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Jenna Coleman on what the Royal Family REALLY thinks of ITV's Victoria

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Jenna Coleman is in a buoyant mood as she trudges through a field near Bramham Park in Yorkshire, where the second series of Victoria is being filmed. She is in full queenly regalia, Coleman tells me on the phone: trussed up in a corset…

Bruce Forsyth: 11 surprises from his career

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Tributes to Bruce Forsyth have invariably focused on the shows that turned him into that most ubiquitous of phrases - a national treasure. Play Your Cards Right, The Generation Game and Strictly Come Dancing are always mentioned, but it's…

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Teen prodigy Daniel Harding: 'I was unfocused and the orchestra could smell blood'

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Daniel Harding has just changed out of his aviation gear, having spent the past four hours in a flight simulator. That’s not typical practice for world-class conductors, but then Daniel Harding is not your typical world-class conductor.…

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Taylor Swift wipes social media profiles, fuelling expectations of new album

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Taylor Swift has deleted all of her Instagram posts, fuelling excitement that a new album is imminent. The 27-year-old also removed her profile photos on Facebook and on Twitter, and apparently unfollowed everyone she was following on the…

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Hannah Gadsby's Nanette is a devastating and furious farewell – Assembly George Square Studios, Edinburgh Fringe, review

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After 10 years as a stand-up comedian, Hannah Gadsby is leaving the business. She feels that the art-form is too restrictive, the obligation to tell jokes obscuring the story that she really wants – really needs – to tell. "There's only so…

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Nick Coyle: Queen of Wolves is a hysterical gothic farce – Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe, review

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In this marvellously silly, surprisingly chilling, one-man lampoon of the Gothic horror story, Australian comedian Nick Coyle drags up to play Frances Glass, a young governess sent to a haunted house in order to sort out the affairs of a…

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Obi-Wan Kenobi might be the focus of the next Star Wars spin-off film

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Disney and Lucasfilm's mission to plunder the Star Wars canon for character-driven standalone projects has reportedly found its latest subject: Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Jedi Master played in earlier Star Wars films by Sir Alec Guinness and Ewan…

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The Hitman's Bodyguard review: a corrosively unlikeable, end-of-summer shambles

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Dir: Patrick Hughes; Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson, Gary Oldman, Élodie Yung, Salma Hayek, Richard E Grant. 15 cert, 118 mins. With September in sight and the 2017 summer moviegoing season spluttering its last, this week,…

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When is Game of Thrones Death is the Enemy on and how to watch

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The seventh season of Game of Thrones is well underway. Read on to find out when, where, and how to watch episode six, Death is the Enemy, and the rest of the season. When can I watch the new episode of Game of Thrones? The next episode of…

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Does an old George RR Martin letter hint at a major Game of Thrones death?

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A pitch letter sent by George RR Martin to his publishers in 1993, one that describes his overarching vision for the Game of Thrones novels, was leaked online in 2015 – but internet sleuths have returned to the document in recent weeks…

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Bake Off: 10 ways Channel 4 can improve on the original

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Channel 4's cheeky makeover of The Great British Bake Off is soon to be sprung from the oven, with the promise of "jaw dropping" action and "fantastic" on-screen chemistry. Such assurances may ring hollow for fans of the scrumptious…

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Mission: Impossible 6 on hold after Tom Cruise broke ankle jumping between buildings

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Tom Cruise broke his ankle on the set of the upcoming "Mission: Impossible 6," causing a halt in filming while the action star known for performing many of his own stunts recovers, Paramount Pictures said on Wednesday. Paramount said the…

Wednesday, Aug 16

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Celebrity MasterChef, episode one - this TV cooking contest still merits its place on the menu - review

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The Big Family Cooking Showdown has begun. The Great British Bake Off is imminent. You might think that was an ample portion of cookery contests for any peckish viewer but Celebrity MasterChef (BBC One) begged to differ as it served up its…

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Another Game of Thrones episode leaks online after Spanish broadcaster error

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Despite repeated attempts to keep Game of Thrones under tight lock and key, HBO is continuing to experience leaks when it comes to the blockbuster fantasy series, with the sixth episode of the currently-broadcasting season seven having…

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Inside Chineke!, Europe's first black and minority ethnic orchestra

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The founder of Europe's first black and minority ethnic orchestra talks to Ivan Hewett about the challenges of building an ensemble from scratch Almost two years ago, on September 13 2015, something happened at London’s Royal Festival Hall…

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Deadpool 2 and the rise of Hollywood stunts going tragically wrong

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On Tuesday morning in Vancouver, stunt performer Joi “SJ” Harris was killed on the set of Deadpool 2 when she lost control of the motorcycle she was riding, sending her crashing into a glass window. Harris, in keeping with the character…

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Game of Thrones: is Varys about to betray Daenerys?

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Castrated “root and stem” as a young boy by a heartless magician and left on the streets to die, he clung on to his life by begging, stealing and selling “what parts of my body still remained”, before transforming himself into one of the…

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