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June Brown joins Piers Morgan on the sofa to discuss her life stories

DVD: Quantum of Solace, Retail & rental, (20th Century Fox)

The shortest ever Bond film is also the speediest. Every scene has been edited down to a breathless flurry, so the action zips along with scorching energy.

James Bree: Actor seen in 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' and 'Dr Who'

James Bond film lovers will recall the character actor James Bree as Gumbold, one of the arch-villain Blofeld's henchmen in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, the only 007 picture to star George Lazenby as the British Secret Service agent.

Quiros is shaken but stirs to win

Alvaro Quiros has promised to keep his feet firmly on the ground after yesterday's Qatar Masters victory propelled the talented Spaniard firmly on to the world stage.

Howard Jacobson: The road to despair usually involves buying Christmas gifts for men

Men see through this shallow pandering to a manliness they are expected to possess

Star Wars lightsabre fetches £133,000

The lightsabre used by Luke Skywalker in Star Wars sold for more than £130,000 at an auction of Hollywood props and memorabilia.

Quantum of Solace, Marc Forster, 106 mins, 12A

The new Bond film is not a turkey, but it's too violent and charmless to go down well after the mince pies

Games Review: Quantum of Solace: the Game

PC, PS2, PS3, Wii, X360, Activision, £29.99 - £49.99

Quantum of Solace (12A)

Macho Bond is fun-free

Tom Sutcliffe: Bobby Sands and 007 united in martyrdom

If you'd asked me last week I would have thought it vanishingly unlikely that Steve McQueen's film Hunger and the latest James Bond film Quantum of Solace would turn out to have anything in common at all, apart from the the medium they share. One is a deeply serious account of the damage that humans can do to themselves made by a Turner Prize winning artist; the other is a rather stylish Ford advert with an apparently unlimited budget.

Five James Bond escapes

007 is back, so why not play secret agent at these discreet retreats?

Dress to kill: How to get the Bond look

His wardrobe has a starring role in every film – and it's easy to copy. Harriet Walker spies on 007's suave style secrets

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Steve Connor: Bets still on for ice-free North Pole

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Cipriani survives return unscathed

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First Listen: Another Way To Die, James Bond Theme, Jack White and Alicia Keys

Bond gets the better of White and Keys
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They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
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For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
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The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
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