Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan review – a sombre salute

December 4, 2020

This full-length profile of the former Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan emerges just as the annual debate over the lyrics of his biggest hit, Fairytale of New York, gets into full swing. While the controversy is not specifically addressed here, you have to wonder how the defund-the-BBC types will react to MacGowan’s enthusiastic endorsement of Irish […]

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Time to die? British cinemas fear ruin without latest James Bond film

October 4, 2020

He’s best known for sweeping in at the last minute to save the day – but James Bond’s latest act could be the death knell for many British cinemas. The announcement that the release of No Time to Die, the 25th film featuring the secret agent, would be delayed again has left cinemas facing financial […]

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What is the new Harry Potter statue and where will it be in London?

September 18, 2020

A brand new Harry Potter statue will be unveiled in London later this month. Cast in bronze, the statue will show actor Daniel Radcliffe playing the world famous character and depict a scene from the first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, of Harry playing Quidditch. The announcement about the new statue comes amid […]

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Landmark 20th Century Fox building in London facing new threat

June 1, 2020

The distinctive building in Soho Square will be almost entirely demolished if developers’ proposals succeed in gaining planning consent Part of Soho history … the 20th Century Fox Film building, Soho Square, London, pictured in 2011. Photograph: Plamen Peev/Alamy Stock Photo Twentieth Century Fox’s former HQ faces the threat of imminent demolition after developers submitted […]

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