The singer turned down a request to sing at the Sochi opening ceremony
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Friday 29 May 2009
Friday 29 May 2009
There was a party atmosphere as well as a party at the Hay-on-Wye Festival of Literature and the Arts over the bank holiday weekend. Record temperatures brought a record crowd – more than 20,000 in one day – to hear speakers ranging from the great historian Eric Hobsbawm to a great piece of cultural history, Jane Birkin.
Saturday 10 January 2009
A new Winnie-the-Pooh book will be released later this year, more than 80 years after his first adventure.
Sunday 21 December 2008
Griff Rhys Jones, 55, is a writer, comedian and television presenter, who came to prominence through his performances in Not the Nine O'Clock News. His latest series, Greatest Cities of the World, aired earlier this year. He will be appearing in a new edition of Three Men in a Boat over Christmas. He lives in London with his wife
Saturday 04 October 2008
Thursday 28 August 2008
On Monday, the Today programme tackled the question of Britishness, with reference to the London portion of the Olympics closing ceremony, in which the nation was represented by a double-decker, dancers waving umbrellas and "Greensleeves" set to a disco beat. Today's discussion didn't clear up the evident confusion – indeed, by handing the question over to a journalist from the Daily Telegraph and the cockney comedian Arthur Smith, I'd say they deepened it; but where do we go for symbols of national identity?
Friday 11 July 2008
The producers seem to have reckoned that, given their USP, trivial things like a story hardly mattered.
Tuesday 01 July 2008
Monday 26 May 2008
It's not always obvious why an ad agency loses an account. But often it is. A glance at the ads they're producing is often evidence enough of the client's rationale.
In Search of Medieval Britain, BBC4<br />Stephen Fry and the Gutenberg Press, BBC4<br />Inside the Medieval Mind, BBC4<br/>Pushing Daisies, ITV1<br/>Living Goddess, Channel 4
Sunday 20 April 2008
Tuesday 15 April 2008
Saturday 12 January 2008
Friday 04 November 2005
Monday 31 October 2005
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
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Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
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