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'I can be myself': the British Asian girls who found freedom in cricket

'I can be myself': the British Asian girls who found freedom in cricket

BBC documentary Bats, Balls and Bradford Girls follows a group of teenagers reunited for one last tournament“We are rebels within our community. We do what Asian girls from Bradford are not supposed
Outrage after Netflix pulls comedy show criticising Saudi Arabia

Outrage after Netflix pulls comedy show criticising Saudi Arabia

Standup Hasan Minhaj had mocked official accounts about fate of Jamal KhashoggiNetflix has taken down an episode of a satirical comedy show critical of Saudi Arabia in the country after officials from
Hello 2019 – what are you likely to bring?

Hello 2019 – what are you likely to bring?

Politics, science, technology, TV, books … here’s what to expect in the year aheadA year is much more than just 365 days, or one orbit of the Earth around the sun. One year produces so many events and
Hello 2019 – what are you likely to bring?

Hello 2019 – what are you likely to bring?

Politics, science, technology, TV, books … here’s what to expect in the year aheadA year is much more than just 365 days, or one orbit of the Earth around the sun. One year produces so many events and
Dame June Whitfield, star of Absolutely Fabulous, dies aged 93

Dame June Whitfield, star of Absolutely Fabulous, dies aged 93

Actor seen on stage and screen over seven decades ‘passed away peacefully’ on FridayDame June Whitfield, celebrated for her roles in some of the best-loved British sitcoms of the last 50 years, has
Magician and mentalist David Berglas awarded MBE

Magician and mentalist David Berglas awarded MBE

Despite reading minds for 60 years, the 92-year-old admits he ‘didn’t see this one coming’The magician and mentalist David Berglas, known as the International Man of Mystery, has been awarded an MBE
New BBC Radio 4 series shows bewilderment at Brexit outside the UK

New BBC Radio 4 series shows bewilderment at Brexit outside the UK

In As Others See Us, Neil MacGregor hears the views of people from five countriesA new BBC Radio 4 series written and presented by the former British Museum director Neil MacGregor finds other nations
Hayley Atwell: ‘I won't give my body dysmorphia a voice’

Hayley Atwell: ‘I won't give my body dysmorphia a voice’

The actor on crying on stage, good legal advice and suffering from FomoBorn in London, Hayley Atwell, 36, went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and, within months of graduating, was cast in
Beloved Freddie Frinton skit to air on UK TV for first time

Beloved Freddie Frinton skit to air on UK TV for first time

Dinner for One sketch was instant hit when it aired in 1972 and has achieved cult statusIt is the most repeated, and possibly the most beloved, British comedy sketch in history, and yet most Britons
Billy Connolly’s Ultimate World Tour review – a reflective reminder of his brilliance

Billy Connolly’s Ultimate World Tour review – a reflective reminder of his brilliance

The comedian makes his way through Florida in this thoughtful travelogue that also revisits past adventuresThe television programmes Billy Connolly has made have become increasingly meditative since
The 50 best TV shows of 2018: No 8 – Black Earth Rising

The 50 best TV shows of 2018: No 8 – Black Earth Rising

Hugo Blick tore up the TV rulebook with a pulsating drama that forced us to reflect on Rwanda’s horrifying chapter in modern historySee our list of 2018’s best TV showsThe genocide directed by the
Watership Down: 'true meaning' revealed ahead of remake

Watership Down: 'true meaning' revealed ahead of remake

Readers thought story was cryptic allegory, but its creator was firm: ‘It’s just a story about rabbits’It has been endlessly picked apart and analysed and described as an allegory for both communism
The miracle of Sissy Spacek – why it's time to rediscover her genius

The miracle of Sissy Spacek – why it's time to rediscover her genius

She stars in The Old Man & the Gun, but all the film’s publicity has been about Robert Redford. Anyone who hasn’t encountered her earlier performances is in for a treatTroubling news just in of a
From Beyoncé to Sorry to Bother You: the new age of Afro-surrealism

From Beyoncé to Sorry to Bother You: the new age of Afro-surrealism

From psychedelic sketch shows to far-out satire, black artists are expressing the absurdity of life in a racist society by embracing the disturbing and bizarreThere he was, dangling into the void.
Nicole Kidman: ‘To hear women being believed makes me cry’

Nicole Kidman: ‘To hear women being believed makes me cry’

With Big Little Lies becoming a catalyst for the #MeToo movement, and her pledge to further the feminist cause in Hollywood, the actor, who has three new films out this winter, explains how she plans
'The candles sell very well': the quest to be the last video store standing

'The candles sell very well': the quest to be the last video store standing

The passionate owners of Perth’s remaining video rental shops have innovative ways to stay open against all odds “If I’m the last DVD store, am I something?” wonders Melanie McInerney, the ebullient
Stephen Hillenburg: the naive genius who made SpongeBob a cultural titan

Stephen Hillenburg: the naive genius who made SpongeBob a cultural titan

The creator of SpongeBob SquarePants, who has died aged 57, channelled the surrealism of 90s animation and his own childlike zest for life into a show that brought joy to millionsThere are few
SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57

SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57

The man behind the hit animated series, which has aired almost 250 episodes, has died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants, has died at the
Michel Gondry: 'I wanted to bring out Jim Carrey's sadness'

Michel Gondry: 'I wanted to bring out Jim Carrey's sadness'

He’s made a secret video with Beyoncé, a documentary with Noam Chomsky and a cult classic with Kate Winslet. Now, the director has turned his wild imagination to TV in bittersweet comedy KiddingMichel
Taking pride in the magic of the shed | Brief letters

Taking pride in the magic of the shed | Brief letters

Sheds | Crickhowell High Street | Question Time | Cuban doctors“What is it with men and their sheds?” So asks Rhik Samadder (G2, 21 November). Why doesn’t he ask some of the 11,424 members of the UK