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Culture
UK

Booker Prize winning novelist Dame Hilary Mantel dies aged 70

The Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies author’s death has been announced by her literary agents

TV

A-ha! Steve Coogan on the return of Alan Partridge

Thirty years on and Partridge is as popular as ever – and still evolving

Music

Beth Orton - Weather Alive review: Unafraid to show the cracks

After overcoming multiple setbacks, Beth Orton delivers her most emotionally gripping album yet

Film

And the Oscars go to... who have emerged as favourites for 2023?

As awards season starts, our expert reveals what the recent film festivals in Venice, Telluride and Toronto tell us about the front runners for next year’s big film prizes in Los Angeles

Exhibitions

Hallyu! at the V&A review: This wave shows no sign of crashing

South Korean culture has hit unprecedented heights in recent years. This exhibition explains how it all happened

TV

MPs and TV writers on what shows about politics get right... and wrong

With Boris Johnson drama This England airing next week, MPs including Jess Phillips and Andrew Mitchell on why they can’t get enough of political shows

Music

Who could headline Glastonbury in 2023?

The rumour mill is up and running. We assess the most credible suggestions

Music

Ticket sale dates for Glastonbury 2023 announced

Festival bosses are yet to announce the line-up.
UK

Mini-budget ‘missed opportunity’ to aid culture and night-time sectors

Industry groups have responded to the Chancellor’s measures saying businesses struggling already could ‘face bankruptcy and closure’

Theatre

Hot Chip, Brixton Academy review: crying out for the big guns

The stage came alive when the band rolled out the classics

Theatre

Guz Khan at the Harold Pinter Theatre review: a formidable entertainer

Khan’s style is accessible and relatable rather than cutting edge

Showbiz

Stormzy enlists Theroux, Bolt and Mourinho for starry music video

The grim star’s new track pays tribute to his long-standing personal stylist

Music

The drugs don’t work - so why do they hold such appeal to rockstars?

Getting high and making music have gone hand in hand since pop was invented. Music industry insider Jamie Collinson explores this treacherous tradition - and discovers that - thankfully - times are a-changin’.

Theatre

The Wonderful World of Dissocia: deliciously free, bordering on random

This play of two halves offers witty jokes and a profound second act

Music

Sports Team - Gulp! review: Lightweight indie rock is relegation form

Yard Act are sharper, Wet Leg have better tunes – where does this lot fit?

Showbiz

Helen Skelton reveals her biggest challenge in Strictly Come Dancing

This year’s Strictly launch was delayed following the Queen’s death with the series now launching on Friday night

TV

Jungle review: Rappers turned actors shine in drill music drama

Tinie Tempah, Unknown T, M24 and others swap the stage for the screen in this bracing new show

UK

Winner crowned during 2022 Celebrity MasterChef final

The trio of finalists were charged with creating an impressive three-course meal.
Film

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, UK release date, trailer, plot

The highly anticipated sequel to Black Panther will be hitting our screens soon

Music

Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara announce tour dates for new Christmas show

The show will feature festive favourites from the Golden Age of Hollywood to Disney Christmas classics.
Theatre

Jonathan Bailey: Who is the Bridgerton actor joining Ariana in Wicked?

Here’s everything to know about the British actor we know best as Anthony Bridgerton

TV

When does Strictly Come Dancing 2022 start & who are the contestants?

Strictly’s return was delayed following the death of the Queen.

Music

David Bowie’s drummer reflects on singer’s legacy as Walk of Fame stone unveiled

The stone was laid in memory of the pioneering musician, who died of liver cancer in 2016 aged 69.
Insider

Lionel Shriver: ‘I’ve lost friends because of my political opinions’

The bestselling author and ‘Woke-baiting’ provocateur has a new book of essays. She talks Brexit, Megxit and alienating people with Patricia Nicol

Film

I don’t care: Pierce Brosnan shares his thoughts on the new James Bond

He played 007 in four films and says he wishes the new James Bond well.
Film

Bale reveals he envies the friendship in his new film Amsterdam

The Oscar-winning actor stars as one of the three friends – alongside Margot Robbie and John David Washington – in the new film.
TV

Andor review: Feels like being trapped in carbonite

The lack of action in this galaxy will make you wish you were far, far away

Music

UK Music urges Government to protect industry from ‘economic storm’

The organisation warned the sector was still significantly behind in some areas, including employment, compared with before the pandemic.
Music

Later… With Jools Holland announces plans to celebrate 30th anniversary

A secret line-up of former guests and new talents will perform in London.
Film

Bond producers praise 007 team as they cement their handprints in Hollywood

The sibling duo own EON Productions and have produced the last nine films in the beloved spy series.