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Jack Whitehall was crowned King of Comedy at the ceremony in London

I Work For: Work, play and school

ROS EDWARDS WORKS FOR FLOELLA BENJAMIN, AUTHOR, PRESENTER, BROADCASTER AND CHAIR OF THE BAFTA CHILDREN'S AWARDS

Comedy: An evening with the It-Guy and all his alter egos

Steve Coogan Lyceum, WC2

Bored, bolshy and entirely your fault?

There's no escape. That adorable bundle of joy is going to turn into an overgrown, teenage pain in the ass, however great a parent you are. Hold on tight, says Markie Robson Scott, it's going to be a bumpy decade

...and out: Losing The Plot: The travails of an amateur gardener

FOR A fortnight now I have been living in a Harry Enfield sketch. Ever since confessing in this column to my frosted tomato disaster, friends have been ringing with helpful advice. "Yeouu didn't want to do that!" they cry. "You wanted to keep your gardener's delights inside for at least another month!" Well thanks, everyone. I think I've finally worked that one out.

Profile: A sharp-clawed pussycat: Craig Brown

The prodigious output of Britain's leading satirist shows no sign of abating. Tim Hulse met him

Arts: A week in the arts

Can shit be art? If so, then the converse is also probable. This is a legitimate matter of debate, a matter of scholarship, even a matter of high fashion, at the end of a week that saw the great, the good and the glitzy paying homage to 32 cans of the stuff at three separate private views over three nights at the newly renovated Serpentine Gallery.

Videos: Delayed reunions, chance encounters

Career Girls (15), Film Four (available to rent 23 Feb)

'ADVERTISERS REALLY LIKE MEETING STARS'

Peter York explains why admen are prepared to pay pounds 400,000 and upwards to get their product identified with the most 'credible' face or voice

Books: Christmas books

Funny books

Preview: Exhibitions: Yoko: the godmother of conceptual art

Yoko Ono - Have You Seen the Horizon Lately?

BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS

HUMOUR

What are they thinking of?

`The Fast Show' is back with a new barrage of catchphrases and characters. Paul McCann spent a day on the set and found some serious intent behind all the badinage. Which was nice...

Oi! Enfield! Mandelson's forgiven you!

It began with a party at Downing Street when Harry Enfield imbibed a couple of glasses of champagne more than he should have done and told Tony Blair that he should sack Peter Mandelson.

Advertising Review: How to spice up a campaign

Polaroid

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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
Bill Granger recipes: Heading off on holiday? Try out our chef's seaside-inspired dishes...

Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen