Julian Fellowes, DVD
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Edinburgh comedy review: Andrew Maxwell's Banana Kingdom - Alex Salmond, and the funny side of medieval theology
Saturday 17 August 2013
A year before the referendum, Andrew Maxwell deserves credit for doing material about Scottish independence, not least because he’s a London-based Irishman whose jokes could easily divide the room. But such is his skill, charm and Banana Kingdom’s faultless construction that he takes the crowd with him.
Saturday 03 August 2013
Fresh faces, sex, class and period costume ... it's the 'Abbey' habit
Tuesday 09 April 2013
A portrait of veteran actress Dame Maggie Smith has gone on display at the National Portrait Gallery today.
Friday 05 April 2013
Fuller’s, brewer of London Pride, was set up 160 years ago and has over 400 pubs
Monday 14 January 2013
“Oh my god! Honestly, I’ve come out with my friend Ayda, we’re new mums, we’ve literally come out for a night out,” Adele told the audience on Sunday, at full Bond-diva volume, after collecting her Golden Globe for Skyfall.
Monday 31 December 2012
At last, says Christina Patterson, some new films that actually acknowledge old age
Monday 17 December 2012
The Making of a Lady, Sun, ITV1 // The Killing III, Sat, BBC4
Thursday 13 December 2012
Wand-er through the magical store from Saturday
Saturday 24 November 2012
Julian Fellowes's prettier version of Upstairs, Downstairs, above, irritates in a gazillion ways, notably with its absurd script and dunderheaded plotlines.
Tuesday 16 October 2012
Dustin Hoffman has revealed the "dreamlike" response to his directorial debut has inspired him to get behind the camera again.
Monday 08 October 2012
The best-selling author J K Rowling has vowed to continue writing and promised that her next published book would be for children.
Thursday 02 August 2012
E L James's Fifty Shades trilogy has outsold J K Rowling's Harry Potter series on Amazon's UK site. James has sold more than four million copies of her books in print and on Kindle since they went on sale in March, making her the bestselling author of all time at Amazon.co.uk.
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Austerity, Irish republicanism and a formidable arrival from America in the form of Oscar-winner Shirley MacLaine will provide the latest challenge to the Crawley family when Downton Abbey returns in August.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Austerity, Irish republicanism and a formidable arrival from America in the form of Oscar-winner Shirley MacLaine will provide the latest challenge to the aristocratic Crawley family, when Downton Abbey returns to screens.
Monday 18 June 2012
Boy magician is being portrayed as the Devil in disguise in Alan Moore's latest graphic novel
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
- 1 'Kidnapped boy may have been abused and murdered by VIP paedophile ring,' say police
- 2 Ridley Scott on Exodus, Gods and Kings casting: 'I'm not going to get it financed if my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such'
- 3 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 4 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
- 5 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school