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TV highlights 23/08/2013

22 August 2013 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Rugby Union: Toulon v Racing Metro | Proms On Four: Friday Night At The Proms | Paul Merton: World's Biggest Cruise Ship | Reading Festival | How To Be A World Music Star: Buena Vista, Bhundu Boys And Beyond | Big School | The Burrowers: Animals Underground | A League Of Their Own

Rugby Union: Toulon v Racing Metro

7.45pm, Espn

The dosh-splashing French teams are transforming the European club game – and putting noses out of joint – with Heineken Cup-holders Toulon leading the way. Toulon boast Bryan Habana, Bakkies Botha, Matt Giteau and rugby's best-paid player Jonny Wilkinson. Not to be outdone, Racing have their own dream team, with Lions heroes Jamie Roberts and Jonny Sexton spearheading an all-star attack. The two meet in this highly-anticipated early season clash. Lanre Bakare

Proms On Four: Friday Night At The Proms

7.30pm, BBC4

Nigel Kennedy performs Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. It was his 1989 recording of these concertos »

- Lanre Bakare, Andrew Mueller, John Robinson, Issy Sampson, Ali Catterall, Bim Adewunmi, Ben Arnold, David Stubbs

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Comrade Kim Goes Flying: it's North Korea as you've never seen it before

26 June 2013 8:44 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Stalinist state is the unlikely source of an internationally successful rom-com

It is a "light, refreshing, fun rom-com" about "girl power", according to its British co-director, a tale of a working-class lass drawn to the stage amid the bright lights of the metropolis. Comrade Kim Goes Flying – in which a beautiful coalminer inveigles her way into becoming a circus trapeze artist – may have as familiar a story arc as Billy Elliot, but this 81-minute film was shot in North Korea, a land known for being a starving Stalinist state on the edge of the world, not for producing fluffy chick flicks.

Comrade Kim – which stars Han Jong-sim, a well-known trapeze artist who learned to act for the film – appears to have gone down a storm in North Korea itself. Han is now a celebrity who is stopped in the street for her autograph. Pyongyang's state circus is inundated with »

- Robin Tudge

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