Joan Bakewell

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In his first speech as culture secretary, Oliver Dowden on Thursday said the government was about to take ‘a proper look’ at the public service broadcasting system and the BBC’s role within it. Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Before she was eliminated from the Labour leadership contest last month, shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said it was a measure of her devoti(...)

 The film critic Barry Norman, who was  capable of caustic wit when tearing apart one of the  more dismal films. Photograph: PA

Only two film critics in the English-speaking world have gained the starriest class of celebrity. One was the late Roger Ebert. The other was Barry (...)

Irish consultant neurologist Suzanne O’Sullivan has won the Wellcome Book Prize 2016 for ‘It’s All In Your Head’ which explores  psychosomatic illness. Photograph: Thomas Farnetti/Wellcome Book Prize /PA Wire.

Irish consultant neurologist Suzanne O’Sullivan has won the Wellcome Book Prize 2016 for It’s All In Your Head, which explores the common - yet largel(...)

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie arrive at the Old Bailey courthouse in London last Friday. Photograph: Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

I asked Mike Nichols, the director of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal on Broadway, why love triangles have such a mythic hold on the imagination. “We’re born(...)