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  • EntertainmentThe Telegraph

    What’s on TV tonight: Whale with Steve Backshall, Boat Story and more

    Whale with Steve Backshall Sky Nature, 8pm “Ocean giants, ancient mariners,” says an awed Steve Backshall, a speck in the vast shadow of a sperm whale. It looks like something from another world, from scripture, myth and legend. As Backshall argues tonight, however, we have more in common with these majestic mammals than you might think. For this gorgeous four-part series, the naturalist dives into the fascinating world of whale behaviour. He begins in the Azores, where whales were once hunted f

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  • EntertainmentDigital Spy

    Squid Game: The Challenge producers tease season 2 possibility

    Netflix's Squid Game: The Challenge producers have teased the possibility of a second series.

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  • EntertainmentDigital Spy

    EastEnders' Joe Swash on if he'd return to soap after hosting special

    Former EastEnders star Joe Swash has opened up on the possibility of returning to the soap after hosting Christmas murder mystery special.

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  • CelebrityThe Telegraph

    The best biographies of 2023, from Burton and Taylor to Mrs Orwell

    The most startling revelation in Spare (Bantam, £28), this year’s bestselling memoir, is that the one piece of literature Prince Harry has enjoyed is Of Mice and Men. I recommend as his second book Barbra Streisand’s full-throated self-celebration My Name Is Barbra (Century, £35), which breaks the mould of the showbiz memoir in terms of candour, and weighs in at 1,000 pages, because everything Streisand does is larger than life.

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  • NewsThe Telegraph

    An eyewitness view of the blood-soaked Mau Mau rebellion

    Sixty years ago this month, the Union Flag came down in Kenya for the last time. A 250,000-strong crowd in Nairobi’s Uhuru stadium would, after two minutes, roar their approval as Kenya’s new black, green, red and white flag took its place. On its way up the pole, however, the Kenyan flag was momentarily stuck. As Nicholas Rankin relates, the then-Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip – representing Elizabeth II – “leaned across to [new prime minister Jomo] Kenyatta, smiling. ‘Do you want to change y

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  • EntertainmentPA Media: Entertainment

    Russell T Davies bids farewell to late Bernard Cribbins after Doctor Who cameo

    The TV star made a cameo appearance as Wilfred Mott in the second instalment of the trio of 60th anniversary specials.

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  • EntertainmentDigital Spy

    Doctor Who pays tribute to Bernard Cribbins as latest episode has fans in tears

    Doctor Who fans were left in tears after Saturday's (December 2) special episode paid tribute to the late Bernard Cribbins.

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