Turned Out Nice Again, By Louis Barfe

Though his title was the catch-phrase of George Formby, Barfe's account of British light entertainment makes only fleeting reference to the horse-faced ukelele-basher.

Observations: A chance for Rhys Darby's growing fanbase to see the man behind Murray

It doesn't seem that long ago since, crammed into one of the smallest, stuffiest rooms of The Pleasance venue in Edinburgh, I watched a slightly nerdy-looking, curly-mopped comedian act out an entire comedy play using mime and sound effects.

Model students: Why GCSE pupils are head over heels about sculpture

A school in south London is giving pupils the chance to try their hand at sculpture – and they can't get enough of it.

Small wonder: The mighty Mini celebrates 50 years

Fifty years ago this week, the Mini was born. But the pride of Britain's car industry – cheap, cute and groovy – became a symbol of all that was wrong with it.

Cultural Life: Jason Donovan, actor

'I'm not very good at downloading music; I leave that to my wife and the kids'

The Pink Panther 2 (PG)

Steve Martin: the dream is over. The dream being that one day he might be funny again.

Mike Hill: 'Hands-off' BBC executive

'Ah – m'dear feller! Good ter see you!" These were the almost inevitable opening words from Mike Hill, the tall, debonair BBC executive-without-portfolio, on greeting a fellow colleague. A man out of his time – he would have been equally at home in a Regency coffee house picking over the stories of the day – he was in fact one of BBC Television's more unusual executives, a delightful man who employed a "hands-off" policy that allowed his staff to make their own decisions. He gave useful advice when asked, and was at all times optimistic and generous in encouragement and praise.

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Directed by Blake Edwards

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Directed by Shawn Levy

Son of the Pink Panther (1993)

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Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)

Directed by Blake Edwards

Trial of the Pink Panther (1982)

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