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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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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