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A TV star, a chief inspector: abuse survivors look the world in the eye in remarkable project

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The actor Sam Beckinsale, 55, is perhaps best known for her role as firefighter Kate Stevens in ITV’s long-running series London’s Burning, watched by more than 15 million people. After leaving in 1992, she had roles ...

La Mif review – remarkable teenage care home drama

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Former Swiss social worker and self-taught film-maker Fred Baillif developed La Mif (the title is slang for “the fam” or family) over a period of two years with the at-risk teenage residents and care workers of a Gene...

Gabriel bundles Arsenal past Wolves despite Martinelli’s remarkable red card

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Same old Arsenal. This year may still be in its relative infancy but after a fourth red card in six matches the most alarming tally for Mikel Arteta concerns not the goals scored or against column but rather disciplin...

Palm Trees and Power Lines review – an unnerving, remarkable debut

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Palm Trees and Power Lines, a remarkably sharp-eyed and bruising debut from writer-director Jamie Dack, opens in the distended, languid stretch of a teenage summer. Lea, played in a stunning first turn by newcomer Lil...

The remarkable second coming of Anthony Modeste, Köln’s ‘life insurance’

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It was an evening of not one ending, but two, in Lower Saxony. It took two nods of Anthony Modeste’s head; the first, of the gentlest kind, to score one of the easiest goals of his curious career and end a mini-drough...

‘We felt newly born’: Afghan female footballers’ remarkable escape to UK

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“‘We were on the pitch training that day,” says the Afghanistan development team player Fatemah Baratean. “We’d been selected to play in the under-23 Central Asian FA women’s championship, in Tajikistan, then all of a...

‘A remarkable history’: inside the exhibition bringing Peru’s past to life

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The British Museum’s landmark show Peru: A Journey in Time has been a decade in the making and enables the museum to foreground objects from its own collections and present them alongside treasures from Peru seen for ...

Hamlet review – Cush Jumbo is a remarkable prince

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We have been promised a “new kind of Hamlet” with Cush Jumbo’s melancholy prince. While Ian McKellen steered an uneven age-blind version of the play earlier this year, Jumbo’s gender-blind casting in Greg Hersov’s sle...

TV tonight: the untold story of Grenfell Tower laid bare in a remarkable documentary

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This remarkable documentary tells the story of the Grenfell Tower residents’ battle with their local council and landlord as they scrutinise the consequences of a £10m refurbishment to their block of flats – one that...

Floors for thought: a Belgian rug-maker’s remarkable house

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Carine Boxy laughs as she explains she’s always preferred things a little wild. As a child, growing up in east Flanders in the small town of Deurle, near Ghent, she says she forbade her parents to ever mow their lawn....

Visit, or Memories and Confessions review – Manoel de Oliveira’s remarkable testament

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The remarkable Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira, who died in 2015 at the age of 106 and made movies right until the very end, often seems to me a film-maker from a statelier, almost pre-cinematic era: an epistol...

Jonnie Peacock shares Paralympic T64 100m bronze after remarkable dead heat

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The clock ticked past three minutes and still there had been no decision. The men’s T64 100m had certainly been close, with the four leading competitors finishing within four hundredths of a second of one another. But...

The data proves it: 2020 US election was a remarkable success

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Happy Thursday, A few months after every federal election, a little-known federal agency called the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) releases a trove of data it collects from all 50 states on what happened in ...

Talking Horses: Mr Wagyu fair price to continue remarkable progress

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Form lines from sprint handicaps the length of the country converge in the Great St Wilfrid Handicap at Ripon on Saturday, including the well-run Scottish Stewards’ Cup at Hamilton in July won by the subsequent Stewar...

A Day for Susana review – Paralympic swimmer’s remarkable resilience in adversity

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Here is a film that accomplishes the difficult task of capturing the heroic trials of its subject without overly valorising and mythologising the real person. It is reminiscent of the excellent Time Trial documentary ...

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