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21m Idris Elba’s Luther ‘doesn’t feel authentic’ as a Black lead, says BBC diversity chief
The Independent
‘He doesn’t have any Black friends, he doesn’t eat any Caribbean food,’ said Miranda Wayland
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24m Updated Adam Perkins death: Viral Vine star dies aged 24
The Independent
Brother says his life was ‘tragically cut short’
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35m Keir Starmer mocked as awkward Line of Duty joke met with complete silence at PMQs
The Independent
‘Can’t be the only one who thought this was proper cringe?’ commented one person
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35m Madonna hits back at pro-gun commenter for Daunte Wright shooting response
The Independent
‘Come see me and tell me to my face how not real my world is. I dare you,’ said the artist
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39m Top 10 books about revenge | Jonas Jonasson
The Guardian
From Alexandre Dumas to Ian McEwan, writers serve up a dish that’s best prepared only in imagination
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1h 3m Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! review – Jamie Foxx’s first flop?
The Guardian
This lazy Netflix comedy about a cringe-inducing parent who’s not very cringe-inducing at all is a rare misstep for the entertainment polymath Jamie Foxx does it all. He’s an Oscar-winning movie star and a Grammy-winning recording artist with a standup comedy background. At 53, he still maintains the physique of his days as a record-breaking high-school football star. He has, by all accounts, a solid relationship with his two daughters (and their mothers), which doesn’t seem to conflict with his status as one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors. In 2016, he even saved a stranger’s life by
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1h 3m The Reckoning review – witch movie descends into misogynistic torture ordeal
The Guardian
At first, this horror about a woman accused of witchcraft is merely bad. Then it becomes unwatchable
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1h 54m Updated Parminder Nagra reveals storyline she fought against after being cast in ER
The Independent
‘They actually listened,’ Neela Rasgotra actor said
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2h Oscars reportedly in ‘late-stage discussions’ to host London satellite ceremony at BFI Southbank
The Independent
Carey Mulligan, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Daniel Kaluuya are among the Brits in contention for awards glory
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2h ‘He wasn’t grumpy – he was bad-tempered’: Why Prince Philip was so hard to pin down onscreen
The Independent
Following the royal’s death, Jennifer Vineyard examines the various portrayals of Prince Philip in TV and film over the years, with the help of an expert
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2h Line of Duty: Everything you need to know about Anna Maxwell Martin’s Patricia Carmichael
The Independent
‘Pat’s back, and suffice to say she’s got some new clobber and she’s ready to bust some balls,’ said Martin
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3h Clapboard Jungle review – guide to getting an indie film made is pitch imperfect
The Guardian
Canadian director Justin McConnell has created a self-indulgent selfie-fest – I’d pass on his fantasy horror too Justin McConnell is a Canadian indie director who has here created what amounts to a tiring and self-indulgent video diary of the last five years as he tries to get his passion project made (a fantasy horror called Lifechanger). It is interspersed with what feels like hundreds of thousands of interviews with beaming film people, some very famous (such as Paul Schrader and Guillermo Del Toro), some not so famous, but all giving us their well-meant platitudes about getting your films made by following your dream and realising that it’s all about storytelling. Clapboard Jungle suffers from a weird mix of information overload and a lack of actual, usable information that might be of assistance to film-makers or of interest to film audiences. To an extraordinary degree, this film is packed with endless selfie shots of McConnell’s face as – zonked with stress or anxiety or disappointment – he trudges through airport department lounges on his way to festivals, placidly listens to music on a bus, or takes calls from producers and distributors passing on his project.
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3h George Clooney reuniting with ER stars for Earth Day benefit
The Independent
Noah Wyle and Julianna Margulies will also be at the virtual reunion
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3h Updated Line of Duty: Eagle-eyed viewers think they’ve spotted another ‘H’ clue in episode 4
The Independent
‘Line of Duty and their Easter eggs constantly amaze me,’ wrote one user
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3h Sylvester Stallone denies reports he has joined Trump’s Mar-a-Lago member’s club
The Independent
‘This is just not true. It NEVER ever happened,’ wrote the Rocky star
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3h Kevin Smith to sell latest film, horror anthology Killroy Was Here, as an NFT
The Independent
Smith suggested whoever buys it could ‘simply own a film that nobody ever sees but them’
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4h Jake Paul: YouTuber denies assaulting TikTok star Justine Paradise
BBC
The YouTuber has been accused of sexually assaulting the TikTok star, but says the claims are false.
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4h 10 worst Oscar Best Picture winners of all time, from Rocky to Braveheart
The Independent
The Independent's Geoffrey Macnab chooses the best films to have ever won Hollywood's most prestigious award
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4h Wyatt Pike drops out of American Idol unexpectedly after reaching top 12
The Independent
Pike had earned praise from judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan
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4h Tom Hiddleston hints at the effect his romance with Taylor Swift had on approach to career
The Independent
‘It’s very important to distinguish what’s real in one’s own life,’ actor said
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4h Matt Willis alleges that Scientologists tried to ‘split up’ his marriage
The Independent
Former Busted musician was briefly involved with the Church following a 2008 rehab stint
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5h The Sleeping Beauties by Suzanne O’Sullivan review – 21st century health mysteries
The Guardian
Sleeping sickness, strange behaviour and mass hysteria ... a neurologist makes sense of ‘psychosomatic’ illness
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5h Stephen Colbert asks Taylor Swift whether ‘Hey Stephen’ is about him or not
The Independent
The singer has re-recorded her 2008 track for new album Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
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5h Too Close: ITV series criticised by viewers for ‘implausible’ plot holes
The Independent
“Am I the only person who thinks that #TooClose is cobblers?”
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5h Britney Spears says she is ‘flattered’ that the world is ‘concerned with her life’
The Independent
Pop star’s comments come amid sustained interest in her court-appointed conservatorship
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6h Ludwig Ahgren breaks Twitch subscription record after 31-day stint
BBC
Ludwig Ahgren has more than 282,000 paying subscribers after a month-long Twitch ‘subathon‘.
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6h Updated From David Hockney to Paula Rego – the art exhibitions to see when art galleries and museums reopen
The Independent
With lockdown restrictions slowly lifting, Roisin O’Connor picks some of the highlights of forthcoming exhibitions
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6h A Lonely Man by Chris Power review – breakdown in Berlin
The Guardian
Power is celebrated for his short stories, and his debut novel, about creative theft and Russian intrigue, is full of fine writing
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6h ‘Treasure the small moments’: the Netflix series on long-lasting love
The Guardian
In docuseries My Love: Six Stories of True Love, film-makers from across the world capture the lives of couples who have found a way to make it work In Spain, an elderly husband gently lifts his wife out of bed in the morning. In the US, a couple sits on a lawn at their town’s Fourth of July celebration, gazing at the fireworks display. In Brazil, a woman wakes her partner and wishes her a happy 65th birthday while peppering her with kisses. It’s long-lasting “happily ever after” that many of us dream of, and it’s explored with detail and diversity in Netflix docuseries My Love: Six Stories of True Love. Based on Mo-young Jin’s My Love, Don’t Cross That River, it’s a composition of six international love stories examining the enduring vitality of love, juxtaposed against the melancholy of ageing and past hardship. Over the course of a year, the couples’ lives and love were documented as well as their tribulations and declining health. All pairs featured have been together for over 40 years, and despite living in different countries, demonstrate striking similitudes.
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7h Subway to Studio 54: a bygone New York – in pictures
The Guardian
Skaters, dancers, hustlers, boxers … Swiss photographer Willy Spiller prowled the streets of the Big Apple from 1977 and 1985, capturing characters from all walks of life
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7h Updated Nine of the best anime shows to stream on Netflix: From Demon Slayer to Parasyste
The Independent
A new library of psychological thrillers, sci-fi horrors and wacky comedies to tear into
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7h TV tonight: The Great British Sewing Bee is back
The Guardian
Joe Lycett introduces a dozen fresh amateur tailors. Plus: Ice-T’s true crime series. Here’s what to watch this evening
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8h ‘I miss the English bants’: Parminder Nagra on ER, Bend It Like Beckham and new sci-fi Intergalactic
The Guardian
She went from Leicester to Los Angeles – and is now bound for outer space. But Intergalactic, which was filmed in Manchester, has made the British star want to return home I can’t tell if the pained expression on Parminder Nagra’s face is because of the bad Zoom connection or the words I can’t help blurting out the moment she appears on my screen. She’s sitting at a table in her home in Los Angeles, the California sun streaming through sash windows into a sitting room dotted with keepsakes from her many films, and all I can think to say is: “I can’t believe I’m talking to Jess from
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9h Neighbours: Actress Sharon Johal also alleges racism on soap
BBC
Sharon Johal says she faced taunts and mockery of her Indian background from other castmates.
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14h ‘The heat is on’: top theatres act to root out ‘system failure’ of racism
The Guardian
The Young Vic and Royal Court are rethinking their work practices to unpick centuries of ingrained attitudes – and achieve ‘the miracle of equality’ The Young Vic and Royal Court theatres have entered into a pioneering consultation process that aims to identify and root out systemic racism from their venues. The artistic directors of both London institutions have signed up to a two-year partnership with the social enterprise Sour Lemons that will interrogate the internal structures that uphold institutional racism, raise awareness and accountability, and listen to staff’s experiences of racism inside the buildings. It's going to be painful and slow
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14h Bridgerton producer Shonda Rhimes reacts to outcry over Regé-Jean Page exit: ‘I was really shocked’
The Independent
‘Usually that happens when I’ve killed off somebody that’s been around for a while’
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15h Updated Jake Paul accused of sexual assault by TikTok creator
The Independent
Justine Paradise says alleged assault, which Paul has denied, happened in 2019 at Paul’s residence
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15h Updated American Idol contestant Wyatt Pike drops out unexpectedly after reaching top 12
The Independent
Pike had earned praise from judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan
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16h Handcuffed emotions: Is the police force doing enough to protect officers from trauma?
The Independent
Ben Pearson was a traffic cop, attending several fatalities every week. But when his mother died and he returned to work too soon, his grief overwhelmed him. He talks to David Barnett about his new book, and how the force deals with mental health problems
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18h Chadwick Boseman special: Netflix unveils trailer for Portrait of an Artist
The Independent
The special will be available to stream for a 30-day window beginning on 17 April
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20h Updated Too Close review: Sharp, involving psychological thriller begins with an unthinkable act
The Independent
Denise Gough and Emily Watson star in a drama that rakes over a full suite of middle-class anxieties, from sex and class to parenting and race
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20h Updated Oscar nominations 2021 list in full: Mank leads this year’s pack with 10 nods
The Independent
This year’s awards season has officially reached its final stages
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20h Updated 10 greatest Best Picture Oscar winners, from Casablanca to Parasite
The Independent
The Independent's Geoffrey Macnab chooses the best films to have ever won Hollywood's most prestigious award
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20h Updated 12 actors who were second choices for their roles but went on to win Oscars
The Independent
With less than a month left until the 2021 Academy Awards, Clémence Michallon looks at roles that were the results of an arduous process – but made Oscars history
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22h ‘Female artists were invisible’: critics didn’t dismiss Nancy Holt’s land art – they didn’t mention it at all
The Guardian
Holt made mesmerising works that filtered stars and vanished in the desert heat. But land art was seen as a male preserve. A new exhibition redresses the balance The story of land art is generally believed to be a tale of white men in weathered denim descending on what they thought of as the empty canvas of the American west in the 1960s with bulldozers and big ideas to make their work. But what of the women who were also making their mark? “Today, land art appears as an almost perfect distillation of the art world’s history of male privilege, with its conviction that man is entitled to space to roam, to make his mark,” critic Megan O’Grady wrote in 2018. “It is one of the contemporary art movements most urgently in need of reconsideration.” A forthcoming exhibition at Lismore Castle in County Waterford, centred on the work of the late Nancy Holt, hopes to redress that balance. The Irish venue launches its post-lockdown programming with
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23h Bridgerton: Netflix commissions third and fourth series
BBC
"We think audiences will continue to swoon for this show," the streaming giant says.
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24h Updated Bridgerton seasons 3 and 4 announced by Netflix
The Independent
Fans can expect three more seasons of the salacious period drama
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24h David Beckham joins Disney+ for grassroots football show
BBC
The former England and Manchester Utd star will mentor young players for the series Save Our Squad.
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25h Henry Glassie: Field Work review – hypnotic glimpses of folk art in the making
The Guardian
This documentary about the celebrated folklorist also takes a leisurely look at the working methods of the artists he reveres There’s an unmistakable slow-cinema vibe to this scrupulously observational documentary, which seems somehow to go on for weeks despite its 100-minute running time. The ostensible subject matter is
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25h Updated Da Vinci, decoded: Inside the new series exploring Leonardo’s sexuality and artistry
The Independent
Beyond his work, little is known about the real man behind the legendary – and many say homosexual – painter, but a new Amazon Prime show starring Poldark’s Aidan Turner is aiming to change that. A little artistic license helps, its cast and creators tell Louis Chilton
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25h Updated ‘Appalling behaviour is outrageously funny’: How the Irish sitcom took over telly
The Independent
The Emerald Isle has been making the world laugh for forever, but a recent wave of comedies have found a new level of success. Ellie Harrison meets the stars behind them, including Sharon Horgan and Domhnall Gleeson, to find out why Ireland does dark humour best 
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25h Another Round: Thomas Vinterberg on his Bafta winning film
BBC
The director dedicated the film to his daughter, Ida, who died four days into filming.
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25h Jake Paul accused of sexual assault by Justine Paradise
BBC
The YouTuber has not yet commented on allegations from Paradise, a TikTok star.
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25h Updated What Yoko Ono really thought about John Lennon leaving The Beatles for Plastic Ono Band
The Independent
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26h MasterChef: Rescheduled final to air on Wednesday
BBC
The final of the BBC cooking show, delayed after Prince Philip's death, will air on Wednesday night.
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26h Edinburgh international festival plans outdoor return for 2021
The Guardian
Organisers hope outdoor pavilions and shorter performances will make event ‘relatively bulletproof’
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26h When is Eurovision 2021, where will it be held and how will it all be done?
The Independent
European Broadcasting Union has three different scenarios in order to help the singing competition go ahead
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26h Updated The plays, musicals and comedy shows reopening in May and June as lockdown eases
The Independent
A lengthy list to prepare you for indoor and outdoor theatres reopening in May
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26h Why would any self-respecting woman perform Schumann’s Frauenliebe und leben?
The Guardian
Schumann’s song cycle seems to have little to say about the realities of a woman’s life, but its emotional depths and the music’s sheer beauty still touch us. Carolyn Sampson explains how her new recording gives its passive heroine a little more life Robert Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben is a song cycle that depicts,
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27h Veins of the World review – arresting portrait of nomadic life
The Guardian
Byambasuren Davaa’s gorgeous-looking drama examines the rituals and traditions of Mongolia as their very existence comes under threat Veins of the World sees Mongolian director Byambasuren Davaa, whose debut,
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27h Nick Mohammed: ‘Paul Daniels was inspiring and a brilliant host’
The Guardian
The actor and creator of sitcom Intelligence explains how his love of the magician started his career as a performer It may not be cool but The Paul Daniels Magic Show was probably the show that was most influential for me – both as a kid and now. It was a classic magic variety show, proper Saturday-night family viewing, which I came to when I was around eight years old and it was in its prime, attracting millions of viewers. It introduced me to the world of close-up magic and illusion. I was hooked – I got a magic set and would always ask for a new magic book or set of tricks for Christmas.
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27h UK cinemas: What date will they reopen now Covid lockdown rules are easing?
The Independent
Venues around the UK and beyond have repeatedly been forced to close their doors since the announcement of the first lockdown
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27h Updated The 97 March: Meet the protesters standing in solidarity with women against sexual harassment
The Independent
Following the death of Sarah Everard, women have taken to the streets to protest rampant misogyny and harassment that has gone unchecked for too long, writes Angela Christofilou
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28h Eurovision 2021: Graham Norton to return as host with Rylan Clark-Neal presenting from London
The Independent
Norton will present live from Rotterdam while Rylan Clark-Neal, Chelcee Grimes and Scott Mills will provide commentary from London
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28h Updated Kim Kardashian and Kanye West agree joint custody after divorce
BBC
US reality star Kim Kardashian married rapper Kanye West in 2014 but filed for divorce in February.
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29h Jordan Kristine Seamón: ‘We Are Who We Are helped me figure out that I’m gender fluid’
The Guardian
From starring in the Luca Guadagnino series to releasing an album about identity, the 18-year-old star has enjoyed a lockdown like no other On a mid-afternoon in Atlanta, Georgia, Jordan Kristine Seamón is sitting at her desk, explaining her choice of bedroom decor. “That’s Buttercup from The Powerpuff Girls,” she says, gesturing behind her head. “That one is Jeanette from the Chipettes, I haven’t finished it. That’s Marceline from Adventure Time.” She cranes her neck. “Right there, you can barely see him, that’s Dexter from Dexter’s Laboratory. And that guy over there,” she points to the huge illustration hovering over her bed. “That’s a character from The Boondocks. My dad outlined it and I painted it.” She grins. “Something I like to do when I get very stressed and can’t handle the world is paint on my wall.”
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29h Daunte Wright shooting: Stephen Colbert says ‘sadly, we’re back where we started’
The Independent
The Late Show host dedicated the start of his opening monologue to Minneapolis man fatally shot by police
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29h Line of Duty: BBC hints at episode five plot developments following episode four cliffhanger
The Independent
Broadcaster alluded to a ‘potentially dangerous situation’ in a tease for the next episode
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29h Updated Damien Hirst, Fact Paintings and Sculptures, Gagosian King’s Cross: ‘Heavy handed and disingenuous’
The Independent
The artist’s new exhibition is beautifully timed, says Mark Hudson, but new works that don’t seem to involve any real effort or risk beg the question why should the viewer bother to make any emotional investment in them?
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29h Myleene Klass ‘spat on by Uber driver’ as she was dropped off for radio show
The Independent
Singer and TV personality reportedly left the car ‘in tears’ as photographers asked if she was alright
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29h Too Close: ITV viewers left baffled by bizarre sex scene blunder
The Independent
Viewers were left with more questions about the kitchen lovemaking than show’s central mystery
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29h ‘It was just so fascinating’: behind a film exploring America’s small towns
The Guardian
The HBO documentary Our Towns, based on a magazine project and book, visits six US towns for a portrait of local resilience and regeneration before the pandemic In the summer of 2013, James and Deborah Fallows
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30h Kanye West and Kim Kardashian agree on joint custody of their children
The Independent
The separation brings an end to one of the most followed relationships of the past decade
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30h DMX: Family warns fans against scammers claiming to be raising cash for funeral
The Independent
Family has confirmed they do not need financial assistance for rapper’s funeral
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30h Call the Midwife star Judy Parfitt says show isn’t ‘woke’ enough for Bafta voters
The Independent
Actor expressed frustration that long-running period drama has been largely snubbed by Bafta
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31h Do Not Disturb review – the disturbing death of a Rwandan dissident
The Guardian
Michela Wrong uses the murder of Patrick Karegeya to focus her case against Rwanda’s leader Paul Kagame in this fascinating investigation When Rwanda’s former intelligence chief was found strangled in a plush Johannesburg hotel room, there was only ever one real suspect. Patrick Karegeya spent years dodging assassination attempts evidently set in motion by his childhood schoolmate, Rwanda’s eternal ruler, Paul Kagame. Karegeya even had tapes of former intelligence colleagues plotting his death. For all that, the ex-spy master allowed himself to be tricked into attending his own murder on the last day of 2013. Far too many of Kagame’s former allies turned opponents have met untimely ends for the man who has dominated Rwanda since the
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31h Legacies of apartheid: Jo Ractliffe’s South Africa – in pictures
The Guardian
A powerful new book brings together over three decades of images from a photographer preoccupied with her native landscape, as the country grappled with the violent consequences of apartheid
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31h Updated Line of Duty episode 5: Anna Maxwell Martin to return
The Independent
Surprise comeback follows big Joanne Davidson cliffhanger
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31h TV tonight: Katherine Ryan’s crafting contest begins
The Guardian
Eight hopefuls take on testing jewellery challenges in All That Glitters. Plus: Stacey Dooley looks at mental health in lockdown. Here’s what to watch this evening
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32h From pencil sharpeners to a $539m lawsuit: how big tech weaponised patents
The Guardian
In 1842, the US patent office registered 14 designs, including a bathtub and a ‘corpse preserver’. It now handles 35,000 a year. Why did this once sedate world became a corporate arms race? It was designed to make sharpening a pencil feel as thrilling as flying a jet. A gleaming chrome teardrop, tapered to a point and adorned with a bullet-like handle, Raymond Loewy’s aerodynamic tail-fin pencil sharpener brought the glamour of the machine age to the humble office desk. As the godfather of American industrial design, Loewy gave his streamlined signature to trains, planes and Coca-Cola vending machines,
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12 Apr 7:53pm John Oliver blasts Joe Biden for delaying raising cap on refugee admissions: ‘Pick up a f***ing pen and do the right thing’
The Independent
‘Props to Jen Psaki there, only a few months into the job and she’s already waving away concerns about stranded refugees with the ease of a Spirit Airlines gate agent letting you know your flight’s delayed’
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12 Apr 7:17pm Cressida Cowell warns of ‘vast inequality’ in provision of primary school libraries
The Independent
Often it’s the children who need books most that are in schools unable to provide them, Sam Hancock finds
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12 Apr 7:07pm Saving the kelp forest that stars in My Octopus Teacher
BBC
The makers of the Bafta-winning documentary want to preserve the underwater ecosystem it features.
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