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Best Sherlock Holmes on TV? Elementary! Jeremy Brett, who died 25 years ago, captured the master sleuth perfectly, says Damian Thompson, an obsessive fan
The critic who cared too much - Ian Nairn wrote brilliantly about buildings, made glorious TV – and drowned his sorrows too deeply, remembers Jonathan Meades
Sergeant Elvis Presley finished his service in Germany sixty years ago – and became a greater singer, says Andrew M Brown
Eighty years ago, there was plenty of Blitz spirit, says Joshua Levine. There was also lots of crime, terror and illicit sex
As Spitting Image returns, producer John Lloyd recalls how the show was nearly banned
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