For Evelyn Waugh, it was nothing less than "that original garden from which we are all exiled". Now it is the BBC that has strayed into the paradisal precincts of Blandings castle, bringing woolly-headed Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth, his indomitable sister Lady Constance Keeble and the irreverent Galahad Threepwood (last of the Pelicans) to the small screen for the first time since the 1960s.
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Friday 04 December 2009
Badly Drawn Boy's first soundtrack, for 2002's film of About a Boy, showed him to be a skilled wielder of homely moods and sympathetic tones, both characteristics also in full effect on this soundtrack to Caroline Aherne's TV film The Fattest Man in Britain, starring Timothy Spall in the title role.
Friday 27 November 2009
For her second album, the young mezzo-soprano has tried to develop an overall theme, loosely based around Alice In Wonderland, though listeners may struggle to discern a trace of it.
The Weekend's Television: Gunrush, SUN ITV1<br/>
The Rules of Film Noir, SAT, BBC4<br/>
Bus Pass Bullfighter, Fri, CHANNEL 4
Monday 24 August 2009
Is ITV fulfilling its obligations as a public-service broadcaster?
Thursday 18 June 2009
Anna Friel has told how she met up with a prostitute while researching her new role for drama The Street and said that as a mother she can empathise with the desperate measures her character takes.
Friday 22 May 2009
Film production can be pretty gruelling. From raising the finance, to bringing the stars on board and overseeing the smooth running of the shoot, the buck stops with the producer. Normally, it doesn't involve having to pass A levels at the same time. Yet, not much is normal about the production of Dardentor. Producers Adrian Bliss, Benjamin Robbins and Toby Stubbs are all in their teens for a start. They are currently attempting to raise £1m for their first feature film with an unorthodox financing plan.
Monday 11 May 2009
Monday 22 September 2008
Not many advertisers stay married to the same ad agency for five years, let alone 25. But the relationship that Levi's has with Bartle Bogle Hegarty has done more than stand the test of time. It has set the advertising agenda and produced some of the most enduring and iconic campaigns of the last quarter of a century.
Friday 08 August 2008
This episode in the life of Harry Houdini has plenty going for it – Guy Pearce as the celebrated escapologist, Timothy Spall as his manager, Gillian Armstrong directing – and its 1920s Edinburgh setting offers a Gothic intrigue.
Sunday 18 May 2008
There cannot have been many greater characters in British sport than Brian Clough. So much so that a mythology has engulfed his memory. There have now been at least seven biographies of the self-proclaimed "Ol' Big 'Ead", the latest, 'Provided You Don't Kiss Me' by Duncan Hamilton, winning the 2007 William Hill Sports Book of the Year award.
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Friday 09 June 2006
- 1 The ‘Beverly Hills’ of Surrey pays more income tax than big cities of the North
- 2 Austerity has hardened the nation's heart
- 3 Tottenham to smash pay scale with £150,000-a-week contract in attempt to tie Gareth Bale to club
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