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"Bo Burnham: What", Pleasance Grand, Edinburgh Fringe, August

Pandora: Where Macca leads, Jordan follows

Those wearying of Katie Price's honeyed figure adorning tabloid front pages may want to breathe a sigh of relief: it appears that the multi-talented model is to pursue a lower profile for the foreseeable future.

Bring me sunshine: The legacy of Eric Morecambe

This week, it will be 25 years since Britain's favourite comedian died of a heart attack – and still he retains his place in the nation's affections. Andrew Johnson asks these leading figures: Why?

Stand up and be counted: 30 years of the Comedy Store

When the Comedy Store threw open its doors, it rewrote the joke book. Julian Hall celebrates 30 years of mirth - and 10 comedians recall their first, nerve-wracking, appearances there

We'll fight Brown on the beaches

D-Day veterans angry at 'politicisation' of anniversary

Pandora: I was nervous, says Rourke of Bafta gaffe

Mickey Rourke has offered an explanation to organisers for his expletitive-laden speech at the Baftas on Sunday.

Valkyrie (12a)

Bryan Singer takes a break from superhero movies (X-Men, Superman Returns) to tell the story of a real-life hero.

Cruise in Obama message at UK premiere

Tom Cruise tonight urged his fellow countrymen to get behind new President Barack Obama.

Cruise joins line-up for Ross comeback show

Tom Cruise will appear on Jonathan Ross's comeback TV chat show, the BBC said today.

Eddie Izzard: Stripped, Lyric Theatre, London

At the after-show party of this year's Secret Policeman's Ball, Germaine Greer led the singing of headliner Eddie Izzard's praises, comparing his imagination to that of Peter Cook, even after his so-so performance. Two years before, at the same event, a comedian incredulously asked me how Izzard could get so worked up about flies, after another so-so performance in which Izzard deliberated on the mores of the insect world.

Eddie Izzard, Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue, London

Return of the genius who knows how to play the Fool

Could Valkyrie be Cruise's Downfall?

For Tom Cruise and MGM the success or failure of Valkyrie, a new film about a foiled plot to kill Hitler, could be make or break. But for all the criticism, it looks a box-office hit, says Guy Adams in Los Angeles

The Secret Policeman’s Ball, The Albert Hall, London

Having attended the last two outings of Amnesty International's Secret Policeman’s Ball at The Albert Hall, it strikes me as an occasion as bewildering for it’s audience as it is for the acts who have never played this grand venue before; if not more so.

Pandora: To Paris with love - all aboard for Fiona's 50th

Tony Blair's former foulmouthpiece Alastair Campbell recently held a 50th birthday soirée for his partner, Fiona Millar, at a restaurant in the fashionable Marais district of Paris. It warms the cockles to hear that John Prescott was there with his wife Pauline.

Boothby Graffoe, Old Red Lion, London

The Press: Battle lines drawn in the war of the EU

For or against, no debate will energise the print media quite like the one over the EU referendum. Francis Elliott reports
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Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
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Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

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Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

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Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living