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On The Waterfront, Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London

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My children are probably fed up with me telling them that there were no means of recording TV programmes when I was their age: no video recorders or DVD players or Sky+. When I add that until I was 13 I also watched everything in black-and-white, they look at me sympathetically, as if I was telling them that I was brought up in a workhouse on one bowl of gruel a day. But that's how it was. If circumstances prevented you from missing your favourite programme, circumstances sometimes as prosaic as your dad wanting to watch whatever was on the other "side" (we never said "channel" in those days), then you were stuffed. There were programmes I missed in the 1970s that I'm only catching up on now, thanks to UK Gold and ITV4.

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Back injury rules Tennant out of 'Hamlet' for weeks

David Tennant will undergo surgery today for a prolapsed disc and will not return to his Hamlet role before Christmas, the Royal Shakespeare Company said.

Back problem forces Tennant out of Hamlet

David Tennant had to pull out of his sell-out role as Hamlet due to a bad back, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) said today.

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Ticket forgers target Hamlet

The popular production of Hamlet starring David Tennant has been targeted by counterfeiters, the Royal Shakespeare Company said today.

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