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Jessica Hynes: 'I'm ready to fall flat on my face again, but at least I'll do so on my own terms'

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Be Kind Rewind (12A)

Be Kind Rewind is the latest offering from the French director Michel Gondry, best known for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and his innovative promos for bands such as the White Stripes, whom he animated with the clever use of Lego.

Charles tells doctors of the world to use alternative treatments

Herbs and holistic remedies could replace conventional therapies, the Prince of Wales will say next week

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