If there was a "miaow!" button on my keyboard, I'd have worn it out on Sky Living's new modelling talent show. With Naomi Campbell on the judging panel, it could never be less than diva-licious, but The Face set itself apart from America's Next Top Model and even the superb RuPaul's Drag Race with an extra 20 per cent added bitchy. You see, it wasn't just the contestants in competition last night, it was the judges too.
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Tuesday 02 July 2013
"Once upon a time," begins Ciarán Collins' debut novel, "there were two lovers called Sinéad and James." She is a local girl from a poor Catholic family where her home life is troubled and her parents abusive, while James is the son of a well-off Protestant couple who move to the area to renovate an old castle.
Tuesday 11 June 2013
The Fall, BBC2
Monday 25 March 2013
Comic Matt Lucas is to star in a silent comedy-style show for BBC1 - his first new character series without sidekick David Walliams.
Sunday 03 February 2013
No subject seems taboo for increasingly edgy television comedies – except perhaps the Holocaust
Saturday 07 July 2012
Food is the real star of a hamper of new movies, in turn inspired by past classics, says Geoffrey Macnab
Friday 20 January 2012
Classics that should be seen and not heard
Friday 16 December 2011
Arlen Specter, the Republican-turned-Democratic Senator, once observed: "When Hollywood speaks the world listens" .
Thursday 15 December 2011
Opera star Rolando Villazón is relishing his royal turn on TV, he tells Jessica Duchen
Thursday 15 December 2011
Georg Kreisler was widely acknowledged in Germany and Austria as a master of the satirical songs for which Viennese cabaret is held in such esteem. Celebrated above all for his dazzling and provocative texts, his skill in setting them to music and his virtuoso stage performances at the piano, Kreisler was also a novelist, poet, dramatist, theatre director and composer. Almost as striking as his landmark creative career were his remarkable experiences during the Second World War.
Monday 22 August 2011
The Monday Interview: The capital's greatest chronicler tells Andy McSmith why upsurges of violence are part of the city's texture
Saturday 16 July 2011
Sunday 29 May 2011
Monday 23 May 2011
Friday 08 April 2011
A troupe of Charlie Chaplins took to London streets to shoot a short film to launch Virgin Media Shorts 2011, the UK’s biggest short film competition and the only one which champions undiscovered UK film talent across four screens - at cinemas, on TV, on mobile and online.
Friday 18 March 2011
Carl Davis conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in his own accompaniment to the original silent film Phantom of the Opera this month. In February he conducted his scores to Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush and Modern Times – and this is only a taste of the empire he has created over the past 30 years.
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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