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How I wrote myself into a real-life romcom – that became a survivalist thriller

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He doesn’t love me. He never loved me. And he isn’t looking for me – so I damn well better survive the night on my own. No food, no tent, no map. No one to blame but myself. Too bad burning hot shame isn’t a heat sour...

TV tonight: courtroom drama recounts real-life case of Iraq war soldier Brian Wood

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Bafta-winning writer Robert Jones brings this feature-length adaptation of the real-life story of soldier Brian Wood, who was awarded the Military Cross for his role in the Battle of Danny Boy in Iraq in 2004 but who ...

Real-life dramas: 10 great documentaries about theatre

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Phyllida Lloyd’s 2012 Donmar production showed what Julius Caesar gains from a prison setting. This documentary from the same year, directed by the brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, goes a step further. It follows ...

Real-life Man From Snowy River was Aboriginal, new book argues

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There is “overwhelming evidence” that the legendary stockman featured in The Man From Snowy River was Aboriginal, a new book argues. Did AB “Banjo” Paterson “paint his stockman white to appease the literary tastes of ...

Squid Game lays bare South Korea’s real-life personal debt crisis

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After midnight, when the crowds of revellers have gone, Choi Young-soo* crouches in a shabby alleyway in Seoul’s wealthy Gangnam district. This is the only time that the 35-year-old, a part-time food delivery rider, d...

Real-life Squid Game, vampire names and Vlad’s other job – take the Thursday quiz

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The quiz master is already enjoying his Christmas break, but before he left he deposited 15 sealed envelopes in mysterious locations around London which have since been collated into the quiz you see before you. Fifte...

Dog saves day as ‘real-life Lassie’ leads rescuers to injured men after accident

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New Hampshire police officers were engaged in a low-speed dog-chase on a highway along the state’s border with Vermont when they discovered that a real-life Lassie was leading them to rescue two men thrown from a truc...

Keeping Up With the Aristocrats review – as ludicrous as a real-life Downton Abbey

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I think we are probably supposed to express bafflement that there is still an audience for shows such as Keeping Up With the Aristocrats (ITV), in which we are promised, explicitly and without irony, “exclusive access...