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Saville pins the blame for Bloody Sunday on British soldiers

There was a sense in the air yesterday that a longstanding injustice had been put right. It had taken 38 years of campaigning, two inquiries and £195m. But when the innocence of the dead of Bloody Sunday was formally proclaimed by the Saville inquiry at 3.30pm on a sunny afternoon there could be no doubt that a major step had been taken along a long road towards truth and reconciliation.

Birdsong: An epic in the making

Sebastian Faulks sold the film rights for his bestselling novel 16 years ago. Only now may shooting finally start on the sweeping wartime love story. Geoffrey Macnab pieces together a blockbuster saga with a cast of thousands

Watchmen returns: The 20-year struggle to bring a cult classic to the

When 'Watchmen' was published in 1987, it was hailed as the greatest graphic novel of all time – and Hollywood immediately snapped up the rights. Two decades later, after passing through the hands of some of the world's biggest-name directors, the $150m project has finally come to fruition. Tim Walker tells the inside story of a tortuous journey from page to screen

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James Nesbitt: This charming man

'Cold Feet' made him a household name and the nation’s favourite lovable rogue. But with a couple of heavyweight roles under his belt and a new conspiracy thriller about to air, James Nesbitt is ready to embrace the dark side

Vantage Point (12A)

The cliffhanger style of 24 has been squeezed into Vantage Point, a 90-minute feature that rides roughshod over most kinds of credibility – narrative, political, physical – yet still manages to drag you along with it. It plays a variation on the old Rashomon trick of telling one story from different viewpoints, though its purpose is not to investigate "truth", as that film did, so much as to stretch out the suspense. We are in Salamanca, Spain, where a massive crowd has gathered to see the mayor introduce the US President, here played by William Hurt – that's how desperate things have got over there. He's in town for a big peace summit, but the Forces of Darkness are planning their own spectacular: first, to assassinate the Prez, then to detonate a huge bomb in the main square.

A night of French triumph at the Baftas

Atonement's 14 Bafta nominations may have led to feverish predictions of a golden moment for British film but yesterday's awards ceremony turned out to be a triumph for French cinema as a biopic about the tumultuous life of the singer Edith Piaf became the biggest winner. La Vie En Rose scooped four Bafta awards at a ceremony at Covent Garden's Royal Opera House, despite the winning odds for Joe Wright's film adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel Atonement starring Keira Knightley, who walked away empty-handed.