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Endeavour series 4 episode 3 review: Lazaretto

Gem Wheeler Jan 24, 2017

Endeavour delivers another enthralling, creepily memorable mystery in what has been its strongest series to date...

This review contains spoilers.

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4.3 Lazaretto

There’s a reason nobody wants to be assigned to bed 10 in

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’s Fosdick Ward. Three patients have died in it in the past five weeks, and even the medical team don’t quite seem reassured by the official explanation that the high mortality rate is down to the particularly severe ill health of those who have passed away. None of this would seem likely to attract the attention of Oxford’s police, were it not for the fact that Terence Bakewell (Alex McSweeney
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Doctor Who: Doom Coalition arriving in November from Big Finish

After yesterday’s brilliant news of Big Finish extending their Doctor Who audio licence until 2020, today they have released even more fantastic news about Doctor Who: Doom Coalition, which is expected to go on sale in November 2015

Doom Coalition is an epic saga that will span four box sets (a total of sixteen episodes) forming one breathtaking inter-connecting saga that will push the Doctor’s bravery and resourcefulness to its limits. Starring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor and his companion Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) they will both head into a brand new era of Doctor Who, as the Tardis is recalled to Gallifrey by the Time Lords. And they will be battling a new foe known only as The Eleven.

“The overall story of Doom Coalition was devised by myself and Ken Bentley over the course of many walks to the studio,” says producer David Richardson, “Our framework
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100 leading figures urge newspaper publishers to accept royal charter

More than 100 prominent people from literature, the arts, science, academia, human rights and the law have signed a declaration urging newspaper and magazine publishers to embrace the royal charter system of press regulation.

They join people who have been victims of press misbehaviour in arguing that charter will give "vital protection to the vulnerable" from abuse of power by the press.

The signatories include broadcasters Stephen Fry, Clare Balding, Gary Lineker and Rory Bremner. Actor Emma Thompson has signed, as have Professor Richard Dawkins and Sir Jonathan Miller.

Several film directors are on the list, such as Stephen Frears, Alan Parker, Mike Leigh, Beeban Kidron, Guy Ritchie, Stephen Daldry, Bill Forsyth, Peter Kosminsky, Terry Gilliam and Michael Apted.

Among the writers and playwrights are Alan Bennett, William Boyd, Alan Ayckbourn, Tom Stoppard, Monica Ali, Helen Fielding, Michael Frayn, Ian McEwan, A C Grayling, David Hare, Alan Hollinghurst, Jk Rowling, Salman Rushdie,
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Letters: It's a dog's life

"The generation that has passed ... held together the bonds of our society." Thus spoke the archbishop of Canterbury at Westminster Abbey (Silence of the brave, 12 November). Surely, with the death of three old soldiers, the archbishop cannot really believe that "a generation has passed". It is likely that a few women centenarians still living worked in the fields and factories during the Great War. And what about the thousands of us born before 1914 who helped their mothers to keep the home fires burning?

James Thirsk

Hadlow, Kent

• Lyn Gardner's piece about envying people who are seeing a play for the first time (Critic's notebook, 11 November) reminded me of a recent visit to see Jude Law play Hamlet at Wyndham's Theatre. When Gertrude reached to drink from the poisoned cup there was an audible and heartfelt gasp of, "Oh no!" from a large number of audience members. I envied all of them.
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[DVD Review] A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote one of the classic tales of every girl's childhood when she wrote Secret Garden. With A Little Princess, Burnett further solidified her spot in literary history. Little girls everywhere fall in love with Sara Crewe as she wavers in between luxury and poverty in a school for girls in London. The 1995 film version of A Little Princess receives considerably more press than all the others, but of all the incarnations none receives as much credit for literary faithfulness as the 1986 made-for-tv version. A Little Princess (1986), while not a strong visual foray, takes the classic story and explores it in a way no version has matched since. Captain Crewe (David Yelland) served faithfully in the British armed forces and still found time to rain down adoration on his daughter Sara (Amelia Shankley). With his daughter off at boarding school, Captain Crewe decided to invest in a diamond
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Lewinsky booked for Edinburgh panel

Lewinsky booked for Edinburgh panel
LONDON -- Monica Lewinsky will speak on a panel discussing checkbook journalism at this year's Edinburgh International Television Festival, organizers said Monday. Lewinsky joins a panel headed BBC news anchor Sian Williams, alongside BBC current affairs head Peter Horrocks, ITV current affairs head Steve Anderson, former News Corp. tabloid newspaper editor David Yelland and agent Max Clifford. The panel will look behind the scenes at what many industry observers regard as the murky world of kiss-and-tell interviews.

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