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Hugh Grant, politics and a murdered dog in Jeremy Thorpe drama

[ad_1] Image caption Ben Whishaw (background) and Hugh Grant in A Very English Scandal The makers of A Very English Scandal, a BBC drama about shamed politician Jeremy Thorpe, explain why his story is still relevant.A gay affair, a bungled plot and a dead dog on Exmoor were the ingredients of what came to be dubbed "the trial of the century".At its centre was Jeremy Thorpe - leader of the
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What makes a Eurovision song contest winner?

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption ABBA's Waterloo won with a high happiness score - but have Eurovision audiences' preferences changed since 1974? Eurovision may have a reputation for being up-tempo and sprinkled with sequins, but the secret to a winning song may actually be its gloom factor. We've unpicked the sound waves of every song entered since 2006 to try to answer this burning question: Is there a recipe
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Eurovision 2018: Second semi-final sees Norway’s Rybak through

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Australia, Denmark and Hungary are among the countries to have qualified in the second Eurovision semi-final.The event was held in Lisbon and also saw Norway's Alexander Rybak - who won the competition in 2009 - go through.Russia, however, did not qualify - which came as something of a shock - since the country has made it through to every final since 1998 (although they did not
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Cannes 2018: Black Panther director says female-led sequel would be ‘amazing’

[ad_1] Image copyright Marvel/Disney Image caption Lupita Nyong'o and Letitia Wright played Nakia and Shuri in Coogler's film The director of Black Panther has welcomed the idea of a sequel built around its strong female characters.Ryan Coogler's hit superhero film drew praise for its depiction of highly capable African women who act as warriors, spies and gadget makers.Coogler said his film's female stars could "easily carry their own movie" and
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R Kelly: Spotify removes singer from playlists

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Spotify has removed R Kelly from its playlists as part of a new "Hate Content & Hateful Conduct" policy.Users of the streaming service will still be able to find the R&B singer's music, but Spotify will no longer actively promote it. His music will be removed from all Spotify-owned and operated playlists and recommendations.Spotify told Newsbeat: "We want our editorial decisions - what we choose
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Coronation Street writer talks about being ‘honest’ in suicide storyline

[ad_1] Image copyright ITV/Andrew Boyce Image caption Aidan's body was found by his father Johnny, played by Richard Hawley Wednesday's hour-long episode of Coronation Street, which depicted the shock and grief of Weatherfield residents when they found out about Aidan Connor's suicide, will go down as one of the most powerful in the soap's recent history.The ITV show has been praised for the sensitive and moving way in which it
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Liverpool to bring back the Giants for third time

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Little Girl Giant travelled through the city in 2014 with her dog The Giants are to return to Liverpool later this year, four years after they were last in the city.A free show named Liverpool Dreams will take place in the city and Wirral over four days from 4-7 October.The event by French company Royal de Luxe will be the final part