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The Archers returns with a lockdown twist

Image caption The coronavirus has given Kirsty, played by Annabel Dowler, a lucky escape. The Archers will return to Radio 4 on Monday, with a “new style” forced upon the show by the coronavirus lockdown. Large cast recordings with interaction between multiple characters have been scrapped in favour of monologues recorded at the actors’ homes. […]

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Prince Charles issues warning on the arts

Image copyright ReutersImage caption The prince is patron of the Royal Opera and president of the Royal Ballet amongst other positions The Prince of Wales has raised concerns about how orchestras and theatres will survive the coronavirus crisis. Many theatres and concert halls are struggling after closing their doors during lockdown, with no clear indication […]

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Hana Kimura: Netflix star and Japanese wrestler dies at 22

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Kimura was one of six cast members on Japanese reality TV show Terrace House before filming was suspended Hana Kimura, a professional Japanese wrestler who appeared in the latest series of Netflix’s reality show Terrace House, has died at the age of 22. Stardom Wrestling, Kimura’s organisation, confirmed the news […]

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Mory Kanté: African music star dies aged 70

Image copyright AFPImage caption Mory Kanté was of one West Africa’s best-known musicians The singer Mory Kanté, who helped bring African music to world audiences with hits like Yéké Yéké, has died in Guinea. Kanté died in hospital on Friday in the capital, Conakry, aged 70, his son Balla Kanté told the AFP news agency. […]