DVD: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (12)

Harry Potter's film incarnation can now settle where he belongs – the pre-Christmas shopping melee.

High Court appoints its first Sikh judge

Rabinder Singh QC has become the first Sikh to be made a judge in the High Court, and will wear a turban rather than a traditional judicial wig when he takes up the appointment later this year.

Dave St-Pierre Company, Sadler's Wells, London

How do you establish yourself as an enfant terrible?

Ashes Diary: Bollinger finds Test cricket a tiring business

Few can have expected to see Doug Bollinger back in a Baggy Green so soon after his lamentable efforts in Adelaide but he has a reasonable chance of starting in Sydney.

Great Works: The Yawner(c. 1770), Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

Szepmuveszeti Museum, Budapest

Danton’s Death, National Theatre: Olivier, London

Focusing on the Terror of 1794, Büchner's 1835 play Danton's Death was written in secret when the 22-year-old author was himself under police interrogation after a failed attempt to rouse the Hessian peasantry.

Album: Peter Case, Wig! (Yep Roc)

Recuperating from open-heart surgery, the folk-blues singer Peter Case found himself lured back to rock'n'roll while preparing reissues of albums by his early bands, The Plimsouls and The Nerves. As soon as he was fit enough, Case called in the Memphis garage guitar legend Ron Franklin and X's drummer DJ Bonebrake for a comeback show and, virtually within a week, recorded this great album of raw, roaring rhythm-and-blues rockers.

Net Gains: Put your shirt on Chelsea fan to knock GB out of Davis Cup

A Wimbledon-loving Chelsea supporter is hoping to send Britain into Davis Cup oblivion. In the absence of Andy Murray, Turkey's Marsel Ilhan, the world No 118, will be the highest-ranked singles player in next month's relegation play-off against Britain at Eastbourne, which will decide who will drop down next year to the lowest division alongside the likes of Andorra and Moldova. The bad news for Britain is that Ilhan, who had never played on a grass court until two years ago, has made big strides on the surface. After first-round losses in Wimbledon qualifying in 2008 and 2009, the 23-year-old from Istanbul opened his 2010 grass-court season by reaching the quarter-finals of the Challenger tournament in Nottingham, went on to win three matches in Wimbledon qualifying and last week became the first Turkish man ever to win a match in the main draw, beating Brazil's Marcos Daniel 6-7 4-6 6-2 6-3 6-1. He eventually lost to Victor Hanescu. "We have no grass courts in Turkey, but I enjoy playing on grass now," Ilhan said. "It suits my game, especially my serve and groundstrokes. I also like to volley." As for the Davis Cup, Ilhan said his team had nothing to lose: "It would be a huge thing for us to win in Britain." Having stayed in Chelsea for the last three years during Wimbledon, Ilhan has become a Stamford Bridge fan. "I've bought a Chelsea shirt, like I did last year," he said. "I like the colour." What number? "It's a No 10 shirt. I just like the number. I've got my own name on the back."

Jury sworn in for rape trial of boys aged 10 and 11

A jury was sworn in today to try two of the youngest boys to be charged with rape.

Aida, Royal Opera House, London<br/>Elegy for Young Lovers, Young Vic, London<br/>I Went to the House But Did Not Enter, Barbican Hall, London

Covent Garden's new 'Aida' is an orgy of mad make-up, bare breasts and swinging corpses...with not a pyramid in sight

Clash of the Titans (12a)

The week's other 3-D adventure swaps Vikings for the ancient Greeks, who have apparently become so uppity that Zeus (Liam Neeson) intends to make an example of them.

Album: Drive-By Truckers, The Big To Do (PIAS)

Since 2008's magnificent Brighter Than Creation's Dark, Drive-By Truckers have released both a live album and a catch-up compilation of B-sides and outtakes, and continued their occasional alliances with soul legends by playing Booker T's back-up band on his Grammy-winning Potato Hole album. In other words, all the kinds of diversionary tactics usually practiced by bands short of new material.

Woman sues 50 Cent over homemade sex video

A US woman sued rapper 50 Cent in New York City, claiming he unlawfully distributed her homemade sex video over the internet after editing himself into it as a wig-wearing narrator.

Ireland reveals divisions in Trapattoni's squad

City midfielder claims cliques still dominate the Republic's selection process

The Kosh in The Storeroom, Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh

Sian Williams is an Edinburgh veteran, having appeared on the Fringe every year for the past quarter century with her company The Kosh.

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