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Lady Mary's deliciously vinegary put-down of civil servant Charles Blake in the latest episode of Downton Abbey hints at the political and economic change which threatened the existence of Britain's landed gentry in the early 20th Century. He is an "
May Day, that celebration of the working man and homage to his chosen profession, is just round the corner. Now, most people would take on the odd job to make ends meet...Knocker-up: Knock up door/window to wake up client Back when alarm clocks weren'
Ben and Kate, Channel Ten, 8pm WE CAN'T blame Judd Apatow entirely for the rise of the man-child. But Nat Faxon's goofy hipster Ben Fox reads as if conceived by studio executives who'd seen the box office for Knocked Up . In a cross-promotion from
Rioting has received a great deal of attention from policymakers, scholars and the general public in the recent past notably due to the presence of high profile riots in Europe (Greece since the Euro Crisis, the UK in 2011 or France in 2005) and to
Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Today's media is full of scary images and stories about violent, generally ill-educated young men, and about girls and (Thursday was International Women's Day) young women who are at risk. In Nigeria the construction
Murdo Macleod Poor old martyred Mr Fred Goodwin . According to ex-CBI supremo Lord Digby Jones, this latter-day Joan of Arc is the victim of a " lynch mob " mentality. Quite right: it's the unemployed and poor who are supposed to get a kicking from
Dutch bass monsters, Noisia, hit 2011 running with a re-release of their 2010 album Split The Atom'.....Every year EastEnders' fabulously doomy Christmas Day episode provides the ultimate catharsis for festive viewers keen to expunge the pain of
Those unfamiliar with the original need not fear, however, as this four-part, made-for-TV ''sequel'' stands perfectly well on its own...It's 1986 and the hapless Shaun (Thomas Turgoose) has made a hash of his final-year exams. Cut off from his old
This year, as always, has brought eye-catching changes with sparkling wine banishing the four-pack of lager and smart-phone apps' replacing mobile phone ringtones. More than ever, it seems, we British are a fickle lot slaves to the latest innovation.
But in 1939 this nervous, sickly, stammering man forced himself to confront the inevitable and became an unlikely symbol of national resistance Dominic Sandbrook King George VI addresses the nation by radio on 4 September 1939, the day after Britain