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Reprieve for Radio 4's Saturday Review

The BBC has backtracked on its decision to axe Radio 4’s long-running arts programme Saturday Review. In April it was announced a weekly round-up episode of daily arts show Front Row would replace the programme, prompting consternation and a petition. But Radio 4 controller Gwyneth Williams has since confirmed Saturday Review will be retained – “for now”. “After a great deal of consideration I will be keeping the show on air at this time,” she said. “Bearing in mind the challenging financial climate I am glad that, for now, I’m…

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Review: “Dunkirk,” A War Movie About Patriotic Ciphers

The outline of Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” is a clever twist on a familiar trilogy: land, sea, and air. Nolan parses a week of combat during the Second World War, from May 26 through June 4, 1940, and the effort to rescue British and French troops into those three components, and gives each a time frame (a week, a day, an hour, respectively) that corresponds to its speed. The movie thus leaps about in time, with each thread of action moving ahead fitfully, until the three threads unite in the movie’s…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, July 26: Barcelona have NOT given up Coutinho chase, Chelsea target Everton starlet, Mbappe to Man City?

talkSPORT.com bring you all the latest headlines and top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers… Barcelona are preparing a second bid of £80million for Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, despite seeing a £72m bid rejected and the Reds’ insistence that the Brazilian playmaker is not for sale at ANY price. (Daily Star) The Spanish giants have sent officials to England to try to sign the 25-year-old. (Sport) Manchester City are hoping to beat Real Madrid to the signing of Monaco’s teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, and are reportedly plotting a £143m bid which, if…

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Review: Weightlifting Fairy

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Here’s our review of the coming-of-age K-drama ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo’ that’s inspired by the life of weightlifting Olympic medallist Jang Mi-ran. Entertainment – Star2.com

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Review: Princes William and Harry’s Guarded Confessions in “Diana, Our Mother”

“This is the first time that the two of us have ever spoken about her as a mother,” Prince Harry says in the first few moments of “Diana, Our Mother,” a documentary about the late Princess of Wales that airs on HBO on Monday night. Hearing this, one assumes, at first, that Harry means that he and Prince William, his older brother, have never before publicly discussed their relationship with their mother, who died when the princes were twelve and fifteen. By the end of this irreproachably circumspect film, however,…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, July 25: Sanchez wants Man City move, Chelsea set for MORE signings, Wilshere to join Turkish club?

talkSPORT.com bring you all the latest headlines and top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers… Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez is willing to take a pay cut in order to move to Manchester City and wants his future resolved in August. (The Independent) Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will be given a further £150million to spend this summer, with the Italian keen on Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, Juventus full-back Alex Sandro and is keeping tabs on Inter Milan winger Antonio Candreva. (Daily Mirror) Lucas Perez wants to leave Arsenal after feeling “cheated”…

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