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The playwright/screenwriter’s stage adaptation of Let the Right One In is at the Royal Court, London, until 21 December. His film adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel A Long Way Down is out in March.

Sean O'Grady: Action against BAE is not in our interests

Only in Britain. Only in Britain could the Government knowingly victimise our biggest manufacturing company.

Failblog: The funniest of your fails

As much as we might dread the embarrassment, we all fail sometimes. And let's face it, we kind of like it when someone else does, too.

Led Bib: Looking forward to the Mercury Prize

So the big day is finally here! We spent yesterday morning running through the show with the cameras and doing soundcheck.

The Ten Best HD Cameras

Capture the moment with one of these wonderful cameras.

Leading article: Potholes and pitfalls

If it seems to you, as you go about your business, that the road surfaces are more treacherous than they used to be, your bike or car tyres are not deceiving you. The average carriageway, it is reported, is now punctuated by a pothole every 120 yards. That is 30 per cent more than there were just one year ago. The icy winter, repeated utility works and council cash shortages are all to blame.

Cyclotherapy: Road to Ventoux - on camera

A quick post - just wanted to share a few Ventoux-related videos to whet the appetite for the etape (which, with this week's clement weather and light evenings, suddenly feels like it's creeping up on us like a big giant panther).

The Ten Best Party Cameras

Document the moment with one of these wonderful party cameras

Gadget of the week - PoGo Instant Digital Camera, Price to be confirmed

Once upon a time, the quickest way to see your snaps was to lug a Polaroid camera with you wherever you went. Then photography went digital and everyone realised that pictures could be perused without printing. Now, though, Polaroid is fighting back with this instant digital camera, which prints 2x3in prints within 60 seconds. Out in March, it's a neat mix of retro and hi-tech.

The Ten Best Camera Accessories

Get snapping with one of these wonderful camera accessories.

The Ten Best Compact Digital Cameras

Get snapping with one of these funky cameras.

Fast Forward: Instant gratification

Sticker prints, ring-pulls and recycling are just some of the options available with the new generation of instant cameras

Letter: Tackling speed

Sir: Your damnable idea that speed limits are flexible guidelines has the potential to do a lot of damage to the Kill Your Speed campaign ("Ministers are speeding in the wrong direction", 20 January).

Is it worth it... The Fujimax Instax Mini

What could be more Seventies than Polaroid-style instant photographs - all flares and pale faces? And since we've already revisited the clothes side it's hardly surprising that the instant camera should be making a comeback too.

Tried & tested: Candid camera

Disposable cameras are easy to use, convenient to develop and so much cheaper than ordinary cameras that you don't need to worry about getting them insured. But with so many on the market it's hard to know which one you should snap up. Six cameras (all with flash) were put to the test by our panel: professional photographer Paul de Delve, artist Lyn Melville-James, art student Adam Amrani, SLR camera enthusiast Melanie Abbott and amateur photographers Elena Macleod and Phillipa Siddons. The cameras were judged on design, functions and instructions; the resulting prints on sharpness, flash coverage and tonal range. The main gripes were baffling diagrams, clumsy controls and inadequate flashes. But for quick snaps the Kodak disposable was a clear winner, while Ilford's black-and-white camera should inspire a whole new generation of impoverished art photographers
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