Radio Review: 5 September

A show with substance

Full marks to BBC Radio Sheffield’s Toby Foster for a thorough response to the horror in Rotherham. Last Wednesday, his breakfast show came from Rotherham Town Hall, with...




He was the definitively dazzling performer of his era, a man who beguiled and seduced the watching world in death-defying stunts that defied reason and might as well be...


Hay Fever

Hay Fever season

Felicity Kendal worshippers will not be disappointed. In Hay Fever at Bath’s Theatre Royal she comes on, to a sigh of audience affection, wearing galoshes and gardening...

Film Review

Before I Go To Sleep

Who am I again?

Based on the bestselling 2011 debut thriller by SJ Watson, Before I Go To Sleep has a fantastically taut premise. Nicole Kidman plays a woman waking up next to an...

Book Reviews

Book Reviews: 5 September

New Must Reads

OUT NOW A SCREAM IN SOHO by John G Brandon (British Library Publishing, £8.99; offer price, £8.54) First published in 1941, Brandon’s wartime thriller has been reissued as...


The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill


Brace yourself for a flood of Olympic-class pretension in The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill (BBC Four, Friday, 9.10pm) – enough to fill up Pseuds Corner in Private...

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...



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...

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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.September 12 - 18

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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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