• Relief at £1.57bn support package for struggling arts sector
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    Relief at £1.57bn support package for struggling arts sector

    The package will be made up of grants and loans.

  • Coronavirus: Cineworld to reopen screens in time for summer blockbusters
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    Coronavirus: Cineworld to reopen screens in time for summer blockbusters

    Cineworld has announced plans to reopen cinemas as several Hollywood blockbusters are due to be released.

  • Alan Bennett's Talking Heads: First look pictures of new cast including Jodie Comer, Kristin Scott Thomas
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    Evening Standard

    Alan Bennett's Talking Heads: First look pictures of new cast including Jodie Comer, Kristin Scott Thomas

    Jodie Comer, Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire can be seen in first look images from the new productions of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads monologues.Monica Dolan, Tamsin Greig, Lesley Manville, Lucian Msamati, Maxine Peake, Rochenda Sandall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Imelda Staunton and Dame Harriet Walter also appear in retellings of 10 of the original pieces, as well as two new ones written by Bennett last year.

  • ‘No one had a good time’: Judi Dench, Matt Damon, and more actors who hated their own movies
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    ‘No one had a good time’: Judi Dench, Matt Damon, and more actors who hated their own movies

    Everybody knows the drudgery of a bad day in the office. But, thankfully, for us non-famous normal people, that usually ends - or at least it used to - with the commute or a trip to the pub. If you're a Hollywood star, however, taking on a bad project will live, in full, shimmering technicolour, on record forever. Worse, there will be strangers who are paid money to critique your efforts. Some stars have managed to avoid – or disobey – media training enough to tell the world what they really thought of that turkey they made: and here are some of the best. The entire cast of Cats – Cats (2019)

  • 30 best children’s books: From Artemis Fowl to The Jungle Book
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    The Independent

    30 best children’s books: From Artemis Fowl to The Jungle Book

    We all have cherished memories of the books we read and shared as children. Big friendly giants, honey-loving bears, hungry caterpillars, iron men: these figures populate the vivid imaginary landscapes of our childhoods. Everybody will remember the book that made them laugh and cry, the one that they turn to again and again. Like totems, we pass them on to our own children, each book a spell in itself.But there isn’t room in this list for everything. I’m sure that every single reader will gasp at omissions and query the order. There are many personal favourites that I’ve left out, and many more 20th- and 21st-century writers whom I would have liked to include.

  • Netflix movies: The 99 best films on Netflix UK, from Uncut Gems to Dunkirk
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    The Telegraph

    Netflix movies: The 99 best films on Netflix UK, from Uncut Gems to Dunkirk

    Netflix has plenty of classic films in its catalogue – and in recent years, the streaming service has also produced some remarkably original films of its own, from the animal rights satire Okja to the Oscar-winning Roma. But for every award-winning drama, there are just as many trashy B-movies (such as the risible romance A Christmas Prince).

  • Peaky Blinders series 5, episode 5 recap - it's Shelby vs Mosley in the penultimate episode
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    Peaky Blinders series 5, episode 5 recap - it's Shelby vs Mosley in the penultimate episode

    The fifth series of the good, the bad and the Brummie was left beautifully poised for a bloody final reckoning. Here are all the talking points from the explosive penultimate episode…

  • Python at 50: Silly Walks and Holy Grails, review – half a century of fish-slapping and 'nudge-nudge'
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    The Telegraph

    Python at 50: Silly Walks and Holy Grails, review – half a century of fish-slapping and 'nudge-nudge'

    There were some wonderfully funny moments in Python at 50: Silly Walks and Holy Grails (BBC Two, Saturday). Such as Michael Palin, Graham Chapman and Terry Jones making life impossible for a local TV news reporter during a Monty Python shoot in remotest mid-Seventies Yorkshire, or John Cleese delightedly sharing with fellow Pythons his tax-deductible new hair implants, or Terry Gilliam wearing the briefest (and possibly snuggest) cut-offs ever worn by a working film director, on the set of The Life of Brian in Tunisia.

  • Peaky Blinders episode 3 review and series recap: a sectarian showdown is on its way
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    Peaky Blinders episode 3 review and series recap: a sectarian showdown is on its way

    Fascists with friends in high places. Glaswegians with grudges. Wives waving divorce papers. We’ve already reached the midway point of the fifth series and the Peaky Blinders are besieged from all sides.  Here are all the talking points from the plot-thickening third episode…

  • From Kes to Clockwork Orange, the 20 best British films
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    The Independent

    From Kes to Clockwork Orange, the 20 best British films

    On 1 September 1949, Carol Reed’s celebrated thriller The Third Man was released. It was an immediate hit and in the ensuing seven decades, The Third Man’s popularity has remained constant, with frequent appearances on TV and in the cinema, as well as a beautiful restoration in 2015.The film has also featured regularly in lists of the greatest films of all time, and many critics treasure it. It’s been 20 years now since the BFI placed The Third Man at the top of their own list of greatest British films, so perhaps it’s time for a reappraisal of the finest examples of British cinema.

  • Sanditon, episode 1, review: Jane Austen with lashings of sun, sand and sex - but will viewers crave something more?
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    The Telegraph

    Sanditon, episode 1, review: Jane Austen with lashings of sun, sand and sex - but will viewers crave something more?

    The new Andrew Davies adaptation of Sanditon on ITV on Sunday evening unveiled one of Jane Austen’s lesser-known works as an entertaining romp set in an England undergoing unprecedented social change – with lashings of sun, sand, sex and bare-bottomed sea bathing.

  • Dad’s Army, The Lost Episodes, review: a valiant labour of love
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    The Telegraph

    Dad’s Army, The Lost Episodes, review: a valiant labour of love

    News reports last week that a generation of viewers has taken refuge in watching endless reruns of Friends and the US version of The Office (according to data on Netflix’s most-watched shows) have mostly ignored one salient fact: the generation before has been doing that for years in Britain. They just endlessly watch repeats of Dad’s Army.

  • No Time To Die: everything we know about Bond 25
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    No Time To Die: everything we know about Bond 25

    After months of mystery, plans for the 25th James Bond film seem to be taking shape. We have a star, a director and even a title. We’re beginning to get a sense of the film that has, until now, felt as elusive as its eponymous hero.

  • Dad's Army: The Lost Episodes - what to expect from the re-created comedy classics
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    The Telegraph

    Dad's Army: The Lost Episodes - what to expect from the re-created comedy classics

    Close your eyes and you might just be back in Walmington-on-Sea in the early 1940’s. Or at least in a living room in the late 1960’s. From whatever distance you view your nostalgia for the Second World War as seen through the lens of classic sitcom Dad’s Army, the  ‘new’ episodes re-created from three missing shows, will hit your nostalgia buttons bang in the middle.

  • Gentleman Jack, episode 5, review: Suranne Jones shines as things get serious for Anne Lister
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    Gentleman Jack, episode 5, review: Suranne Jones shines as things get serious for Anne Lister

    There was mid-series misery  for Gentleman Jack, as Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) was left broken-hearted and bloody-nosed.

  • What happened to Arya Stark in the Game of Thrones finale - and what's west of Westeros?
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    The Telegraph

    What happened to Arya Stark in the Game of Thrones finale - and what's west of Westeros?

    Through eight truly traumatic seasons of Westerosi warfare, no-one has had to adapt quite as fast or as frequently as Arya Stark.

  • Direwolf theories: everything we know about Ghost and Nymeria in Game of Thrones
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    The Telegraph

    Direwolf theories: everything we know about Ghost and Nymeria in Game of Thrones

    A long, long time ago (circa the very first episode of Game of Thrones) the Starks stumbled across an orphaned pack of puppy direwolves and took it upon themselves to look after the small survivors. One for each of the six Stark children.

  • Azor Ahai: who is the original Game of Thrones Prince that was Promised?
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    The Telegraph

    Azor Ahai: who is the original Game of Thrones Prince that was Promised?

    Even if you’re the most casual, easily confused Game of Thrones fan in existence, you’ve probably grasped the basic thrust of the show’s plot by now. Previously, lots of people were warring over who should sit on the Iron Throne of Westeros. Now, most of the contenders are dead - save for one or two - and a bigger, scarier problem has emerged.

  • Bran Stark theories: What Bran's visions tell us about the ending of Game of Thrones
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    The Telegraph

    Bran Stark theories: What Bran's visions tell us about the ending of Game of Thrones

    Of all the Game of Thrones storylines, Bran Stark’s has been the most sedentary – and that’s not just because he can’t actually walk. He has spent most of the show being dragged across an icy wasteland, hugging old trees. Sometimes, though, these mystical old roots have born fruitful visions that may well determine the outcome of the show

  • Strong, stubborn, and sweet on Brienne: will Game of Thrones give Tormund Giantsbane a happy ending in season 8?
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    The Telegraph

    Strong, stubborn, and sweet on Brienne: will Game of Thrones give Tormund Giantsbane a happy ending in season 8?

    Tormund Giantsbane entered Game of Thrones in season three as a minor character, part of the wildling rabble who captured Jon Snow. Over time, though, the red-headed warrior has steadily worked his way into our affections with his bluff jibes and unrefined ways, injecting some much needed levity in the often dour plotline of Castle Black. It was only when faced with the prospect of Tormund's death, as an ice dragon descended on the wall in the finale of season seven, that fans realised just how fond they’d actually grown of him. 

  • Arya Stark's Kill List: who's left for Needle in Game of Thrones season 8?
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    The Telegraph

    Arya Stark's Kill List: who's left for Needle in Game of Thrones season 8?

    Whilst some people count sheep to get themselves off to sleep, Arya Stark recites the names of all who have wronged her. The aim, in case you haven’t worked out already, is to quite literally strike those names off.

  • Arya Stark's Kill List: who's left for Needle in Game of Thrones season 8?
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    The Telegraph

    Arya Stark's Kill List: who's left for Needle in Game of Thrones season 8?

    Whilst some people count sheep to get themselves off to sleep, Arya Stark recites the names of all who have wronged her. The aim, in case you haven’t worked out already, is to quite literally strike those names off.

  • Bran Stark theories: what Bran's visions mean for the ending of Game of Thrones season 8
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    The Telegraph

    Bran Stark theories: what Bran's visions mean for the ending of Game of Thrones season 8

    Note: this piece contains multiple spoilers concerning the plot of Game of Thrones seasons 1-8

  • Line of Duty, series 5 episode 4, recap: suspicions about Hastings deepen – and a shocking death
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    The Telegraph

    Line of Duty, series 5 episode 4, recap: suspicions about Hastings deepen – and a shocking death

    Phew. After another white-knuckle hour of shady dealings and shock deaths, here are all the talking points from an incendiary fourth episode…