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Tom Birchenough

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Blu-ray: Beginning

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A Midsummer Night's Dream, SHAKE Festival livestream review - a star turn from Luisa Omielan makes this 'Bottom's Dream'

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Memories of My Father review - the richness of childhood, the cruelty of history

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My Father and Me, BBC Two review - Nick Broomfield's moving voyage around his family

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Verdict review - social realism and court procedural combine in powerful Manila drama

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Deutschland 89, Channel 4 review - the Wall comes down, what next?

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Barnes' People, Original Theatre Company online review - intriguing quartet of monologues revived

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Blu-ray: The Ascent

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Hymn, Almeida Theatre online review - highs and lows of a soulful brother bonding

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Blu-ray: Liberté

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Dear Comrades! review - Andrei Konchalovsky exposes the Soviet past

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DVD/Blu-ray: Are We Lost Forever

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Blu-ray: Visual Acoustics

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Summer of 85 review - a tender, tragic coming-of-age

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Blu-ray: Ivansxtc

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Blu-ray: Beau Travail

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DVD/Blu-ray: Catch Us If You Can

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Album: Imelda May - 11 Past the Hour

11 Past the Hour opens with its title song, a delicious, twangy, string-laden Nancy Sinatra Bond theme that never was. The album closes...

Singer-songwriter Peggy Seeger: still in the vanguard of her...

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Album: Lady Dan - I Am the Prophet

There’s a line in “No Home”, the staggering centrepiece of Lady Dan’s debut album, that perhaps sums up the project. “Wolves will never...