Time to give a little credit to the credits

From Vertigo to Blue Valentine, the finest film title sequences are works of art. There ought to be an Oscar, argues Tim Walker

Album: Wanda Jackson, The Party Ain't Over (Nonesuch / Third Man)

For years, maybe even decades, Wanda Jackson was written out of the accepted histories of women in rock.

Dominic West's new role: Fred West

Dominic West, who starred in The Wire, is set to play serial killer Fred West in a new ITV drama.

My Secret Life: Ranulph Fiennes, explorer, 66

My parents were... I had a wonderful mother for over 60 years – I was with her when she died, in her nineties. My father, who has been my life-long hero, was killed in the war four months before I was born.

Lives Remembered: Ean Wood

Thank you for Tony Sloman's obituary of my old friend and erstwhile flatmate, Ean Wood (10 January), writes Euan Pearson. I knew Ean (pictured right) as a fellow film director at the National Coal Board Film Unit and we shared a rather dingy flat together off Ladbroke Grove in the mid-Sixties. What was missing from the obit, I felt, was a reference to Ean's wonderful sense of humour – he was a walking compendium on The Goons – and his natural warmth.

Is it time we learnt to love radiation?

Studies show that it can promote longevity and heal our bodies faster. So why don't we rethink our relationship with atomic power?

MGM Studios asks creditors to agree bankruptcy plan

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the Hollywood film studio behind the Pink Panther films starring Peter Sellers and the James Bond series, has proposed a pre-packaged bankruptcy plan that would wipe out $4bn of its debt and put the founders of Spyglass Entertainment at the helm.

Blue Movie, By Terry Southern

King B, the world's most admired film director, has decided on his next project: he will make the most expensive and ambitious pornographic movie ever. He uses his artistic cachet to attract big-name stars, and his box-office clout to draw a rich sponsor: the government of Liechtenstein, no less. He and his crew arrive in bewildered Vaduz for the shoot, which soon descends into anarchy.

'Pink Panther' suspect being sent to Japan

A suspected member of the storied "Pink Panther" ring of jewel thieves is being extradited to Japan from Spain on accusations he stole a $2 million diamond tiara in Tokyo three years ago, Japanese media reports said today.

Grant hopes to deliver parting gift to the fans who adore him

Portsmouth manager hails Cup run as more impressive than his exploits with Chelsea

Mourinho claims his greatest scalp of all

Manager revels in triumph as 10-man Inter hold off Barça to reach European Cup final

Paddie O'Neil: Expressive actress and comedienne who worked with Peter Sellers and Dick Vosburgh

Actress, singer and comedienne, Paddie O'Neil was a lady of formidable talents who, while never a major star, made a strong impression on stage, television and radio, and appeared with Peter Sellers in his first film, Penny Points to Paradise (1951), which teamed Sellers with the other fledgling stars of radio's Goon Show, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan. She also had a notable role in the Norman Wisdom comedy, The Early Bird (1965), in which she was Gladwys Hoskins, the plump, amorous lodger of Edward Chapman.

Dumb Show, Rose Theatre, Kingston

Celebrity satire lacks real bite

Actor Ian Carmichael dies at 89

The veteran British actor Ian Carmichael, seen in films such as Private's Progress and Lucky Jim, has died at the age of 89.

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