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Snooker mourns passing of 'Whispering Ted' Lowe

Known affectionately as "Whispering Ted", the legendary snooker commentator Ted Lowe died yesterday, aged 90.

Snooker: Ronnie O'Sullivan admits career hangs by a thread

Ronnie O'Sullivan believes he may have struck on the cure for his snooker malaise but admits bringing in a sports psychiatrist represents the "last throw of the dice" for his career.

Culture Club: Black Swan (15)

Readers review this week's big film

Winona Ryder's difficult Black Swan role

Winona Ryder found 'Black Swan' "difficult" to film.

David Lister: 1972: The end of the age of innocence

It was the year of the Ford Cortina, Gay Pride and power cuts. But when Bloody Sunday tore through 1972, Britain changed: the Sixties were finally over

The Crucible, Open Air Theatre, London

They might have kicked off the summer season in the park with something jollier: Seven Against Thebes, perhaps, or Long Day's Journey into Night. The way things are going in Regent's Park, it's only a matter of time.

Snooker: Deadly Davis in dreamland

From dominant force in the Eighties to rank outsider this year, Steve Davis has filed innumerable memories for action replays in his mind but will there ever be one more vivid than his astonishing 13-11 victory over John Higgins, the defending champion, to become the oldest World Championship quarter-finalist for 27 years.

Snooker: Murphy survives Greene's fightback

The former world champion Shaun Murphy survived a real scare to keep his World Championship hopes alive in Sheffield yesterday.

Snooker: O'Sullivan has spring in his step

Multiple champion wants to mark father's impending release from prison with title

Snooker: 'They will have to take me away kicking and screaming,' says Davis

Parrott has fallen off his perch but Steve Davis, the legendary Nugget, has no plans to call it quits and can reach the Crucible for the 30th time with victory today

Fangs for the memories: The A-Z of vampires

Once upon a time, they were monsters to be feared. But nowadays, they are cool, sexy creatures with great hair and killer cheekbones – and what’s more, they’re everywhere...Kevin Jackson gets his teeth into the A-Z of vampires

Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes, By Daniel Everett

It is 6:30 on an August Saturday morning during the dry season of 1980. The sun is shining, and a breeze blowing up from the Maici River. Daniel Everett wakes up in his hut among the Piraha Indians of Brazil, and it is on this morning that he realises how differently the two cultures – European-based and Pirahas – see reality. For the next two decades he grapples with the nuances of these differences.

Brüno, Larry Charles, 83 mins, (18)<br>The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Rebecca Miller, 98 mins, (15)

This sequel is just so 2006, despite its funny moments &ndash; and 'Borat' did it so much better

Snooker: Robertson beats 2008 runner-up Carter

Neil Robertson demolished Ali Carter's bid for world title glory by knocking out last year's beaten finalist at the Crucible yesterday. Australian Robertson surged into the quarter-finals of the World Championship with a 13-8 victory over the Essex cueman and will face Mark King or Stephen Maguire next.

Snooker: O'Sullivan aiming to be The Crucible's George Best

Ronnie O'Sullivan wants to be remembered as a showman more than as a prolific winner of trophies. The 33-year-old began his World Championship campaign with a 10-5 victory over Stuart Bingham at the weekend.

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