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tom birchenough

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Tom has been based largely in Moscow since 1991, from where he has written for a range of publications. He has contributed to Variety since 1993, and was for many years the film critic for the main English-language publication in Russia, The Moscow Times. He has been associate producer on a number of television documentaries on Russian subjects.

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Edinburgh Festival and Fringe 2017 reviews round-up

Wondering what on earth to choose between as you tramp the streets of the festival? These are our highlights so far.

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Edinburgh Festival 2017 review: Verdi's Macbeth - exhil...

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The State, Channel 4 review - dishonest portrait of British...

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The Best Albums of 2017

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Edinburgh Fringe 2017 reviews: Ingrid Oliver / Darren Harrio...

Ingrid Oliver ★★★★ 

Ingrid Oliver is an old Edinburgh hand as one half of the sketch duo Watson and Oliver, but this...

CD: Iron and Wine - Beast Epic

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Prom 46 review: Gurrelieder, LSO, Rattle - gorgeous colours,...

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Omar Robert Hamilton: The City Always Wins review - Egypt...

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Reissue CDs Weekly: Blancmange

The Some Bizzare Album was released in January 1981. Compiled by DJ Stevo, it featured twelve unsigned acts he felt represented a fresh...

CD: Portico Quartet - Art in the Age of Automation

It seems quite a shock to consider that it’s now 10 years since Portico Quartet’s breakthrough album Knee-Deep in the North Sea was...