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Ron Howard's rescue mission for Solo: A Star Wars Story
It was mid-way through 2017 when reports of trouble on the set of Solo: A Star Wars Story started to emerge. Much of the footage had already been shot when the ocean liner-sized film production based in Pinewood Studios in England ran aground after weeks rocked by stormy waters.
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Agony and the ecstasy of the man Nick Cave
The tall, shrieking Rimbaud-like rake with spectre-white skin who spouted Old Testament-style hell-fire from behind his microphone stand. The teller of sordid stories about death, murder, pain and insanity, redemption through love. The Antipodean master of alternative male introspection. It's Nick Cave.
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Television review: The ruling class we never had
A few weeks ago on TG4 there was the very fine documentary about the concertina player Noel Hill, called Aisling Ghear (Broken Dream), and last week there was another very fine documentary on TG4, Biafra - Misean Dearmadta (Forgotten Mission).
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Zoom in on an African safari: South Africa
I bought a fancy camera a few years ago. It stemmed from a touch of envy of those who were bending down, getting up close, zooming in and out and smacking their lips with gratification at the finished product. I was the one using my phone, or a cheap digital camera.
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Acclaimed Irish artist Pauline Bewick's quest to find her true father
The idea bubbled up, unbidden, from the recesses of Pauline Bewick's subconscious and onto the canvas: A man holding a baby. An image of fatherhood. Simple, beautiful, quietly moving and so different from her usual motifs of motherhood, she says. She wondered if it was in some way "predictive".
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Film of the week: On Chesil Beach
"No sex, please, we're English" might as well be the tagline to this lush, but awkward, adaptation of Ian McEwan's slim 2007 Booker nominee. Within the walls of a novel, delicately conjured into life by McEwan's literary gymnastics, such a tale of plummy newlyweds being torn from each other by a wedding-night malfunction sounds charming and sweetly melancholic.
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Heart-stopping Pinborough
Although Behind Her Eyes wasn't Sarah Pinborough's first novel, it was the breakout hit that made hers a familiar name. Cross Her Heart, her much anticipated follow-up, suffers a bit from 'that difficult second album' syndrome. This book is narrated from three perspectives. Lisa is a single mum not unlike Louise in Behind Her Eyes, a wimp who hasn't had a date in forever. Lisa's 16-year-old daughter, Ava, and her best friend, Marilyn, provide the other points of view.
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Are we to be or not to be Hamlet?
Gavin Quinn's Pan Pan company first devised The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane in 2010. It has garnered considerable international touring recognition since then (deservedly) and has also gone through some developmental tweaking for its revival on the Abbey Stage. Several stalwart members of the company are still there, including Conor Madden, one of the original three possible Hamlets.
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What Lies Beneath: Push and Pull by Tom McLean
It's far from pretty but artist Tom McLean enjoys work that is sometimes unsettling.
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Springwatch is back to champion tree slugs and other ‘underdogs’
Springwatch is returning to TV screens while championing “the underdog”.
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Dec to go solo on Britain’s Got Talent as live semi-finals begin
Declan Donnelly will present Britain’s Got Talent without Ant McPartlin for the first time on Monday night.
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Pat Phelan to return to Coronation Street in violent post-watershed episodes
Murderer Pat Phelan will make a terrifying return to Coronation Street on Monday for a week of special post-watershed episodes.
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Young father among two who died during Mutiny Festival
The two people who died after falling ill at Mutiny Festival have been named as an 18-year-old woman and a recent father.
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Coppers musical is 'West Side Story - with carvery'
Copper Face Jacks: The Musical creator Paul Howard has told fans of the iconic Dublin nightclub that the new show will be "kind of like West Side Story but with slow sets. And carvery."
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EastEnders fans set for more tears this week
EastEnders has lined up another tearjerker episode for Thursday night as the residents of Albert Square are left reeling after the violent death of youngster Shakil and Mick is consumed by guilt for not preventing the tragedy.
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Fair City star George McMahon shares baby joy
Fair City star George McMahon and partner Rachel Smyth are celebrating the birth of their first child.
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Irish priest must wow BGT judges again in show twist
Singing Irish priest Father Ray Kelly must impress the Britain's Got Talent judges all over again in this week's live semi-finals because Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden will now have a say on who goes through to the final.
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Viewers moved as dog shot and killed in A Very English Scandal
Television viewers were upset after a dog was killed in the latest instalment of BBC drama A Very English Scandal.
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Taylor Swift wows the crowd at BBC’s Biggest Weekend
Taylor Swift made sure all eyes were on her as she stepped out on stage at the BBC’s Biggest Weekend in a skimpy black leotard.
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Focus on your own world, Khloe Kardashian tells critics
Khloe Kardashian has told critics to focus on the cracks in their own lives rather than hers, pointing out: “We all got ’em”.
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Binky Felstead’s home suffers flood damage during storm
Made In Chelsea star Alexandra “Binky” Felstead has said the weekend’s thunderstorms have ruined her daughter’s nursery.
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Biffy Clyro 'start at the top' with Dublin show
Biffy Clyro bassist James Johnston has told RTÉ Entertainment that they decided to kick off their upcoming unplugged tour in Dublin because they wanted to "start at the top".
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Kylie Minogue shares career highlights on eve of her 50th birthday
Kylie Minogue has shared a collage of her highlights from the past decade on the eve of her 50th birthday.
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Biffy Clyro resurrect MTV Unplugged
Biffy Clyro bassist James Johnston tells Harry Guerin about the recording of the band's new album, MTV Unplugged: Live at Roundhouse London, and re-launching the iconic TV series.
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James Blake says 'sad boy' tag hinders mental health
Musician and producer James Blake has hit out at his music being described as "sad boy", saying such terms contribute to "the ever disastrous historical stigmatisation of men expressing themselves emotionally".
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OnSound: this week's best gigs and new releases
New albums from Snow Patrol and Chvrches and the best gigs of the week
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Ryan Reynolds jokingly trolls wife Blake Lively on Twitter
Ryan Reynolds amused fans by begging wife Blake Lively for a spoiler about her new film, writing on Twitter: “You can tell me. We’re married.”
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Irish priest goes through to BGT semi-finals
Singing Irish priest Father Ray Kelly has made it through to the live semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent.
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Rita Ora remembers DJ Avicii at BBC’s Biggest Weekend
Rita Ora paid tribute to DJ Avicii as she performed their song at the BBC’s Biggest Weekend festival.
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Jamie Oliver’s children steal his phone to film adorable Happy Birthday message
Jamie Oliver’s children swiped his mobile phone to make him a Happy Birthday message.
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