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Much to love in this witty production
The next few weeks don't have to be all about panto: from theatre and dance, to opera and comedy, Alice Jones picks the events to light up the season
Unwrap the drinks, guns and cuddly toy for a perfect farce
Regional accents can be the victims – and victors – of fashion too, discovers Ian Burrell
There was a curious mix of something old, something new, something borrowed (such as BBC stars Catherine Tate, Rob Brydon, James Corden and Ruth Jones) and plenty of blue for this mammoth charity gig housed by a venue that was once itself a standing joke when it was the Millennium Dome.
A look at the light side of suicide
Time Lord's a-leaping
Nick Clegg in panto, Boris in the Queen Vic, and now Prezza at Nessa's wedding...
Mathew Horne would like to get one thing straight. "Gavin's much nicer than I am. I'm nothing, nothing like him. I'm not from his world. I don't have a family like that. I don't have a job like that. I don't dress like him. I don't talk like him. I don't have friends like him. I'm nothing like him." Phew. Got that? The actor best known as the romantic hero at the heart of the Bafta-winning sitcom Gavin & Stacey is nothing like his most famous creation.
David Tennant has just four more episodes of the BBC1 sci-fi drama to film, and rumours are rife over who will take over. Rob Sharp rounds up the main contenders
Women can be funny too
She was a 'tacky rep actress' touring with Harold Pinter as he wrote 'The Birthday Party'. So why has Sheila Hancock waited 50 years to star in his masterpiece?
I took Keeley Hawes to bed the other day and, without wishing to be ungallant, the experience didn't entirely live up to my expectations. Her husband, Matthew Macfadyen, has no need to worry about this confession, incidentally, because Ms Hawes wasn't even with me in spirit. She was present in pixels only – in her role as DI Alex Drake in Ashes to Ashes. Having missed episode one of the new series, I thought I ought to catch up with it, but I was feeling a little under the weather at the time, so I took my laptop to bed and used the wireless connection to get through to the BBC's iPlayer website, which lets you catch up with the last seven days of broadcasts.