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Radio Review: 24 October

A QUESTION OF GENDER

Last week, I heard one of the most powerful and moving bits of radio I’ve heard in a long while. When Simon Hirst stepped down from presenting Capital Yorkshire’s breakfast...

Television

Alex Polizzi’s Secret Italy

AN ITALIAN AFFAIR

‘It’s no secret that Venice is popular.’ No, really, you don’t say? But still your sarcasm, however anodyne the scripted observations, for precisely because this scenic...

Art Review

REMBRANDT: THE LATE WORKS

MASTER OF THE ‘SELFIE’

Rembrandt was a ‘magician’. He was more than that. He was (and is) the touchstone of uncompromising realism. A storyteller with the ability to capture light and shade that...

Theatre

GYPSY

DREAMS AND DELUSIONS

Stephen Sondheim’s response to Imelda Staunton’s stunning performance as Mrs Lovett, Sweeney Todd’s accomplice, madly, hilariously, pathetically in lust with the murderous...

Book Reviews

Book Reviews: 24 October

New Must Reads

OUT NOW SIX STORIES AND AN ESSAY by Andrea Levy (Tinder Press, £12.99; offer price, £11.69) The award-winning author of Small Island revisits themes of immigration,...

Radio

Radio Review: 17 October

GRAVEYARD SHIFT

Sometimes, research overturns my preconceptions. It’s tempting to bend the facts to fit my mindset, but then what’s the point of doing the spadework in the first place? In...

Television

Can’t Get The Staff

DOMESTIC DRAMAS

Choosing one’s spouse is, by comparison, a simple, trivial matter. As any student of the collected works of PG Wodehouse will tell you, few things in life matter as much as...

Art Review

Constable: The Making Of A Master

Making Hay and Wain...

Born into privilege and pomp (his father was a rich landed mill owner), John Constable threw it all away to wander around the landscape calling himself a painter. It was a...

Theatre

TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT

TAKING ON HITLER

Taken At Midnight is the true story of Hans Litten, a brilliant young lawyer who in 1931 subpoenaed rising star Adolf Hitler to testify in a Berlin court, at a collective...

Dance

Ballet Revolución

Viva la Revolution

What do you get if you cross pointe with pop? If you cross classically trained Cuban dancers (bursting with youth) and global pop hits from J.Lo, Prince and Pharrell...



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What the stars have in store for you this week.October 24 - 30

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Q: A recent survey has revealed the Top 10 things British women would love to do but are too scared. Have you done any of the following?

Sing in public / karaoke - 10.6%
Ask for a pay rise - 6.2%
Travel or holiday alone - 27.7%
Do a naked photo-shoot - 6.2%
Get a tattoo - 3.8%
Have a bikini wax - 4.9%
Get your hair cut very short - 10.6%
Ask someone out on a date - 3.8%
Quit your job - 19%
Have cosmetic surgery - 7.3%
The voting for this poll has ended on: 13 Jun 2014 - 09:12
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