Arts and Entertainment Fans will be excited by the new that Game of Thrones is due back on screens in April

The fantasy drama will return on 6 April with yet more gruesome scenes

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What do the 2012 Olympics and mayoral elections have in common? Here's a clue: it's not London. Other places are voting on mayors, too. The answer is that they are being vilified in a nasty, negative and condescending way by the metropolitan chatterers, who regard both as impediments to the smooth functioning of their gilded lives and just the latest examples of the "dumbing-down" of modern life.

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A TV drama about serial killer Fred West headed the shortlist for the TV Baftas today with nominations for four awards.

The Tortured Spirit: in the BBC's Being
Human, John Mitchell (left) was so desperate to throw off his bloodlust he shared house with a ghost
and a werewolf, much to the embarrassment
of his fellow bloodsuckers

Dracula bites back! Gothic legacy in danger from touchy-feely, fictional vampires

Give us a villainous vampire we can get our teeth into, not one of these winsome wimps

Adam Brody

Adam Brody - An actor who's one for the damsels

Adam Brody has come a long way since The OC – but his appeal with the ladies shows no sign of waning, says Kaleem Aftab

Sir David Attenborough on TV Bafta shortlist

Sir David Attenborough is to take on Keith Lemon and Sherlock for a TV Bafta.

Last Night's Viewing: The Sinking of the Concordia: Caught on Camera, Channel 4<br />Divine Women, BBC2<br />Beautiful Minds, BBC4

We've had a lot of ersatz maritime disaster over the last few days, what with the Titanic centenary, but The Sinking of the Concordia: Caught on Camera could proudly boast that it was the real thing. "No director, no camera crew, no reconstructions," promised the voiceover at the beginning of this collage of home videos of the event. It relied for its raw material on two features of modern life: the ubiquity of hand-held video cameras in the age of smart-phones and the readiness of some people to experience their entire holiday from behind a view-finder. As this film proved, some of them won't even press the pause button when their own children are weeping with fear in front of the lens.

Rosie Millard: Viewers want to see talent, not crying

We're having too bad a time for misery on a Saturday night

David Tennant to star in TV drama 'The Spies Of Warsaw'

Former Doctor Who star David Tennant will play a French spy in a new two-part Second World War-era drama by Likely Lads writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.

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The pressure of the title race seems to be getting to Man City as Mario Balotelli has to be restrained by Vincent Kompany after arguing with Aleksandar Kolarov about taking a free kick. Man City were 3-1 down with five minutes to play but late goals from both Balotelli and Kolarov earned them a 3-3 draw to keep their dwindling title hopes alive.

Ian Herbert: City manager's blind spot exposed by his indulgence of Balotelli's flaws

Roberto Mancini knows all about players who would spill blood for a Manchester City manager. He saw it in those players he inherited in 2009, struggling to transfer their loyalties from Mark Hughes to him. He still views that time as perhaps his toughest at City.

Mario Balotelli rows with his team-mates on Saturday. There is a feeling that the Italian is given special treatment by Roberto Mancini

Ian Herbert: Indulgence of Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli shows up Roberto Mancini's blind spot

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TV comedian denies harassing former girlfriend

The comedian Justin Lee Collins is to stand trial for allegedly harassing his former girlfriend.

Earthworm Jim to the rescue - Retrospect

Hope lives on among fans that the franchise will be revived but perhaps it's better not to go back – even today the first two Earthworm Jim games are jewels of the genre, always there to pick you up when you need a little rampant absurdity in your life.

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