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Pensioners ape 'Rocky', 'Titanic', 'Bond' and more

Hit me with your rhythm shtick: How did Ian Dury become one of the most fascinating rock stars of the 1970s?

As a new film reminds us, he was a polio survivor from the suburbs and not much of a musician.

All her material possessions: Sally Ann Lasson gets a tour of supermodel Marie Helvin's wardrobe

Marie Helvin says she has been on a diet all her life but judging from a close look at her, it's surely been worth it. Still fabulous at 57, Helvin is in the process of decluttering her life, and to that end is auctioning off many of her clothes and dresses, including the Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche wedding outfit from her 1975 marriage to David Bailey. A photograph included in the lot shows the couple with their witnesses: Tina and Michael Chow, Michael Roberts and Cathy Damon, another supermodel of the day. A little piece of fashion history with an estimated value of £300 -500.

Dress code: Kelly Rowland

Selling Hepburn: Audrey's clothes up for sale

An important collection from the wardrobe of one of Hollywood's most striking style icons is coming up for auction. Rachel Shields enjoys a preview

Dress code: Jane Seymour, Actress

What are you wearing right now?

White jeans by CC, a ‘peace’ graphic T-shirt and a ‘peace, love and an open heart’ necklace. I’m feeling very peaceful today!

Berg Lulu, Royal Opera House, London

It’s taken the best part of a century to achieve the transition of Frank Wedekind’s Lulu from femme fatale to victim.

Observations: Proud family reveal iconic encounters with the stars

Shortly after the Hollywood photographer Sam Shaw died in 1999, his three children Larry, Edie and Meta founded the Shaw Family Archives in New York. It is full of thousands of his images dating back to the 1940s and including some never before seen shots of Audrey Hepburn. The family – including granddaughter, Melissa, who now runs the archive – has decided to release a clutch of Hepburn photographs in celebration of what would have been her 80th birthday, on 4 May. They will be exhibited at London's Proud Central, along with some of Shaw's much-loved Marilyn Monroe shots.

Sir Bernard Ashley: Forcible businessman and husband of Laura Ashley who oversaw her textile empire

Sir Bernard Ashley was the husband and business partner of the fashion and design legend Laura Ashley, who lent her name to the still-famous range of clothes, furniture and furnishings. In terms of a brand, Laura and Sir Bernard were a dream team: she the sensitive, creative designer who changed the look of millions of women and millions of homes; he the driven entrepreneur, ever intent on aggressive expansion of the business.

Romance scene: 'Roman Holiday'

A fairy-tale romance exulting in the joy and anarchy of love

Priceless (12A)

This comedy about a pair of grabby opportunists on the French Riviera feels so grotesquely misjudged that I watched it in a stupor of embarrassment. Audrey Tautou plays a gamine gold-digger who makes an untypical error when she mistakes a waiter (Gad Elmaleh) for a wealthy playboy. On discovery, she dumps him. Miffed, he sets himself up as a gigolo in amorous rivalry.

Mel Ferrer: Dashing actor-director disgruntled to become known as 'Mr Hepburn'

Tall and dashing, the actor-director Mel Ferrer was once described as having "the elegantly removed air of a Renaissance nobleman". The air of detachment may have contributed to his failure to become a major star, though in the Fifties he played several leading roles with flair and charisma.

Lights, cameras, fashion: Designers reveal their cinematic inspiration

When glamorous star meets beautiful clothing, something magical happens. On the eve of the second Fashion in Film Festival, Rhiannon Harries asks four designers where they find cinematic inspiration

An Enemy of the People, Arcola Theatre, London

A rare glimpse of Ibsen at his best

Sophie Heawood: Hilda Ogden: an Audrey Hepburn for the Noughties

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Corus investors say Tata bid is too low

Shareholders in Corus, including its largest investor, Standard Life, have accused the company's management of selling out too cheaply after it agreed a £4.3bn takeover by its smaller Indian rival Tata Steel.

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