“People are going to music streaming services and we are seeing younger people turning off the radio,” says Gill Hind, an analyst at Enders. “But a lot of streaming is taking the place of listening to collections and CDs, not necessarily directly substituting live radio listening. Young people are still tuning in but they are listening for shorter periods each week. There are so many alternative options out there, from YouTube and gaming to Netflix and streaming music.” … [Read more...] about Is streaming killing the radio star?
Piers Wenger, controller of BBC Drama, said young people’s opinions and the challenges they are experiencing are always a source of great drama. “Young people’s lives now more than ever are complicated and confusing and yet they are exerting agency on the world and that I think makes them – and their stories – relevant to all of us,” he said. “I’ve always felt that everyone would be fascinated by Normal People.” … [Read more...] about ‘It’s radical’: how Sally Rooney’s Normal People caught a TV moment
He acted prolifically thereafter, with highlights including the subterranean chiller C.H.U.D. (1984), the coming-of-age story Heaven Help Us, released in the UK as Catholic Boys, and Martin Scorsese’s nocturnal screwball comedy After Hours (both 1985). In the same year he starred in the BBC version of Tender is the Night, adapted by Dennis Potter, and played Geraldine Page’s son in the Oscar-winning drama The Trip to Bountiful. He was an FBI agent in Betrayed, a thriller about white supremacists, and a theatre director who becomes romantically involved with two friends in the tearjerker Beaches (both 1988). … [Read more...] about John Heard obituary
In 1946, Jourdan married Berthe Frédérique (known as Quique) and went to Los Angeles, having been persuaded by the movie mogul David O Selznick that he would be able to make more of himself in Hollywood than he ever could in Paris. He shone in his first American film, The Paradine Case (1947), directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Gregory Peck. This was followed by Max Ophüls’s masterly Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948), based on the story by Stefan Zweig. Jourdan played the debonair, womanising pianist with whom Joan Fontaine falls hopelessly and tragically in love. He invested the performance with a vulnerability that saved his character from being simply caddish. … [Read more...] about Louis Jourdan obituary
“To be honest, as his big brother, I wanted him to sit this one out,” Joel Smollett Jr said. “But we realized this night is an important part of Jussie’s healing. He’s been a fighter since he was a baby. He fought his attackers that night, and he continues to fight.” … [Read more...] about ‘I’m the gay Tupac’: Jussie Smollett plays first concert since alleged attack