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Bringing Shakespeare’s neglected women out of the shadows

[ad_1] Image copyright Johan Persson Image caption Jade Anouka plays Queen Margaret, with Max Runham as Henry VI Shakespeare gave Queen Margaret more lines than any other female character, and more lines than King Lear. Now, she's finally been given her own play - one of two productions putting the Bard's women centre stage.A marketing email from the Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester recently proclaimed that it is staging the
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Downton Abbey movie set like a school reunion – Julian Fellowes

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Downton cast at the launch for the final series in 2015 Shooting the movie version of TV drama Downton Abbey feels like the "reunion" of a very "happy" school, the show's creator Julian Fellowes has said.The writer was back with the cast last week at Highclere Castle, Berkshire, to start filming the big screen revival.He said seeing the reassembled cast in their
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Drag Race judge Michelle Visage to make West End debut

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michelle Visage took part in Celebrity Big Brother 2015 RuPaul's Drag Race judge Michelle Visage is to join the cast of West End show Everybody's Talking About Jamie.She will play teacher Miss Hedge in the musical at London's Apollo Theatre from 18 October to 26 January.The New Jersey-born star said she chose the show because of the "very important message" it tells."It's a
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Broadcasters commit to doubling disabled employees by 2020

[ad_1] Image caption Silent Witness's Liz Carr is one of the few disabled people with major on-screen roles National broadcasters and the UK government have backed a plan to double the number of disabled people working in television by 2020.The BBC, ITV and Sky are among those to support the initiative to increase the percentage of disabled people working on screen and behind the scenes.The scheme comes from the Creative
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The original TV blooper – BBC News

[ad_1] In 1969 Blue Peter brought an elephant on set and it inadvertently caused havoc live on air. The iconic TV moment inspired the creation of the long running show 'It'll Be Alright on the Night', which entertained audiences for nearly three decades showing clips of TV gone wrong. Denis Norden, creator and host of the show, has died aged 96. You can read more about his life here. [ad_2]
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South Korean director Lee Yoon-Taek jailed for sex assaults

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Lee Yoon-taek, here appearing for police questioning on 17 March, has been found guilty of sexually abusing nine women A prominent South Korean theatre director has been jailed for six years for sexually assaulting nine women.Lee Yoon-taek was accused of abusing the actresses during training sessions at the renowned theatre group he was artistic director of.In total 17 women came forward to accuse him
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Justin Bieber serenades Hailey Baldwin outside Buckingham Palace

[ad_1] Image copyright Beretta/Sims/REX/Shutterstock Image caption Baldwin watched on as Bieber sang at the foot of the Victoria Memorial Justin Bieber surprised fans by serenading partner Hailey Baldwin outside Buckingham Palace in London.The pop star performed acoustic versions of Cold Water, his 2016 collaboration with Major Lazer and MO, and Tracy Chapman's 1988 hit Fast Car. Image copyright Getty Images Baldwin watched with fans and proudly filmed on her phone.
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Kenny Allstar to replace DJ Semtex on 1Xtra

[ad_1] Kenny Allstar is taking over from DJ Semtex as the presenter of the Friday night show on 1Xtra, it's been announced.The DJ, who's worked with artists such as Ghetts, Mike Skinner and Headie One, will host the 9pm to 11pm show from 12 October.DJ Semtex announced on Tuesday he was leaving 1Xtra after 15 years working for the station.Kenny said: "I'm super gassed and excited to embark on this