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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.

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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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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam