Sadly no reports of a Routemaster singing Wonderwall
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Tuesday 02 October 2012
Long-forgotten footage of The Beatles visiting a chip shop in Somerset as they filmed their surreal road movie Magical Mystery Tour is to be seen for the first time.
Saturday 29 September 2012
"Are you there, Satan? It's me, Madison" – so the preppy heroine of Palahniuk's novel kicks off each new chapter, cutely pardoying Judy Blume's Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret.
Thursday 27 September 2012
As of 8 a.m. this morning, the most anticipated book of the year was available to read and review without the threat of walloping legal action. Hundreds of fans will be sneaking chapters on their loo-breaks. But has The Casual Vacancy cast a spell on critics?
Tuesday 28 August 2012
Michael Carrick has told Tom Cleverley he must maintain the highest of standards if he is truly to make a big impression at Manchester United.
The Makropulos Case, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
A Mass of Life, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Proms 42 & 44, Royal Albert Hall, London
Sunday 19 August 2012
Opera North's production of Janacek's bristling comedy of ageing and identity is stylish, salty, sardonic
Ted, Seth MacFarlane, 106 mins (15)
The Flowers of War, Zhang Yimou, 146 mins (15)
A Simple Life, Ann Hui, 119 mins (PG)
Sunday 05 August 2012
If you go down to the flicks today ... you'll see a man and his teddy struggling for laughs in a tale suffering arrested development
Saturday 04 August 2012
My parents were… My dad wrote children's books. He wrote The Wide-Mouthed Frog. My mum did all kinds of things; she worked for Apple at one point, the Beatles' label. Both were relatively hippie-ish; there are amazing pictures of my dad in little round blue glasses and ridiculously long hair… though I can't really say anything about long hair!
Wednesday 01 August 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron today visited the home club of British rower Alan Campbell as he reached the final in his bid for Olympics glory.
Monday 16 July 2012
Jermyn Street Theatre is partial to rummaging for rarities in the back catalogue of great dramatists. Well, they don’t come much rarer than this – the UK premiere, no less, of St John’s Night which Ibsen wrote at the tender age of 23 and later tried to disown.
Magic Mike, Steven Soderbergh, 110 mins (15)
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Lorene Scafaria, 101 mins (15)
Electrick Childre, Rebecca Thomas, 96 mins (15)
Sunday 15 July 2012
This male stripper's story starts joyfully but swings to the judgemental half way through
Saturday 07 July 2012
Mummy's Saturday treat was breakfast in bed. After we'd eaten, my big brother Roger and I went upstairs to bring down her empty tray. "Can we come back up to read, Mummy?" I asked.
Saturday 07 July 2012
This masterly work of fiction illuminates the music, and magic, of the bagpipes
Friday 06 July 2012
A high-profile movie about porn baron Paul Raymond starring Steve Coogan will have to change its title after a legal tussle with the late tycoon's family.
Thursday 21 June 2012
It’s World Music Day and officially three weeks to Latitude! World Music Day or ‘Fete De La Musique’ is an international celebration of all things musical taking place in more than 110 countries and 403 cities around the world with hundreds of music acts taking part in numerous free performances and bringing music to the masses.
Saturday 16 June 2012
Already a significant European success with millions of YouTube hits for their single "Little Numbers", this Swiss/German duo of instrumentalist Sonja Glass and singer Valeska Steiner are rather like a female version of Kings of Convenience, harnessing wry intelligence to reliable pop charm.
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
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