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Here’s what happened when Christopher Eccleston had a heart-to-heart with Big Issue seller Clive
Culture

Here’s what happened when Christopher Eccleston had a heart-to-heart with Big Issue seller Clive

The Doctor Who star and Plymouth vendor quickly realised they had more in common than they first thought.

Nina Simone’s Gum by Warren Ellis: A delightful diary of Ellis’s musical life and friendships
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Nina Simone’s Gum by Warren Ellis: A delightful diary of Ellis’s musical life and friendships

Warren Ellis uses a piece of chewing gum stolen from his idol’s piano top to mythical levels, with a few good stories along the way.

Top 5 books about faceless bureaucracies, from Catch-22 to The Handmaid’s Tale
Books

Top 5 books about faceless bureaucracies, from Catch-22 to The Handmaid’s Tale

Author John D Rutter selects his top 5 books about faceless bureaucracies, featuring Margaret Atwood, George Orwell and Franz Kafka.

Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead: An Ocean’s Eleven meets Ozark heist caper
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Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead: An Ocean’s Eleven meets Ozark heist caper

I went to the quietest place in America. The locals want wifi
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I went to the quietest place in America. The locals want wifi

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Why the Take One Action Film Festival makes essential viewing ahead of COP26
Film

Why the Take One Action Film Festival makes essential viewing ahead of COP26

Filmmaker Paul Sng: ‘My new book shows diversity can make Britain stronger’
Art

Filmmaker Paul Sng: ‘My new book shows diversity can make Britain stronger’

Terry Hall: ‘The Specials have always been about protest’
Music

Terry Hall: ‘The Specials have always been about protest’

Covid drama Help is the ‘distinctively British’ TV the government wants
TV

Covid drama Help is the ‘distinctively British’ TV the government wants

Shaun Ryder: ‘It will always be one rule for them and another rule for us’
Music

Shaun Ryder: ‘It will always be one rule for them and another rule for us’

Herself director Claire Dunne: ‘We need to look at the building blocks of people, not just their houses’
Film

Herself director Claire Dunne: ‘We need to look at the building blocks of people, not just their houses’

Jake Bugg X Jamal Edwards in Nottingham: ‘Younger people are suffering’
Music

Jake Bugg X Jamal Edwards in Nottingham: ‘Younger people are suffering’

Nathan Evans: Wellerman star says Ed Sheeran made him want to sing
Music

Nathan Evans: Wellerman star says Ed Sheeran made him want to sing

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Respect review: Jennifer Hudson is sensational as Aretha Franklin
Film

Respect review: Jennifer Hudson is sensational as Aretha Franklin

Professor Green: Generational poverty has led to anger
Culture

Professor Green: Generational poverty has led to anger

Book reviews: Something New Under The Sun and The Black Locomotive
Books

Book reviews: Something New Under The Sun and The Black Locomotive

The Big Flower Fight star Ryan Lanji: ‘I always represent the underdog’
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The Big Flower Fight star Ryan Lanji: ‘I always represent the underdog’

Musician buries the only copy of his album and urges fans to find it
Music

Musician buries the only copy of his album and urges fans to find it

SBTV founder Jamal Edwards: ‘We have to pay it forward’
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SBTV founder Jamal Edwards: ‘We have to pay it forward’

Top 5 books on railways, featuring Terry Pratchett and a handbook from 1866
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Top 5 books on railways, featuring Terry Pratchett and a handbook from 1866

From 13th-century monks to Google, we’re all index-linked
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From 13th-century monks to Google, we’re all index-linked

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Get a limited edition print and original artwork from The Connor Brothers
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Get a limited edition print and original artwork from The Connor Brothers

The Connor Brothers: ‘It’s time to put away the bunting and get a new flag’
Art

The Connor Brothers: ‘It’s time to put away the bunting and get a new flag’

Shorta review: tense foot chases, abrupt shootouts and meaty fistfights
Film

Shorta review: tense foot chases, abrupt shootouts and meaty fistfights

Author Charles Foster: ‘Unless we rediscover our stories we’re finished’
Books

Author Charles Foster: ‘Unless we rediscover our stories we’re finished’

Reviews: The Liquid Land by Raphaela Edelbauer and No Touching by Ketty Rouf
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Reviews: The Liquid Land by Raphaela Edelbauer and No Touching by Ketty Rouf

‘We had to get it right’: Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham on Covid drama Help
TV

‘We had to get it right’: Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham on Covid drama Help

Even Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen can’t save the Changing Rooms reboot
TV

Even Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen can’t save the Changing Rooms reboot

Joe Lycett: ‘Brands don’t mind bad press, but they don’t like to look silly’
Culture

Joe Lycett: ‘Brands don’t mind bad press, but they don’t like to look silly’

Actor Samuel West: ‘I was a rebellious 33-year-old’
TV

Actor Samuel West: ‘I was a rebellious 33-year-old’

1979 by Val McDermid: A novel as touching as it is gripping
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1979 by Val McDermid: A novel as touching as it is gripping

Lawyer turned author Abi Silver picks her top 5 courtroom dramas
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Lawyer turned author Abi Silver picks her top 5 courtroom dramas

Troubles in Northern Ireland teach us children could be pushed to war again
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Troubles in Northern Ireland teach us children could be pushed to war again