TV series show: ‘The Crown’ looks at turbulent decade for Queen Elizabeth II
18 November 2022 | 10:22 am
Olivia Salazar-Winspear and Dheepthika Laurent chat about the highly anticipated fifth season of Netflix series "The Crown", which is being released just weeks after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. It looks at the troubled 1990s, from the queen's "annus horribilis" to the tragic death of Princess Diana.
Its dark depiction of high school life had some critics concerned that "Euphoria" delved a little too deep into some troubling themes. As the series' second season hits screens, Yena Lee tells us why the Zendaya-fronted show makes for a stylish exploration of contemporary struggles with drug use and sexuality, and how it does not shy away from complex or controversial subject matter.
Netflix has taken the real-life story of phony New York socialite Anna Delvey, aka Anna Sorokin, and turned it into the series "Inventing Anna". Our TV critic Yena Lee tells us why the news reports are in fact much more interesting than the fictionalised show.
From "Servant of the People", the show that launched the political career of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, to "Pachinko", a multi-generational saga about a Korean family living under Japanese occupation, our critic Alison Sargent speaks to Eve Jackson about what's hot on the small screen this month.
Almost exactly a year after she lost her beloved husband, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is preparing for the culmination of celebrations marking her Platinum Jubilee. Her reign has now entered an unprecedented eighth decade. Elizabeth ascended the throne in February 1952 following the death of her father. We discuss her life and legacy to date with Robert Hardman, author of "Queen of Our Times: The Life of Queen Elizabeth II".
As Britain celebrates its monarch's 70 years on the throne, we take a look at how Queen Elizabeth II has been portrayed on screen – including her one and only film appearance alongside another British icon. We also hear from actress Kate Winslet, who spoke to our team in Cannes about gender equality in the film industry.
The Queen will miss a service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral on Friday due to feeling poorly, the Buckingham Palace said. The UK is celebrating the Queen's historic 70 years on the throne.
Buckingham Palace officials issued a statement on Thursday confirming the 96-year-old, who is at her Balmoral residence in Scotland, is suffering from health problems requiring her doctors' intervention.
People around the world and in Britain are mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the U.K.'s longest-reigning monarch and one of the most enduring royal personalities the world has known. She died Thursday at the age of 96.
Queen Elizabeth II had a special relationship with Africa. She turned 21 on a visit to South Africa and was in Kenya when her father died and she ascended the throne. As the British monarch, she undertook numerous tours of Africa.
Starting with Winston Churchill, Queen Elizabeth saw 15 prime ministers — just. Her final act was replacing a cheerful moral vacuum with a poser with no panache.
Queen Elizabeth II's death has led to glowing tributes from leaders across Africa but also criticism of the monarch and her country's colonial legacy on a continent where Britain has a long checkered history.
From politics to sports and culture, events have been canceled or rescheduled as the national mourning period for the queen begins. Here are some of the major activities that have been called off.
36 mins ago
Repeated droughts experienced by Iraq for the past three years are accentuating the rural exodus underway throughout the country. No longer able to work on their land due to rapid desertification, farmers are moving to the cities. In oil-rich Basra, the country's economic powerhouse, these farmers end up in slums, often going without basic services.
36 mins ago
An NGO is trying to bring access to reliable electricity by implementing small solar systems to make villages independent from the national grid. Importantly, they also show locals how to maintain the systems.
36 mins ago
The health of millions of people in Lebanon — especially children — is at risk because of a limited supply of safe water, Unicef has warned. The water crisis, which is largely because of a severe lack of electricity, is also affecting hospitals, health centres and schools.
1 hour ago
A seven-hour drive southwest of the Tunisian capital lies Chott el-Djerid, north Africa's largest salt lake and the setting for the thirteenth edition of Tunis Fashion Week. The youngest designer participating, 18-year-old Haroun Ghanmi, celebrates the Tunisian techno scene, while fellow designer Yousra Sen creates one-of-a-kind pieces.
1 hour ago
In Cuba, the socialist project begun by revolutionary hero and former president Fidel Castro is teetering on the verge of failure.
1 hour ago
The Church, which employees around 800,000 people in Germany, has changed its labor laws so that people can no longer be fired for being in a same-sex relationship or remarrying after divorce.