From cycling stars to best-selling authors, they were the reminder of Britain's extraordinary range of talents. Nick Clark surveys the special guests
A quintessentially British spectacular last night kicked off the London 2012 Olympic Games
Matilda the Musical dominated UK theatre's most prestigious awards ceremony last night as the adaptation of Roald Dahl's book picked up a record seven Olivier Awards.
It may not be the royal wedding, but next Saturday's nuptials at Kirkstall Abbey, in Leeds, will be no ordinary do. Frankenstein's Wedding... Live in Leeds will be a re-imagining of scientist Victor Frankenstein's wedding to his childhood sweetheart Elizabeth, complete with a congregation of 12,000 people. The whole event will be broadcast live on BBC3.
As a new production of Frankenstein, directed by Danny Boyle, opens at the National Theatre, Paul Taylor looks back at almost two centuries of monsters inspired by Mary Shelley's 1818 masterpiece
It's the only one of its kind still in existence and features the silver screen's most famous monster
'The Thick of It' was a treble winner at last night's Bafta awards. Rebecca Front won best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for her role as the ineffectual MP Nicola Murray while Peter Capaldi, who played the foul-mouthed spin doctor Malcolm Tucker, took the best male award for a comedy. The political satire was named best Situation Comedy.
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