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Sunday, May 27

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Harry Potter papers reveal Alan Rickman was 'frustrated' by Snape

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The personal papers of Alan Rickman reveal the late actor was "frustrated" by one of his most famous roles – Severus Snape, the sneering teacher of the Harry Potter films. An archive of papers belonging to Rickman, who died in 2016, was…

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The xx and Lorde bring lightning and thunder to All Points East – review

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You’re kind of hard, London,” Lorde told the hemmed-in crowd with a lick of her broad New Zealand accent. “But when we get you, we really get you.” The eccentric pop star has always been beloved by British audiences, but she had a point:…

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Saturday, May 26

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Britain's Got Talent, episode 7: contrasting fates for gifted siblings, plus it's goodbye for now to Ant

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The last audition show featured brotherly love and hoofing hounds, before this year's semi-finalists were selected. Here are all the talking points from episode seven… Gifted siblings met contrasting fates. Mancunian brothers Shaquille and…

Teenage Manchester attack survivor makes it through to Britain's Got Talent semi-finals

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A teenage survivor from the Manchester Arena bombing is among the acts through to the Britain's Got Talent semi-finals. Hollie Booth, 13, returned to Manchester for the first time since the attack with her dance troupe, Rise, to audition…

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Solo: the disaster movie – the inside story of how Ron Howard and his cast rescued a Star Wars story from the abyss

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The one thing Ron Howard wanted to get right about Star Wars was the Kessel Run. In the original 1977 film, Harrison Ford’s Han Solo boasted of having navigated this apparently deadly hyperspace route in “less than 12 parsecs”. But in the…

Friday, May 25

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Detroit: Become Human review | A tense and intriguing android yarn with a startling lack of subtlety

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For better or worse, French developer Quantic Dream has forged quite the reputation for its lavish interactive dramas. Often bold, always technically stunning but just as often tone-deaf and heavy-handed. With the controversy over a…

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Danny Boyle to direct 25th James Bond film

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Trainspotting director Danny Boyle has won the battle to direct the 25th James Bond film, the official franchise has announced. Boyle had previously suggested he was hopeful of winning a place in the 007 director's chair, after announcing…

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Humans, series three, episode two review: Thoughtful science fiction with plenty of heart and drama

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We’re “soft-brains”, apparently. That’s what the synthetic robots in Humans Channel 4) called, well, actual humans. Charming. We built them, gave them consciousness and this is the thanks we get. The second episode of the hit sci-fi…

Thursday, May 24

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Arrested Development, season 5 review: the world has moved on – and so should the Bluths

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Arrested Development is back for a fifth season. Did anyone want it? No programme is more infuriatingly chuffed with itself. When the comedy about the rich but dysfunctional Bluth family first aired, it had pace, density, irreverence and a…

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Anderson East performs single Girlfriend in acoustic music session

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Finding the right partner can be a challenge, but never moreso than if the person you have your eye on is in a relationship. That is the case for Anderson East in his song Girlfriend, which he performs in a special music session. The song…

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Arrested Development star cries when asked about being verbally abused by Jeffrey Tambor

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Further light has been shed on the behaviour of actor Jeffrey Tambor following an Arrested Development cast interview. Tambor, who was awarded Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his performance in Amazon series Transparent, also played the…

Drunk princesses and cute demons: New pictures from Matt Groening's first show since Futurama

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First there was The Simpsons, then came Futurama, and now Matt Groening has created another animated series thanks to Netflix. Disenchantment is a forthcoming cartoon fantasy comedy that revolves around the adventures of a hard-drinking…

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Battlefield V preview | Battlefield returns to World War II... but not as you know it

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“Battlefield V will give you something you have never seen before in a World War II shooter.” As an opening gambit from developer DICE's Lars Gustavsson, it is a fairly bold one. While Call of Duty returned the military FPS to its historic…

Wednesday, May 23

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Philip Roth, author of Portnoy's Complaint – obituary

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Philip Roth, who has died aged 85, became one of America's most famous writers on the publication of his novel Portnoy's Complaint (1969), which saw him hailed as a comic genius and denounced as a Jewish anti-Semite; although his…

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A&E Live, review: A deserving salute to the NHS proved unforgivably dull television

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The risk of A&E Live (ITV) was that it could go either way: a gripping life-or-death thrill ride or an hour of Davina McCall interviewing people about their twisted ankles. Sadly, it turned out closer to the latter. Part of ITV’s worthy…

Tuesday, May 22

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Calls for Netflix to pull 13 Reasons Why over graphic rape and school shooting storyline

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US parenting groups have called for the controversial teen drama 13 Reasons Why to be cancelled due to a plotline which features a graphic rape scene that drives the victim to attempt a school shooting. The Parents Television Council has…

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Seven Opie figures go for five-figure sums and American sales attract stars of big and small screens

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Spring has brought with it a rash of sell-out exhibitions in London's galleries. The pulp fiction paintings of the Connor Brothers, for instance, previewed in this column last week, sold out before the opening at £25,000 each. Meanwhile, a…

The science of Smooth Criminal: Michael Jackson's gravity-defying dance moves explained

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The King of Pop frequently baffled the world: how did he have such a powerful voice from such a young age? How did his appearance change so utterly? Why did he feel the need to dress his pet chimp in matching outfits? But as much as his…

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Manchester: A Year of Hate Crime, review - glimmers of hope emerge from Britain's 2017 nightmare

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Banana skins and golliwogs pushed through letterboxes. A woman called “a Polish b---h, Polish druggy, Polish s--g”. A man’s car windows smashed: “I’m the only black person in the area, I don’t know if that’s got anything to do with it.”

Monday, May 21

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The Good Place star Jameela Jamil told she was 'too old, too ethnic and too fat' for the US

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Former Channel 4 and BBC radio presenter Jameela Jamil has said she was told she was "too old, too ethnic and too fat" to launch a career in the US. Jamil, who was born in Hampstead to a Pakistani mother and an Indian father, said she was …

Sunday, May 20

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All Round to Mrs Brown's review – a mix of crassness and old-fashioned sweetness

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The inevitable latest chapter in the Agnes Brown Expanded Universe, season two of All Round to Mrs Brown’s (BBC One) kicked off in a blaze of saucy patter, single-entendres and caught-in-the-headlights celebrity guests. This chatshow spin…

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Britain's Got Talent, episode 6: the spirit of variety is alive and well, plus Ant is on fine form

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The penultimate round of auditions proved a fitting way to round off a day of flag-waving, cork-popping and street-partying. Here are all the talking points from episode six… Royal wedding fever reached BGT. Even though these auditions…