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Narcos: Mexico, review – The drugs don't work as new series lives in the shadow of its predecessors 1h 33m Narcos: Mexico, review – The drugs don't work as new series lives in the shadow of its predecessors
The Independent
Season four of the crime drama tells its story with as much flair as a GCSE history book
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The 20 best Marvel films – ranked!1h 42m The 20 best Marvel films – ranked!
The Guardian
Following the death of Stan Lee – comic-book titan and prolific creator – we examine the screen adaptations of some of Marvel’s greatest characters. Excelsior! No list of Marvel films – or of any films – can be without Nicolas Cage. Here he plays the terrifying Ghost Rider. By day: stunt motorbike rider Johnny Blaze. By night: a flaming skeleton forced by Satan to ride around collecting souls for hell on his lethal chopper.
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Peaky Blinders film is 'being written', series director says1h 58m Peaky Blinders film is 'being written', series director says
The Independent
Writer Steven Knight has previously expressed interest in a movie adaptation of the hit BBC drama about Birmingham gangsters in the early to mid-1900s.
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Rick Astley sings with Nottingham schoolchildren2h Rick Astley sings with Nottingham schoolchildren
BBC
A primary school sent the Never Gonna Give You Up singer numerous tweets and letters.
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Beyoncé buys out Ivy Park venture from Sir Philip Green2h Beyoncé buys out Ivy Park venture from Sir Philip Green
BBC
The Ivy Park gymwear brand is now 100% owned by Beyoncé's management company Parkwood.
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald review – an astonishing level of visual detail and inventiveness2h Updated Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald review – an astonishing level of visual detail and inventiveness
The Independent
JK Rowling has written a fantastically complicated screenplay for this 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel
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Doctor Who to skip Christmas Day for first time in 13 years2h Updated Doctor Who to skip Christmas Day for first time in 13 years
BBC
Sci-fi fans will have to wait until 1 January to see Jodie Whittaker's festive special.
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Suspiria review: A breathtakingly inventive remake of a cult horror movie3h Suspiria review: A breathtakingly inventive remake of a cult horror movie
The Independent
Luca Guadagnino has reworked Dario Argento's 1977 blood-drenched horror into a highly stylised and self-reflexive performance piece
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Richard Bacon says he had PTSD revisiting hospital3h Richard Bacon says he had PTSD revisiting hospital
BBC
The presenter returned to the hospital where he almost died earlier this year.
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This one's for you: The story behind Elton John's hit 'Your Song'3h This one's for you: The story behind Elton John's hit 'Your Song'
The Independent
The legendary singer-songwriter's first hit is like an old friend – it means so many things on equally as many levels, Ed Power writes. It's certainly proved its worth
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Lily James and Armie Hammer to star in Rebecca movie remake3h Lily James and Armie Hammer to star in Rebecca movie remake
The Guardian
A new adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier novel will be directed by High Rise’s Ben Wheatley A new film version of Rebecca, based on Daphne du Maurier’s Gothic novel, is in the works, with
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3h Michelangelo bronzes verified thanks to eight-pack stomach clue
BBC
Confirmation the bronzes are by Michelangelo could see them valued in the hundreds of millions.
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Poet Tony Walsh wins award for Manchester Arena vigil performance4h Poet Tony Walsh wins award for Manchester Arena vigil performance
BBC
Poet Tony Walsh's reading the day after the 2017 attack captured the mood of the city.
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Don't Stop: 50 years on, Fleetwood Mac are still rising from the ashes of their own self-destruction5h Don't Stop: 50 years on, Fleetwood Mac are still rising from the ashes of their own self-destruction
The Independent
In the past 50 years, the storied band have found a home for themselves teetering on the brink of implosion – unwilling, or perhaps unable, to let each other go. Their new anniversary album, '50 Years – Don't Stop', could hardly be more aptly titled, writes Alexandra Pollard
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Michael Buble, Love album review: Rose-tinted romance5h Michael Buble, Love album review: Rose-tinted romance
The Independent
Canadian crooner does what he does best on his 'most romantic album to date'
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Tom Cruise to be replaced for Jack Reacher reboot because he's 'too short'7h Tom Cruise to be replaced for Jack Reacher reboot because he's 'too short'
The Independent
Author Lee Child says he wants to find a completely new actor to star in the TV series based on his action character
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A Star Is Born: Bradley Cooper wanted Jack White to star alongside Lady Gaga7h A Star Is Born: Bradley Cooper wanted Jack White to star alongside Lady Gaga
The Independent
Cooper had considered the White Stripes musician before Gaga had even been cast, although the studio refused
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The shock of the weird: cutting-edge video art – in pictures7h The shock of the weird: cutting-edge video art – in pictures
The Guardian
Named after the late experimental film director Derek Jarman, the Jarman award celebrates UK-based artists who work with moving images.
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8h Exhausted hero Tavner valiantly tries to rescue his brother and get his failing mission back on track
The Guardian
John Tavner’s hero is back and is valiantly trying get his failing mission back on track but a missing bag of money and the Iranians look to scupper his plans To sum up: the first season of Patriot (Amazon Prime) is impossible to sum up. And the extensive montage that kicks off season two doesn’t help much. Partly this is due to the two-year gap between them – nobody’s memory is that good – and partly because the plot was impossible to follow in the first place and didn’t really matter anyway. You might have come for the promise of a standard spy thriller involving John Tavner, an intelligence officer with PTSD and a dad higher up in the espionage biz who recruits him for one last job. It’s an opaque non-official cover role, meaning there is backup from the big guys. While posing as manager John Lakeman at an industrial piping firm in Milwaukee, our hero sets out to derail Iran’s nuclear plans. Those who stuck with it stayed for the oddballery that ran through it like an industrial pipe through Milwaukee.
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11h National Book Awards: Sigrid Nunez wins fiction prize as Isabel Allende is honoured
The Guardian
Chilean-born author receives lifetime achievement award at ceremony celebrating diversity, truth and literature as healing forces in a dark time Sigrid Nunez has won the top prize at the prestigious National Book Awards in New York on Wednesday night, winning the fiction category for her seventh novel, The Friend, about a woman grieving the loss of her beloved literary mentor as she inherits his mourning dog: a 180-pound Great Dane. Nunez beat Jamel Brinkley’s short story collection A Lucky Man;
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Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty: Sibling rivalry made me write books14h Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty: Sibling rivalry made me write books
BBC
Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty's new novel has already been snapped up by a Hollywood star.
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John Lewis Christmas advert, The Boy & the Piano: Video starring Elton John, with 'Your Song' as the soundtrack, could melt the flintiest of hearts14h John Lewis Christmas advert, The Boy & the Piano: Video starring Elton John, with 'Your Song' as the soundtrack, could melt the flintiest of hearts
The Independent
This year, organisers have gone above and beyond to create something that feels meaningful, relevant, and heartwarming
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Zoë Kravitz says Lily Allen 'attacked' her with a kiss16h Zoë Kravitz says Lily Allen 'attacked' her with a kiss
The Independent
Kravitz says Allen didn't portray the kiss as such in her book
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SNL releases first teaser of Steve Carell as host17h SNL releases first teaser of Steve Carell as host
The Independent
The comedian-turned-serious-actor returns to his roots in the new clip
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Robin Robertson wins Goldsmiths prize for innovative fiction with The Long Take18h Robin Robertson wins Goldsmiths prize for innovative fiction with The Long Take
The Guardian
Scottish poet wins £10,000 prize for his ‘narrative poem’ about a D-Day veteran in search of a home in postwar America The Scottish poet
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Becoming by Michelle Obama, review: It's humbling and affirming to bear witness to the makings of the former First Lady19h Becoming by Michelle Obama, review: It's humbling and affirming to bear witness to the makings of the former First Lady
The Independent
'I found myself lifting my jaw from my chest at the end of every other chapter', says Kuba Shand-Baptiste of Obama's memoir
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Today show ratings soar following firing of Megyn Kelly19h Today show ratings soar following firing of Megyn Kelly
The Independent
Viewership for Kelly's former time slot is up by 10 per cent for a key demographic
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The Bisexual: Why does it take an American for British TV comedy to talk about sex frankly and maturely?21h The Bisexual: Why does it take an American for British TV comedy to talk about sex frankly and maturely?
The Independent
As Desiree Akhavan's series comes to a close on Channel 4, Gerard Gilbert explores how sex remains a deliciously bad-taste joke in British comedy
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Sydney from the sky: the aerial photography of Milton Kent – in pictures21h Sydney from the sky: the aerial photography of Milton Kent – in pictures
The Guardian
Australian photographer and pilot Milton Kent is best known for the extensive collection of aerial images his studio took between 1926 and 1971. He was given his pilot’s licence in 1926 and specialised in oblique aerial photography
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Christina Aguilera turned down by band playing in bar because frontman 'didn't recognise her'22h Christina Aguilera turned down by band playing in bar because frontman 'didn't recognise her'
The Independent
Frontman Claude Bryant says he's 'so sorry' for failing to recognise the singer
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Tom Cruise to be replaced as Jack Reacher22h Tom Cruise to be replaced as Jack Reacher
BBC
The action hero's creator Lee Child finally admits Tom Cruise was too short.
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Three Days in Quiberon review – when Romy Schneider went to rehab22h Three Days in Quiberon review – when Romy Schneider went to rehab
The Guardian
Marie Bäumer eerily impersonates the Austrian-born film star in an intense drama charting an episode in her real-life decline Emily Atef’s film is a kind of filmic biopic-footnote, an episode from the real-life decline of troubled Austrian-born movie star
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Robert Indiana: the artist, the janitor, the lawsuit and the $4m auction22h Robert Indiana: the artist, the janitor, the lawsuit and the $4m auction
The Guardian
Key pieces from artist’s estate for sale to fund vital repairs – and a lawsuit that alleges Indiana, who died in May, was exploited Two key artworks in the collection of the late American artist Robert Indiana are set to be auctioned this week, in a controversial sale to help fund the restoration of his home and mounting legal fees related to his estate. The two paintings,
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Dostoevsky book among hundreds banned in Kuwait23h Dostoevsky book among hundreds banned in Kuwait
The Guardian
Information ministry blacklists The Brothers Karamazov and other titles at book festival Kuwaiti authorities have blacklisted nearly 1,000 books at a literature festival, including one by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Saad al-Anzi, who heads the Kuwait international literary festival, said the information ministry had banned 948 books including Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, a novel set in 19th-century Russia that explores morality, free will and the existence of God.
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Stan Lee was working on a new superhero called Dirt Man, says daughter23h Stan Lee was working on a new superhero called Dirt Man, says daughter
The Guardian
JC Lee says the late co-creator of Marvel was helping her develop Dirt Man, after ‘trying to get him to do a character with me my entire life’ The late Stan Lee’s daughter has revealed that the comics legend was working on one final superhero before he died: Dirt Man. JC Lee told
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Babs Beverley, one third of the Beverley Sisters, dies aged 9124h Updated Babs Beverley, one third of the Beverley Sisters, dies aged 91
BBC
Her death leaves twin sister Teddie as the sole surviving member of the popular vocal harmony group.
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Bradley Cooper wanted Jack White to star alongside Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born24h Bradley Cooper wanted Jack White to star alongside Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born
The Guardian
A profile of Gaga in Variety has identified the ex-White Stripes frontman as Cooper’s first choice in his directorial debut, before studio vetoed Jack White, the former frontman of rock duo the White Stripes, was set to play the lead role in A Star Is Born, according to reports. In a new
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24h The Workshop review – teacher on a preposterous learning curve
The Guardian
Laurent Cantet’s drama about the lessons of a young people’s writing class is laboured, inert and utterly unconvincing Here is some sad proof that even the biggest talents can produce feeble work.
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Little Mix, LM5 album review: A frenetic record from a pop group struggling to assert their identity25h Little Mix, LM5 album review: A frenetic record from a pop group struggling to assert their identity
The Independent
LM5 is so scattershot, both thematically and musically, that it's hard to find much to grab onto
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald film premiered in London.25h Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald film premiered in London.
BBC
It is the latest movie release set in the world of Harry Potter but is set 70 years before the events depicted in the first Potter book.
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Hollywood red carpets cancelled due to wildfires25h Hollywood red carpets cancelled due to wildfires
BBC
Hollywood scales down its red carpets out of respect to those suffering in California.
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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs review: Superbly crafted if frustrating Coen brothers film25h The Ballad of Buster Scruggs review: Superbly crafted if frustrating Coen brothers film
The Independent
It yields many pleasures along the way but still leaves an unsatisfying, half a sandwich after-feeling
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Bush theatre appoints Lynette Linton as artistic director25h Bush theatre appoints Lynette Linton as artistic director
The Guardian
Playwright-director will take over from Madani Younis at the west London venue in January The playwright and director Lynette Linton has been announced as the new artistic director at the Bush theatre in west London. Linton will take over from Madani Younis, who was named
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John Lewis Christmas ad songs ranked: How will the 2018 advert's soundtrack compare?26h John Lewis Christmas ad songs ranked: How will the 2018 advert's soundtrack compare?
The Independent
As the release of the 2018 edition looms, we rank all the John Lewis Christmas advert covers from worst to best
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Narcos recap: Complete guide to the explosive Netflix crime drama before season 4 begins26h Narcos recap: Complete guide to the explosive Netflix crime drama before season 4 begins
The Independent
*Spoiler warning* Following demise of Pablo Escobar and Colombian cartels, series relocates to Mexico as war on drugs intensifies on new frontier
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Penises of the ancient world: phallus found in Roman toilet was far from the first26h Penises of the ancient world: phallus found in Roman toilet was far from the first
The Guardian
A mosaic of a young man holding his erect penis has been found in a Roman toilet in Turkey. But portraying the male member is a tradition that stretches much further back in human history When excavations began at the ancient Roman city of Pompeii in the 18th century, the place turned out to be full of penises. The ancient art preserved under ash from the 79 AD eruption of Vesuvius was so rich in willies that the English antiquarian Richard Payne Knight argued for the existence of an ancient fertility cult there. After all, there was one still alive in southern Italy at the time. His 1786 book An Account of the Remains of the Worship of Priapus has an engraved frontispiece showing an
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Fire and Blood: George RR Martin readies Game of Thrones prequel novel recording ancient history of Westeros26h Fire and Blood: George RR Martin readies Game of Thrones prequel novel recording ancient history of Westeros
The Independent
New book covers House Targaryen family tree and predates A Song of Ice and Fire by 300 years
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From Roth to Le Guin: top 10 novels about the first world war26h From Roth to Le Guin: top 10 novels about the first world war
The Guardian
Authors such as Virginia Woolf and Pat Barker show how the conflict’s devastating impact carried on long after the 1918 armistice I had not intended to write a first world war novel. But the physician protagonist of my initial project, set in interwar Vienna, needed a backstory. So I sought in it the war and, like countless others before me, found myself drawn into the conflict. Soon it was the central setting for my book,
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Jessie J review, Royal Albert Hall, London: Pop singer is best without the gimmicks27h Jessie J review, Royal Albert Hall, London: Pop singer is best without the gimmicks
The Independent
After an appearance as a contestant on a Chinese singing competition, the British pop singer is having another shot at fame in the UK
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Mumford and Sons, Delta review: The band have thrown everything and the kitchen sink at this ambitious, but painfully earnest, album27h Mumford and Sons, Delta review: The band have thrown everything and the kitchen sink at this ambitious, but painfully earnest, album
The Independent
It's all very dramatic, both thematically and sonically, with virtually every track following the same pattern: quiet, bit louder, LOUD
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Stan Lee was working on final superhero Dirt Man with daughter, she says28h Stan Lee was working on final superhero Dirt Man with daughter, she says
BBC
The comic book creator's daughter says a new character, Dirt Man, was in the works before his death.
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Spitting Image archives donated to Cambridge University28h Spitting Image archives donated to Cambridge University
BBC
The collection includes unseen scripts, artwork and moulds from the 1980s TV series.
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California wildfires: Pink's husband says looters will be 'shot on sight' after Malibu blaze29h California wildfires: Pink's husband says looters will be 'shot on sight' after Malibu blaze
The Independent
'Well, if you are a looter, think twice if you are heading back into Malibu'
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The Inbetweeners turns 10: The 25 best quotes from the Channel 4 sitcom29h Updated The Inbetweeners turns 10: The 25 best quotes from the Channel 4 sitcom
The Independent
The best lines from the British sitcom's original three-year run
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The legendary promoters of rock: inside an eye-opening new documentary29h The legendary promoters of rock: inside an eye-opening new documentary
The Guardian
In new film The Show’s The Thing, the story of Frank Barsalona, who blueprinted the modern concert industry is explored with help from the major artists he helped to the stage To date, more than 600 people have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, most of whom are fantastically famous. Yet, somehow, one of the least-known inductees managed to receive one of the hall’s highest honors. In 2005, Frank Barsalona, a concert promoter, received a “lifetime achievement” distinction at the Cleveland-based institution. So, how did a guy who, some might think, simply booked talent, earn such a lofty distinction? The answers lie in an informative new documentary, The Show’s The Thing: The Legendary Promoters of Rock. In colorful detail, the film lays out how Barsalona blueprinted the modern concert business (now a $10bn industry), along the way changing how audiences relate to the music, while also providing crucial support for some of its greatest stars. “No act becomes huge without a key promoter doing his work,” says Bob Geldof in the film.
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Square Eyes by Anna Mill and Luke Jones review – dystopian visions29h Square Eyes by Anna Mill and Luke Jones review – dystopian visions
The Guardian
An inventive, immersive adventure vividly imagines a bleak near future shaped by sinister software In 2010, a graphic short story about reality and happiness was released. Nicely observed, and set in a near future where virtual reality made the real thing feel remote, it was
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Coldplay documentary A Head Full of Dreams celebrates 20 years of the band29h Coldplay documentary A Head Full of Dreams celebrates 20 years of the band
The Independent
The film is named after the band's 2015 album, interweaving clips of live performances and behind-the-scenes segments
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Stan Lee was creating one final Marvel superhero before he died30h Stan Lee was creating one final Marvel superhero before he died
The Independent
The comic book icon was collaborating on a new creation with his daughter before he passed away
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Madison Beer stars in Music Box episode 38 as she releases 'Hurts Like Hell' video30h Madison Beer stars in Music Box episode 38 as she releases 'Hurts Like Hell' video
The Independent
Rising US pop star just released her video for new single 'Hurts Like Hell'
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Bono causes U2 fans to panic with 'we're going away now' comment at Berlin show30h Bono causes U2 fans to panic with 'we're going away now' comment at Berlin show
The Independent
It seems highly unlikely the band are planning to split or retire anytime soon
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30h The Mandalorian: New Star Wars TV show casts Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal
The Independent
The series is expected to debut on Disney's high-profile new streaming service
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The Inbetweeners reunion: Stars of hit E4 sitcom to return for one-off 10th anniversary show30h The Inbetweeners reunion: Stars of hit E4 sitcom to return for one-off 10th anniversary show
The Independent
Cast of the hit E4 series will reflect on the show's best moments, with contributions from special guests and behind-the-scenes footage
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Vive la difference! Photo Vogue festival – in pictures31h Vive la difference! Photo Vogue festival – in pictures
The Guardian
From gender identity to vitiligo, from disabilities to drag queens, a new exhibition called Embracing Diversity explores what it’s like to be different Part of
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The Inbetweeners to reunite for one-off anniversary show 13 Nov 8:07pm The Inbetweeners to reunite for one-off anniversary show
BBC
The cast of the E4 sitcom will reunite for a two-hour celebration and tribute programme.
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The face-mapping technology raising fears about fake news 13 Nov 7:03pm The face-mapping technology raising fears about fake news
BBC
Why face-mapping technology designed to improve TV dubbing is raising fears about fake news.
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