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If Molly Dawes (Lacey Turner) had to find one act of heroism with which to fully incorporate herself into her new squadron before the credits rolled, she couldn’t have planned it...
As unavoidable as death and taxes, as inevitable as the rotation of the seasons, Downton Abbey has created the illusion of time-hallowed permanence in a mere four years. It is...
Late Titian, Late Rembrandt, Late Picasso, Late Matisse…. What is it with Late that seems to give some artists a Golden Age irradiated by a kind of sublime carelessness, a genuine...
Sometimes a film has you swooning from the very first frame, and Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski's fifth narrative feature is one such film. The story of a nun's self-discovery...
You’d expect a regional opera company to focus on the core repertoire in these economically challenging times. Happily, Opera North’s La traviata is a new staging and not a weary...
Having been put to the fiddle at the age of five, Nicola Benedetti appreciates the value of making music at an early age. She is fiercely committed to music education and...
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Heroics in Helmand as Tony Grounds's drama gets the series treatment
On this evidence, there's still plenty of life in Lord Fellowes's beloved national institution
Sean Bean joins the FBI and Guillermo del Toro does vampires: latest US drama
In a wonderful curtain-raiser violinist Nicola Benedetti demonstrates her passion for music education
Rousing music for natural horns, clarinet sonatas and the Beatles as you've never heard them
Chris Christodoulou's sensational shots of baton-wielders in action
New play about English nationalism is timely, but undermined by its musical form
Designer rises to challenge of spectacular new venue
Howard Brenton’s First World War play is interesting, but not always convincing
New formulations and materials preoccupied the late sculptor to the end
A Catalan fishing village is the world capital of Surrealism
A modest but groundbreaking display brings together portraits of a great dynasty
New works show all-male company on top form
Older performers show dance is not just a young person's game
Mixture of old and new makes for a colourful journey through mythology