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Films: I saw 'Never Let Me Go' and found it very impressive. In such a believable way, it incorporates science fiction with the strangeness of the times we actually live in. It was deep, haunting and beautifully shot. My other favourite is 'The King's Speech'. Top drawer!
As one of the very first society photographers, EO Hoppé captured images of everyone who was anyone in the arts and in politics between the two world wars, on both sides of the Atlantic.
The actor Simon MacCorkindale, who for six years appeared as Dr Harry Harper in the BBC drama Casualty, has died of cancer.
George Bernard Shaw once wrote: "If Velasquez was born today, he would be a photographer and not a painter." But the Irish playwright may also have thought his true calling lay behind the camera, according to researchers who have rediscovered more than 20,000 of his photographs.
Tonight, Hollywood's red carpet is rolled out once again for the annual orgy of self-congratulation. But not everything in the history of the Oscars is a cause for back-slapping
Sheds aren't what they used to be – you should make it your business to own one, says Kate Watson-Smyth
Is this the worst recession for 100 years? And what motorbike should I buy?