandinavian novelists such as Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo
Sunday 29 September 2013
There is little drama in people living happily ever after - and Bridget’s appeal has always been her haplessness rather than happiness
Saturday 14 September 2013
1. The State Hermitage in St Petersburg.
Monday 19 August 2013
The King's Head Theatre has a storied history in terms of the productions, and the actors and directors involved. Watch the videos below to see some of the recent productions at the venue.
Sunday 11 August 2013
Thursday 01 August 2013
Sherlock Holmes would have unravelled the case in a heartbeat. Yet so far there is no explanation as to why the estate of the fictional detective’s creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has failed to fight a lawsuit in the US that could leave it out of pocket.
Tuesday 12 February 2013
Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman could still be playing the successful sleuths in 20 years if the show's co-creator Mark Gatiss gets his way.
Friday 21 December 2012
“This is not like one of those Pirandello plays,” mutters Javier Marzan at the end of the first half, shortly after his fellow performers have stormed from the auditorium, “no-one is acting here.”
Friday 23 November 2012
Spoiler alert: this column not only discloses crucial details about the denouement of Ian Rankin's latest novel. It identifies the murderer in Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap - now celebrating its 60th birthday on the West End stage. So, if you genuinely care enough, au revoir and hasta la vista.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
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- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Jeremy Hunt: 'I took my children to A&E because I didn't want to wait for GP appointment'
- 4 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 5 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football