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A Suitable Boy review: Mira Nair's marriage of the personal and the political is a patchy road to mild fulfilment
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A Suitable Boy review: Mira Nair's marriage of the personal and the political is a patchy road to mild fulfilment

Vikram Seth's 1993 book was both evocative and transportive. But Mira Nair's BBC adaptation gets only half the job done.

A Suitable Boy: Ishaan Khatter, Tanya Maniktala, Ram Kapoor on being part of the adaptation of Vikram Seth's novel
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A Suitable Boy: Ishaan Khatter, Tanya Maniktala, Ram Kapoor on being part of the adaptation of Vikram Seth's novel

Based on Viktam Seth’s expansive 1993 novel, A Suitable Boy is set in 1951 and follows the story of Lata Mehra (Tanya Maniktala) as she resists her mother’s quest for a life partner for her teenage daughter.

David Attenborough's new documentary warns humanity to save other species from mass extinction to protect themselves
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David Attenborough's new documentary warns humanity to save other species from mass extinction to protect themselves

At the start of the Extinction: The Facts documentary, Attenborough said, "We are facing a crisis and one that has consequences for us all."

Ishaan Khatter says the romance between him and Tabu in A Suitable Boy is 'very deep and layered'
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Ishaan Khatter says the romance between him and Tabu in A Suitable Boy is 'very deep and layered'

Ishaan Khatter shot for A Suitable Boy between schedules of Khaali Peeli, his next Hindi film.

Idris Elba says a movie version of Luther, his popular BBC detective drama series is underway
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Idris Elba says a movie version of Luther, his popular BBC detective drama series is underway

Idris Elba received the Special Award at the BAFTA TV Awards 2020 and talking to the press later, the actor confirmed that the Luther movie is moving forward.

A Suitable Boy review round-up: Mira Nair's BBC drama series feels 'uncomfortably old school'
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A Suitable Boy review round-up: Mira Nair's BBC drama series feels 'uncomfortably old school'

A Suitable Boy, adapted for screen by Andrew Davies, will soon release in India on Netflix.

A Suitable Boy premieres on BBC, Mira Nair calls the adaptation a 'massive yet initimate saga'
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A Suitable Boy premieres on BBC, Mira Nair calls the adaptation a 'massive yet initimate saga'

A Suitable Boy is an official adaptation of Vikram Seth's classic novel of the same name, and stars Tabu, Ishaan Khatter, Rasika Dugal, among others

Phoebe Waller-Bridge to reunite with Fleabag co-actor Andrew Scott in Season 2 of HBO's His Dark Materials
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge to reunite with Fleabag co-actor Andrew Scott in Season 2 of HBO's His Dark Materials

Andrew Scott had previously starred as the "Hot Preist" opposite Phoebe Waller-Bridge's titular character Fleabag.

I May Destroy You: Discussing trauma, rape culture and coping, with focus on the HBO-BBC series
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I May Destroy You: Discussing trauma, rape culture and coping, with focus on the HBO-BBC series

I May Destroy You, produced by HBO and BBC, is about the act of figuring out survival from trauma, and an effort to nudge our language out of its limitations.

A Suitable Boy trailer: Ishaan Khatter, Tabu star in Mira Nair's BBC series adaptation of Vikram Seth book
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A Suitable Boy trailer: Ishaan Khatter, Tabu star in Mira Nair's BBC series adaptation of Vikram Seth book

A Suitable Boy has been adapted for screen by writer Andrew Davies, best known for his work on Pride and Prejudice and War & Peace

Sandra Oh says UK film and TV industry behind in terms of diversity: Sometimes it would be me and 75 white people on set
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Sandra Oh says UK film and TV industry behind in terms of diversity: Sometimes it would be me and 75 white people on set

Sandra Oh's comments follow similar remarks by British director Steve McQueen, who recently claimed the UK is "far behind" the US in representing its black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) population.

Ian Holm, known for roles in Lord of the Rings trilogy, Chariots of Fire, passes away aged 88
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Ian Holm, known for roles in Lord of the Rings trilogy, Chariots of Fire, passes away aged 88

Ian Holm won a BAFTA was nominated for an Oscar for portraying pioneering athletics coach Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fire.

England's World Cup winning fast bowler Liam Plunkett open to idea of playing for United States
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England's World Cup winning fast bowler Liam Plunkett open to idea of playing for United States

Fast bowler Liam Plunkett, who has been left out of England's summer training squad, has said he is open to the idea of playing for the United States one day.

Formula 1 teams agree cost-cutting measures, budget cap of $145 million for 2021, say reports
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Formula 1 teams agree cost-cutting measures, budget cap of $145 million for 2021, say reports

Formula One’s 10 teams have agreed cost-cutting measures including a budget cap of $145 million (119 million pounds) for 2021, the BBC reported on Friday.

'No chance of Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder rematch behind closed doors', says Frank Warren
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'No chance of Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder rematch behind closed doors', says Frank Warren

Fury overwhelmed Wilder in their Las Vegas rematch in February, seizing the WBC crown with a seventh round stoppage. They had previously fought to a draw in December 2018.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Black Mirror creator says he is unsure if audience can 'stomach' another season right now
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Black Mirror creator says he is unsure if audience can 'stomach' another season right now

Black Mirror's Season 5 released last June and consisted of just three episodes starring Anthony Mackie, Andrew Scott, Topher Grace and Miley Cyrus among others.

Majority of Indians believe women athletes should receive equal pay as men, cites research
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Majority of Indians believe women athletes should receive equal pay as men, cites research

An overwhelming majority of Indians say women athletes should receive equal pay as the males but 38 percent believe that sports featuring women are not as entertaining as those featuring men, according to a BBC research.

'Always believed I would be freed': Aasia Bibi, Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges, tells BBC
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'Always believed I would be freed': Aasia Bibi, Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges, tells BBC

Aasia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman who was cleared by the country's Supreme Court of blasphemy charges after spending eight years on death row, has said that she always believed she would be freed

BBC to develop documentary series on Greta Thunberg, will also explore science behind climate change
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BBC to develop documentary series on Greta Thunberg, will also explore science behind climate change

Greta Thunberg's climate struggle began quietly in August 2018 when she skipped school for the first three weeks

Gul Makai movie review: Inspiring story of Malala Yousafzai is better documented in source material than this biopic
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Gul Makai movie review: Inspiring story of Malala Yousafzai is better documented in source material than this biopic

The script of Gul Makai feels like a compilation of information culled from news clippings, Wikipedia, and books on Malala Yousafzai.