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Beyond Bollywood: 6 Best Films Set in India

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Beyond Bollywood: 6 Best Films Set in India

The spotlight is on India as Victoria & Abdul hits cinemas. Starring Judi Dench as Queen Victoria, the comedy drama centres on the true – and surprising – friendship that grew between the Queen and her Indian servant Abdul Karim. Our relationship with the Indian subcontinent and its culture and customs has inspired numerous films set in India. We’ve selected six of our favourites.   And you can see our full collection celebrating India in film and television Viceroy’s House Hugh Bonneville stars as Lord Mountbatten, Queen Victoria’s grandson and the last Viceroy of India, in this revealing look at...

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6 of the best Agatha Christie film and TV adaptations

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6 of the best Agatha Christie film and TV adaptations

The queen of crime, Agatha Christie, is arguably the bestselling writer of all time. She’s written 66 detective novels and is the creator of the world-famous sleuths Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. We’ve handpicked our favourite film and TV adaptations for you to investigate further… The first trailer is out for Kenneth Branagh’s new adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, and it promises to be a lavish and very starry production. Pulling into cinemas this November, this is the biggest Agatha Christie film adaptations in years. It boasts a cast of A-listers, a glittering mix of modern and classic...

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Hollywood Heaven: The story of The Philadelphia Story

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Hollywood Heaven: The story of The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story, starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and James Stewart, has long been hailed as one of Hollywood's finest romantic comedies, a highly witty story of a high society wedding jeopardised by scandal. But did you know this classic was a make-or-break project for many of those involved?   Box-office poison? On 3 May 1938, Harry Brandt, President of the Independent Theatre Owners Association, placed an advertisement in the movie trade papers accusing some of Hollywood's biggest names of being ‘box-office poison’. Among them were Fred Astaire, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Mae West. But...

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Reasons why we’ll always love Doctor Finlay

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Reasons why we’ll always love Doctor Finlay

Alan Finlay is arguably Britain’s most unforgettable TV doctor, the star of the BBCs hit medical drama series Doctor Finlay’s Casebook, first broadcast in 1962. With an abundance of high-octane hospital dramas such as Casualty and Holby City on TV today, what keeps us returning to the small Scottish medical practice in Tannochbrae and its young, handsome Doctor, over 50 years on? It is gentle yet fascinating Dr. Finlay’s Casebook is the antithesis of modern medical dramas which are usually set in huge city hospitals where each episode features multiple storylines, filled with melodrama and gory moments. By contrast, Dr. Finlay’s...

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World War Two Cinema – Depiction through the Decades

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World War Two Cinema – Depiction through the Decades

Just over 77 years on from the Dunkirk Evacuation, the memory and respect of those involved remains fresh in not only the British public's memory but of the whole world. One of the most anticipated movies of 2017 hits the silver screen on Friday the 21st of July. Showcasing the heroic Dunkirk spirit that saved over 330,000 fighting men, awakening the sleeping British lion in a moment all Britons can truly be proud of. A moment in history that should never be forgotten has been remembered and displayed through the art of cinema for decades. The release of Dunkirk brings...

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