London semi where North Korean Supreme leader's man keeps watch… on The X Factor North Korean embassy is based near Acton Town tube station in a bay-windowed 1920s homeCarry On star Sid James lived down the same streetThe wife of Korean ambassador Hyon Hak Bong went out shopping as normal on Friday despite tensions in North Korea By Mail On Sunday Reporter PUBLISHED: 21:02 GMT, 6 April 2013 | UPDATED: 21:47 GMT, 6 April 2013 There is an unlikely corner of England that is forever North Korea. To get there, turn left out of Acton Town Tube station, right at the BP garage and walk past the cricket ground, but not quite as far as the mock-Tudor semi with the blue plaque where Carry On star Sid James lived
India becomes latest nation to succumb to S&M craze as conservative nation opens up about sex | UPDATED: 12:06 GMT, 15 December 2012 India may have a reputation as a conservative society where sex is still a taboo subject, but that image could be fading fast. The Asian giant is yet another nation to be swept up in the Fifty Shades of Grey craze, with the best-selling erotic trilogy encouraging S&M fans to come out of the closet for the first time
Olympics and Diamond Jubilee beat big-hitters Downton and X Factor to become most-watched TV programmes of the yearCultural and sporting events triumphed over usual favouritesClosing Ceremony was most-watched show since records began in 1981 | UPDATED: 11:19 GMT, 13 December 2012 Half of the most watched programmes of the year were sporting or cultural events, according to figures released yesterday. The London Games, Euro 2012, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee were among the most popular, eclipsing traditional audience winners such as The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing. The Olympics Closing Ceremony in August was the most-watched programme of the year – attracting an average audience of 24.5 million, according to the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board.
Patrick Moore and why knowledge trumps the vacuous appeal of celebrity | UPDATED: 07:37 GMT, 11 December 2012 The passing of Patrick Moore, stargazer, great British eccentric and professional grump, leaves David Attenborough as the last survivor of the golden age of telly-teachers. For half a century, the small screen, and especially the BBC portion of it, boasted a galaxy of presenters whose unembarrassed mission was to deliver sparkling lectures on things they knew a lot about: astronomy, wildlife, science, history, art, gardening. Their programmes were unlike almost anything nowadays, on two counts
Paramedics called to performance of Shakespeare after drunken student actors began staggering on stage and smashed up the set Sussex University student actors staggered on stage and had to be held up by their friends 'Lady Macbeth smashed a glass jug on the ground' Student Union investigating incident after ambulance was called for actress in her early 20s | UPDATED: 14:45 GMT, 9 December 2012 Enlarge Paramedics were called to a drunken Shakespeare show performed by Sussex University students Paramedics were called to help student actors who had more than their fair share of Dutch courage before a Shakespeare performance, which saw them staggering on stage and smashing up the set. The boozed-up thespians, members of the Sussex University Drama Society (SUDS), had deliberately downed drinks just minutes before their show which featured scenes from Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream. One audience member told The Badger, the student newspaper for Sussex University: 'I saw Lady Macbeth smash a glass jug on the ground.' Others reported the director had to take one actor off stage after he entered at the wrong scene, during the show at a bar in Falmer, East Sussex
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Naturists accuse BBC of major 'cover-up' by putting clothes on the actors in Andrew Marr's History Of The World British Naturism says the BBC has 'admitted to falsification of history' The programme depicts past civilisations in costumes which BN says are inconsistent with historical evidenceThe BBC says they are taking into account the 'sensitivities of the widest possible audience' | UPDATED: 10:45 GMT, 28 November 2012 Naturists have accused the BBC of falsifying history by covering up actors in their portrayal of civilisations that would have been naked in Andrew Marr’s History of the World.