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Suspense with a social conscience: Henning Mankell, whose lugubrious detective Kurt Wallander is played on TV by Kenneth Branagh

Henning Mankell: Hot and cold

He is revered as a crime writer in Sweden – and as a theatre director in Mozambique. Now his greatest creation is about to hit our TV screens

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Laverne says:

My Secret Life: Lauren Laverne, TV & radio presenter, 30

Saturday, 29 November 2008

The home I grew up in... was packed to the rafters with books and instruments; we once counted 18 stringed instruments in one room.

Pratchett at home in his country cottage - mission control of a fantasy world

Terry Pratchett: 'If I'd known what a progressive brain disease could do for your PR profile I may have had one earlier'

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Terry Pratchett is Britain's second-favourite living writer, and his Discworld books are loved by millions of devoted fans. But in the last year, the novelist's struggle with Alzheimer's has lent a frightening new twist to his own life story. Deborah Orr met him

Stewart says:

First person: 'My dog was poisoned by hunters'

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Ian Stewart, 43

David Suchet

My Week: David Suchet wins an Emmy

Saturday, 29 November 2008

The actor goes to New York for the International Emmy Awards – and is stunned to be honoured for his portrayal of Robert Maxwell

Dan Carter practised kicking this week while the rest of the All Blacks were meeting the Queen

Magna Carter: The All Blacks' magnificent No 10

Friday, 28 November 2008

New Zealand's fly-half is the perfect 10 both on and off the field. He tells Tim Glover why he is disappointed not to be facing Danny Cipriani at Twickenham

Robinson: Some of the greatest social reformers in the history of the UK have been men and women with a strong Christian faith

Peter Robinson: You Ask The Questions

Monday, 24 November 2008

Northern Ireland's First Minister answers your questions, such as 'Shouldn't you focus on the economy now in Northern Ireland?'

'You know, they just asked me to present it. I guess they wanted to give it a bit of class,' Cave on the Turner Prize

Nick Cave: Suited, booted ... and very, very dark

Sunday, 23 November 2008

The gothic rocker hired to present this year's Turner Prize reveals why art makes him hurt. And the book that makes him cry. And even bigger surprises still, hidden in the gloom.

'Hopefully in three years' time we'll be out of this financial crisis. 2012 will give people something to be excited about,' says Ben Ainslie

Ben Ainslie: Golden buoy happy to make waves

Sunday, 23 November 2008

He is our greatest sailing Olympian but he's not afraid to hit out at Britain's couch potatoes or to plunge into icy waters off Weymouth in his black tie. Nick Townsend meets Ben Ainslie

Credo: Shami Chakrabarti

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Director of Liberty, 39

Frost is about to regain the status he enjoyed in the early 1970s, as the best-known television interviewer in the English-speaking world

Frost bites: Sir David talks frankly about philandering, fall-outs and fame

Sunday, 23 November 2008

In 1977, Sir David Frost skewered Richard Nixon in a series of interviews immortalised in Peter Morgan's new film, 'Frost/Nixon'. But can the smooth-talking doyen of British broadcasting cope with a similarly fierce grilling on his own life and work?

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