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Robert Peston's response to Twitter abuse is a cut above

11 February 2015 1:16 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

BBC economics editor reacts to criticism of his ‘Hugh Grant’ hairstyle, saying female colleagues often get it much worse

Robert Peston’s hair goes from strength to strength. First it was honoured by the launch of its own Twitter account; now the BBC’s economics editor has devoted an entire spread in the Evening Standard to the reaction to his tonsorial makeover.

He quotes Twitter comments including “Breaking News: Robert Peston arrested on suspicion of stealing Hugh Grant’s hair in Four Weddings and a Funeral”, “That new look, the shabby chic, and mop-top hair your ‘mid-life crisis’ Robert?” and “I see Robert Peston’s transformation into Jarvis Cocker continues apace.”

All very droll. There is a dark side: over the years, some people have written really rude and disgusting things about me. As it happens, I have a thick skin and don’t get unduly bothered. But for some »

- Monkey

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Sundance London 2015 cancelled

16 January 2015 3:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Sundance Institute puts UK edition on hold.

Sundance London, the UK festival offshoot of the Sundance Film Festival, will not take place in 2015, Screen has learned.

The film and music festival ran in late April at The O2 venue in Greenwich for three years but Us organizers have decided not to return for a fourth year.

A spokesperson for Sundance Institute confirmed to Screen: “We loved connecting with the vibrant community of filmmakers and audiences in the UK, and following a successful three years with The O2, we continue to explore our options for Sundance London.

“Though we are not confirmed to host public events in London this year, we hope to be able to return very soon.”

It is not immediately clear whether the decision was motivated by financial or practical necessity.

A spokesperson for the O2 told Screen: “We loved having Sundance here and we’d be glad to have them back.”

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