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Ten reasons why The Killing is the best thing on TV right now, Arts

Ten reasons why The Killing is the best thing on TV right now

The slow-burning Danish crime series has been steadily gaining viewers since it appeared on Saturday evenings on BBC4. But what is it that makes it so compelling?
1. It’s better than Wallander
We’re used now to Scandinavia being the source of all things grim and criminal, so the arrival of a new Danish detective thriller might [...]

By | Arts | Tuesday, 22 February 2011 at 1:31 pm

A story of two Gaddafis, Notebook

A story of two Gaddafis

Watching Saif Gaddafi speak on Sunday evening, it was difficult to take him seriously. As a friend sitting next to me so aptly summed up, “sometimes, you just have to accept that you’re not the public speaker in the family.”

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 22 February 2011 at 1:24 pm

The British Beer Video Blog, Notebook

The British Beer Video Blog

February’s British Beer Video Blog was filmed at the Brewing Industry International Awards, held in the historic home of British brewing, Burton Upon Trent.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 22 February 2011 at 1:12 pm

Does the Treasury back Barclays on Merlin?, Eagle Eye

Does the Treasury back Barclays on Merlin?

If the Treasury has an objection, it should make it clear. Otherwise, we have to conclude that the Government is satisfied that Barclays has lived up to its side of the bargain.

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 22 February 2011 at 1:02 pm

The Solo Voyage Diaries: The Cape Crusader, Sport

The Solo Voyage Diaries: The Cape Crusader

Not far to go now – Cape Horn is in sight. Three days perhaps and then that fearsome Cape will be spoken of in the past tense – with a merry smile or trembling recollection – I don’t know which yet.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 22 February 2011 at 12:20 pm

Caught & Social: Fashion fraught with danger, Notebook

Caught & Social: Fashion fraught with danger

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 22 February 2011 at 11:03 am

Today from <i>i</i>: The church of quaint religions, Notebook

Today from i: The church of quaint religions

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 22 February 2011 at 10:49 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Tuesday, 22 February 2011 at 10:45 am

BP deal is both a victory and a test for Mukesh Ambani, The Foreign Desk

BP deal is both a victory and a test for Mukesh Ambani

Feel sorry for Anil Ambani, the debt-strapped head of the Reliance ADA group (ADAG). He has just seen his elder brother Mukesh sign up with BP for a natural gas exploration and marketing deal that will bring at least $7.2bn, and maybe as much as $20bn, into Mukesh Ambani’s already financially-strong Reliance Industries’ (RIL).

By | The Foreign Desk | Tuesday, 22 February 2011 at 9:56 am

Rachel Sermanni on mentors Mumford & Sons, Arts

Rachel Sermanni on mentors Mumford & Sons

Touted as a protégé of nu-folk Brit award winners Mumford and Sons, 19 year-old unsigned singer/songwriter Rachel Sermanni has not only caught the eye of Communion records (co-founded by Mumford’s Ben Lovett) , she was also the youngest act chosen to perform in January’s BBC Celtic Connections festival. If you’re lucky enough to have seen [...]

By | Arts | Tuesday, 22 February 2011 at 8:19 am

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