JODIE FOSTER stars as Erica Bain in Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures psychological thriller The Brave One, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Abbot Genser. ©2006 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.--U.S., Canada, Bahamas & Bermuda - ©2006 Village Roadshow Films (BVI) Limited

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The Brave One

JODIE FOSTER stars as Erica Bain and NAVEEN ANDREWS as David in a scene from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures psychological thriller The Brave One, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Abbot GenserIn a society riven by chaos, where citizens are afraid to walk the streets, who should accept responsibility for restoring order? The government? The police? Or the people, meeting intimidation with an even greater show of force?... Read More
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Theatre Groups

A scene from Wicked at the Apollo Victoria (©Tristram Kenton 06-07) 3 Raveley Street, London NW5 2HX. Tel: 02072675550 mobile: 07973617355. email: tristram@tristramkenton.comAre you planning a works party, school trip, birthday treat or laying on corporate hospitality? Because of our close relationship with the theatres and ticket wholesalers we are able to obtain discounts on many shows... Read More




Top Attraction Sellers:
(13/09/07 - 26/09/07)

1. London Eye
2. The First Emperor: China's Terracota Army
3. Madame Tussauds
4. Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs
5. Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace Tickets

Diary

London Mayor Creature Feature

Right from the off the natural world has taken over the London Mayoral election.

The two main candidates are current mayor Ken Livingstone, dubbed King Newt and Boris Johnson the Old English Sheepdog. At first glance, you'd think a big dog would have little trouble seeing off a slice of pond-life, but it should be remembered that the newt in question is the all-mighty slayer of Trafalgar Square's pigeons.

In contrast, if the Dulux ad was anything to go by, Boris Johnson would have trouble tearing up a roll of toilet paper.

The LibDems have yet to pick a candidate, but the favourite to win their nomination is Brian Paddick, who, as boss of the police in Brixton, championed the rights of weed.

Then there's the Green candidate, Sian 'it's in the fruity name' Berry, who faces something of a dilemma in that she would have to go against the principles of many in her party and butcher animals to win.

- David Clee

Entertainment

See below for what's currently happening in and around London:
Theatre | Music | Classical and Dance | Cinema

Theatre

Rent - Duke of York's Theatre

Rent - Duke of York's TheatreDenise Van Outen will play the role of Maureen in a new version of Rent by Jonathan Larson, opening at the Duke of York's Theatre, London, in October 2007. Based on Puccini's La Boheme, this Broadway hit broke convention when it first opened... Read More
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Top Theatre Sellers:
(13/09/07 - 26/09/07)

1. Mary Poppins
2. The Sound of Music
3. Disney's The Lion King
4. Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
5. Phantom of the Opera

Music

Ash

AshIn these days of the whoosh-up-and-down firework career, fifth albums are a rare beast. Fifth albums that are actually worth getting excited about are, of course, even rarer. Fifteen years after they formed at school in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, Ash have never sounded better. Really, they haven't...
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Top Music Sellers:
(13/09/07 - 26/09/07)


1. Gogol Bordello
2. The Cat Empire
3. Thin Lizzy
4. UB40
5. The Saw Doctors

Classical and Dance

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic OrchestraThe RPO has been celebrating its 60th anniversary in this 2006-2007 season. Those 60 years have seen the orchestra play across the world, and even have their talents enlisted to play with bands like Queen and Pink Floyd. Upcoming performances include an evening of Debussy and Ravel and songs from hit Broadway shows... Read More
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers:
(13/09/07 - 26/09/07)

1. Swan Lake
2. The Snow Queen
3. Carmen
4. Romeo And Juliet
5. The Nutcracker

Cinema

Blockbuster of the Week - The Brave One (18)

JODIE FOSTER stars as Erica Bain in Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures psychological thriller The Brave One, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Abbot GenserStarring: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews
Erica and her boyfriend are the victims of a brutal attack in a New York underpass. He dies but miraculously, she survives the physical injuries of her horrific ordeal...
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Critics' Choice of the Week - The Singer (Quand J'Etais Chanteur) (12A)

Alain Moreau (Gérard Depardieu) dancing with Marion (Cécile de France). An Artificial Eye Release. Photos: Stéphanie DI GIUSTO © 2006 - Rectangle Productions - EuropaCorp - France 3 Cinema Starring: Gerard Depardieu, Cecile de France, Mathieu Amalric
Aging singer Alain Moreau still commands an ardent fan base for his regular stints in clubs and dance halls. His manager, and also his ex-wife, Michele, guides his career as best she can, tolerating Alain's fondness for chasing a pretty face...
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Thriller of the Week - Michael Clayton (15)

Michael Clayton. © 2006 ClaytonProductions LLC.Starring: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack
Michael Clayton is a revered 'fixer' for high profile New York law firms, discreetly clearing up clients' messes. When top litigator Arthur Edens suffers a mental breakdown and apparently tries to sabotage a multi-million dollar class action, Michael is called in to avert disaster...
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See Also:
A-Z of London Films
A-Z of London Cinemas
A-Z of UK Cinemas
Top 10 Movies
New Films This Week
Forthcoming Releases
Interviews

Competition

Murder She Wrote Competition

Murder She Wrote CompetitionJessica Fletcher, professional writer and amateur detective, maintains her eternally buoyant and inquisitive air in this sixth season of Murder She Wrote, out on DVD from 10th September, courtesy of Universal Playback.

This season begins the practice of guest detective episodes, introduced by Jessica as either a story she wrote or a tale told by a friend, but starring a variety of quirky investigators, such as an ex-football player (Ken Howard), a television crime-show producer who solved crime in real life (Diana Canova) and an abrasive homicide cop (Barry Newman).

So rejoin Angela Lansbury in the season that won her the Golden Globe for Best Actress and get ready for another chapter in this collection of clever, entertaining mysteries as all 22 episodes of Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Sixth Season arrive on DVD!

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In Murder She Wrote, Jessica Fletcher is played by which of the following actresses?
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London Hotels

4 of the Best

The Radisson Edwardian Berkshire Hotel, Oxford StreetThe Radisson Edwardian Berkshire, Oxford Street (5*)
At the centre of the centre, on Oxford Street, within short walking distance of Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland and The City. Stay here and you might never need to bother with taxis and tubes.
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The Melia White House Hotel, Regents ParkThe Melia White House Hotel, Regents Park (4*)
High levels of facilities, including a health and fitness centre, and service coupled with a fine restaurant and handy central location make for an excellent choice of London hotel.
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Berjaya Eden Park Hotel, BayswaterBerjaya Eden Park Hotel, Bayswater (3*)
Close to many of London's most popular tourist destinations. Hyde Park is just a few moments away from Berjaya Eden Park Hotel and Oxford Street, and Covent Garden are just a few minutes away by tube.
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Wedgewood Hotel London, BayswaterWedgewood Hotel London, Bayswater (2*)
An attractive and friendly two star hotel. Situated a short walk away from Bayswater tube the hotel is conveniently placed to take in all that London has to offer. Wedgewood Hotel London is also within walking distance of Hyde Park, one of London's beautiful parks.
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Sienna Apartments, Clerkenwell (Budget Apartment)Access Apartments, City (Budget Apartment)
Stay at Access Apartments City if business is bringing you and up to four colleagues to the City in London, or you and family (or friends) are looking for a cheaper alternative to hotels close to St Paul's Cathedral and the British Museum
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Corus Hotel Hyde Park - Bayswater (4*)Corus Hotel Hyde Park - Bayswater (4*)
Luxurious four star accommodation in a great position overlooking Hyde Park. All of the centrally heated/air conditioned rooms have a private bathroom, as well as an in-room safe, direct dial telephone, desk, internet access, colour TV with movie channel, Playstation console...
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St Martins Lane Hotel, Covent Garden (5*)St. Martins Lane Hotel, Covent Garden (5*)
A stunning, centrally located hotel, perfect for those wanting a luxurious base for their visit to the capital. This 5 star hotel is situated close to Leicester Square Underground Station, within easy walking distance of many of London's famous landmarks.
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Top Hotels Sellers:
(13/09/07 - 26/09/07)

1. Belgrove Hotel (2 Diamond B and B)
2. Harrington Hall Hotel (4* Hotel)
3. Spring Park Hotel (Budget Rooms)
4. Shellbourne Hotel (2* Hotel)
5. 365 Studios London (Budget Rooms)

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