American historian urges a rethink on David Starkey and Hilary Mantel portrayals
The Great British Sewing Bee, BBC2
What has happened at Portsmouth must become the model for club ownership – supporters rule
This play by the 23 year old Alfred Jarry caused a sensation when it was premiered in Paris in 1896. A somewhat hysterical W B Yeats subsequently asked “what more is possible? After us, the Savage God”.
US industrialist Maurice Taylor sparks storm by insulting staff, refuses to save ailing tyre factory
Pianist Lucy Parham is practiced at presenting composers’ lives in words and music with the aid of actors, and Debussy is her latest. Not such an easy nut to crack as Schumann – no equivalent of the Robert-and-Clara household diaries – but as a letter-writer Debussy held forth with an engaging blend of pride and prejudice, hedonism and misanthropy.
Our writer, who graduated from Oxford two years ago, says the degree of ignorance and nonsense around Oxbridge is now harming those we ought to help
The editor-in-chief of the New York Post, Col Allan, can no longer invoke so-called "editorial privilege" to avoid revealing details of conversations between himself and the newspaper's owner, Rupert Murdoch, after it published a cartoon in early 2009 that appeared to liken President Barack Obama to a chimpanzee, a New York judge has ruled.
Just plane crazy
Despot comedy is no laughing matter
Dubious casting does not guarantee laughter in Shakespeare’s farce of mistaken identities
Musee d'Orsay, Paris
DJ Taylor says the conflict will live in our memories despite the loss of its last veteran
Danish police shot and wounded a Somali man with al-Qa'ida links when he tried to break into the home of a cartoonist whose 2005 caricatures of Prophet Mohammad sparked global Muslim outrage.