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How the lightsaber was born

A set decorator who worked on the original Star Wars film has described the moment the lightsaber was born. Roger Christian told a BBC documentary how the weapon was created from the handle of a 1940s press camera found in a photography shop. The blockbuster was shot at Elstree Studios, Hertfordshire, and the latest film […]

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The choir that can never sing together

People with the genetic condition cystic fibrosis (CF) are all told by their doctors not to meet each other. Any physical contact poses a serious cross infection risk. But a group of people who have the condition have managed to form a choir and record a song. Video by Daniel Gordon Composite sequence courtesy of […]

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V Festival: 'No police stationed' at 2017 event

Image copyright PA No police were stationed inside V Festival in 2017 because of a dispute over money, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme understands. The organisers, Festival Republic, refused to pay the cost of special police services at the 50,000-strong event, Chelmsford City Council documents show. There were also concerns over the vetting of staff […]

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Hollywood's perfectly pitched film franchise

Image copyright Universal Pitch Perfect 3 is outstanding. Quite literally. Not only is the third instalment of the successful film franchise highly entertaining – but also highly unusual for Hollywood. Seeing an all-female ensemble cast in a storyline where the main objective isn’t finding a boyfriend is something you don’t often see. Which is perhaps […]