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Rolling Stones front man, Mick Jagger, has quietly pursued a second career as an actor on the big screen. We discover that his film career has rather been more hit and miss than his fame would suggest.

Open air theatre has become an increasingly popular part of family life during the summer. It's chance to encounter some imaginative performances while enjoying a picnic. We spoke to East Anglian-based actor Hayley Evenett about the joys of performing in the great outdoors.

Film-maker Danny Boyle's latest film Yesterday is a collaboration with romantic comedy legend Richard Curtis and tells the story of a young musician who through a quirk of fate finds himself reintroducing the music of The Beatles to the world. We spoke to Danny about the film and the joys of shooting in Suffolk

Richard Curtis, the writer who gave the world Blackadder and Four Weddings and a Funeral, has just finished work on Yesterday which celebrates the allure of pop stardom, the music of The Beatles and the beauty of the Suffolk coast. We spoke to him about assembling this heady cocktail

Judy Garland remains one of the legends of Hollywood. Fifty years after her death, her star continues to shine, but, she was also self-destructive and was the architect of her own downfall. But, did she need to surrender to her demons to produce her best work?

Lowestoft is gearing up for 24 hours of fun and entertainment as they a stage a multi-arts festival to celebrate the midsummer solstice. We take a look at the events lined up for the groundbreaking First Light Festival

Southwold is staging its sixth Arts Festival later this month. We take a look at a diverse line-up which will provide eight days of community entertainment

The original Star Wars films are still the multi-layered gold standard which all new Star wars films must be measured. Sadly, for some the new films fall far short of the mark

Queen Victoria has cast a long shadow over the histiry of Britain and it is not surprising she has been portrayed on screen more than any other monarch but who makes the best Queen Vic? We take a look at films featuring Anna Neagle, Judi Dench, Emily Blunt, even Peter Sellers

Shakespeare is synonymous with Stratford Upon Avon and The Globe theatre but as an actor he was frequently on tour and research has unearthed records of his visits to Suffolk

The Brat Pack were 'The' movie phenomena of the early 80s. They were a group of young talented actors who found themselves drawn into the orbit of National Lampoon writer and film-maker John Hughes.

Want to know who's pretty in pink or what Ferris Bueller did on his day off? Here's The Heaven guide to the must see Brat Pack movies

What makes a great British film? Something that captures the essence of the British character or sense of humour. Which of these Great British Films have you seen?

Folk East continues to grow in size and sature as one of the most eclectic folk festivals in the country. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at this year's tempting bill of fare

There's something oddly romantic about timeless tales of masked highwaymen. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to writer-director Cordelia Spence about East Anglia's very own Dick Turpin

Richard Curtis new feelgood movie Yesterday was largely filmed in East Anglia. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the trailer and finds out what we know so far

Norfolk's Olivia Colman provided the Oscars with one of the biggest surprises of the night but by and large this year's Oscar ceremony was about making amends, spreading the love and sticking up for cinema. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the wins & disappointments

Will Lady Gaga be recognised for her performance in A Star is Born or will Glenn Close win her first ever award? Our arts editor gives his views on this year's Oscars.

This month it's 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash aged just 22. Our arts editor takes a look back at other stars we lost before their time, from Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston.

What was the best Beatles era, the lovable mop-top fab four of the early 60s or the long-haired, moustached experimental musicians of the late 60s? Andrew Clarke and Judy Rimmer come together to disagree

Vice; dir: Adam McKay; starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Jesse Plemons, Alison Pill, Lily Rabe, Tyler Perry, LisaGay Hamilton, Justin Kirk, Eddie Marsan. Cert: 15

The Oscar nominations have been announced. We take a look at the contenders and the controversies.

New play delves into the stories behind some of our region's most fascinating unexplained phenomena.

Stan and Ollie is not a conventional Laurel and Hardy bio-pic. Our reviewer was impressed with this big screen exploration of friendship

Sex, scandal and sensational headlines have always proved a potent combination to storytellers both in print and on film. We take a look at Hugh Jackman's new film The Front Runner and find unexpected links with the John Profumo movie Scandal

Oscar season is now underway. With the Golden Globes awarded and the BAFTA nominations released, the fight for Oscar glory is now underway. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the likely winners and losers in this year's awards tussle

Following her second Golden Globe win arts editor Andrew Clarke tracks the diverse career of Norfolk's Olivia Colman

In October, Doctor Who returned to our screens full of groundbreaking optimism. Jodie Whittaker was the first female Doctor and Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall had become the new showrunner. As the final episode of the year transmits this weekend, Steve Russell and Andrew Clarke have different feelings about the show they love

Christmas telly schedules have been unveiled hoping to add some seasonal sparkle to some dark nights but Arts editor Andrew Clarke is rather underwhelmed by the lack of imagination

Political satire has a long, distinguished history in this country. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Private Eye's Ian Hislop and Nick Newman about their new play which shines a spotlight on a publisher who survived three libel trials in three days

Queen with larger-than-life front man Freddie Mercury are one of rock's most iconic bands, responsible for countless chart hits and a memorable live show. But, does the new bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody capture the spirit of this groundbreaking group? Arts editor Andrew Clarke gets a front row seat to find out

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

The music industry and Hollywood have always enjoyed a very close relationship. The movies have always provided the launch pad for a star's quest for the big time. Here, Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks at some of the more successful collaborations between the music charts and the movie box office

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Elisabeth Frink was one of East Anglia's leading artists, who died in 1993 at the young age of 62. The Sainsbury Centre in Norwich has put together an extensive retrospective of her work. Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks at the work on display.

Strictly Come Dancing is once again dominating the headlines - both on and off the telly pages and here Andrew Clarke argues that it's a sparkle of sunshine in an otherwise drab world

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Doctor Who returns this weekend and it's all change. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at what makes this most British of programmes so special

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Bradley Cooper directs the fourth adaptation of classic film A Star is Born.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

East Anglian landscape photographer Brian Beaney has been offered a major retrospective by theRoyal Photographic Society. Arts editor Andrew Clarke went to meet him and was bowled over by the fact that the world is no longer as it seems

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

The Emmy awards, America's TV Oscars, rewarded a lot of British talent this week. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at how Britain has become a major player, not only in Hollywood but in US TV as well.

The musical Once has proved itself to be a contemporary classic that tells an aspirational story full of tears and laughter. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to director Peter Rowe and the cast as the play opens the New Wolsey's autumn season

HighTide opens next week and Suffolk writer and musician Tallulah Brown is unveiling her new play Songlines, which combines the joys of theatre with that of a live gig. She talks to arts editor Andrew Clarke

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Time can be cruel. Some of our biggest stars can disappear from our memories in what apears to be little more than a blink of an eye. But, for some, their appeal is timeless. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at what turns a star into an icon

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

Laurel and Hardy remain one of cinema's best-loved double acts. Now, the story of Stan Laurel, the brains behind the partnership, is coming to the stage. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to actor Jeffery Holland about his love for Stan's comic invention

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

Photographer Owen Clarke enjoys painting with light as he creates colourful images which capture the majesty of the East Anglian landscape. Arts editor Andrew Clarke meets him on a field trip to Felixstowe Ferry

With The Beano celebrating it's 80th birthday this summer, Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at different forms of comics and explores the rise the graphic novel. He examines how this increasingly important form of storytelling has blossomed into an art-form of its own

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Robert Redford has announced his retirement from acting. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the standout movies of his career. It's a diverse selection.

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