Arts: United Kingdom

The Guardian - Media (15 minutes ago)

Result of Guardian Australia experiment aligns with research showing social media automatically delivers troubling content to young men, largely without oversightFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastHow do the algorithms of Facebook and Instagram affect what...

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The Guardian - Media (15 minutes ago)

The search engine's response to ChatGPT and its ilk is to take a highly partial approach to what it considers worthy of attentionOnce upon a time, a very long time ago in internet years – 1998 – Google was truly great. A couple of lads at Stanford University in California had the idea to build a search engine that would crawl the world wide...

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The Guardian - Media (15 minutes ago)

For decades now, anyone who's wanted to know everything about anything has asked Google. But is the platform losing its edge – and can we still trust it to tell us the truth?I didn't know I was dead until I saw it on Google. When I searched my name, there it was: a picture of my smiling face next to the text "Tom Faber was a physicist and...

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The Guardian - Media (15 minutes ago)

Accusations of abusive behaviour in rehearsal rooms 'complete news' to judge of the dance showStrictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has said allegations of abusive behaviour to past participants on the show have come as a "shock” to him.Last weekend professional dancer Graziano Di Prima said he was leaving the BBC show after claims...

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Algorithm pushes new generation of viewers to the old ITV2 drama starring Billie PiperNetflix viewers could be forgiven for doing a double-take as they idly browsed the homepage earlier this month. Amid the latest releases and newest releases, an old ITV2 drama appeared in the UK's top 10 programmes.Secret Diary of a Call Girl, based on the...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (2 hours ago)

The criminal barrister presents an eye-opening documentary. Plus: a new series of cosy teatime drama McDonald & Dodds. Here's what to watch this evening9pm, Channel 4 Continue reading...

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BBC - Arts (8 hours ago)

A cross-cultural love story is shining a light on a secretive and glamorous Asian world.

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BBC - Arts (8 hours ago)

Kristina Rihanoff thinks stars will feel 'more comfortable' after the BBC introduced new welfare measures.

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BBC - Arts (9 hours ago)

The British singer said that having a baby had "exposed" the conditions more.

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (9 hours ago)

The 'highly offensive' title of ITV's new comedy may have seen officers' federation throw its toys out of the pram, but this slight sitcom goes easy on years of reports of corruptionIt's time for the Police Federation of England and Wales to apply lavender oil to all available pulse points, because the new ITV comedy Piglets is here. When the title...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (11 hours ago)

In this week's newsletter: The audio superstar is back with a 'beach read' of a podcast, The Arc of Love. Plus: five of the best podcasts about death• Don't get Hear Here delivered to your inbox? Sign up hereThe True Story of the Fake ZombiesWidely available, episodes weekly In 1969, St Albans-based band the Zombies had a hit single in the US...

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The Guardian - Media (12 hours ago)

US standup and sitcom star who exuded calm assurance in a career that spanned more than 50 yearsBob Newhart, who has died aged 94, employed a deadpan delivery, marked with a sometimes stammering hesitation, that made him an unlikely candidate to become one of America's most successful comedians. It was in keeping with his character that his...

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The Guardian - Media (12 hours ago)

In the Blink of an Eye was praised at the Theakston Old Peculier crime writing festival as 'changing the way we think about policing forever'A "boundary-pushing take on the police procedural” which features a human detective working with an AI sleuth in order to solve a missing persons case has won the coveted Theakston Old Peculier crime novel...

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The Guardian - Media (12 hours ago)

The debut novelist on her haunting tale of mothers and daughters, the importance of putting black women on the page and the art form that makes her feel most aliveOrlaine McDonald, 55, came to writing late, having worked for many years in arts education, taking theatre to schools and pupil referral and youth offending units. After attending a local...

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The Guardian - Media (12 hours ago)

Company says it is 'revising' work for shoe designed for 1972 Munich Olympics, where 11 Israelis were killed by Palestinian terroristsAdidas has pulled images of the model Bella Hadid from adverts promoting a sports shoe first launched to coincide with the 1972 Munich Olympic Games.The German-based sportswear company said it was "revising” its...

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The Guardian - Media (12 hours ago)

Actor tells Virgin Radio he feels 'very emotional' after completing writing of sitcom with Ruth JonesJames Corden has revealed that he and Ruth Jones have finished writing the script for Gavin and Stacey's final episode.The actor and former talk show host, 45, announced in early May along with the show's co-creator Jones, 57, that the beloved...

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The Guardian - Media (13 hours ago)

Main rights to broadcast Games sold to DiscoveryBBC limited to one linear and one digital channelTelevision viewers of the Olympics in the UK could miss exciting live moments during the Games if several key events happen simultaneously, the man in charge of delivering the BBC's Olympics coverage has warned.The BBC is limited to showing live action...

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BBC - Arts (15 hours ago)

Eastwood, 94, told the BBC Sandera, 61, was "a lovely, caring woman, and an important part of my life".

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BBC - Arts (17 hours ago)

The organisers of the war-hit country's largest music event say they've missed the festival feeling.

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The Guardian - Media (20 hours ago)

Whereas once it was enough to enjoy a few weeks on air, now many participants are after influencer endorsementDuring its first 20 years on air Strictly Come Dancing scandals have been largely confined to on-screen drama, off-screen snogging and the odd trip to the divorce courts.Yet this week one of the BBC's most successful shows is on the...

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The Guardian - Media (20 hours ago)

'Digital pandemic', 'havoc' and 'meltdown' were some of the most common phrases in UK headlines after botched CrowdStrike software updateGlobal IT outage: live updatesSaturday's headlines are dominated by the fallout from an IT failure that grounded planes, took TV channels off air and played havoc with health services, banking and retail...

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The Guardian - Media (20 hours ago)

Protest planned at Tate Modern after accusations against channel owned by Len Blavatnik, UK's second-richest manLen Blavatnik, the second-richest man in Britain, is facing a series of protests in the UK after his Israeli television channel was accused of cancelling programmes to please Benjamin Netanyahu.Aviel Lewis, a London-based Israeli who is...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (22 hours ago)

In the 1970s, huge crowds – even royalty – packed cinemas to watch bawdy 'sexploitation' films. Ahead of a documentary, their stars talk pain, secrets – and being 'the most famous bare bum in British screen history'Robin Askwith is telling me about his testicles. Specifically, how they took some serious punishment in the 1974 film Confessions...

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BBC - Arts (23 hours ago)

Eminem now joins Taylor Swift, David Bowie, and U2 with 11 chart-topping albums.

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (A day ago)

Love & Hate tells the real story of a woman who killed her neighbour with an axe. Plus: Piglets is a new British comedy about police officers. Here's what to watch this evening10pm, ITV1 Continue reading...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (A day ago)

Two teams of celebrities are locked in a container for 24 hours and compete for points as the comedian host tells the most soulless jokes you've ever heard. You'll yearn for TaskmasterYou can always find some bloke in the pub who is a conspiracy theorist about Jimmy Carr's laugh. I encourage you to find this person wherever you can. It is a...

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BBC - Arts (A day ago)

The China-born star died in San Francisco after suffering from a neurodegenerative brain disease since 2019.

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BBC - Arts (A day ago)

Before they can save themselves from elimination, queens say they need to save thousands of pounds.

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BBC - Arts (A day ago)

The star releases her debut solo single, Angel of My Dreams, after 10 years performing in Little Mix.

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The Guardian - Media (2 days ago)

X CEO's support for Trump is a break from the role that major social media heads have played in US politicsMinutes after Donald Trump announced that he had selected JD Vance as his running mate, Elon Musk rushed to endorse the two Republican candidates to his 190 million followers on the social network that he owns. The tech billionaire proclaimed...

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The Guardian - Media (2 days ago)

Billie Eilish is the latest celebrity to read a bedtime story on the BBC's pre-school channel. It is not just tiny tots who will tune inThe American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish became the latest celebrity to read a bedtime story for the BBC's CBeebies channel on Friday. Eilish, who won her second Oscar last year with her song What Was I Made...

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The Guardian - Media (2 days ago)

Reporter found guilty of spying in trial thought to have been rushed in preparation for prisoner swapA Russian court has found the US journalist Evan Gershkovich guilty of espionage and sentenced him to 16 years in prison, after a trial widely described as a sham.Gershkovich, 32, denied the charges and pleaded not guilty during the secretive court...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (2 days ago)

The restaurant drama broke an Emmys record for a comedy show, but how is a tense series about stress, trauma and suicide supposed to be a comedy?Emmy nominations 2024: the full list and the biggest surprises and snubsYesterday The Bear made Emmys history after receiving 23 nominations, an all-time record for a comedy series. And yet the reception...

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The Guardian - Media (2 days ago)

From January 2025 providers will have to tell customers upfront in 'pounds and pence' about expected increasesPhone, broadband and pay-TV companies are to be banned from imposing mid-contract price increases linked to inflation, in a crackdown by the regulator after a Guardian investigation exposed "greedflation” in the sector last year.Under...

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The Guardian - Media (2 days ago)

Fox News host recently had his show canceled after joining in the false narrative of 2020 election being stolenLou Dobbs, a longtime cable news anchor known in recent years for supporting Donald Trump and for spreading misinformation, has died at age 78, according to statements posted on his social media accounts.Trump paid tribute to Dobbs as "a...

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BBC - Arts (2 days ago)

A major exhibition about the UK's hobbies contains more than 14,000 objects.

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The Guardian - Media (2 days ago)

Star of game-changing sitcoms The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart, and Christmas comedy Elf, had period of illnessBob Newhart, the revered US comedian and star of two classic sitcoms known for his deadpan delivery, died on Thursday at the age of 94.The Chicago native and titular star of game-changing sitcoms The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart in the...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (2 days ago)

Ryan Reynolds's charm carries a super-fun video-game comedy, and Daisy Ridley is steely and inspirational as Trudy Ederle – the first woman to swim the ChannelThey are collaborating on the new Deadpool film, but actor Ryan Reynolds and director Shawn Levy first joined forces for this effortlessly enjoyable comedy thriller. Reynolds plays Guy, an...

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The Guardian - Media (2 days ago)

Sebastian Hotz, aka El Hotzo, was dropped from his radio show and provoked anger from Elon Musk after now-deleted posts on XA 28-year-old German comedian has got into trouble with Donald Trump supporters and then Elon Musk after sending a series of tweets appearing to welcome the assassination attempt on the former US president.Sebastian Hotz, who...

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BBC - Arts (2 days ago)

A pop musical brings female trailblazers including Emmeline Pankhurst and Rosa Parks to life in London.

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BBC - Arts (2 days ago)

Dancer Graziano Di Prima kicked celebrity partner Zara McDermott once during rehearsals last year.

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BBC - Arts (2 days ago)

It features works from leading modernist artists alongside posters, fashion and photos.

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BBC - Arts (2 days ago)

The Blur frontman performed at Wembley Stadium last summer amongst a sea of mobile phones.

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BBC - Arts (2 days ago)

The legendary deadpan comic won numerous awards over his decades-long career.

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (2 days ago)

Clive Myrie hosts as Elim Chan conducts the opening night of the Proms. Plus: the terror of a passenger breaking into the cockpit. Here's what to watch this evening7pm, BBC TwoIt's Proms season! Clive Myrie launches eight wonderful weeks of classical music at the Royal Albert Hall, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra presenting Beethoven's 5th Symphony...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (2 days ago)

Taika Waititi reimagines Terry Gilliam's cult classic, plus a starry comedy set in 14th-century Italy about debauchery and the Black DeathTaika Waititi and Jemaine Clement bring their trademark deadpan absurdism to this reimagining of Terry Gilliam's 1981 time-travel romp. Kal-El Tuck stars as geeky 11-year-old Kevin, whose vivid imagination is...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (2 days ago)

This attempt to be Game of Thrones in togas is all about the cheap thrills. It's packed with gore, gladiators and gratuitous brothel toursRoman epics nudge two sliders up and down on their dramatic mixing desk: the one that controls political machinations, and the one that dispenses violence and debauchery. Go too far towards I, Claudius and the...

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The Guardian - Media (2 days ago)

Mike Sneesby will run in the torch relay on top of hosting advertisers. Plus: Joe Hockey turns Trump expert for Sky NewsFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastWhen the Nine Entertainment CEO, Mike Sneesby, called on his troops to embrace the Olympic spirit ahead...

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The Guardian - Media (2 days ago)

Streaming service's ad-supported subscription and live event streaming saw revenue reach $9.5bn in latest quarterThe international success of hits including Baby Reindeer and Bridgerton helped Netflix gain another quarter of revenue increases, as the streaming giant continued to draw in subscribers with ad-supported subscriptions and live events...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (2 days ago)

This fearless, 60s-set thriller is astonishingly written and acted. It's so sumptuous that its brilliance threatens to overwhelm youI remember reading Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace many years ago and feeling almost as if I was being beaten about the head with its brilliance. I loved it, admired it, wanted to tell all my friends about it, but I had...

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The Guardian - Media (2 days ago)

I love a good TV binge as much as the next person but, in a time of smashing full seasons in one sitting, I'm rediscovering the joy of delayed gratificationUnless you've been living under a rock that doesn't have wifi access for the past few years, you would know that nostalgia has been having a moment. As we get older and the world becomes harder...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (2 days ago)

Historical drama and restaurant comedy lead the way while Netflix breakout Baby Reindeer also makes its markEmmy nominations 2024: the full listShōgun and The Bear are leading the way in this year's Emmys race with the Netflix breakout Baby Reindeer also making a strong impression.The nominations, announced on Wednesday, saw FX's historical...

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The Guardian - Media (2 days ago)

This week, Chanté Joseph meets Rapman, the writer and director of Supacell, one of the most watched shows on Netflix, to discuss what it takes to make a hit series, how he's redefining the superhero genre and what he plans to do nextArchive: TikTok (audiosavioursuk), X (thebrosgeekout), Shiro's Story Part 2 (Link Up TV) Blue Story (Paramount...

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The Guardian - Media (2 days ago)

Acclaimed photojournalist with a gift for capturing the joys and travails of the human conditionThe German photographer Thomas Hoepker, who has died aged 88, was celebrated for his humanist approach in capturing the joys and travails of the human condition. Remembered for his iconic 1966 portraits of Muhammad Ali taken over a two-week period in...

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The Guardian - Media (2 days ago)

Tributes paid to BBC presenter who says she will enjoy lie-ins after six years of 3am startsMartha Kearney has stepped down as a presenter of Radio 4's Today programme, saying she will be "enjoying the lie-ins” after six years of 3am starts on the job.Colleagues and friends on Thursday paid tribute to the long-serving BBC presenter, while Kearney...

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The Guardian - Media (2 days ago)

Bureau of Investigative Journalism applied to name father who wanted to have unsupervised contact with his childA judge has ruled that a serial rapist whom the family court had permitted to have unsupervised contact with his child can be named following a successful application by journalists.There were findings made that Kristoffer Paul Arthur...

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The Guardian - Media (3 days ago)

Giulia Cortese convicted of defamation over two tweets that judge in Milan said amounted to 'body shaming'An Italian court has ordered a journalist to pay €5,000 in damages to the prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, for mocking her height over social media in what was defined as "body shaming”.Giulia Cortese, a journalist based in Milan, was also...

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The Guardian - Media (3 days ago)

BBC says production team member will attend rehearsals 'at all times' amid concern about behaviour of some dancersStrictly Come Dancing professional dancers will no longer be left on their own with contestants during rehearsals, the BBC has announced.In an attempt to get a grip on a deepening crisis at the BBC show, the broadcaster announced on...

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BBC - Arts (3 days ago)

Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa's waxwork was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London

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The Guardian - Media (3 days ago)

Exclusive: Pouria Zeraati 'no longer felt safe in UK' as Tehran regime steps up threats and attacks on critics in exileAn Iranian television presenter, who was attacked in London by men believed to be acting for the Tehran regime, has moved abroad, saying that he no longer felt safe in the UK.Pouria Zeraati said the UK's approach to the threat...

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The Guardian - Media (3 days ago)

Tech billionaire to donate extraordinary monthly sum to group focused on helping Trump win election, report saysElon Musk has said he plans to give $45m a month to a Super Pac focused on electing Donald Trump, starting in July, the Wall Street Journal has reported.The tech billionaire, who endorsed Trump two days ago, has already donated what was...

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The Guardian - Media (3 days ago)

Authorities unhappy as Chinese chat groups and WeChat feeds buzz with discussion of whether China has entered period of inevitable failureFirst, there was the century of humiliation, in which China was subjugated by western powers. Then there was the era of reform and opening up, where China's rapid economic development paved the way for what was...

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BBC - Arts (3 days ago)

A new comedy musical based on the danger of underestimating teenage girls comes to London.

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BBC - Arts (3 days ago)

Baby Reindeer's Richard Gadd and Jessica Gunning are among the stars in the running for Emmy Awards.

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (3 days ago)

The wedding party 'joke' finally comes to light in Douglas Is Cancelled. Plus: what really happened in one of India's deadliest train crashes? Here's what to watch this evening9pm, ITV1What "joke” did Douglas (Hugh Bonneville) tell about his co-host Madeline (Karen Gillan) at the wedding party? We're finally going to get answers in the intense...

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The Guardian - Media (3 days ago)

Oscar-winning singer chooses book by Oliver Jeffers that highlights importance of protecting natureBillie Eilish has become the latest star to read a CBeebies bedtime story, having chosen a book that teaches children about interacting with nature.The Oscar-winning singer of What Was I Made For? and Birds of a Feather read This Moose Belongs to Me...

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BBC - Arts (3 days ago)

The BBC show has been hit by allegations concerning two of its professional dancers.

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BBC - Arts (3 days ago)

The rapper and Love Island presenter say they have "decided to call it quits" but "are still friends".

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (3 days ago)

The ex-EastEnder is all charisma and comedy chops in this patchy sitcom about two wildly different brothers. The show leans heavily on his talent … and he deliversIt may be that Danny Dyer's finest work will always be his 2018 diatribe on Good Evening Britain, asking pertinent questions about the approach of David Cameron to the aftermath of the...

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BBC - Arts (3 days ago)

The pop star says her "tank is empty" after a two-year concert residency in Las Vegas.

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BBC - Arts (4 days ago)

Thomas Brückner, who was 49, was behind a massive club hit that reached number one in the UK in 2003.

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The Guardian - Media (4 days ago)

Potential bid by CVC Capital Partners believed to be structured to back newspaper group's management teamBusiness live – latest updatesThe private equity group behind the Six Nations tournament and English Premiership Rugby is considering a bid for the Telegraph, as the deadline for the first round of the auction of the newspaper group approaches...

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BBC - Arts (4 days ago)

Reduced staffing could see less arts teaching at the school attended by the Kanneh-Mason children.

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (4 days ago)

Want to watch less and read more this summer? Let your favourite series be a guide to clever, funny, moving titles you won't be able to put downSummer is the perfect time to step away from the telly and reconnect with the power of the printed – or digital – page. Books can offer our screen-frazzled brains a respite, a deeper dive into the hot...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (4 days ago)

In 2004, she won the show by the highest margin to date, after a summer of chain-smoking, dancing and opening the eyes of the British public. She looks back on how her life changed for ever'I'm in denial,” says Nadia Almada, arching a well-groomed eyebrow. "I don't understand how it's been 20 years.” She pauses: "Twenty years? I need a trigger...

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BBC - Arts (4 days ago)

The Canadian rapper joked on Instagram that the rushing floodwaters "better be espresso martini".

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BBC - Arts (4 days ago)

Molly Rainford's character Anna Knight is the victim of spiking in a new five-part web series.

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BBC - Arts (4 days ago)

The Hollywood star will fly back to Texas to sit exams while working on The Running Man in London.

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BBC - Arts (4 days ago)

Ingrid Andress was widely derided for her erratic rendition before baseball's Home Run Derby.

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (4 days ago)

Fans of Plebs and Brassic will want to check out Ryan Sampson's new series. Plus: Anne-Marie Duff returns for the second series of Suspect. Here's what to watch this evening9pm, Sky MaxDanny Dyer is back on lovably daft geezer form as Lee in this six-part comedy-drama about two dysfunctional siblings. It's written by Ryan Sampson (Plebs, Brassic)...

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The Guardian - Media (4 days ago)

AfD-supporting publication has fed racist and far-right nationalist conspiracy theoriesThe German government has banned the rightwing extremist magazine Compact, accusing it of whipping up "unspeakable” hatred of Jews, Muslims and foreigners while undermining the country's constitutional democracy.In what she called a "hard blow” against the...

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BBC - Arts (4 days ago)

A member of production staff will be in all rehearsals following complaints about two former dancers.

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BBC - Arts (4 days ago)

Kyle Gass sparked an outcry with a comment on stage about the assassination attempt on Donald Trump.

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (4 days ago)

Through extraordinary access to Biles, this dramatic docuseries takes on the dark side of being an elite athlete. It's a touching plea for compassion that sets up her Olympics return beautifullyIf you watched Simone Biles: Rising only to marvel at what the most decorated gymnast in history can do, that would be a couple of hours well spent. It is...

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The Guardian - Media (4 days ago)

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski's show reportedly taken off air over fears of 'inappropriate' commentThe MSNBC host Joe Scarborough has criticised his own network for taking his Morning Joe show off air on Monday in the wake of the failed assassination attempt on Donald Trump.The left-leaning talkshow was reportedly pulled because NBC bosses...

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BBC - Arts (4 days ago)

Trixie Mattel announces a three-month break, saying she needs "a complete reboot".

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The Guardian - Media (5 days ago)

NullBulge group said it was leaking files from Disney's internal Slack channel to 'protect artists' rights'Hacktivists claim to have stolen more than a terabyte of data from Disney's internal chat platform and are leaking the information online in a protest against what they say is the company's anti-artist stance.The group, which calls itself...

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The Guardian - Media (5 days ago)

Former contestant Zara McDermott has contacted the BBC about her treatment following Graziano Di Prima's exit from the dance contest. Can the show shake this off?To lose one dancer over allegations of abusive behaviour may be considered a misfortune. To lose two looks like carelessness. This weekend, the Strictly Come Dancing crisis deepened....

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BBC - Arts (5 days ago)

Zara McDermott, who was partnered with Graziano Di Prima, says she's "gained the strength" to speak up.

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (5 days ago)

Legolas from Lord of the Rings learns new skills in a way that makes you curl up with embarrassment. Even his pop-star partner can barely feign interestAre you a fan of Legolas in Lord of the Rings, Katy Perry's fiance or knock-off Rufus Sewell (I think that covers all the categories he can be found in), Orlando Bloom? Do you want to see him do...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (5 days ago)

A behind-the-scenes tease gives some new details on what we might get from the much-anticipated final episodesFirst, the bad news. Despite the last part of the most recent season coming out more than two years ago, the fifth and final season of Stranger Things won't be out this year. The culmination to Netflix's most iconic show won't be seen until...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (5 days ago)

From public meltdowns to dealing with online racism, being a secretive, emerging star of the Game of Thrones prequel is a steep learning curve. Abubakar Salim and Clinton Liberty open upAbubakar Salim and Clinton Liberty don't look much like brothers – they are both over 6ft, but while Salim is stocky and steadfast, Liberty is slender and...

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The Guardian - Media (5 days ago)

Terrestrial TV proves it is unbeatable on the big occasions as BBC One and ITV1 both deliver bumper four-hour coverageAs Spain triumphed over England at Olympiastadion Berlin, an equally tense battle was being fought in the UK's TV studios as both BBC One and ITV1 aired live coverage. With a combined 30 million people expected to tune in, this...

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The Guardian - Media (5 days ago)

'It took us two years to do five episodes. When we posted them on YouTube, a few students watched it. Then we got an email from the producer who had made The Office'I met Hugo Chegwin, who plays Beats, at university. I used to rap and he made beats. We were watching documentaries that weren't meant to be funny but had amazing characters, as well as...

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BBC - Arts (5 days ago)

Judge Rachel Krause ordered the clerk of court to assign the case to a different judge.

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The Guardian - Media (5 days ago)

Journalist whose book about US marines in Iraq was adapted into acclaimed HBO series killed himself on FridayEvan Wright, the award-winning journalist who wrote about US subcultures in the book Generation Kill, which he helped adapt into the HBO miniseries of the same name, has died aged 59.Wright died by suicide on Friday at a home in Los Angeles,...

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The Guardian - Media (5 days ago)

The actor, also known for roles in Charmed and Little House on the Prairie, has died of cancerShannen Doherty – a life in picturesShannen Doherty, star of Beverly Hills 90210 and Heathers, has died at the age of 53.A statement from her publicist Leslie Sloane, cited by People magazine, said: "It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (5 days ago)

Isobel Yeung leads an alarming Dispatches investigation. Plus, the trauma behind Olympian Daley Thompson's life. Here's what to watch this evening10pm, Channel 4There are neighbourhoods in England and Wales where 100% of crimes go unsolved, according to astonishing police data in this alarming investigation. Isobel Yeung puts it to the test by...

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BBC - Arts (5 days ago)

The cast and crew of the hit show are halfway through filming its highly anticipated final season.

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The Guardian - Media (5 days ago)

Stock market indices also rise as chances of Trump victory in November election are perceived to growTrump at RNC – live updatesShares in Donald Trump's media company surged by about a third to reach their highest value in five weeks after the attempted assassination of the former US president, adding about $2bn (£1.5bn) to the valuation of the...

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BBC - Arts (5 days ago)

The American singer, 22, said she "loved" bedtime stories herself when she was a child.

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BBC - Arts (5 days ago)

Young women tell the BBC how Kat Torres lured them to her homes in the US, where they worked for no pay.

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BBC - Arts (5 days ago)

Co-stars remember Shannen Doherty as a "beloved" actress with "heart, courage and kindness".

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The Guardian - Media (5 days ago)

Energy entrepreneur claimed headline about different man used alongside his photograph was defamatoryThe millionaire Labour donor Dale Vince's £100,000 libel case against the Daily Mail has been thrown out after a high court judge ruled it did not have a realistic chance of success.The green energy businessman and Forest Green Rovers chairman...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (5 days ago)

It might seem like the most dour episode imaginable (even with that oedipal sex dream), but watch closely for an exciting discovery: fresh dragon-riders!Spoiler alert: this recap is for people watching House of the Dragon. Do not read on unless you have watched season two, episode five. Continue reading...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (5 days ago)

Jenna Coleman stars in a very good thriller that evolves into a dark, funny and moving look at how women navigate the brutally male world. It's better than you would ever expect … especially after that openingThe Jetty starts badly. There is a podcaster explaining the premise via a portentous voiceover ("I chase the darkness for a living”), a...

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BBC - Arts (6 days ago)

The US actress, who had breast cancer, starred in TV shows like Beverly Hills 90210 and Charmed.

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The Guardian - Media (6 days ago)

Final was most-watched broadcast this year, but down from 31m who watched England lose to Italy in 2021Euro 2024 live: Bellingham admits England 'didn't quite deliver'England's defeat to Spain in the Euro 2024 final was watched by a peak audience of 23.8 million across the BBC and ITV, the highest combined audience for a television broadcast this...

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The Guardian - Media (6 days ago)

Moscow-born writer and prominent critic of Putin was charged with spreading false information about the militaryUS journalist and author Masha Gessen has been convicted in absentia by a Moscow court on charges of spreading false information about the military and was sentenced to eight years in prison.The Moscow-born Gessen, a staff writer for the...

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The Guardian - Media (6 days ago)

Lamine Yamal, Nico Williams and Francis Drake were referenced as 'eternal glory' met England's 'tragedy'The headline in Monday's Marca summed up the delirious joy that had greeted Spain's Euro 2024 triumph the night before, a triumph that brought the country a record fourth men's European Championship title. "¡¡¡Somos los reyes de Europa!!!”...

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BBC - Arts (6 days ago)

England's Euro 2024 final defeat by Spain on Sunday was watched across the BBC by a peak of 19.3 million people.

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BBC - Arts (6 days ago)

Following Liam Gallagher's set at Glasgow Green on Friday night, dozens of artists are still to perform.

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BBC - Arts (6 days ago)

Dear England, by Nottinghamshire-born playwright James Graham, will be turned into a television drama.

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (6 days ago)

Blood, guts, gore and Anthony Hopkins … this swords-and-sandals extravaganza may only be historically accurate-ish, but it's the best ancient Rome to ever grace our screensWhen they do eventually invent time machines, it's ancient Rome that's going to be booked solid for months as a destination. Sure, a lot of the people who are "saving to go to...

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BBC - Arts (6 days ago)

A local history society says it will not support a plaque in honour of an "unruly" 1978 gig.

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The Guardian - Media (6 days ago)

Broadcaster suffered severe cuts under Conservatives, which reneged on inflation-linked dealLabour will support the BBC licence fee, Keir Starmer has pledged, in stark contrast to the years of Conservative opposition to the funding model.The levy of £169.50 a year on households with a television used to receive live broadcasts (or watch BBC...

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BBC - Arts (6 days ago)

Harry Styles joins Stevie Nicks for a headline set, while K-pop stars Stray Kids leave fans in tears.

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BBC - Arts (6 days ago)

He added that it was a "really great achievement in itself" to have reached the final.

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BBC - Arts (6 days ago)

A new hit Netflix series shows the pressure on members of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

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The Guardian - Media (6 days ago)

Heartbreak, shattered dreams and more waiting for England's football fans after disappointment at the 2024 European Championship final against SpainThough the aftermath of the assassination attempt on Donald Trump took up some of the headlines, most of the UK papers focused on England's 2-1 loss to Spain in the finals of the European Championship...

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The Guardian - Media (6 days ago)

Exhibition at London venue Lightroom explores inner workings of runway shows since early 20th centuryWhen the immersive London exhibition venue Lightroom announced The Moonwalkers, a high-budget production narrated by Tom Hanks charting the first landing on the lunar surface, the aim was to allow visitors to relive those historic small steps and...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (6 days ago)

A blunt detective teams up with a podcast journalist (because: 2024). Plus, the third and final series of The Great. Here's what to watch this eveningMonday, 9pm, BBC OneJenna Coleman is back with another twisty primetime thriller – a timely four-part story about a detective and a podcast journalist coming together to see how crimes in a...

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The Guardian - Media (6 days ago)

American therapist, author and broadcaster known as Dr Ruth who talked openly about sex on her radio and TV showsRuth Westheimer, who has died aged 96, was an American psychosexual therapist famed for transforming attitudes towards the open discussion of sex. She began quietly in 1980 with a 15-minute recorded programme, Sexually Speaking, aired...

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BBC - Arts (6 days ago)

Thousands of music fans attended the third and final day of the Glasgow festival at Glasgow Green.

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BBC - Arts (6 days ago)

Actress Shannen Doherty, known for roles in hit TV shows like Beverly Hills 90210, has died at 53.

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BBC - Arts (6 days ago)

In a statement, the dancer said he "deeply regrets" the events leading up to his exit from the show.

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The Guardian - Media (A week ago)

Partisans on the left and the right are weaponizing the attack and spreading lies faster than journalists can offer facts to counter themTrump rally shooting – latest updatesWhat we know so farDisinformation researcher Amanda Rogers has described the polarized, unhinged, conspiracy-driven noise in social media responses to the shooting of Donald...

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The Guardian - Media (A week ago)

Newspapers and websites in the US and around the world are leading on the shocking events in PennsylvaniaTrump shooting: latest updatesFull report: Trump shooting suspect named as Thomas Matthew CrooksThe suspected attempted assassination of Donald Trump during a Republican campaign rally on Saturday in Pennsylvania immediately made headlines...

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The Guardian - Media (A week ago)

Videos of England football manager emblematic of growing internet trend for AI-generated memesIt is not the calm and thoughtful Gareth Southgate the nation is used to and, in the rough and ready world of internet humour, that is probably the point.Within hours of England walking off the pitch after winning the semi-final against the Netherlands,...

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BBC - Arts (A week ago)

Known as Dr Ruth, she advocated for open conversations about sex and intimate topics.

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The Guardian - Media (A week ago)

Press briefings become flashpoint as journalists criticise culture of denial and non-disclosure around the presidentIt was the moment when long-simmering media resentment at a seemingly opaque White House broke through the surface with startling intensity.With Joe Biden's candidacy teetering in the wake of last month's alarming debate showing,...

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The Guardian - Media (A week ago)

In her gripping new memoir, the former Good Housekeeping editor describes the car crash that forced her to confront past tragedy as well as the upheavals that followed – arrest, divorce, redundancy – all leading to her third actIn 2016, Lindsay Nicholson was driving home to Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire from her mother's house in Essex. It was a...

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The Guardian - Media (A week ago)

Graziano di Prima's departure comes amid investigation into claims about his conduct with a past participantA second dancer has left Strictly Come Dancing amid a BBC investigation into conduct on the show.Italian dancer Graziano di Prima said: "I deeply regret the events that led to my departure from Strictly”, in a statement posted to Instagram,...

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BBC - Arts (A week ago)

Geordie Shore's Scott Timlin is among those pleading not guilty of promoting the Instagram scheme.

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (A week ago)

In this week's newsletter: The Call Your Girlfriend host turns mediator in the Pop Culture Debate Club. Plus: five of the best poetry podcasts• Don't get Hear Here delivered to your inbox? Sign up herePeppa Pig's Play-A-Long Podcast Audible, all episodes out now The queen of the oinkers has been an icon to toddlers all over the world for 20...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (A week ago)

Those who smuggled drugs in the 90s tell their shocking stories. Plus: is football coming home? It's England v Spain. Here's what to watch this evening10pm, Sky Documentaries Continue reading...

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BBC - Arts (A week ago)

Ed Sheeran, Little Simz, Kate Beckinsale and Sir Patrick Stewart have sent messages of support to England.

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BBC - Arts (A week ago)

Daisy Edgar-Jones, who shot to fame in the pandemic TV hit, says she still loves her character.

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BBC - Arts (A week ago)

The actor weeps as the trial collapses with a prosecutor quitting amid a row over a batch of bullets.

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The Guardian - Media (A week ago)

Former colleagues and interviewees of presenter invited on to programme to commemorate her news careerThe BBC presenter Kirsty Wark has said "goodnight and good luck” to the BBC's Newsnight after 30 years on the programme.In her last show on Friday night, former colleagues and interviewees were invited to commemorate the career of the...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (A week ago)

This look at the hip-hop legends spares no effort in telling their tale exactly as it was, from substance abuse to their darkest hours. It's intelligent, nuanced TV – even if it could be more open about Russell SimmonsWhether it's a documentary or a biopic, the over-involvement of a subject can transform treasure into trash. Members of Queen...

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The Guardian - Media (A week ago)

Former referee who has made waves with her clear-headed rules analysis says technology is a force for good in footballEuro 2024 has been awash with ­eye-catching new footballing talent, from Spain's wunderkind Lamine Yamal to Turkey's precocious teenager Arda Guler. Yet one of its most conspicuous stars has not been on the pitch, but closely...

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The Guardian - Media (A week ago)

The actor is on the brink of megastardom thanks to a new role as a bald baddie, starring alongside Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds – so why all the self-doubt?Emma Corrin asks if I'm familiar with the concept of the Saturn return, the theory that in our late 20s we experience a period of transition, of personal growth, a shift that marks the giant...

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The Guardian - Media (A week ago)

The actor and broadcaster on how his mum kept him grounded, an awkward encounter with Sting, and why making documentaries changed himBorn in London in 1983, Reggie Yates is an actor, broadcaster and writer. He made his first television appearance aged eight in Desmond's, and went on to appear in Grange Hill, Doctor Who and Rastamouse....

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The Guardian - Media (A week ago)

Allegations about dancer Giovanni Pernice's behaviour may overshadow celebrations of one of BBC's big brands"It's Strictly's 20th anniversary this year, we've been on telly for 20 years!” said a beaming Tess Daly when she picked up the show's Bafta for best entertainment programme in May.After a seemingly triumphant 2023 series, the Strictly team...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (A week ago)

They used to call paralympians 'superhumans' – and were accused of language rooted in Victorian freak shows. This year, the broadcaster is determined to tackle its own pastA woman and her friend are sitting at a bus stop, watching Paralympic sport on a phone. "She's doing so well, considering,” says the woman. There is a pause before her...

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The Guardian - Media (A week ago)

A vanishingly small number of presenters, on the BBC or anywhere, are able to deploy tenacity and flintiness with a certain kind of warmth as she doesIn the same week that Britain's first female chancellor arrived at HM Treasury to a round of applause, Kirsty Wark left the BBC's Newsnight after more than 30 years as one of its presenters, her...

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BBC - Arts (A week ago)

A host of former political leaders wished Kirsty Wark well as she presented her final Newsnight.

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The Guardian - Media (A week ago)

The actor and DJ on vodka kisses, giving up drugs, and why it's not good to pretend you own a Rolls-RoyceBorn in Liverpool, Charles, 60, started performing poetry aged 17. In 1988 he began starring in Red Dwarf, the long-running science-fiction comedy series. He appeared in Coronation Street from 2005 to 2015 and his other TV work includes Robot...

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (A week ago)

Conservative groups hope to force local referendums in potential host cities for 2025 song contestConservative groups are threatening to block Switzerland from hosting next year's Eurovision by forcing budget referendums on potential host cities, saying the song contest is a "propaganda event” that "celebrates satanism and...

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BBC - Arts (A week ago)

Gavin Plumb must serve a minimum of 16 years for plotting to abduct, rape and kill the ITV presenter.

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The Guardian - TV & Radio (A week ago)

A brilliant three-part documentary starts with Run and DMC. Plus: superior Swedish thriller End of Summer continues. Here's what to watch this evening9pm, Sky Documentaries Continue reading...

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BBC - Arts (A week ago)

Dr Clare Bailey Mosley was left "breath-taken" by the public reaction to her husband's death as the BBC celebrates his legacy.

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BBC - Arts (A week ago)

Sunday headliner Doja Cat will still perform a full set at the festival, which will now finish at 7pm.

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BBC - Arts (A week ago)

Jonny Greenwood was treated for an infection but is now "out of danger", his band The Smile say.

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The Guardian - Media (A week ago)

The influential Democratic podcast has become skeptical of the president's ability to winOn 15 June, Joe Biden flew to Los Angeles for a star-studded campaign fundraiser with Barack Obama, Jimmy Kimmel, Julia Roberts and George Clooney.Three of the hosts of the influential Democratic podcast Pod Save America were among the guests and later said the...

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BBC - Arts (A week ago)

The US rapper apparently kills off his alter ego Slim Shady on his hotly anticipated 12th album.

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BBC - Arts (A week ago)

This year's festival on Glasgow Green is headlined by Liam Gallagher Gerry Cinnamon and Calvin Harris.

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The Guardian - Media (A week ago)

Clare Flanagan objects to the picture of a woman's bikini-clad backside on the Saturday magazine front coverIn a week when we were celebrating the appointment of the first female chancellor of the exchequer and equal representation for women in Keir Starmer's cabinet, what image did the Guardian choose for the cover of its Saturday magazine (6...

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BBC - Arts (A week ago)

The Equity union says Spotlight is "exploiting" actors who have little option but to pay high fees.

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