It's a documentary that promises to be fascinating – but you'd be well-advised not to watch it over dinner.
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Monday 13 January 2014
'I would get hurt just to get that for free,' says impressed host
Sunday 29 December 2013
Just to make you feel old, 2014 is the 25th anniversary of Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s classic children’s book, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt. “Swishy Swashy! Squelch Squelch! Hooo wooo!” and all the rest. The book has sold more than 8 million copies in 18 languages, but initially Rosen didn’t think that it would work: “The story seems to have originally been a folk song,” he says. “David Lloyd at Walker Books saw me perform it and asked me to write it down. So I added to the story and, 18 months later, I was stunned to see the beautiful pictures that Helen had created – the family adventure is from Helen’s imagination and I enjoy and admire the book almost as an outsider – but back then I couldn’t quite figure out how it would work as a book!” To celebrate, Walker will publish an anniversary edition in January and an interactive sound book in the summer, and in February the Royal Festival Hall in London will host a “promenade performance”, where children will be invited to dress up and take home a pair of bear ears. Oxenbury recalls illustrating the book: “Michael and I never met until after the book was finished, but what was wonderful about it was there was nothing described in a way that restricted me. I modelled the children and the dog on my own. The bear’s posture I modelled on a friend who had depression, with his dropped shoulders – I felt the bear was probably lonely and wanted company rather than eat the children!” So now we know. We’re not scared!
Saturday 21 December 2013
Monday 16 December 2013
Iran, Lebanon and Venezuela have criticised 'poisonous' producers
Saturday 23 November 2013
A powerful and poetic volume of ‘fictional reportage’ on the infamous Camorra
Wednesday 20 November 2013
Gielgud Theatre, London
Monday 11 November 2013
London's student union president Michael Chessum explains why we should question the conformism of Remembrance
Friday 11 October 2013
It's US election night in 2008 and Natasha, a white ex-lawyer who has adopted two Ethiopian children, seizes on this as the ideal opportunity to throw a drinks party in her home for the "very small community" of other "mothers of children of colour" at their posh, fee-paying North London school.
Friday 27 September 2013
What is too much screen time doing to our teenagers?
Monday 23 September 2013
Were cinemagoers put off by its critical drubbing?
Insidious: Chapter 2 puts the frighteners on the US box office tripling the opening takings of its predecessor
Monday 16 September 2013
American audiences demonstrated an appetite for fright this weekend as Insidious: Chapter 2 topped the box office with $41 million (£25 million), more than tripling the opening take of the 2010 original.
Thursday 12 September 2013
Watch below the trailers for Geoffrey Macnab's selection of new films showing this week:
Thursday 12 September 2013
Watch the videos below for a selection of trailers for the latest releases:
Tuesday 20 August 2013
Noisy neighbours named as the most off-putting factor for people looking for a new property
Monday 05 August 2013
It is important we do not place the blame for the abuse being dished out on Twitter’s shoulders as well. It’s just a company, not a person
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'