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  • Patrick McGoohan: The spy who started it all

     Patrick McGoohan: The spy who started it all
    There's never been a TV series quite like "The Prisoner," which premiered in England in 1967 and debuted in the U.S. the summer of 1968 on CBS. Best described as James Bond meets George Orwell filtered through Franz Kafka, the cult series revolved...
  • Complete list of Summer Sneaks films

    APRIL 30 The M Word At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....
  • Feature Film Company Relaunches as Production, Finance Company

    LONDON -- Mick Southworth and Martin McCabe have relaunched the Feature Film Company, which was formerly a distributor in the U.K., as a production, finance and consultancy company. Omeira Partners, the company's funding partner, is providing a...
  • Cannes: Thompson's Sunray, Schamus and X Filme Team for 'Alone in Berlin'

    PARIS - Sunray Films, the new sales-production company of Alison Thompson, is teaming with James Schamus and Stefan Arndt's Berlin-based X Filme on a big-screen English-language adaptation of celebrated anti-Nazi novel "Alone in Berlin." "Alone in...
  • The No. 1 Swiss tennis player? It's not who you think

    The No. 1 Swiss tennis player? It's not who you think
    The Swiss are represented in men's tennis at this year's BNP Paribas Open by Stanislas Wawrinka and that other guy. Wawrinka won the recent Australian Open and is now No. 3 in the world rankings. The other guy becomes Mr. Avis in Switzerland now, and as...
  • 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,' 'Merrily We Roll Along' Lead Olivier Noms

    LONDON -- Musical "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and the revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" lead the Olivier Awards race with seven noms each. They are followed by "Once," "The Book of Mormon" and "The Scottsboro Boys," each...
  • George Saunders wins first-ever Folio Prize

    George Saunders' short story collection "Tenth of December" was named the winner of the first-ever Folio Prize in London on Monday. The prize is worth more than $65,000. Lavinia Greenlaw, chairwoman of the judges, said: "George Saunders’ stories...
  • Al Qaeda training: poisoning dogs and rabbits, building shoe bombs

    Al Qaeda training: poisoning dogs and rabbits, building shoe bombs
    NEW YORK -- Saajid Badat had been through all the training, from firing weapons while riding a motorcycle to watching dogs and rabbits, trapped under glass, die slow, agonizing deaths as he learned poisoning techniques.    He had laughed with other Al...
  • Vatican to debate teachings on divorce, birth control, gay unions

    Contraception, cohabitation, divorce, remarriage and same-sex unions: They're issues that pain and puzzle Roman Catholics who want to be true to both their church and themselves. Now those issues are about to be put up for debate by their leader, a...
  • Guest Column: On the humbling nature of coincidence

    Guest Column: On the humbling nature of coincidence
    "Rumpole, your nose is always buried in The Times at breakfast time," I heard Hilda’s scolding voice say on the car radio. And the usual bored, irritated response from her husband, Horace: “I’m reading the obituary of Cole Porter,”...
  • For Gugu Mbatha-Raw and period dramas, it's a breakthrough 'Belle'

     For Gugu Mbatha-Raw and period dramas, it's a breakthrough 'Belle'
    Think of it as the corset drama unlaced. Directed by Amma Asante from a screenplay by Misan Sagay, the new film "Belle" features a breakthrough performance for actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the title role of Dido Elizabeth Belle. Born the illegitimate...