Vic and Bob have done sketch shows (The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer), web series (Vic & Bob’s Afternoon Delights), comedy dramas (Catterick, Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)) and the greatest quiz show of all time (Shooting Stars), but until now they’ve never done a sitcom as sit-commy as this. Their new show, House of Fools (BBC2), is filmed in front of a live studio audience, and the duo play Odd Couple-style flatmates in a home filled with bizarre bric-à-brac and beset by unwelcome visitors.
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Thursday 05 December 2013
Picasso's grandson has launched an online raffle in association with Sotheby's, giving art lovers a chance to win the 1914 gouache for 100 euros
Thursday 28 November 2013
(15) François Ozon, 95 mins Starring: Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Frédéric Pierrot
Sunday 24 November 2013
London’s young art enthusiasts were keen to adopt the fashion tips of the Spanish painter
Saturday 07 September 2013
Muses have never had it easy. Stuck between the human and the transcedent for the (usually) male artists they inspire, and the object of intense envy, they cannot be too domestic nor put their own artistic ambitions first (Yoko Ono struggled with this while with John Lennon).
Saturday 27 July 2013
'It has a jolly, Mexican-seaside vibe, not something you often find in Shoreditch'
Friday 05 July 2013
It would help if you read Daniil Kharms’ short story before you go to see The Old Woman which opened this year’s biennial Manchester International Festival. It would help. But not a lot.
Friday 21 June 2013
Plus: OMG –WTF is this TPM thing? And, Paul Noble: genius squared with madness
Photography book review: New Fashion Photography, Compiled by Paul Sloman, Introduction by Tim Blanks
Saturday 18 May 2013
The 21st century has seen dramatic changes in photography, technology, fashion, and art.
Saturday 13 April 2013
Thursday 21 March 2013
The Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho has made a haunting and enigmatic feature debut in Neighbouring Sounds. For much of its running time it plays like a weird soap opera without a plot. Set in the middle-class suburb of Recife on the northeastern coast of Brazil, it casually depicts routines of humdrum domestic life that nevertheless imply some sinister meaning beneath. What it is will not be revealed until almost the last scene.
Monday 18 March 2013
“You learn to know where people want to go even if they don’t know themselves,” one tube employee at Bank station told me, as I wandered around the labyrinth of tunnels, escalators, and platforms in search of Mark Wallinger’s own Labyrinth – artwork number 142 out of 270.
Saturday 16 March 2013
Mark Wallinger's new commission, 'Labyrinth', aims to subvert London Underground's iconography and disorient the viewer
Tuesday 12 March 2013
The artist William Wegman, best known for his arresting portraits of dogs, has created his first animated Gif. The subject-matter? An adorable puppy in a bowl.
Paperback review: THe Love Lives of the Artists: Five Stories of Creative Intimacy, By Daniel Bullen
Sunday 17 February 2013
The strength to push at an open door
Visual art review: Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901 - Portrait of the artist as quixotic genius and grieving friend
Sunday 17 February 2013
In one year, Picasso staged his first show, lost his soulmate, and forged the giddying range of styles that revealed his pedigree and future
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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