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22/01/2017: FRONT PAGE: This woman was held captive in a house in south London for the first 30 years of her life, brought up by a Maoist collective as a ‘soldier’.
Katy Morgan-Davies talks to Rachel Cooke about growing up in an abusive cult, and how she is coping with normal life... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CONTENTS: Feedback
Write to us at review@observer.co.uk or post your comments online at observer.co.uk/new-review. You can follow us on Twitter: @ObsNewReview or facebook.com/observernewreview Lovely, thoughtful interview (Tom Lamont meets the xx, cover story, last...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CONTENTS: MULTIMEDIA
Assignment – share your images of what ‘small’ means to you at witness.theguardian.com Gallery – the artist adding floral frills to Brussels’s public parks the guardian.com/artanddesign Showcase – original photography commissioned for the Observer last...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CONTENTS: Rowan Moore on lost British architect Peter Womersley
Laura Cumming on Lubaina Himid at Modern Art Oxford... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CONTENTS: Kitty Empire on Hurray for the Riff Raff Readers add to last week’s ‘happy list’ of cultural gems... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: AGENDA: The Face of the Buddha by William Empson
Teaching English in Asia in the 1930s and 40s, the English literary critic William Empson became fascinated by the many representations of the Buddha. He wrote down his impressions and insights but the manuscript got lost and was not discovered until...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: AGENDA: OJ: Made in America
I almost balked at OJ: Made in America this year after having watched the TV feature The People v OJ Simpson. How much of one’s life can be spent immersed in the career of an American football player? But the documentary, which places OJ’s life in a...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: AGENDA: Bharatanatyam
Just before the new year in the garden of a small cultural centre/guesthouse called Aurodhan in the centre of Pondicherry, I saw a performance of bharatanatyam, one of the more distinguished forms of Indian dance. I last went to a performance nearly 20...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: AGENDA: On my radar
Pankaj Mishra is an essayist and novelist. Born in 1969, he grew up in small towns in northern India and studied in Allahabad and New Delhi. On graduating, Mishra moved to Mashobra, a Himalayan village, where, he has said there was “nothing to do...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: AGENDA: Sight & Sound
I was not surprised to read the other day that Barry Jenkins, the director of the superb new film Moonlight , educated himself in cinema through reading Sight & Sound. There are few magazines with such an acute and cohesive aesthetic sensibility. Its...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: AGENDA: Mountains May Depart (2015) Jia Zhangke is simply one of the finest film directors in the world today. His career, coinciding with China’s transformation, the greatest ever in history, shows in each of its phases the growth of a profound moral and historical imagination. His...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: AGENDA: Solstice by Frank Kimbrough I have found it strangely hard to listen to music in recent months. A review by Adam Shatz, one of the finest writers on music today, alerted me to an enchanting new album, Frank Kimbrough’s Solstice. Shatz recommends it for precisely its ability to...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: AGENDA: The Night Of
This series has been highly – and rightly – praised. I was particularly held by Riz Ahmed’s performance in the central role as the son of a Pakistani cab-driver. He is able to express a great range of emotion with extraordinary poise and his...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: AGENDA: Aurelec Cafeteria, Pondicherry, south India For years now, I have been going to Aurelec Cafetaria, a small and beautifully sited canteen for lunch in a village north of Pondicherry. The buffet offerings are mostly south Indian, and entirely vegetarian, but various, always fresh and remarkably...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: AGENDA: Philip Glass
The American composer Philip Glass, 80 this month, has been one of the dominant, boundary-crossing influences of the past half century. He first won a worldwide following in the 1970s with Koyaanisqatsi, Einstein on the Beach and Satyagraha, and has...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: AGENDA: Stewart Lee
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow is able to translate the grunting of Mark Ruffalo’s incoherent Hulk into meaningful dialogue. Last Monday the Times newspaper invited us to believe that the resentful foundling Michael...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: BOOK: MEET THE NEW FACES OF FICTION
New year means new beginnings in the world of books, not so much for established novelists – their work tends to hit the shops in the autumn – as for first-time authors. Spring is the season when all the major publishers and, increasingly, the smaller...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CRITICS: Portrait of a grieving first lady
Jackie (100 mins, 15) Directed by Pablo Larraín: starring Natalie Portman, Billy Crudup, Greta Gerwig, John Hurt In its 6 December 1963 issue, Life magazine published “An Epilogue” for John F Kennedy which enshrined an idea that would come to define...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: FILM: The lost boy
Lion (120 mins, PG) Directed by Garth Davis; starring Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar, Nicole Kidman There’s something unbearably potent about the image of a tiny, fragile child alone in a vast empty space. The audience fills the frame with dangers of our own...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: FILM: Tehran terror trumps two so-so sequels
Its Netflix premiere may have beaten its DVD release by a couple of weeks, but now that Under the Shadow (Signature, 15) is available in either format, you have no excuse not to catch it. Pristinely controlled and darkly suggestive, Bafta-nominated...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: TV + RADIO: Not a grain of truth
Horizon: Clean Eating – The Dirty Truth BBC2 Sherlock BBC1 Endeavour ITV A Series of Unfortunate Events Netflix Antiques Roadshow BBC1 Armed with little more than charm, a sweet smile, a certain way with him and an (apparently rare these days)...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: TV + RADIO: As good as their word
America Rewritten R4 FRDH goldfarbpod.com Geoff Lloyd with Annabel Port Absolute Radio “America is founded on words,” said (the Observer’s own) Robert McCrum, in America Rewritten , his short series of interviews with prominent US writers on the...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CLASSICAL: The sound of a golden age
LSO/Rattle Barbican, London EC2 The Last Supper City Halls, Glasgow Written on Skin; La traviata Royal Opera House, London WC2; in rep until 30 Jan/4 July Announcing plans for his first season as chief conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra,...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CLASSICAL: THREE MORE TO SEE… Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Kirill Karabits conducts Shostakovich’s Symphony No 8 and Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No 2 (soloist Valeriy Sokolov). Lighthouse Poole (Wed); Guildhall, Portsmouth (Thu). Steven Isserlis and the BBC Scottish...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: ART: Lessons in history and mystery
Lubaina Himid: Invisible Strategies Modern Art Oxford; until 30 April Tschabalala Self Parasol Unit, London N1; until 12 March Anyone who thinks black artists have long been stinted in this country, or that our museums cling to the same few names –...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: ART: THREE MORE TO SEE… Terrains of the Body Whitechapel Gallery, London; until 16 April Photography and video from Washington’s National Museum of Women in the Arts, featuring Shirin Neshat, Nan Goldin and Marina Abramović. Robert Rauschenberg Tate Modern, London; until 2...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: THEATRE + DANCE: Beware the sincere man
Picnic at Hanging Rock Lyceum, Edinburgh; until 28 Jan Winter Solstice Orange Tree, Richmond, Surrey; until 11 Feb When Joan Lindsay wrote Picnic at Hanging Rock in 1967, she created a myth. A foreword encouraged readers to believe that her story...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: THEATRE + DANCE: The seducer shines darkly in an old-fashioned Giselle
Giselle Coliseum, London WC2; ends today Mary Skeaping ’s production of Giselle was commissioned for London Festival Ballet in 1971. Skeaping danced with Pavlova in the 1920s, and in recreating the piece worked closely with Tamara Karsavina, who...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: ARCHITECTURE: From Bauhaus to boiler house
It’s fair to say that Gala Fairydean Rovers, of the Ferrari Packaging Lowland League, is not one of the glamour clubs of British football. To its possibly bemused pride, however, the club has a grandstand, a miraculous work of concrete origami, which...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CULTURE: Your reasons to be cheerful
1. TV PARKS AND RECREATION A considerable number of readers recommended the NBC political satire starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a mid-ranking civil servant in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana. PeteCW especially recommends series two and...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: RELEASES: A rapper on the rise, cussing courtesy of Mum
Hip-hop has a sentimental streak a mile wide. Few rappers miss the chance to build up a bittersweet creation myth. But newcomer Loyle Carner (Ben Coyle-Larner, to the Student Loans Company) takes these old tendencies to a startling new place. He not...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: RELEASES: Rise and Shine PC, Xbox One, Adult Swim Games, cert: 16 On first stepping into the world of Rise and Shine it is genuinely hard not to be captivated by this truly pretty, lavishly illustrated take on the classic 2D arcade platform shooter. It features a good number...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: RELEASES: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Wii U, WayForward, cert: 12 Over the past 14 years, WayForward’s Shantae series has earned a welldeserved reputation as a fan favourite, with Half-Genie Hero being the fourth tale to feature gaming’s favourite belly-dancing half-genie. It has finally...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: RELEASES: Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King 3DS, Square Enix, cert:12 When originally released on PlayStation 2 in 2004, Dragon Quest 8 combined a groundbreaking openworld adventure with role-play mechanics and a nuanced narrative. Thirteen years later, and now in 3DS form, it remains...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: RELEASES: Mozart, Ligeti, Bach
Mozart, Ligeti, Bach? A curious combination but one suggested to the impressive Dudok Quartet Amsterdam when considering musical labyrinths. Mozart uses rhythmic and dynamic ruses to confuse us in his String Quartet No 14 in G major and wrong-foots us...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: RELEASES: Lula Pena Archivo Pittoresco (CRAMMED) Her two previous albums have found this Portugese singer counted among the new generation of fado vocalists, though Lula Pena has little in common with the theatricality of divas such as Mariza. Indeed, there are times...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: RELEASES: Trish Clowes My Iris (BASHO) Contemporary jazz rarely falls into familiar patterns, and getting the hang of something new is part of the fascination. Trish Clowes’s fourth album defines its own terms in a particularly listener-friendly way. There is, for...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: RELEASES: Shostakovich Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2; String Quartet No 8 Boris Giltburg (piano), RLPO/Petrenko (NAXOS) Under the shadow of a Soviet regime he had to support but privately feared, Shostakovich took refuge in tortured private music and ironic public music. The...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: RELEASES: Foxygen Hang (JAGJAGUWAR) Psychologists suggest that continual encounters with novelty can make time go slower. Try it out on the third album from these stylistic magpies. It spans only half an hour – a fraction of the California duo’s last sprawling effort –...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: RELEASES: Haydn String Quartets Opp 54 & 55 London Haydn Quartet (HYPERION) Haydn wrote the six quartets of Opp 54 and 55 in 1788, by now a celebrated composer across Europe and still opera Kapellmeister at Esterházy. These period instrument players, whose very name declares their...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: RELEASES: William Basinski A Shadow in Time (2062) Best known for his Disintegration Loops series of albums from the early 00s, New York-based avant-garde composer William Basinski sculpts samples, drones and feedback loops into soundscapes rich in melancholic atmosphere. The...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: RELEASES: Cherry Glazerr Apocalipstick (SECRETLY CANADIAN) From a slight nod to the Breeders’ Cannonball to the way Clementine Creevy audibly bares her teeth on the word “guys”, Cherry Glazerr’s recent single Told You I’d Be With the Guys is a tremendous indie rock tune. The...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: RELEASES: Austra Future Politics (DOMINO) There has always been something slightly otherworldly about Austra, the synthpop persona of Katie Stelmanis. Her previous records conjured up vast, icy soundscapes shot through with desire, foreboding and occasional warmth. On...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: BOOKS: Why the world is as mad as hell
Age of Anger: A History of the Present Pankaj Mishra Allen Lane £20, pp416 Is there a history of anger – a connection between the bomb throwers and shooters of the 19th century and the operatives of our own day? In this highly topical polemic, Pankaj...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: BOOKS: Many names, many stories and still the queen of cities
Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities Bettany Hughes Weidenfeld & Nicolson £25, pp832 Cities all rise and fall, wrote the French author Pierre Gilles in the 16th century. Except one. “Constantinople alone seems to claim a kind of immortality and will...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: BOOKS: A survivor’s tale that deserves our attention – but struggles to earn it A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea Melissa Fleming Fleet £16.99, pp288 Melissa Fleming, chief spokesperson of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, has clearly been tussling with the questions that those who work with refugees tend to ask a lot. How...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: BOOKS: In praise of Labour’s pioneer of comprehensive schools
Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon Rachel Reeves IB Tauris £20, pp264 Politicians in opposition writing political biographies is a distinct sub-genre: Roy Jenkins on Asquith, William Hague on Pitt the Younger, Boris Johnson (in...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: BOOKS: Enlightenment, camera, action…
Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films Molly Haskell Yale University Press £16.99, pp248 There’s an increasingly vast division of films and film-makers we now call “critic-proof” – the gunky action franchises, family-targeted animations and superhero...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: BOOKS: The Souls of Black Folk
WEB Du Bois (1903)... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CHARTS & PUZZLES: YOUR PICTURES OF… REFLECT
Each Sunday we run a selection of contributions from a weekly themed photography assignment. To see a wider selection of readers’ entries each week go to theguardian.com/witness. Next theme: small (to appear 29 January). Share your photos of what...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CHARTS & PUZZLES: EVERYMAN CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Meek letter after replacement (10) 6 Large number in service (4) 9 King grows old and is uncontrollable (5) 10 Track back during ceasefire behind small building (9) 12 Twisted screw finally fixed, securing line (8) 13 Part of gun found in...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CHARTS & PUZZLES: A quiz about events that happened on this day, 22 January, throughout history 1. One hundred and thirty-nine British troops battled against overwhelming odds at Rorke’s Drift in 1879. Who were they fighting? 2. Where did “Bloody Sunday” occur in 1905? 3. In 1924, who became Labour’s first prime minister? 4. Which English...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CHARTS & PUZZLES: The Amazons The most unanimously tipped young guitar band in the UK start an epic sojourn around the country, taking in the parts – Leamington Spa! – no one else does; new dates have been added this week. Tour starts Southampton 2 March, ends Reading 13 April... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CHARTS & PUZZLES: Run the Jewels Having dropped their engaging third album, RTJ3 , on Christmas Eve, hip-hop veterans El-P and Killer Mike (pictured) bring their gloriously odd-couple verbal sparring over to the UK for a short stay. Tour stars Belfast 29 March, ends London 1 April... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CHARTS & PUZZLES: Vanessa Bell Paintings of people and places by the Bloomsbury artist. Dulwich Picture Gallery, London SE21, 8 February-4 June Chosen by Kitty Empire, Susannah Clapp, Fiona Maddocks, Luke Jennings and Laura Cumming... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CHARTS & PUZZLES: Tosca/Patience English Touring Opera embarks on its spring season with favourite operas by Puccini and Gilbert and Sullivan. Hackney Empire, London E8, 4-10 March; then touring... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CHARTS & PUZZLES: Limehouse Steve Waters’s new play is based on the Gang of Four, who, in 1981, left the Labour party to set up the SDP. Donmar, London WC2, 2 March-15 April... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CHARTS & PUZZLES: Twelfth Night Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in Simon Godwin’s production. Phoebe Fox is Olivia and Doon Mackichan plays Feste. Olivier, London SE1, 15 February-17 April... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CHARTS & PUZZLES: Les Enfants Terribles Dancers of the Royal Ballet in Philip Glass’s Jean Cocteau-inspired surrealist tragedy. Barbican theatre, London EC2, 27-29 January... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CHARTS & PUZZLES: AZED ACROSS 1 Excuse for Scotch sounding anything but genuine (4) 7 Cheers dance offering in certain bars (5) 12 One in Rome trip reread e.g. Caesar (9) 13 Office mad on army regulation (6) 14 Oven turkey maybe without a stuffing put in a roll (6) 16 Major...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CHARTS & PUZZLES: CHESS The annual tournament in Wijk aan Zee on the Dutch coast is the first great traditional event in the chess calendar and always a jewel. It stems back to 1938 when the Dutch steel giant Hoogovens first held a tournament in Beverwijk about three miles...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CHARTS & PUZZLES: KILLER Normal Sudoku rules apply, except the numbers in the cells contained within grey lines add up to the figures in the corner. No number can be repeated within each shape formed by the grey lines.... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CHARTS & PUZZLES: SUDOKU Fill in the blank cells using the numbers 1 to 9. Each number must appear just once in every row, column and 3x3 box.... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CHARTS & PUZZLES: Top 10 paperbacks at Waterstones 1 The Ashes of London Andrew Taylor 2 The Noise of Time Julian Barnes 3. When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi 4 Lean in 15: 15-Minute Meals and Workouts to Keep You Lean and Healthy Joe Wicks 5 Lean in 15: The Sustain Plan Joe Wicks 6 The Goldfish...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CHARTS & PUZZLES: Top 10 movies at talktalktvstore.co.uk 1 Hell or High Water Dir: David Mackenzie 2 Bridget Jones’s Baby Sharon Maguire 3 Bad Moms Jon Lucas 4 The Magnificent Seven Antoine Fuqua 5 Ben-Hur Timur Bekmambetov 6 USS Indianapolis Mario Van Peebles 7 Jason Bourne Paul Greengrass 8 Suicide Squad...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CHARTS & PUZZLES: Top 10 CDs at Amazon UK 1 Deluxe Ed Sheeran (pre-order) 2 La La Land Various 3 Piano Portraits Rick Wakeman 4 Sleep No More Jack Savoretti 5 I See You The xx 6 Classic House Pete Tong 7 Now That’s What I Call Music! 95 Various 8 Station to Station David Bowie 9 25 Adele 10...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: CHARTS & PUZZLES: Everyman No. 3665 winners Ruth Wood, York U L Sieger, Neath Eryl Selly, Powys John Brunton, London Mervyn Upton, Cumbria... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: MONDAY 23: Horizon: Hair Care Secrets
BBC2, 9pm This long overdue look at hair, its biology, its role in human identity and the mutibillion-pound haircare indistry it generates promises to “sort the science from the spin and untangle some of the most common haircare myths” and it does not...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: MONDAY 23: The Locket Movies4Men, 7.40am (John Brahm, 1946) A Rashomon of 40s melodrama, a multiangled construction of nested flashbacks piecing together the history of Nancy (Laraine Day), a kleptomaniac and brideto-be. As the narrative layers stack up, a revenge tale...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: MONDAY 23: Analysis Radio 4, 8.30pm In a fascinating programme, Sonia Sodha, chief leader writer at the Observer, asks whether our deep-seated affection for the NHS is actually proving unhelpful. Former Labour MP David Lock QC explains how he lost his seat after...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: MONDAY 23: Tennis Euro 1, 6am, 12midnight; Euro 2, 8am Australian Open: fourth round. The second week gets under way in Melbourne as Novak Djokovic looks to knock Andy Murray off top spot by winning for a third consecutive year. Angelique Kerber will also be hoping to...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: MONDAY 23: Panorama: The Battle Against Legal Highs BBC1, 8.30pm Legal drugs designed to mimic narcotics such as cocaine and cannabis have now become widespread, and so have the fatalities they cause. Panorama finds out how Newcastle is tackling the problem and asks whether the new the Psychoactive...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: MONDAY 23: Winterwatch BBC2, 8pm Back for a new, four-night run, Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games are joined by new face Gillian Burke to present a look at all things wintry in the world of wildlife from RSPB Arne in Dorset. Let’s hope Burke can...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: MONDAY 23: The Halcyon ITV, 9pm Emma’ s heart misses a beat when she hears that a plane from Freddie’s squadron has been shot down; O’Hara is tempted by TV stardom; and Betsey’s mum arrives. MB... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: TUESDAY 24: Case
Channel 4, 10pm Scandicrime fans will be pleased to know that this new Icelandic murder mystery is likely to have them firmly in its thrall (episode one is broadcast tonight on Channel 4, but you’ll have to watch the remaining seven instalments online...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: TUESDAY 24: East Is East Film4, 9pm (Damien O’Donnell, 1999) Featuring a winning performance by the late, loved Om Puri, Ayub Khan-Din’s adaptation of his stage comedy was one of the highlights of a particularly energetic phase in British film. It’s an everyday story of...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: TUESDAY 24: Against the Grain Radio 4, 1.45pm National Farming. In the wake of Brexit, Charlotte Smith’s comprehensive 10-part series explores the state of British farming and its likely future. This second programme finds her in Salisbury, where she talks to Minette Batters,...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: TUESDAY 24: Islands of Australia ITV, 8pm Martin Clunes completes his jolly in the last of his three-part advertisement for Australia’s farthest reaches. It’s fun to watch his eyes light up as he encounters healthy devils on Tasmania’s Maria Island, rides out to see a different side...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: TUESDAY 24: Football BT Sport 1, 7.15pm Barrow v Lincoln City: National League. League leaders Lincoln City travel to Barrow in a rescheduled game. The Imps have lost only one of their last 14 league games while their hosts are without a win in four, but a victory at the...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: TUESDAY 24: Further Back in Time for Dinner BBC2, 9pm In another ingeniously orchestrated history series, the Robshaw family are transported through five decades and two world wars, beginning in 1900 when they learn how a revolution in our eating habits created the modern family. Superb...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: TUESDAY 24: Brainwashing Stacey: Anti-Abortion Camp BBC1, 10.45pm Always good value, intrepid reporter Stacey Dooley infiltrates an anti-abortion camp for high-school pupils in America. MB... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: WEDNESDAY 25: Who Do You Think You Are?
BBC1, 8pm Actor and irrepressible gay rights campaigner Sir Ian McKellen is 77 years old and has reached the point at which he has no surviving relations who can shed any light on his family’s past. Now he wants to uncover what he can about his...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: WEDNESDAY 25: The Others Channel 4, 1.30am (Alejandro Amenábar, 2001) For a while, Spanish director Amenábar looked like establishing himself as the Iberian answer to M Night Shyamalan, with his unnerving thriller debut Tesis, his mindbending follow-up Open Your Eyes and this,...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: WEDNESDAY 25: What Does The K Stand For? Radio 4, 6.30pm Comedian Stephen K Amos stars in this nostalgic series about his teenage years, co-written with Jonathan Harvey. In today’s opener he takes a supermarket job after spectacularly bad O-level results. While anything seems better than...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: WEDNESDAY 25: Italy’s Invisible Cities BBC1, 9pm Florence. Alexander Armstrong concludes this intelligent series of hi-tech looks at the history and secrets of venerable Italian cities with a fascinating programme about Florence. He explains how it became the birthplace of the Renaissance,...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: WEDNESDAY 25: Football Sky Sports 1, 7.30pm Liverpool v Southampton: League Cup semi-final, second leg. Claude Puel’s side travel away having secured a 1-0 first leg win, but the Frenchman will feel aggrieved that his team don’t hold a bigger advantage after dominating at St...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: WEDNESDAY 25: The National Television Awards ITV, 7.30pm Live coverage from the O2 in London, where Victoria, Poldark, Cold Feet, Call the Midwife, Peaky Blinders, Game of Thrones, Bake Off and Strictly jostle to see whom the public has seen fit to honour with gongs.... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: WEDNESDAY 25: No Offence Channel 4, 9pm Sparks fly when it starts to look as though one of the Friday Street squad may be secretly in cahoots with powerful gang boss Nora Attah’s henchmen. MB... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: THURSDAY 26: British History’s Biggest Fibs With Lucy Worsley
BBC4, 9pm Restored to BBC4, Lucy Worsley’s latest, immensely watchable, offering is unusual for one whose stock in trade is traditional English history. In this series, she explains: “I’m exploring how the stories of three turning points in our history...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: THURSDAY 26: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Film4, 1am (Isao Takahata, 2013) Born inside a bamboo shoot, Kaguya isn’t your average animated princess – for one thing, she derives from a tale that originated in the 10th century. Eight years in the making, this version of the story is directed by...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: THURSDAY 26: Newsjack Radio 4 Extra, 10.30pm Helping to redress the male/female balance on comedy panel shows, Angela Barnes succeeds Nish Kumar as host of this enduring satirical sketch show. Winner of BBC Radio’s 2011 New Comedy award, she has written for Newsjack in the...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: THURSDAY 26: The Cult Next Door BBC2, 9pm As you would expect from one of our senior documentarists, Vanessa Engle’s film about a peculiar cult that came to light in 2013, when three women emerged from a small flat in Brixton, south London, after decades in captivity, is cleverly...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: THURSDAY 26: Football Sky Sports 1, 7.30pm Hull City v Manchester United. League Cup semi-final second leg. José Mourinho’s men hold a 2-0 advantage after the home leg a fortnight ago, but a resurgent Hull have seen an upturn in fortunes since the arrival of new boss Marco...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: THURSDAY 26: Spy in the Wild BBC1, 8pm Friendship. Whether it be to find food or look out for predators, animals often have to rely upon others for help. In tonight’s programme the Spy creatures demonstrate the importance of cooperation in the wild. Excellent.... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: THURSDAY 26: Fortitude Sky Atlantic, 9pm Did the world need a second series of Sky’s expensive Arctic crime drama? You be the judge as we discover that the horror is still alive and thriving under a blood aurora. MB... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: FRIDAY 27: The Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Comedy Central, 11pm Like South Park but even more foulmouthed, this new animated US comedy has a late time slot for a very good reason – it’s seriously close to the knuckle. High school pals Milk, Grover and Jamal (above, left to right) are subs on...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: FRIDAY 27: Ant-Man Sky Cinema Superheroes, 5.50pm (Peyton Reed, 2015) Expectations weren’t great for this debut of one of the smaller figures (literally) in the Marvel Comics pantheon – mainly because Brit whiz Edgar Wright had bailed on directing what would no doubt...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: FRIDAY 27: Gift of the Gods Radio 4, 11am Broadcaster Martha Kearney combines her twin loves of bees and the Classics in this atmospheric Grecian adventure starting out at the legendary birthplace of Zeus, a cave in Crete where the god was said to have been raised by bees which...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: FRIDAY 27: The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes BBC2, 9pm Underground. A tour of subterranean architectural marvels begins with a visit to the Aegean island of Antiparos, where Piers Taylor and Caroline Quentin appreciate a dwelling with stunning sea views. In New Zealand they find an almost...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: FRIDAY 27: Rugby Union BT Sport 2, 7:30pm Bath v Gloucester: Anglo-Welsh Cup. A West Country derby which could see Bath lift themselves from the bottom of Pool One with their first win in this year’s tournament. A Gloucester victory would boost their hopes of qualifying for...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: FRIDAY 27: Sound of Musicals BBC4, 9pm Neil Brands brings his excellent history of the modern musical to a close with a programme that chronicles the rise of the contemporary blockbuster megaproduction, from Evita to Les Misérables and The Lion King. Recommended.... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: FRIDAY 27: The Graham Norton Show BBC1, 10.35pm In a T2 Trainspotting special Norton entertains director Danny Boyle and reunited stars Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle and Ewen Bremner. MB... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: SATURDAY 28: Desert Island Discs at 75
Radio 4 Extra, 9am Kirsty Young (above) celebrates the 75th anniversary of Desert Island Discs, created by Roy Plomley in 1942. Over the course of a colourful three hours, she chooses her own favourite moments and sifts through past recordings, airing...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: SATURDAY 28: Love Is the Devil BBC2, 1am (John Maybury, 1998) Himself the product of an 80s art scene with roots in Soho’s old bohemia, writerdirector Maybury offers a fine evocation of one of the British modern greats, witness the subtitle: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon....... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: SATURDAY 28: Rugby Union BT Sport 2, 2.45pm Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints: Anglo-Welsh Cup. Live coverage from Welford Road, where Saints will be looking to avenge the 19-11 defeat they suffered in the league at this venue in December. A rudderless, Cockerill-less...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: SATURDAY 28: Darts ITV4, 7pm The Masters: Day Two. Michael van Gerwen returns to action following a record-breaking display in the PDC World Championship final when he faces Simon Whitlock at 9pm. Live coverage from Arena MK in Milton Keynes also includes Mensur Suljović...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: SATURDAY 28: Z: The Beginning of Everything Amazon Prime Christina Ricci has just enough sass to play Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald in this “fictionalised biopic” of the life of the southern belle/ wild child/icon of the 1920s jazz age. As the series opens, it’s 1918 and Zelda meets unpublished writer...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: SATURDAY 28: Francis Bacon: A Brush With Violence BBC2, 9pm This film examines the public and personal faces of the painter known to many as an unpleasant alcoholic bore, asking: did the rude, crude exterior conceal a “complex and haunted man” behind the myth?... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: SATURDAY 28: Taboo BBC1, 9.15pm At last the Crown begins to stir against James Delaney, while the East India Company evidently has its own reasons for frustrating the plot. Compelling. MB... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: TODAY’S TELEVISION: Apple Tree Yard
BBC1, 9pm Behind the barrage of hype surrounding this four-part psychological thriller based on the novel of the same name by Louise Doughty lies an eminently watchable slow-burner of a Sunday-night drama that stars Emily Watson (above) as Dr Yvonne...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: TODAY’S TELEVISION: Trainspotting Channel 4, 10.05pm (Danny Boyle, 1996) Just rereleased, with the long-awaited T2 sequel imminent, the epoch-making Irvine Welsh adaptation couldn’t be riper for reappraisal. “Epoch-making” is no overstatement – it’s almost unheard of that a British...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: TODAY’S TELEVISION: Music on the Brink of Destruction Radio 3, 6.45pm Historian Shirli Gilbert shares music and songs from the camps and ghettos of the second world war. Despite the dedication of individuals who collected voice recordings and songs immediately after the war, she maintains that little of...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: TODAY’S TELEVISION: Call the Midwife BBC1, 8pm Back for a sixth series, this chronicle of events concerning the nuns and the midwives of Nonnatus House in Poplar sees the tanned and happy band return from their mercy mission to South Africa only to find that a sea change has occurred. Now...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: TODAY’S TELEVISION: Snooker BBC2, 1pm, 7pm; Euro 2, 1pm, 6.45pm Masters. The final match sees two of the world’s best slug it out for the £600,000 jackpot. Bookies’ favourite Ronnie O’Sullivan will be looking to retain his title and be crowned for a record seventh time, but could...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: TODAY’S TELEVISION: Walking the Americas Channel 4, 8pm Having negotiated the volcanic landscapes of Nicaragua and marvelled at Central America’s largest lake, Levison Wood marches into Costa Rica where he and his companion Alberto attempt to scale the country’s highest mountain, Cerro...... Pubdate:

22/01/2017: TODAY’S TELEVISION: Homeland Channel 4, 9pm Series six begins soon after the thwarting of the Berlin attack. Agent Carrie Mathison is back in the US and trouble looms in the wake of the election of a new president. MB... Pubdate:








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