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Living starring Bill Nighy is an elegant film but it’s not a 1950s I recognise
Opinion

Living starring Bill Nighy is an elegant film but it’s not a 1950s I recognise

Bill Nighy is brilliant in Living, but the reality of life in the Fifties was altogether more chaotic and colourful than the film suggests

Top 5 food histories, chosen by Diane Purkiss
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Top 5 food histories, chosen by Diane Purkiss

The author and food historian selects five food histories that explore cooking and eating through the ages

Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce on Kim Philby drama: ‘You can have a lot of fun in the spy genre’
espionage

Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce on Kim Philby drama: ‘You can have a lot of fun in the spy genre’

The powerhouse acting duo give us the intel on their new double-agent drama about Britain’s most notorious spy

How Lisa Gray found magic in forgotten spools of mystery film
thriller

How Lisa Gray found magic in forgotten spools of mystery film

Michael Morpurgo on War Horse turning 40: ‘There will be no future without peace’
Culture

Michael Morpurgo on War Horse turning 40: ‘There will be no future without peace’

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Fighting the shameful legacy of colonialism in the Chagos Islands
exile

Fighting the shameful legacy of colonialism in the Chagos Islands

Sorry, I Didn’t Know: ‘This show is decorating Black history with humour’
TV

Sorry, I Didn’t Know: ‘This show is decorating Black history with humour’

12 Black Britons everyone should know about
Social Justice

12 Black Britons everyone should know about

‘Evil’ or ‘planet struck’: How the curious ways we described deaths in the past shaped how we live now
Andrew Doig

‘Evil’ or ‘planet struck’: How the curious ways we described deaths in the past shaped how we live now

UK’s first Black bookshop hopes crowdfunder will save it from closure
News

UK’s first Black bookshop hopes crowdfunder will save it from closure

How the Black Education Movement took on the racist schools system
Race

How the Black Education Movement took on the racist schools system

Holocaust survivor Lily Ebert uses TikTok to make sure we never forget
Culture

Holocaust survivor Lily Ebert uses TikTok to make sure we never forget

The legacy of Dr David Livingstone: Problematic, I presume?
Politics

The legacy of Dr David Livingstone: Problematic, I presume?

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Top 5 books on Jacobean life
Books

Top 5 books on Jacobean life

John Bird: Just a day in history
Opinion

John Bird: Just a day in history

Meet the anti-Indiana Jones’ returning stolen artefacts to their homes
News

Meet the anti-Indiana Jones’ returning stolen artefacts to their homes

Statue of Scots rent strikes campaigner Mary Barbour unveiled in Glasgow
Politics

Statue of Scots rent strikes campaigner Mary Barbour unveiled in Glasgow

Horrible Histories: Durham, death and Terry Deary’s dodgy drama
Culture

Horrible Histories: Durham, death and Terry Deary’s dodgy drama

Horrible Histories’ Greg Jenner: “We don’t treat kids like they’re stupid”
Culture

Horrible Histories’ Greg Jenner: “We don’t treat kids like they’re stupid”

Win a National Trust For Scotland family membership and festive hamper
Competitions

Win a National Trust For Scotland family membership and festive hamper

Win English Heritage family membership plus The Crown
Competitions

Win English Heritage family membership plus The Crown

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King Arthur: A once and future king
Culture

King Arthur: A once and future king

Charlie Hunnam: “The themes and issues of King Arthur feel very relevant”
Culture

Charlie Hunnam: “The themes and issues of King Arthur feel very relevant”

Peter Stanford on Martin Luther, whose tenacity changed world religion
Books

Peter Stanford on Martin Luther, whose tenacity changed world religion