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Potato crêpes with a trio of smoked fish

Ingredients to serve 4

'Keyhole' surgery for Polly the pancake tortoise

An African pancake tortoise is recovering after an operation to remove a bladder stone the size of a small egg which could have killed her.

Kerry Godliman, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Slightly cockney and grumpy, Kerry Godliman could be likened to one of Kathy Burke's comedy characters. Godliman is not unduly combative, and the title of her show, This Isn't What I Was Expecting, refers to how she once politely tried to tell the staff at a Little Chef that her breakfast pancakes were more than a little disappointing.

The 5-minute Interview: Greta Scacchi, Actress

'The internet presents my arty and sophisticated films as porn'

What should you look for in a school?

Ethos is a vital part of any education – and it's something you need to check out in person

You, the Living, (15)

Grisly graveyard humour sparkles in the gloom: Desolate, nightmarish, grey – don't miss this Swedish director's grim, great vision

Shanklin enjoys a midfield marriage of utmost convenience

When Wales' centres of excellence run out together, the Red Dragonhood breathes fire. James Corrigan meets the man who will play outside Gavin Henson this evening

Diary of a Primary School Mum: 'Thumbs up for men – but down for school meals'

Claire's eyes are bloodshot, her cheeks are pale – she is visibly distressed. "She's been a little bit flustered," Miss Perry informs me at pick-up time, "but I think she's better now."

Fowl play: Hix puts a chicken to the test

Mark Hix explains how to make four delicious dishes from just one chicken (free-range, of course)

Vietnamese savoury crêpes (Banh xeo)

Serves 2

Diamond in the rough

Lamberts, 2 Station Parade, Balham High Road, London

Porgy and Bess: Don't mention the O word

Opera houses have staged musicals before, but no opera has made the return journey - until now. As 'Porgy and Bess' opens in the West End, David Benedict asks if anything other than snobbery separates the two

Cave of the Yellow Dog (U)

A feast fit for a Muscovite: Dining in the Russian capital

Moscow's eateries used to be famed for their watery soups. These days they serve sushi. Where can you eat some authentic Russian fare? Ask long-time Russophile Robin Buss

Bruegel the Elder, Pieter: The Strife of Lent with Shrovetide (1550s)

Caravaggio dismissed the work of a rival painter with the remark that his "canvases were playing cards". It's an occupational hazard for anyone painting images on a flat surface. However much the artist pursues a sense of deep space and rounded volume, there is the risk that the solid bodies he depicts will go as flat as those figures of kings and queens and knaves that appear on cards.

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