Monthly Archives: December 2005

Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs lead UK music revival

By Ray Bennett LONDON – It might not mean another British pop invasion, but England is swinging these days more than it has in years with world-beating acts including Coldplay, Gorillaz, the Kaiser Chiefs, Girls Aloud, balladeer James Blunt and … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: Thomas Hardy’s ‘Under the Greenwood Tree’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – ITV’s screen adaptation of “Under the Greenwood Tree” misses the point of Thomas Hardy’s slim but evocative novel by a country mile so that if it was a bland and predictable rural English tale they … Continue reading

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