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Frank Jarvis: Actor who helped Michael Caine rob a shipment of gold in 'The Italian Job'

A square-jawed character actor who took bit-parts on screen for almost 50 years, Frank Jarvis was never a household name but will be remembered by fans of the cult film The Italian Job and aficionados of Doctor Who.

Deborah Ross: My 10 tips for Michael Winner

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Shirley Valentine/Educating Rita, Trafalgar Studios, London

Willy Russell's scabrous Scousers, Shirley Valentine (Saint Joan of the fitted kitchen units, with all her nosy-neighbour voices) and hairdresser Rita of the Open University, are still going strong after a quarter of a century. They are now as engraved in the national consciousness as Maggie May, resilient streetwalker of the Liverpool docks, or the battling socialist MP Bessie Braddock. This Menier Chocolate Factory transfer, for a summer season at the Trafalgar Studios, presents Russell's two plays in all their wit and vivacity.

Inception, Christopher Nolan, 148 mins (12A)

Christopher Nolan had the concept, the budget and the CGI – what a shame he fell asleep at the wheel

The legacy of 'jaws' that has bitten the dust

Summer blockbusters began 35 years ago with the Steven Spielberg classic. Now the phenomenon is over

Spy chef Len Deighton dines another day

When spy author Len Deighton wrote his first cookery book, in 1965, it caused quite a stink – literally.

Matthew Bell: The <i>IoS</i> Diary (16/05/10)

Forever going to the palace

Shirley Valentine/Educating Rita, Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Feminism with lashings of fun

Richard Ingrams&rsquo;s Week: I decide who to vote for &ndash; and then something puts me off

As a floating voter, I have traditionally based my decision on whom to vote for on purely negative and, it has to be said, extremely trivial issues.

Nevin's Notes (09/04/10)

An alternative take on the election

DVD: Harry Brown (18)

Pensioner Harry Brown (Michael Caine) spends his time between caring for his dying wife and drowning his sorrows with best friend Leonard down his local. His life is torn apart when first his wife passes away and then Len, who had been terrorised by the kids who hang out on his estate, is found brutally murdered. As the police fail to respond, Harry, a former marine, decided to take on the killers himself and embarks on a journey into London's dark underbelly.

Rorke's Drift hero's grave lies in ruins

Last resting place of soldier portrayed by Michael Caine in 'Zulu' lies mouldering and desecrated

Harry Brown (18)

Daniel Barber, 103 mins

On the agenda: Harry Brown; Radley; Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre; Masterchef; Ctrl.Alt.Shift

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