News The North Korean spokesman said that British cinema was much better than Hollywood

Spokesman Kim Myong-choi says the film shows “the desperation of the US government and American society”

Better Call Saul: Mike Ehrmantraut to return in Breaking Bad prequel

Only Saul and Mike confirmed for a return so far

Video: DVD and Blu-Ray releases

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Paperbacks: The Village, By Nikita Lalwani

As difficult second albums go, this is a fine follow-up to Lalwani's feted debut novel, which shows the growth of an elegant young talent.

DVD & Blu-ray review: Bait (15)

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DVD review: Looper

Like a melancholy remake of The Terminator, Looper stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a hitman whose targets have been sent back to him from the future ... which is fine until he finds himself face to face with his older self (Bruce Willis).

Erotic film accidentally aired during Swedish news programme

Staff at a Swedish TV Channel were left red-faced after accidentally airing a porn film in the background of a news segment about Syria.

Last Night's Viewing: Best Possible Taste: the Kenny Everett Story, BBC4
Welcome to India, BBC2

Everett drama aimed to reinforce nostalgic affection, not make nostalgia impossible

The Daylight Gate, By Jeanette Winterson

This visceral Hammer horror-style restaging of the 1612 Pendle witch trials falls between two stools

Hold on to your hats: the Oscar-winning documentary
Undefeated

It's not the taking part but the winning

Documentary-makers are showing other directors how to cover sport – and landing big prizes, at last, too – says Kaleem Aftab

Morph and Chas set for TV return

Animated star Morph is to make a return to children's TV, 35 years after he made his debut.

Barney Rosset

Further to your obituary of Barney Rosset (28 February), Evergreen Review and Grove Press were oases in the deserts of Dullsville in the late 1950s, as far as international publications featuring avant-garde writing were concerned, writes Michael Horovitz. I particularly valued Rosset's championing of Samuel Beckett some time before he became a household name. And it was in an early Evergreen Review that I was delighted to discover the then still unknown student Pete Brown's first minimal poems, near-haiku with a Cockney music-hall punchline, which he had simply sent in on spec.

Miles Kington: Now where have I heard that name before?

Perhaps, because of his work as a schools inspector, he had to adopt the name of a fictional dectective

LETTER : Without trace

I don't mind a good argument, but I wonder if Nick Cohen ("Whodunit? The Sixties, of course", 14 April) has actually read my piece in the Daily Express which he so airily attacks. Had he done so, he would know that I was not trying to blame the actions of Fred and Rosemary West on the ethos of the 1960s. Evil of this kind exists all the time, and though prevailing conditions may make it take a different form, a social explanation is almost certainly futile. My argument was quite different - that the atomisation of our society has made it easier for people to disappear without trace. This seems to me to be a worry common to liberal left and reactionary right, and I am disappointed that Mr Cohen prefers mockery to constructive debate. It would be good for our country if we recognised that its problems often have little to do with the current sterile confrontation between the parties.
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