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Cinema: Shakespeare in love

26/02/2019 by Victoria Heward
Shakespeare in Love is the title of a 1998 film which tells of an imaginary love affair between the writer and an actress. But what about the real Shakespeare,...

Cinema: Beowulf (2007)

03/12/2018 by Victoria Heward
Beowulf, an epic story of courage, strength and honour, is the oldest existing poem written in the English language. It was possibly written sometime between...

TV: Pocahontas, an alternative Disney Classic (1995)

15/11/2018 by Victoria Heward
Pocahontas was the daughter of a powerful Indian chief, born in 1595, in what is now Virginia, USA. She became famous in both American and British history...

TV: The Twilight Saga (2008-2012)

10/10/2018 by Victoria Heward
Vampires first came to the public’s attention in 1897 when Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula introduced British readers to the terrible, bloodsucking count...

TV: The Woman in White – adapted by the BBC 2018

11/09/2018 by Victoria Heward
Earlier this year the BBC broadcast a five part TV series based on Wilkie Collins’ 1860 novel, The Woman in White. The complicated story revolves around...

TV: Doctor Who (1963 – present)

28/08/2018 by Victoria Heward
Doctor Who is a BBC British television programme about the adventures of a Time Lord (a humanoid alien) known simply as The Doctor. He explores the universe...