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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Warner Bros Pictures  
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (12A)
Wise wizard Gandalf The Grey recruits Bilbo Baggins to join a 13-strong company of dwarves who intend to reclaim their lost gold from the dragon Smaug in his mountain lair. Excitedly, Bilbo accompanies dwarf leader Thorin Oakenshield and his troops - on a perilous mission...
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter  
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
For the first time, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter will undergo a seasonal makeover using the actual decorations and food props seen in the most successful film series of all time. Visitors will see firsthand how the vast Christmas feasts were created and how sets were transformed for festive scenes....
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Top Attractions Sellers (22/11/12 - 05/12/12):
1. The London Eye, 2. The View From The Shard, 3. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, 4. Thames Clippers, 5. The Original Tour

Diary: Evidence of ancient Hobbit found in London attic

How could they turn a normal sized book into three films, especially when The Hobbit's producers originally planned it as one and later two instalments? Turns out director Peter Jackson re-discovered some forgotten appendices to Lord of the Rings that gave him enough material to make another Middle Earth trilogy.

Rifling through old stuff can often be as productive as going to all that trouble of re-inventing the wheel. This week, for instance, we've learned that Natural History Museum boffins were sorting out the contents of a storeroom cupboard when they came across some fossils that are now thought to be from the oldest dinosaur yet unearthed.

But that palaeontological haul has nothing on my annual trip up to the attic to drag down the Christmas decorations.

Vital, missing football programmes appear through gaps in the beams; over by the water tank a cuddly toy dog - I think it was once my daughter's favourite - contemplates a winter swim and, defying time and gravity, there's the SIM card I lost the other week, right on top of an artefact that must be as old as the great dragon Smaug himself: the first Lord of the Rings film on something the ancients called video tape.

David Clee


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- Cinema

Marty (COLIN FARRELL) in SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS. Momentum Pictures  
Blockbuster of the Week: Seven Psychopaths (15)
Starring: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Abbie Cornish
Booze-swilling Irish scribe Marty has reached an impasse with his script entitled Seven Psychopaths...
Review | Showing at these Cinemas | Trailer
The Man With the Iron Fists. Universal Pictures  
Action Movie of the Week: The Man With The Iron Fists (18)
Starring: Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, RZA, Dave Bautista, Byron Mann
Gold Lion, leader of a fearsome band of warriors, is murdered by his ambitious successor Silver Lion...
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Rashida Jones in CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK  
Critics' Choice of the Week: Celeste & Jesse Forever (15)
Starring: Elijah Wood, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Emma Roberts
Celeste runs a successful business with her gay friend Scott analysing media trends...
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A-Z of London Cinemas, A-Z of London Films, A-Z of UK Cinemas, A-Z of UK Films, Top 10 Movies, New Films This Week, Forthcoming Releases, Interviews

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- Classical and Dance

Tango Fire: Flames of Desire, Peacock Theatre - London Theatre Tickets  
Tango Fire: Flames of Desire - Peacock Theatre
Direct from Buenos Aires, following sell-out seasons in New York, London, Barcelona, Hamburg, and Cape Town, Direct from Buenos Aires, following sell-out seasons in New York, London, Barcelona, Hamburg, and Cape Town, Argentina's hottest dance show returns to the UK with their brand new show Tango Fire - Flames of Desire....
Info and Tickets | More Classical Tickets | Opera and Dance Tickets

Top Classical and Dance Sellers (22/11/12 - 05/12/12):
1. The Nutcracker, 2. The Minotaur, 3. The Snowman, 4. Ballet Revolucion, 5. My First Cinderella

- Comedy

Eddie Izzard at the Wembley and O2 Arenas, London. Information and tickets.  
Eddie Izzard - Wembley and O2 Arenas
Regularly ranked in polls among the top British comedians of all time, Eddie Izzard can do almost anything in the funnyman business, from straight-up stand-up gags to slap-stick and comedy roles in the movies. He can even speak French...
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Top Comedy Sellers (22/11/12 - 05/12/12):
1. Michael McIntyre, 2. Richard Herring, 3. Jimmy Carr, 4. Sean Lock, 5. Micky Flanagan

- Music

Muse at the Emirates Stadium, London. Information and tickets.  
Muse - Emirates Stadium
Muse will play their biggest tour so far in a series of dates in 2013 including Ricoh Arena, Coventry, Etihad Stadium, Manchester and two nights at Emirates Stadium, London. ...
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Top Music Sellers (22/11/12 - 05/12/12):
1. Robbie Williams, 2. Stone Roses, 3. Kings of Leon, 4. Eric Clapton, 5. Michael Buble

- Theatre

Seussical, Arts Theatre - London Theatre Tickets  
Seussical - Arts Theatre
Seussical tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to a butter battling military school for thinking too many "thinks."...
Info and Tickets | More Musical Tickets | More Play Tickets

Top Theatre Sellers (22/11/12 - 05/12/12):
1. The Phantom of the Opera, 2. Les Miserables, 3. Shrek the Musical, 4. Billy Elliot, 5. Singin' In The Rain


Dynamo: Magician Impossible Series 2 Competition  
Dynamo: Magician Impossible Series 2 Competition
Dynamo, is the most exciting British magician to emerge in decades, combines his amazing sleight-of-hand skills with mind-blowing magic in four extraordinary episodes, which broke all viewing records when it aired on Watch this summer...
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London Accommodation

Flemings Hotel Mayfair, Mayfair. 4 Star Hotel  
Flemings Hotel Mayfair - Mayfair (4* Hotel)
Located in a quiet street off Piccadilly the Flemings Hotel Mayfair, London is ideal for your break in the capital. Situated in central Mayfair the hotel is just a short walk from many attractions including Bond Street, Buckingham Palace, Regent Street and Hyde Park...
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Ascot Hyde Park Hotel, Paddington. 2 Star Hotel  
Ascot Hyde Park Hotel - Paddington (2* Hotel)
Ascot Hyde Park Hotel is located in one of the most popular areas of London, within a short walk of a number of famous tourist attractions and transport links...
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Harrow Hall, Harrow (Quality Rooms)  
Harrow Hall - Harrow (Quality Rooms)
Harrow Hall is a pleasant place to stay for visitors to London who are looking for modern accommodation in a peaceful setting. While at Harrow Hall you can enjoy the benefits of staying outside Central London, which include nice green spaces and a more laid back atmosphere...
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Hyde Park Apartments, Bayswater (3 Star Studios)  
Hyde Park Apartments - Bayswater (3* Studios)
Live like a Londoner by staying at Hyde Park Apartments, a range of contemporary studio apartments that enable you to come and go as you please. This freedom is conveniently combined with the assistance of a hotel-style reception where you can keep valuables in the safe or store luggage for free before check in...
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Top Hotel Sellers (22/11/12 - 05/12/12):
1. Holly House Hotel London - Victoria (2 Star B&B), 2. Lord Jim Hotel - Earls Court (3 Star Hotel), 3. Romanos Hotel - Victoria (2 Star B&B), 4. Forest Gate Hotel - Forest Gate (1 Star Hotel), 5. Arriva Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star Hotel)

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