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The BBC’s drama series The Pursuit of Love is  television’s third crack at the tale of upper-crust nutters.

Here’s a controversial proposal. Trust nobody who loves a book to give you a reliable assessment of any film or TV series based on that text. “They go(...)

JK Rowling dominated the leaderboard of most popular books at primary level. Photograph: Graeme Robertson/ Getty

Irish children’s reading skills improved during the Covid-19 lockdown with many picking up longer books of greater difficulty, new research shows. Th(...)

Shadow and Bone: Jessie Mei Li in the Netflix fantasy

Jessie Mei Li inhabits a weird stratum of celebrity. At 25 years old, her biggest screen credit was a single episode of the Channel 5 docudrama Banged(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan  plays a shot during his quarter-final match against Ryan Day during the  2019 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace  in London in 2019. Photograph:  Alex Pantling/Getty Images

He has been a thoroughly English wizard for slightly longer than Harry Potter and has yet to win the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year even though he(...)

Next Stage is offering interactive singing, dance and drama for ages four to 14 with an at-home performance for family on the final day of the course.

It has been a long year. Children have spent much of the past 12 months away from their friends – not going to school and also not participating in cl(...)

Lego has teamed up with Universal Music to provide the soundtracks for the music videos

Lego Vidiyo From: Free If you want to see my children move at speed, open a box of Lego in their hearing. Well, Lego or a bar of chocolate. They su(...)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny  in a glass cell during a court hearing at the Babushkinsky district court in Moscow today. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty

A Moscow court has ordered Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to pay a fine in a defamation case. The ruling came hours after another judge rej(...)

Cinema poster of Walt Disney’s Darby O’Gill and the Little People (€100-€150), Fonsie Mealy.

Though mostly binned after the final credits have rolled, cinema posters have become valued items for collectors, with some achieving astronomical pri(...)

Four Weddings and a Funeral: Andie MacDowell (left) and Hugh Grant (right) with the film’s other stars

Richard Curtis rarely rewatches Four Weddings and a Funeral. “There isn’t a natural circumstance where I say, ‘I’ll tell you what I’ll do for the next(...)

Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in The Godfather (1972). The mafia drama was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Photograph: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Oh no. The champion of the untrue truism is back. He’s pressing you into the corner of the train carriage and puffing up to bore-for-Europe dimensions(...)

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