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Farewell to the nation's favourite hinges on surprise
Something is rotten in the State of the Union
A quiet rural instalment for Simenon's psychological sleuth
An Oscar-winning detour into feminism, and a first bulletin from Little Italy
Sadly only the women are to blame for a risible thriller
Inside view of the aftermath of Egypt's Arab Spring
Last gasp album by the pub rock legends shows how Nick Lowe leapfrogged punk
Damon Albarn's latest adventure is ripe with ear-wakening inventiveness
A film soundtrack of extreme contrasts from the Congolese collective and company
Early German electronica, teenage chamber music and stories told through song
A new British symphony is born, surrounded by lashings of romantic style
Four horns, four pianos, one CD; an original among musicians tells us why, and more
Monteverdi Odyssey begins, aptly and superbly, with the last masterpiece
G&S wave a lily and Puccini gets down to basics on ETO's spring tour
A provocative premiere shines revealing new light on Bartók's dark opera masterpiece
On the 401st anniversary of the Bard's death, actor-author Julian Curry introduces his new book of interviews, Shakespeare On Stage Vol 2
New play about loss offers an unusually experimental and immersive experience
Revival of Christopher Hampton's academic satire lacks energy
Astonishing, unclassifiable work of dance theatre about an unrepresentable subject
Brighton Festival CEO Andrew Comben's guide to this year's best free stuff
Choreographer's young works make up in sparkle what they lack in depth
Former Labour adviser finds the funny in politics
Julie Walters presents the first part of BBC One's series celebrating a comedian without equal
An amiable mix of sex and politics
Is the final frontier one step too far for this sci-fi epic?
The sun shines brightly on this benchmark action RPG
Life through a long-range lens
A master at capturing rap's giants on camera talks grime, digitisation and his herbal remedy for hip hop time
A vital selective history in images, but is much of it great art - and does it matter?
Why the Taddei Tondo, on loan to the National Gallery's Michelangelo & Sebastiano exhibition, makes the perfect Easter image