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Jeremy Hardy, the honorary Jew who held out an olive branch | Letters

Jeremy Hardy, the honorary Jew who held out an olive branch | Letters

Hardy was a goy who pitched ‘insider’ jokes perfectly, says Naomi Wayne. Philip Clayton wonders why comedians’ deaths seem to touch us more than other famous people, Sarah Cemlyn remembers Hardy as
RTE's Resistance shines nuanced light on Irish war of independence

RTE's Resistance shines nuanced light on Irish war of independence

Five-part drama concludes on Sunday and will be available to UK audiences in MarchIRA gunmen queasy about violence, a British soldier with a conscience, strong female characters and some nasty nuns –
Lars Mikkelsen: I found God after playing a boozy, lusty priest

Lars Mikkelsen: I found God after playing a boozy, lusty priest

The Danish actor reveals the major life-change triggered by his role in Ride Upon the Storm – and looks back at his days in House of Cards with Kevin SpaceyWith unforgettable turns – Troels Hartmann
The BBC should press for Eurovision to be moved from Israel | Letter

The BBC should press for Eurovision to be moved from Israel | Letter

On 8 February, the BBC will screen You Decide, to ‘deliver the UK the artist it deserves to fly the flag out in Tel Aviv in May’. For any artist of conscience, this would be a dubious honour, say 50
British cultural figures urge BBC to boycott Eurovision in Israel

British cultural figures urge BBC to boycott Eurovision in Israel

Vivienne Westwood, Mike Leigh and Julie Christie are among those calling for coverage to be cancelled, citing human rights violations British cultural figures including Vivienne Westwood, Peter
George Galloway censured over Salisbury poisoning claims

George Galloway censured over Salisbury poisoning claims

Ofcom says ex-MP breached impartiality guidelines on radio show when casting doubt on Russian role George Galloway breached broadcasting impartiality rules when he used his radio show to cast doubt on
'Secrets will eat you up' – inside the shocking Michael Jackson documentary

'Secrets will eat you up' – inside the shocking Michael Jackson documentary

In a disturbing new documentary, two accusers share their stories of what they say happened to them at the hands at the world’s most famous pop starIt only takes about two minutes into the four-hour
The Casketeers: how two Māori funeral directors became beloved Netflix stars

The Casketeers: how two Māori funeral directors became beloved Netflix stars

Francis and Kiaora Tipene started in the funeral business with nothing but passion. Now they’re introducing the world to a warmer, funnier side of deathIt had just gone midnight when Kiaora Tipene
Oscar nominations 2019: Roma and The Favourite deserve acclaim, but no female directors is woeful

Oscar nominations 2019: Roma and The Favourite deserve acclaim, but no female directors is woeful

The Academy consensus has produced two blue-chip frontrunners, but passed over some exceptional films directed by women in the process•Roma and The Favourite vie for glory •Full list of nominations
Oscars 2019: Roma and The Favourite vie for glory with 10 nominations each

Oscars 2019: Roma and The Favourite vie for glory with 10 nominations each

Alfonso Cuarón’s 70s-set drama and the Olivia Colman period comedy head list of nominees, with A Star Is Born and Vice each on eightFull list of nominations Guardian film Black Sheep nominatedPeter
Diane Abbott accuses BBC Question Time of legitimising racism

Diane Abbott accuses BBC Question Time of legitimising racism

Labour MP’s spokesperson claims she was mocked and interrupted more than other panellistsDiane Abbott has accused BBC Question Time of legitimising racist abuse after claims that the shadow home
‘No one cared because we were black girls’: is time finally up for R Kelly?

‘No one cared because we were black girls’: is time finally up for R Kelly?

Women have accused the singer of sexual abuse for decades. So why are they only being listened to now? Blame misogyny and racism – but also the potency of his music“Yo, Pac!” You can almost feel the
Netflix sued over Bandersnatch's similarities to Choose Your Own Adventure

Netflix sued over Bandersnatch's similarities to Choose Your Own Adventure

Publishers of book series claim Netflix is using an association with the brand to increase awareness of the Black Mirror episode Netflix is being sued over its recent interactive episode of Black
Family files lawsuit after being called 'ugly' in Christmas movie

Family files lawsuit after being called 'ugly' in Christmas movie

Setiam and Katherine Allah are suing Lifetime after their photo was used without permission in TV movie Christmas HarmonyUS cable channel Lifetime is being sued by a couple after they were called
Fresh abuse investigations launched after R Kelly documentary

Fresh abuse investigations launched after R Kelly documentary

Prosecutors in Chicago and Atlanta appeal for new information after allegations of abuse are made in documentary about R&B star, who has long denied wrongdoingFresh investigations have been
TV licence scammers caught out by dodgy spelling

TV licence scammers caught out by dodgy spelling

Phishing email contains slip-up spotted by eagle-eyed recipientI received an email out of the blue from TV Licensing at the end of December, claiming our licence was due to expire – on the same day –
Golden Globes 2019: Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book win big

Golden Globes 2019: Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book win big

The Queen biopic and the road trip comedy won the major film awards while Olivia Colman and Christian Bale led a strong night for British talentThe full list of winners Five best moments The Freddie
Golden Globes 2019: the red carpet, the winners, the speeches – live!

Golden Globes 2019: the red carpet, the winners, the speeches – live!

A Star is Born, Vice, The Assassination of Gianni Versace and Sharp Objects will battle it out for the big film and TV prizes as awards season officially kicks off 4.03am GMT The Green Book blowback
Tuned in for debate about TV licences for over-75s | Letters

Tuned in for debate about TV licences for over-75s | Letters

Readers respond to Gordon Brown’s article on Theresa May’s broken promise to older pensionersGordon Brown is right to highlight the hypocrisy of the Conservatives in reneging on their election pledge
Kevin Hart may return as Oscars host to 'take a stand against the trolls'

Kevin Hart may return as Oscars host to 'take a stand against the trolls'

In remarkable interview with Ellen DeGeneres, comic says he is rethinking decision to step down after homophobic tweets came to lightKevin Hart, the comedian and actor who stepped down as Oscars host