Sky Arts

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Julian Fellowes turns Half a Sixpence rewrite Kipps into winning fun
In a surprisingly class-conscious stage adaptation of the HG Wells-inspired musical from the Downton Abbey creator on Sky, Charlie Stemp radiates kindly innocence

Michael Billington

30, Dec, 2021 @1:48 PM

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‘It’s better than sex’: why singing is second nature to us all
The tenor Nicky Spence says he can teach even the roughest of diamonds to sing

Mark Brown

03, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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ENO calls on world’s worst warblers to prove anyone can sing
Voice coaches at English National Opera want applicants who ‘cannot sing for toffee’ for new TV series

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

03, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Poly Styrene's inspiring sensitivity should be the true legacy of punk
Mixed race, with braces on her teeth, Poly broke the mould of UK punk. A new documentary explores her struggle to find meaning in the Day-Glo chaos of modern life

Rachel Aggs

05, Mar, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Charles Hazlewood: 'I’ve had the most tormented, feverish relationship with Beethoven'
The conductor on his deep connection with the composer, his love of krautrock, and why the music industry is in the dark ages when it comes to disability

Fiona Maddocks

07, Feb, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Gospel choir celebrate everyday heroes in a gritty nativity remake
Alternative story of Bethlehem’s lowly key workers was made in a day on a shoestring budget. Now it’s getting a TV showcase

Joanna Moorhead

29, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Nude art installation in London marks Sky Arts becoming free
Spencer Tunick’s art installation took place in Alexandra Palace

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

16, Sep, 2020 @11:01 PM

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With the BBC at bay, Sky embraces the possibilities of the arts on TV
Following a similar strategy to their sports output, the broadcaster plans to make Sky Arts available to all - a move which may worry their rivals

Mark Lawson

28, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Sky Arts to become free to watch from September
Director Philip Edgar-Jones says channel’s mission is to ‘champion and celebrate creativity’

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

27, Jul, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Celebrities strike a pose from home for Sky Arts portrait painting show
Programme invites audiences to submit work to take part in the show’s new weekly format

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

23, Apr, 2020 @10:09 AM

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Dinner for One: the British comedy Germans have been laughing at for years
The 1960s TV sketch airs in the UK for the first time, decades after it became integral to New Year’s Eve for Europeans

Stefanie Bolzen

30, Dec, 2018 @9:05 AM

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Beloved Freddie Frinton skit to air on UK TV for first time
Dinner for One sketch was instant hit when it aired in 1972 and has achieved cult status

Esther Addley and Josie Le Blond in Berlin

15, Dec, 2018 @7:00 AM

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