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The BBC has released more pictures of 'Adventure in Space and Time', a drama about the first Doctor Who series.

Quiz of the Year 2012 part 6: Music

As the saying goes, music makes the world go round

Who would you want to wake up to on Christmas Day? Christian Bale and Kelly Brook top survey

A new survey has revealed the stars the UK wants in its Christmas stocking.

Not dead yet: Bill Cosby and the celebrities social media tried to kill off before their time

'Gone too soon' is a phrase that litters tributes to dearly departed stars. While it does apply to the likes of Amy Winehouse, River Phoenix and Kurt Cobain - all passing before their thirtieth birthdays - the term has had even more resonance in recent years thanks to the phenomenon of the premature social media obituary.

Being Modern: Hair removal

Has there ever been a worse time to be a pubic hair? Relentlessly epilated, depilated, waxed, sugared, shaved, lasered or plucked, body hair is the short and curly quarry of a baying pack of beauticians and hair-removal products.

Contraband (15)

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi

Ivory Coast's displaced children - in pictures

Save the Children estimates more than one million people living in the Ivory Coast have been forced to flee their homes, amid the heavy fighting over the presidential dispute.

The winners – and losers – in the red carpet fashion stakes

Inside the film awards were handed out – but outside there were other plaudits to be won, writes Harriet Walker.

Jane Austen first edition fetches £79,250

A first edition of Jane Austen's classic novel Emma sold at auction for £79,250 today.

Father knows best

He's a grouchy septuagenarian with a talent for cutting remarks. Now Justin Halpern's dad has become an unlikely star. Lena Corner finds out how

The jury is still out, but the critics pan this year's Cannes

As the film festival hands out its awards tonight, most agree it's been a less than sparkling affair

Micmacs, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 102 mins, (12A)<br/>Everybody's Fine, Kirk Jones, 99 mins, (12A)

This arms-trade caper is likely to bomb, but De Niro's the real deal

Everybody's Fine (12A)

Family secrets and lies fuel this downbeat drama from Disney. Robert De Niro, initially resembling the groucho old balloon-fancier in Up, plays Frank Goode, a retired widower, whose empty days are devoted to gardening and wondering why his children never get in touch.

Independent Children's Drama: Suzie Pugh and a Monster Too

The Independent is offering its readers an exclusive opportunity to hear and download Suzie Pugh and a Monster Too, a new audio drama for children from Made in Manchester/Dark Smile.

Christmas Gifts: from the silver screen

Whether it's the most recently released movie, original collectible memorabilia or the very latest in home entertainment equipment, find gifts to delight even the most obsessive film buffs

Guy Adams: Behold! The staggering hypocrisy of Michael Moore

Mr Michael Moore is a very great documentary maker; possibly the best that Hollywood has ever seen.

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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence