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Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Bill Cosby: Bringing down a TV titan

Bill Cosby: Bringing down a TV titan

A quietly devastating piece of television

Previews Of The  This Week

Previews Of The This Week

Theatre: Pitch black comedy still rocking along nicely

Theatre: Pitch black comedy still rocking along nicely

Stones in His Pockets has aged badly in some respects - but remains a sturdy piece of storytelling

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

The lives of others: Richard Ford

The lives of others: Richard Ford

The American author has long been fascinated by the everyday lives of ordinary people. Now he’s made his parents the focus of his latest, non-fiction, book

Film: A superhero to pummel the patriarchy

Film: A superhero to pummel the patriarchy

The challenge of combining Diana’s mythological origins with a full-scale WWI film leaves a lot to accomplish

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Stefan Mazur v Maxim Matlakov

Classical Notes: The fearless diva DiDonato returns with war and peace

Classical Notes: The fearless diva DiDonato returns with war and peace

DiDonato is a fearless and inspirational artist, no matter what she tackle

Review: Trio’s jazz spiced with Middle Eastern flavours

Review: Trio’s jazz spiced with Middle Eastern flavours

All three players are brilliant exponents of contemporary music

Television: How a once-great show was Trumped

Television: How a once-great show was Trumped

While this is still an undeniably well made show, it’s hard to give a hoot what goes on in it

Previews of the week

Previews of the week

Television, downloads and films

Touched by their presence

Touched by their presence

Drummer Clem Burke has been with Blondie since 1975. Ahead of their support gig at the Aviva Stadium for fellow sticksman Phil Collins, he tells Nadine O’Regan about sleeping next to Debbie Harry and why he is buzzing about Blondie’s latest album, Pollinator

Gary Cooke shines as he channels Brendan Behan in one-man show

Gary Cooke shines as he channels Brendan Behan in one-man show

A lively farce, where we see the young man battle with his conscience over the wearing of a gaudy Confirmation suit

Albums of the week

Albums of the week