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The trailer for ‘Belle’: A period drama with substance and romance?, Arts

The trailer for ‘Belle’: A period drama with substance and romance?

During my meanderings on YouTube I recently stumbled across a trailer that has left me reeling with excitement. With a stellar cast boasting the likes of Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson and Tom Wilkinson, it is not one to be dismissed easily.

By | Arts, Film | Sunday, 20 October 2013 at 3:43 pm

Interview with ‘The Fast and the Furious’ stuntman Lee Millham, Arts

Interview with ‘The Fast and the Furious’ stuntman Lee Millham

You won’t recognise his face, but you will have seen Lee Millham at some point, crashing a car, jumping off a high building, or saving-the-day with his bare-knuckled stunts in a few Hollywood blockbusters.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 17 September 2013 at 6:00 am

From Harry Potter to Twilight: Gothic literature in the 21st Century, Arts

From Harry Potter to Twilight: Gothic literature in the 21st Century

This century has seen an ongoing trend for ‘Gothic’ books and films aimed at teenagers, from the Harry Potter and Twilight films to the recently-announced play Let the Right One In at the Royal Court Theatre. Recent research from Nielsen Bookscan even suggests that films such as these are contributing to a rise in children and young adults reading.

By | Arts, Film | Monday, 22 July 2013 at 7:00 am

Living with multiple sclerosis: ‘I’ve got to get on with it. I can’t let it defeat me’, Health

Living with multiple sclerosis: ‘I’ve got to get on with it. I can’t let it defeat me’

There are around 100,000 people in Britain who suffer from multiple sclerosis and Carly Houston is just one of them. On her 21st birthday she was diagnosed with the neurological condition, she talks to Neela Debnath about living with MS, working on the ‘Harry Potter’ films and her plans to pursue an acting career against the odds.

By | Health | Thursday, 27 December 2012 at 4:00 am

‘Harry Potter’ illustrator Cliff Wright: ‘There has always been something in me that enjoys the marriage of words and images’, Arts

‘Harry Potter’ illustrator Cliff Wright: ‘There has always been something in me that enjoys the marriage of words and images’

Illustrator Cliff Wright has designed the covers for several of the ‘Harry Potter’ books, he explains how he got into the industry, the process of illustration and his latest project.

By | Arts | Monday, 22 October 2012 at 6:00 am

Review of Doctor Who ‘Dinosaurs on a Spaceship’, Arts

Review of Doctor Who ‘Dinosaurs on a Spaceship’

Episode 2 was always going to have a tough time following up on Asylum of the Daleks and although it is not on par with last week, it was still an enjoyable caper.

By | Arts | Saturday, 8 September 2012 at 9:00 pm

Something for non-Olympic fans: The ‘Doctor Who’ Sonic Screwdriver, Notebook

Something for non-Olympic fans: The ‘Doctor Who’ Sonic Screwdriver

If you’re suffering from Olympics fatigue and itching to change the channel to something other than synchronised diving and beach volleyball then look no further than the Sonic Screwdriver Universal Control.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 7 August 2012 at 12:03 am

Danny Boyle, Thames, Paul Chambers, #Marvellewedding, Hermione Effect, Notebook

Danny Boyle, Thames, Paul Chambers, #Marvellewedding, Hermione Effect

What’s trending and why…

By | Notebook | Friday, 27 July 2012 at 11:27 am

Interview with ‘Game of Thrones’ star Natalia Tena, Arts

Interview with ‘Game of Thrones’ star Natalia Tena

Best-known as Nymphadora Tonks in the ‘Harry Potter’ films and Osha in HBO’s fantasy drama series ‘Game of Thrones’, Natalia Tena spoke to Neela Debnath at Collectormania in Milton Keynes.

By | Arts | Wednesday, 13 June 2012 at 4:02 am

The Woman in Black: From page, to stage, to film, Arts

The Woman in Black: From page, to stage, to film

Director James Watkins and screenwriter Jane Goldman discuss how they kept up the constant high level of suspense in the film adaption of ‘The Woman in Black’, and why they were so relieved when writer Susan Hill was pleased with the script.

By | Arts, Film | Friday, 10 February 2012 at 12:00 am

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