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The Great Big Irish Thank You: Music stars to pay tribute to frontline workers in special TV show

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 09:25
Independent.ie's The Great Big Irish Thank You, on Virgin Media on October 4, will be a combination of the best of Irish talent, the highest production values and incredible accounts of humanity and kindness from all over the country. All of which will make this a night of riveting TV to remember.
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Jo Malone apologises to actor John Boyega after cutting him out of aftershave ad

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 07:29
British perfume brand Jo Malone has apologised to black actor John Boyega after cutting him out of the Chinese version of an aftershave commercial he helped create.
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Go for Green: Attenborough back for plant documentary

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 02:30
Naturalist David Attenborough (94) has recommenced filming on his latest series, The Green Planet, after production was halted in March.
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Captain Sir Tom Moore received a special thank you message from Dame Vera Lynn

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 21:39
Charity fundraiser Captain Sir Tom Moore got a special message from forces sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn on the day she died.
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Made In Chelsea’s Binky Felstead announces engagement

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 17:11
Made In Chelsea’s Binky Felstead is engaged to boyfriend Max Fredrik Darnton.
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Channel 4 documentary to follow secondary school pupils in long-term study

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 16:33
A new documentary on Channel 4 will follow a group of secondary school pupils as they live through “unprecedented and uniquely challenging times”.
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Nimax reopening six theatres for socially distanced shows – at a loss

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 16:02
Nimax Theatres will reopen all six of its West End venues from October for a season of socially distanced shows.
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Cat Deeley: People forget, when we started SM:TV we were rubbish

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 15:01
Nobody watched SM:TV Live when it launched and we were rubbish presenters, Cat Deeley has admitted.
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Bar Refaeli sentenced for tax evasion in Israel

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 14:14
An Israeli court has sentenced model Bar Refaeli to nine months of community service for tax evasion.
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Sean Bean and Stephen Graham team up for BBC One prison drama

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 12:24
Sean Bean and Stephen Graham will reunite with screenwriter Jimmy McGovern for his latest project, a gritty prison drama for BBC One.
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Martin McGuinness's son rubbishes US star Jane Fonda's claims over Derry visit

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 11:27
Martin McGuinness's son has rubbished claims by Oscar-winning American actress Jane Fonda that she was in their Derry home 44 years ago when a body was carried in and her husband dipped his fingers in the blood to show his son.
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Sir David Attenborough returns to field as filming resumes on The Green Planet

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 11:16
Sir David Attenborough has recommenced filming on his latest series, The Green Planet, after production was halted in March.
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Queen ‘inspired’ as results of Kate’s photographic lockdown project unveiled

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 10:29
The Queen has said she was “inspired” by the results of a photographic lockdown project led by the Duchess of Cambridge.
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Wigmore Hall stages first of 100 concerts with live audience

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 08:30
A concert hall director appealed for donations as he launched the first of 100 events amid the pandemic.
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Sir Mick Jagger has pride of place in Tantra exhibition

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 07:30
Sir Mick Jagger has a place in the British Museum’s new Tantra exhibition – but not thanks to his lothario reputation.
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Rival Sophie filmmakers in 'tense' face-off, with Bailey as witness

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 02:30
The makers of two rival documentaries about the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier had a 'face-off' at a west Cork market last weekend in full view of their chief subject - the former journalist Ian Bailey.
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'Ivan wasn't bothered who took over,' says TV successor Ciara Doherty

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 02:30
It's hard, at first, to get past Ciara Doherty's irresistible Donegal accent. It's shaped her career at key junctures so last week, as she took over hosting duties on The Tonight Show, it was like a soothing balm in the plummy world of Irish current affairs.
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Broadcaster Áine Lawlor: 'I'm in constant pain, but when the red light is on I don't feel it'

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 02:30
Broadcaster Áine Lawlor has no time for faux pleasantries. "I'd prefer to be at the dentist," she says, taking a seat.
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Obituary: Diana Rigg

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 02:30
Diana Rigg, who has died aged 82, was one of the most gifted classical stage actresses of her generation, yet to most people, her name is indelibly associated with a television role she made famous in the 1960s - that of the sexy secret agent Emma Peel in The Avengers.
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Obituary: Ronald Bell

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 02:30
Ronald Bell, the saxophonist and singer who has died aged 68, was a founder member of Kool & The Gang, the American R & B group whose worldwide hits in the 1970s and 1980s - many of them written and produced by Bell - included Jungle Boogie, Get Down On It, Cherish and the party anthem Celebration.
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