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British Films

Live and let drive

It's a big year for James Bond. With his 23rd film and the 50th birthday of Dr No, 007-mania is bigger than ever, particularly in auction houses. But do you have the cash to buy a Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5? Andy Round talks to the collectors and dealers and finds out why classic Bondis always golden.

Saturday, 1 September, 2012, 1:37am

French Diva of Chanson

Jean Thorel conducts singer Mouron (left), pianist Terry Truck and the City Chamber Orchestra of HK performing 20 Parisian hit songs including La Vie En Rose and Je Ne Regrette Rien. A Le French May programme. Apr 23-24, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$300, HK$450 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2864 2156

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

BOOK (1973)

Fear of Flying by Erica Jong Holt, Rinehart and Winston

Since its publication in 1973, Erica Jong's debut novel has sold more than 20 million copies and is now considered a classic second-wave feminist text. Jong turns 70 this year and Fear of Flying, which propelled her to fame, remains the most popular of her 20 books.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Sampling Rampling

While she's now known as one of the leading actresses of her generation, Charlotte Rampling had once hoped for a quieter, more scholastic life.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Tough Mr Bond can steal the bonus

After six months of competition, the 1010 Happy Valley Million Challenge will come down to its usual nail-biting finish at the city course tonight, with horses who are not in contention standing in the way of the front-runners and Mr Bond looking a great chance to steal the main prize.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (read by Paul Ansdell) Long Barn Books (audiobook)

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Dickens' super-bad guys

'I like villains because they have a plan, no matter how twisted. They're motivated'

Russell Crowe - film actor

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hamlet

Hamlet Fringe Studio

Poor Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Shakespeare gave them short shrift when he wrote Hamlet, but the Perilous Mouths production about to open at the Fringe Studio dispenses with them altogether.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Adaptations reveal the bear facts about books

Early last month, I took my four year-old daughter to see the KidsFest stage performance of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, based on the book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. We have Helen Oxenbury's I Can and I Hear, two of her books for babies, but had not yet read Bear Hunt. We managed to borrow the book from a mummy-friend.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (read by Alex Jennings) Penguin Books (Audiobook)

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

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