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The film's distributor claimed that it was given an 18 certificate by an all-male panel. British Board of Film Classification director David Cooke has told the New Statesman that this was not the case.
Petroc Trelawny meets the composer Raymond Yiu, who has written a new work for the BBC Proms.
Newly-released files confirm the author's suspicions, published in the New Statesman, that she was under surveillance by MI5 during the 1940s and 50s.
Hatherley describes symptoms but not causes; there is plenty of “what” and “where”, some “when”, “how” and “who”, but hardly any “why”.
The Australian star baker who has built a reality TV empire out of delivering tough love.
Sy Montgomery's The Soul of an Octopus: a Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness does for the creature what H is for Hawk did for raptors.
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