As a study in the personal trials and tribulations of life in the office, John Van Druten’s 1931 play is a little closer in style and banality to Ricky Gervais than to the advertising agency in Mad Men.
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Wednesday 09 September 2009
Ministers today urged schools to adopt basic hygiene measures to help curb the spread of swine flu prior to an expected second wave of the virus this autumn.
Tuesday 04 November 2008
A gang of "callous" sex traffickers and brothel bosses, who subjected a terrified teenager and a young mother to a nightmare of "sex slavery", were jailed for up to 14 years each today.
Primark: On the Rack, BBC1<br />Jews – The Next Generation, BBC4<br />British B-Movies: Truly Madly Cheaply, BBC4
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Thursday 19 June 2008
At first glance, Samuel Leibowitz seems like a strange choice to begin a series about the lives of modern British Jews. It's not as if his experience is typical. He's Hasidic (big black hats, big black coats, Volvo estates to carry all the children), which places him in a small minority, but he's also a convicted drug-smuggler, which makes him a minority within the minority – a minority of one, in fact. Jonathan Goldberg, his lawyer, said that, in all the dozens of drugs cases he'd been involved in, he'd never had an orthodox Jewish client before. Then again, if you're wanting to talk about the tension between tradition and modernity, about the strains of living in a community based on rigid adherence to rules – well, who better could you ask for?
Saturday 17 May 2008
The number of anti-Semitic attacks in Britain has reached its second-highest level ever, MPs have been told. Figures from a charity show 547 such incidents were recorded last year, of which a record 114 were violent assaults.
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Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
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British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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