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Radio Review: 31 October

WHAT THE EVANS?

What is the point of local radio if all it seems to do is cover national stories badly? Last week, I found myself listening to Anna King’s morning show on BBC Radio...

Television

Small Animal Hospital

DR WHO TO DR DOOLITTLE

The exigencies of TV sometimes throw up such extraordinary mismatches of presenter and subject that we may well scratch our heads and wonder if the invitation went to the...

Art Review

MING: 50 YEARS THAT CHANGED CHINA

PRECIOUS CHINA

The Ming Dynasty ruled China from 1368 to 1644, and its many achievements are the subject of a dazzling show, curated by Professor Craig Clunas of Oxford University and...

Theatre

SELFIE, MACBETH

BIG HOPES, SMALL RESULTS

The National Youth Theatre is an enduring star in the firmament of British theatre. It began in 1956 as the first of its kind in the world, offering actor training and...

Book Reviews

Book Reviews: 31 October

New Must Reads

OUT NOW THE GRAND DUCHESS OF NOWHERE by Laurie Graham (Quercus, £19.99; offer price, £17.99) Princess Victoria Melita, or ‘Ducky’, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, is the...

Radio

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...

Film Review

FURY

MUD, BLOOD AND BULLETS

I remember clearly the day war changed forever – at least in the cinema. It was mid-September 1998 and I was in the Odeon, Edinburgh, watching Steven Spielberg’s Saving...



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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%
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