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THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

They’re outrageous and inspire obsessional devotion. But what makes The Rocky Horror Picture Show – and others like it – truly cult films? Tom Brook takes a look. By Tom Brook The night of Thursday 14 August 1975 was a stormy one in London, with dreadful thunderstorms and record rainfall. But amid the wet weather a pop culture phenomenon was …

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AWARD WINNING FILMS IN AUGUST

AfriDocs continues in its tradition of screening some of the top documentaries from across Africa and the globe with a month of award winning films. This weekly documentary strand, flighting on [ED] Channel 190 and GoTV on Thursdays at 19:55 Central African Time is your one destination for the most powerful and moving television on your screen. The AfriDocs selectors …

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EXPOSING AGATHA CHRISTIE

Agatha Christie: Experts have discovered a secret formula to unmask killers in author’s books. Marking the 125th anniversary of the birth of Christie, the TV channel Drama assembled a team of people to try to find patterns in the books. By Ian Johnston Experts believe they have worked out a formula to help reveal the killer in Agatha Christie’s novels …

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WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING

Inside the complicated world of online wildlife trafficking. You’ve heard of Cecil’s dentist killer, but for many other lions, elephants, rhinos and tens of thousands of other exotic animals, internet marketplaces like eBay and Craigslist are the biggest threat. By Mary Catherine O’Connor If you live in the continental US, have $4,850 and an internet connection, this large, full-body, mounted …

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PAUL MASON: POST-CAPITALISM

Post-capitalism: A Guide to Our Future by Paul Mason review – engagingly written, but confused. Paul Mason’s vision of a post-capitalist world is rooted in a dated ideology and short on specifics. By Chris Mullin At a time when, despite the occasional hiccup, market forces appear to be triumphant everywhere, up pops Channel 4’s economics editor, Paul Mason, to predict …

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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION

Tom Cruise still does all his own stunts, and Rebecca Ferguson’s femme fatale is a marvel, but the new Mission: Impossible is strictly by-the-numbers stuff. By Jonathan Romney Five films and nearly 20 years into the Mission: Impossible movie franchise, it’s still hard not to feel nostalgic for the original 60-70s TV series, the most rigorously formulaic thriller show ever. …