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Mark Williams

Another excellent adventure for Keanu

Bill & Ted star Keanu Reeves goes behind the camera for a new documentary, Side by Side. He tells James Mottram about what's clearly a passion project

Slow but perfectly formed

Sloths are all the rage but, asks Simon Usborne, what is it about the curious creatures that appeals to us?

Minnie Driver: 'When I'm riding an 8ft wave, it feels like I'm flying'

I've always loved the idea of playing an inspiring, rabble-rousing teacher I had an amazing teacher at my school called Alastair Langlands, who introduced me to my first love: storytelling. He made language, words and poetry magical, which has stayed with me. It's what attracted me to the role of a drama teacher in [my new film] Hunky Dory.

Snooker: Whirlwind backing Trump to emerge as people's champion

Judd Trump has been a revelation at this year's World Championship. The 21-year-old has attracted an army of supporters ever since he caused a big upset by knocking out Neil Robertson, the defending champion, in the first round of snooker's biggest tournament.

Snooker: Trump makes sparkling start

Judd Trump showed exactly why he is the game's rapidly rising star with a sparkling start to his World Championship semi-final against Ding Junhui yesterday.

The Week in Radio: The full Brontë as cursing Cathy hits new

WTF, as Emily Brontë wouldn't say, is Radio 3 doing updating Wuthering Heights? Is the original not enough? Are they besieged with a new kind of audience that finds classic drama inaccessible and needs curse-ridden, reality-TV-style dialogue in order to relate?

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Snooker: Fightback from Selby puts rocket under Ronnie

Mark Selby produced a stunning comeback at Wembley Arena last night to regain the PokerStars.com Masters title he lost to Ronnie O'Sullivan a year ago. In a thrilling final of high quality, the world No 1 established a lead in the afternoon session that he did not relinquish until Selby won the penultimate frame to take the game into a decider.