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As The Queen gains an audience with the latest royal addition, her theatrical alter ego returns to the West End, with Kristin Scott Thomas inheriting Tony-nominated Helen Mirren’s...
During its 10-season run on BBC One between May 2002 and October 2011, Spooks built a lasting reputation as a superior espionage thriller, charting the battle of a squad of...
World War One poems can become too familiar. So can the war itself, its five years of centenary commemorations so far suffering from excessive patriotism, a sense of...
If you were one of the world’s most famous pianists, you’d surely want to explore the masterpieces among Lieder with the great singers. Having chosen less than wisely for Schubert...
"I hear America singing," wrote Walt Whitman, the American poet whose language playwright Richard Nelson has co-opted for the title of the second (Sweet and Sad) of his remarkable...
The great Russian ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, renowned for her deathless Dying Swan and a performing career that lasted more than 60 years, died suddenly of a heart attack at home...
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From Cumbria to the Globe, it's Ted's beeswax
Digital technology and craft principles creating one-off designs
Meet the makers of objets de pop art in the heart of London
How the popular MI5 drama finally made it to the big screen
Paul Abbott’s much-anticipated return hit our screens and landed some good punches
Sheridan Smith pulls out the stops as cancer sufferer Lisa Lynch
Mixed blessings from impressive soprano-and-piano duo in Schumann and Berg
Nothing deep, but plenty of glitter as the Covent Garden pit band hits the stage
An evening which needed stronger works and more convincing playing
Kristin Scott Thomas is a worthy successor in Morgan's rejigged revival
Anglo-French poetry and music revives World War One's real voices
Soul-searching theatrical quartet puts America under the microscope
A forgotten artist eclipsed by Van Dyck as portrait painter to Charles I
The Laurel and Hardy of the art world venture from comedy to failed utopian dreams
Eclipsed by her painter husband, the artist is finally receiving full recognition
The Bolshoi's deathless über-ballerina is no more
Family lore and deep-seated fears explored with surprising humour, and a technical glitch
Impressive talents in remarkably gimmick-free Beeb competition
Drag artist tells her charming and funny story
The art of pickpocketing explained, plus some corny patter
Al Murray on terrific form with his appalling creation