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63 Up: long-running documentary series shows how...

Issued:06/06/19

Fifty-six years after ITV first aired its landmark 7 Up documentary, 12 of the 14 men and women first seen as seven-year-old children in 1964 have...



Grenfell Tower: warnings might have been heard if...

Issued:23/05/19

The delay to the publication of the report into the Grenfell Tower tragedy, which claimed 72 lives in a disastrous – and possibly preventable...



Game of Thrones: for HBO, piracy is ‘better than...

Issued:25/04/19

Eight years after the first season premiered, the long-awaited winter has finally come – Game of Thrones’ final season is here. The...



Richard Burbage: Shakespeare’s leading man and the...

Issued:11/03/19

It’s 400 years since the death of Richard Burbage, the first person to play the roles of Hamlet, Lear, Othello and Macbeth in the original version...



Captain Marvel: why female superheroes are not just...

Issued:07/03/19

The release date of Marvel’s first solo female superhero film was deliberately timed to coincide with International Women’s Day. But is...



Five books by French authors you should read on your...

Issued:06/03/19

This article was first published on The Conversation.An emerging genre of fiction in France is providing an unlikely brand of escapism. Growing numbers...



BAFTAs 2019: diverse set of winners led by The Favourite...

Issued:11/02/19

It was largely as expected. The 2019 BAFTA film and television awards ceremony was dominated by two films – The Favourite, a romp through...



Citizen Trump: the president shuns the arts – but...

Issued:25/01/19

This article was first published in The Conversation.The White House of Donald J Trump is a curiously inert place. For most other presidents, active...



Tintin: as the eternal youth turns 90, he’s still...

Issued:10/01/19

This article was first published in The Conversation.For such a perennially young man, always in a hurry to right the world’s wrongs, it may...



Netflix strikes another blow against the film industry...

Issued:19/12/18

This article was first published in The Conversation.Huge technological advances in the production and consumption of feature films have led, yet again,...