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Wire transfers: New York bank robber uses DVDs to pass notes to tellers

Wire transfers: New York bank robber uses DVDs to pass notes to tellers

Cash demands written on copies of crime drama The WireDetective: ‘His notes are getting more and more violent’A bank robber in New York City is demanding cash with notes written on DVD cases of The
Sapphic sensation: the rise of the lesbian story on and off screen

Sapphic sensation: the rise of the lesbian story on and off screen

Creation and authentic depiction of same-sex relationships on film and TV goes mainstream The latest TV show to make waves online and ripples around office water coolers, Julia Davis’s Sally4Ever,
Satanists 'amicably' settle Warner Bros lawsuit over Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Satanists 'amicably' settle Warner Bros lawsuit over Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Satanic Temple claimed studio copied its depiction of goat-headed deity Baphomet in the TV showA group of Satanists who sued Netflix and Warner Bros for $50m (£38m) in a copyright row over the Sabrina
Top film-makers back penguin intervention on Attenborough show

Top film-makers back penguin intervention on Attenborough show

Wildlife documentary experts defend crew’s decision to help trapped birdsLeading wildlife camera operators and film-makers have defended the film crew on David Attenborough’s latest BBC series over
BBC newsreader Richard Baker dies aged 93

BBC newsreader Richard Baker dies aged 93

Presenter long associated with Radio 3’s classical music shows was known for his smooth deliveryRichard Baker, who introduced the first BBC television news bulletin in 1954 and became a leading news
Doctor Who’s race-time continuum | Letters

Doctor Who’s race-time continuum | Letters

The show has always valued every human (and intelligent alien) life, writes author Frank DanesA point Martin Belam missed in “Is Doctor Who finally getting it right on race?” (13 November): the first
Debbie McGee: ‘Since Paul died, I can’t face doing magic’

Debbie McGee: ‘Since Paul died, I can’t face doing magic’

Last year she made it to the Strictly final – now she’s forging a career of her own. Debbie McGee on life without magician Paul Daniels, grief and their unconventional loveLast year it was voted TV’s
Breaking Bad: The Movie? Why it could be Vince Gilligan's worst idea

Breaking Bad: The Movie? Why it could be Vince Gilligan's worst idea

Deadwood, The Walking Dead and now Breaking Bad have all announced possible movie spin-offs, but history shows they’re a terrible, cynical ployI can’t speak for anyone else, but I’m going to spend the
BBC and Sky call for EU crackdown on Saudi pirate TV service

BBC and Sky call for EU crackdown on Saudi pirate TV service

Broadcasters highlight ‘threat’ from BeoutQ, which provides illegal access to content such as Premier League gamesThe BBC and Sky have called on the European commission to take formal action against
Sickboy: the podcast that isn't afraid to tell 'mind-blowing' stories about illness

Sickboy: the podcast that isn't afraid to tell 'mind-blowing' stories about illness

Downloads have grown to more than 1.5m a year, and 750 people from around the world have contacted the show, eager to share their own experiencesBrain cancer, opioid addiction and multiple sclerosis
Top Italian chef quits state TV show 'after being told to drop foreign recipes'

Top Italian chef quits state TV show 'after being told to drop foreign recipes'

Vittorio Castellani says Rai’s version of Ready Steady Cook suspended his showA food journalist and chef who provided recipes for the Italian version of Ready Steady Cook has quit the show, claiming
Channel 4 should make Salford its home | Letter

Channel 4 should make Salford its home | Letter

The television industry needs a counterweight to the pull of London, writes Wayne Garvie, president of international production at Sony Pictures TelevisionMatthew d’Ancona is spot on about the wider
Hannah Gadsby: 'I’m still struggling with how Americans make tea'

Hannah Gadsby: 'I’m still struggling with how Americans make tea'

The acclaimed comic talks about Nanette’s legacy, her friendship with Emma Thompson, Louis CK’s comeback and how to dress like her on HalloweenEarly in 2018, Hannah Gadsby arrived in the US to perform
Julia Davis: 'I'm worried there's going to be a backlash'

Julia Davis: 'I'm worried there's going to be a backlash'

Sally4Ever, a lurid lesbian sitcom, is her filthiest show yet – but even that’s nothing compared with her extreme agony aunt podcast. The comedy writer and actor reveals how it all helped her deal
Paddy McGuinness and Andrew Flintoff to host BBC's Top Gear

Paddy McGuinness and Andrew Flintoff to host BBC's Top Gear

Take Me Out host and former cricketer will replace Matt LeBlanc on the motoring showPaddy McGuinness and Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff will host Top Gear from next year, the BBC has confirmed.The Take Me
Stolen daughters: what happened after #BringBackOurGirls?

Stolen daughters: what happened after #BringBackOurGirls?

In a powerful new documentary, film-makers follow the lives of Nigerian girls freed after being kidnapped by Boko HaramIn 2014, the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign transfixed people around
Actor Selma Blair reveals that she has multiple sclerosis

Actor Selma Blair reveals that she has multiple sclerosis

MS diagnosis came in August but Hollywood star has lived with symptoms for yearsThe American actor Selma Blair has been praised for speaking candidly about having multiple sclerosis (MS).In an
Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams: 'I'm still petrified of my peers'

Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams: 'I'm still petrified of my peers'

Her role as Arya Stark won her millions of fans but left her bullied at school. Now the 21-year-old is making her stage debut, starring in a Marvel horror – and finally getting her fingernails
Roseanne exits The Conners, and she is not happy about it

Roseanne exits The Conners, and she is not happy about it

SPOILER ALERT: this story contains details of a show that has just aired in the US One of television’s best-known families returned on Tuesday without its matriarch, as the character of feisty
After the Apology is must-see TV – and an urgent jolt to consciousness

After the Apology is must-see TV – and an urgent jolt to consciousness

Larissa Behrendt’s documentary delivers an emotional punch that will jar viewers from the outsetIn this digital age, it’s easy to let surfeit data slip by. Information saturates our daily lives. We