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Rewind radio: The Us Open Final; Hillsborough report; Walter Kershaw: The UK's First Street Artist?; David Frost's Hollywood Greats – review

15 September 2012 4:11 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Andy Murray's Us Open victory and the Hillsborough report were only the most moving highlights of an excellent week

Us Open 2012 (R5 Live) | iPlayer

Hillsborough report (R5 Live) | iPlayer

Walter Kershaw: The UK's First Street Artist? (R4) | iPlayer

David Frost's Hollywood Greats (R2) | iPlayer

The older I get, the more I enjoy sport. Not the actual high-kicking in a slimy bikini, necking Disgusto-nrg-Kola side of sport, though it's Ok on special occasions, like parents' evening. No, I'm more enamoured of wrapped-in-a-duvet, tea-and-toast sport. Sport appreciation. Along with most of the British population I'm a world-beating, all-the-medals spectator. The Olympics and Paralympics proved our nation's worth in this, of course: that amazing atmosphere didn't make its way into the stadium without years of spectator practice, slumped with a tinny in front of Match of the Day, listening to the Test match while making a complicated Sunday sandwich, hitting the »

- David Frost, Miranda Sawyer

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Who'd be a movie star? They are little more than pampered, tethered goats | Deborah Orr

20 January 2012 4:12 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Most stars are just the front-of-house display for an industry that makes fortunes for many others

I asked my mum over the holidays where her big pile of sketches was, because I wanted my sons to see them. She said she'd thrown them away ages ago. I was stunned. I'd loved looking though them all when I was little. Portrait after portrait of actors, all beautifully copied from the movie magazines of the 1940s and 1950s, some of them oil paintings on greaseproof paper, a nimbus of ochre linseed around their edges, most of them pencil on sugar paper. There were a few of Deborah Kerr, whom my mother, as a young woman, had adored. She was my namesake.

My mother's classmate at school in Essex, Maureen Rippingale, had been particularly fascinated by my mother's ability to capture a likeness, even to ratchet up all that glamour and beauty just a tiny bit more. »

- Deborah Orr

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