Hollywood star Olivia de Havilland dies at 104
27 July 2020 | 1:11 pm
Golden age Hollywood star Olivia de Havilland dies at 104, her agent said. She starred in "Gone with the Wind" and was a two-time Oscar winner.
6 Feb 2022
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news, including "Red Rocket", the story of a washed-up porn star from indie powerhouse director Sean Baker. He's known for his movies about the often impoverished members of the American underclass. Baker's film "Tangerine", shot on an iPhone, centered on Black transgender sex workers, while Oscar nominee "The Florida Project" offered a look at life living in a motel.
6 Feb 2022
From the Cannes festival of short films, to a trip through the history of movie, space and special effects and a stop at Hollywood on the Baltic, we bring you a show all about film. We start in Lithuania, where financial incentives, tax rebates, versatile locations and experienced crews are bringing filmmakers to the capital Vilnius as the city tries to become Europe's "Little Hollywood". Also on the programme, we head to Clermont-Ferrand in the French region of Auvergne for the world's largest festival dedicated to short films.
26 Mar 2022
Baky Meïté is a former captain of the Ivory Coast rugby team. Back in the spring of 2020, he put his rugby career on hold to work as a janitor in a geriatric hospital in Paris. He has now published a book, "Les Chiffons Bleus", as a tribute to his former colleagues who appear somewhat forgotten today. He joined us for Perspective.
2 Jul 2022
Latvian singer Intars Busulis had millions of fans in Russia and a successful concert career. But he has given all that up now. He is writing pro-peace songs and using social media to try to show Russians what is happening in Ukraine. The move has come at some cost.
9 Jul 2022
US gold medal Olympian Brittney Griner is on trial in Russia after police allegedly found cannabis vape canisters in her luggage. The basketball star said she had no intention of breaking the law.
14 Jul 2022
The cost of climate adaptation for some African nations could be more than five times the amount they currently spend on healthcare. A report by the development agency Tearfund looked at 11 countries on the continent as poorer nations struggle to respond to the climate emergency. Meanwhile, young people in Kenya are feeling little motivation to vote ahead of elections in August, and tennis star Ons Jabeur returns home to Tunisia to a cheering crowd.
22 Jul 2022
Magnus Carlsen will not defend his world championship in 2023 against Russia's Ian Nepomniachtchi as he is not motivated to play another match, the Norwegian five-time champion said in a podcast on Wednesday.
2 Aug 2022
'She hopes she could be coming home' - lawyer at US basketball star drugs trial
5 Aug 2022
The court handed Griner a nine-year sentence after finding she committed the crime "deliberately," despite her pleas that it was an "honest mistake." The US has made Russia a prisoner swap offer for the basketball star.
The Latvian pop star who left Russian fans behind to stand with Ukraine. Latvian singer Intars Busulis had millions of fans in Russia and a successful concert career. But he has given all that up now. He is writing pro-peace songs and using social media to try to show Russians what is happening in Ukraine.
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Australia will replace the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on its $5 banknote with a new design to reflect and honor the history of its Indigenous culture. King Charles III will feature on Australian coins, though.
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