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Kathy Burke. Honest. Whether she is "woman in doorway" in an advert for The Guardian or the beaten, brutalised, near broken Valerie in "Nil by Mouth", Kathy Burke is never anything other than honest. The characters she plays are never anything less than a version of some part of herself. It is that honesty that [...]

There’s No Other Way…The Blur Singles #7

There’s No Other Way…The Blur Singles #7

Following the number one smash that was "Beetlebum" was going to be difficult.  Not because Blur were some sort of one hit wonders...they were, by now, firmly established chart stars, darlings of the music press and record buying public alike and had elevated themselves way above the level that anyone involved with them in the [...]

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Alan Partridge. The host of "Skirmish" returns to the BBC tonight for the first time in 24 years. Amazingly, given that his penultimate appearance on the Beeb resulted in his shooting a man until he was clinically dead, he has been "promoted" from the confines of BBC 1 and thrust into the glittering world of [...]

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The Oscars. After the scandals and the horrors of Hollywood over the last few years it was good to see an Oscars that delivered all the joy and wonder of the movies it is meant to celebrate. With nods to the high art of Cuaron's "Roma" and the dizzying intelligence of "Into the Spider-Verse" it [...]