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Ross Edwards: I still wake up excited about the score I'm working on : Feature Article

'I find composing a compulsive but exhausting and emotionally draining occupation, but my enthusiasm hasn't waned', says composer Ross Edwards, whose …

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Doctor Who theme re-recorded by Radiophonic Workshop - video

As TV programme's 50th anniversary show looms, Time Lord finds himself in vanguard of battle against inscrutable foes<p>Published: 21 Nov 2013<p>As pop luminaries queue up to appear on their forthcoming LP, <b>Joe Muggs</b> meets surviving members of the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop<p>Published: 23 Nov 2013<p>The Day of …

Monty Python reunion: and now for something not completely different ...

I'm still trying to find out how I feel after the press conference announcing the Monty Python reunion at London's O2 Arena. Of course, I'm excited about getting back together again – it's not every day you have a reunion after 30 or more years – but there's a little worry at the back of my mind. …

Daniel Radcliffe: 'I ask myself, would Michael Fassbender do it?' - video interview

Former Harry Potter star recognised for performance in The Cripple of Inishmaan while Rupert Grint also wins prize<p>Published: 23 Feb 2014<p>Harry Potter star is sought to replace Sacha Baron Cohen after the Borat actor bit the dust over alleged creative differences<p>Published: 23 Sep 2013<p>Harry Potter …

Monty Python's comeback, tattoos at 70 and why none of us ever really grow up

The idea of there being such things as children and adults is but a construct of our own making. I think the idea of older people being sweet little old ladies and harmless gentlemen might be a myth as well. I spent my late teens and 20s waiting for some miraculous switch to happen when I no longer …

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Daniel Radcliffe: 'There's no master plan to distance myself from Harry Potter'

Daniel Radcliffe says he has just been called a national treasure, and it has left him discombobulated. He has a point: most people his age have barely started out. But here he is, at 24, more than half his life spent in the business, 16 movies behind him, eight of them Harry Potter blockbusters. …

Is Monty Python's reunion a bit of a joke?

The five surviving Pythons have announced a one-night reunion gig at London's O2 next summer. An unmissable chance to catch a legendary act, or are they 20 years too late?<p><b>Charlie Higson, actor, comedian and author</b><p>I vividly remember going to see Monty Python live at the Drury Lane theatre in 1974. …

Doctor Who: the Day of the Doctor – as it happened

Thank you so much for joining us both for this live blog. I hope the episode moved you as much as it moved me. Here’s to the next 50 years!<p>Sue: I need to watch it again. It’s a lot to take in. I’m not sure I really “get it”. But I loved the way they got out of blowing up Gallifrey. I never liked …

Tom Baker: how I made Doctor Who

<b>Tom Baker, the Doctor</b><p>I was an unhappy, out-of-work actor in 1974, working on a building site where they all took the mickey and called me Laurence Olivier. In desperation, I wrote to the BBC just as they were looking to replace Jon Pertwee, who was stepping down as Doctor Who. There were plenty of …

Music is our GPS, so we need to keep supporting it

Music is not essential for humankind. Unlike air, food, physical safety or reproduction, music is not a precondition for survival of the species. We …

The Australians who created the sonic world of Doctor Who

It’s 50 years since the first episode aired on the BBC on November 23 1963 – and now Doctor Who is in promotion overdrive.<p>We’ve been treated to …

Explainer: Wagner's Ring Cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen

It should come as no surprise in the nation that gave the world the Big Pineapple, the Big Guitar, the Big Sheep, and, for that matter, a Big Ad, …

UK city of culture 2017: Hull's 'coming out of the shadows' bid chosen

Hull has been chosen to be the UK's city of culture in 2017, beating three other shortlisted cities for the title.<p>The announcement was made in Westminster by the culture secretary, Maria Miller. "This is brilliant news for Hull and everyone involved in the bid there," she said.<p>She added: "This …

Trending: The dark side of online chess

<b>Chess currently has its highest profile for years - with millions gripped by the world championship. But one attempt to capitalise on this interest - a Norway versus the Rest of the World match - has been abandoned due to online sabotage.</b><p>Kjetil Kolsrud, the Managing Editor of Norway's Aftenposten …

Eight films to watch in November 2013

Das Rheingold - review

Though Ring cycles have proliferated throughout this Wagner bicentenary year, Opera Australia's is rather special. It's the first time the company has mounted a staging – only the second time, in fact, that any totally homegrown production of the Ring has come to fruition in Australia – and it has …

Scandalous!

The strange and terrible saga of the crack-smoking, prostitute-frequenting, staffer-pussy eating, gangsta-befriending mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, is …

Angelina Jolie moved to tears over honorary Oscar

"To stand here today means I did as she asked," Jolie said.<p>"And if she were alive, she'd be very proud."<p>Jolie's latest project <i>Unbroken</i>, which she …

'Breaking Bad' Reveals Wonderful Alternate Ending With 'Malcolm In The Middle,' Jane Kaczmarek

An alternate ending for "Breaking Bad" starring Jane Kaczmarek and Bryan Cranston has leaked and it is amazing.<p>In the video above, Cranston awakens from a dream and is next to Kaczmarek. The two reprise their "Malcolm In The Middle" roles. It seems "Breaking Bad" was all a dream brought on by …

Why you won't catch me queuing for a burger

Waiting two hours in a line for beef in a bun was never going to be a good idea<p>I'm all for delayed gratification. I will book theatre tickets six months ahead. I will take a shoulder of lamb, stud it with anchovies and garlic and half-submerge it in a broth of red wine, stock and piggy bits, so …

Britten: String Quartets Nos 1, 2 & 3 – review

Anyone who heard the Takács play Britten's three quartets at the Wigmore Hall in London a year ago will know what to expect from this superb recording, made two months later. Other groups might bring more passion to the third quartet than they do, or present its anger and grief more vividly, but …

Symphony guide: Mahler's First

It's one of the most spellbinding moments of symphonic inspiration in the 19th century: the opening of Gustav Mahler's First Symphony. It's not a theme, an idea, a melody, or a rhythm, but a state of being: a seven-octave-spread A, played as quietly and ethereally as possible by the strings, a …

Robbie Williams – review

"I'd like to sing for you a song from back when I was really famous," offers Robbie Williams, introducing a swing version of his 13-year-old hit, Supreme. It's greeted with a laugh, but nevertheless, you can see why he's chosen to revisit the concept of his 2001 album Swing When You're Winning. …

Photograph: David Levene/AFP/Getty/Guardian<p>'We are the children of Dionysus, sailing in a barrel and not ­recognising any authority' … Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot writing to Slavoj Žižek. Photograph: David …

Big sky country: East Anglia's traditional farms – in pictures

With its vast horizons and acres of reed and fen, East Anglia is home to a vanishing community of farmers. Jon McGregor looks at the lost, sunlit world caught in Justin Partyka's photographs