Philomena Lee, the subject of an Oscar-nominated film, launches project to help find children who were forcibly adopted
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Tuesday 21 June 2011
Dame Judi Dench and Jamie Oliver are just two of the big names appearing in adverts around the world inviting people to come to the UK.
Thursday 19 August 2010
Into the Woods goes virtually site-specific with this sharp, spirited revival of Sondheim's 1987 musical. Offering a Freudian take on fairy tales as psychological rites-of-passage, the piece is inventively directed by Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel in the sylvan setting of Regent Park's Open Air Theatre.
Friday 23 October 2009
Few Jane Austen enthusiasts will not have realised what a delicate business it was to be a lady or gentleman of standing in Regency England.
Thursday 22 October 2009
The death of the costume drama on the BBC has been declared before. By the BBC. In the Eighties the Corporation decided that the public no longer had an appetite for it, and barely made any, denying a generation adaptations of the classics. Then in the Nineties it made the excellent Colin Firth/ Jennifer Ehle version of Pride and Prejudice to critical and public acclaim, and the senior BBC executive Michael Jackson went on the Today programme to apologise for keeping costume dramas off the air.
Wednesday 16 September 2009
Saturday 02 May 2009
Wednesday 25 March 2009
Sunday 07 December 2008
Actress Dame Judi Dench has been honoured by the European film industry when she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Saturday 01 November 2008
Sunday 23 March 2008
Where the Lincoln Handicap is concerned, trainer Mark Tompkins clearly has a licence to win. Yesterday he saddled his second winner of the valuable handicap, Smokey Oakey, in five runnings, with his first, Babodana, in third this time. The latest victor, a 10-1 chance ridden by Jimmy Quinn, carries the colours of Dame Judi Dench, and came home as fast and true as a shot from Bond's Walther PPK.
Review: Judi Dench and Eileen Atkins head a superb cast in Elizabeth Gaskell's classic portrait of a town on the brink of change
Sunday 25 November 2007
Tuesday 15 November 2005
Monday 26 September 2005
Timeless or tedious? 'It is not that it shows all the political awareness of a copy of the Beano, simply that it is an immensely dreary novel'
Saturday 03 September 2005
Friday 22 July 2005
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
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