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Alan Carr review – saucy riffs and showbiz tales

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“I hate being camp,” says Alan Carr, which would be surprising if true – his signature style having secured TV ubiquity and national-treasure levels of affection. (His show title, Regional Trinket, riffs on the latter...

Tearful Andrew Neil’s tales of woe about GB News leave his critics unmoved

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Andrew Neil’s tearful revelations this weekend about amateurism at GB News showed a lack of understanding of broadcasting, according to LBC radio presenter James O’Brien. “Neil believes that whatever success he enjoye...

Cris Tales review – a magical realist tribute to Japanese role-playing games

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This week marked both Colombian Independence Day and the release of Cris Tales, an enchanting homage to classic Japanese RPGs and Colombia itself from a homegrown development team. It’s a whimsical fantasy journey wit...

Variations by Juliet Jacques review – a stirring collection of trans tales

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For more than two years, writer and film-maker Juliet Jacques charted the progress of her gender reassignment in a column for the Guardian. Now, almost a decade later, comes her fiction debut, an ambitious, affecting ...

Still Life review – nothing ordinary about these everyday Nottingham tales

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As theatres reopen, it is becoming apparent how online drama has developed over the past year. Remember the Pillow Period? When it seemed that all scenes were shot in front of a bedstead? Gone. Remember the Monologue ...

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enríquez review – unsettling tales

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In 1927 MR James, author of some of the most indelible ghost stories ever written, gave a lesson in how to do it: “Let us, then, be introduced to the players in a placid way; let us see them going about their ordinary...