Harold Pinter

Cultural Life: Kara Tointon, actress

Theatre: I try to go to the theatre as much as possible. I saw 'The Ladykillers' at London's Gielgud Theatre, which was hilarious. The run has been extended because it has been so popular. It was some of the best stage acting I have seen, with a very clever set.

British Library buys poet's 40,000 emails

Elaborate signatures, perfumed missives and intimate scribbled secrets are set to disappear from literary archives as they become increasingly full of one-line emails, spam and Amazon.co.uk receipts.

Independent classical podcast: Janie Dee

The sound of Janie Dee warming up to "Hello Young Lovers" can be heard wafting across from one of the mezzanines in the stunning open-plan Curve Theatre in Leicester. It's meet-and-greet day for the cast and crew of Paul Kerryson's Christmas staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I with brand new all-acoustic orchestrations from Music Director Julian Kelly (no synthetic "samplings"!).