Michael Buerk presents Inside the National Trust

The Weekend’s Viewing: Living the dream (the National Trust way)

Inside the National Trust, Sun, ITV / Celebrity Wedding Planner, Fri, Channel 5

The Fashion Audit: Slippery feet / Downton pouts / American bride

What we love, we're not sure about, we're buying and can't wait for...

How will Breaking Bad end? Seven ridiculous theories about 'Felina'

Spoiler alert: Seven ways Breaking Bad might end... but probably won't

Wedding was 'owl' a bit much for Darcey the ring bearing bird

Bride and groom were left stranded at the alter as Darcey the night owl slept through the wedding day

Caring Conservatives? It won't be easy for Iain Duncan Smith to shake the toxic tag

The Work and Pensions Secretary is labouring to reshape the Tory image

Could panda poo provide the answer to the world's energy crisis?

Diary: Ask a silly question, Tony Blair and Barack Obama’s surprising link and a poet cornered

Was the downfall of Richard III caused by a strawberry? Could panda poo provide a solution to the global energy crisis? For years now I have collected Questions to Which the Answer Is No.

Batwoman can't have lesbian wedding 'because heroes shouldn't have happy personal lives'

DC Comics' co-publisher responds to the furore after Batwoman co-authors resign

Sir Patrick Stewart tweeted a picture of himself with new wife Sunny Ozell accompanied by the caption:

Luvvies, actually: Sir Ian McKellen marries X-Men co-star Sir Patrick Stewart (Well, he officiates at the wedding to Sunny Ozell, that is...)

Sir Ian McKellen is believed to have married fellow theatrical knight of the realm Sir Patrick Stewart. Sir Ian conducted the ceremony at his friend Sir Patrick’s nuptials to jazz singer Sunny Ozell this weekend, that is.

The Feral Beast: Dave's in a fizz, splashed cash at the Beeb, and a nasty shock for Godfrey Bloom

His days with the Bollinger-swilling Bullingdon Club are the ones David Cameron would most like us to forget. So the PM must be less than thrilled that one of his oldest friends, Peter Czernin, is making a film about the infamous drinking club, timed for release just before the election. Czernin, heir to the Howard de Walden millions, was Dave's first flatmate in London. He is now a film producer, whose hits include The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. His latest project is Posh, a film adaptation of Laura Wade's hit stage play. The film, scheduled for release next year, features rising stars Max Irons, Freddie Fox and Douglas Booth as members of the Riot Club, a thinly veiled parody of the "Buller". The movie has already caused some controversy after winning a £1m grant from the British Film Council. Tory MPs were incensed that taxpayers' money should be used to fund a film that will clearly embarrass the Prime Minister. "This looks like revenge for George Osborne cutting film-industry subsidies," snorted Tory MP Angie Bray. Let's hope Pete and Dave can stay on speakers.

Seat of power: the Victoria Inn sits on the Holkham estate

Room service: A Norfolk icon that is easy to digest

The Victoria Inn, Holkham

Kathy Kane's alter-ego Batwoman has been 'prohibited' from getting married.

Batwoman writers depart DC Comics after lesbian superhero's wedding is 'prohibited'

DC Comics may have made history last February when an edition of its Batwoman comic included the first lesbian wedding proposal in the genre. But now the writers behind the female Caped Crusader’s adventures have acrimoniously left DC claiming the female superhero’s marriage was “prohibited” by the publisher.

Great Britain ended a successful World Championships in Chengdu by taking their first-ever gold medal in the men's eight event

Rowing: Britain win first men’s eight gold

Great Britain ended a successful World Championships in Chengdu by taking their first-ever gold medal in the men’s eight event.

Sri Lankan police apologise for holding group wedding for their sniffer dogs

Police have apologised for holding a group wedding ceremony for sniffer dogs after the country’s Culture Minister condemned the event and demanded an investigation.

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
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As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
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Smash hit go under the hammer

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Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

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Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

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Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us