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Derry Girls, episode three review: the naughty Spice Girls of Northern Ireland are the indie antidote to populism

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Derry Girls (Channel 4) feels like an indie antidote to the full-on populism of Mrs Brown’s Boys. It takes commitment to get the gist of Lisa McGee’s plotty Northern Irish comedy, which is shot in real locations and has characters who talk…

Britannia, episode one, review: this may be the new drama Game of Thrones fans have been waiting for

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History geeks should give a wide berth to Britannia (Sky Atlantic). I’ll admit to a trainspotterish fandom from the very first image. The camera swooped down on a stone circle planted on the shore of a lake at the foot of what looked very…

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Nintendo Labo | Switch cardboard toys release date, UK price and everything you need to know

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In one of its characteristically eccentric and audacious moves, gaming giant Nintendo has announced a range of cardboard toys that interact with its popular Nintendo Switch console. Called Nintendo Labo, the first wave of the buildable …

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The Commuter review: a punchy Liam Neeson thrill ride in full embrace of its own brilliant stupidity

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Dir: Jaume Collet-Serra; Starring: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill, Jonathan Banks, Elizabeth McGovern, Andy Nyman, Florence Pugh, Dean-Charles Chapman. Cert 15, 104 mins In The Commuter, Liam Neeson allegedly plays an…

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Brigitte Bardot joins #MeToo backlash, lambasts the movement 'hypocritical, ridiculous'

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Dozens of Hollywood's elite may have taken to the Golden Globes in black recently in solidarity of the Me Too and Time's Up campaigns against sexual harassment in the industry, but Brigitte Bardot was not among them. The French actress,…

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Voldemort: Origins of the Heir review: a fun-free Harry Potter fan film lifted by magical effects

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In 1993, my friend Ben and I wrote Friends: The Play. It was six pages long, and, due to the absence of coffee shops in both our 10-year-old lives and Nineties south London, featured the immortal line, “Anyone want a warm drink?” Crikey,…

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Wednesday, Jan 17

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Nintendo Labo - Hands-on with the Switch's brilliant and barmy cardboard toys

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Nintendo have unveiled Labo, a fascinating hybrid of buildable cardboard toys, games and experiences that use every inch of the Switch console's more quirky features. A cardboard remote control car powered entirely by the Joy-Con…

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Tuesday, Jan 16

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Dolores O'Riordan, singer with The Cranberries, has died aged 46

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Dolores O'Riordan, singer and frontwoman of Irish indie-rock back The Cranberries, has died aged 46 in London. Her publicists released a statement on Monday saying: Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in…

Monday, Jan 15

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The Handmaid's Tale: 10 things we know so far about season 2

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Few television shows land with the impact that The Handmaid’s Tale did in the turbulent, highly charged spring of 2017. As a disbelieving world watched the newly-minted President Trump issuing draconian executive orders on travel,…

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Jamie Lee Curtis: True Lies child sex assault claim 'has awakened us to a new, horrific reality'

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Jamie Lee Curtis has spoken out in support of her former co-star Eliza Dushku, after Dushku claimed to have been sexually assaulted while working with Curtis on the set of the 1994 Arnold Schwarzenegger action film True Lives. On Saturday,…

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Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari responds to accusation of sexual misconduct

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Comedian Aziz Ansari has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct by a woman he dated last year. Ansari said in a statement Sunday that he apologised last year when she told him about her discomfort during a sexual encounter in his…

Sunday, Jan 14

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Dancing on Ice: Bake Off's Candice Brown is first celebrity to be voted off

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Week two of Dancing On Ice saw six more celebrities get their skates on while trying not to look overly competitive... We won't miss all those terrible baking puns. Dancing On Ice: Candice Brown. The bad news is, The Great British Bake Off…

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The Crown actress Vanessa Kirby fuels the rumour that Helena Bonham Carter will be replacing her in series 3

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Earlier this month an Evening Standard report claimed that Helena Bonham Carter was "all but confirmed" to take over the role of Princess Margaret in Netflix's hit historical drama The Crown. Now the current incumbent, Vanessa Kirby, has…

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Saturday, Jan 13

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Brit Awards 2018 nominees: Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift on shortlist

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Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Liam Gallagher are among the major artists in the running for this year's Brit Awards – but young British pop singer-songwriter Dua Lipa leads the pack with the most nominations. The 22-year-old, whose self…

Miranda Richardson: 'Age is a moveable feast now. We’re not invisible’

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On Saturday 20 March, 1993, Miranda Richardson was on the brink of true stardom. It was nine days before the Oscars, a few days before voting closed. She was nominated for her role as a betrayed woman in Damage, one of three wildly…

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Liam Neeson criticises 'witch hunt' in wake of Hollywood harassment scandal

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Liam Neeson says that the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal has sparked "a bit of a witch hunt". His comments came after actress Catherine Deneuve said that men are being unfairly targeted by sexual misconduct allegations and should be…

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Farewell Bella Emberg, Russ Abbot's truly wondrous Blunder Woman

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Not everyone knew her name - but we all knew her face. Television has lost one of its most underrated yet instantly recognisable comic actresses with the death of Bella Emberg, aged 80. This gifted, grin-inducing performer was best known…