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THE BODYGUARD

I Will Always… keep going

Two decades after The Bodyguard became a box-office hit at the cinema in 1992, the West End got its first theatrical version. Pointless to ask whether it succeeded or not,...

Film Review

The Inbetweeners 2

Big laughs, ugly truths

So what really goes on in a teenage boy’s mind? Well, I have been one – and I urge you to think twice before asking. As Oscar Wilde said with glorious understatement, ‘The...

Book Reviews

Book Reviews: 22 August

New Must Reads

OUT NOW IZA’S BALLAD by Magda Szabó, translated by George Szirtes (Harvill Secker, £16.99, offer price, £13.99) In her award-winning novel The Door, the Hungarian author...

Art Review

Malevich: Revolutionary Of Russian Art

Divine Definition

Kazimir Severinovich Malevich is nothing short of an explosive genius. No matter what one’s personal tastes in art it is impossible not to appreciate his audacious vivacity...

Radio

Radio Review: 22 August

GHOST STORIES

I have my colleague, Victor Olliver, to thank for suggesting that I listen to the first edition of The Shared Experience, transmitted originally last December and repeated...

Art Review

DISCOVERING TUTANKHAMUN

THE THRILL OF DISCOVERY

The discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 sparked a fascination for Egyptology that lingers to this day. It was also a testament to the persistence of a team that...

Theatre

A Streetcar Named Desire

A VERY DESIRABLE STREETCAR

A couple of years ago, an inspired production of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House at the Young Vic quite literally put a new spin on an old classic. The cramped apartment that Nora...

Book Reviews

Book Reviews: 15 August

New Must Reads

OUT NOW DEAR DAUGHTER by Elizabeth Little (Harvill Secker, £12.99; offer price, £11.69) Narrator Janie Jenkins is a Paris Hilton with smarts. Sharp-tongued, bright and...

Theatre

DAWN FRENCH: THIRTY MILLION MINUTES

FUNNY GIRL

When you’ve spent the whole of your career being one half of the UK’s most celebrated female double act, it takes considerable courage to step out alone. But that’s exactly...

Film Review

Cold in July

Guns and a Twist Too Far

How the cinema loves twists: that moment when the plot, and expectation, is turned on its head and the previously hushed audience emits an extended, ‘Oooooh’. But how many...



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"BEAUTY may fade and riches be lost, but a sense of humour ripens with the years, and cannot be stolen. It remains a very real solace, and a talisman against the ills of life."

The Lady. The Invaluable Possession 2nd May, 1912
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What the stars have in store for you this week.August 22 - 28

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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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