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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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Secret agent: The Irish screenwriter who rescured James Bond

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 02:30
Bond fans will have to wait another few months for history to be made. The release of No Time To Die has been postponed to mid-November and whether it comes out even then seems uncertain. The winter release, if it goes ahead, will mark the end of an era - it will be the last film to star Daniel Craig - and the beginning of a new one. Speaking at the film's launch in April, Craig promised it would reflect changing attitudes, recognising Bond as a "flawed" character with "issues... worth exploring and grappling with". "Bond has always adapted for the times... we wouldn't be movie makers or creative people if we didn't have an eye on what was going on in the outside world."
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My favourite room: stylist Courtney Smith opens the doors of her beachside home

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 02:30
At this time of year, as winter draws in, we start cosying up by the fire for our favourite Irish home interiors programmes, and if they are not enough for you, there is a great programme on Netflix called Selling Sunset, a reality show based in Los Angeles. The homes are unreal. Spectacular views of beaches like Malibu, rooftop golf courses and doggie showers are the norm. And, of course, some of these ideas have crossed the Atlantic.
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'The purpose was to destroy me … but people have come back from the dead'

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 02:30
It's one of the more curious aspects of cancel culture that the cancellations themselves never seem to be especially permanent. The attention span of the mob wanes as new victims are sought and yesterday's heretics are pulled from the fires to discuss their singed careers and shaken self-belief. JK Rowling has a new novel in the pipeline. Louis CK was back onstage just last month. And now Kevin Myers, against whom JK herself led the pitchfork charge, has prised the nails from his own coffin.
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What lies beneath: Genesis by Aoife Dunne

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 02:30
Though multi-disciplinary artist Aoife Dunne is only 25, her achievements dazzle. Aged 12, she started an online magazine with contributors from all over the world, set up a web design business and won a scholarship to the Royal Irish Academy of Music. At 13, she produced a film that was selected for the Beijing Film Festival.
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Keeping my social distance from whingers  

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 02:30
I was standing in a shop last week while a woman held up the socially-distanced queue by giving out yards to the shop assistant. This poor victim had done nothing wrong but had to smile and listen to a tirade about the children leaving school and all being far too close to each other. There are few of us who have not seen schoolchildren as close as peas in their pod recently. But we don't get too worked up about it.
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