The Emmy awards, America’s TV Oscars, rewarded a lot of British talent this week. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at how Britain has become a major player, not only in Hollywood but in US TV as well.
The American love affair with British TV and its stars shows no sign of abating after another batch of gongs were handed out to homegrown talent at the Emmys. But why do our friends across the pond love our drama so much?
The summer of 1980 and I’m still a teenager. With room to spare. I don’t bop in public (lack of rhythm, self-conscious, feet with minds of their own) but in a parallel world I’m a lithesome Nureyev, swaying to a post-disco beat.
Time can be cruel. Some of our biggest stars can disappear from our memories in what apears to be little more than a blink of an eye. But, for some, their appeal is timeless. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at what turns a star into an icon
He’s been in five different Miss Saigon productions across the world and is celebrating his 10th year anniversary in the Cameron Mackintosh blockbuster by playing the role of The Engineer. Currently appearing in Norwich, Christian Rey Marbella tells us about winning the role of a lifetime.
The Clangers was one of my favourite programmes when I was a child – melancholic, eerie, slightly dark, cryptic, plenty of strange homemade costumes, somewhat meditative… and then there was the programme itself, which was almost as weird as I was.
It was half a century ago when a monster was brought back to life to bring terror, torture and death across Norfolk and Suffolk...but those who met him said he was a jolly nice chap. Derek James reports.
Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different