David Farr's new take on Hamlet takes place in what looks like the fencing gym of a run-down public school.
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Wednesday 06 July 2011
Politicians typically blame stress, overwork and "personal issues" for being forced to step down early, but Ryu Matsumoto may well be the first to cite his blood group.
Last Night's TV - Undercover Boss, Channel 4; Restoration Home, BBC2; Should I Test My Genes? The Price of Life, BBC2
Wednesday 06 July 2011
Tuesday 05 July 2011
Japan's new disaster reconstruction minister resigned today after his widely criticised behaviour during a visit to the quake-devastated north east coast, where he refused to shake a governor's hand, scolded the official and threatened to withhold aid.
Friday 10 June 2011
Like the oxymoronic title of Jenn Ashworth's haunting second novel, its insidious and unsettling power resides in the tension created by opposites. The tenderness and delicacy of the 14-year-old girl is juxtaposed with a capacity for great brutality. Set in a northern town as claustrophobic as the relationships depicted, Cold Light unflinchingly tells the sad story of teenage friendship gone awry in the most devastating way.
Wednesday 27 April 2011
A dazzling £400m refit has given Moscow's famous theatre a fresh start after years of alleged corruption
Monday 17 January 2011
Survivors of devastating floods sought solace in church services yesterday while emergency workers searched wrecked homes for victims.
Monday 10 January 2011
The mother of Joanna Yeates has offered to take part in a TV reconstruction of her daughter's last-known movements in Bristol.
Sunday 09 January 2011
Last Night's TV: Can't Bully Me/BBC3<br />Beeny's Restoration Nightmare/Channel 4<br />Nigella's Kitchen/BBC2
Friday 26 November 2010
Goodness know who came up with the notion that secondary school offers the best days of your life. Whoever it was clearly hadn't spent much time in the classroom (bunking off down the park might, conceivably, count as the best days of your life, though that rather hinges on the prospect of adulthood being very dull indeed). At any rate, as anyone who has ever donned a uniform and picked up a pencil case will know, school – particularly when you are an angst-ridden, parentally constrained adolescent – is far more rubbish than we like to admit. How much infinitely worse it must be when the gloomy spectre of bullying – or "big black cloud" as schoolboy Billy called it last night – is added to the equation.
The Weekends's Television: The Restoration Man, Sun, Channel 4<br/>The South Bank Show Revisited, Sun, ITV1
Monday 29 March 2010
Thursday 31 December 2009
Ireland's World Cup winger, Damien Blanch, has suffered another major setback which will keep him out of the early rounds of the Super League season.
Friday 15 May 2009
Monday 16 March 2009
Declaring "this is not the time for revenge!", and addressing supporters waving red flags and chanting "Yes, he could!", Mauricio Funes led a party of former communist revolutionaries to success in El Salvador's bitterly fought presidential election.
Wednesday 25 February 2009
- 2 Gay couple beaten in park urge MPs to moderate language on gay marriage
- 3 After woman sells virginity for $780,000, here are the results of our prostitution survey
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