Arts features

The director who beat The Promise to a Bafta

By Anne Joseph, May 26, 2011

By now, Michael Samuels will have just about climbed down from cloud nine. That is where the director has spent most of the week after winning two awards for his TV adaptation of William Boyd's acclaimed novel, Any Human Heart, at the Baftas on Sunday.

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This Chasid is strictly unorthodox

By Simon Round, May 19, 2011

Wonderland: A Hasidic Guide to Love, Marriage and Finding a Bride
BBC2, 2/5

Dolphin Boy
More4, 3/5

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From Frankie to Borat - that's entertainment

By Michael Freedland, May 19, 2011

1950s - FRANKIE VAUGHAN

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Two Sugars? That's not everyone's cup of tea

May 12, 2011

The Apprentice
BBC1, 4/5

Lord Sugar Tackles Football
BBC2, 2/5

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Interview: Patrick Stewart

By John Nathan, May 12, 2011

The news that the Royal Shakespeare Company is to stage another major production of The Merchant of Venice would have been met with world-weary sighs in some quarters.

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Interview: Vidal Sassoon

By Stephen Applebaum, May 12, 2011

Two days before interviewing Vidal Sassoon, news arrives that he has cancelled all but our meeting to attend the funeral of a friend and fellow hairdresser, Joshua Galvin. I'm flattered, of course. But will the man who revolutionised hairdressing in the Swinging Sixties, and whose life is now the subject of an entertaining new documentary and a colourful memoir be in the mood for a conversation?

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Reviewed: Exile and Case Sensitive

By Simon Round, May 6, 2011

Exile
BBC1: 4/5

Case Sensitive
ITV1: 3/5

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Jesus? We're innocent

April 29, 2011

The Story of Jesus
BBC1, 2/5

What's the Point of Forgiveness?
BBC1, 3/5

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Interview: Adam Goldberg

By Robert Collins, April 28, 2011

People tend to recognise Adam Goldberg's face before his name. He is the actor most remembered for playing the Jewish soldier Private Mellish in Saving Private Ryan and Eddie Meneuk, Chandler's scene-stealing, reality-challenged roommate, in Friends.

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A survivor's tale just right for Pesach

By Simon Round, April 21, 2011

The Baby Born in a Concentration Camp
BBC1, 4/5

Annabel's Kitchen
CITV, 4/5

To misquote Tolstoy, most tales of families murdered in the Holocaust are depressingly similar, but each story of survival is miraculous in its own way. To live through the most well organised mass murder in history usually took a triumph of the human spirit and a fair degree of luck.

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