In a week when DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles came out as a guitar-troubling troubadour, Shane Richie has gone one better and made a decent fist of a modern country album

At the request of its director, Denis Villeneuve, I am supposed to tell you as little as possible about Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 classic.

This is a surprising and unexpected idea for an exhibition. Salvador Dalí and Marcel Duchamp were contemporaries and friends but their art could hardly be more different.

There are some good things about this Aida, notably the American soprano Latonia Moore in the title role and the conducting of the Canadian Keri-Lynn Wilson.

Alison Steadman was raised in Liverpool but studied acting in Essex. That was where she met her future husband, Mike Leigh, and together they created Abigail's Party

The merchandise stalls at Britain's arenas have seen most things, but this may be a first: an official tour blanket, costing £60. Just the thing for the senior music-lover to spread across their lap.

This autumn, Britain has a wealth of brilliant art on show. Both classic and new names are showcased across the nation, so Event gives you the ten must-see shows

It's often said that by the time you are old enough to play Shakespeare's King Lear, you're past it. Recently, Sir Antony Sher needed a cart to carry the body of his daughter. Not Sir Ian McKellen.

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The Dering Arms, with its reassuringly solid flagstone floor, stuffed pheasants, mounted antlers and whirring clocks, is the sort of pub in which time doesn't so much fly as saunter and stroll

With diverse vineyards full of surprising flavours, Greek wines are as entertaining and extreme as the bedroom antics of the Olympian gods.

Anthony Powell's 12-novel sequence A Dance To The Music Of Time divides people. Some find it so drab as to be unreadable. Others love the coming and goings of its characters.

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