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“I’m sick of playing people who have been hit by spades”, laments Marek Larwood in his debut solo show. It’s not clear whether he is offering this slapstick stereotyping as a reason for his permanently startled expression, but there’s little doubt that the 36-year-old has a face for comedy.
Channel 4's season relies too much on trusted talent, says Gerard Gilbert
The Edinburgh Fringe is all about talent-spotting but forget Footlights - if you really want to see the next generation of performers first, the smart money is on Double Edge Drama. This is theatre company of Eton College, whose recent alumni include Eddie Redmayne, Harry Lloyd and Tom Hiddleston, to name but a few.
Punch and Judy is making a comeback - but without the violence or dropped baby.
The Olympics have given our celebrity-obsessed teenagers a glimpse into another world, where talent, hard work and dedication pay off
With its blend of high-flying manoeuvres, outlandish costumes and pageantry rooted in ancient culture, lucha libre – aka the raucous world of Mexican wrestling – has been a bedrock of its homeland ever since the silver-masked fighter El Santo stepped into the ring in 1942 and became the sport's first superstar, complete with mask and carefully controlled anonymity.
Briton who started year ranked 44 in world keeps Team GB on medal course
Almost 900 million people watched part of the London Games' opening ceremony on television, the International Olympic Committee predicted today.
Former Footballers Wives star Gary Lucy is heading to Albert Square to play a charismatic City banker.
If you find Sorkin's latest a bit trite, think on this: at least you're not watching Winter Wipeout
America's love affair with British television drama continues to flourish after a host of UK talent received Emmy nominations, with Downton Abbey leading the charge.
Do they know what "clunge" is in North Dakota? We're soon to find out, with MTV's long-mooted cross-Atlantic adaptation of The Inbetweeners being unveiled on 20 August. A trailer for the show, adapted by the E4 version's creators Iain Morris and Damon Beasley, was revealed earlier this month by MTV (whose recent version of another E4-made hit, Skins, proved controversial, though poorly received).
Rupert Murdoch vowed not to make a new bid for BSkyB after the division of News Corporation yesterday, saying he would focus his media empire on the US because "the English" had made him unwilling to invest any further in the UK.
BBC plan to exploit programme's commercial potential angers purists
Political commentators compared the disastrous interview with a scene from political comedy The Thick of It
Kim Sengupta reports on a remarkable study of Camp Bastion hospital