Films not been seen for 50 years to be screened at a festival
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Tuesday 15 September 2009
Following the tragic premature death of Patrick Swayze, we look back over some key moments in the life of the American actor.
Sunday 30 August 2009
Saturday 08 August 2009
John Hughes defined the 1980s teenager in a series of hugely successful and influential comedy films, including The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink, whose young stars became members of the group known as the "Brat Pack".
Friday 17 July 2009
The Two of Us was Sheila Hancock's first foray into memoir writing, offering a tender account of her life with late husband and actor, John Thaw, and their 28-year marriage.
Saturday 27 June 2009
The home I grew up in ... was a removal van: my father was always going broke.
Thursday 18 June 2009
Sunday 24 May 2009
Sunday 17 May 2009
When the Comedy Store threw open its doors, it rewrote the joke book. Julian Hall celebrates 30 years of mirth - and 10 comedians recall their first, nerve-wracking, appearances there
Thursday 07 May 2009
Will it replace the giant panda? Perhaps not quite. But thanks to the Prince of Wales, the Argentinian horned frog has a fair chance of becoming a new worldwide symbol of conservation.
Wednesday 29 April 2009
Sunday 12 April 2009
I recently had the opportunity, while dodging poshies at the Oxford/Cambridge boat race, to talk to a friend who studied science while I was an English student at university. He was one of those who delighted in telling me when we were both 21: "You'll never get a job reading books, you know." I now have a job reading books. My unfortunate friend is still working for a living.
Sunday 15 February 2009
Tuesday 03 February 2009
In the UK, if we think of improvised comedy we normally think of Paul Merton. But, for the next six weeks, theatres up and down the land will have a chance to experience a new American improv export with a recognisably British cast that doesn't include Merton or his improv chums. Marcus Brigstocke, Phill Jupitus, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Hattie Hayridge are among a rotating cast who will be supplying new dialogue to old movies for a show called Totally Looped, putting a new perspective on idea that started out as prank at a US college radio station.
Thursday 29 January 2009
Sunday 18 January 2009
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign
- 1 Three-year-old boy shoots pregnant mother and father in New Mexico
- 2 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'