When the producer David Dortort created Bonanza, he bucked the trend of casting established actors as the programme's stars, gave it a family feel and ended up with television's second-longest-running Western, behind Gunsmoke – as well as one of the first series to be filmed and broadcast in colour.
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Pernell Roberts, who has died aged 81, will be remembered best for playing Adam, the oldest of the three Cartwright sons on the long-running television Western, Bonanza.
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Britain's best mixed martial artist has taken a heavy blow in a sport redefining the fight game. Guy Adams reports from Las Vegas
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As the elated cast and financial backers of Slumdog Millionaire woke up to savour their triumph yesterday, they could begin the sobering task of calculating just who will pocket the hundreds of millions of dollars the movie is racking up at box offices around the world.
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In a two-part special, Mark Hix turns his attention to the Italian staple.This week: classic trattoria treats. Photographs by Jason Lowe
Midem used to be a bit of a jolly for the music business, especially for staff at the major labels. Networking, wheeling and dealing at Cannes, on the French Riviera, in January? What’s not to like?
Our five-bedroom house in Camden, north London, was built in 1851 and we moved in around 10 years ago; our daughter was conceived two weeks after we settled in. I like the living-room because it's very high, light and peaceful, especially after being stuck on the Tube. It has some of my favourite art in it, including something by Hughie O'Donoghue, bought from Purdy Hicks on Hoxton Street - although I normally hate it when people are obsessed with buying named pieces when it's not from the heart.