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And it’s not going to quieten down until equality has won says ROSAMUND URWIN

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People: The scientist who gained notoriety for speaking out about animal testing

07 Culture: The film that scooped Thessaloniki Film Festival audience award penned by Cypriot

17 21 Fashion: Stylish printed dresses and why they all come from London

Feminism is no longer a voice in the wilderness

Whatson: It’s time for the annual pantomime institution

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hen you write regularly about sexism, an odd thing starts happening. Emails pop into your inbox (all penned by men) demanding you stop holding forth on the globe’s ovaryowners. “Aren’t there bigger worries in the world?” they demand. Which is strange, because when I wrote only about the stock market, that didn’t seem to trouble anyone, nor have I ever heard of a football correspondent being routinely scolded for focusing on the young men who destroy lawns for a living. God forbid you touch on a lighter subject, though. For you can’t bemoan the sexism of nadvertising (which – inocidentally - often patrout nises men too), without ng one of these chaps asking ing why you aren’t devoting ding your energies to ending tion. female genital mutilation. For women can only care about one issue at a time, apparently. But what stops me, when I read one of these rants, ra and from unhooking my bra hter flusearching for some lighter ver been id is that there has never e making a less lonely time to be the case for equality. Currently, the Everyday Sexism Project is y jabs to documenting the daily m catcallthe female spirit - from ing to unequal pay - while the aign is askNo More Page 3 Campaign e newspaper ing The Sun to end the

industry’s version of a pervy uncle, whose sole purpose for staying in the paper in the age of o internet porn seems to be to annoy feminists. Last Sunday, the two campaig paigns teamed up for a comedy night – Stand up to Sexism – in London London, thus addressing another issue: the silly stereotype of the women’s libber as a humourless harridan. Mea Meanwhile, at the Royal Court, feminism underpins Lu Lucy Kirkwood’s darkly funn funny play NSFW, which sug suggests that the ’sleb ma magazines that trade in c circles of shame (A spot! A bunion! Six fi ngers like li Anne Boleyn!) can be just as cruel

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to women as lads’ mags are. Then there’s the list Woman’s Hour is currently compiling of the 100 most powerful women in the UK, which draws attention to the male domination of influential roles. In mixed-sex accolades, on average only 15 per cent of those who make the cut are women, and often some of those will owe their appearance to the man they have married. So perhaps the judges should let 15 men on to the list to ram that point home (Prince Philip, perhaps). There’s a second, even more important list that is currently being put together, too. The Women’s Room, an index of female experts, is intended to help address the lack of female voices on the radio and female faces on TV. So to those behind the email invective, I’m afraid women’s voices will only be getting louder and more numerous. We’re not going to quieten down until equality has been won.

The odds you’ll get to the end of this are not high… By Lucy Tobin They are the shops that are just for Christmas, not for life. They pop up, especially in London, shout about themselves, sell overpriced fripperies or the same stuff you can buy at their main shop around the corner. Then they disappear. Pop-up shops tell a tale of our time. It’s an attention thing. A shop now cannot open a new shop and expect us to care. It has to open one for JUST A FEW WEEKS!! for the novelty value to secure a modicum of interest. The British Medical Association can thank me in its own time but this is clearly part of a new malady that needs a name. Symptoms are profl igate. Your eyes are jumpy, your index finger involuntarily breaks into tapping movements. You read a page of a book, then get to the end and realise you have no idea what it said. And you

know there is little chance you’ll reach the end of this article. I too am a sufferer of an attention span lower than Pippa Middleton’s popularity. I started writing this sentence 15 minutes ago, but one quick alt-and-tab later and I’ve read emails from the person who sits opposite me; checked Twitter, and waved an oversized foam hand in the face of a concentrating colleague. It’s been fruitful. The cause of the Great Attention Span Escape is surely the machines conspiring against us. The TV with constant ads encouraging channel flicking, the internet with unlimited ways to waste time. Research last year found a third of consumers abandon a website if it takes between one and five seconds to load. The resultant lack of patience trickles through to daily life – people snapping at supermarket staff if they

take more than one to five seconds to scan their food, or hooting at any driver who takes one to five seconds to notice a red light has gone green. It’ll be worse for kids: a survey of secondary school teachers found threequarters reported their pupils’ attention spans were shorter than ever, and they were turning away from reading as a result. I can only be grateful that broadband wasn’t widespread until after my GCSEs - how are you meant to concentrate on getting a triple A* when there are dancing cats on youtube? Attention-deficiency is going to be the time-bomb of the future. It’s probably already the root cause of the ongoing eurozone crisis. No one can strain their brain to think about the euro disaster for long enough to fi x it. The good news is, though, if that if you’ve made it this far you’re obviously not a sufferer. Yet.

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03 DIARY by Richard Dickenson

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ver wished you were one of these who could predict the future? Ever wanted to gaze into a teacup of leafy dregs or at an upturned palm or some Tarot cards and perceive what’s to come? What an incredible talent, a gift maybe, something mystically conferred at birth to be able to know a person’s life, past and especially future, by such simple means. It really is astonishing how the fairground gypsy can peer into a glass orb and tell you about yourself, then embark, for a price of course, upon the guiding principles that will steer you safely through life. But then, priests do and have been doing that since forever so why shouldn’t the other odd charlatan, hoaxer and trickster have a cut of the cake, too? There seems to be an inexhaustible appetite for this kind of drivel. For that’s all it is. No-

one can see into the future. And even more certainly no-one can predict what is going to happen to you. The fact is that, there being no truth in any of it, absolutely anyone with a little preparation and a well practised technique can do just the same. I’ll show how easy it all is. But fi rst let me explain how it comes about that the human mind can be kidded into beliefs that all these things are possible. It starts from a basic characteristic of our species. We are all inclined to be conceited. It’s wired in. The oldest, fattest, ugliest harridan sees herself, on a good day, as a little less old, fat and ugly than others see her. We all have an inborn tendency to natural optimism. In short, we think rather better of ourselves than might actually be justified. As just two of many examples it’s been repeatedly confi rmed that over 90 per cent of

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people think they have an above average sense of humour. What is more, around 80 per cent of us are of the opinion that we are better drivers than most. These, quite clearly, are both statistical impossibilities. There are good evolutionary reasons behind all this. In a nutshell these standard delusions confer upon us a degree of confidence and a correspondingly enhanced belief in our own success and happiness. Let’s call it beneficial egotism, for that is what it is, and that is all it is. The skilled fortune-teller needs only to work on these instincts to get where he’s going. The only real skill has nothing to do with his ‘mystical powers’ and everything to do with his smooth patter. When you consult a total stranger who ‘has the magic’ you will fi rst be subjected to gently probing questions and seeming-

ly correct and rather flattering statements. “I see the letter S” (the commonest letter in the language). The ‘psychic’ is searching and chatting you up, he’s exploiting your natural egocentricity. For example, “The very fi rst thing I feel about you is that you have a strong ability towards being psychic yourself. You’ve probably noticed it in the past, the way you instinctively seem to guess right about people and what they are doing and thinking. No surprise there, if you think back you have probably been doing it all your life without realising it. And here’s another thing, you are naturally intuitive. You have a knack of being able to communicate to people things about themselves. You don’t hurt their feelings. You have a keen imagination. You are creative and easily able to discern things other people miss. You’re clearly a very caring person. And although your image is

one of being pretty laid back, inside you are really very sensitive. You have surely noticed the way you can...” And so on and on and on. Your ego is being stroked. You are eating out of someone’s hand, a hand that is feeding you utter crap. After that it’s child’s play. I put it to you, it’s remarkable, isn’t it, that brains that invented the World Wide Web can believe that some people can see into the future. It’s amazing that the human mind which has put a probe on Mars and removed blinding cataracts can still half believe that magic exists. It’s astounding that intellects that understand Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle can also believe that souls leave the body and return, fellows walk on water and that reincarnation happens? Perhaps, indeed, that is the biggest miracle of them all.

Stabbing remand

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grey heron was shot this week by poachers near the Achna dam in Famagusta, conservationists said. The bird was seen by birdwatchers with what appears to be a wing destroyed by pellet shot. BirdLife Cyprus said they notified the game fund and an effort will be made to fi nd and treat the injured bird. But the group also censured the authorities which do not appear to have taken any measures to stamp out illegal hunting in the area, dubbed poachers’ playground. At the end of October, poachers shot and killed a rare osprey using the area as a stopover on its migratory journey from northern Europe, where it breeds, to its African wintering grounds. Despite the protection status the dam has, there is a serious problem with poaching and illegal bird trapping in the area, BirdLife Cyprus said.

days in police custody were handed to a man in Limassol this week thought to have fatally stabbed an neighbour in an argument over parking. Eleftherios Constantinou allegedly stabbed and killed his 23-year-old neighbour, Apostolis Athanasiou, late on Monday night after a row over the way Athanasiou had parked his car. The victim, who had just returned home, had parked his car in the field adjacent to the suspect’s house. Following the argument between the neighbours, Athanasiou proceeded to move his car but the suspect returned to the scene with a military knife with which he allegedly stabbed the victim. The victim was rushed to Limassol general hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival. An autopsy revealed that the victim died of massive bleeding as a result of a stab wound that pierced his chest and heart.

million euro in fi nes are still outstanding and the state should stop using private data legislation as an excuse to not go out and collect them, Auditor general Chrystalla Georghadji told the House Watchdog committee this week. Politicians, lawyers, and known individuals have not been paying their fi nes, and there are payment warrants that have not been served for years, or even decades, she said. Though police have previously cited reasons for their inability to execute warrants including failure to locate the people involved, Georghadji said yesterday that the police were enabling the status quo. She said that a quick look at who owed money to the state demonstrated that the police can find the people. About 750 warrants worth €800,000 involve lawyers and 2,000 warrants involve civil servants, she said.

years after it first opened, a favourite Nicosia luna park is being forced to close down over what its operators call a technicality. Tivoli Luna Park will shut its doors on December 20 and although the park is in full working order, it hasn’t operated properly for the past six months. Next month owner Pericles Christofides will have to vacate the premises. Tivoli opened in 1967 and was originally situated on the Nicosia-Morphou road, near the Nicosia airport, but after the Turkish invasion in 1974 it found a new home next to the Nicosia State Fair. Tivoli was the fi rst luna park to bring go-karts to the island when it opened in 1967. Christofides believes he is the victim of a consortium of local businessmen who are looking to take advantage of the space he is renting from the government and use it for their own gain.

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Well known for speaking out about the need to experiment on animals, neuroscientist John Stein tells THEO PANAYIDES of the importance of fish

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ohn Stein looks like an academic. It’s surely no insult to say so, since he is an academic – and quite a distinguished one, a Professor of Neuroscience and Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. He does however look rather rumpled, for want of a better word, sitting outside on a sunny afternoon at the Lordos Beach Hotel in Larnaca, sipping a Coke with lots of ice. He also seems a bit grumpy and curmudgeonly (an impression, I suspect, which he likes to play up a little) and is also outspoken, or at least unafraid to speak out. It’s what you might expect from a scientist who’s now 71, and has been ensconced in his job at Magdalen since 1970 – not to mention a scientist who’s become “notorious” in animal-loving Britain by speaking out in favour of animal experiments. Then again I may have caught him at a bad time, appearance-wise. He’s at the Lordos Beach for a conference on ‘Child Development and Dyslexia’ organised partly by the Lab for Human Brain Dynamics, and he’s just come back from a lengthy bike ride – “I’m a great tourist” – up and down the coast, visiting the Byzantine church of St Lazarus in Larnaca then, “just out of interest”, the British military camp at Dhekelia. Clearly, the exertion took its toll. His face is red and blotchy, his blue sailor’s cap stained with sweat. Someone else might’ve taken off the cap, but there’s something reserved and self-sufficient about John (he’s a little awkward; like I said, he’s

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Notorious for speaking out an academic). He turns out to be friendly and easy to talk to, but I admit his body language had me worried for a while; he sits hunched in his chair, his arms mostly folded, looking at me through thick glasses, pausing now and then to slurp noisily at the Coke. Then again, there may be a reason for the folded arms – because the left hand, as he shows me at one point, is rather unco-ordinated, the fingers unable to move in sync. This is a condition called ataxia (a Greek word meaning ‘lack of order’), a remnant of the illnesses that nearly killed him as a child. “I had an undiagnosed neurological illness when I was six, and another when I was 11,” he explains. With hindsight, the first one was probably viral encephalitis, the second one tuberculous meningitis, “which is usually fatal, but I survived”. He gives a low, alarming chuckle, a deep ‘huh-

huh-huh’ with an evil tinge. This was on a 100-acre farm near Oxford, a place called Chipping Norton which “has become quite famous because – um – Cameron has a house quite near where I was brought up”. He chuckles again; his pause before the PM’s name makes me suspect that he disapproves of David Cameron (or maybe he just gives the impression that he disapproves of most things). John’s father was a chemical engineer who worked mostly in London, but bought the farm in Oxfordshire to evacuate his family during the war; he later suffered from severe depression, and ended up committing suicide when his sons were still in college. John’s brother is well-known TV chef Rick Stein, while his nephew is ‘Judge Jules’, a superstar DJ. “We’re a sort of notorious family,” he laughs, and takes a noisy slurp of Coke. His own children – he has four, by

two marriages – aren’t quite so notorious. His son is a computer whiz “doing computer things” for British Telecom, his oldest daughter a teacher of French and German, his middle daughter Lucy is an artist while his youngest daughter, “ironically enough”, is training to be a psychiatrist. It’s ironic because John too was heading for a career in psychiatry – having been enticed by a need to understand his dad’s disorder – but became disillusioned, mostly because those were the days of lobotomies and electro-shock treatment. It’s different for his daughter, of course, not just because times have changed but because she’s more suited to it: “She’s a much better doctor than I ever would be, because she’s very, very sympathetic. My view of psychiatric patients – including my father, I’m afraid – was to say ‘Why in hell can’t you pull yourself together?’”.

We laugh, a little edgily. There’s the curmudgeon side again. He turned instead to neurology, believing “that eventually neurology and psychiatry will coalesce and become the same thing”. (“It sounds like you mean that neurology will take over from psychiatry,” I note – and he agrees, laughing loudly.) His childhood experiences got him interested in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that was affected in his own illnesses – and, working with another physiologist named Mitchell Glickstein, he made a revolutionary discovery: “a new pathway from the eye to the cerebellum”. This linked up with his own experience, because his second bout of illness, at age 11, had been marked by a very specific symptom: “The way I first knew [I was sick] was that I ceased being able to read”. What’s more, he recalls, “my mother said my eyes were go-

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Famous family: John and Rick Stein have come together on the importance of eating fish

No ELAM links Presidential candidate Giorgos Lillikas for dismissing as a cheap political stunt allegations that his election staff includes members of nationalist groups. He can do without associating with these groups.

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Those operating a free hairdressing service for senior citizens at a Nicosia Multifunctional Centre. The senior citizens can now continue looking their best.

ing all over the place”. His research now revealed a possible reason why the eyes “will go all wobbly in a dyslexic” – the aforementioned pathway, a problem of the so-called magnocellular cells (or ‘magno cells’) which provide input from the eye to control movement. This is still controversial, even in academia. “I can’t remember all the people who are coming here,” says John, looking around vaguely at the Lordos Beach, “but there will be quite a number of people at this conference who don’t agree with what I’m saying at all!” The most popular explanation for dyslexia is still the ‘phonological theory’, namely that it’s “due to a language problem, an inability to split the sounds of a word down to its separate bits” – which is obviously true, but doesn’t explain the mechanism behind that. (“I anger them considerably by saying it’s a tautology,” says John of his scientific rivals, and seems pleased by the thought.) What’s more, he adds, it’s becoming clear that his findings don’t just apply to dyslexia: other conditions, from autism to Alzheimer’s to schizophrenia, could also be neuro-developmental, a big deal in a world where “a quarter of people in Western societies will get some mental disorder at some point during their life”. This is important because John has solutions. Childhood dyslexia, for instance (which affects around 20 per cent of boys, and 5 per cent of girls), can be overcome in many cases by fitting kids with blue or yellow glasses, or playing music into their right ear. This all sounds a bit … “Weird!” says John, completing my thought, and does his evil chuckle again. Then there’s nutrition: “One of the things that these magno cells are vulnerable to is a lack of good nutrition, in particular a lack of omega-3s that come from fish. And the modern diet – the modern Western diet – has virtually no fish. 75 per cent of 18-yearold boys eat no fish at all in the UK, and it’s even worse in the USA”. Like PG Wodehouse’s omniscient butler Jeeves, John Stein is very keen on fish. Omega-3 oils can be found in vegetables too, but those have 18 carbon atoms whereas the ones we need should have 22; in the end, there’s no substitute for fish – a conclusion TV chef Rick Stein might also espouse. “As I often say, it means my brother and I are, as it were, singing from the same hymn-book,” notes John, his

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‘I think I could’ve done much better on the dyslexia side if I’d been more, um, politically acute’ laugh implying that it doesn’t happen often. So why aren’t dyslexic kids routinely fitted with blue and yellow glasses? Why aren’t we all gorging daily on sardines and tuna? “I think I could’ve done much better on the dyslexia side if I’d been more, um, politically acute,” he says sadly. Basically, his solutions are too simple. It doesn’t cost much to dye glasses blue and yellow, so there’s no financial incentive for companies to lobby the government, as there is with a new drug. A “big randomised control trial” would prove his theories, he insists, but until that happens there’s going to be disagreement and the government, citing that very disagreement, won’t put up the money to make it happen – an intractable Catch-22. “I’m sure if I was a better politician I could get over this. But I’m not.”

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hat he is instead is an academic – and, perhaps, quite a shy one. Is it fair to say he’s not much of a people person? “I wouldn’t say I was a nerd, if that’s what you mean,” he bristles. “But I’m not as much of a people person as my daughter, for instance, let’s put it that way”. He also has a spiky side, and doesn’t suffer fools gladly. He detests bureaucracy, for instance, and all the petty rules that come with it. He starts to talk of his current “pet hate” (he looks like a man who’d have pet hates), but stops in mid-sentence: “Perhaps I’d better not tell you this, it might get back to Oxford!” Then there’s the animal-testing controversy. “I still have a closed-circuit camera connected to the Thames Valley police, looking at my doorway,” he tells me – a reminder of the death threats and anonymous letters he received from animal-rights activists, “the anti-vivisectionists”. He wasn’t trying to stir up trouble, says John – but Oxford’s new building for animal experiments had been left half-built because “the anti-vivisectionists had bombed or firestormed the offices of the people who were building it. So we decided we should stand up and say why the building was required”. He’s used animals in the past; brain research is one area where

human trials are difficult, to put it mildly. Much of his work on the magnocellular system has been based on working with cats in the 70s (“which you can’t do at all in England now”) and later with monkeys. His work on “deep brain stimulation”, placing electrodes in the brains of patients with Parkinson’s, was also based on animal testing: “We discovered this target in the brain using monkey experiments”. The experiments don’t cause the animals any pain, insists John – but activists argue that caging and exploiting them is cruel in itself. Has the controversy harmed his career? “Well, I mean, it’s made me notorious,” he replies ruefully. He’s been trying to get a licence to work with monkeys again, but it’s being turned down “because I’m too notorious”. Another regret, perhaps. Yes – though also no. “I have no regrets at all, really,” says Professor John Stein, and I think I believe him. Compared to his turbulent childhood, compared to his poor bipolar father (you can sense the edge when he says depression is “highly hereditary”), actually compared to most people, he has a pretty good life. He works long hours, and most weekends too – but he also lives in “one of the most beautiful buildings in the world” where he’s had a vital, creative job for the past 42 years. He gets to travel, and enjoys it thoroughly. “I’m very keen on art, I’m very keen on opera. I like gardening ... I’m not a great lover of pop music, despite ‘Judge Jules’!” On days off he likes “going to country houses and seeing beautiful art and beautiful architecture, and beautiful gardens”. I can see how he might have enemies. I can see how he might be an awkward customer. You can sense these things, even in a short interview. But awkward customers often make the best scientists – and it all seems so far away in any case, all the trouble and controversy, as we sit here on a sunny afternoon at the Lordos Beach. What’s he going to do once the conference is over? John Stein smiles, indicating the hotel restaurant or perhaps Larnaca in general: “I’ve been looking at the fish! Sussing out which ones I’m going to try out!” In the interests of science, of course.

Busking marred Over zealous members of the police who fined organisers of a street music event for “illegal fundraising” despite Nicosia municipality’s endorsement of it. A group of musicians from diverse communities performed in the streets of Nicosia’s old city on Saturday as part of a walking tour, the Busking Musicians Walk.

Fatal stabbing The man with a history of mental illness who was this week remanded in police custody after fatally stabbing his neighbour in a parking row. Surely the welfare services should not allow this sort of thing to happen.

Luna park closes The businessmen said to be squeezing out operators of the Tivoli Luna Park in Nicosia, which is closing after 45 years on a technicality. They say others want to move into the valuable space.

Foreign accounts Members of the House watchdog committee who have asked the Finance Ministry for a list of Greek Cypriots who have money in foreign bank accounts as they could be potential tax evaders or money launderers. Isn’t that a bit of a tenuous link?

A Greek soul The dea death this week of Dr Helen Soteriou - cancer specialist, researcher, activist and OBE win - who pioneered the radiotherapy winner dep department in the state’s oncology departmen ment in Nicosia general hospital.

Bailout fury B P President Demetris Christofias who finally showed some emotion over the bailout this week when he lost his temper and banged his fist on the table during a briefing for party leaders on the latest stage of the negotiations. There’s no point him pretending he did see it coming. didn’t

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A difficult journey

Abigail’s Rainbow is currently available to purchase in Cyprus at selected outlets including Hearnes bookshop in Coral Bay, www.abigailsrainbow.com and amazon

BEJAY BROWNE meets a woman who found hope and forgiveness by writing about her life after her 15-year-old daughter was killed in a car accident

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t has been a long journey for Nicola Simpson, the Paphosbased author of a book laying down the raw emotion of a grieving mother’s journey to forgiveness. Author of Abigail’s Rainbow, she is bubbly and attractive with an engaging smile, but it has taken a lot of struggling and hard work to reach any sort of inner peace. Nicola suffered every parent’s nightmare, the death of a child, and has come out the other side with forgiveness and hope for the future. On October 6, 2007, Nicola and her then husband Paul’s 15-year-old daughter Abigail was killed in a car accident, in a vehicle driven by one

of her friends. Scott was 18 and had passed his test just three days earlier. Abigail and her friends had gone to a party but she never came home. “The doorbell rang at 11.20pm, I was expecting to open the door to Abigail who had forgotten her key, but instead there was a policeman standing there. “He told me that there had been a fatal accident and asked me what Abigail was wearing. I asked him if I could go and see her, I wasn’t comprehending what fatal meant and was imagining her lying unconscious in a hospital bed with tubes everywhere.

‘Paul looked confused and asked, ‘How serious is fatal?”

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“I heard Paul cry out in the kitchen and I reassured him she would be alright. In shock we asked a barrage of questions. Paul looked confused and asked, ‘How serious is fatal?’” The police officer said that Abigail had died. “My daughter was stunning, bubbly and bright and her life had come to an end. It was numbing,” says Nicola. “I looked at Paul and saw the tears on his face. Our world had just ended”. Originally from Essex, the author moved to Scotland with her family several years ago. After Abigail’s death, the family decided to leave Scotland and move abroad. “It was very difficult to be reminded of what had happened to our family, so we decided to move to Cyprus.” The couple has another daughter, Hannah, who is five years younger than Abigail. “She is a wonderful girl and I cherish every moment with her,” says Nicola. Abigail’s Rainbow begins as Abigail’s short life comes to an end. “The experience of writing this book was cathartic. At times the despair was so overwhelming that I felt suicidal. I wanted to make the nightmare stop,” Nicola says. She wrote the book with the support of the Paphos Writers’ Group, and said their help was overwhelming. But it was a hard slog to see the book in print. After writing her story, Nicola contacted close to 100 publishers in the UK, one of whom suggested she publish the book herself. So Nicola set up her own publishing company, Yellow Rose Publishing Ltd, and printed the book in time for the fi fth anniversary of Abigail’s death on October 5 this year. The book tells in her own words how she felt after the accident and how over time she came to terms with her grief. It has been described as an “incredibly compelling and emotional read” and seems to have been well received by readers on Amazon. Over the last five years Nicola has been able to analyse what happened on the night of Abigail’s death. Scott, the driver, hadn’t been drinking but his car was full of passengers, with one in the boot and loud music playing. Scott and an-

other driver overtook each other several times along a main road before he lost control of his vehicle and hit a wall. Abigail took the full impact of the crash. “I heard that the driver of the other car pulled over and called the police,” says Nicola. “His two female passengers assisted those in the car. It was very brave of all of them; it must have been hugely difficult to deal with.” Also difficult to handle was the court case. “For days I was sitting with the driver in front of me, listening to the events that led to the end of my daughter’s life. I had previously written to the judge requesting a lesser prison sentence and a long driving ban. I didn’t think that a long prison term was a fitting punishment for my daughter’s death. I felt it would’ve been better if he was handed a reasonable prison term and a driving ban for life.” Scott was found guilty of death by dangerous driving and sentenced to two and a half years in prison and a seven year driving ban. He served nine months of his term and had to wear a ‘tag’ for a further six months. Nicola has seen Scott since then. “He cried that he was so sorry and that he never meant for this to happen. I felt his remorse. Months later, through writing my book I discovered that I had found forgiveness.” Determined to heal, Nicola tried a number of methods, including crystal healing, meditation and yoga and she says that she began to feel more hopeful. “I realised that maybe I don’t want to die after all and that I’m here for a reason; to show others that life does go on. “I get up every day and put one foot in front of the other, no matter how tough it is. I now live my life and enjoy every moment with Hannah.” Nicola has written Abigail’s Rainbow to show people who are coping with similar situations that the feeling of wanting to die is “alright” but also that they can laugh and smile too. “I can feel all these emotions in one day, it’s normal,” she says.” If I can help just one person by reading my book then it’s worth it.”

SUNDAY MAIL• November 25, 2012

07 Lights, cameras... Markou on set

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arry Papadopoulos has got it all: a mansion, awards and a super rich lifestyle. But when a financial crisis hits, Harry and his family lose everything. Everything, except the dormant and forgotten Three Brothers Fish & Chip Shop half-owned by Harry´s larger than life brother Spiros who’s been estranged from the family for years.

The story was written by British Cypriot filmmaker Marcus Markou, who decided… to make a film, his first feature film in fact. Having recently wowed the crowds at the Thessaloniki Film Festival, bagging the Micheal Cacoyiannis Audience Award, it has also received much attention after a one off screening at the European Parliament, with a speech given by Education Commissioner Androulla Vasiliou. “It’s a rags to riches journey, portrayed in a comedy with a reflective bent and optimistic message,” she proclaimed. “We laugh and cannot help sympathising with the characters. But we also share the lessons they learn at the end of the film.” “Only when you lose everything, do you find it all,” says Marcus from his London base, where he is now busying himself with the promotion of

The official screening of PapadoZoe Christodoulides poulos & Sons will be taking place in Cyprus in December with the exact speaks to the Cypriot date to be announced closer to the writer of a film that time. Find out more about the film at old memories are stirred www.papadopoulosandsons.com and Harry discovers that has just won the only when you lose everything can you be free to find it all. audience award at the ”I’ve been toying around with the idea since my late teens,” explains Thessaloniki Film Festival

the film. “The very theme of the film is about taking control of your destiny.” Following his ruin in the latest banking crisis, a self-made millionaire reluctantly re-unites with his estranged freewheeling brother to re-open the abandoned fish and chip shop they shared in their youth. With no alternative, Harry and his family are forced to pack their bags and reluctantly join “Uncle Spiros” to live above the neglected Three Brothers chippie. Together they set about bringing the chip shop back to life under the suspicious gaze of their old rival, Hassan, from the neighbouring Turkish kebab shop whose son has his own eyes on Harry´s daughter, Katie. As each family member comes to terms with their new life, Harry struggles to regain his lost business empire. But as the chip shop returns to life,

‘Only when you lose everything, do you find it all’

Marcus. “What happens to a second or third generation immigrant family? How do you balance your roots with the country you’ve grown up in?” While Marcus trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he started off with playwriting, namely Age-Sex-Location (Riverside Studios 2004) and Ordinary Dreams; Or How to Survive a Meltdown with Flair (Trafalgar Studios 2009). He has been described by the Sunday Telegraph as “a new and, more excitingly, good playwright”. He attended Met Film School and made his first short film, The Last Temptation of Chris, in 2010. Papadopoulos & Sons is his first feature-length film. “After my first short film I went back to my initial story idea and found that it lent itself really well to a film script,” he says. “The whole financial crisis tied in really well with the story with this man who has borrowed too much money and goes back to his roots and the family fish and chip shop.” Shot on location in Morden in South London last summer, all the action of the comedy drama takes

place in a converted old carpet shop made to look like a fish and chip restaurant. When filming wrapped after an initial 24 hours, day two proved to be quite troublesome as the London riots broke out. “I had to drive to the set at 1am to make sure that no one had burnt it down,” he recalls. “Luckily the riots didn’t affect the area so shooting commenced the next day….” In fact the hardest part of it all wasn’t the filming at all, but instead, working alone on the story and script, bringing the characters to life in the most believable way. “Every character that you write about inhabits your own personality in a certain way,” says the filmmaker. “And they are all archetypes.” Not just a story geared towards Cypriot or Greeks, it’s about touching a note in every single one of us who may be trying to find what we’ve lost, he explains. It just so happens that the economic situation that people are currently going through in Cyprus and Greece, has left audiences particularly sensitive to the themes that the film touches on. “It was absolutely amazing to see the reaction in Thessaloniki, audiences were practically cheering and there was an incredibly emotional audience response,” he enthuses. “You can only dream of making such an emotional connection through your films, it was one of the

best highs of my life.” But Marcus never intended for this to be a film geared towards any given nationality. “It’s a human story. The characters just happen to be Greek Cypriots.” The point is that immigrants of any race are no different to any other group of people who have families and troubles, but with this particular group of Cypriots, there seems to be real uncertainty about who they are and who they have become. “I think that we (Greek Cypriots) really lost something along the way with all this focus on flashy cars and houses and the way things look. What about our culture? The dances? The food? The family ties? What we have to realise is that the material stuff can be wiped out in an instant.”

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Colours of Cuba: Havana's eclectic architecture and classic fifties cars

Seven n days in Havana JO FERNĂ NDEZ ďŹ nds the city’s crumbling facades being restored and a revolution afoot in the capital’s muchmaligned food scene

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idel Castro recently rebuffed the umpteenth round of rumours of his demise with the classic line, “I don’t even remember what a headache isâ€?, shortly before his ďŹ rst public appearance in months at the Hotel Nacional. This art deco landmark is as much a ďŹ xture of Havana as the former leader, a relic from the prerevolutionary days when it was the hangout of US mobsters, before Castro changed the course of Cuban history forever in 1959. The hotel retains its tall, twin-turreted charm, and is reached along a graceful length of palm-lined driveway, but my family and I chose not to stay. Old-school glamour doesn’t always translate into the modern world, often losing something along the way. We preferred to sip the ďŹ rst of many freshmint mojitos on the marble terrace overlooking the fabled MalecĂłn ocean wall, surrounded by soothing,

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neo-classical domed building juts into the clear blue sky like a whitefrosted cake. It has a strong - now ironic - resemblance to the US Capitol building in Washington DC. Behind it, through the park from the hotel, lies the Partagas cigar factory where workers roll tobacco leaves for 12 hours a day. We avoided a tour of what would surely have felt like a human zoo. You can wander the noise-ďŹ lled, washing-hung narrow streets of Old Havana - the real attraction - on foot, but the elite areas of Vedado and Miramar require a car. Cuba’s classic cars are as much a clichĂŠ as Fidel and his beloved cigars but it’s worth a tour in one just for the sheer thrill of it. Our red Buick convertible drew stares as we rumbled along the Ramblas-like Paseo de Prado, turning right at the dramatic, decrepit sweep of the MalecĂłn. Cordoned off due to superstorm Sandy, waves leapt high before crashing against the concrete wall with enough force for the sea spray to reach our faces (sadly, days later, it would rage across Eastern Cuba, causing deaths that were not widely reported). Architectural expert Pedro was

The Saratoga diagonally faces the even taller Capitolio, the one-time Cuban seat of government turned science academy strolling crooners (and an at times patchy waiter service). Instead we checked into the Hotel Saratoga for its elegant 19th-century façade, glamorous roof-top pool and perfect, if noisy, location in the middle of gritty Old Havana. For modern travellers it has the distinction of being the only hotel in Havana with free wi-ďŹ , even in its lofty rooms. The Saratoga diagonally faces the even taller Capitolio, the onetime Cuban seat of government turned science academy. The ornate

explaining how Havana began as a fortiďŹ ed city base for the Spaniards as they “discoveredâ€? Central and South America - “we were already hereâ€?, he smiled. Facing us was the chunk of Castillo de Real Fuerza, the oldest existing fort in all the Americas, built by the Spanish between 1558 and 1577 to protect the city from pirates on the seaward side of the Plaza de Armas. This, Havana’s oldest square, dates from 1519, when the city built on sugar and slaves was founded.

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Lined with palms and the graceful arches of the Doric el Templete, where the first mass was held, second-hand bookstalls, mostly selling books with Che Guevara on the cover, set up here most days. Havana was built around four squares linked by cobbled streets – the next nearest, Plaza de la Catedral, holds the baroque cathedral with its unique asymmetrical façade. Cuba may be crumbling but it has been noticed. El Capitolio was closed for renovations and in Old Havana - a World Heritage Site since 1982 – restoration work is under way, funded by UNESCO and tourism revenue. And only this month Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta announced plans to re-open the Havana ballet school with Norman Foster designs, despite the Cuban government fearing Foster’s glass-and-steel projects may overshadow the original building. Ironically, economic progress may end up destroying much of this faded city we love to photograph like a fi lm set, frozen in time. Across town, Vedado is home to tree lined boulevards and residential houses laid out in a North American-style grid. This and the few skyscrapers (a lovely word - rascacielos - in Spanish) nod again to broken relations with the US. The architectural blend here is no less eclectic.

Havana good time: La Bodegita del Medio, haunt of Hemingway and reportedly the birth place of the Mojito

plantain, rice and beans was ruined by chicken and pork as tough as old boots. But this was before experiencing Le Chansonnier, a paladar in an unsigned faded blue 19th-century mansion. Since Raul Castro opened the door to private enterprise last year to help the ailing economy, Cubans can now legally open private restaurants – paladares - and often in their homes (the changes will effect property ownership too). Opening late last year, Le Chansonnier wouldn’t look out of place in London. Soaring moulded ceilings, black walls, red carpet, arty white paper shades, modern Cuban art and a chic bar area set the scene for the fusion menu - handwritten to allow for what the chef can and can’t get at short notice. Still, owner Héctor Higuera Martínez produces delicate empanaditas mixtas (tiny triangular turnovers); fi let mignon; lamb curry with cous cous; all perfectly presented. There’s also duck and squid. Local artists’ work is displayed on walls, including battered oil and paint cans on the toilet façade - true modern art created by artist Damián Alquiles. Another, Rio Mar in Miramar, only opened this year, overlooking the mouth of the polluted Rio Al-

The Cathedral San Cristobal

Air France Music launches iPhone app Well-known for its trendy tracks and exclusive content, Air France Music is now offering music lovers a new iPhone app: ‘Music in the Sky’. The principle is as poetic as it is fun, with pieces of music hidden in the clouds. Users just have to catch them by raising their iPhone and adding them to their playlist. Travellers will also have the opportunity of discovering new music depending on where they are going, from Paris to Tokyo to Buenos Aires; each different sky will have its own tracks. For the fi rst time, thanks to this innovative new app, fans of Air France Music will be able to listen to “on air” tracks previously only available on board. To celebrate the launch, previously unreleased tracks by Francois & The Atlas Mountains, Eugene McGuinness, Villagers, Melody’s Echo Chamber and Tomorrow’s World will be revealed. Finally, several times a year, Air France Music will enable users to win other unreleased tracks, concert tickets or even air tickets by discovering hidden games in the sky. The Air France Music app can be downloaded free of charge on Apple Store

Stunning art deco, wavy-lined balconies curve across apartment blocks, ocean-side prefabs slowly lose the fight with mould and Fifties-style cinemas mix with towering hotels. The Hotel Riviera rises up over the Malecón, another remnant of Havana’s pre-revolutionary heyday. This Fifties icon was built by US mob boss Meyer Lansky to mirror the wealth and glamour of Miami and Las Vegas. Today the original cutlery is still in use, perhaps preserved by circumstance as much as care. Another high-rise hotel became part of history in 1959 when Castro and his troops set up camp in the Havana Hilton, a classic modernist building, since renamed the Havana Libre. Many of the mansions lining the wide avenues span from the Twenties to the Fifties. Resident wealthy families were turfed out post-Revolution, replaced by flag-

Che Guevara's mural on the old Ministry of the Interior

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Longest cycle tunnel to open

bearing diplomats and foreign entrepreneurs. Some lie empty. I was keen to see the Plaza de la Revolución, imagining one of Havana’s atmospheric squares dressed with a Che mural. In reality, it’s an ugly car park of a space made for rallies with avenues fanning off the soaring 18ft central José-Marti memorial. The drab Ministry of Interior is emblazoned with Che’s iconic outline (he worked here as minister of industry). After bidding adios to Pedro by the leafy park back in Miramar, with its 60ft vine-hung Banyan tree, it was time for lunch. Up to this point, however, all I could say about the food was thank God for mojitos and Cristal beer. The average Cuban’s wage is low and tourists no doubt get the better food but this is the only Caribbean trip where I actually lost weight. The usual cheery Caribbean staple of

The Capitolio, the exquisite Opera House and the historic Inglaterra and Telegrafo hotels

mendares. It bucks the traditional look in favour of a light-fi lled space with Perspex Philippe Starck Louis XIV chairs. Beef carpaccio, ceviche and paella grace the starched-white tablecloths. Economically poor, culturally rich Havana seduces you just by being itself. Perhaps because we are a mixed race family, Pedro had said to me: “We don’t say black or white here because somos todos Cubanos - we are all Cubans”. That is the spirit of the place. One balmy evening, we sat on the terrace of the Hotel Telégrafo watching the rhythm of life: men arguing around a copy of Granma, the state newspaper; Fifties cars, bonnets up, inventive owners underneath fi xing the latest breakdown, a barefoot, emaciated beggar smiling as he asks where we are from; an old lady dancing to the music in the street. Havana is all this - and more.

The longest cycling tunnel in Europe will open in Bath as part of a new shared cycle and walking path. The mile-long Combe Down railway tunnel will feature an interactive light and sound installation when it opens in April. Devonshire railway tunnel at Bloomfield will also form part of the new Two Tunnels Greenway route, which runs through Linear Park and over the Tucking Mill Viaduct. More than one million journeys are expected to be taken on the path every year by both local people and visitors to Bath. The route will cut under some of south Bath's hills, and link into Sustrans' National Cycle Network. It will also create a scenic 13-mile loop between Bath and Midford, then back again via the canal towpath. Malcolm Shepherd, chief executive of Sustrans, said: "The iconic Two Tunnels Greenway is a flagship route on our National Cycle Network and will transform local community travel. "We are delighted that it will also give children and families safe access to schools, parks and green spaces." The route is part of a national project from Sustrans, backed by the Big Lottery Fund, which is providing new walking and cycling links from where people live to work, school, shops and leisure facilities in communities across the UK.

10 FOOD & DRINK WINES with George Kassianos

Oenogenesis I

have only met Bakis a couple of times, both while he was visiting Cyprus to promote his wines. A legend, a ‘magician’ in wine making, he was in charge for years at the famous Nicos Lazarides Estate, and he was the artist behind the famous Magic Mountain. But, I got to know the man better through, believe it or not, Facebook. We have frequent chats about wines, mostly his, and I got to know more about him. But apart from the man, a winemaker wants to be admired and referred to through his wines. Bakis Tsalkos’ favourite line when talking about wine comes from Homer: ‘No poem was ever written by a drinker of water’. Philosophers have probably drunk more than their fair share of wine but they haven’t had their fair share of the words written about it. Oenogenesis is the creation of Bakis Tsalkos and oenophile Dominique Fontvielle from France. After extensive studies in oenology in Montpellier and many years of work in the oenological centre of Grezillac in St Emillion, Bordeaux, Tsalkos returned to Greece to adapt his knowledge and expertise to the untapped wealth of indigenous Greek grapes. Oenogenesis developed its impressive winery of Macedonian architecture in Adriani, Drama, an area praised for its exceptional terroir as one of the best in Greece. All elements of production meet the highest possible standards and the grapes are harvested by hand. One has to visit the winery to admire the attention to detail, such as the meticulous selection of only the fi nest grapes by hand, the maximum of 16 seconds for the grapes to pass from the press to the tank, the red-style cold extraction of white wine for maximum aromas and the rare Bertolaso bottling equipment. Tsalkos has been called a “lover of the vilification of momentous wines” by the Greek media and is widely known as “the master of big Greek wines”.

Wines created by a ‘magician’ among Greek wine makers

The ultimate proof of the winery’s international reputation is the fact that oenology students from the University of Montpellier are interning at Oenogenesis prior to their graduation.

2011, Oenogenesis Winery, Feggites White, Makedonikos Topikos Oinos, Abv 12.5% Not much complexity here, a refreshing wine from Assyrtiko grape blended with Sauvignon Blanc. The colour is straw blonde, a vegetal nose with preserved ripe apples and some lovely undertones of Mediterranean dried medicinal herbs. Rich and textured, leafy notes on the palate and some bread, mallow and chamomile, preserved tart, apple, light earthy notes in the background, integrated acidity, very tranquil style, attractive minerally fi nish. Ideally suited for fish and sea food as well as meze vegetable dishes, toasted vegetables or oven baked chicken recipes. €11.90

2011, Feggites Rosé, Oenogenesis, Winery Makedonikos Topikos Oinos, Greece, Greece, Abv 12% You can defi nitely see Bakis’ approach here, which is more of a Provence type of rosé rather the Mediterranean sweeter red fruit type. Yet another blend of Feggites, this time we taste two cosmopolitan varieties, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. Onion skin colour, this rosé has packed aromas of raspberry, strawberry and cranberry jelly on the nose along with spicy elderberry notes. A pleasant candy confectionery nose will draw you into the taste. More spicy fruit

again on the palate, partly mature mixed berries, slightly tart herbaceous notes, integrated acidity, has its own character, has some substance, slightly bitter and rough notes on an otherwise attractive fi nish. It would pair with oysters, salads, grilled chicken or fish, BBQ with tomato sauce, pizza. €11.90

2010, Feggites Oenogenesis Winery Makedonikos Topikos Oinos, Greece, Abv 13% In Feggites we have a red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc – the Bordeaux mix. Gleaming, purple red colour with violet reflections, this wine has a spicy nose, green bell peppers, red berries and light roasted and mineral discreet notes. More swirl on the glass and then taste this full-bodied red, balanced with silky tannins, feel the polished red berry fruit on the palate, some lighter bell pepper, light herbaceous notes, elegant acid bite, integrated tannins, quite elegant and already fairly approachable, attractive to good fi nish, velvety aftertaste with dried plum and vanilla flavours. Excellent with braised lamb, tournedos chasseur, grilled meats in general with herbs, brie and camembert. €15.45

2009 Deka X Oenogenesis Winery, Protected Geographical Indication Drama, Greece Abv12.5% A combination of three grapes, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Ugni Blanc, which are aged in French Oak. Fleshy tropical melon,

Oenogenesis developed its impressive winery of Macedonian architecture in Adriani, Drama, an area praised for its exceptional terroir as one of the best in Greece

guava aromas leap from the glass in the fi rst instance, followed by the more elegant, refi ned, herbaceous, ripe green smells of fresh fennel, tomato leaf, coriander and nettles, all bundled together with citrus lime to deliver the full aromatic spectrum of what a ‘great’ combination of grapes this wine is. The palate is intense, soft and inviting with succulent, crunchy acidity and delivers with salty, sinewy phenolics giving structure and textural weight – another remarkable wine from Northern Greece! A perfect match with oysters, green mussels, even prosciutto and rock melon. Or simply on the deck with great company and repartee. €18.90 2008 Deka X Oenogenesis Winery, Protected Geographical Indication Drama, Greece Abv13.5% The equivalent in red wine with Merlot and Xinomavro aged in French Oak as the protagonists. The colour is more of Merlot, a lustrous ruby red. The intense bouquet reveals emphatic notes of wild berries, particularly blueberry and wild cherry, followed by hints of black pepper and liquorice and sundried tomato in olive oil with dried herbs. The palate is warm and silky, displaying generous fruit and densepacked, glossy tannins. The fi nish seems almost endless with an impressive conclusion. Food pairing suggestions include full-flavoured pasta dishes or light meat stews, as well as sautéed beef with vegetables and medium-aged cheeses. €25.95 Imported and distributed by Desras and Bottles wine shop in Limassol.

Banned at home, Pakistan brewery seizes Hollywood moment By Randy Fabi What have Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, underage drinking and Pakistan’s only beer maker got in common? It was the arrest of the Hollywood stars’ daughter in New York with a can of Murree Brewery’s beer last June that propelled the company out of obscurity and into the spotlight. Inundated with emails asking about its beer, Murree Brewery seized on the free publicity to launch expansion plans outside the Muslim nation, where alcohol is banned and those that do drink can become targets of Taliban militants and other Islamist fundamentalists. Five months since the arrest, the 150-year-old company says

it has lined up distributors that could see its flagship beer arrive on liquor store shelves in the United States and Dubai next year. “Demi Moore and Bruce Willis’ daughter gave us multi-million dollars worth of publicity by default. We plan to go to the United States and make a queue to hug both the daughter and the mother,” Sabih ur Rehman, special assistant to the chief executive, joked. Murree Brewery, established in 1860 by British colonial rulers to supply beer to their troops, is desperately looking for business overseas to hedge against its uncertain domestic market. Prohibition was imposed in Pakistan in 1977, and non-Muslims and foreigners must obtain a government permit to purchase alcohol at designated re-

tailers, mainly upscale hotels. Relying on word of mouth and an influx of thirsty diplomats and foreign investors, annual alcohol sales have grown an average of 20 per cent overr the past five years, reaching $26.8 million in the 2012 financial year. The brewery, which employs 1,100 people, is located within the headquarters of the Pakistani Army and across the street from the residencess of the country’s top mili-tary commanders, mak-d ing it the most protected brewery in the world. To ensure survival,, it has turned to a Euro-e pean brewery to produce

its beer for overseas consumption due to a government ban on alcohol exports. The Pakistani brewer ery said it has reached a an agreement with the Czech Republic’s Zatec Brewery initially to produce at least 5,000 cases, each containing 24 bottles of Murree Beer, annually from next year. That amount will double in 2015, Rehman said. Murree Brewery also said it has lined up distributors in Texas, Dubai and Denmark to market and sell its lager under franchise agreements, and is looking for partners in Britain and

other European countries. But Murree Beer faces a difficult road as a new player in the crowded US and European markets, dominated by the industry’s ‘big four’ - Anheuser-Busch InBev, SABMiller, Heineken and Carlsberg. Analysts say a few tabloid headlines will not be enough to be successful and Murree will also need a multi-million-dollar promotional campaign. It is also unclear the type of consumer they are trying to sell their beer to, since most Pakistanis living abroad are Muslim and unlikely to drink alcohol. But company officials are hopeful, particularly for the US market. “Americans will drink anything. They are like fish,” Rehman said.

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11 RECIPES

with Maria Socratous

Make your own Mature Christmas Cake Feed it regularly to intensify the boozy flavours Cuts into 12-15 slices 1kg mixed dried fruit Zest and juice 1 orange Zest and juice 1 lemon 150ml brandy, sherry, whisky or rum, plus extra for feeding 250g butter, softened 200g light soft brown sugar 175g plain flour 100g ground almonds ½ tsp baking powder 2 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground cloves 100g flaked almonds 4 large eggs  Put the dried fruit, zests and juice, alcohol, butter and sugar in a large pan set over a medium heat. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Tip the fruit mixture into a large bowl and leave to cool for 30 minutes.  Heat oven to 150C/gas 2. Line a deep 20cm cake tin with a double layer of baking parchment, then wrap a double layer of newspaper around the outside – tie with string to secure.  Add the remaining ingredients to the fruit mixture and stir well. Tip into your prepared tin, level the top with a spatula and bake in the centre of the oven for 2 hours.  Remove the cake from the oven, poke holes in it with a skewer and spoon over 2 tbsp of your chosen alcohol. Leave the cake to cool completely in the tin.  To store, peel off the baking parchment, then wrap well in cling film. Feed the cake with 1-2 tbsp alcohol every fortnight, until you ice it. Don’t feed the cake for the final week to give surface a chance to dry before icing.

There’s nothing better for Christmas than a home made cake, but you need to get started No-Soak Christmas Cake Cuts into 16 slices 150g butter, softened, plus extra to grease 350g each sultanas and raisins 100g each prunes, dried apricots and dates, finely chopped 150g brandy, plus extra to drizzle Zest and juice of 1 lemon 175g soft dark brown sugar 3 medium eggs, beaten 125g self-raising flour 1½ tbsp black treacle 1 tsp each ground nutmeg and ground cinnamon  Preheat the oven to 150C/gas 2. Grease and double-line a 20cm cake tin with greaseproof paper. Wrap a double layer of greaseproof paper around the outside of the tin and secure with string.  Put all the fruit into a large microwave-safe bowl. Stir in the brandy, lemon zest and juice. Microwave on full power, stirring halfway through, for 2½ minutes or until the fruit has absorbed the liquid.  Beat the butter and sugar – using an electric mixer – for 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs – whisk in a little flour if it looks like curdling. Beat in the black treacle.  Sift in the flour and spices and fold using a metal spoon. Fold in the fruit and spoon the mixture into the prepared tin. Level the surface.  Bake for 3 hours or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

Whyyoushouldeat Yogurt Have it for breakfast topped off with lashings of fruit and honey, enjoy it as a side dip with your lunch, or use it a healthy dessert for dinner; there’s just hurt no end to the ways in which yoghurt can be devoured. And the good news oad is that yoghurt contains a whole load th for of nutrients that are beneficial both overall health, the digestive tract and maintaining strong bones. It is of vital importance, however, to pick the right type of yoghurt off the supermarket shelves. For an optimum healthy treat youu ruit should veer away from so called fruit th sugar, yoghurts that are often loaded with flavourings and other additives. Always be sure to read the small print as many

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Cover with foil if it is browning too quickly.  Cool in the tin for 10 minutes. Remove from the tin – leaving on the greaseproof paper – and put on a wire rack to cool completely.  Wrap a few layers of clingfi lm r), and around the cake (still in paper),

cover with foil. Store in an airtight container in a cool place. After two weeks, unwrap the cake, prick all over with a skewer and pour over 1tbsp of brandy. Rewrap and store as before. Or douse it in alcohol every week if you prefer a stronger taste.

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are often marketed as healthy treats but often don don’tt live up to their rep reputation. If you love the taste of sweet yoghurt you’d be much better off buying plain Greek yoghurt y and adding your own pieces of fres freshly chopped fruit. Top it off with a sprinkle of nuts, granola and honey and your body w will be thanking you. If you’re weary of the calorie ca intake in your average yoghurt pot, you yo can always reach for v the low fat versions available. t ingest than milk, Easier to yo yoghurt really tops u the good bacteria up in the digestive tract and also contains animal protein, calcium, B vitamins, potassiu and magnesium. potassium yo Eating yoghurt on a regular

basis is particularly beneficial for women as it is known to help ward off osteoporosis and also discourages yeast infections like thrush. What’s more, yoghurt is great to eat if you’re taking antibiotics as the medication kills both the harmful and healthy bacteria in the intestines. The live bacterial cultures in yogurt can help replenish the intestines with ain helpful bacteria needed to maintain optimum health. urt as a If you’re a fan of a dollop of yoghurt i it’ savoury treat with your lunch or dinner, it’s best to go for the sheep and goats milk variety often termed ‘village’ yoghurt here in Cyprus. With a sharper and notably bitter twang, the

nutritional elements are more plentiful despite a higher fat content. You’ll particularly benefit from higher doses of Riboflavin B2, thiamine, niacin B1, pantothenic acid, B6, B12 and biotin.

12 FOOD & DRINK RESTAURANT REVIEW by Alexander McCowan OTHER PLACES TO TRY NICOSIA DISTRICT Garidomania 63 Kyriacou Matsi, Tel: 22 777179 Family Nest 4 Keramikis str Strovolos, Tel: 22 429028 Kavouri 125, Strovolos Avenue, Tel: 22 425153 Paragadi 3, Niovis Str Acropolis, Tel: 22491310 Pixida 5 Menandrou str, 22445636 Ocean Basket 18 Themistocli Dervis, Tel: 22 673777

LIMASSOL DISTRICT Aggelos 91, Makariou Mesa Gitonia, Tel: 25 725333 Glaros 50 Eleftherias str, Tel: 25 357046 Giagini 6 Hatziloizi Michaelides, Tel: 97839617 Carmi at Molos 224 Christodoulou Hatzipavlou, Tel: 25 357046 Fat Fish Vasileos Georgiou A, Tel: 25 828181 Kavourotrypa 44 Serifou Str Zakaki, Tel: 25 390372 Kyani Akti Georgiou A, Tel: 25 322496 Ladas Palio Limani, Tel: 25 3657606

LARNACA DISTRICT Varoshiotis Seafood 7 Piale Pasia Ave, Tel: 70003536 Gorgona 145 Piale Pasia Ave, Tel: 24 622505 Charmers Piale Pasia Ave., 140 Lordos Sea gate, Tel: 24 624127 Zephyros 37 Piale Pasia Ave, Tel: 24 657198 Zakos Beach Restaurant Makenzie Beach, Tel: 24 652411

PAPHOS DISTRICT Atlantida Geroskipou Tourist Beach, Tel: 26 964525 Yiangos Latsi, Kathikas, Tel: 26 321411 Kanali Pomos, Tel: 26 342191 Nikos Tyrimos 71 Agapinoros, Tel: 26 942846 Periyiali

Old favourite remains popular Latchi Fish Tavern, Nicosia

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he last time I visited the Latchi tavern I thought it over-priced and very self-satisfied, which accurately reflected the clientele that mostly had the stamp of government service about them. That was some time ago but nothing I heard since gave any reason to believe anything had changed. We arrived on a wet Thursday night dripping into the gleaming white interior and waited for someone to spot us, this takes some time, but eventually we are observed and led towards a table still wearing our waterproofs; some waiters would have noticed this. ‘Do you have a cloak-room?’ The custom is solidly Cypriot in every sense of the word, and jolly groups are emptying plates with relish and creating an atmosphere of wellbeing. Nice table covered in crisp white linen set against a column that obscures a view of the happy diners. The waiting staff are bustling but unsmiling; we order an ouzo at 13 euro for 20cl and a beer, then settle into the menu. Latchi is one of those venues that price by the kilo: frozen lobster at 50 euros and fresh at 85, these were followed by the usual fare of prawns, cuttlefish and squid, so we decided on the meze priced at 20 euros, which was reasonably priced given the establishment. A basket of hot bread and various dips including an unidentifiable mashed fish dish along with taramasalata, tahini and a very good salad. Next up, a dish of very bland octopus followed by an even blander chewy cuttlefish, but things were about to

A basket of hot bread and various dips including an unidentifiable mashed fish dish along with taramasalata, tahini and a very good salad

Latsi, Tel: 26 321288 Psaropoulos Latsi, Tel: 26 321089

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improve; two plates of small delicious fishes, a coin of swordfish, some battered prawns with two anonymous fish cakes, and best of all, a dish of baby squid. Then the inevitable fi llets of farmed tasteless tsipoura accompanied by the inevitable oil and lemon sauce to give it some flavour. The sweet menu consists of glicos, ice cream, fruit, apple pie, cake and fruit, which doesn’t tempt the com-

panion but the waiter is undeterred and places two small wedges of something on the house that he informs us is halva but is really a very stale semolina cake that again doesn’t tempt the companion. It struck me that my last visit was much more expensive so perhaps the management are taking the crisis into consideration. What we had was, all considered, quite reasonable, but nothing out of the ordinary. But judging by the alacrity with which my fellow diners were clearing their plates I am in the minority.

VITAL STATISTICS SPECIALTY Fish WHERE 1, Ayios Pavlos, Nicosia CONTACT 22 780937, 22 772459 PRICE reasonable

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games Hitman Absolution Hitman: Absolution follows cold-blooded assassin Agent 47 as he takes on his most dangerous and personal contract to date. Betrayed by those he once trusted and hunted by the police, Agent 47 finds himself caught in the centre of a dark conspiracy and propelled through a corrupt and twisted world. Donning the suit of this legendary assassin, you become a deadly marksman with the ability to blend into plain sight, kill with your bare hands, and fashion weapons from almost anything. Take on the role of Agent 47 and his many extraordinary talents, then ask: what kind of Hitman are you? Blend in Impersonate your victims and hide in plain sight. A huge variety of disguises offer you deep strategies, new options, and the element of surprise. Improvised weapons Turn everyday items into

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Choice Approach every level in your own unique style: silent assassins, you can prey from the shadows and never leave a trace. Action junkies, go in guns-blazing through the wellguarded front door. Undetectable or unrelenting, what kind of Hitman are you?

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Bastards Amid the hoohah about it being the first major album to exist as an app and its heavyweight intention to be a “multimedia exploration of the universe and its physical forces”, the actual music on Björk’s Biophilia album was somewhat lost last year. Here’s a chance to revisit those songs in remixed form, with edgy collaborators finding new ways to decorate one of the world’s most striking voices. As with most remix collections, it doesn’t hang together well - Syrian producer Omar Souleyman’s exotic contributions stick out awkwardly. The brutal bass of tracks by Current Value and Death Grips are hard going, while The Slips and Hudson Mohawke offer a lighter touch, most impressively on the last’s stunning reworking of Virus. By David Smyth

Live at River Plate Since you already know about AC/DC, here’s another sort of history lesson: River Plate was where the German battleship Admiral Graf Spee scuttled itself in the Second World War, because the captain believed he was faced with insurmountable odds from the British navy - which, in point of fact, amounted to three men in a canoe armed to the teeth with pea-shooters and catapults. Which is not to say AC/DC scuttle themselves here. The entire population of Buenos Aires were seemingly present at the gigs which constitute this live double set, and they know all the words. A great help to vocalist Brian Johnson, who sounds at the end of his tonsil tether. The old favourites are all here - Back in Black, Whole Lotta Rosie, Highway to Hell - Angus Young still wears schoolboy shorts and wisely confines himself to schoolboy riffs. By Pete Clark

Samsung’s bendy screens almost on the horizon

quotes a source ‘familiar ar with the matter’ as saying flexible screens are expected to be released in the first rst half of next year. But Samsung’s g’s just going to be selling the displays to other manufacturers at the moment, so you can expect a little more delay before you can actually buy the things.

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Instead of incorporating a useless pair of tiny scissors into a multi-tool, Leatherman has used a pair of industrial-looking

snips as th the base for its new Raptor tool. Designed for fo medics and rescue personnel, personn the Raptor incorporates rate a strap cutter, a carbide bi glass breaker, a ring cutter, c a wrench, and a ruler into a pair of medical-grade shears.

Turn your iPad into the foosball table you never had room for If you’ve found it hard to shake your addiction to foosball after graduating from university, but your first apartment doesn’t afford you the room for a table of your own, all you

Post some luxury to those in the UK Delimann is most definitely a deli with heritage. Based in Bovey Tracey for 175 years, Delimann is still run by the same family that first started out delivering milk to customers’ doorsteps and making clotted cream at the back of the shop. Today, the shop still delights locals with its carefully sourced produce but it also mails out delicious foodie gifts and hampers to destinations across the UK, so it’s great for Christmas presents. Delimann gifts showcase the very best of Dartmoor produce, whether it’s prepared in house or produced by artisans nearby. One of Delimann’s signature gift is The Devon Cream Tea with oversized scones that are freshly baked on the day of despatch, strawberry jam, Westcountry tea and tea bread, all presented in a gift box with your own message. Alongside the delicious teas, you’ll find gifts that are great for dads or granddads, the Ploughman’s Lunch with a truckle of cheese, some fine Dartmoor ale and some signature oversized scones. www.delimann.co.uk

need now is an iPad, and a willing opponent. The geniuses at New Potato Technologies have created this elaborate iPad housing that serves as a full-fledged foosball table, complete with stubby legs and eight twoaxis control rods. It looks like it can support up to four players, but how you can cram four people around even the larger-sized iPad is a mystery left for you to figure out. Everything else se - from the ball, to the roddimpaled players, ers, to sound effects - is taken care of by a free accompanying panying app.

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Unapologetic As a brand, Rihanna is doing fine. Still only 24, she’s sold almost 40 million albums, but beyond the partying and the fashion ranges, she has always seemed uninterested in her music. She’s a peripheral figure on Unapologetic, her seventh album, contributing little beyond a few phoned-in vocals. Among the anodyne ballads and sub-Beyoncé floorshakers, Eminem does a brief, cheery turn (“I’m the butt police and I’m looking at your ass”) on Numb; David Guetta adds stadium house flourishes and Londoner Labrinth a hint of edge to Lost in Paradise. In a decision that seems misguided at best, on the love struck Nobody’s Business she duets with Chris Brown, who assaulted her in 2009. When she simpers “your love is perfection” to her abuser, it’s another slap in the face to battered women the world over. By John Aizlewood

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Staysure was founded in 2004 to provide comprehensive insurance for travellers over the age of 50 and since then has insured over one million customers, tailoring the policies to match their needs. Working with leading insurance providers, Staysure ensures it offers competitively priced policies. Where age might have been a barrier to getting adequate travel insurance in the past, Staysure makes sure its customers (who are aged between 50 to 85) have all the options to ensure that their holidays and prolonged stays abroad are properly covered. There are a number of travel policies on offer to cover any eventuality whether you’re on a short city break or three month world cruise. It can be tricky to get insurance for a prolonged stay but not with Staysure as its long stay extended cover is for holidays between three to eighteen months long. www.staysure.co.uk

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Seeing as Samsung’s pushed the boundaries of phone size to their absolute limits, it was only a matter of time before they were forced to try and completely reinvent the whole smartphone scene. The answer? Bendy screens, now reportedly less than a year from launch. Samsung’s been working on them for around a decade now. The Wall Street Journal

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‘Twilight’ in its twilight The fifth and final chapter of the Twilight saga offers flimsy plotting, a cool final battle, and a heroine whose empowerment turns out to be short-lived

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he’s earned it – and, let’s face it, so have we. Having moped and Goth’d her way through three instalments of the Twilight saga, trying to choose between two mutant swains – sensitive vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) or shirtless wolf-boy Jacob (Taylor Lautner) – then sunk into outright masochism in Breaking Dawn, Part 1, where love-making turned her into a mass of bruises and her unborn baby nearly tore out her innards, Bella (Kristen Stewart) finally gets empowered in the fifth (and last) chapter, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2. Or, as they should’ve called it, ‘The Twilight Saga: I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar’. Bella’s now a vampire – and not just a vampire, but the strongest vampire in the house. She proves the point by arm-wrestling macho blood-sucker Emmett, then pulverises a rock with her bare hands – just for fun! She goes hunting, and barely restrains herself from feeding on a hapless rock-climber (she compromises on a mountain lion). She’s stronger than Edward, her husband, who’s now little more than a decorative presence; his main role is to stand back and grin crookedly at her awesomeness, and of course offer himself for endless sex. Jacob has it even worse, his mere smell now odious to the undead Bella. All he can do is hang out on the sofa and watch as Bella raises weird little Renesmee, her child with Edward – but fi rst he gets beaten up by his erstwhile be-

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART 2 DIRECTED BY Bill Condon STARRING Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner US 2012 115 mins

loved for calling the child ‘Nessie’ (“You nicknamed my daughter after the Loch Ness monster!”) and also having “imprinted” on her, described by disgusted Bella as “some erotic wolfy thing”. That’s right folks, an “erotic wolfy thing” on a newborn baby. You bad dog! Actually, the “imprinting” is almost irrelevant. One might wonder why the franchise makes such a big deal of this (it was the cliffhanger twist in Breaking Dawn, Part 1) when all it really means is that Jacob is devoted to the child, and willing to stay for her sake; it’s really just a way of keeping him around after Bella makes her choice of suitor. Nothing is done with it, nor is Jacob much of a character anymore – his only function is to act as a getaway wolf in the final battle, on which more later. That’s not the only thing one might wonder about in this fl imsy movie (I assume the book made more sense). Trouble starts when another vampire glimpses Renesmee from a distance and thinks she’s an “immortal child”, duly informing the Volturi who decide to wipe out Edward and his family – but it’s not clear why this random vampire thinks Renesmee is immortal, or why the Volturi accept her opinion without any proof. Much of the fi lm is then taken up with Edward’s clan seeking “witnesses” from all over the world (including a pair of old-school Transylvanian vampires) who’ll testify to Renesmee’s true nature. It’s not clear why this testimony will make any difference, or why

It’s not clear why you have to burn the torso after cutting off the head. Will the head magically jump back on?

they don’t just call up the vampire who made the initial accusation. Alas, the Volturi are adamant, and it all ends in a battle where it transpires the way to kill a vampire is to tear off his/her head, then set fire to the headless body. It’s not clear why you have to burn the torso after cutting off the head. Will the head magically jump back on? If so, does it ever attach itself backwards, so you get vampires shuffl ing around with their heads pointing in the wrong direction? The battle itself is cool, however, black-clad figures in the snow à la 30 Days of Night, vampires and werewolves intent on tearing each other’s heads off (the violence is intense, albeit bloodless). “Yo-o-oung Bel-la, immortality becomes you,” purrs Michael Sheen as the chief Volturi, then gives an alarming highpitched giggle. Fun stuff happens on the sidelines: vampires tell war stories, while Edward thanks his mentor Carlisle for “this extraordinary life”. Yet it must be said, again, that

the plotting is fl imsy. Renesmee isn’t really immortal, say Bella and her crew. Yes, you’re right, this has all been a big misunderstanding, reply the Volturi – but never mind, we’ll kill you anyway. Maybe it worked better in the book. And what of Bella’s wonderful empowerment? Does she lead the troops in battle, taking control of her destiny? Well, not really. Every vampire has some kind of special power, and Bella’s power (it turns out) is to be a “shield”. She’s a good shield, emitting a force-field that blocks other vampires’ weapons, and she uses her powers to defend herself and others. So much for Bella the take-charge tomboy! No surprise that the change in our heroine is short-lived: every franchise has a guiding sensibility – and Twilight is a franchise built on fear, specifically fear of sex. Bella and Edward have been ‘shields’ from the very beginning, passive-aggressively blocking each other’s urges (the fi rst three instalments prized “self-control”, then the fourth one revealed sex as painful and bruising). These characters have always been repressed – but maybe their daughter Renesmee will be different in future episodes, which you just know are in the pipeline. “She’s going to be around for a long time, isn’t she?” asks Jacob at the end. “A very long time,” comes the ominous reply. That’s why they call it a saga.

filmsummaries The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Bella (Kristen Stewart) is enjoying her new life and new powers after the birth of Renesmee, her daughter with vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). Soon, however, their family bliss is threatened again, by a new menace. The vampire Irina (Maggie Grace) believes a child like Renesmee could challenge the power and existence of the Volturi. As Irina rallies the Volturi to destroy this potential threat, Bella and the Cullens – together with any allies they can assemble – prepare for a crucial battle to protect their family. Also starring Taylor Lautner and Billy Burke. Directed by Bill Condon. (Fantasy drama, 115 mins.)

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Taken 2 Four years ago, retired CIA agent Bryan Mills (Liam

Neeson) stopped at nothing to save his 17-year-old daughter Kim (Maggie Grace), kidnapped in Paris by Albanian kidnappers to be sold into prostitution. Murad (Rade Serbedzija), the father of one of the kidnappers killed by Mills in that operation, has sworn revenge, and takes Mills and his wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) hostage during their family vacation in Istanbul. Mills enlists his daughter to help them escape. Directed by Olivier Megaton. (Action-thriller, 92 mins.)

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Skyfall A hard-drive listing all NATO operatives undercover in terrorist organisations is stolen, and used to make M (Judi Dench), the head of British Intelligence, look bad. Though not in peak condition after a near-death experience, secret agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) sets out to recover the drive, which leads him to mystery

man Silva (Javier Bardem) – a psycho who’s nursing a grudge, and has a revenge scheme in mind. Also starring Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes and Albert Finney. Directed by Sam Mendes. (Action-drama, 143 mins.)

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To Rome With Love Four separate stories, set in the Eternal City. On holiday in Rome, successful architect John (Alec Baldwin) meets student architect Jack (Jesse Eisenberg) and becomes involved in Jack’s love life: his girlfriend Sally (Greta Gerwig) and flirtatious friend Monica (Ellen Page). At the same time, retired opera director Jerry (Woody Allen) arrives in Rome with his psychiatrist wife Phyllis (Judy Davis) to meet their daughter’s future husband Michelangelo – and, when Jerry hears Michelangelo’s father Giancarlo (Fabio Armiliato) singing in the shower, he wants to make him an op-

era star. In other unrelated stories, Leopoldo Pisanello (Roberto Benigni), a rather dull man, wakes one day to find himself a celebrity with the paparazzi on his tail, while newlywed Antonio (Alessandro Tiberi) is forced to introduce a prostitute (Penelope Cruz) as his wife. Directed by Woody Allen. In English and Italian, with Greek subtitles. (Comedy, 112 mins.)

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Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings The little fairy Tinker Bell meets Periwinkle and ventures into the winter woods with her and Tinker Bell’s other friends to find the secret of fairy wings. Directed by Roberts Gannaway and Peggy Holmes. In 3D. DUBBED INTO GREEK. (Kids’ cartoon, 92 mins.)

Our rating: N/A

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Taken, not stirred

TAKEN 2  DIRECTED BY Olivier Megaton STARRING Liam Neeson, Rade Serbedzija, Maggie Grace France 2012 92 mins.

Liam Neeson looks tired and un-invested in the very poor (and absurd) Taken 2

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iam Neeson, sort your life out! Liam is on a rooftop in Istanbul, pointing his gun at a thug – but another thug is pointing a gun at Liam’s wife, so it’s obviously a stand-off. What does Liam do? Well, he takes out his mobile phone and calls his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) who’s back at the hotel. “Listen to me carefully, Kim,” he says calmly (his gun still pointing at the thug). “Your mother and I are about to be taken. And people are going to come for you too”. Liam did much the same speech – or a variation – in the first Taken, but in that case it made sense because the daughter was alone, Liam was on the other side of the world, he knew that kidnappers were about to come for her, so he gave her instructions (using his CIA training) on what to do and where to hide. Liam’s calm, authoritative tone was actually magnificent in that fi lm, turning a well-respected thespian into a badass action hero. That’s why they try to repeat the scene in Taken 2, because it’s a series trademark – but in this case it’s ludicrous, because the thugs are right there. They’re listening. Liam’s telling Kim what to do and where to hide (admittedly trying to be vague, but still giving way too much information) and they’re right in front of him! Liam Neeson – what are you doing? That’s one major absurdity in this very poor action thriller. The other major absurdity comes a little later, when Liam has been ‘taken’ and thrown in a dungeon but inevitably gets the upper hand. He’s able to escape – but first he must fi nd out where he is. He was counting silently

You know a film (especially an action film) fails to deliver when people start nitpicking – because of course we wouldn’t care about absurdity if it were fun absurdity

in the car that brought him (blindfolded) to the prison, so he knows the car must’ve travelled about 3 kilometres – and now he manages to call Kim (who’s evaded her captors, and is still at the hotel). Go to the roof, he turns her, and throw a hand grenade. She does; he waits for the explosion, counting off beats. The distant boom arrives on four and a half beats, which (apparently) is 4.5 kilometres. Take a map of Istanbul, he instructs Kim; draw a circle with a 3-kilometre diameter, then a circle with a 4.5-kilometre diameter. Where the circles intersect, that’s where I am. I’ve spent time describing this detail, because the fi lm spends time setting it up. Luc Besson (who wrote the script with his usual partner, Hollywood vet Robert Mark Kamen) seems to think it’s madly clever – but surely it’s daft beyond belief. Such a ruse could only work if 3 and 4.5 were exact measurements; if it’s 3.02 and 4.57, you get a slightly different spot on the map and the whole thing becomes useless. Is it really possible to listen out for an explosion in the distance, from a dungeon, amid the noise and hubbub of Istanbul,

Looper

Paranormal Activity 4

In the near future, 2044, a group of hitmen called Loopers work for a crime syndicate in the further future. Their bosses send targets back in Time, and the Looper’s job is to shoot them and dispose of the body; the target vanishes from the future, 2074, and the Looper disposes of a corpse that technically doesn’t exist. When they want to ‘close the loop’ on Joe (Bruce Willis), they send him back as the target for his younger assassin self (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). But the older Joe has settled down to a happy life and doesn’t want to be terminated; he escapes execution and goes on the run, looking for the crime boss who sent him back in Time – and forcing the younger Joe into hiding with Sara (Emily Blunt) on her remote corn farm. Also starring Jeff Daniels and Paul Dano. Directed by Rian Johnson. (Sci-fi action, 119 mins.)

Five years after the events that led to the disappearance of Katie and baby Hunter (in Paranormal Activity 2), young Alice (Kathryn Newton) begins experiencing strange phenomena in her home – especially after a weird kid named Robbie moves in next door. When Robbie’s mum ends up in hospital, he starts living with Alice’s family while she’s convalescing. That’s when things go from creepy to paranormal. Also starring Katie Featherston and Matt Shively. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. (Horror-thriller, 88 mins.)

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Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar Barbie stars as Tory, the kind-hearted princess of Meribella who would rather sing and dance than perform her royal duties. When her favorite pop star Keira visits the Kingdom, the girls discover they have much in

and know if it came exactly halfway through your beat or six-tenths of the way? I vote no. Nitpicking? Maybe. But you know a fi lm (especially an action fi lm) fails to deliver when people start nitpicking – because of course we wouldn’t care about absurdity if it were fun absurdity. Taken 2 is deeply uninspired – so uninspired, in fact, that the only fun comes in pointing out major absurdities and rolling your eyes at them. Neeson’s been immense lately, a tower of strength (especially in The Grey), but he seems entirely un-invested here – and his action-hero schtick, to be honest, isn’t quite as rich as Jason Statham’s, that other stalwart of the Luc Besson ‘factory’. Neeson is basically bull-like. He sets his sights on the villains then breaks through their ranks, implacable. That’s how he routed an entire gang of Albanians (Bosnians, whatever) in Taken – but now the father of one of the men he killed (played by Rade Serbedzija) vows revenge, so it all begins again. In the end, inevitably, Liam has Rade cornered, but makes him a deal. Let’s break the cycle of revenge, offers Liam: he’ll let

common, including a magical secret that lets them look like one another. At first, swapping places seems like a great idea, at least till each girl realises that the other’s life isn’t as easy as it seems! But Meribella also has a magical secret, and when it’s stolen, the whole kingdom is put in danger. Will true friendship save the day? Directed by Ezekiel Norton. DUBBED INTO GREEK. (Kids’ cartoon, 86 mins.)

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Brave In ancient and rugged Scotland, the impetuous, independent princess Merida is a young aspiring archer, having been encouraged from a young age by her loving, larger-than-life father King Fergus. Her mother Queen Elinor has conscientiously schooled her daughter to be proficient in all things as the future Queen, but Merida rebels. When the King and Queen invite

him go if Rade gives his word not to retaliate. ‘But why?’ asks the baddie. “Because I’m tired of it all,” says Liam, and you feel the actor’s reallife disillusionment with the unworthy vehicles he’s being asked to carry. Taken 2 is a fi lm you ought to skip, and a fi lm I wouldn’t be writing about if there was anything else to write about – though I did chuckle (speaking of absurdities) when Rade vows to Neeson that when his daughter is captured she will be “sold to the lowest brothel in the world, where she’ll be abused by so many men until she’s nothing but a piece of meat even the dogs won’t have!”. Can’t you at least sell her to a high-class brothel?

the surrounding clans to present their sons as suitors, Merida is desperate and finds a witch, who grants her a spell – with devastating results. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman. In 3D. DUBBED INTO GREEK. (Kids’ cartoon, 100 mins.)

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Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted Alex the lion (voiced by Ben Stiller), Marty the zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Melman the giraffe (David Schwimmer) are still trying to get back to New York and their beloved Central Park zoo, but first they need to find the penguins. When they travel to Monte Carlo, they attract the attention of obsessive animal-hunter Chantal Dubois of Animal Control after gate-crashing a party, and are joined by the penguins, the monkeys, King Julian (Sacha Baron TURN TO PAGE 16

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Cohen) and the rest of the crew. How does such a crazy menagerie travel through Europe without attracting attention? Simple. They join a travelling circus. Directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon. In 3D. (Kids’ cartoon comedy, 93 mins.)

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Ice Age 4: Continental Drift Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences – causing a continental cataclysm that creates the Earth as we know it and triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny the mammoth (voiced by Ray Romano), Diego the saber-toothed tiger (voiced by Denis Leary) and Sid the sloth (voiced by John Leguizamo). In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home. Also with the voices of Peter Dinklage and Nick Frost. Directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier. In 3D. (Kids’ cartoon, 94 mins.)

Killing Them Softly Markie Trattman (Ray Liotta) runs one of the Mob’s many secret and lucrative poker games – a potential magnet for crooks tempted to cash in on the piles of ready cash on the tables. When two young, opportunistic petty crims, Frankie (Scoot McNairy) and Russell (Ben Mendelsohn), are talked into robbing Markie’s game at gunpoint by local lowlife Johnny Amato (Vincent Curatola), the Mob sends in Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt), one of its hitmen, to find and punish those responsible. Since he knows Amato, he’s reluctant to make the hit himself and suggests they call in the heavy Mickey (James Gandolfini) from New York. Mickey turns up – but Jackie is unimpressed, and has to take matters into his own hands. Also starring Richard Jenkins. Directed by Andrew Dominik. (Crime drama, 97 mins.)

Frankenweenie

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The Help

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Frankenweenie After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, geeky young Victor (voiced by Charlie Tahan) harnesses the power of Science to bring his best friend back to life, albeit with a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out – and Victor’s fellow students try to copy his work with some Frankenstein shenanigans of their own – the entire town learns that getting a new ‘leash on life’ can be monstrous. Also with the voices of Catherine O’Hara and Winona Ryder. Directed by Tim Burton. In 3D. (Animated comedy, 87 mins.)

In racially divided 1960s Mississippi, Aibileen (Viola Davis) is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children, and has recently lost her only son. Minny (Octavia Spencer) is another African-American maid whose confrontational manner results in her having to frequently change jobs. Skeeter (Emma Stone) is a young white woman and recent college graduate who moves back home to discover that the maid who helped raise her since childhood has gone. When she gets a job on the local paper writing a home-care column, she needs the practical advice of a housemaid and turns to Aibileen and Minny – which leads her to start secretly collecting stories about the lives of ‘the help’, bringing her into conflict with her old friends. Also starring Jessica Chastain and Bryce Dallas Howard. Directed by Tate Taylor. (Drama, 146 mins.)

NICOSIA Killing Them Softly (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 7.50 and 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) at 7.50 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Frankenweenie (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 3.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 2) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.35, 7.45 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 3.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) at 5.35, 7.45 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 11am, 1.20pm and 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Taken 2 (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.20pm, weekends also at 3.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.20pm, weekends also at 11.20am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Skyfall (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 5, 7.40 and 10.20pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 5, 7.40 and 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383

To Rome With Love (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.40, 7.50 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Tinkerbell: Secret of the Wings (K)

Frankenweenie (12)

K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek), weekends only 3.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) (in Greek), weekends only 11.20am, 1.20pm and 3.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Rio 2, weekdays at 6.10pm, weekends at 3, 4.45 and 6.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 3.30pm. Tel: 77778383

Looper (15)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (12)

K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 7.45pm; KCineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 7.45pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Paranormal Activity 4 (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 10.15pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in English, in 2D) 5.30pm, weekends also 3.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) (in English, in 2D) 5.30pm, weekends also 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Help Cine Studio, tonight at 8pm, Tuesday and Thursday at 9pm. Tel: 96-420491, www.ofk.org.cy

Rio 1 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends also at 3 and 5.15pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.35, 7.45 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Taken 2 (12) Rio 4 at 7.45pm (weekends at 8.10pm) and 10pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.20pm, weekends also at 3.30pm. Tel: 77778383

Skyfall (12) Rio 3 at 7.45pm, weekends also at 5pm; Rio 2 at 10pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 5, 7.40 and 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383

To Rome With Love (12)

Cine Studio, Friday at 9pm, presented by the Friends of the Cinema Society. Tel: 96-420491, www.ofk.org.cy

Rio 6 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends also at 5.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; KCineplex (Screen 5) at 7.50pm. Tel: 7777-8383

LIMASSOL

Tinkerbell: Secret of the Wings (K)

Adikos Kosmos

Killing Them Softly (18) Rio 2, weekdays at 8pm, weekends at 8.15pm; Rio 3 at 10.30pm. Tel: 25871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 7.50 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Rio 3 (in Greek), weekdays at 6.10pm, weekends at 3.15pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek), weekends only at 3.15pm. Tel: 77778383

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The Descendants Matt King (George Clooney) is a successful Hawaiian lawyer with a popular, outgoing wife and two spirited daughters: 17-year old Alexandra (Shailene Woodley) and 10-year old Scottie (Amara Miller). He is also in charge of the family trust for a large parcel of unspoiled waterside land, which some of his cousins want to sell. His life is turned upsidedown, however, when his wife is critically injured in a boat race – and, as her life hangs in the balance, his daughter Alexandra drops another bombshell, telling Matt that her mother has been unfaithful to him. Saddened and totally shell-shocked, Matt sets out to track down her lover. Also starring Nick Krause and Robert Forster. Directed by Alexander Payne. (Drama, 115 mins.)

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Adikos Kosmos Sotiris (Antonis Kafetzopoulos) is a middle-aged Greek police interrogator who’s fed up of trying to wring confessions from criminals, and decides it’s much easier to simply throw their files on top of a filing cabinet and forget about them. However there is one case, in which he believes an innocent man is being unjustly prosecuted, which he just can’t let go, so he and his partner Minas (Christos Stergioglou) decide to intervene, ending up in a noir-like plot featuring murder, a wad of cash and a curious cleaning lady called Dora (Theodora Tzimou) – with whom Sotiris becomes romantically involved. Directed by Philippos Tsitos. In Greek. (Drama, 118 mins.)

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7 Days in Havana Seven short stories, set over a week in Havana. A young American tourist (Josh Hutcherson) hooks up with a transvestite at the end of a rum-fuelled evening, a famous director (Emir Kusturica) gets very drunk after accepting an award, a singer faces a dramatic dilemma, a Palestinian visitor finds himself lost in translation, a mother and father decide to perform an exorcism on their lesbian daughter, a psychiatrist who makes sweets in her spare time gets a large order from a special client, and a devout woman decides to build a fountain dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Directed by Benicio del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Gaspar Noe, Juan Carlos Tabio and Laurent Cantet. Mostly in Spanish, with Greek subtitles. (Comedy-drama, 129 mins.)

Our rating: N/A

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Unforgettable  Unmissable  Recommendable  Watchable  Regrettable  Abominable

Paranormal Activity 4 (15)

Skyfall (12)

Rio 5 at 7.45pm (weekends at 8.15pm) and 10pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 5, 7.40 and 10.20pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K)

K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 5.40, 7.50 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Taken 2 (12)

Tinkerbell: Secret of the Wings (K)

Skyfall (12)

Rio 4 (in English, in 2D), weekends only at 3, 4.45 and 6.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 5 (in Greek), weekends only at 3, 4.45 and 6.30pm. Tel: 25-871410

7 Days in Havana Rio 5, Monday at 8.30pm, presented by the Limassol Cine Club. www. cinelesxi.org

LARNACA Killing Them Softly (18) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 7.50 and 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Frankenweenie (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) at 5.35pm, weekends also at 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.35, 7.45 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Taken 2 (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.20pm, weekends also at 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 (K) All Audiences (12/15/18) No admittance to Under-12s/15s/ 18s (N/A) Not Available

To Rome With Love (12)

K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in Greek), weekends only at 3.15pm. Tel: 77778383

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (12) Rio 1 at 5.30, 7.45 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 Rio 4 at 6, 7.45 and 9.45pm, weekends also at 4pm. Tel: 26-207000 Rio 7 at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000

To Rome With Love (12)

Looper (15)

Rio 2 at 6, 8 and 10pm. Tel: 26207000

K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 7.45pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Tinkerbell: Secret of the Wings (K)

Paranormal Activity 4 (15)

Rio 7 (in Greek), weekends only at 3.40pm. Tel: 26-207000

K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 10.15pm. Tel: 7777-8383

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) (in English, in 2D) at 5.30pm, weekends also at 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Descendants Blue Pine Bar and Restaurant, Thursday at 8.30pm, presented by the Larnaca Film Society. Tel: 99-658831, www.lfcinema.org

Looper (15) Rio 3, weekdays at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends at 7.30 and 9.45pm. Tel: 26-207000

Paranormal Activity 4 (15) Rio 5 at 9.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (K) Rio 5 (in Greek), weekdays at 6pm, weekends at 4 and 5.45pm. Tel: 26-207000

Brave (K)

PAPHOS Killing Them Softly (18) Rio 5, weekdays at 7.45pm, weekends at 7.30pm; Rio 6 at 9.45pm. Tel: 26207000

Frankenweenie (12) Rio 6, weekdays at 6 and 7.45pm, w weekends at 4, 5.45 and 7.45pm. Tel: 226-207000

Rio 1 (in Greek, in 3D), weekends only at 3.40pm. Tel: 26-207000

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (K) Rio 3 (in English, in 2D), weekdays at 6pm, weekends at 4 and 5.45pm. Tel: 26-207000

SUNDAY MAIL• November 25, 2012

17 Cinderella Staged as ACT’s much anticipated yearly pantomime. December 1 (3pm & 7.30pm), December 2 (3pm), December 7 (7.30pm), December 8 (3pm & 7.30pm) and Decem-

ber 9 (3pm). Russian Cultural Centre, Nicosia. €12 (or € 6 on December 1 & 2 only for children aged 2-12 years). Tickets available at the Russian Cultural Centre MondayFriday between 4-6pm. Tel: 99 924363

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without it and next weekend sees the start of the annual ACT pantomime says ZOE CHRISTODOULIDES

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s Christmas fast approaches, it just wouldn’t be the same without a dose of the good, the bad and the ugly. That’s right, pantomime is back with all its theatrical storytelling, jokes, ncing and slapmusic, dancing our inviting lots stick humour e participation of audience along the way as we cheer dies and boo the on the goodies baddies. ar’s ACT This year’s n of the allproduction rite Cinderella time favourite diences of all brings audiences d dose of ages a good what they have grown e poor but to love; the beautiful heroine and ome prince, her handsome tepmother the cruel stepmother palling and her appalling daughters.. You’ll cery a good few tainly enjoy h Euthalaughs with nasia and Asphyxia rageous whose outrageous nse is fashion sense one by only outdone their even more s singoutrageous ing. That’s not na to mention mothfairy godmotheart er whose heart ght is in the right place even if her magic spells don’tt always work quite Chrisanthi as she Livadiotis as intended. Cinderella Then there’s

a lively chorus, not forgetting a rather cowardly ghost lurking in the woods. While tickets are already selling like hot cakes, performances kick off this Saturday at the Russian Cultural Centre in Nicosia. Aud Audiences can exp of course, expect the madn usual madness. characwearin the most ters wearing outrageou unflatteroutrageous costu ing costumes, lots cros dressing, of cross bizarre names, silly slapsti slapstick, clever innuendo and hearing nuendo, the wo words “oh no it’s mo times that not” more pro you probably say them in your entire lifetime lifetime. Desp Despite all the dra stage drama, the Cinderel story does Cinderella cours stand as of course ti an all time claswit countless sic, with version telling the versions tale of a distressed young lady whose unfort unfortunate circumstance are sudstances denly c changed to remark remarkable fortune. As one of the most recogn recognised stories aroun around the world, the th themes from the s story appear in th the folklore of ma many cultures, wh while sources o often disagree a about how many versions of the tale actually

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Ugly sister (Graham Thomas), Baron Hardup (David Mortimer) and wicked stepmother (Jo Taylor)

Time for pantomime exist. Some claim that the story dates back to Ancient Greece with a historian named Strabo in the fi rst century BC recording the tale of a rosy cheeked girl who lived in the Greek colony of Naucratis in Ancient Egypt. Another version of the story then appeared in China in Miscellaneous Morsels from Youyang by Duan Chengshi around 860. The best-known later versions were written by French author Charles Perrault in 1697 and the Brothers Grimm in the early 1800s. Cinderella was also the twelfth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon, released in 1950. In this particular panto version by ACT, Cinderella is the daughter of the impoverished Baron Hardup. Her mother died when Cinderella was quite

young, and she has grown up under the protection of the Baron’s valet, Buttons, who behaves towards her like an elder brother. The Baron remarries, but his new, rich wife treats Cinderella very harshly. What’s worse, she has two daughters, who look on Cinderella as their personal servant. One day Prince Charming goes hunting and promises all the people of the kingdom a grand ball in celebration. Cinderella meets the Prince by accident just after the hunt. He pretends to be his own valet, Dandini, with whom he has just swapped clothes and roles as a joke. The Prince and Cinderella fall in love at fi rst sight, and he asks her to dance every dance with him that night at the grand ball. But Cinderella’s hopes are

What’sonlistings Exhibitions Nicosia district

Birthday City Solo painting exhibition by Savvas Georgiadis. Until November 31. Open daily: 9am-1pm & 4pm8pm. Saturday: 9am-2pm. Zacharias Gallery, 147 Irinis Street, Limassol. Tel: 25-358311

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dashed when her cruel stepmother tears up her ticket. How will she get to the ball? Will her cruel stepmother and stepsisters succeed in preventing her from marrying the Prince? Or will Buttons and the weird old lady Cinderella helped in the woods somehow save the day? Tickets for the ACT Christmas pantomime do sell very quickly so it’s advisable book your tickets as soon as possible, especially if you want to take advantage of the cheaper price for children during the fi rst weekend. Looks like it will soon be time to get the young ones into the festive spirit, while adults are given the chance to bring out their inner child as they hiss and boo to their heart’s content.

Lex Drewinski An exhibition of prize winning posters by Polish born designer. Opens November 26, 8pm until November 30. Goethe-Institut Cyprus hall, 21 Markou Drakou Str. Tel: 22-674607 Domenicos Theotokopoulos: From Candia to Toledo – The Footsteps of a European Journey Paintings by El Greco. It will also include texts and audiovisual material. Until November 30. The Leventis Municipal Museum, 15-17 Hippocrates Street, Laiki Yitonia. Open except Mondays: 10am-4.30pm. Wednesdays open until 10pm. Tel: 22-661475 Fish Dreams Solo painting exhibition by Marinos Kartikkis. Until December 1. Opus 39 Gallery, 21 Kimonos Street. Monday: 5pm-8pm. Tuesday-Friday: 10.30am-12 .30pm and 5pm-8pm. Tel: 22-424983 Athenians Solo exhibition by Christian W. Bertram. Until December 4. Municipality Multifunctional Foundation, ‘Old Market Pallouriotissa’. Opening hours: MondayFriday 10am-1pm & 4pm-7pm. Tel: 22-466330 Human Dimension Solo paintings and sculptures exhibition by Mary Papademas. Until December 4. Loukia and Michael Zampelas Art Museum, 27 Arch. Makarios III Ave, Kaimakli. Monday,Tuesday,Thursday:10am-1pm & 3pm-7pm. Wednesday: 10am-1pm. Friday: 10am1pm & 3pm-8pm. Saturday: 10am-6pm. Sunday: closed Tel: 22-456098 Small Portraits Solo art exhibition. Until December 8. Apocalypse Gallery, 30 Chytron Street. Monday- Friday: 10.30am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 10.30am-1pm. Tel: 22-766655 Composite Solo painting exhibition by Andreas Ladommatos. Until December 10. Gallery Gloria, 3 Zinonos Sozou Street. Monday-Friday: 10.30pm-12.45pm and 5pm8pm. Saturday: 10.30pm-12.45pm. Tel: 22-760286

A Balancing Act Solo art exhibition by Kostas Neofitidis. Until December 19. Famagusta Gate, old Nicosia. Open daily: 10am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Closed November 26 & 29, December 12 & 28. Tel: 22-797650 Terra Mediterranea – In Crisis Group contemporary art exhibition curated by Yiannis Toumazis scrutinising the current turbulence experienced globally, from both a political and a poetic stance. Until December 30. Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre 19, Palaias Ilektrikis. TuesdaySaturday: 10am-3pm and 5pm-11pm. Sunday: 10am-4pm. Tel: 22-797400. info@nimac.org.cy. www.nimac.org.cy The project includes a second contemporary art exhibition curated by Re Aphrodite team. The exhibition deals with the unwritten feminine histories of Cyprus and their private and public structure. Until December 30. Ethological Museum – The House of Hagjigeorgakis Kornesios, 20, Patriarxou Grigoriou. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8.30am-3.30pm. Wednesday: 8.30am-5pm. Saturday: 9.30am-3.30pm. Tel: 22-305316 Beyond Dress Code A comprehensive documentation of traditional Greek dress. Until December 31. Marfin Laiki Bank Cultural Centre, Byron Avenue Museum, 32 Byron Avenue. Monday-Friday: 10am-1pm & 4pm-8pm. Saturday: 10am-2pm. Tel: 22-718605 AnThrOPOS: Faces of Cyprus through the Ages An exhibition that explores the human form as it is represented in the art of Cyprus from the Neolithic period until today, focusing specifically on depictions of the human face. Until January 18, 2013. The Cyprus Museum 1 Special Exhibition Hall, Museum Street. Tel.: 22-865854. www.mcw.gov.cy Cyprus Icons and Mosaics Makarios III Foundation, Archbishopric, old Nicosia. Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm and Saturday 9am-1pm. Tel: 22-430008 Old Maps and Engravings 16th-19th Century Permanent exhibition: Cyprus and other Greek lands, Europe and America. Viewing by appointment. Gallery Leventis, 6 Polykleitos St. Tel/Fax: 22348451, 99-658694.

Cyprus Yesterday and Today Permanent exhibition. Diachroniki Gallery Idalion, 32 Makarios Ave., Dhali. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm. Tel: 22-525691

Larnaca district Faces Solo painting exhibition by Lefteris Olympiou. Until November 27. Intercollege, 52 Famagusta Avenue, Larnaca Road. Open daily: 10am-7pm. Tel: 24-747500 Giorgos Kostonis Solo painting exhibition. Opens November 29, 7.30pm until December 22. Intercollege, 52 Famagusta Avenue, Larnaca Road. Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm. Tel: 24-747500 Ceramic Art Exhibition More than 60 works by Cypriot and Maltese ceramists. Until January 10. Larnaca Municipal Gallery. Monday-Friday: 9am-1pm & 3pm-6pm Helen Tumelty’s Mosaic Studio Permanent exhibition of mosaic pictures, tables and mirrors. Just off Zenon Kitieos St. Studio also offers mosaic classes in a small friendly environment throughout the year. Tel: 99-925315 Cyprus Artists Pieces from the Larnaca municipality’s permanent collection on display. Larnaca Municipal Gallery. Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm, Saturday: 10am-1pm. Tel: 24-657745

Limassol district Far Away, So Close An exhibition of paintings by Alek Popov dedicated to those affected by cancer. Until November 28. Pegasus Art Foundation Gallery - Art Studio 55, Heroes Square. (next to the Rialto Theatre). Tel: 99-603316 Birthday City Solo painting exhibition by Savvas Georgiadis. Until November 31. Open daily: 9am-1pm & 4pm-8pm. Saturday: 9am-2pm. Zacharias Gallery, 147 Irinis Street. Tel: 25-358311

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18 WHAT’S ON What’sonlistings Painting with Light Solo art exhibition by Petros Yiannakas. Until December 1. Dinos Art Café, 62-66 Irinis Street. Monday-Saturday: 10.30am to midnight and Sunday: 4pm to midnight. Tel: 25-762030 Collective Drones First solo art exhibition by Maria Aristotelous. Until December 2. Penindaplinena Gallery. Tuesday – Friday: 11am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Saturday: 3pm-8pm. Tel: 99-522977/25-340727 ID Euro-Signs and Icons Project focuses on semiology and semiotics of contemporary art. Until December 13. Artspace Art Studio 55, (Next to Rialto Theatre). Daily: 5.30pm-8 .30pm. Tel: 25-340739/99-603316 Blackdove Art Studio Permanent exhibition of artwork in oils, acrylic, print and mixed media, including painted driftwood, by Mary-Lynne Stadler. commissions welcome and art tuition on offer in a number of media. Tel: 99048369. www.marylynnestadler.com. Anoyira Mosaic Artwork Discover the magic of mosaics and Anoyira. FridaySunday 10am-4pm, other times by appointment. Tel: 99-108710 Katie Sabry Studio Permanent exhibition of paintings in oils, watercolours and pastels. Mosaics Workshop, 9 Georgiou Malekidi St, nr Rialto Theatre. Tel: 99-571139. www. katiecolours.com Art by Susanne Gallery with contemporary artwork. Shop 2, Marina Beach, Amathus Avenue. Daily 10am-4pm. Percentage of profits go to children with Cystic Fibrosis. Tel: 99-247668 Theomaria Art Gallery Permanent exhibition of Vera Parlalidou’s ceramics. 7 Vassilisis Karlotta St. Monday-Friday 8am-1pm. Tel: 25-745777 Michael Owen Galleries Permanent exhibition of oil and watercolour paintings. Lania. Tel. 25-432404. www.michaelowengallery.com Olivera Papathoma Permanent exhibition in City Art Gallery. 255A Saint Andreas St. Monday-Friday 9am-1pm, 4pm-7pm. Sat. 9am-2pm Sea King Permanent exhibition of old aviation photos. Sea King restaurant, near Akrotiri base. Tel: 25-954500

Paphos district Judith Constantinou Permanent exhibition of watercolours. The Studio, Stephanie Village, Tala. Tel: 26-652760 Stewart B Johnson Open house viewings of Scottish artist’s works by appointment. G. Xenopoulou st. Tel: 26-930525 Gallery at Home with Theresa French Watercolours, prints and cards. 2 Modestou Panteli, 2 Nicolas Cliff, Yeroskipou. Tel: 26-962597/ 99316485 Stone Sculptures Permanent exhibition by Andreas Constantinou. Polis Chrysochous, near central square. Call artist for viewing. Tel: 26-321227/99-585543 Michael Gorman Figurative paintings and prints. 20 Theodorou Kolokotroni, Peyia. Open daily. Tel: 99-952376/99006832/26-621424 Harry and Sheila Hawkins Art by Harry Hawkins and books by Sheila Hawkins. Ayias Zonis St., Neo Chorio. Open daily. Tel: 26321123 Herbs and Wild Flowers Arts and crafts inspired by the flora of Cyprus. Medicinal herbal teas and oils available. Information Centre for the Akamas National Park at the School of Pano Arodes. Tel: 99-616748 David Lester Working Studio in Peyia, with permanent exhibition of oil paintings and other works by the author of ‘Wishful Thinking’. Tel: 26-621130

Famagusta district Blue Spice Restaurant Permanent exhibition of Carolina Alotus’ works. Blue Spice, 29 Aphroditis St (between Perneras and Protaras rd), Ayia Napa. Tel: 23-832088. www.CarolinaAlotus.com Where are the Rights of the Children of Karpasia? Permanent photographic exhibition. Famagusta Cultural Centre, 35 Evagorou St, Dherynia. Closed Sundays. Monday-Friday 7.30am-4.30pm and Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm. Tel: 23-740860

Music Nicosia district Rock Out Festival A rock event headlined by Uriah Heep and Mnemic. November 27. Pavilion, Lakatamia. 7pm-1am. €45/40. Tel: 22-322222. Email: info@rockoutfest. com Peter Sheppard Skærved Violinist returns for a recital with Bach’s Partitas and Sonatas interspersed with premieres by contemporary composers Lars Bagger and Sadie Harrison. November 29. The Shoe Factory. 304 Ermou Street. 8.30pm. €15 /10. Tel. 70-009304/ 22-663871

Limassol district Tribute to Manos Hatzidakis Elias Liougos, one of the closest associates of Hatzidakis and Andriana Babali, an outstanding young artist, will accompany the audience on a unique musical stroll, of the albums Laiki and Romaiki Agora. November 27. Rialto Theatre. 8.30pm. €25/20. Tel: 77-777745 Yiannis Georgiou Α solo piano recital by renowned Cypriot pianist. December 1. Rialto Theatre. 8.30pm. €10/7. Tel: 77777745

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Paphos district The Ultimate Tribute Show & Dance with Elvis, Cilla Black and Dusty Springfield Three top tribute acts and a funny guy combine in one amazing performance. November 27. Pentaras Hall, Coral Bay Road. Doors open 7.30pm, showtime 8.30pm prompt, ends at 10.45pm. €10. Reservations essential - Tel: 99-832538. Meals available in the restaurant - Tel: 26-271130 Charity Concert The evening will take the form of a four part concert, Opera, Popular, Musicals and Christmas and there will be a mixture of both English and Greek music. Organised to support a recently orphaned 11 year old British girl in Cyprus. December 1. Markideio Theatre. 7pm. €15. Tel: 26-932571/99-719163

Theatre & Dance Nicosia district A War of Colours A production that helps spectators, children and adults, to stop seeing life only in black and white and discover the rest of the colours. November 25. ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation, 64 Ayion Omoloyiton Avenue. 11am & 4pm. For ages 2 and above. €10/7. Tel: 24-822677 Hello An educational story aimed at pre-school children. November 25. Melina Merkouri Hall, old Nicosia. 11am. €5/9. In Greek. Tel: 99-358663/99-621669 Are you Afraid of the Dark? The play aimed to help children to overcome their fears. November 25. Melina Merkouri Hall, old Nicosia. 11am. €5/9. In Greek. Tel: 99-358663/99-621669 Same Time, Next Year Dionysos Theatre opens the new theatre season with play by Bernard Slade, directed by Nikos Charalambous. Until November 25. Dionysos Theatre, 29 Diagorou Street. Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday at 6.30pm. In Greek. €20/15. Tel: 22-818999/99-621845 The Cherry Orchard Open Arts presents Anton Chekhov’s last play. Until November 30. Tivoli Luna Park, Ilia Papakyriakou, Engomi. Monday through Friday at 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 96-765575 The Elephant Man Theatro Ena presents a play by Bernard Pomerance, translated and directed by Andreas Christodoulides. November 30 until January 27. Theatro Ena, 4 Athinas Avenue. Every Friday through Sunday at 8.30pm. In Greek. €15/12. Tel: 22-348203 The Grönholm Method The New Stage of THOC presents play by Jordi Galcerán Ferrer. Until December 1. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou. Every Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 22-492900 Cinderella Annual production of pantomime staged by ACT. December 1-2 & 7-9. Russian Cultural Centre. December 1. 3pm & 7.30pm. December 2. 3pm. December 7. 7.30pm. December 8. 3pm & 7.30pm and December 9. 3pm. €12 /6. Tickets available at the Russian Cultural Centre Monday-Friday between 4-6pm. Tel : 99-924363 Mama’s Marijuana is the Best Play combining elements of realism, exaggeration and comedy. December 1-2. PEO, 29 Archermou Street. 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 22-866400/99-592869 Sole and Mouth A hilarious comedy that satirises the contemporary social, political and economic realities of our country. December 1-2. Antonaki’s Music Hall, 17 Vasileiou Voulgaroktonou Street. €15. In Greek. Tel: 77-777040. www.soldout-tickets.com.cy The Harley Jacket THOC’s New Stage presents play by Vasilis Katsikonouris directed by Giorgos Mouaimis. Until December 7. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou. Wednesday through Friday at 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 22-864300 Oscar The New Stage of THOC presents the play based on the work by French-Belgian dramatist Eric Emmanuel Schmitt. Until December 8. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou. Every two weeks Wednesday through Saturday. 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 22-492900 Samia Revival of ancient Greek comedy by Menander. Until December 9. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou. Every Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday at 6pm. €12/6. In Greek. The performances on December 1 and 2 will be with Greek and English surtitles. Tel: 22-864300 4 one-act plays Plays seamlessly tied together with live music, in a natural scenic space in a beautiful restored mansion at Lympia. Until December 19. Shilas Mansion, 4 Dimokratias Street, Lympia. Every Wednesday at 8pm. €5 with free drinks. Tel: 99-787090 Death and the Maiden Satiriko Theatro presents play by Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman. Until December 21. Vladimiros Kafkarides Cultural Centre, 11-15 Vladimiros, Kafkarides Street, Αglantzia. Every Thursday and Friday at 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 22-312940/22-421609 Noah’s Family A theatrical play for children written by Xenia Kalogeropoulou and Thomas Moschopoulos. Until December 23. THOC New Theatre Building, 9 Gregori Afxentiou. Every Sunday at 10.30am. In Greek. Tel: 22-864300 Shakespeare in an Hour Pirasmos Productions presents the theatrical comedy. Until December 23. Pantheon Art Cinema, 29 Diagorou Street. Thursday through Sunday at 8.30pm. In Greek. Tel: 70-001910 The Magic Flute The Children’s Stage of Satiriko Theatre presents play adapted and directed by Thanasis Theologis. Until December 23. Vladimiros Kafkarides Cultural Centre, 11-15 Vladimiros Kafkarides Street, Αglantzia. Every Sunday at 10.30am. €10. In Greek. Tel: 22-312940/22-421609

MUSIC

The closest to Jackson we’re ever going to get He is often hailed as being the number one Michael Jackson impersonator in the world. And chances are, if he walks into a room, you’ll be lost for words. After all, he has spent his whole life trying to look, dance and sing just like the king of pop. Going by the name of Navi, he’ll soon be arriving for some rather tantalising tribute shows in both Nicosia and Limassol, on December 6 and 7 respectively. Bound to be an absolutely packed show, Navi busies himself with shows around the world, having performed over 250 international shows in 57 different countries. Touted as the closest experience to an original Jackson concert that you’ll get, Navi recreates the iconic stages of Michael’s incredible career from his Jackson 5 days to his worldwide sell-out arena tours. And while there are plenty of Michael Jackson impersonators the world over, what’s particularly special about Navi is that he actually performed for the legend himself, having 11:16 Anemona Theatre presents a mystery by C. G. Wilson. Until December 23. Anemona Theatre, 7 Archagelou Street, Latsia. Every Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm and Sunday at 8pm. In Greek. €10. Tel: 22-573031 Misery Stephen King’s psychological thriller staged by Satiriko Theatre. Every Friday and Saturday. Until December 29. Vladimiros Kafkarides Cultural Centre, 11-15 Vladimiros Kafkarides Street, Αglantzia. 8.30pm. Tel: 22312940- 22421609. email: satiriko@ cytanet.com.cy. www.satiriko.com Just Broken Up Act Theatre presents play by Vassilis Myrianthopoulos & Vangelis Hatzinikolaou. Cyprus Dialect Adaptation by Christiana Artemiou. Until January 6. Latsia Municipal Theatre, 57 Yiannos Kranidiotis Avenue. On specific days at 8.30pm and 6pm on Sundays. €20. Tel: 77-777181

Limassol district Haroula The Central Stage of ETHAL presents Cypriot play by Christos Zanos. Until December 2. Technohoros ETHAL, 76 Franklin Roosevelt Avenue. On specific days at 8.30pm and Sundays at 6.30pm. €10. In Greek

Other Events Nicosia district Free Hand Design: Posters from Israel A lecture / presentation by internationally acclaimed Israeli designer David Tartakover. November 30. Unesco Amphitheatre, University of Nicosia. 6.30pm. In English. Tel: 22-841500 Seeing Ourselves through the Eyes of Others Lecture by Liz Wells, Professor in Photographic Culture, Plymouth University, UK, looking at photography, representation and identity in relation to place, race, nation and gender. November 26. Graphic Design Studios, European University Cyprus. 6pm. Tel: 25-0002311. www.cut.ac.cy Falcon Christmas Fun Day Fun day for all ages with: pony rides, bouncing castle, monkeynastics, zoumba, little kickers, football, face painting, stalls of local artists and ex students with lots of food to choose from. December 1. 11am to 2pm. Falcon School. Entrance is free. Tel: 22-424781 Artists’ Bazaar Meet new artists’ and select unique and qualitative Christmas gifts. December 1. Leventis Municipal Museum, 15-17 Hippocrates str., Laiki Yitonia. 10am5.30pm. Part of the proceeds will be used to enrich the Museum’s collections. Tel: 22-661475 Kyriakos Michaelides Tailor Museum A sightseeing attraction for visitors in the area as well as a space where the young and new generations may become aware of the richness of the traditional tailor’s craft dating back to the sixties. Old Nicosia, Phaneromeni area. Tel: 99-796333 Singing Group Singing for fun. All kinds of music in harmony small Nicosia group Tuesdays 5.30pm-7pm, all welcome. Call Olivia 99-497318 Rooftop Theatre Group Regular play script-writing workshop. In the room next to Kala Kathoumena coffee shop in old Nicosia (Phaneromeni Square). 6pm. In English. Tel: 22- 661354 Kindermusik with Vaso Come and see how music and movement can stimulate your young child’s developing mind and body. Tel: 96-693462. For full details please visit: www.kindermusikwithvaso.com. kindermusikwithvaso@gmail.com

been invited to dance as the opening act for Michael’s birthday parties in New York in 2002 and then in Los Angeles in 2003. Word on the street has it that Navi was then invited to visit Michael’s Neverland home. As quoted on his website: “Navi took up this honour the following day, which was a surreal experience. Navi spent the day inside Neverland, visited Michael’s cinema, zoo, went on few of his theme park rides and had a barbeque on the grounds.” With a 24-year-long career to date, now’s your chance to see if he really has what it takes to be a thriller on stage. The Michael Jackson Show With the world famous impersonator, Navi. December 6: Pavilion Hall, Nicosia. 7pm. €10/20/30. Tel: 22-322222 December 7: Club Basement, 91 Georgiou A’ Street, Potamos Germasogias, Germasogia, Limassol. 7pm. €10 / €20. Tel: 25325752. www.soldout-tickets.com.cy

Childrens African DrumagiQ Includes: Drums and rhythm tuition with educational approach, psychological expertise, culture, customs, games, dance and innovative creative techniques. Every Friday. Kisa Centre, old Nicosia. 5-6pm for children under 12, 6-7pm for children 1215. Tel: 22-878181 Tango Argentine Classes Regular Tango with Julia Gorina and guest maestros. With Jonatan Foehlich from Buenos Aires this September. La Excelencia Pilates & Dance Studio, Nikitaras str. 6. (parallel street to 28th October). Mondays: 7.30pm-8.30pm beginners class / practica for improvers and 8.30pm-10pm advanced. Wednesdays: 7.30pm-8.30pm beginners class / practica for improvers and 8.30pm-10pm advanced. Note: special packages for private lessons with the reduced price. Tel: 99-406032 or info@tangocyprus.net www.tangocyprus.net TANGO-y-TU presents Eight week foundation course every Wednesday. Athena’s School of Dance, 13 Prince Charles St, Ayios Dometios - opposite Asty Hotel. 7.30-9pm €16 per class €55 prepaid for 4 weeks + free CD. Improvers/ Intermediate Class. 9pm-10.30pm - €16 per class or €55 for 4 prepaid. Tel: 99-377102 www.tango-y-tu. com - email: janetvakis@googlemail.com Tango Argentine Classes Tango classes and bi-communal Milonga. Regular classes every Sunday. Ledra Palace, 12 Markos Drakos Street. Classes: for beginners and advanced on Sundays. 9pm. Tel: 99-651706. www.ledratango. com Contemporary Dance, Yoga, Pilates and Latin Contemporary dance: Tuesday 5pm for beginners ages 20-30 years. Yoga: Wednesday 6pm and Saturday 10.30am. Pilates: Saturday 11.30am. Latin: Fridays: 8pm. Equus gym (behind Laiki Bank with the horn). €60 for any two classes a week or €40 for one. Tel: 99-618556 Adult Tap Classes Weekly adult tap lessons every Wednesday, 6.30pm. Engomi. Payment is with a voucher of 12 lessons for €90, allowing flexibility in attendance. First trial lesson free. Tel: 99-522821 Belly Dancing Belly dancing at Fanous Lebanese Restaurant. Every Saturday. 7C Solonos Street, old Nicosia. Tel: 22-666663. www.fanous.eu Fly-in-Dance With weekly classes in belly dance, latin and club dance, hip hop, body ballet and yoga (power and astanga). Fly-in-Dance, Archimidus, Engomi. Tel: 99-896490 Tai Chi Tai Chi classes every Monday. Bubishi Dojo, Aglandjia. 7pm-9pm. Tel: 96-515355 Yoga at the Life Centre Hatha yoga, advanced yoga, pregnancy yoga, baby yoga and massage for all levels offered throughout the day. Private sessions available. First class free. The Life Centre, 4 Persefonis St, Flat 301, Acropolis. Tel: 22-377630, 99-413707. email: info@life-centre. org, www.life-centre.org Yoga and Pilates Studio Yoga and Pilates sessions, mornings and evenings with a fully-qualified instructor. Private classes also available. Tel: 22-448130/99-373776 Hatha Yoga Classical Hatha Yoga. Asanas, breathing, relaxation. Small groups and individual private lessons. Also private meditation instruction. 4 Kikeronas St, Strovolos. Tel: 99-435687 or visit www.livingwithvision.com Reiki - Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Japanese system of natural healing instruction, attunement & certification. Reiki Master with over 20 years teaching & practical experience. Tel: 97801472 or email to reiki.training.cyprus@gmail. com

Yoga for Health and Beauty Sivananda, Hatha and Dynamic Yoga offered. Daily Yoga sessions, mornings and evenings with a qualified teacher. 128 Kyriakou Matsi St, Agios Dometios. Tel: 99-375471. email: chrkyp@spidernet.com.cy Ashtanga Yoga Traditional Ashtanga Yoga primary series for all levels with a qualified instructor. Small group classes and individual tuition. Archangelos. Tel: 99-290202 Learn Aromatherapy Massage Each week we will massage a different part of the body and learn the properties of one key essential oil. Weekly evening class on Thursdays. Central Nicosia. 7.30pm. Tel: 99-877694 The Terra Centre Offering Hatha Yoga, Beginners Power Yoga. First class free. Discounts for couples and students. Reiki classes for adults and kids. Energy healing sessions, hypnosis and regression sessions, counselling, workshops and more. Near the European University. Tel: 99-538163 Serenity House Offering classes in yoga, tai chi and anger management, self awareness seminars traditional Thai and classic massage, and more. Serenity House, 2 Einstein St, Ay. Omologites. Tel: 99-434353, Rebecca (Yoga) 99-487927 or splishys@cytanet.com.cy Healing Rooms Free 20 minutes healing sessions for the well-being of spirit, mind and body in a loving atmosphere. Confidential. Every second and fourth Thursday of the month. 8-9.30pm. 225 Strovolos Avenue, near Metro roundabout (above Afrikanos Bath Store). Tel: 99-771084 Inter-faith prayers and meditation Every Friday. Baha’i Centre, 11 Parthenonos, Kaimakli. Tel: 22-624283 HIV Discussion Group Discussing issues around HIV for sufferers and friends of sufferers. Every Thursday. UNESCO Amphitheatre, Intercollege, Makedonitissas Ave. 7pm. Free Nicosia Horrible Hash House Harriers Exercise, eat, drink and be merry with Nicosia Hash House Harriers. Meetings every Tuesday 7.30pm for a walk, jog or run around Nicosia. For directions to the run or more info, Tel: 99-308436 or visit www. nh4.com.cy Toastmasters Crusaders Club Improve your public speaking skills. Meetings every three Fridays. Tel: 99-851102. www.tmcrusaders. com Nicosia Writers’ Workshop If you enjoy creative writing and want to meet people with similar skills, then the Nicosia Writers’ Workshop is the place to be, so bring your ideas and we’ll open a new world together. 48 Rik Avenue, Angantzia. Every Sunday from 11am-1pm. Free membership to new candidates. Ring Machela on 99-867315 Writing Workshops Unleash your creative side with Rhay Christou. Rhay’s Studio, Old Nicosia. Tel: 99 522333 Italian for Beginners Lessons offered by the Dante Alighieri Society and the Italian Embassy. Monday and Wednesday 6.30pm-8pm.Tel: 22-358168/99-339644 Children’s Theatre Workshop Dionysus Theatre brings kids closer to theatre. Three different age groups, ranging from 6-18+. Classes are in Greek. Dionysus Theatre, 29 Diagorou St. Tel: 22-818999/99-621845 or visit www.music. net.cy/dionysos Play in a Day Fun theatre workshops geared towards adults. Every Thursday 6-8pm. (lessons for youths between 14 and 17 also take place on Wednesday 5pm-7pm). 15 per session or 50 per month. Taught in Greek and English. For registration Tel: 99-130916/99-552654. theatrenicosia@gmail.com

Arts & Moods Creative workshops for children of all ages. 15 Averoff Street, Strovolos. Tel: 22313142. email: artsandmoods@cytanet.com.cy Art lessons with Vasilis Mitas Saturday Group Starts:2pm-4pm. Wednesday Group Starts: 5pm-7pm. Diachroniki Gallery, 84 Arsinoes. Tel 22-680145. diachroniki@cytanet.com. cy. www.diachroniki.com Brocante Antique and vintage furniture market. Every Sunday 9am-7pm. In front of the old municipal market in old Nicosia and outside the Akanthos workshop space. Tel: 22-100984. www.facebook.com/akanthos.furniture St Paul’s Thrift Shop Thrift Shop for clothes and bric-a-brac is open every Saturday morning from 10am- midday in St Paul’s Cathedral car park. Lots of bargains on offer at very reasonable prices. Tel : 22-445221 St Paul’s Babies and Toddlers Non-religious, non-political and multi-national organisation that caters for newborn to pre-school kids with activities including outdoor and indoor play equipment and toys. St Paul’s Church Hall, Byron Avenue. No membership required. babiesandtoddlers.googlepages.com Cans for Kids Quiz Nights First Friday of every month. 8.30pm. Esogba, behind the Junior School. €5. Drinks and home cooked food available. Tel: 99-666011. www.cansforkids.org Cyprus Go Association Meetings every Saturday to learn the game and improve skills. Oktana Café, 2 Aristidou St. 5pm. Tel: 99-476253. cyprus@european-go.org, cyprus. european-go.org Porcelain Painting Paint your own dinner set or special gift for your loved ones. Beginners classes morning and afternoon. Strovolos. Tel: 99-620992 Saint Andrews Bridge Club Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 4pm, Saturday 7pm-10pm; 15 Heroes Avenue. Tel: 22-781063 or 96-510121 Tarot Card Game Lessons Not lessons in the divination art but rather the strategy and memory game. Every Wednesday evening. Brasserie Au Bon Plaisir, 15 Alasias Street. 8pm. Tel 96-755111 The World of Wine Beginners and advanced specialised courses for enthusiasts who wish to become more confident in understanding and enjoying fine wines and spirits. Tailor-made courses, wine classes and tasting can also be organised on request. Spectus shops, Nicosia and Limassol. Tel: 22-511521/25-341525 Coffee Morning A warm welcome for all women. Interesting talks and a chance to get together socially. Second Thursday of the month. (except July and August). 9.30am St.Paul’s Church Hall, Byron Avenue. In English. Tel: 22-329293/99-924363 Walking Tours of Nicosia Mondays: Palouriotissa and Kaimakli: the past restored guided bus and walking tour. Thursdays: walking tour of Nicosia.. Free. Tel: 22-674264 The Love Bus Guided tours through the north of Cyprus focussing on the Kyrenia area. Leaving from Eleftheria Square and locations around Nicosia. €25. Tel: 99761761/97-761761 Bird Watching in Cyprus Birdlife Cyprus regularly arranges bird watching trips around the island. Tel: 22-455072, 99-059541. www.birdlifecyprus.org Horse Races Every Wednesday and Sunday at the Nicosia Race Club. Tel: 22-782727. Subject to change check website. www.nicosiaraceclub.com.cy

Larnaca district Doors Personal development dramatherapy workshop using movement, body, voice, play, and imagination. Workshop Facilitator: Roulla Demetriou Ba (Hons) Pg Dip Drama & Movement Therapist November 25. Gaia Wellness Centre, 1 Andreas Souroukli Street (5 minutes from American Academy and Viale café). 10.30am–3.30pm. Please wear loose clothing, no previous experience required, just an openness to explore. €60. Tel: 99-530933. roulili@ cytanet.com.cy Christmas Fair Exhibitors from all over Cyprus in a festive extravaganza of quality and craftsmanship. December 1-2. The Warehouse, Oroklini, Troulo Road. 9am-4pm. Free. www.events100.com Hooves and Grooves Monthly family fun days with horse ride and drum orchestra. Farm visits, horse/pony rides & drumming. Drapia Horse Farm, Kalavasos. 4pm-6pm: Horse journeys/pony rides. 6pm-7.30pm: Sunset drum orchestra. €22/12. Bookings for horse journey: 97-836005. To reserve your drum: 99-238660 Transformative Tarot Course Fun & educational, meet other like-minded people. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 7.30-9.30pm. contact: seekersofthetarot@yahoo.com for more details Angel Workshops Call Susan Rudd Master Teacher of the Diana Cooper School of Angels for full details. 97-648218, email spiritandsole@hotmail.com, www.spiritandsole. com Yogalife Hatha yoga, meditative breathing, stress management, singing bowls meditation, private and group sessions. Call for introductory lesson. ALSO Yoga for young people (6-12yrs and 13-18yrs). Yoga Life, Nik Milona and Gr Afxentiou St. Tel: 24-623123 or www. yogalifecyprus.com The Living Tao Centre Weekly classes in Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Tao Ying Yoga, Hatha Yoga and meditation. Living Tao Centre, 2 Dimokinou St. Mondays-Fridays. Tel: afternoon classes- 99 658217, morning classes- 99-304202. living@cytanet.com.cy

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19 Nightlife Nicosia district Marlenka Café Music Weekends Enjoy a glass of wine, your favourite cocktail or dinner while you listen to violin pedagogue Professor Robert Hovanesyan and member of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. Marlenka Cafe, Phaneromenis Street, old Nicosia. Every Saturday and Sunday evening from 8.30pm. Tel: 70-001129

Live Jazz Event Jazz music with ‘D Lirious’, food and drinks available. Every Friday night at Baroque Lounge Bar, Cleopatra Hotel. 9:30pm.For reservations contact 22-844000

Music Nights Entechno and folk music at RED. Every Saturday. Red, Dionysus 15, old town hall square. Tel: 22-767711. www.music.net.cy/red

Agapiou Escuela de Danza Parties Latin parties every Sunday at Sitio Cafè, 20 Makarious Avenue, Nicosia.10pm

Milonga/Argentinean Tango Regular Milonga/Argentinean Tango every Thursday at Enallax,16-17 Athinas Avenue, Nicosia. 10pm

Blue Wine and Lounge Bar Serving over 140 selected wines from across the world. 96 Rigenis St, Classic Hotel, Old Nicosia. Open daily except Sunday. 12 noon until late at night. Tel: 22-664006

The Petsteppers Trio playing live every Monday. Lotofagi Bar, 8 Athinas Avenue, Old Nicosia. 10pm. Tel: 22-347573

Limassol district Crowne Plaza Lounge-Bar

Belly dancers and ethnic music. Mberdema Gold, 30 Nikiforou St, Famagusta Gate. 11.30pm until late. Tel: 22-345946

On Mondays rediscover your romantic side with Violin Duo playing classical music and popular melodies on the violin. Every Wednesday, local guitarist - Byron Athinodorou will be playing a mix of Spanish melodies, pop-rock hits and Greek classics on the guitar, alongside his own compositions. Every Friday Jazz – Blues night with a mix of upbeat and smooth jazz classics. Crowne Plaza. Tel: 25-851515

Club Red

Cuba Tropical

Live Greek music and various events. 15 Dionysiou St, Old Municipality Square, Nicosia. Thursdays-Sundays, 10pm onwards. Tel: 99-516799/ 22-767711

Local band playing live Cuban-Latin every Sunday. Wet Beach Bar, Amathountos Avenue. 9pm-11.30pm. Tel: 25-320006

Harleys Café Bar

Lush

Happy hour 10am-6pm. Every Tuesday, pub games night. Every Thursday, quiz night. Special theme nights once a fortnight. Near Esso station, Amathus Area. Tel: 25-328533

Funky Jelly at Domus DJ Yiotis and Theo playing uplifting tunes. Domus lounge bar, 5 Korai St, Old Nicosia. 10pm until late. Tel: 22-433722

Arabesque Sundays

R&b, hip-hop, basement and old school music. Friday and Saturday, 11.30pm. 6 Evagorou Avenue. Tel: 99- 853333

Scorpios Platinum With various theme nights from Wednesday-Sunday. Stasinou 3, Engomi. Wednesday and Thursday 11pm- 3am, and Friday and Saturday 11pm-4am. Tel: 99-545690

Skaraveos Restaurant, café and bar with Persian Cuisine. Wednesdays: electronic music, Thursdays: reggae and Fridays: progressive psychedelic and Saturdays: rock and funk. 11pm-2am. 4 Nikokreontos St. Tel: 99-935777

Electronic music at Barfly Quality house, techno and minimal beats with guest DJ. Every other Friday. Barfly, 1 Elenis Paleologinas St. 10pm until late. www.myspace.com/pmdj

Moonlight Bar Every Friday Jezebel sings golden oldies 9pm – midnight in the Moonlight Bar inside the Aloe Hotel on the harbour road in Kato Paphos. Free entry

Marco Polo Playing live Latin music. Marco Polo Bar, Holiday Inn rooftop, 70 Regina St. 11pm until late. Monday- Thursday €10 with one drink. Friday and Saturday €20 including two drinks. Tel: 22-712712

Live acoustic blues and country music every Friday from 10pm. The Old Fishing Shack Ale and Cider House, Margarita Gardens, Tefkrou Street, Kato Paphos. Tel: 99-805390/99170667

Latin Nights at Notos Latin music in a rooftop bar. Notos, Harbour area. Every Thursday and Saturday. 10 pm until late. Tel: 26939616

Paphiessa Hotel Thursday: Dave Roberts sings hits, Paphiessa Hotel, Kato Paphos. Tel: 99-185952

Square Bistro Saturdays: David East entertains on the guitar. 8 pm. Square Bistro, Tala Square. Tel: 26-930408/99-966139

Famagusta district

Mandaloun

Sirena Bay Bar

With Lebanese food and DJs every Friday and Saturday night playing a variety of ethnic, world and chill out music. Mandaloun, opposite Le Meridien Hotel. 7pm2am. Tel: 25-636845

Playing a diverse range of music, from chill out to upbeat electronic tunes. Sirena Bay, near Golden Coast Hotel, Paralimni. 7am-1am. Tel: 99-511701

Charismatic bar with outdoor summer area. 33 Nikiforou Foka St. Old Nicosia. 7pm-2am expect Mondays. Tel: 22-434193

Avlaia Music Stage

Enallax

Ithaki Bar

Hosting live bands on weekdays and regular Greek music weekends with George Arestis and Dimitris Makris. Avlaia, Corner of Emmanuel Roidis and Prodromou St. Tel: 22 675638

Chateau Status A café/bar and restaurant with various theme rooms catering to different tastes. Ledra Palace Road. Monday-Sunday 10am-2am. Tel: 77771167

Potopion to Ellinikon With live Greek music on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Potopion to Elinikon, 18 Theophani Theodotou St, Zina Palace building. 9pm until late. Tel: 22-722760

Brew Lounge and tea bar. Brew, 30b Hippocrates St, Nicosia. 11.30am-2am on weekdays, 11.30am-3am on weekends. Tel: 22-100133

Mystiagogia Relaxed bar playing both Greek and English rock, and a selection of chill out music. Mystiagogia, 42 Areos St, Old Nicosia. Open daily 8pm-2am. Tel: 99-788486

Baroque Live music every Thursday night from the 70s, 80s and 90s, 9.30pm until late. Open on a daily basis as regular bar from 10am2am.Baroque Lounge Bar, Cleopatra Hotel. Tel: 22-844000

take you back to the 70s, 80s and 90s, topped off by some well known hits of today.

The Winding Corridors Local band playing their rock beats. Every Friday night. Down Town Live, ex-Mberdema Club, Famagusta Gate, Old Nicosia. 11pm. €10 (including a drink). Tel: 9981001

Amalfi Lounge Bar Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday live music with Yiota Louka, Christos Andreou, Konstantinos Koutras and Yiannos Hadjiloizou. Enjoy exotic cocktails, finger food and Cuban cigars daily from 5pm-2am. Hilton Park Hotel. Tel: 22-377777 With various live music shows each week, with a focus on English and Greek rock. Athinas St. old Nicosia. Wednesdays & Thursdays 11pm-2pm, Fridays-Saturdays 11.30-3pm. Reservations: 22-430121/99617820

Graffiti

Orpheas Piano Bar

Jazzy B

With live jazz and piano on various nights. Orpheas Piano Bar, 24 Athinas St, old Nicosia. Free entrance. Tel: 22-439311/99697259

With live jazz music on various nights each week. JazzyB, Corner of Anexartisias & Athinon str. €8. 10.30pm. Tel: 99-605502

Larnaca district

Blue velvet play classic soul, funk and RnB every Saturday night. Half note Music Bar, cnr Saripolis and Socratous st. Tel: 25377050

Times Bar ‘Manic Sundays’ with Manic Mike playing progressive/electro. 73 Athens Avenue, Finikoudes Promenade. Tel: 24-625966

DMC An uplifting atmosphere with a range of stimulating weekly events. Laiki Gitonia, 1 Watkins St, Finikoudes. Open daily from 9.30pm. Tel: 99-458138

Salsa Island Regular event every other Friday featuring DJ Escobar. Music includes Pure Salsa, with a twist of Pure Salsa, Merengue, Mambo, Son and Cha Cha Cha. Blitz Roof and Pool Bar Terrace, 4th Floor, Kition Hotel. 10pm until late. Tel: 96-717271

Horseshoe Pub 60s, 70s and 80s music from Monday-Sunday. Horseshoe Pub, Larnaca-Dhekelia road, opposite Palm Beach Hotel. Tel: 24646111

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House, tribal house, oriental and mainstream hits. Enjoy your drink with finger food and nargile. Wednesdays- Saturdays, 9pm-2am. Graffiti bar, 236 Ayios Andreas St. Tel: 25-747552

Half Note

Molly Malones Irish pub playing live jazz, Latin and blues music on Thursday and Sunday nights. 80 Amathountas Ave. Tel: 25-821082

Woodman’s Pub Traditional English pub, serving an excellent range of foods including Sunday Roast. Big Screen TV’s, Karaoke every Friday evening and a quiz with a rolling jackpot every Monday. 73 Georgiou Avenue. Tel: 25-879082

Paphos district Cyprotel Cypria Bay Hotel Every Monday Jezebel & Lisa-Marie present a themed show 9.45pm for an hour at Cyprotel Cypria Bay Hotel. Free entry

by Andreas Vou

The Sea Gypsies

Take a journey through rock As a wide variety of live music nights spring to life across the capital, Winding Corridors are now taking audiences on an elaborate journey through the world of rock. Having started playing at Down Town Live (exMberdema Club) in Old Nicosia, the band will continue playing every Friday night for crowds to enjoy a good old gig. Go down to the venue and you’ll get to see Claire Palmer and Eleonora La Luna on vocals, Dimitris Simitras on bass, Sotiris Stavrides on electric guitar, Dimitris Panayides on drums and Nikolas Pavlides on keyboard. Having formed back in 2003, they slowly began to work up a great reputation in towns around the island, taking part in a variety of events. Now set to inject a bout of fun into the capital, every Friday sees them play well known funk, disco and rock sounds that will

BAR REVIEW

Guru Bar Live music with DJ Dimi, bongos and dancers. Guru Bar, 11 Odysseos Elitis Street, Ayia Napa. Every Thursday, 10pm. Tel: 23-721838

Vanilla Bar Playing funky house tunes. Vanilla Bar, 41 Makarios III Avenue, Ayia Napa. MondaySunday 9am-2am. Tel: 23-721126

Cliff Bar Open air bar/café playing chill out music and offering a great selection of cocktails. Grecian Park Hotel, Konnos Bay, Cavo Creco, Protaras. 12noon-2am daily. Tel: 23-832000

American diner motif in former car showroom Showroom Café, Larnaca Showroom is a new, vibrant restaurant/café situated on Makarios Avenue in downtown Larnaca which offers a little something for everybody throughout the day with its long opening hours and wide variety of food and drink on offer. Previously a car showroom, hence the name, the automobile theme is the main inspiration behind the café in general. The interior walls are covered with vintage vehicles while a row of old Vespa mopeds sit just above the bar area to give that old American diner ambience. An essence of modernity is released with its wooden flooring and comfortable sofa couches dotted around the establishment, while more practical tables and chairs can also be found for dining. The café is open from 8am and offers a number of options for breakfast; anything as light as a croissant to a full-blown English breakfast. Your common coffees such as lattes and cappuccinos are available yet the wide range of teas are well worth a try. When it comes to lunch or dinner, the menu does not disappoint either; portions are some of the most generous in town while the prices are very reasonable, with just a few options costing more than €10. Showroom tends to bring in a number of locals who work nearby for food in the daytime, and its latest offer of 40 per cent off from 11am to 3pm gives an added incentive to try it out. For businesses, there are also a few conference rooms located on the first floor which are available for hire. For sports fans, Showroom is equipped with foreign satellite stations that broadcast all the major sporting events from home and abroad while for those who like a bit of live music in the evenings, the café plays host to a number of live events on Friday nights with individual artists or bands that attract healthy crowds. Showroom Where: Makarios Avenue 21, Larnaca Contact: 24 102762

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Limassol district Chocolate Week Opportunity to taste combinations especially prepared by the hotel’s pastry chef and his team. Until November 25. Colors Café at the Four Seasons Hotel. Tel: 22-818884

Seeing Ourselves through the Eyes of Others Lecture by Liz Wells, Professor in Photographic Culture, Plymouth University, UK, looking at photography, representation and identity in relation to place, race, nation and gender. November 28. Photography Studio (Platia Iroon) Cyprus University of Technology. 2.30pm. Tel: 25-0002311. www.cut.ac.cy Printinmaking Workshop Celebrated engraver and storyteller Hambis, hostss workshop in Platanisteia, where he will talk about his work, offer a printmaking lesson and guide us through the printmaking museum. December 1. Hambis School of Printmaking, Plataniskia. 8am-3pm. Free. Tel: 99-314539. It is advisable to contact readingthelines@hotmail.com to secure your place. All required material will be provided Creart Handcrafts & Arts exhibition Hand-made art and crafts including jewellery, ornaments, house decorations, aromatic candles, and more. December 2. Every first Sunday of each month. Navarria Hotel, Ayios Tychonas. 10am-7 .30pm. Tel: 25-320855/99-492793 Figure Drawing Classes Classes are €20 each and includes model and materials. Atelier K, 8 Georgiou Malekidi (Behind Rialto Theatre) old town of Limassol. Contact Raymond at www.raymondwilson.eu or tel 96-543901 International Christian Fellowship East Please join us, Sundays 10.30am, Angel’s English Nursery School, 37 Ampelakion, Germasogia. Sunday school available, small groups meet midweek. Tel: 99-815033. www.icf.org.cy International Women’s Association of Limassol Our aim is to extend the hand of friendship to all women regardless of race, culture or creed. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month at St Barnabas Church Hall at 7.30 for 8pm, when we have a speaker, a raffle and social time. During the month we have social, cultural and recreational activities. Tel: 99-768943/99-457617 Day out in Lania Visit the museum, church, olive mill, wine press and the artists’ galleries. Lania. Glennis208@gmail.com Island Blend Barber shop group sing a wide repertoire of songs at events and raise money for Friends for Life. Every Thursday at UKCA, 4pm-6pm. Tel: 25-397456 Tango Milonga Tango social dancing parties for all. Los Amigos Club. 7 Themidos Street, Limassol old town. Every Friday, Curium Palace Hotel. Free. 10pm-1am. Tel: 25-822842/ almajg@spidernet.com.cy Tango Argentine Classes Regular Tango with Julia Gorina and guest maestros. Hallmark Dance Studio, Mefanos str.10. Tuesdays: 7.30pm-8.30pm beginners class / practica for improvers. 8.30pm-10pm – improvers. Thursdays: 7.30pm-8.30pm beginners class / practica for improvers. 8.30pm-10pm – improvers. Tel: 99-406032 or info@tangocyprus.net www.tangocyprus.net Line Dancing Tuesdays 9.30am–10am absolute beginners and 10am-12 noon improvers-intermediate at Sunquest Hotel. Tel: 99-434131 Adult Dance A series of improvised movement based workshops. Dance House Lemesos. Every Wednesday: 7pm-8.30pm. €35/25. Tel: 77-777798/99-662927 Morris Dancing The Cyprus Morris meet on Mondays 10am-12noon in Kivides and the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month 7pm-9pm. Tel: 97-722576 Irish Dancing Come along and join in the fun getting fit, and learning or brushing up on Irish dancing skills for a ceili. Sessions in Limassol on Tuesday evenings from 7.30-9.00pm. For further details contact info@ cyprusireland.net or Tel: 97-715131 The World of Wine Beginners and advanced specialised courses for enthusiasts who wish to become more confident in understanding and enjoying fine wines and spirits. Spectus shops, Nicosia and Limassol. Tel: 22511521/25-341525 Food for Friends Vegetarian social group, with monthly lunch-time outings to tavernas and short presentations on related subjects. Monthly lunch on last Saturday of month. Tel: 25-634487/25-634487 Rising Star Youth Theatre of Limassol Theatre workshop for aspiring actors and actresses from the age of 6 years and up. Call 99-608826 for information. Children’s Theatre Workshop Organised by the Versus theatre group. Theatro Ena, Limassol Municipal Market, old town. Classes for ages: 5-9, 10-13, 17-17. Saturdays 9am-3pm. Tel: 99-428691. www.theatroversus.com Magic Craft Supplies For the latest on Magic Craft Supplies & Penny’s Parties, please visit www.pennycyprusmagic.com 25-634487/99-304237 Theatre Workshops Open to students between six and 16. Every Saturday. ETHAL Theatre. Basement, 76 Franklin Roosevelt Ave. Tel: 25-877827 Premiere Group Theatre group producing annual musicals. The group conducts monthly social events that include camping, picnics and sports evenings. Tel: 25775922. www.premiere.com.cy Writers’ Workshop Unleash the writer within. Classes with writing coaching also available. Classes in Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca. Tel: 99-522333. email: rchristou@cytanet. com.cy

An artistic touch of Christmas Fancy getting your mitts on some truly unique Christmas goodies? If you’re keen on straying away from all the run of the mill gifts that everyone seems to exchange during the festive season then you’re in luck this year as there seems to be a plethora of funky markets taking place islandwide. Perhaps it’s the recession that has sparked the trend, or maybe it’s just a longing for something that moves away from the high street. Whatever the case, there’s plenty to indulge in. This coming Saturday you can head on down to the Leventis Municipal Museum in Nicosia where there’ll be a lively Artists Bazaar luring in the crowds. The event aims to offer shoppers the chance get to know the creative work of local artists as a whole load of handicrafts and other goods Toastmasters International Limassol Improve speaking, listening and thinking skills while giving the opportunity to develop leadership ability and gain self-confidence. Atlantica Mirame Beach Hotel. For reservation and details call SAA Bob Buckerfield 25-470582/99-754042 or visit www.limassol-toastmasters.com Help Me Grow Lecture on child development by the Health Ministry. Every Wednesday. Lecture hall, New Limassol Hospital. 6pm. In Greek. Free Yoga Hatha Yoga classes all levels. Monday to Friday, 8.30am-9.30am and 6pm-7pm. First class free. Therapolis, Potamos Germasogeia. Tel: 25-328585. info@therapolis.com. www.therapolis.com Satyananda Yoga Centre Yoga and meditation classes mornings, afternoons and evenings, Tai Chi and Kung Fu classes, counselling and self-development groups. Tel: 25-364690 Reflexology, Reiki and Ear Candle Treatments Relax, revitalise and improve your health and well being. Call for an appointment 97-648218 Working with Angels Six classes over 12 weeks, each will cover different topics including guardian angels, angel messages, Archangel Michael plus much more. Soap Shack. 6.30pm-9.30pm. Tel: 97-648218 Baha’is of Limassol Weekly discussion circle. Tel: 25-340021 Happy Valley Hash House Harriers Weekly runs on Thursdays around the southwest of the island, times vary, www.hvh3.org.uk. Tel: 99-434794 Amathus Hash House Harriers Run, jog or walk every Sunday afternoon. For more info Tel: 99-905746. www.ah3.freeservers.com Limassol Walks Get to know the historical centre of Limassol. Mondays at 10am. Walks begin at the CTO Office, 115A Spyros Araouzos St. Free. Tel: 25-362756 Limassol Crusaders Rugby Club Training on grass for Cyprus League matches, or just to get fit, Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm and Thursdays 7-9pm, AEK Katholiki Stadium, Tagmatarchou Pouliou St. Seniors and Juniors. Tel: 96-323962. www.limassolcrusadersrfc.com Table Tennis Monday and Friday at 10 am at UKCA, 37 Termopilis Street. Contact Antonio 99-334706 Limassol Bridge Club Mondays and Fridays, 3.30pm at Limassol Sporting Club. Tel 99-645338 Car Boot Sale Every Saturday and Sunday at Moni Station. Tel: 25323525/25-365102 Linopetra Corner Car boot sale on Saturdays, 8am-2pm. Tel: 99612832 Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes Social and benevolent organisation. Aphrodite Bitter Lake Lodge meet at the UKCA Club. Wednesdays, 6pm. Tel: 99-425527. The Troodos Pride of Cyprus Lodge meets at the UKCA Club. Every other Sunday, 10am. Tel: 99-345384 Riding for the Disabled Horse riding for disabled riders from The Red Cross and Theotokos Foundation every Thursday morning 8.30am-11.30am. Happy Valley, Episkopi. Volunteers greatly needed to assist with rides. Tel: 25-773058. Email: rdaroster@gmail.com RAFA Aphrodite Branch Social Meeting First Wednesday of every month. Sergeants Mess. Akrotiri. No food provided. 7.30pm. Tel: 25-932196

fill the stalls. The concept of this year’s bazaar in particular is that of making it accessible to everyone, particularly in light of the current economic crises. As you browse through a host of quality gifts at reasonable prices, keep in mind that part of the proceeds will be used to enrich the museum’s collections while supporting new publications. Artist’s Bazaar With a wide range of creative goods on offer by local artists. December 1. The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia, Laiki Yitonia. 10am5.30pm. Tel. 22-661475/ 22-662285. www.leventismuseum.org.cy. margarita@ leventismuseum.org.cy RAF Akrotiri Voluntary Band The band plays a large repertoire of classical music at military dinners, Episkopi Fete and charity fund raisers. Meetings every Monday: 7.30pm. Padre’s Centre at RAF Akrotiri. Tel: 99-925524 The Royal Military Police Association The Cyprus branch seeks new members. First Friday of every month. The RMP Corporals Mess, WSBA Episkopi. 2pm. Tel: 26-642120/99-453867 Cyprus Donkey Sanctuary Visitor centre with shop, refreshments, hillside walk and picnic area. Friends of the Cyprus Donkey, Vouni. Daily 10am-4pm. Tel: 25-945488 Ocean Bar Restaurant Every Thursday: Bingo Night, 8pm. Tel: 96-381509. Every Friday: Multi Media Quiz with many prizes to be won, 8.30pm. Tel: 99-032876. Ocean Bar Restaurant, Onicilliou St, Ayios Tychonas

Paphos district Peyia Coalition of Independents Public Meeting Learn about Peyia issues with Councillor Linda Leblanc. Refreshments available at the bar. November 26. Paliomonastiro Municipal Park. 5pm. info@ pegeiacoalition.org, www.pegeiacoalition.org Crafty Herbies Arts and Crafts for children aged 3-12 at the Herb Garden in Pano Akourdaleia. 10.30am-12.30 midday every other Wednesday. €6 per child (with discounts for siblings). Join us in the garden planting, painting and making. Tel: 99-993412/99-006012 for more information or bookings (essential) Guided Meditation Weekly Gatherings for the purpose of stilling the mind, balancing & healing the soul and uplifting the emotions. Every Wednesday morning 10am - 11am & Wednesday evening 7pm - 8pm held in Stroumbi. www.yvebrooks.org or Tel 97-801472 Spiritualist Meetings Monthly ‘Modern Spiritualists in Cyprus’ meetings are held on the last Sunday of the month in Stroumbi. 7pm start. For full details www.yvebrooks.org or Tel 97-801472 Morning Cooking Workshops Tuesday Morning Cooking Workshops at Kasparis Restaurant on the Tombs of the Kings Road (opp. Helios Bay Hotel) with Zoe and Elena (Orexi Catering). Cypriot, Italian, Lebanese and Greek cuisine. Be an active participant or watch closely while we prepare everything from scratch using fresh ingredients that have been either grown or caught by the cooks! €30 per person including coffee, snacks, lunch and a glass of wine. From 9am-2pm. Tel: 99887293 or email : elena@orexicyprus.com Paphos Flower Club Courses in flower arranging. Anglican Church Hall, Kato Paphos. Beginners 2pm, intermediate classes 12.30pm. Beginners. Tel: 99-475564/99-533704. Intermediate: 99-744635 Orphean Singers Three times a year this established singing group delights audiences with an entertaining concert. Meetings every Friday at Kamaras club, 9.30am12pm. Tel: 26-913249 Paphos Light Music Society A new group starting up in Paphos for the appreciation of light opera, Gilbert and Sullivan etc. Non-singers also welcome. Meetings every fourth Monday at 3.00pm in Paphos area. Tel: 26- 723002/ 99-370883

People and places Vibrant colours and unifying forms are now providing for some eye candy down at the Hilton Hotel in Nicosia in an exhibition which sees local artist Anetta Stylianou showcase her works. Focusing on the study of people and places, her work is of an emotional nature conveyed and amplified in a combination of vibrant colours and unifying living forms. Anetta Stylianou is a member of the Portrait

Society of America, OFAA (Olympia Fine Arts Association) and the Chamber of Fine Arts Cyprus. People and Places Solo art exhibition by Anetta Stylianou. Opens November 27, 7pm, until November 30. Hilton Hotel, Nicosia. Tel: 22-377777

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Kara – Mind & Body Centre Unique opportunity to gain a certificate in Tarot Reading, starting this September. An 18-week course will cover symbology, colourology, numerology and much more. KARA - Mind & Body Centre, Oroklini. Tel: 99-029952. tarotcyprus.yolasite.com/ about-us.php Fisu Meditation Learn Fisu Meditation. Free introductory talks on why meditate and what meditation is all about. Book by appointment, 24-532479/99-665330 Reflexology, Reiki and Ear Candle Treatments Relax, revitalise and improve your health and well being. Call for an appointment 97-648218 Larnaca Hash House Harriers Every Monday, 5pm. For more information call Fred-the-web on 24-647175 Kition Hash House Harriers Run/jog/walk from a pub/taverna round the town and back. Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm. All welcome. Join us and have some fun. Tel: 24-647283 Antidote Theatre Workshops Drama workshops for children aged 5- can attend weekly workshops to learn about theatre through games and play, and participate in productions staged at the end of each year. Theatre Antidote also offers its students the Trinity Guildhall drama examinations in June, a useful qualification for university applications. Antidote Theatre, Apothikes st.Lazarus. Tel: 24-822677. info@theatreantidote. com/ www.theatreantidote.com Baby Antidote Brings the young tots up to 3yrs in touch with theatre, by combining storytelling, fairytales and play. Through interactive performances inspired by favourite children’s books, the heroes come to life as the little ones embody them in their own unique way. Apothikes st. Lazarus. Every Monday and Friday, 9.30-11.30am. Entrance is €4 per family, and includes refreshments and snacks. Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffalos Social and benevolent organisation supporting charitable groups. The James Mercury Lodge meets at Dhekelia Barracks. Every Tuesday, 7.30pm. Next to ‘George’s Taxi’ on the South Road. Tel: 24-635812 RAFA Larnaca Bay Branch Social gathering taking place on second Tuesday of each month. Beachcomber Restaurant, Makenzie Beach . 7pm. Tel: 24-363752. www.rafacyprus. co.uk/larnaca Writing Group Creative writing group meets bi-weekly in Larnaca, Episkopi and possibly Paralimni. Every participant will have work published online and in a print anthology. €15 per meeting. Tel: 99-046237. www. writingcyprus.com Writers’ Workshop Unleash the writer within. Classes for all ages with writing coaching also available. Classes in Larnaca. Tel: 99-522333. rchristou@cytanet.com.cy Larnaca Writers’ Group Established, friendly and informal group; who love to write. Meetings are a mixture of writing news, workshop exercises and ongoing projects. Welcomes new members and are looking for writers of poetry and prose, at all levels of experience. Every alternate Saturday Oroklini village. 11am. Tel: 99321927. larnaca.writers82@gmail.com Larnaca Reading Group If you enjoy reading and debating the pros and cons of a book, you are welcome to join, the group endeavours to read a diverse selection of books. Larnaca Reading Group (LRG) meets the first Monday of each month in the Reading Lounge, upstairs in the Academic & General Bookshop, address: 41 Hermes Street. Tel: 99-597094/99-925315 Cash Bingo Eyes down every Wednesday, 8.30pm, and Sunday, 8.30pm, Makedonas restaurant, Dhekelia road. Food and drinks available at venues. Tel: 99-108391 Line Dancing Every Friday, 8pm. Makedonas restauraunt, Dhekelia road. Tel: 99-108391 Tango Argentine Classes Regular Tango with Julia Gorina and guest maestros. Hallmark Dance Studio, Mefanos str.10 (from Germasogia roundabout going into the city – at the second traffic lights turn left – the school is immediately on the left next to the hairdressing studio Effectis by Nicolas). Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7.30pm-8.30pm – beginners and 8.30pm-10pm – advanced: Tel: 99-406032 or info@tangocyprus.net TANGO-y-TU presents Eight week foundation course every Friday. Deborah’s School of Russian Ballet, 192 Faneromenis Avenue. 7.30-9pm - €15 per class or €50 for 4 prepaid. Improvers/Intermediate Class every Monday. 8-10pm - €15 per class or €50 for 4 prepaid. Free tango practica at Cafe da Vinci, St Lazarus Square. www.tango-tu. com - Tues nights 8.30pm. Tel: 99-377102. www.tango-y-tu.com Royal Engineers’ Association Meets on second Tuesday of the month at venues around the Island. For details of next meeting contact Bob Beer (Chair) on 97-633728 Larnaca Chicago Bridge Club Thursdays, 9.30am-1pm. Tel: Pete on 24-424899 Larnaca Walking Tours Wednesdays: Larnaca Past and Present, 10am from CTO office in Vassileos Pavlou Square. Fridays: Skala and its Craftsmen, 10am from Larnaca Fort. Tel: 24654322 Leon Friendly Darts League Meetings carried out at selected pubs: Tuesdays, 8.30pm. Tel: Bob Johnson on 24-427275 Mazotos Camel Park Adventures for the family. Camel rides, swimming, play areas and more. Tel: 24-991243/99-416968. www.camel-park.com

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Paphos Town Centre Walking Tour Get acquainted with the newest part of the city and learn how the town evolved from the late Byzantine and Mediaeval times. Every Thursday, 10am. CTO Information Office, 3 Gladstonos St. Tel. 26-932841 The Corona Society Go along and meet new friends at monthly meetings held every second Wednesday of the month, 2.30pm – 4pm. Coffee mornings held every last Tuesday of the month, 10.30am – 12.00pm. Annabelle Hotel. All proceeds go to local charities. Tel: 99- 177479 Scottish Country Dancing With the St Andrew’s Society, Paphos, at the Latin Parish Hall every Tuesday evening from September to May 6-8pm. Beginners welcome 5.30pm. Tel: 99-298512 Adult Tap Dance Tuesdays 6.30pm–7.15pm and Wednesdays 9.00am- 9.45am. Also stretch and tone intensive class, Mondays 9.00am–10.00am. With professional instructors. Shogun Karate/Dance studio, 133 Nicolaou Elina, Emba. Tel: 99-891811/99-892478 Jazzercise Dance fitness routines choreographed to the latest music. Mesogi Community Centre. Wednesday and Friday 9am-10am and Monday and Thursday 6.15pm-7.15pm. Classes also held at Shogun Karate Club, Emba. Tuesday and Friday: 9am-10am, in Peyia School, Tuesday and Thursday: 6.15pm-7.15pm. €8 per class or €47 per month. Tel: 99-990348 Salsacise Get fit and fabulous while having fun. The class combines basic salsa moves in an aerobic workout. Burn calories and lose weight. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesdays 6-7 pm in B.M.S.Studio, Peyia (above Spirou). Every Tuesdays 11-12 am at Crowns Resorts Spa and every Fridays 4-5 pm at Crowns Resorts Spa. Tel: 99981294 Hand-made bijoux displays Beautiful hand-made jewellery for the perfect gift at affordable prices starting from €10-35, including elegant packaging. Every Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10am - 12pm. Please call Niki on 99-858734 Timi Village Car Boot Market Every Sunday 7am-1pm all through the year. Tel: 99-611637 Evans Plus Evans Comedy Magic Show, at the New Kikkos Bar Coral Bay - Alternate Tuesdays. 9.30pm. Tel 99-173801 Singles Nights at Ollie’s Bar Every second and fourth Saturday of the month. Ollie’s Bar, Trimithousa. 8pm. Tel: 99-769899 Quiz Nights Play for weekly prizes and a jackpot. Every Friday. Kings Hotel, Tomb of the Kings Road. 8.30pm. €2. Tel: 26-939075 Quiz night Quiz at the New Olympus Hotel. Every second Thursday of the month. 7.30pm. To register your team call: 26-932020 New Friendly Bridge Chicago bridge every Tuesday with all bridge partnerships welcome. Fantasia Club. 6.45pm. Tel: 26-937551 Table Tennis Club Night Coaching for all levels by Gordon Allen. Every Wednesday night. New venue, 7pm. Tel: 99-841471, 26-652763 Badminton Club Atromitos Badminton Club for children and adults meets four times a week, days and evenings, to suit all levels, coaching available or play just for fun. Tel: 99-971150/99-519504.badmintonpaphos@cytanet.com.cy www.atromitosbadmintonclub.org Emba Badminton club Emba Badminton club meets on Saturday mornings, and Tuesday and Friday afternoons. All levels of play are catered for. Tel: 99-276192. www.EmbaBadmintonClub.org. Paphos Tigers RFC Mini Rugby: Tuesdays, 4.30pm-5.30pm. Kinyras Centre, Cypria Maris Sports Ground. Tel: 99934315/26-652959. barrie@cytanet.com.cy Paphos Cycling Club Newly founded to help promote cycling in Paphos as a great form of exercise, meeting and making new friends and a perfect way to see areas of beauty in Cyprus you would never normally see. We are an informal club and we welcome new members from all walks of life and abilities. We meet every Sunday at Hectors Bar in Coral Bay at 9am. Tel: 99320213. www.paphoscyclingclub.com Paphos Adonis Lions Club Meetings every second and fourth Monday of the month at Paphos Gardens Hotel Resort. New members welcome as well as visiting members of other Lions Clubs. Tel: 26-622810/97-635883 Alzheimer Self-Help Group Offers dementia sufferers and their carers the opportunity to meet others with this condition, share feelings and exchange experiences. Every first Wednesday of the month. Crazy Spoon Centre Coral Bay Road, opposite Paphian Sun Hotel, Kissonerga. 10am. Tel: 26-621530/ 26-622234 Cancer Patients’ Support Group Association’s Day Centre - 84 Ellados Avenue, Paphos, near Carrefour’s on Polis Road. Tel: 26-952478. Coffee morning on the second Tuesday of the month, 10.30am. Craft group meet every Thursday, 10am-12pm. New members always welcome. Quiz nights and meal on Thursdays and meal, 7 for 7.30pm. Tel: 26654007 or visit www.cancerpatientssupport.net Cancer Patients’ Support Group – Paphos Information Help Line Trained volunteers who will listen and assist anyone needing information, emotional support, befriending or referral to an appropriate professional. Available from 9am-1pm Monday to Friday. Tel: 97-760989

Paphos Bereavement Support Group If you’ve suffered a loss or death, either recently or in the past, you are welcome to share your feelings with others in a safe and confidential environment. Group meets on the first Monday of each month, 2pm-4pm. Association’s Day Centre, 9 Dimitriou Mavrogenous, (the road alongside Constantinides Bakery opposite CYTA). Tel: 26-952478 Gamblers Anonymous Support group for gambling addicts, partners and families. Meetings every Tuesday. Ayia Kyriaki Anglican Church Hall, Kato Paphos. 7.30pm. Tel: 26-622289 Self-Improvement and Fulfilment Dr. Eva Bratslavsky clinical psychologist and psychotherapist weekly discussion group meetings on self-confidence, self-esteem, relationship enhancement, assertiveness. 3pm. Tel: 99-495467 Hemi-Sync sound technology of The Monroe Institute Metamusic CDs for quantum learning, deep relaxation, meditation, workshops. Contact Linda Leblanc, accredited Outreach Trainer of The Monroe Institute. Tel: 26-621272/ psygnos@spidernet.com.cy Krhem Workshops Learn to use this powerful yet gentle, loving energy healing system evolved from Ancient Egypt. Three day course in a warm, friendly environment. Krhem is not a level of Reiki and it is not necessary to have trained in Reiki first. Reiki workshops also available. Also: EFT Level 1 workshops: Learn a most effective self help and self development technique. EFT will enhance health and wellbeing for you, friends and family. A one day workshop taught in a fun, friendly environment. You will become more confident and gain a brighter, happier outlook on life. Tel: 26934319/99-479426. lfirth@cytanet.com.cy. www. hypno-krhem.co.uk Reiki Training Philip Westwood, Reiki Master/Teacher is now taking bookings for Reiki 1 & Reiki 2 training courses. Tel: 99-407526/26-271640 or email philipreiki@ cytanet.com.cy Pilates Classes Small group classes morning and evening. Kissonerga, Yeroskipou and Skoulli, Polis. Tel: 99-172504. purepilates@cytanet.com.cy Pilates Mat based exercises for all levels, to tone and stretch the whole body. Tuesdays: 7.45-9pm in Central Paphos old town. €10. Tel: 99-266783 or georginacrowther@hotmail.com Seeing Anew: The Artist’s Eye Ongoing workshop in visual art, breaking through inhibitions, developing confidence and fostering creative process. Studio 7, Kallepia. €80. Tel: 99048367 Yoga Pure traditional yoga. Caroline has over thirty years experience, and is trained in the Iyengar method of hatha yoga. In her fully equipped studio she instructs both small groups and individual students. Tel: 99-834470 Polis Charity Bookshop, Crafts and More Now open six days a week. Monday- Saturday, 10am- 1pm. Large stock of books, videos, talking books, jigsaws and greeting cards. Proceeds donated to local charities. Goods in first rate condition always needed. Arch. Makarios Avenue, Polis Chrysochous. Tel: 99-867511 Art Courses Pencil drawing, watercolour, pastels and acrylic. Ring Caroline Ludwig 26967008. Mums ‘n’ Toddlers Group Mums, Tots & Babies - Join us for a fun filled morning of Music & Movement, Story time, Arts & Crafts, Free Play, snack & coffee time etc. Spacious garden at our new location in Chloraka. Five groups per week offered. Also ongoing sale of nearly new clothing (1Euro per item) raising funds for local charities. Tel: 99-867662. First Time Mums’ Club Come and join us for a cup of tea. Bring baby with you and meet other mums and get tips, ideas and advice on caring for your little infant. Weekly meetings where topics include breastfeeding, bottle feeding, sleeping tips for baby and mom, milestones, what works and lots more. Thurs 10-12. Cholorakas. Tel: 96-429659 Apollo Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association Meeting on the third Thursday of every month. UKCA Clubhouse, Tombs of the Kings Road. 7pm. Tel: 26-991615 New PAWS charity shop Yeroskipou next door to Pet Stop. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9am-5pm. Saturday 9am-4pm. Tel: 97695857 Basic Dog Training and Grooming Fridays. 3pm. Kallepia. Tel: 26-643079/99-105557

Famagusta district Tempo Dance and Theatre School Running two classes a week. Pernera Area, Protaras. Monday 7-30pm-8.30pm for advanced dancers. Wednesday 6.45-7.45pm for beginners. €40 per month. Tel: 99-416821. info@cyprusdanceschool. com Tours around Ayia Napa Ayia Napa and the Sea: a different dimension. Mondays in English and German; Fridays in English and Swedish, 10am from CTO office. Tel: 23-721796 Folk Art Workshop Art workshop for children. Cultural Centre of Famagusta, Evagorou 35, Dherynia. Tel: 23-721140 Bingo and Games Every Tuesday night. Quiz, bingo and games every Thursday night. Party night every Saturday. Woody’s Inn, Protaras. Tel: 23-831690 Charity Boot Sale Every Tuesday morning. Woody’s Inn, Protaras. 10am-12pm. Tel: 23-831690 Open Air Market Every Wednesday. St Thekla Beach restaurant, Ayia Thekla, 500m from the church. 9am-4pm. Tel: 23743778

SUNDAY MAIL• November 25, 2012

FASHION 21 Material girl: printed dress from Giles for Matches Full bloom: leopard print coat by Christopher Kane and peony print dress by Jonathan Saunders

UK designers are a cut above the rest when it comes to one iconic artform, says KAREN DACRE

London’s Print works W

Maze-print dress by Mary Katrantzou

hile Paris has its history, and Milan its reputax aption as the city of sex P as peal, London’s USP pital a global fashion capital ints. has long been its prints. ingAs masters of cuttingedge printing techniques that le as are as commercially viable tive they are steeped in creative integrity, its designers are rise, on fi re. It is little surprise, then, that its greatest and ths most successful printsmiths consider gowns, skirts and nic dresses bearing their iconic ter motifs the bread and butter roof every collection they proer duce. From Greek designer as Mary Katrantzou, who has a penchant for realism, to Erdem Moralioglu, who has made romantic florals an nd, integral part of his brand, ith the city is brimming with re its designer prints. And so are stores. teran Giles Deacon is a veteran elebrate in this field. Keen to celebrate this, and in fact London’s position as the print capital of the world, e designer Matches has enlisted the to create a one-off capsule collection that is entirely dedicated to the art ludes shift form. The line, which includes utifully cut dresses, blouses and beautifully cigarette trousers, as welll as a host ries, is exof easily afforded accessories, en it lands pected to create a stir when in store. en illustra“I’ve always been a keen tor,” says the designer, who relied

on his personal library of sketches - saved on his iPad - to create this co collection. Deacon was in inspired by the leisure cl gh class who breeze through th larthe lobby of the iconic Clarid idge’s hotel. The prints are a kaleidoscopic recreation tion of London’s high life. “You You harsee really interesting charact acters there,” he says. Among the other, most me memorable prints on offer th orary this season is a contemporary ta adition as take on the art deco tradition

A Among the other, most memorable m prints on offer o this season is a contemporary c take on the th art deco tradition as realised by Scottish designer Holly Fulton des rea gner Holly realised by Scottish designer Ful Fulton. Inspired by the Botanical Gar e designer Gardens in Edinburgh, the has created a sharp, linear offering in w which old-fashioned glamour prevail vails. For his autumn/winter collection tion, Jonathan Saunders relied on an ove oversized peony motif to add sultry fem femininity to an otherwise sporty offeri fering. Of course, these creations don’t com come cheap. While one of Saunders’s prin printed gowns will set you back at leas least €1,120, you’ll need a cool €1,750 to have Mary Katrantzou’s name

in your wardrobe. But it may well be worth splashing the cash - particularly if you are set on standing out from the crowd this winter. The beauty of print is the confidence it gifts to the wearer. While a simple black dress will undoubtedly serve you well throughout the incoming party season, a printed style will allow you to breeze through with your style status in the shape of its life. In fact, you’ll be a walking work of art.

Art deco print skirt and sweater from Matches

New body scanner offers virtual tape measure for online shopping By Chris Wickham

Women still prefer to try clothes on

British researchers have come up with a new body scanning device that gives accurate measurements and could boost online clothes shopping. Shoppers are still nervous about ordering clothes online because they often do not fit and, some say, there will never be a substitute for trying something on - one reason why the boom in online retail has not had the same impact on clothing as on music, books and electronics retailing.

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The new scanner is being developed by the London College of Fashion, video imaging researchers at the University of Surrey and the company Bodymetrics. The company already has in-store scanners that use the motion sensors from Microsoft Corp’s Kinect gaming device in Bloomingdale’s in the United States, Selfridges and New Look in Britain, and Karstadt in Germany. Some firms, including Berlin-based Upcloud, are already offering home scan-

ners that use a webcam, but the British developers say their system is able to measure in unprecedented detail. Philip Delamore from the London College of Fashion estimates that 30 to 60 per cent of clothes bought online are returned. “It’s common for online shoppers to order two or three different sizes of the same item of clothing as they’re unsure which one will fit best,” he said. With the new system, a shopper inputs his or her

height as a reference and can then take a single fulllength picture with a webcam or smartphone from which all their other measurements are calculated. It uses the measurements combined with a person’s overall proportions to build a 3D image. Combining this with sizing information from retailers, the system would also overcome the problem of variable sizing, which can mean a shopper is a “medium” in one store but a “large” in another.

The technology builds on previous work by the University of Surrey that was used to create animated characters in games like the Sims. Adrian Hilton, who is working on the technology at the university, said that while some shoppers may still enjoy the experience of browsing in stores and trying on clothes, for others an improvement in the reliability of shopping online will be welcome. “For the male market, I think we’re there,” he said.

22 BEAUTY

We spy the latest undercover nail look and it’s to die for One of the lesser spotted aspects of the new Bond film is Séverine’s nails. They’re worth a closer look says EMMA MCCARTHY

Gold fingers: with her double sided talons Séverine is one high maintenance girl

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don’t know if you’re aware but apparently there’s a new James Bond fi lm out. But then, the very fact that you’re reading this article, here, in a newspaper, puts paid to the idea that you might not know this. After all, you can’t swing a martini glass without being confronted by a pout-s ing Daniel Craig plastered across e everything you can read. But while Skyfall-mania has reached fever-pitch, it would seem one aspect off the fi lm has remained somewhat un-y der the radar. It is, perhaps, slightly harder to detect behind the pyro-technics and, you know, killing-of-bad-guys, but it has to be said thatt s Bérénice Marlohe, aka Séverine, has some seriously good nails. s We fi rst encounter Marlohe’s o limelight-stealing talons in a casino in Shanghai. Little about her char-acter suggests practicality over appearance – you certainly wouldn’t see fellow Bond girl Naomie Harris with nails like these - but the three-inch beauties play somewhat of a starring role amid the cutaway black satin evening gowns and lashings of smoky black kohl. But it isn’tt e the length alone that is gaining rave reviews from beauty buffs but ratherr their double-sided paint job. Courtesy of nail kingpins OPI,, y the temptress rocks a rich, juicy berry hue on top - aptly named Skyfall – and a flecked gold underneath – aka Goldeneye - both of which are from the brand’s limited 12-piece collection of Bond-themed lacquers in honour of the fi lm’s release.

Skyfall songstress Adele has been spotted sporting pearlescent silver with crimson underneath But while this is the fi rst time the look has had a moment on the silver screen, the trend has been steadily gaining momentum for some time now. First created by London-based beautician Zoe Pocock, the effect

The was originally coined ‘The ter Louboutin Manicure’ after ent Pocock teamed a rich patent let black topside with a scarlet n’s crème to mimic Louboutin’s signature red soles. tThis year the style witnessed a revival, after nail aficionado Rihanna chose to team a glossy raven with a metallic base, while Skyfall songstress Adele has been spotted sporting pearlescent silver with crimson underneath. Of course, one thing these three under-mtones advocates have in comrmon is a fetish for 24/7 super-

lon talons. Stick-on nails, long as evocative of high school dan dances and Halloween as the they are, are by far the easiest way to experiment with, and more importantly app ply, the manicure, while it may be wise to seek out a professional to zhush up a set of acrylics. But if you are feeling brave and are blessed with never break nails think steady thoughts and, if all else fails, keep a well-stocked supply of co cotton buds and varnish re remover close to hand.

Cosmetics firms see beauty in Indonesian consumers Vanya Sunanto never used any makeup until she was 25. But now, at 30, she uses 10 layers of cosmetics on her face every day. Sunanto is one of the growing millions of young Indonesians that giant international fi rms such as L’Oreal and Unilever are targeting with increased investment this year in a variety of hair and skincare products. “I love wearing them... these skincare products are still expensive but they really make a lot of impact on your skin,” said Sunanto, a website account manager, who now spends a hefty $150 a month, or about a tenth of her salary, on cosmetics. Sunanto has long had to

import some of her “must-have” products, such as SKII Miracle Water, Clinique Moisture Surge (right) and Cover Girl mascara, via the internet or friends travelling from abroad, since many are not yet available in Indonesia. But that is starting to change. L’Oreal, the world’s top cosmetics fi rm, opened its biggest factory globally in Java this month, as it is seeing 30 per cent sales growth and expects the country’s beauty market to become the third biggest in Asia. Rival Unilever, the country’s market leader, plans to expand its factories too. Indonesians, an island people living between the Indian Ocean

and the Pacific, have traditionally seen the most important beauty features for women as good skin and long hair. But for many, cosmetics and shampoo have long been a luxury, purchased only as needed. But a wider selection of cosmetics is becoming more easily available as modern convenience stores, pharmacies and supermarkets spread across the archipelago of 17,000 islands, home to the world’s fourth largest population. For the wealthy who shop in the glossy malls of Jakarta, high end brands such as Crabtree & Evelyn and Kiehl have opened franchise outlets. There were 9,000 cosmetics

registered for sale by the government this year, more than foods or any other consumer product. L’Oreal says it has had to develop specific products to cater for Indonesians, whose skin has to battle strong sun, high humidity and urban pollution, often leading to oily and sweaty complexions. With 90 per cent of the population Muslim, cosmetics also have to withstand regular face washing ahead of prayers. So products need to have stronger fragrances, higher SPF protection and be more waterproof. In rural areas, a shower means simply pouring cups of cold water over your head, so shampoos need to rinse out

quickly too. A fairer skin colour is seen as a symbol of higher status for women, so products often contain whitening agents as well. “I found many cosmetics products, mainly drugstore brands, have a thick, sticky texture that doesn’t feel nice,” said Sunanto. “I wish makeup had more staying power, and nicer colour shades.”

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HEALTH 23

Plantoftheweek

Can a ring curb our bad habits?

BY ALEXANDER MCCOWAN

Whoever pulled up plant was thought to destroy their own happiness Name: White Bryony (Bryonia alba) Otherwise known as: English Mandrake, Navet du Diable Habitat: A perennial climbing herb of the Cucurbitaceae family. It grows to about 5m in any kind of waste land in Europe, with vine-like leaves which are rough and hairy, and tendrils that cling to any available surface. The green flowers develop into bright black berries, which contain four to six seeds. The root and berries are extremely poisonous. What does it do: Very few plants of this size spring from such an enormous root, which closely resembles Mandragora officinalis, this distinguishes it from Black bryony (Tamus communis), which has black roots, and is not related. This plant was well known to the ancients and used by Galen and Dioscorides as a purge and a treatment for leprosy. The Emperor, Augustus, was advised by his physicians to wear a necklace of bryony root as a protection against

Meet The Moderator: designed to stop you from reaching for that cigarette… snack… tipple (insert your indulgence as appropriate). Three writers put it to the test

The smoker Let me set out my stall early on – my friends would probably describe me as a cynical 26-year-old who enjoys most of the things he really shouldn’t (ie smoking, drinking, late nights and X Factor). So it’s no surprise I wasn’t that open-minded when accepting this challenge. Smoking socially at university left me with a regular fivea-day habit I’m not particularly proud of, but one which, if I’m honest, I’m not that motivated to kick. Herein the problem lies. The Moderator is said to act as “a reminder device to help people take control of their habits”, and when I wanted a cigarette I did think twice due to the lump of rubber restricting the blood flow to my fi ngers. Following that, I invariably took it off and went out for a puff. It will always be true that no amount of fancy products, self-help books or nicotine patches can substitute for good old willpower. If they could bottle that for sale I’d be fi rst in the queue. Gareth Vipers

The snacker My name’s Susannah and I’m partial to afternoon snacks. When you work long hours it’s normal to get hungry every few hours, right? As some-

one who sits at a desk all day, without much time for exercise, I thought I’d test my willpower by seeing if I could cut down. Enter The Moderator ring. Mine is Barbie pink and uncomfortably tight, which inhibits touch typing. I hadn’t expected it to physically restrain me from snacking. In fact, the first thing I did after putting it on was unwrap a chocolate bar to prove

‘When I wanted a cigarette I did think twice due to the lump of rubber restricting the blood flow to my fingers’ how nimble my fi ngers are. But it did elicit a pang of guilt every time my thoughts turned to how a nice biscuit would bridge the gap between meals. The main problem was that after an hour the Moderator felt so painful - and prompted so many “what on earth is on your fingers?” - comments that I removed it in a fit of pique. It’ll take more than a ring to break this habit. Susannah Butter

The nail biter On good weeks, I can see a few millimetres of healthy white nail growth. But after a bad week of biting, ripping and evening out, my fi ngernails closely resemble the edges of blunt knives. I have tried covering every fi ngertip with plasters and toxic-tasting nail varnish, and good clean perseverance. But recently I came to the conclusion that I am destined to be a nail biter. After two minutes of putting on the ring, I tore it off claiming it was slowing down my typing. By the afternoon I had abandoned one half and left the other sticking upwards from around my middle finger. Later over drinks a friend said diplomatically, “What an interesting ring - it has two circles”. I explained that it was certainly no fashion statement. By the end of that day, I had not touched my nails. What this ring can do is act as a signal for those moments when you are about to do something you shouldn’t. Thus it leaves you to spend a millisecond deciding whether to continue. A rubber ring alone cannot break a bad habit. That would require mental commitment too. Victoria Stewart www.themoderator.co.uk for EU-wide deliveries

lightning. Culpeper, states ‘it is a furious herb, but good against stitches, cramps, convulsions and palsies’. There is an interesting comment by Gerard who states ‘the Queen’s surgeon, William Godorous, a very learned and curious gentleman, shewed me a root that weighed half an hundred weight and was as big as a child’. This referred to a practice by what were known as ‘runaby’ doctors, or as Gerard would have it ‘the most scurrilous charlatans’, who would sell bryony root as mandrake; which was thought to have magical powers and was therefore vastly more expensive. A common practice was to surround the fresh root of Bryony with plaster moulds in the shape of manikins, and eventually produce a man-shaped root, which could be passed off as mandrake. The French call Bryony, Navet du Diable (the Devil’s turnip). The plant contains alkaloids, resins, cucurbaticins and tannins. Before the discovery of quinine, Bryony and Yarrow were standard European treatments for Malaria. Bryony is not much used by herbalists but remains popular with homeopaths. In Russian folklore, this herb had such a morbid reputation it was believed that whoever removed it from the soil would destroy their own happiness. Consequently, whenever the plant was discovered it would be hedged around and left unmolested. The boiled root was used to heal wounds in horse’s hoofs and the berries applied to festering wounds. There are a number of research establishments investigating the anti-tumour reputation of the plant. Next dangerous plant

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24 BOOKS

The man without an identity who left his mark on civilisation By David Sexton Ray Monk, a lecturer in philosophy, has previously written admirable biographies of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell. He resolved to make the father of the atom bomb, J Robert Oppenheimer (Inside The Centre: The Life of J Robert Oppenheimer), his third subject because he felt there was no full biography doing justice “both to his important role in the history and politics of the twentieth century and to the singularity of his mind”. The project took him 11 years and required him to study enough physics to understand Oppenheimer’s contribution to science.

During this time, several other substantial biographies appeared but none, Monk suggests, has successfully integrated his life and work. That Inside the Centre does not fully succeed in doing that either is not to Monk’s discredit but rather a tribute to his tact and honesty, as a biographer who never distorts his subject’s life into a pattern of his own devising. Indeed, he opens by quoting Oppenheimer’s friend Isidor Rabi, saying that Oppenheimer was a “man who was put together of many bright shining splinters” - a man who actually lacked identity. Oppenheimer was born in 1904 in New York to a rich German-Jewish

family who belonged to the high minded Ethical Culture Society. At school, superior and gauche, he was bullied by the other boys but inspired by a chemistry teacher. At Harvard, after abandoning his literary ambitions, Oppenheimer began taking courses in theoretical physics, winning a Rhodes scholarship to study in Europe, before returning to America to found the school of theoretical physics at Berkeley. There, in 1939, he was writing original papers on neutron stars, predicting the existence of black holes - when in Germany nuclear fission was discovered. Oppenheimer seems to have appreciated

the explosive possibilities immediately. Put in charge of the project to produce an atom bomb, he located it in Los Alamos, having long loved New Mexico. Monk tells powerfully the story of the bomb’s development, leading to the Trinity test on July 16, 1945, and the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9. At the Trinity test, Oppenheimer was seen to be jubilant, even strutting - “his walk was like High Noon”, one observer noted. After Hiroshima he was seen “clasping his hands together like a prizewinning boxer”. But after Nagasaki he became a nervous wreck. When he met President Truman in

October 1945 he told him he felt he had blood on his hands. Truman dismissed him as a “cry-baby scientist”. Admitting Oppenheimer’s “enigmatic elusiveness” and his inability to make “ordinary close contact with people”, Monk finally maintains that these very qualities also made him “the great man he showed himself to be”. This fine, painstaking book makes most recent biography seem slight, even irrelevant. Oppenheimer, by the way, was a dedicated smoker. In 1967, dying young from throat cancer, he told a fellow physicist at one of the last meetings he was able to attend: “Sam, don’t smoke.”

Graphic novels make Costa shortlist By Sherna Noah Two comic-style books have been shortlisted for this year’s Costa Book Awards alongside the latest novel by double Man Booker winner Hilary Mantel. A graphic novel about the mother-son relationship, Days Of The Bagnold Summer by Joff Winterhart, and a graphic biography on James Joyce’s daughter, Dotter Of Her Father’s Eyes by husband and wife Mary M and Bryan Talbot, are both in the running, in a fi rst for the prize. Earlier this year, Mantel, 60, became the fi rst British writer to win the Man Booker Prize For Fiction twice for her historical novels on Thomas Cromwell. Now Bring Up The Bodies, her

latest book in the trilogy, is up for best novel at the Costa Book Awards. Winners in five categories - fi rst graphy, poetry and novel, novel, biography, ve £5,000 each. children’s - receive The overall winner, to be anuary 29, also nounced on January takes £30,000. etry In the poetry ecsection, a colleception on beekeepning, which chronicles the life of a s hive, and poems tackling the writer’s expe-

Costa Book Awards 2012 shortlists Novel Hilary Mantel for Bring Up The Bodies Stephen May for Life! Death! Prizes! James Meek for The Heart Broke In Joff Winterhart for Days Of The Bagnold Summer First Novel JW Ironmonger for The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder Jess Richards for Snake Ropes Francesca Segal for The Innocents Benjamin Wood for The Bellwether Revivals

Hillary Mantel with the Man Booker prize winning Bring Up The Bodies. Inset: Maggot Moon

A scene from Dotter Of Her Father’s Eyes

PAPERBACKS

rie rience of IVF are among tho shortlisted. those Contenders for the ch children’s award include boo books featuring identical twins w who fall for the same boy and a sto story about a child who has a “second “second-sight” that enables him to spot Nazis hiding in post-war Brita Britain. T The overall winner has bee won on 10 occasions been by a novel and only once by a ch children’s book. Last year’s winner was historical novel Pure by Andrew Miller.

Biography Artemis Cooper for Patrick Leigh-Fermor: An Adventure Selina Guinness for The Crocodile By The Door: The Story Of A House, A Farm And A

Family Kate Hubbard for Serving Victoria: Life In The Royal Household Mary Talbot and Bryan Talbot for Dotter Of Her Father’s Eyes Poetry Sean Borodale for Bee Journal Julia Copus for The World’s Two Smallest Humans Selima Hill for People Who Like Meatballs Kathleen Jamie for The Overhaul Children’s Sally Gardner for Maggot Moon Diana Hendry for The Seeing Hayley Long for What’s Up With Jody Barton? Dave Shelton for A Boy And A Bear In A Boat

By William Leith

Spilled Blood

Strange Meetings

The Winter of the Lions

By Brian Freeman

By Harry Ricketts

By Jan Costin Wagner

It’s a cold night in the middle of Minnesota. A teenage girl meets her hated rival. The next day, one of the girls is dead. Horrible. Chris Hawk, the surviving girl’s father, tries to sort things out in his mind. Can his daughter really be a killer? He thinks he knows her. But - and here’s the thing - he’s divorced. He lives miles away. How much can a noncustodial parent really know about his teenage daughter? He’s a lawyer, he’s sharp. Here’s where it gets really interesting. He questions his daughter - like a lawyer. And like a father. You could hear a pin drop. Is she guilty? A chilling question; a compelling read.

The First World War poets didn’t just go to the trenches, get messed up and write brilliant, angry poems. They actually knew each other - or at least some of them did. Siegfried Sassoon met Rupert Brooke at a literary breakfast in Clerkenwell in 1914; next to the elegant Brooke he felt clumpy and tongue-tied. Brooke would soon be dead; Sassoon would soon be at the front, where he would meet Robert Graves, a hardened combatant. Sassoon found some of Graves’ poetry “very bad, violent, and repulsive”, but he found “real beauty”, too. Later, really messed up, Sassoon met the shell-shocked Wilfred Owen in hospital. Poignant and fascinating.

Wagner, a German with a Finnish wife, writes about Finnish detectives with a beautiful simplicity; he really captures the Scandinavian vibe. It’s cold, ordered, plain, simple. Then the simplicity is shattered. Our cop hero Kimmo, having lost his wife, finds himself falling for a woman who tells him she’s a prostitute and that she’s been raped. His life has been turned on its axis, and now it’s turning again. And then a man is stabbed to death while he skis. This calls for Kimmo’s colleague, Patrik, a forensic expert. But Patrik is already there, Kimmo is told. He’s the dead guy. Very dry. SUNDAY MAIL • November 25, 2012

25 A born winner: Sebastian Coe wins the 1,500m at the Moscow Olympics in 1980. Below: as Games master for this year’s London Olympics

Horoscope

BY SALLY BROMPTON

ARIES Travel plans and social activities are under stressful aspects so don’t expect everything to go your own way this week: in fact, don’t expect anything to go your own way. But even March 21 - April 20 if you experience delays and disappointments now, you’ve nothing to worry about long term.

TAURUS What you start over the next few days could make you a lot of money, or lose you a lot of money - maybe both! If you’re smart you won’t start anything new at all but will finish what you’ve already begun. You’ll finish it quicker, of course, April 21 - May 21 if you join forces with other people.

Once more around the track with Seb S

ebastian Coe may be the closest thing modern Britain has to the classical statesman: an Olympic hero, a sharp-elbowed politician, a wealthy businessman and - as ringmaster to the London 2012 Olympics – a disinterested public servant. Although he professes no interest in political leadership, the 56-year-old Coe is a member of what we might call the Branson-Sugar League: the rollcall of men whom most ordinary punters would identify as a good candidate for Mayor of London. Nothing in his new autobiography is likely to alter that, as all it tells us is pretty much what we already knew: Coe is an exceptionally driven man of the best kind of conservative instinct, with an analytical mind and a strong heart. He is a virtuoso performer but not a maverick. The sort of man you want in charge. Coe was moulded by his father, Peter, an industrial manager who ran his son’s athletic career like a well drilled peanut factory. By adopting training techniques from the communist bloc during the 70s, Team Coe reinvented middle-distance running. Their glory years began in 1979 when Seb broke three world records in 41 days, at 800m, 1,500m and the mile, and they were crowned in 1984 when he won his second Olympic gold medal at 1,500m, in Los Angeles. Along the way there were rivalries with Steve Ovett and, later, Steve Cram, as well as spats with most of athletics’ governing bodies and the

New autobiography is light on the parts that should be the juiciest says DAN JONES

press. All these helped thicken Coe’s already thick skin, developed during his upbringing in Sheffield, which aiders as polied his subsequent careers nd Games tician, businessman and master. Coe has approached everything entality he has done with the mentality of a miler. His book is called Running My Life, but since the race is his founding metaphor, a more accurate title ing: would have been Running: My Life. (When I inter-viewed him three yearss his ago he agreed to this nd point: “The race is the end ryproduct,” he said. “Everything else is what you do to ed get there - the bite-sized ble chunks, the manageable us, training, the hourly focus, the big picture.”) ble Some uncharitable writers have called Coe hat boring, and it is true that gly his book is tantalisingly ave light in what might have been the juiciest places. Of ith his personal rivalry with Ovett there is little. Of his 002 marital history (in 2002

Coe was divorced from fi rst wife Nicky following a long affair) there is virtually nothing. Likewise, readers of previous Coe works will recognise plenty of what is written here. Many of the greatest hits from Coe’s pre-2012 life story were bundled up in his 2009 book, The Winning Mind, a short business text that fused memoir with management consultancy. Nevertheless, athletics fans will enjoy the fi rst half of this, and 2 London 2012 junkies will be satisfied se by the second half. The only thing real grates is Coe’s tendenthat really t sporting platitudes and cy to ma managementese. “The tecto tonic plates of our sport were s shifting and, in large part, the genie was already out of the bottle,” he writes, at one point. But this is nitpickery. Co may not be a modern CaeCoe b he presents himself well sar but enou as a sort of Cincinnatus enough m called to his duty, if not - a man from his plough then from his running club. He says he has not the faintest interest in becoming London Mayor, but I doubt that will stop the clamour for his canRunning My Life didacy next time Runni By B Seb Coe around.

GEMINI Don’t be too hasty in dealing with relationship issues this week. A Lunar Eclipse in your sign will make you a lot more emotional than usual and that could cause serious problems May 22 - June 21 in the not too distant future. Be aware that not everyone sees things the same way as you.

CANCER If someone lets you down this week, and according to the planets they will, you must resist the urge to say something that might be hurtful - both to them and to you. In a week or two you will look back and wonder how and why you got June 22 - July 22 so worked up about it.

LEO It might be wise to take nothing for granted this week because even friends and family members will let you down. It’s not what they want to do, of course, but the Lunar July 23 - Aug 23 Eclipse will play havoc with almost everyone’s plans, so take life as it comes and don’t expect too much of anyone.

VIRGO

Aug 24 - Sep 23

LIBRA

Sept 24 -Oct 23

Ian Rankin is a canny devil. A master of subverting expectations - Rebus is back (in Standing in Another Man’s Grace) after five years, hurrah! - he treats the reader to the most downbeat of beginnings: the bleak, mechanical funeral of a dead cop. His death isn’t even a mystery: cancer. Of course, this doesn’t stop Rebus lighting up and wondering how long it will be before he’s wearing a wooden suit.

Anybody who hasn’t read Rankin before will wonder what all the fuss is about and, alas, the rest of the novel will not change their mind. Rebus is now a civilian member of the Cold Crimes Unit - which means any skulduggery is long in the past - and forced to rely on the strained goodwill of his former sidekick Siobhan Clarke as he slowly decides that a serial killer has been operating along Scotland’s longest road, the A9. There is more intrigue

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than excitement as the cast also includes Big Ger Cafferty, Rankin’s erstwhile archenemy who seems keen to help for some reason, and Malcolm Fox from internal affairs, who also doesn’t like Rebus’ maverick methods. It must have been interesting for Rankin to have all his characters rub shoulders, but the resulting friction produces few real sparks. The novel - it would be misleading to call it a thriller – is long on talk and short

on action. This may be what real police work is like but, compared with such masterpieces as Black and Blue and Fleshmarket Close, Standing in Another Man’s Grave is a minor work. What saves it for Rankin’s legion of fans is the quality of the writing. Office colleagues are differentiated with skill, Scotland’s dramatic landscapes are described in all their fear and gloaming and, most important of all, the trademark pawky humour is ever present.

News from afar will be anything but music to your ears this week and you may be tempted to reply with sarcasm or even anger. Don’t! With a Lunar Eclipse focussing on communications if you say the wrong thing, or even the right thing in the wrong way, you will regret it.

SCORPIO Listen carefully to what other people say this week even if they are not saying it directly to you because you might get lucky and hear something that could make you some Oct 24 - Nov 22 money. It’s not immoral to pick up useful information just by being aware of what’s going on around you.

SAGITTARIUS

Nov 23 - Dec 21

Partners and colleagues will be either over-secretive or over-emotional this week - whichever one it is they will go to extremes, thanks to the Lunar Eclipse in your opposite sign of Gemini – the relationship area of your chart. You are no stranger to extremes yourself, of course, but this time it will be you who tries to find the middle way. Whatever happens, you have nothing to fear.

CAPRICORN

Rebus returns but it’s not Rankin at his finest By Mark Sanderson

Something you’ve been working on for the past six months or so has reached the stage where you must decide whether to carry on to the end, be it triumphant or bitter, or call it a day and move on to something else. Think long and hard before making your move.

Dec 22 - Jan 20

Your work and health are all important and if you can’t see the link between them you will by the end of the week. Don’t push yourself because you’re not as strong as you seem to believe. Your powers of recovery may be remarkable but why risk making yourself ill?

AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19

This is no time to be reticent or to entertain thoughts of failure because almost anything is possible for you now if you act on your hunches and believe in yourself and your mission. There’s nothing wrong with the world at large that cannot be put right by people like you.

PISCES Because this week’s Lunar Eclipse highlights your family life there are sure to be some emotional ups and downs on the home front. What you must remember is that no matter Feb 20 - March 20 what might be said or done none of it is to be taken seriously. Forgive and forget and move on.

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Shaving products that care for your face and the environment Super-Max has launched Super-Max Enviro, the first shaving gel in the world that is environmentally friendly This revolutionary range comes in four choices, all made with quality active ingredients and natural extracts. Revitalising: gel with mint extract and oats. Moisturises and rejuvenates the facial skin. Antiseptic: a gel that protects and nourishes the skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Suitable for very sensitive skin, susceptible to rashes from shaving. Firming: has significant moisturising and anti-ageing properties. It improves the texture and elasticity of the skin, making it appear firmer. Ultra moisturising: offers extra moisturising for dry and sensitive skin. Rebuilds and heals “damaged” and troubled skin. Visit www.supermaxenviro. com/ for more information

All the sushi you can eat

Helena Rubinstein’s Lash Queen celebrates beauty

Peninsula Sushi, the first conveyor belt sushi bar in Cyprus is now holding all you can eat sushi & authentic Japanese delicacies lunch every day for just €14.90. Located at the Holiday Inn in Nicosia, there is also Asian food on offer at the Bonzai Japanese Restaurant, which offers teppanyaki and sushi. At Bonzai discover the personalised experience of having your choice of succulent seafood, tender chicken, juicy steaks and garden-fresh vegetables grilled to delicious perfection in an extraordinary theatre that will feed the senses and entertain the appetite. Every Tuesday night the restaurant holds an all you can eat sushi night for €26.

Discover the essence of David Beckham David Beckham presents The Essence, a fresh and dynamic new fragrance for men inspired by his sense of adventure. As one of the most successful stars in the world of sport, style idol David is admired around the world. “Everyone has their own opinion on what makes him happy. My reasoning for the The Essence was to capture a sense of adventure, spending time with people you love, with that strong sense of happiness. The scent is cool and I hope men like it,” he says. The fragrance opens with bright, juicy notes of grapefruit mixed with the violet leaves and vivid fragrance of lavender, creating a sense of freshness. Eau de Toilette, After Shave and Deodorant are included in the range.

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The new Lash Queen range is an illustration of Helena Rubinstein’s passion for jewellery and the work of goldsmiths. As a tribute to its creator, and to celebrate its 110 years of expertise in the field of beauty, the brand is launching Lash Queen Celebration, which is more than just a mascara. And now the ultimate luminous black has genuine gold particles and mother of pearl to make the eyes sparkle. For the first time ever in a mascara, the Helena Rubinstein Laboratories have incorporated genuine gold particles into the formula, which captures and reflects dazzling light. Combined with ultrareflective mother-ofpearl, these sparkling particles illuminate and accentuate the black shade of the pigments, through contrast.

Presse Café opens on Ledra Street

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1 A second television, it is worth having (5) 4 Seize some grains first to stop the flooding (7) 8 It takes a turn for the better (8-5) 9 Set hard provided it was before the end of the day (8) 10 Piece of satire from his kitbag (4) 12 Squirrel perhaps, oddly enough not red (6) 13 The boy gives a word of thanks for a musical piece (6) 16 Brownish-purple cup ’e replaced (4) 18 Girl’s characteristic is that she is absentminded (8) 21 Conflict at the cricket ground? (7,6) 22 Fewer RN members in town near Glasgow (7) 23 It ends at midnight tonight (5)

1 A bishop has removed the top of the tapestry (5) 2 Mean to have left one in the group (7) 3 Stepping on surprising gradient (8) 4 Start with welldressed person from the London area (3,3) 5 It’s good if there isn’t any (4) 6 Crush between lessons (5) 7 Girl took in article of cotton fabric (7) 11 Against good man producing a comparison (8) 12 Redecorate from top to bottom (7) 14 Sort of date-pad was made to fit (7) 15 Clearly it can be seen through (6) 17 Copper can interrupt (3,2) 19 Very small bopper? (5) 20 Cleaner fish (4)

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Answers to the crossword will appear in Tuesday’s newspaper November 25, 2012• SUNDAY MAIL

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Answers to Double Crossword 2245 CRYPTIC: Across – 6 Knockout punch; 8 Non-stop; 9 Rural; 10 Hoped; 12 Bravado; 13 Amnesia; 15 Layer; 16 Taunt; 17 Plateau; 19 Double-crossed. Down – 1 Moon; 2 Skated; 3 Lump; 4 Sparta; 5 Entreaty; 6 Kind-hearted; 7 Hollow round; 11 Pendulum; 12 Bra; 14 Settle; 15 Lead on; 17 Pack; 18 Erse. QUICK: Across – 6 Blamelessness; 8 Rambler; 9 Het up; 10 Match; 12 Mariner; 13 Numeral; 15 Wheel; 16 Morag; 17 Curaçao; 19 Metamorphosis. Down – 1 Warm; 2 Wealth; 3 Weir; 4 Esther; 5 Sentence; 6 Bare minimum; 7 Superfluous; 11 Temerity; 12 Mal; 14 Régime; 15 Worthy; 17 Carp; 18 Cash.

28 A MINUTE WITH...

Freda Joyce Grimley Willett Retired teacher and author of Dear Dad

Memory lane: Sparky and his Magic Piano Sometimes I wish it was nearer to the town though. I would love my friends to be able to visit more often and we’re quite off the beaten track.

Where do you live? In the mountain village of Dora, between Limassol and Paphos with my husband Clive. feel like eating. This morning I had half a pear, a glass of vanilla flavoured soya milk, and two slices of fruit malt loaf.

Best childhood memory? Listening to Sparky and his Magic Piano with my grandparents. It was in the days when records were hard and could break easily (78rpm!). Listening and using one’s imaginaefore tion was what we did then, before this high tech visual age began..

Most frequented restaurant and absolute favourite dish? Artima by Limassol Castle is our favourite place to eat on speciall s occasions. My favourite dish is lamb tagine and couscous butt they don’t serve it there. I lived in Algeria once, which is where my love of couscous started.

Would you class yourself as a day or night person? What’s your idea of the perfect night/day out? I would wou class myself as a day person, b but a perfect night out would be dinner din and theatre, or orchestral c concert. Recently we went to see Warhorse Wa in London and I think it’s the best theatre production I h have ever seen. The puppeteeri ing is breathtaking.

Dinner date: George Clooney

Best book ever read? The Egyptian by Mika Waltari. I admired the fortitude and perseverance of the protagonist. He was a boy growing up in a poor family who ended up being a brilliant brain surgeon. A wonderf ful tale and well told. I also lo loved The Hobbit by Tolkien. I u used to read it to my pupils at sch school.

What food would you really turn your nose up to? Oysters - slimy horrible things!

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Favourite film of all time? Oh that’s a difficult question! I suppose You’ve Got Mail. It’s all about bookshops which I love, and has a great, ‘feel good’ ending.

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be? Oh that has to be George Clooney. He has the most sexy eyes!

Best holiday ever taken? Cuba. I loved Cuba! It’s like going back to the fi fties and full of wonderful surprises. Also the music is great. I would like to go back there and also Trinidad is a place I would like to go back to.

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do? I would go to be with all the people I love most so that we would all be together, and have a big party.

What is your greatest fear? What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?

Dying alone.

An Elkie Brooks CD (Pearl’s a Singer).She has a lovely gravelly voice.

Tell me a joke…

What is always in your fridge? Sliced beetroot. It’s strange because I used to hate it as a child.

Dream house: rural retreat or urban dwelling? Where would it be, what would it be like and why? We live in a dream house now! It’s a restored village house but with modern appliances and a huge yard.

I can never remember jokes. The only one I can remember right now is, What’s the time? Two thirty Well go to the dentist! Dear Dad, a tale that delves into Joyce Grimley’s lifelong search for her real father, is available from the Moufflon bookshop and KP Kyriacou bookshop in Nicosia for €15

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR AT ST RAPHAEL RESORT LIMASSOL 24.12.2012 1 Night €230 (Single €165)

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The above prices and corresponding periods include the following: 2 persons in double sea view room Daily Rich Buffet Breakfast Christmas or New Year Dinner (Gala) For the Two Nights Package Christmas or New Years Lunch is also included Free use of Health Centre (use of Indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and gym) Supervised Kid’s Club & Playgrounds available Additional Charges Third person sharing room 20% discount For the one night package: Children up to 12 years sharing room with parents during Christmas season €37 and for New Year is €60.00.

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Answers must reach us by December 3rd.The winner will be announced on December 9th . Send replies to: PO Box 21144, Fax: 22 676385. Email: competition@cyprus-mail.com (answers by email must be accompanied by full address and contact numbers) (Winners will be notified by telephone)

Amathus Avenue, P.O. Box 51064, 3594 Limassol-Cyprus Tel: (+357) 25 834 200, Fax: (+357) 25 636 394 E-mail: reservations@raphael.com.cy | http://www.raphael.com.cy

To win, answer the following question: Question: How much is the cost for 1 night 24.12.12?

The prize must be used by 24th December 2012

And the winner is. . . Two weeks ago we offered dinner at Wok n Roll. The winner is Maria Koudouna SUNDAY MAIL• November 25, 2012

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CYBC 1 06.45 08.15 11.00 11.30

Proti Enimerosi Kali Sas Mera Kaftes Piperies (rpt) Istories Tou Horkou (rpt) Local comedy series, which happens to be the longest-running show on TV.

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Apo Mera Se Mera Current affairs programme.

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Greek FILM: O Anthropos Pou Girise Apo Ti Zesti

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Criminal Minds Fifth season. ‘Parasite’. The BAU is called in to investigate the mental decline of a con artist, whose schemes have become so complicated that he has turned to killing the people involved in them.

Comedy. 1980.

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Top Gear Fourteenth season. Episode 2. The presenters try to impress Oxford residents by building an electric car, and refuse to let an unenthusiastic response deter them from sitting in on the machine’s crash-test before handing it over to the Stig’s environmentally friendly cousin. Actor Michael Sheen is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, and Jeremy Clarkson pits the Corvette ZR1 against the Audi R8 V10.

New local drama series inspired by Maro Kranidioti’s book ‘Otan i Moira Apofasizei’.

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NRG Zone Kids’ TV FIFA World Cup 2014 Magazine Great Teams Of European Championships (rpt) Biz/Emeis News In English News In Turkish Kati Psinetai (rpt) NRG Zone Why Poverty? A series of documentaries devoted to global deprivation.

New season of local game show, asking questions having to do with Cypriot dialect.

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Proini Enimerosi Me Agapi Kai oi Pantremeni Ehoun Psihi (rpt) Englimata (rpt) Oi Men kai oi Den (rpt) Lyke, Lyke Eisai Edo (rpt) O Polemos Ton Astron (rpt) Niose Me (rpt) News Mera Mesimeri Konstantinou Kai Elenis (rpt) Tin Patisa (rpt) Tihi Vouno (rpt) Eva Luna Aiyia Fuxia (rpt)

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Greek comedy series. Greek comedy series.

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Yia Sena (rpt) Charlie’s Angels Enimerosi Tora (rpt) Proino Mou (rpt)

The Del Monte Heirs (rpt) Protoselido Eleni Vasiliki (rpt) 7 Ouranoi kai Synnefa Alites (rpt) Mesimeri Kai Kati Aspra Balonia (rpt) Magazino News Ti Tha Fame Simera Mama The Del Monte Heirs 7 Ouranoi kai Synnefa Alites News Oikogeniakes Istories FILM: Seduced By Lies A successful businesswoman discovers someone is watching her every move. Psychological thriller, starring Josie Davis and Marc Menard. 2010.

New season of Greek drama series.

Grey’s Anatomy spinoff centering on the life of neonatal surgeon Addison Montgomery.

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I Dipsa (rpt) Emeis Ki Emeis (rpt) Koinonia Ora Mega Nea Mera Proino Mou Enimerosi Tora Kelmmena Oneira (rpt) Eheis Meson

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News CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 24 Ground-breaking realtime drama series, starring Kiefer Sutherland as a government agent out to stop terrorists wreaking havoc across America.

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Epistrofi (rpt) Mila Mou (rpt) Allou Ximeromenoi (rpt) Eleni (rpt)

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Star News Fotis - Maria Live Best Of Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of Exelixeis Sti Showbiz Mila Best Of Nistikoi Praktores (rpt) Cookery show, with helpful tips on eating well and nutrition. Hosted by Dina Nikolaou.

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Kids’ TV Star News Mesimeriani Meleti Showbiz news and gossip show hosted by Eleonora Meleti.

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Kids’ TV Exelixeis Stin Showbiz Fotis Maria Live Mila Discussions about various issues based on woman’s life (men, relationships, sex, kids etc.) with showbiz guests. Hosted by Tatiana Stefanidou.

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Magikos Kosmos S’Agapo (rpt) Akti Oneiron Ston Asterismos Tis Imeras Kouzina Me Apopsi Remington Steele Milagros Kids’ TV Top Models S’Agapo Sabrina, To Koritsi Tis Agapis Akti Oneiron Pacific Blue

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A woman tries to prove she did not murder her husband by uncovering the real killer - but even her own stepdaughter does not believe her claims of innocence. Thriller, starring Jamie Luner. 2005.

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An undercover cop infiltrates a gang of small-time IrishAmerican hoodlums led by one of his childhood friends. Gangster thriller, with Sean Penn, Ed Harris. 1990.

Satirical show focusing on the sports and news.

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FILM: State Of Grace

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Thor (Novacinema1, 19.00) ons League Lithuania 01:30 Motorsports: Gta Road To Dubai 01:45 Ski Jumping: World Cup Finland 01:00 Tribal Wives 01:55 Born And Bred The Inspector Calls 02:45 EastEnders 03:15 Doctors My Girl Lollipop 03:45 Doctor Who Confidential Send In The Clones 04:00 Waking The Dead Sins 04:50 Waking The Dead Missing Persons 05:40 Last Man Standing Wolof Wrestling 06:30 My Family: Xmas Special 2005 Part 1 07:00 Tellytales Dancing Rose 07:10 Boogie Beebies 07:25 Teletubbies Colours - Pink 07:50 Balamory Bed Time 08:10 Tellytales Dancing Rose 08:20 Boogie Beebies 08:35 Teletubbies Colours - Pink 09:00 Balamory Bed Time 09:20 Garth And Bev Eyeglasses 09:30 Buzz & Tell 09:35 Keeping Up Appearances 10:05 Mastermind 10:35 The Weakest Link 11:20 EastEnders 11:50 Doctors My Girl Lollipop 12:20 Ray Mears’ Wild Foods Coast 13:10 Tribal Wives 14:00 Mastermind 14:30 Keeping Up Appearances 15:00 The Weakest Link 15:45 EastEnders 16:15 Doctors My Girl Lollipop 16:45 Ray Mears’ Wild Foods Coast 17:35 Tribal Wives 18:25 The Weakest Link 19:10 Big Cat Diary 19:40 Doctors Father of the Man 20:10 Robin Hood The Enemy Of My Enemy 21:00 Lead Balloon Shoddy 21:30 Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps Croppity Crops 22:00 Tribal Wives 22:50 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 23:25 Live At The Apollo 00:10 Alan Carr: Chatty Man 00:55 Michael McIntyre: Hello Wembley!

07:00 How It’s Made 07:25 Wheeler Dealers 08:15 American Chopper 09:10 Dirty Jobs 10:05 Deadliest Catch 10:55 Ultimate Survival 11:50 How Do They Do It? 12:15 How It’s Made 12:40 Extreme Engineering 13:35 Fifth Gear 14:30 Wheeler Dealers 15:25 American Chopper 16:20 Mythbusters 17:15 Dirty Jobs 18:10 Deadliest Catch 19:05 Ultimate Survival 20:00 How It’s Made 21:00 Track Me If You Can 22:00 Curiosity 23:00 How We Invented The World 00:00 Curiosity 01:00 Nothing Personal 01:55 Track Me If You Can 02:50 Curiosity 03:50 How We Invented The World 04:50 Curiosity 05:45 How Do They Do It? 06:10 Overhaulin’ 09:30 Biathlon: World Cup Sweden 10:30 Ski Jumping: World Cup Finland 11:30 Football: Next Gen Series 12:30 Biathlon: World Cup Sweden 13:30 Cross-Country Skiing: World Cup Finland 15:00 Football: Next Gen Series 16:00 Biathlon: World Cup Sweden 17:00 Winter Sports: Ski Pass 17:15 Ski Jumping: World Cup Finland 19:45 Alpine Skiing: World Cup Usa 21:30 Alpine Skiing: World Cup Canada 22:45 Winter Sports: Ski Pass 23:00 Equestrian: European Masters Paris 00:30 Strongest Man: European Champi-

05:40 Private Practice 06:25 Castle 07:10 Modern Family 07:35 Happy Endings 08:00 Once Upon A Time 08:50 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 09:40 Private Practice 10:25 Castle 11:10 Modern Family 11:35 Happy Endings 12:00 New Girl 12:50 Glee 13:40 Once Upon A Time 14:30 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 15:20 Private Practice 16:05 Castle 16:50 Modern Family 17:15 Happy Endings 17:40 Once Upon A Time 18:30 Donna Hay: Fast, Fresh, Simple 19:20 Private Practice 20:10 Castle 21:00 New Girl 21:50 Glee 22:40 Modern Family 23:05 Happy Endings 23:30 New Girl 00:20 Glee 01:10 Castle 02:00 Private Practice 02:45 Modern Family 03:10 Happy Endings 03:35 Rita Rocks 04:00 Once Upon A Time 04:50 Donna Hay: Fast, Fresh, Simple

07:00 Pawn Stars 6 07:30 Storage Wars 2 08:00 UFO Hunters 09:00 Patton 360 10:00 Pawn Stars 6 10:30 Storage Wars 2 11:00 Ancient Aliens 3 12:00 Ice Road Truckers 6 13:00 Ax Men 14:00 Patton 360 15:00 UFO Hunters 16:00 Ice Road Truckers 6 17:00 Ax Men 18:00 Pat-

ton 360 19:00 UFO Hunters 20:00 Pawn Stars 6 20:30 Storage Wars 2 21:00 Ancient Aliens 3 22:00 Soviet Storm: WWII In The East 2 23:00 Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us 01:00 Ancient Aliens 3 02:00 Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us 04:00 UFO Hunters 05:00 Patton 360 06:00 Ancient Aliens 3

07:30 Phenomenon (1996) 09:40 Wallis & Edward 11:20 Passed Away 13:10 Bloodlines 14:45 Revolutionary Road 16:45 Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil 19:30 Hollywood Buzz 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Machete 23:00 Red (2010) 01:00 Hustler TV 02:30 Strictly Sexual 04:15 Hollywood Buzz 04:45 Adam 06:30 LTV Sports News

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velous Misadventures Of Flapjack 07:50 The Tom & Jerry Show 08:15 Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! 08:40 Loonatics Unleashed 09:05 Superman: The Animated Series 09:55 The Looney Tunes Show 10:20 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:45 Fanboy & Chum Chum 11:10 The X’s 11:35 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan 12:00 Dora The Explorer 12:25 Spongebob Squarepants 13:15 The Mighty B! 13:40 My Life As A Teenage Robot 14:05 Hey Arnold! 14:30 ICarly 15:20 Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! 15:45 Justice League Unlimited 16:10 Legion Of Super Heroes 16:35 Young Justice 17:00 PBA All-Star Shootout 17:30 Planet Speed 18:00 Barclays Premier League World 18:30 NBA Action 19:00 La Liga World 19:30 Copa Del Rey 2012-13 21:30 A’ Division Cyprus Soccer Championship 2012-13 23:30 Barclays Premier League Preview 00:00 La Liga Show 2012-13 01:00 Barclays Premier League Review 02:00 La Liga Review 2012-13 03:00 Friday Night Fights 05:00 K9 Nation 05:30 NBA 2012-13

07:15 Aliens In America 08:00 Eastbound & Down 08:35 The Closer 09:30 Harry’s Law 10:30 Chuck 11:15 Supernatural 12:45 Hawaii Five-0 13:30 Aliens In America 14:15 The Closer 15:15

Harry’s Law 16:05 The Big Bang Theory 16:30 According To Jim 17:15 The Mentalist 18:00 C.S.I. New York 18:55 Strike Back 19:45 Gossip Girl 20:30 Entourage 21:00 NCIS: Los Angeles 22:30 Curb Your Enthusiasm 23:20 Sons Of Anarchy 00:10 Bronco Billy 02:10 Beauty And The Beast 03:50 The Big Bang Theory 04:15 According To Jim 04:35 According To Jim 05:00 The Mentalist 05:45 C.S.I. New York 06:30 Strike Back

07:15 Deception (2008) 09:15 His Way 10:45 Easier With Practice 12:45 Friday After Next 14:15 Romancing The Stone 16:15 Scooby-Doo 17:45 All The King’s Men 20:00 1408 22:00 Things That Hang From Trees 00:00 Daring! TV 04:00 Takers 06:00 Todos Tus Muertos

05:10 Starsky & Hutch 06:50 All Good Things 08:30 Just Go With It 10:30 Cine News 10:50 The Romantics 12:30 The Conquest 14:20 Mad On Novacinema 15:00 Love Stories 17:05 Abduction 19:00 Thor 21:00 Ncis 22:00 Bad Teacher 23:40 Cheri 01:20 Cine News 01:50 The Change-Up 03:45 The Skin I Live In

06:05 London 07:40 Gnomeo & Juliet 09:10 The Sweetest Thing 10:45 Cine News 11:35 The Family Stone 15:25 Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 17:15 Spotlight On 17:50 Edward Scissorhands 19:40 Sling Blade 22:00 Melancholia 00:15 The Producers 02:25 Sin City 04:30 Elephant White

21:00 The Adjustment Bureau 01:00 Cine News 01:30 Adult Zone 03:10 Dead Man Running 04:45 Gone Baby Gone

19:15 Mean Girls 2 21:00 Sundays At Tiffany’s 22:35 Bloodworth 00:20 Pay It Forward 02:30 The Woman Who Dreamed Of A Man 04:05 Music Of The Heart

07:00 Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The 09:30 Shoes of the Fisherman, The 12:05 Wings of Eagles, The 13:50 Interrupted Melody 15:40 2001: A Space Odyssey 18:15 Where the Spies Are 20:05 Mogambo 22:00 Rhapsody 23:55 Diner 01:45 Bad and the Beautiful, The 03:40 Elvis on Tour 05:15 Penelope

By Preston Wilder

Sling Blade (Novacinema2, 19.40) Is it Global Cutting Implements Day? Sharp-eyed viewers can cut to the chase (sorry) with a trio of films with blades in the title, starting with Edward Scissorhands at 17.50 then Machete [see below] at 21.00. In between is Sling Blade, a must-see even without the sharp-implements link - and I don’t care how cool you are, you haven’t lived till you’ve seen Billy Bob Thornton scrunching up his face and talking about “French-fried potaters” [sic] in this Oscar-winning drama, which BBT also wrote and directed. He’s simple-minded Karl, an amiable hulking figure who’s just come out of the “nervous hospital”, having been committed years before for murdering his mother

and her lover - but Karl is harmless now (or is he?) and befriends a young boy (Lucas Black) who takes him home to his rather dysfunctional household. The setting is a small Arkansas town, and the dark languid atmosphere is entirely magical. Some may stick the knife in by calling it slow-paced, but they can keep their cutting remarks to themselves. Made in 1996.

Machete (LTV, 21.00) “Machete don’t text,” snarls Machete (Danny Trejo). He don’t kill innocent bystanders either, making this less sadistic than the same director’s Once Upon a Time in Mexico - though it’s a lot more violent, reaching some kind of demented peak when our tough-guy Mexi-

can hero doesn’t just kill a thug but also slashes his stomach open, pulls out his intestines and uses them as a rope to escape through the window! It sounds gross - and it is - yet it’s not offensive, partly because the film is so cartoonish; trouble is, it’s seldom very memorable after the first half-hour (the prologue is excellent), bogging down in tired plot - Machete framed and forced on the run after an assassination gone wrong - and repetitive violence. “I was ready for a lot of gore but it was all done in such a hilarious way that I hardly noticed how disgusting it was,” chuckles a man from Poland at the Internet Movie Database. “In fact, I was still laughing 5 minutes after I left the cinema”. Machete don’t laugh. Made in 2010.

Machete

SundayMail The King of Comedy Robert de Niro in tough-guy role of old

Woody Allen tribute Double bill to mark his 77th birthday

Wednesday, NovaCinema2, 7.05pm

Saturday, NovaCinema2, 6.10pm

N OV E M B E R 2 5 ďšş D E C E M B E R 1

Underworld Awakening Latest chapter in the werewolves v vampires saga Sunday, NovaCinema1, 10pm

Complete guide to what’s on the small screen this week, including our selections and satellite choices

T V MONDAY 26/11 November 25, 2012• SUNDAY MAIL

CYBC 1 06.45 08.15

Proti Enimerosi Kali Sas Mera Local variety show, with entertainment options, cookery tips and more.

11.00 11.30

CYBC 2 07.00 08.00 16.30 17.00

Kaftes Piperies (rpt) Istories Tou Horkou (rpt)

Apo Mera Se Mera Current affairs programme.

15.30

Entehnos Local cultural show.

16.00 18.00 18.15

Mazi Sto CyBC News Kaftes Piperies Live cookery show.

18.45

Paizoume Kypriaka

18.00 18.50 19.00 19.10 20.00 21.00

Moiraia Fengaria News Vimata Stin Ammo Third season of local period drama, based on true events, in which “a man without pity will break all the rules for the sake of revenge”.

22.00

22.35

Ego Ki Esi Code Europe

23.00

23.30 23.45

Survivors

Criminal Minds Fifth season. ‘The Slave of Duty’. The team has to investigate a case of home invasion.

Local investigative show.

News Repeats 23.45

08.20 09.05 09.30 10.20 11.15 12.10 13.00 13.20 14.00 14.50 16.10 17.00

Second season. Episode 4: Tom and Greg are enslaved alongside Kevin in Mr Smithson’s coal mine, but it is not long before they begin to formulate an elaborate escape plan.

Local comedy series.

22.30

Biz/Emeis News In English News In Turkish Kati Psinetai (rpt) NRG Zone Why Poverty? Documentary series. ‘Stealing Africa’ looks at why Zambia, one of the most mineral rich countries in Africa, is also one of the most economically poor.

New season of local game show, asking questions having to do with Cypriot dialect.

19.20 20.00 21.15

05.30 06.20 06.50 07.00

NRG Zone Kids’ TV Motor Sports (rpt) Why Poverty? Documentary series. ‘China’s Ant People’ explores the privatisation of the Chinese education system which sees many of the country’s poorest children studying at low standard private colleges and two million graduates each year who end up with no job – the so called ‘ant tribe’.

Local comedy series, which happens to be the longest-running show on TV.

12.00

ANTENNA

17.50 19.30 20.15 21.15 22.10 23.10

Erotas (rpt) Proini Enimerosi Me Agapi Kai oi Pantremeni Ehoun Psihi (rpt) Englimata (rpt) Oi Men kai oi Den (rpt) Lyke, Lyke Eisai Edo (rpt) Pansellinos (rpt) Ekeine To Kalokairi (rpt) Niose Me (rpt) News Mera Mesimeri Vals Me 12 Theous (rpt) Tin Patisa (rpt) Tihi Vouno (rpt) Ekeino To Kalokairi (rpt) Aiyia Fuxia (rpt)

06.00

With News at 18.00.

22.10

Niose Me News Vals Me 12 Theous Ekeino To Kolokairi Replay Local sports show.

00.20 00.30

News Radio Arvila Popular Greek live parady show.

01.40 02.30 03.20 04.10 04.40

MEGA I Dipsa (rpt) Greek drama series.

06.30 07.00 08.00 10.00

Emeis Ki Emeis (rpt) Koinonia Ora Mega Nea Mera Proino Mou Greek morning talkshow.

12.45 14.00 15.00

Enimerosi Tora Klemmena Oneira (rpt) Eheis Meson Current affairs show.

16.00

SIGMA 07.00 08.20 10.20 11.10 12.00 14.20 15.20 18.00 18.05 18.30

Yia Sena

Latin American telenovela.

Local talk-show.

18.00 18.20

News Eisai To Tairi Mou (rpt) Greek comedy series.

19.20 20.15 21.15

Eftyhismenoi Mazi (rpt) News Klemmena Oneira Greek drama series.

Enoha Mystika

19.30 20.20 21.15 22.20 23.45 00.40 00.45

Antitheseis (rpt) News I Apli Methodos Ton Trion Greek drama series.

01.00 03.00 04.00 05.00

Yia Sena (rpt) Charlie’s Angels Enimerosi Tora (rpt) Proino Mou (rpt)

7 Ouranoi kai Synnefa Alites News Aspra Balonia (rpt) Ora Kalpis CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (rpt) News 24 Ground-breaking realtime drama series, starring Kiefer Sutherland as a government agent out to stop terrorists wreaking havoc across America.

Another local drama series.

23.20 00.00 00.10

Protoselido Eleni (rpt) Vasiliki (rpt) 7 Ouranoi kai Synnefa Alites (rpt) Mesimeri Kai Kati Aspra Balonia (rpt) Magazino News Ti Tha Fame Simera Mama The Del Monte Heirs

01.30 02.00 03.00 03.40

PLUS TV 07.20 07.50 09.00 09.30 10.55 11.50 12.30 13.00 15.30 17.15 17.50 19.40 21.15 22.00

Fourth season. ‘Justice’. Lilly’s team re-investigates the 1982 murder of a man who was killed after being accused of date rape by several female college students.

22.45

23.30 00.15 01.10 02.00

06.45 08.15 08.45 09.25 10.00 11.00 11.30 12.30 13.15 15.00 15.55 16.40 17.30 18.15

Nistikoi Praktores (rpt) LTV Sports News Star News Repeats

Kids’ TV Magikos Kosmos S’ Agapo (rpt) Akti Oneiron Ston Asterismos Tis Imeras Kouzina Me Apopsi Remington Steele Milagros Kids’ TV Top Models S’Agapo Sabrina, To Koritsi Tis Agapis Akti Oneiron Pacific Blue With News at 18.30.

19.15 19.50 20.05 21.00

News Sports Time Capital Sports FILM: Restraining Order A lawyer witnesses a murder committed by a former client, and sets about bringing the killer to justice, despite his colleagues’ refusal to help. Drama, starring Eric Roberts. 1999.

Miami Medical ‘Driver Down’. The team helps adventurers who were injured while exploring underwater wreckage; Zambrano and Deleo grow curious about the new woman in Proctor’s life.

Epistrofi (rpt) Mila Mou (rpt) Allou Ximeromenoi (rpt) Eleni (rpt)

Synora Agapis (rpt) Tmima Ithon (rpt) News To Kafeneio (rpt) Deal (rpt)

Fotis - Maria Live Best Of Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of Exelixeis Sti Showbiz Mila Best Of Nistikoi Praktores (rpt) Kids’ TV Star News Mesimeriani Meleti Kids’ TV Exelixeis Sti Showbiz Fotis - Maria Live Mila Exelixeis Sti Showbiz Cold Case

CAPITAL

22.45 23.45

Sta Adyta Tis Tromokratias FILM: Gia Story of supermodel Gia Marie Carangi, who died of an Aidsrelated illness aged 26. Drama, starring Angelina Jolie. 1998.

02.00

FILM: Falcon Down Action thriller, starring Dale Midkiff and William Shatner. 2000.

Repeats

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Novacinema1, 13.00)

02:00 The Weakest Link 02:45 Big Bear Diary 03:10 Lark Rise To Candleford 04:00 Ideal The Television 04:30 Ideal The Future 05:00 Last Man Standing Mexican Endurance Running 05:50 Big Bear Diary 06:15 The Weakest Link 07:00 Bobinogs Is Left This Way? 07:10 Boogie Beebies 07:25 Teletubbies Carol Singing 07:50 Me Too! Ratatouille 08:10 Bobinogs Is Left This Way? 08:20 Boogie Beebies 08:35 Teletubbies Carol Singing 09:00 Me Too! Ratatouille 09:20 Garth And Bev Pencil 09:30 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 10:05 Lead Balloon Dead 10:35 The Weakest Link 11:20 Big Bear Diary 11:45 Doctors An Unexpected Arrival 12:15 The World’s Toughest Driving Tests 13:05 Tribal Wives 14:00 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 14:35 Lead Balloon Dead 15:05 The Weakest Link 15:50 Big Bear Diary 16:15 Doctors An Unexpected Arrival 16:45 The World’s Toughest Driving Tests 17:35 Tribal Wives 18:25 The Weakest Link 19:10 EastEnders 19:40 Doctors Bon Vomage 20:10 Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen 21:05 The Green Green Grass The Departed 21:35 Little Britain 22:00 Silent Witness Double Dare 22:50 Last Of The Summer Wine Oh Look! Mitzi’s Found Her Mummy 23:20 As Time Goes By A House Full Of Women 23:50 The Impressions Show With Culshaw & Stephenson 00:20 Lark Rise To Candleford

07:00 How It’s Made 07:25 Wheeler Dealers 08:15 American Chopper 09:10 Dirty Jobs 10:05 Deadliest Catch 10:55 Ultimate Survival 11:50 How Do They Do It? 12:15 How It’s Made 12:40 Extreme Engineering 13:35 Street Customs 14:30 Wheeler Dealers 15:25 American Chopper 16:20 Mythbusters 17:15 Dirty Jobs 18:10 Deadliest Catch 19:05 Ultimate Survival 20:00 How It’s Made 20:30 How It’s Made 21:00 Man, Woman, Wild 22:00 Bear Grylls: Day In The Life Of An Englishman 23:00 Outback Truckers 00:00 River Monsters 01:00 Swamp Loggers 01:55 Man, Woman, Wild 02:50 Bear Grylls: Day In The Life Of An Englishman 03:50 Outback Truckers 04:50 River Monsters 05:45 How Do They Do It? 06:10 Overhaulin’

09:30 Cross-Country Skiing: World Cup Sweden 11:00 Biathlon: World Cup Sweden 12:00 Ski Jumping: World Cup Norway 13:00 Swimming:

European Short Course Championships France 14:00 Cross-Country Skiing: World Cup Sweden 15:30 Biathlon: World Cup Sweden 16:30 Ski Jumping: World Cup Norway 17:30 Swimming: European Short Course Championships France

18:30 Football: Eurogoals 19:15 Cross-Country Skiing: World Cup Sweden 20:00 Biathlon: World Cup Sweden 20:45 Ski Jumping: World Cup Norway 21:45 All Sports: Watts 22:00 Pro Wrestling: This Week On World Wrestling Entertainment 22:30 Pro Wrestling: Vintage Collection 23:30 Football: Eurogoals 00:15 Cross-Country Skiing: World Cup Sweden 00:45 Biathlon: World Cup Sweden 01:30 Ski Jumping: World Cup Norway

05:40 Private Practice 06:25 Castle 07:10 Modern Family 07:35 Happy Endings 08:00 Once Upon A Time 08:50 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 09:40 Private Practice 10:25 Castle 11:10 Modern Family 11:35 Happy Endings 12:00 Jane By Design 12:50 Desperate Housewives 13:40 Once Upon A Time 14:30 Donna Hay: Fast, Fresh, Simple 15:20 Private Practice 16:05 Castle 16:50 Modern Family 17:15 Happy Endings 17:40 Once Upon A Time 18:30 Masterchef 19:20 Private Practice 20:10 Castle 21:00 Jane By Design 21:50 Desperate Housewives 22:40 Modern Family 23:05 Happy Endings 23:30 Jane By Design 00:20 Desperate Housewives 01:10 Castle 02:00 Private Practice 02:45 Modern Family 03:10 Happy Endings 03:35 Rita Rocks 04:00 Once Upon A Time 4:50 Masterchef

07:00 Pawn Stars 6 07:30 Storage Wars 2 08:00 UFO Hunters 09:00 Patton 360 10:00 Pawn Stars 6 10:30 Storage Wars 2 11:00 Ancient Aliens 3 12:00 Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us 14:00 Patton 360 15:00 UFO Hunters 16:00 Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us 18:00 Patton 360 19:00 UFO Hunters 20:00 Pawn Stars 6 20:30 Storage Wars 2 21:00 Ancient Aliens 3 22:00 Pawn Stars 6 22:30 Cajun Pawn Stars 23:00 American Restoration 3 00:00 Pawn Stars 6 00:30 Storage Wars 2 01:00 Ancient Aliens 3 02:00 Pawn Stars 6 02:30 Cajun Pawn Stars 03:00 American Restoration 3 04:00 UFO Hunters 05:00 Patton 360 06:00 Ancient Aliens 3

07:30 Inception 10:00 The Other Guys 12:00 Botched 13:45 Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel 15:15 The Marine 2 17:00 Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban 19:30 Action Zone 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 An Invisible Sign 23:00 The Bachelor 00:45 Hustler TV 02:30 St. Elmo’s Fire 04:20 V For Vendetta 06:30 LTV Sports News

07:00 Chowder 07:25 The Marvelous Misadventures Of Flapjack 07:50 The Tom & Jerry Show 08:15 Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! 08:40 Loonatics Unleashed 09:05 Superman: The Animated Series 09:55 The Looney Tunes Show 10:20 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:45 Fanboy & Chum Chum 11:10 The X’s 11:35 Ni Hao, KaiLan 12:00 Dora The Explorer 12:25 Spongebob Squarepants 13:15 The Mighty B! 13:40 My Life As A Teenage Robot 14:05 Hey Arnold! 14:30 ICarly 15:20 Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! 15:45 Justice League Unlimited 16:10 Legion Of Super Heroes 16:35 Young Justice 17:00 La Liga World 17:30 PBA AllStar Shootout 18:30 Planet Speed 19:00 NBA 2012-13 21:00 Barclays Premier League Review 22:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 00:00 Toyota Australian Football International 2012 01:00 Liga BBVA 2012-13 03:00 Barclays Premier League Review 04:00 Planet Speed 04:30 Volvo Ocean Race 05:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13

07:15 Entourage 07:50 NCIS: Los Angeles 09:30 The Big Bang

Theory 10:00 According To Jim 10:45 The Mentalist 11:30 C.S.I. New York 12:15 Gossip Girl 13:00 Hawaii Five-0 13:45 NCIS: Los Angeles 15:15 Friends 16:05 How To Make It In America 16:30 According To Jim 17:20 Pan Am 19:00 Hawaii Five-0 19:45 Chuck 20:30 2 Broke Girls 21:00 Supernatural 22:30 Curb Your Enthusiasm 23:20 Sons Of Anarchy 00:10 Horrible Bosses 01:45 8 Seconds 03:30 How To Make It In America 04:00 According To Jim 04:55 Pan Am 06:30 Hawaii Five-0

08:30 Remember Me 10:30 The Lovely Bones 12:50 Father Hood 14:30 There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane 16:15 The Terminal Man 18:15 Triage 20:00 Red (2010) 22:00 Groupie 23:35 Action Zone 00:05 Daring! TV 04:00 Doors, The: When You’re Strange 05:45 Greenberg

05:05 Shoot’em Up 06:35 The Conquest 10:30 Mad On Novacinema 11:05 Abduction 13:00 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 15:00 Love Stories 18:45 Films And Stars 19:20 Wisegal 21:00 The Newsroom 22:15 The Debt 00:20 We Need To Talk About Kevin 02:20 Cine News 02:35 Just Married 04:10 8 Mile

By Preston Wilder

Soul Seeker (Travel Channel, 21.00) ‘Eat pray love,’ as Julia Roberts put it - and the Travel Channel tends to dwell on ‘eat’, but ‘pray’ gets an airing too with this new series (kicking off tonight); Jo Sinnott goes “on the ultimate pursuit of well-being,” claims the trailer, sending the Wild Camping presenter on a global quest to seek her soul, if indeed she has one. “Jo travels to India to learn the secret properties of yoga from Swamis, Gurus and Sadhus,” raves the synopsis. “Jo practices yoga in three different types of Ashram, meditates on the banks of the Ganges, learns about Ayurvedic cooking and witnesses stunning sunset pilgrimage ceremonies”. Some will pro-

test that spiritual yearning is far too important to be treated like a tasting menu, however many bearded yogis Ms. Sinnott talks to - but who cares about dilettantism when we can enjoy all that Tai Chi and Acroyoga? And maybe have a chicken curry afterwards.

The Debt (Novacinema1, 22.15) We try not to get political on Pick of the Day (TV is bigger than that!) and we mostly succeed - but it’s hard to empathise with this drama about a trio of good Zionists when Israel has been pounding the Palestinians for six days as I write this, and probably for six more by the time you read it. Helen Mirren is our heroine - and she’s also a heroine, venerated by

Israelis for her role in liquidating a concentrationcamp butcher a few years after the war. She was part of a trio of Mossad agents who captured and killed the ex-Nazi - or at least that’s the official story, but in fact their quarry got away and the three agents have been hiding a secret for decades. The plot is juicy, the flashbacks effective (Jessica Chastain, playing Mirren as a younger woman, is an excellent actress), but the final act - sending a middle-aged woman on a job a hired hitman could do far more easily - is unlikely, and the veiled implication that Israelis need to be strong (like the Nazi says, Jews died in WW2 because of their weakness) is the kind of thinking that got us into this mess in the first place. A mixed bag; made in 2010.

The Debt

06:05 Perfect Stranger 07:55 Cine News 08:55 A Little Bit Of Heaven 13:00 The Sweetest Thing 14:35 Cine News 15:10 S.W.A.T. 17:15 Cine News 17:50 The Help 20:20 Old School 22:00 The Eagle 00:00 The Ghost And The Darkness 01:55 Blue Valentine 03:50 Cine News 04:20 Fearless

21:00 Flight Of The Phoenix 23:00 Ncis X 23:55 Cine News 01:00 Adult Zone

19:25 Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The Word 21:00 The Back-Up Plan 22:50 Mean Girls 2 00:35 Alfie 1966

07:00 Tom Thumb 08:35 The Strip 10:00 A Yank At Eton 11:25 Where Were You When The Lights Went Out? 12:55 They Died With Their Boots On 15:15 Please Don’t Eat The Daisies 17:10 Lili 18:30 Adam’s Rib 20:10 A Patch Of Blue 22:00 The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight 23:35 Grand Prix 02:25 Brainstorm 04:10 Son Of A Gunfighter 05:40 The Petrified Forest

T V SATURDAY 01/12 SUNDAY MAIL• November 25, 2012

CYBC 1 07.30

Oikogeneia Solomou (rpt) Local series with events unfolding in a Cypriot village before and after the Turkish invasion of 1974.

08.00

Moiraia Fengaria (rpt) Local drama series inspired by Maro Kranidioti’s book.

10.30

14.00 14.30

07.00 08.00

Edoxe Ti Vouli Kai To Dimo News Me Kali Parea

17.00

18.50 19.00 19.10 21.00

Vimmata Stin Ammo (rpt) Two episodes of local period drama, based on true events.

18.00 18.15

News Tete A Tete Tasos Tryfonos interviews Greek celebrities from the world of showbiz.

19.30 20.00 21.30

23.30 23.45

21.45

News Repeats

06.40 07.10

FILM: Christmas Eve

23.45 00.00

07.40 08.10 09.00

An eccentric spinster’s three foster sons must reunite to save her estate from a scheming nephew. Comedy, starring George Raft. 1947.

10.20 11.10

News In English New In Turkish NRG Zone Weekend Lost

14.10

FILM: The Evening Star An eccentric woman gets entangled in the lives and loves of her three adult grandchildren. Drama sequel to Terms of Endearment, starring Shirley MacLaine, Bill Paxton and Juliette Lewis. 1996.

Local Sketch News Savvato Ki Apovrado Variety show, with wellknown guests pretending to have a good time for the benefit of You At Home.

NRG Zone Kids’ TV

Sixth season. ‘Recon’. Locke sends Sawyer on a recon mission to the other island, where he runs into Charles Widmore and his submarine crew. In Los Angeles, Sawyer works as a police officer obsessed with finding the conman who destroyed his family.

Vivian Kanari hosts new show featuring a mix of news, information and live music.

16.30

ANTENNA

Fireman Sam, Bob the Builder, Pippi Longstocking, etc. Shown till 12.30, then repeated till midafternoon.

Paizoume Kypriaka New season of local game show, asking questions having to do with Cypriot dialect.

13.00

CYBC 2

News In English & News In Turkish Repeats

12.00 12.50

Tango Yia Treis (rpt) Cheek To Cheek (rpt) Oi Men kai Oi Den (rpt) Vodka Portokali (rpt) Deixe Mou To Filo Sou (rpt) 40 Kymata (rpt) Ta Koritsia Tou Baba (rpt) Oikonomahies (rpt) Kypriako Barometro (rpt) Dancing With The Stars (rpt) Celebrities and pro dancers train and compete in a ballroom dancing competition.

16.50

Niose Me (rpt)

MEGA 06.00 06.30 07.00 08.00 10.00 12.00 14.00 15.00

Local investigative show.

16.00

20.20 21.30 22.10 23.55 00.00 00.10 01.00

Vals Me 12 Theous (rpt) News Me To Dexi (rpt) Radio Arvila Best Of News Sports News Vradi Me Ton Petro Kostopoulo FILM: Sorority Boys Three male students accused of theft and kicked out of their frat house disguise themselves as women so they can stay on campus and prove their innocence. Comedy, starring Michael Rosenbaum. 2002.

02.40 04.40

06.30 07.30 08.30 10.00 14.00 14.50 16.40

18.00 18.20

19.00

Yia Sena News Eisai To Tairi Mou (rpt) Greek comedy series.

19.20

Eftyhismenoi Mazi (rpt)

22.20

20.15 21.20

23.10 00.00 00.10

New season of Greek drama series.

23.10

Porta Kleidomeni

23.50 23.55

Singles (rpt) News Charlie’s Angels Three women with questionable pasts solve cases for an elusive boss.

01.00 03.00 04.30

Yia Sena (rpt) Enimerosi Tora (rpt) Proino Mou (rpt)

13.00 13.40

00.40 04.00

14.25

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (rpt) News The 4400 (rpt)

15.15

FBI agents are assigned to investigate the sudden reappearance of 4,400 people who mysteriously vanished at some point during the previous 50 years.

17.30 19.00

16.30

Fotis - Maria Live Best Of Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of Mila (rpt) FILM: Clara’s Heart A friendship develops between a child and his new nanny, who helps him escape the heartache caused by his parents’ impending divorce. Drama, starring Whoopi Goldberg. 1988.

Mes Stin Kali Hara (rpt) Magazino (rpt) 21.00 22.30 23.15 23.45 00.40

CAPITAL 07.00 10.50 11.20 13.35 15.25 15.40 15.45

Diplopenies Exelixeis Stin Showbiz Kostakis Ki Yioi LTV Sports News Repeats

Kids’ TV Kouzina Me Apopsi (rpt) Telemarketing Greek FILM: Anastenazoun Oi Penies Mila Mou Prasina News FILM: Joe And Max Story about the unlikely friendship between AfricanAmerican boxer Joe Louis and German fighter Max Schmeling in the 1930s. Factbased drama, starring Til Schweiger. 2002.

One Tree Hill (rpt) Second season. ‘I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning’. Dan lets Andy’s classmates know about his clandestine relationship with Karen, and Deb’s dependence on pills gets worse.

News Al Tsantiri News (rpt)

Dancing On Ice Real Housewives Of Athens (rpt)

Star News (rpt) Kids’ TV LTV Sports News (rpt) Star News Gossip Girl (rpt) Second season. ‘Carnal Knowledge’. Blair hatches a plan to bring down her teacher, Rachel, while Chuck wakes up in a hotel room with only a minor recollection of what happened the previous evening and who he spent it with.

A highly successful live satirical comedy show that features Lakis Lazopoulos giving ‘his version’ of the news.

News Klemmena Oneira

Local drama series.

06.45 07.50 12.05

Efialtis Stin Kouzina (rpt) Pame Paketo (rpt) Popular talk-show that deals with human interest stories such as reuniting people, fulfilling dreams.

Greek comedy series.

20.20 21.15

Oi Takkoi (rpt) Zoi Podilato (rpt) Kids’ TV Mes Stin Kala Hara Oikogeneiakes Istories (rpt) Aspra Balonia (rpt) 7 Ouranoi kai Synnefa Alites (rpt)

PLUS TV

With News at 18.00.

18.05

Local talk-show.

With News at 18.00.

18.30

I Dipsa (rpt) Emeis Ki Emeis (rpt) Koinonia Ora Mega Nea Mera Proino Mou Enimerosi Tora Kelmmena Oneira (rpt) Eheis Meson

SIGMA

17.30 17.35 18.55 19.05 19.55 20.05 21.00

News Remington Steele News Acapulco HEAT News Rubi FILM: Avenging Angelo The daughter of a Mob boss vows to exact revenge on his killers much to the consternation of her bodyguard. Romantic comedy, starring Sylvester Stallone. 2002.

22.40

FILM: Red Serpent A businessman unwittingly gets entangled in a gangster’s drug trafficking. Action, starring Michael Paré. 2002.

00.30

FILM: Retrogade Sci-fi adventure, starring Dolph Lundgren and Silvia De Santis. 2004.

Battle: Los Angeles (Novacinema1, 19.00)

01:45 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 02:20 The Weakest Link 03:05 Doctors 03:35 Live At The Apollo 04:20 Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps 04:50 Waking The Dead 05:40 Last Man Standing 06:30 My Family: Xmas Special 2005 07:00 Tellytales 07:10 Nina and the Neurons 07:25 Teletubbies 07:50 Balamory 08:10 Tellytales 08:20 Nina and the Neurons 08:35 Teletubbies 09:00 Balamory 09:20 Robin Hood 11:05 Strictly Come Dancing 11:25 Last Of The Summer Wine 11:55 New Tricks 12:45 Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen 13:40 As Time Goes By 14:10 Big Top 14:40 2 Point 4 Children 15:10 Casualty 16:00 EastEnders 17:55 New Tricks 18:45 The Weakest Link 19:30 Robin Hood 20:15 Doctor Who 21:00 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow 21:45 Live At The Apollo 22:30 Alan Carr: Chatty Man 23:15 The Impressions Show With Culshaw & Stephenson 23:45 Little Britain 24:10 Tribal Wives

07:00 How It’s Made; 07:25 Rides 08:15 Fifth Gear 09:10

Mega Builders 10:05 Mighty Ships 10:55 Curiosity 14:30 Extreme Engineering 15:25 Man Made Marvels Asia 16:20 Mega Builders 17:15 How It’s Made ; 18:10 James May’s Man Lab 19:05 Mythbusters 20:00 How It’s Made ; 21:00 Auction Hunters 22:00 Auction Kings 23:00 Dealers 00:00 Dynamo: Magician Impossible 01:00 Bear Grylls: Day In The Life Of An Englishman 01:55 Auction Kings 02:50 Dealers 03:50 Dynamo: Magician Impossible 04:50 How It’s Made ; 05:15 Auction Hunters 06:05 Mega Builders

09:30 Nordic Combined Skiing: World Cup Finland 10:30 Ski Jumping: World Cup Finland 10:45 Cross Country Skiing: World Cup Finland 13:30 Ski Jumping: World Cup Finland 14:15 Biathlon: World Cup Sweden 15:45 Ski Jumping: World Cup Finland 17:00 Nordic Combined Skiing: World Cup Finland 17:30 Biathlon: World Cup Sweden 19:45 Alpine Skiing: World Cup Usa 21:30 Alpine Skiing: World Cup Canada 23:00 Winter Sports: Ski Pass 23:15 Equestrian: European Masters Paris 00:45 Ski Jumping: World Cup

Finland 01:45 Biathlon: World Cup Sweden

Tv 03:35 Action Zone (E) 04:05 Strictly Sexual 05:50 Hall Pass

05:40 Work Of Art: The Next Great Artist 06:30 Private Practice 10:20 Modern Family 11:10 Happy Endings 12:00 New Girl 12:50 Masterchef 14:30 Once Upon A Time 18:30 Samantha Brown Presents 20:10 Jamie’s Fish Supper 21:00 Jane By Design 21:50 Desperate Housewives 22:40 Raising Hope 23:05 Melissa & Joey 23:30 Glee 00:20 Castle 04:25 Happy Endings

05:45 Essential Killing 07:10 The Vow 08:55 Cine News 09:20 Amador 11:15 Five Minarets In New York 15:00 Ncis 15:50 The Newsroom The Blackout - Part 2: Mock Debate 16:50 Xxx: O Apolytos Praktoras 19:00 Battle: Los Angeles 22:10 O Annivas Pro Ton Pylon 00:10 Underworld: Awakening 01:45 Cine News 02:15 Shark Night 03:45 Monsters

07:00 UFO Files 08:00 Soviet Storm: WWII In The East 16:00 WWII: Lost Films 18:00 UFO Files 19:00 Storage Wars 20:00 Pawn Stars 20:30 Cajun Pawn Stars 21:00 American Pickers 22:00 Storage Wars 23:00 Pawn Stars 23:30 Cajun Pawn Stars 00:00 American Pickers 01:00 Storage Wars 02:00 Pawn Stars 02:30 Cajun Pawn Stars 03:00 American Pickers 04:00 WWII: Lost Films 06:00 Soviet Storm: WWII In The East

07:30 Hollywood Buzz 08:00 The Horse Whisperer 10:50 Indecent Proposal 12:50 Evita 15:10 The Expendables 17:00 Pre-Game 18:00 A’ Division Cyprus Soccer Championship 2012-13 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Philadelphia 23:15 Einstein And Eddington 01:00 Hustler TV 02:30 Hollywood Buzz 03:00 I Love You, Beth Cooper 04:45 Eye For An Eye 06:30 LTV Sports News

07:50 Wonder Pets 08:20 Dora The Explorer 08:50 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan 09:20 Spongebob Squarepants 09:45 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:10 Fanboy & Chum Chum 10:35 The X’s 11:00 The Mighty B! 11:30 My Life As A Teenage Robot 12:00 Hey Arnold! 12:30 Icarly 13:30 Max Adventures 14:05 Barclays Premier League Preview 14:45 Barclays Premier League 201213 19:00 NBA 2012-13 21:00

Liga Bbva 2012-13 23:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 01:00 Liga Bbva 2012-13 03:00 Barclays Premier League 201213

07:20 Gossip Girl 08:05 Entourage 08:35 The Big Bang Theory 09:00 According To Jim 09:55 Aliens N America 10:45 Supernatural 11:30 The Mentalist 12:30 Pan Am 13:15 The Closer 14:15 Ncis: Los Angeles 15:00 The Big Bang Theory 20:00 Boardwalk Empire 00:05 Machete 01:50 Before Sunrise 03:30 Hawaii Five

07:30 Man Of The Year 09:30 Cemetery Club, The 11:20 Chain Of Fools 13:00 Yogi Bear 14:30 Revolutionary Road 16:30 Jonah Hex 18:00 Twilight Saga: New Moon 20:15 Bachelor, The 22:00 Red (2010) 00:05 Daring!

06:00 Loufa Kai Parallagi: Sirines Sti Steria 07:55 Cine News 08:45 Alfie 1966 10:40 Take Shelter 12:40 Cine News 13:35 Anonymous 15:45 The Muppets 17:30 Mad On Novacinema 18:10 Manhattan Murder Mystery 20:10 Melinda And Melinda 22:00 Haevnen 03:55 Cine News 04:25 The Roommate

06:40 Cine News 07:40 The Eagle 09:35 The Company Men 11:20 Cine News 13:30 Anger Management 15:15 The Man

Who Wasn’t There 17:15 Phone Booth 18:40 Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 21:00 Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost 22:35 Cine News 23:00 Trespass 00:55 Cine News 01:30 Adult Zone 03:10 Super 04:50 Bad Teacher

06:10 The Tree Of Life 09:55 Cine News 10:40 Never Been Kissed 12:30 Cine News 12:55 I Ipografi 15:10 Good Will Hunting 17:20 Soul Surfer 19:10 Larry Crowne 21:00 Marley & Me: The Puppy Years 22:35 Made In Dagenham 00:35 Another Earth 02:15 The Beaver

07:00 Angel Wore Red, The 08:35 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The 10:20 Come Fly With Me 12:05 Flipper’s New Adventure 13:40 How the West Was Won 16:10 Show Boat 17:55 Hill, The 20:05 Meet Me In St: Louis 22:00 Night Of The Iguana, The 00:00 Outfit, The 01:40 Appointment, The 03:30 Twenty-Fifth Hour, The 05:25 Carbine Williams

By Preston Wilder

‘Happy Birthday’ Woody Allen (Novacinema2, from 18.10) I’m glad to see Woody Allen (who turns 77 today) getting the ‘happy birthday’ treatment on Nova, an honour previously reserved for the likes of Julia Roberts, but I do wish they’d chosen better films with which to celebrate - especially since Woody offers so much to choose from, having been churning out the hits for 40 years now. Melinda and Melinda at 20.10 is especially weak, a good idea indifferently executed: Melinda is a long-lost friend who appears out of nowhere, interrupting a dinner party - a premise that plays out twice, once as tragedy, the other time as comedy, but in fact the tone stays much the same throughout,

Melinda and Melinda

Woody’s scripts having grown lazy in the 21st century. Fortunately there’s also Manhattan Murder Mystery at 18.10, still a bit lazy but delightfully manic with Woody himself and Diane Keaton as a couple doing a spot of amateur sleuthing after a possible murder. Are these films an adequate way of honouring Woody Allen? To quote the man himself: “I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it by not dying!”. Made in 2004 and 1994, respectively.

Philadelphia (LTV, 21.00) Woody Allen is forever, but some things change radically - like gay rights, for instance, and the shift in attitudes over the past two decades (at least in the West)

has been phenomenal. Last month’s elections saw gay marriage becoming legal in the US state of Maine, the first time it’s ever been legalised as the result of a popular vote - yet Tom Hanks won an Oscar 20 years ago as a gay lawyer who’s fired by his firm for contracting AIDS in this well-meaning, rather lame drama. Tom decides to fight back and hires fellow lawyer Denzel Washington to represent him, a good decision since Denzel is an excellent attorney; trouble is, he’s also a homophobe. Everyone bonds and becomes a Better Person, and it’s all a bit glib - not to mention that Tom gets a scene where he listens to opera, perpetuating a cliché of gay men as fey and ‘sensitive’. It’s so hard to be politically correct these days. Made in 1993.

T V SUNDAY 25/11 SUNDAY MAIL• November 25, 2012

CYBC 1 07.30 10.30 12.30

Church Service Savvato Ki Apovrado (rpt) I Ypaithros (rpt)

CYBC 2 07.00 08.00 12.35

Weekly farming show.

13.00 13.30

Kypros Ena Taxidi Eimaste Edo

13.00

Local show aimed at teens.

14.00 14.30

News Me Kali Parea New weekend show presented by Vivian Kanari, a mix of news, information and live music.

16.30

17.30

Aminesthai Peri Patris Local military and defence show.

18.00 18.15 19.20 20.00 21.30

News Patates Antinahtes (rpt) Local Sketch TBA News FILM: Mission Impossible III Ethan Hunt comes face to face with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer while trying to keep his identity secret in order to protect his girlfriend. Action spy film, starring Tom Cruise, Michelle Monaghan and Ving Rhames. 2006.

23.30 23.45

NRG Zone Kids’ TV The Suite Life on Deck

06.10 06.40 07.10

Disney kids’ show, dubbed into Greek.

07.40 08.10 09.00

Wizards of Waverly Place Disney kids’ show, dubbed into Greek.

13.25 14.40 17.30

10.20 12.00 12.45 13.30

More Kid’s TV ISU Grand Prix Of Figure Skating Why Poverty? A series of documentaries highlighting contemporary poverty around the world.

Life In Style Presenter Christina Demetriou, leads us into the world of styling and good life, with a wide variety of topics.

ANTENNA

18.20 19.20 19.30 19.40 20.40 21.00

I Kypro Konta Sas News In English News In Turkish Tete A Tete (rpt) NRG Zone Weekend Why Poverty?

18.30

Repeats

00.25 00.30 00.40

News Sports News FILM: DOA - Dead Or Alive Three female fighters competing in a martial arts contest have to join forces to thwart a plot against them. Action adventure, starring Jaime Pressly. 2006.

02.20 03.10 04.00 04.40

News Repeats

Vals Me 12 Theous (rpt) News Dancing With The Stars

07.00 09.10 10.00 10.40 11.30 12.20 13.10 14.00

Istories Apo Tin Apenanti Ochthi Tolmires Istories (rpt) News Real Housewives Of Athens (rpt)

Church Service Kids’ TV Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes Boukia Kai Sihorio (rpt) Savvatogennimenes (rpt) Porta Kleidomeni (rpt) Mousiko Kouti (rpt) Chuck A computer geek finds himself in charge of the government’s most sensitive data.

15.00

16.40 18.20 18.30 20.15 21.00

SIGMA 07.30 08.30 09.30 10.00 14.00

Anonymous (rpt) News Epta Thanasimes Petheres (rpt) News Dansing For You 2

15.00 16.05 17.10

Kleise Ta Matia Mila Mou Vromika Big Bang Greek comedy series.

02.20

Repeats

Oikogeneiakes Istories (rpt) Aspra Balonia (rprt) 7 Ouranoi Kai Sinnefa Alites (rpt) Local drama series. With News at 18.00.

18.30

PLUS TV 07.50 12.05 13.00 13.40 14.25 15.15 16.30 17.30 19.00 19.30

Pame Paketo (rpt)

20.20 21.30

News Greek FILM: S’ Agapo

21.00

00.10 00.20

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (rpt) News The 4400 (rpt) FBI agents are assigned to investigate the sudden reappearance of 4,400 people who mysteriously vanished at some point during the previous 50 years.

01.00 03.20

Mes Tin Kali Hara (rpt) Magazino (rpt)

FILM: Body Of Lies A CIA agent suspects a notorious terrorist is operating out of Jordan, and hatches a plan to capture him with the aid of his superior officer in the US and a local intelligence operative. Thriller, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. 2008.

Drama.

23.30

Kids’ TV LTV Sports News (rpt) Star News Gossip Girl (rpt) One Tree Hill (rpt) Fotis - Maria Live Best Of Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of Mila (rpt) Exelixeis Stin Showbiz FILM: The Last Mimzy Two children develop unusual abilities after they discover a mysterious box full of strange objects. Fantasy, starring Chris O’Neil. 2007.

Greek popular talkshow that deals with human interest stories such as reuniting people.

Local talent show

00.20 01.00 01.40

Oi Takkoi (rpt) Zoi Podilato (rpt) Uefa Champions League Magazine Mes Tin Kali Hara The Barbie Diaries Animation, most likely dubbed in Greek.

FILM: Evolution A firefighting cadet, two college professors, and a geeky-but-sexy government scientist work against an alien organism that has been rapidly evolving ever since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor. Sci-fi comedy, starring David Duchovny. 2001.

Celebrities and pro dancers train and compete in a ballroom dancing competition.

Mini-series: Pompeii A gladiator tries to save Christians endangered by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Historical drama, starring Lorenzo Crespi . 2007. Part 2 of 2.

23.30

With News at 18.00.

20.15 21.00

‘Four Born Every Second’. Documentary with spotlight on birth and infant mortality around the world, and how circumstances and place of birth determine life expectancy.

22.00

15.00 16.00

Proini Enimerosi Tango Yia Treis (rpt) Dada Yia Oles Tis Douleies (rpt) Oi Men kai oi Den Vodka Portokali (rpt) Deixe Mou To Filo Sou (rpt) Santa Yiolanta (rpt) Litsa.com (rpt) Eilikrina (rpt) Tha Vreis To Daskalo Sou (rpt) Wipeout USA Niose Me (rpt)

MEGA

23.10

07.00 11.20 13.15 15.00 15.15 15.45 16.15

LTV Sports News Ta Kopelia Repeats

Kids’ TV Telemarketing Greek FILM: Afiste Me Na Ziso Kipotehnia Kouziina Me Apopsi (rpt) Ekbombi Christina Louka FILM: Odd Girl Out A tiff between best friends at high school sparks a cycle of bullying which grows increasingly vicious leading to emotional problems. Teen drama, starring Alexa Vega. 2005. With News at 17.30.

18.00

Remington Steele With News at 18.30.

19.05 19.55 20.05 21.00

Acapulco H.E.A.T. News Rubi FILM: Rapid Exchange A daring gang of crooks plot to commit an audacious robbery - raiding an aeroplane’s valuable cargo during a flight. Crime drama, starring Lance Henriksen. 2004.

FILM: Scarecrow Two losers embark on a voyage of selfdiscovery during a cross-country trip. Quirky drama, starring Al Pacino and Gene Hackman. 1973.

00.15 01.05 02.00

CAPITAL

22.50

FILM: The Hitcher A psychotic hitch-hiker targets a couple motoring on the highway and frames them for a series of roadside murders. Horror remake, with Sean Bean. 2007.

00.20

FILM: Cop Thriller, starring James Woods. 1987.

Red (LTV, 21.00)

01:15 Dad’s Army The Lion Has Phones 01:45 My Family Susan Of Troy 02:15 The Weakest Link 03:00 Big Bear Diary 03:25 Ideal The War 03:55 Ideal The Birthday 04:25 Alan Carr: Chatty Man 05:10 Big Bear Diary 05:35 Last Man Standing Zulu Stick Fighting 06:25 My Family Susan Of Troy 07:00 Bobinogs Sounds Sensational 07:10 Nina and the Neurons Trumpet 07:25 Teletubbies Level Crossing 07:50 Me Too! Fantastical 08:10 Bobinogs Sounds Sensational 08:20 Nina and the Neurons Trumpet 08:35 Teletubbies Level Crossing 09:00 Garth And Bev Telephone 09:10 Buzz & Tell 09:15 The Weakest Link 10:00 Strictly Come Dancing 10:45 Keeping Up Appearances 11:15 Blackadder The Third Dish And Dishonesty 11:45 Gavin & Stacey 12:15 Tribal Wives 13:05 Hustle 14:00 Lark Rise To Candleford 14:50 My Family Susan Of Troy 15:20 One Foot In The Grave Timeless Time 15:50 Doctors Tough Enough 16:20 Doctors Wasted Trip 16:50 Doctors Everybody Hurts 17:20 Doctors Hex 17:50 Doctors An Unexpected Arrival 18:20 The Green Green Grass Your Cheating Art 18:50 Big Bear Diary 19:15 Born And Bred

Nothing Like The Son 20:10 Lark Rise To Candleford 21:00 The Royle Family 21:30 Twenty Twelve 22:00 God on Trial 23:30 Silent Witness Hippocratic Oath 00:20 Mo

07:00 How It’s Made 07:25 How Do They Do It? 08:15 Motor City Motors 09:10 Mythbusters 10:05 Destroyed In Seconds 10:55 Extreme Engineering 11:50 American Loggers 12:40 Dirty Jobs 13:35 Auction Kings 14:30 Auction Hunters 15:25 Dealers 16:20 Flying Wild Alaska 17:15 Discovery Saved My Life 18:10 Ultimate Survival 19:05 Dual Survival 20:00 How It’s Made 21:00 Around The World In 80 Ways 22:00 Curiosity 23:00 How We Invented The World 00:00 Extreme Fishing 01:00 I Shouldn’t Be Alive 01:55 Around The World In 80 Ways 02:50 Curiosity 03:50 How We Invented The World 04:50 How It’s Made 05:15 Ultimate Survival 06:05 Dual Survival

09:30 Ski Jumping: World Cup Norway 10:30 Nordic Combined

Skiing: World Cup Norway 11:15 Cross-Country Skiing: World Cup Sweden 12:30 Nordic Combined Skiing: World Cup Norway 13:30 Cross-Country Skiing: World Cup Sweden 14:15 Ski Jumping: World Cup Norway 16:30 Biathlon: World Cup Sweden 18:00 Swimming: European Short Course Championships France 19:00 Alpine Skiing: World Cup Usa 19:45 Alpine Skiing: World Cup Canada 21:15 Ski Jumping: World Cup Norway 22:00 Alpine Skiing: World Cup Usa 22:45 Figure Skating: Isu Grand Prix Japan 00:45 Equestrian: Horse Racing Time 01:00 Ski Jumping: World Cup Norway 02:00 Swimming: European Short Course Championships France

05:40 Off The Map 06:30 Modern Family 07:20 Happy Endings 08:10 Scandal 08:55 The Listener 09:40 Grey’s Anatomy 11:10 Jane By Design 12:00 Desperate Housewives 12:50 Raising Hope 13:15 Melissa & Joey 13:40 Glee 14:30 Castle 18:30 Masterchef 20:10 New Girl 21:00 Scandal 21:50 The Listener 22:40 Grey’s Anatomy 00:15 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 01:55 Donna Hay: Fast, Fresh, Simple 02:45 Masterchef 04:25 Modern Family

Am 13:15 Harry’s Law 14:15 NCIS: Los Angeles 15:00 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 19:35 Luck 23:45 The Elder Son 01:15 The Art Of Travel 03:00 The Cult Sports News

07:00 Ancient Aliens 09:00 Soviet Storm: WWII In The East 11:00 Pawn Stars 6 13:00 American Pickers 3 14:00 UFO Hunters 15:00 Soviet Storm: WWII In The East 16:00 Storage Wars 2 17:00 Pawn Stars 6 17:30 Cajun Pawn Stars 18:00 American Pickers 3 19:00 Ancient Aliens 3 21:00 Soviet Storm: WWII In The East 2 22:00 Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us 00:00 Soviet Storm: WWII In The East 2 01:00 Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us 03:00 Soviet Storm: WWII In The East 2 04:00 Ancient Aliens 3 06:00 Soviet Storm: WWII In The East 2 07:30 Small Town Saturday Night 09:10 Hooper 11:00 I Love You, Beth Cooper 12:45 Peggy Sue Got Married 14:30 Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day 16:05 Triage 18:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Red (2010) 23:00 The Rich Man’s Wife 00:40 Hustler TV 02:15 Harper 04:30 Jennifer’s Body 06:30 LTV

07:00 The Looney Tunes Show 07:25 Loonatics Unleashed 07:50 Wonder Pets 08:20 Dora The Explorer 08:50 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan 09:20 Spongebob Squarepants 09:45 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:10 Fanboy & Chum Chum 10:35 The X’s 11:00 The Mighty B! 11:30 My Life As A Teenage Robot 12:00 Hey Arnold! 12:30 ICarly 13:30 Legion Of Super Heroes 14:05 Best Premier League Games 15:30 Barclays Premier League 201213 17:45 2012 Formula 1 20:15 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 22:00 Kia X-Games Asia 22:30 Liga BBVA 2012-13 02:30 Planet Speed 03:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 05:00 Star Mazda: Lucas Oil Raceway 06:00 Toyota Australian Football International 2012 07:15 According To Jim 07:40 2 Broke Girls 08:05 How To Make It In America 08:35 Eastbound & Down 09:05 According To Jim 10:00 Chuck 10:45 Supernatural 11:30 C.S.I. New York 12:30 Pan

07:15 World’s Greatest Dad 09:00 Free Willy 10:55 Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! 12:15 The Cemetery Club 14:15 The Kings Of Mykonos 16:00 Twilight Saga: Eclipse 18:30 Everest 22:00 The Dead Pool 23:35 Action Zone 00:05 Daring! TV 04:15 My Afternoons With Margueritte 05:45 Avatar

06:00 Retreat 07:30 In Time 09:20 Christmas Cupid 10:50 Cine News 11:30 Oranges And Sunshine 13:20 The Romantics 15:00 How I Met Your Mother 15:35 C.S.I. 16:25 Person Of Interest- 17:15 Welcome To The Sticks 19:10 All Good Things 21:00 Person Of Interest 22:00 Underworld: Awakening 23:40 Dream House 01:15 Cine News 01:45 White Material 03:35 Duplex

06:25 I Timi Tis Agapis 10:00 Cine News 10:55 Robots 14:30 Trapped In Paradise 16:20 Cine News 17:10 Just Friends 18:50 Mr. Pop-

per’s Penguins 20:30 Phone Booth 22:00 London 01:50 Melancholia 04:05 Haevnen

05:10 The Boxer 07:10 Cine News 07:50 Ap’ Ta Kokala Vgalmena 09:20 Heaven 12:50 Cine News 13:20 The Caine Mutiny 15:30 Housebroken 17:10 The Perfect Storm 21:00 X-Men: First Class 23:20 The Brave One 01:30 Adult Zone 03:40 Devil

06:10 Pina 07:55 Chico & Rita 11:05 Cine News 11:25 Music Of The Heart 13:35 Rango 15:25 Spinning Into Butter 17:00 His Girl Friday 18:45 Cine News 19:10 The Grace Card 21:00 Cyberbully 22:35 Michael 00:30 The Woman Who Dreamed Of A Man 02:10 Extraordinary Measures 04:00 Les Emotifs Anonymes

07:00 The Catered Affair 08:35 Jezebel 10:25 The Naked Spur 12:00 Show Boat 13:50 Never So Few 15:50 Little Women 19:35 The Dirty Dozen 22:00 What’s Up, Doc? 23:40 Hot Millions 01:35 Poltergeist 03:30 A Patch Of Blue 05:15 Three Little Words

By Preston Wilder line, on a need-to-know basis: (a) Kate looks very cool, with her icy-blue vampire eyes, and is also impervious to bullets (for some reason); (b) the extended climax vampires storming the Lycan HQ - is notably exciting; (c) the detail is sadistic, Kate dropping baddies from a great height and twisting their arms till the bone shows through, and (d) there is one thing here we haven’t seen before - a shot from inside someone’s body, as our heroine sticks her hand in his chest to bring the heart back to life. Ewww! Made in 2012.

Underworld: Awakening (Novacinema1, 22.00) I wish they’d go back to numbering sequels, as opposed to giving them generic one-word subtitles (that goes for you too, Resident Evil). This is ‘Underworld 4’, the latest chapter in the vampires-vs.-werewolves saga - the action-movie version of Twilight, starring Kate Beckinsale and directed by her hubby Len Wiseman, and it’s actually Kate (as the vampire Selene) who ‘awakens’ in a laboratory tank. She’s been captured by the humans, who want to destroy both vampires and Lycans, but meanwhile the Lycans are creating super-Lycans with the help of an evil doctor and it’s all a bit complicated. Here’s the bottom

The Dead Pool (LTV3, 22.00) Underworld: Awakening

If you want to watch well-known stars in their younger days, try Scarecrow on Plus TV with Al Pacino and

Gene Hackman - or you can watch Clint Eastwood in this fifth Dirty Harry movie, though Clint was already 58 so he’s not exactly young. Harry is now a celebrity cop, famed for his exploits in ridding San Francisco of crime - a status he neither seeks nor desires, especially when it puts him on a hit-list of celebs (the so-called ‘dead pool’) who are being murdered by a local psycho. The result isn’t great (Clint was clearly bored, and never played Dirty Harry again) but it’s ahead of its time, with its queasy emphasis on celebrity culture and you also get a 30-something Liam Neeson as the serial killer, not to mention 20-something James Carrey [sic] as a glitzy rock star. Speaking of well-known stars in their younger days. Made in 1988.

T V THURSDAY 29/11 SUNDAY MAIL• November 25, 2012

CYBC 1 06.45 08.15

Proti Enimerosi Kali Sas Mera

CYBC 2 07.00 08.00

12.00

Kaftes Piperies (rpt) Istories Tou Horkou (rpt) Apo Mera Se Mera

16.30 17.00

Current affairs programme.

15.30

Entehnos Local cultrual programme.

16.00

Mazi Sto CyBC Local talk-show.

18.00 18.15

News Kaftes Piperies

18.45

Paizoume Kypriaka

18.00 18.50 19.00 19.10

19.20

Moiraia Fengaria

20.00 21.00

News Patates 8 Local satirical show, using comedy sketches and embarrassing TV clips to skewer local politicians.

22.00 22.30

22.30 23.00

Local Sketch (rpt) Proektasis

01.00

News Entehnos Moiraia Fengaria (rpt) More repeats

Motor Sports Criminal Minds Fifth season. ‘Risky Business’. The BAU investigates a sudden increase in teenage suicides in a small Wyoming town, and discovers an online choking game in which participants try to achieve a drug-less high.

Topical local programme.

00.00 00.30 00.45

NRG Zone Why Poverty? A series of documentaries highlighting contemporary poverty around the world. ‘Give Us The Money’ reviews Bob Geldof and Bono’s campaign to make poverty history.

New local drama series inspired by Maro Kranidioti’s book ‘Otan i Moira Apofasizei’.

20.00 21.15

Euromaxx Great Teams Of European Championships (rpt) Biz/Emeis News In English New In Turkish Kati Psinetai (rpt) Greek version of the show where contestants try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals.

Live cookery show. New season of local game show, asking questions having to do with Cypriot dialect.

NRG Zone Kids’ TV Fireman Sam, Bob the Builder, Pippi Longstocking, etc. Shown till 12.30, then repeated till midafternoon.

Local variety show, with entertainment options, cookery tips and more.

11.00 11.30

ANTENNA

23.30

06.20 06.50 07.00 08.30 09.05 09.30 10.20 11.15 12.10 13.00 13.20 14.00 14.50 16.10 17.00 17.50 19.20 20.20 21.10 22.15 23.15 00.10 00.15 00.30 01.40 02.30 03.20 04.10 04.40

MEGA

Proini Enimerosi Me Agapi Kai oi Pantremeni Ehoun Psihi (rpt) Englimata (rpt) Oi Men kai Oi Den (rpt) Lyke, Lyke Eisai Edo (rpt) Panselinos (rpt) Ekeino To Kalokairi (rpt) Niose Me (rpt) News Mera Mesimeri Vals Me 12 Theous (rpt) Tin Patisa (rpt) Tihi Vouno (rpt) Ekeino To Kalokairi Aiyia Fuxia (rpt)

06.00 06.30

With News at 18.00.

20.20 21.15

Niose Me News Vals Me 12 Theous Ekeino To Kalokairi Eilikrina News Sports News Ola Bahalo Fetos Synora Agapis Tmima Ithon (rpt) News To Kafeneio (rpt) Deal (rpt)

07.00 08.00 10.00 12.45 14.00 15.00

I Dipsa (rpt) Emeis Ki Emeis (rpt) Koinonia Ora Mega Nea Mera Proino Mou Enimerosi Tora Kelmmena Oneira (rpt) Eheis Meson Local investigative show.

16.00

Yia Sena

18.00 18.20

News Eisai To Tairi Mou (rpt)

Local talk-show.

Greek comedy series.

19.20

Eftyhismenoi Mazi (rpt)

SIGMA 06.10 07.00 08.20 10.00 11.10 12.00 14.20 15.20 18.00 18.05 18.30 19.30 20.20 21.15 22.20

Greek comedy series.

News Klemmena Oneira New season of Greek drama series.

22.10

Porta Kleidomeni Local drama series.

23.10 00.00 00.10

Singles (rpt) News I Apli Methodos Ton Trion

00.00 00.05 01.00

01.00 03.00 04.00 05.00

Yia Sena (rpt) Charlie’s Angels Enimerosi Tora (rpt) Proino Mou (rpt) 02.00 03.00 04.40 05.30

Repeats

The Del Monte Heirs (rpt) Protoselido Eleni Vasiliki (rpt) 7 Ouranoi kai Synnefa Alites (rpt) Mesimeri Kai Kati Aspra Balonia (rpt) Magazino News Ti Tha Fame Simera Mama The Del Monte Heirs 7 Ouranoi kai Synnefa Alites News Aspra Balonia (rpt) Pame Paketo

06.45 07.20

Talk-show that deals with human interest stories such as reuniting people, fulfilling dreams and connecting individuals who want to correct past mistakes in their lives.

15.30 17.15

News CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 24 Ground-breaking realtime drama series, starring Kiefer Sutherland as a government agent out to stop terrorists wreaking havoc across America.

Greek drama series.

PLUS TV

Epistrofi (rpt) Mila Mou (rpt) Allou Ximeromenoi (rpt) Eleni (rpt)

07.50 09.00 09.30 10.55

Star News Fotis - Maria Live Best Of Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of Exelixeis Sti Showbiz Mila (rpt) Nistikoi Praktores (rpt) Cookery show, with helpful tips on eating well and nutrition. Hosted by Dina Nikolaou.

11.50 12.30 13.00

Kids’ TV Star News Mesimeriani Meleti Showbiz news and gossip show hosted by Eleonora Meleti.

17.50 19.40

Kids’ TV Exelixeis Stin Showbiz Fotis Maria Live Mila

CAPITAL 06.45 08.15 08.45 09.20 10.00 11.00 11.30 12.30 13.25 15.05 16.00 16.45 17.35 18.15

With News at 18.30.

19.15 19.50 20.05 21.00

22.00

Exelixeis Stin Showbiz FILM: Synecdoche, New York

22.45

LTV Sports News Star News Repeats

FILM: Trust The Man After all the drama, cheating, and trial separations, two men fight to save their respective relationships. Romantic comedy, starring David Duchovny. 2005.

Drama, with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener. 2008. See Pick Of The Day.

00.15 01.00 02.00

News Sports Time Rubi FILM: Confessions: Two Faces of Evil In a police station on Christmas Eve, two men both confess to the murder of a cop but only one is telling the truth. Crime drama, starring James Earl Jones. 1994.

Discussions about various issues based on woman’s life (men, relationships, sex, kids etc.) with showbiz guests.

21.15

Kids’ TV Magikos Kosmos S’Agapo (rpt) Akti Oneiron Ston Asterismos Tis Imeras Kouzina Me Apopsi Epi Topou (rpt) Milagros Kids’ TV Top Models S’Agapo Sabrina, To Koritsi Tis Agapis Akti Oneiron Pacifi Blue

00.30

FILM: Legacy Of Fear Romantic drama, starring Teri Polo. 2005.

Johnny English Reborn (Novacinema1, 10.40) Drunk 02:20 Casualty 03:10 EastEnders 03:40 Doctors I Know What You Did Last Night 04:10 Stolen 05:40 Last Man Standing Trobriand Cricket 06:30 One Foot In The Grave Monday Morning Will 07:00 Tellytales The Racing Princess 07:10 Boogie Beebies 07:25 Teletubbies Rocking Chair 07:50 Balamory Ten Pin Bowling 08:10 Tellytales The Racing Princess 08:20 Boogie Beebies 08:35 Teletubbies Rocking Chair 09:00 Balamory Ten Pin Bowling 09:20 Garth And Bev Traffic Lights 09:30 Buzz & Tell 09:35 My Family One Of The Boys 10:05 One Foot In The Grave Monday Morning Will 10:35 The Weakest Link 11:20 EastEnders 11:50 Doctors I Know What You Did Last Night 12:20 Casualty 13:10 Born And Bred The Inspector Calls 14:00 The Royle Family 14:30 My Family One Of The Boys 15:00 The Weakest Link 15:45 EastEnders 16:15 Doctors I Know What You Did Last Night 16:45 Casualty 17:35 Born And Bred The Inspector Calls 18:25 The Weakest Link 19:10 EastEnders 19:40 Doctors My Girl Lollipop 20:10 Hustle 21:00 Keeping Up Appearances 21:30 The Royle Family 22:00 When Harvey Met Bob 23:30 Blackadder The Third Ink And Incapability 00:00 Gavin & Stacey 00:30 Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps

07:00 How It’s Made 07:25 Wheeler Dealers 08:15 American Chopper 09:10 Dirty Jobs 10:05 Deadliest Catch 10:55 Ultimate Survival 11:50 How Do They Do It? 12:15 How It’s Made 12:40 Extreme Engineering 13:35 Rides 14:30 Wheeler Dealers 15:25 American Chopper 16:20 Mythbusters 17:15 Dirty Jobs 18:10 Deadliest Catch 19:05 Ultimate Survival 20:00 How It’s Made 20:30 How It’s Made 21:00 Robson Green’s Extreme Fishing Challenge 22:00 River Monsters 23:00 Hillbilly Handfishin’ 00:00 Surviving Disaster 01:00 Surviving The Cut 01:55 Robson Green’s Extreme Fishing Challenge 02:50 River Monsters 03:50 Hillbilly Handfishin’ 04:50 Surviving Disaster 05:45 How Do They Do It? 06:10 Overhaulin’

09:30 Football: Next Gen Series 10:30 Equestrian: Horse Racing Time 10:45 Ski Jumping: World Cup Norway 11:45 Biathlon: World Cup Sweden 12:30 Figure

Skating: Isu Grand Prix Japan 13:30 Football: Next Gen Series 14:30 Biathlon: World Cup Sweden 15:15 Ski Jumping: World Cup Norway 16:15 Football: Next

Gen Series 17:30 Biathlon: World Cup Sweden 20:15 Ski Jumping: World Cup Finland 21:15 Fight Sport: Fight Club 23:15 Ski Jumping: World Cup Finland 00:00 Poker: European Poker Tour 01:00 Football: Next Gen Series 01:45 Ski Jumping: World Cup Finland

05:40 Private Practice 06:25 Castle 07:10 Modern Family 07:35 Happy Endings 08:00 Once Upon A Time 08:50 Masterchef 09:40 Private Practice 10:25 Castle 11:10 Modern Family 11:35 Happy Endings 12:00 Scandal 12:50 The Listener 13:40 Once Upon A Time 14:30 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 15:20 Private Practice 16:05 Castle 16:50 Modern Family 17:15 Happy Endings 17:40 Once Upon A Time 18:30 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 19:20 Private Practice 20:10 Castle 21:00 Scandal 21:50 The Listener 22:40 Modern Family 23:05 Happy Endings 23:30 Scandal 00:20 The Listener 01:10 Castle 02:00 Private Practice 02:45 Modern Family 03:10 Happy Endings 03:35 Rita Rocks 04:00 Once Upon A Time 04:50 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

07:00 Pawn Stars 6 07:30 Storage Wars 2 08:00 UFO Hunters 09:00 Patton 360 10:00 Pawn Stars 6 10:30 Storage Wars 2 11:00 Ancient Aliens 3 12:00 Swamp People 13:00 Top Shot 14:00 Patton 360 15:00 UFO Hunters 16:00 Swamp People 17:00 Top Shot 18:00 Patton 360 19:00 UFO Hunters 20:00 Pawn Stars 6 20:30 Storage Wars 2 21:00 Ancient Aliens 3 22:00 Ice Road Truckers 6 23:00 Ax Men 00:00 Pawn Stars 6 00:30 Storage Wars 2 01:00 Ancient Aliens 3 02:00 Ice Road Truckers 6 03:00 Ax Men 04:00 UFO Hunters 05:00 Patton 360 06:00 Ancient Aliens 3

07:30 Videofashion 08:00 Before Sunrise 11:15 Two Tickets To Paradise 13:00 Love & Dance 14:45 Mafia! 16:30 Molly: An American Girl On The Home Front 18:00 Takers 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 All The King’s Men 23:15 Love Ranch 01:15 Hustler TV 03:00 Shelter 05:00 Beetle Juice 06:30 LTV Sports News

07:00 Chowder 07:25 The Marvelous Misadventures Of Flapjack 07:50 The Tom & Jerry Show 08:15 Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! 08:40 Loonatics Unleashed 09:05 Superman: The Animated Series 09:55 The Looney Tunes Show 10:20 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:45 Fanboy & Chum Chum 11:10 The X’s 11:35 Ni Hao, KaiLan 12:00 Dora The Explorer 12:25 Spongebob Squarepants 13:15 The Mighty B! 13:40 My Life As A Teenage Robot 14:05 Hey Arnold! 14:30 ICarly 15:20 Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! 15:45 Justice League Unlimited 16:10 Legion Of Super Heroes 16:35 Young Justice 17:00 A’ Division Cyprus Soccer Championship 2012-13 18:45 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 20:30 La Liga World 21:00 Barclays Premier League World 21:30 La Liga Show 2012-13 22:00 Barclays Premier League Review 23:00 Copa Del Rey 2012-13 01:00 2012 WTCC 01:30 Liga BBVA 2012-13 03:15 Copa Del Rey 201213 05:00 K9 Nation 05:30 Planet Speed 06:00 Volvo Ocean Race

07:15 According To Jim 08:00 How To Make It In America 08:30 Pan Am 10:15 Gossip Girl 11:05 NCIS: Los Angeles 12:50 Hawaii

Five-0 13:40 According To Jim 14:30 Pan Am 16:05 2 Broke Girls 16:30 Chuck 17:15 Supernatural 19:00 Hawaii Five-0 19:45 Aliens In America 20:30 Eastbound & Down 21:00 The Closer 22:00 Harry’s Law 22:45 Curb Your Enthusiasm 23:20 Sons Of Anarchy 00:10 1408 02:00 The Indian 03:50 2 Broke Girls 04:15 Chuck 05:00 Supernatural 06:30 Hawaii Five-0

08:00 Twilight (2008) 10:15 Vincere 12:30 The Guitar 14:15 Dummy 16:00 Greetings From The Shore 18:00 Letters To Juliet 20:00 Centurion 22:00 Hot Coffee 23:35 Beyond The MakeUp 00:05 Daring! TV 03:35 Flirting With Flamenco 05:20 Creation

05:30 America’s Sweethearts 07:15 The Emperor’s Club 09:05 The Search For Santa Paws 10:40 Johnny English Reborn 12:25 Cine News 12:45 Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 15:00 Love Stories 16:35 Cine News 17:30 Little White Lies 20:10 Your Highness 22:00 Sagan 00:10 Beastly 01:45 Cine News 02:15 The Hit List 03:45 Paranormal Activity 3

06:25 Phone Booth 07:55 Cine

News 08:50 Water For Elephants 10:50 Absence Of Malice 12:50 Cine News 13:25 Mr. Popper’s Penguins 15:00 Searching For Bobby Fischer 16:55 Hollywood 1 On 1 17:30 Patch Adams 19:35 Face/Off 22:00 Larisa Empisteftiko 23:45 Little Fockers 01:30 Love And Other Drugs 03:25 Cine News 04:20 Page Eight

18:50 Captain America: The First Avenger 21:00 Peppermint 23:00 The Blackout, Part 2: Mock Debate 00:05 C.S.I. 01:00 Adult Zone

19:05 Rango 21:00 The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader 23:00 The Grace Card 00:50 Conviction

07:00 Boom Town 08:55 Two Weeks In Another Town 10:45 Invitation to the Dance 12:20 Young Bess 14:15 The Outriders 15:45 G-Men 17:10 Seven Women 18:35 Skyjacked 20:15 Hearts Of The West 22:00 Wild Rovers 00:10 Cannery Row 02:10 Where the Spies Are 04:00 Spinout 05:30 Above Suspicion

By Preston Wilder

Synecdoche, New York (Plus TV, 22.00) Morbid, original, depressive, astonishing, exhausting; all those adjectives apply to this semi-comedy, the directorial debut of maverick writer Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich) - though I need to see it again, because I do appreciate its brilliance but there’s a stretch near the end (when it looks like the doublings, alternations and substitutes are going to go on forever) that makes me want to claw my eyes out. Philip Seymour Hoffman is a theatre director whose latest play unfolds on a hugely ambitious set, a mock-up of New York City itself; that’s the titular “synecdoche” - a figure of speech where a part of something is used to

Synecdoche, New York

signify the whole - though the title is also a pun on Schenectady, a town in New York, which gives an idea of how dense and unabashedly brainy the film is. It’s also very funny, dealing in delicious black humour as our hero worries about Death and tries to deal with the women in his life - and it’s sometimes a slog, but then every time it starts to get pretentious it does something hilarious, and vice versa. Made in 2008.

Sagan (Novacinema1, 22.00) There are two famous writers named Sagan who might’ve been the subject of this lavish biopic - but when I add that it’s French you’ll know that it isn’t Carl (the astronomer, and author of Cosmos) but Francoise,

the rather tragic figure who became a sensation with her first novel, Bonjour Tristesse, written when she was still a teenager. Fame and fortune quickly followed, but also writer’s block, easy living, an addiction to painkillers (and other drugs), two marriages followed by quick divorces, and the whole trajectory that often comes with having too much too young; “I sometimes think that life is nothing but a horrible joke,” sighed unhappy Ms. Sagan at one point - and I don’t know much about the film, but she’s played by the great Sylvie Testud so I’m confident we’ll feel the full tragic force of that remark. Originally a two-part mini-series on French TV, significantly whittled down to the version being shown on Nova. Made in 2008.

T V TUESDAY 27/11 SUNDAY MAIL• November 25, 2012

CYBC 1 06.45 08.15

Proti Enimerosi Kali Sas Mera Local variety show, with entertainment options, cookery tips and more.

11.00 11.30

Kaftes Piperies (rpt) Istories Tou Horkou (rpt) Local comedy series, which happens to be the longest-running show on TV.

12.00

Apo Mera Se Mera

CYBC 2 07.00 08.00 16.30 17.00 18.00 18.50 18.55 19.10 20.00 21.00

Entehnos Local cultural programme.

16.00 18.00 18.15

Mazi Sto CyBC News Kaftes Piperies

18.45

Paizoume Kypriaka

Live cookery show.

22.00

Moiraia Fengaria New local drama series inspired by Maro Kranidioti’s book ‘Otan i Moira Apofasizei’.

20.00 21.15

News Vimata Stin Ammo

23.00

Ego Ki Esi Local comedy series.

22.30 23.30 23.45

Criminal Minds Fifth season. ‘The Performer’. When an former convict escapes from the BAU’s custody and goes on to kill a drug addict and abduct his daughter from his ex-wife, the agents must look into his past to form a profile that will aid his recapture.

Local period drama, based on true events.

22.00

Survivors Second season. Episode 5: Reunited and back on the road, the Family encounters a small but thriving community of survivors, but the idyll is broken when one member of the group befriends an elderly couple who have contracted a mutant strain of the virus.

New season of local game show, asking questions having to do with Cypriot dialect.

19.20

NRG Zone Kids’ TV Euromaxx Great Teams Of European Championships (rpt) Biz/Emeis (rpt) News In English News In Turkish Kati Psinetai (rpt) NRG Zone Why Poverty? Documentary series. ‘The Great Land Rush’ focuses on food security and the rush for arable land as vast tracks of the developing world are bought up or leased by multinational agribusiness.

Current affairs programme.

15.30

ANTENNA

Eponymos News Repeats

23.45

06.20 06.50 07.00 08.25 09.30 09.40 10.20 11.15 12.10 13.00 13.20 14.00 14.50 16.10 17.00 17.50

Proini Enimerosi Me Agapi Kai Oi Pantremeni Ehoun Psihi (rpt) Englimata (rpt) Men kai Den (rpt) Lyke, Lyke Eisai Edo (rpt) Panselinos (rpt) Ekeino To Kalokairi (rpt) Niose Me (rpt) News Mera Mesimeri Vals Me 12 Theous (rpt) Tin Patisa (rpt) Tihi Vouno (rpt) Ekeino To Kalokairi (rpt) Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) With News at 18.00.

19.30 20.15 21.15 22.10 23.10 00.10 00.15 00.30 01.40 02.30 03.20 04.10 04.40

Niose Me News Vals Me 12 Theous Ekeino To Kalokairi Kypriako Barometro Noemvriou News Sports News Radio Arvila Kai Oi Pantremenoi Ehoun Psihi Tmima Ithon (rpt) News (rpt) To Kafeneio (rpt) Deal (rpt)

MEGA 06.00 06.30 07.00

I Dipsa (rpt) Emeis Ki Emeis (rpt) Koinonia Ora Mega Current affairs show that examines the issues affecting everyday people in Greece and abroad.

08.00 10.00 12.45 14.00 15.00

Nea Mera Proino Mou Enimerosi Tora Klemmena Oneira (rpt) Eheis Meson Local investigative show looking at alleged abuses of power, often reported by viewers.

16.00 18.00 18.20

20.15 21.15

Yia Sena News Eisai To Tairi Mou (rpt) Eftyhismenoi Mazi (rpt) News Klemmena Oneira

22.10 23.10

Enoha Mystika Singles (rpt)

19.20

SIGMA 06.30 07.00 08.20 10.20 11.10 12.00 14.20

00.00 00.10

News I Apli Methodos Ton Trion

18.30

Yia Sena (rpt) Charlie’s Angels Enimerosi Tora (rpt) Proino Mou (rpt)

06.45 07.20

Local drama series.

09.30 10.55

Mesimeri Kai Kati Aspra Balonia (rpt) Magazino News Ti Tha Fame Simera Mama The Del Monte Heirs Latin American telenovela.

19.30 20.20 21.20 22.20

7 Ouranoi kai Synnefa Alites News Aspra Balonia (rpt) Al Tsantiri News A highly successful live satirical comedy show that features Lakis Lazopoulos giving ‘his version’ of the news.

00.20 00.25 01.40

07.50 09.00

News CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (rpt) 24

02.40 03.00 04.40 05.30

Epistrofi (rpt) Mono Mia Fora (rpt) Allou Ximeromenoi (rpt) Eleni (rpt)

News Fotis - Maria Live Best Of Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of Exelixeis Sti Showbiz Mila (rpt) Nistikoi Praktores (rpt) Cooking show, with helpful tips on eating well and nutrition. Hosted by Dina Nikolaou.

11.50 12.30 13.00 15.30 17.15 17.50 19.40

Kids’ TV Star News Mesimeriani Meleti Kids’ TV Exelixeis Sti Showbiz Fotis - Maria Live Mila

CAPITAL 08.15 08.45 09.25 10.00 11.00 11.30 12.30 13.20 15.00 15.55 16.40 17.30 18.15

21.15 22.15 23.15

Exelixeis Sti Showbiz Presidential Elections Eleventh Hour (rpt) ‘Cardiac’. Dr Jacob Hood is alarmed when several apparently healthy 11-year-old boys suddenly die of heart attacks, and begins a search for the cause and prevent further fatalities.

00.00 01.10 02.00

LTV Sports News Star News Repeats

Repeats

Magikos Kosmos S’Agapo (rpt) Akti Oneiron Ston Asterismos Tis Imeras Kouzina Me Apopsi Capital Sports Milagros Kids’ TV Top Models S’Agapo Sabrina, To Koritsi Tis Agapis Akti Oneiron Pacific Blue With News at 18.30.

19.15 19.50 20.05 21.00

News Sports Time Igeia Kai Zoi FILM: Crash Landing A military officer tries to save the passengers on a private jet that has been hijacked by terrorists. Action thriller, starring Antonio Sabato Jr. 2005.

Talk-show, specialising in “confessions” and revealing interviews.

Ground-breaking real-time drama series, starring Kiefer Sutherland.

Greek drama series.

01.00 03.00 04.00 05.00

The Del Monte Heirs (rpt) Protoselido Eleni Vasiliki (rpt) 7 Ouranoi kai Synnefa Alites (rpt)

Local drama series.

15.20 18.00 18.05

Greek drama series.

Greek drama series.

PLUS TV

22.40

FILM: Human Trafficking Law enforcers commit themselves to stopping the enslavement of women and children. Drama, starring Mira Sorvino. 2005. Part 1 of 2.

00.35

FILM: Relentless A detective sets out on the trail of a serial killer who selects his victims at random from the telephone directory. Thriller, starring Robert Loggia. 2002.

I Am Number Four (Novacinema1, 12.35)

01:10 Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen 02:05 Last Of The Summer Wine Oh Look! Mitzi’s Found Her Mummy 02:35 EastEnders 03:05 Doctor Who Confidential A Noble Return 03:15 Doctors Bon Vomage 03:40 A Thing Called Love 04:40 Ideal The Healer 05:10 Ideal The Temptation 05:40 Last Man Standing Nagaland Kickboxing 06:30 The Green Green Grass The Departed 07:00 Tellytales Jack And The Beanstalk 07:10 Boogie Beebies 07:25 Teletubbies Crackers 07:50 Me Too! Snooze 08:05 Boogie Beebies 08:20 Teletubbies Crackers 08:45 Me Too! Snooze 09:05 Garth And Bev Ballpoint Pen 09:15 Buzz & Tell 09:25 As Time Goes By A House Full Of Women 09:55 The Green Green Grass The Departed 10:25 The Weakest Link 11:10 EastEnders 11:40 Doctors Bon Vomage 12:05 Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen 13:05 Lark Rise To Candleford 13:55 Last Of The Summer Wine Oh Look! Mitzi’s Found Her Mummy 14:25 The Green Green Grass The Departed 14:55 The Weakest Link 15:40 EastEnders 16:10 Doctors Bon Vomage 16:35 Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen 17:35 Lark Rise To Candleford 18:25 The Weakest Link 19:10 EastEnders 19:40 Doctors Dirty Little Pig 20:10 Born And Bred The Inspector Calls

21:00 Big Top Skydiver 21:30 The Impressions Show With Culshaw & Stephenson 22:00 Lark Rise To Candleford 22:50 2 Point 4 Children Curiosity Killed The Cat 23:20 Dad’s Army The Bullet Is Not For Firing 23:50 Twenty Twelve 00:20 God on Trial

07:00 How It’s Made 07:25 Wheeler Dealers 08:15 American Chopper 09:10 Dirty Jobs 10:05 Deadliest Catch 10:55 Ultimate Survival 11:50 How Do They Do It? 12:15 How It’s Made 12:40 Extreme Engineering 13:35 Overhaulin’ 14:30 Wheeler Dealers 15:25 American Chopper 16:20 Mythbusters 17:15 Dirty Jobs 18:10 Deadliest Catch 19:05 Ultimate Survival 20:00 How It’s Made 21:00 Mythbusters 22:00 Mighty Planes 23:00 Dangerous Flights 00:00 Aircrash Confidential 01:00 Hillbilly Handfishin’ 01:55 Mythbusters 02:50 Mighty Planes 03:50 Dangerous Flights 04:50 Aircrash Confidential 05:45 How Do They Do It? 06:10 Overhaulin’

09:30 Football: Eurogoals 10:15 Figure Skating: Isu Grand Prix Japan 11:15 Ski Jumping: World Cup Norway 12:15 Biathlon: World Cup Sweden 13:15 Football: Eurogoals 14:00

Liga BBVA 2012-13 05:00 Barclays Premier League 2012-13

Figure Skating: Isu Grand Prix Japan 15:00 Cross-Country Skiing: World Cup Sweden 16:30 Biathlon: World Cup Sweden 17:30 Ski Jumping: World Cup Norway 18:30 Cross-Country Skiing: World Cup Sweden 20:00 Swimming: European Short Course Championships France 21:00 Boxing: International Contest Usa 22:00 Boxing: Wba World Title-Heavy Weight Contest Germany 00:00 Motorsports: Gta Road To Dubai 00:15 Rally: Intercontinental Rally Challenge 00:45 Ski Jumping: World Cup Norway 01:30 Biathlon: World Cup Sweden

05:40 Private Practice 06:25 Castle 07:10 Modern Family 07:35 Happy Endings 08:00 Once Upon A Time 08:50 Donna Hay: Fast, Fresh, Simple 09:40 Private Practice 10:25 Castle 11:10 Modern Family 11:35 Happy Endings 12:00 Raising Hope 12:25 Melissa & Joey 12:50 Glee 13:40 Once Upon A Time 14:30 Masterchef 15:20 Private Practice 16:05 Castle 16:50 Modern Family 17:15 Happy Endings 17:40 Once Upon A Time 18:30 Masterchef 19:20 Private Practice 20:10 Castle

21:00 Raising Hope 21:25 Melissa & Joey 21:50 Glee 22:40 Modern Family 23:05 Happy Endings 23:30 Raising Hope 23:55 Melissa & Joey 00:20 Glee 01:10 Castle 02:00 Private Practice 02:45 Modern Family 03:10 Happy Endings 03:35 Rita Rocks 04:00 Once Upon A Time 04:50 Masterchef

07:00 Pawn Stars 6 07:30 Storage Wars 2 08:00 UFO Hunters 09:00 Patton 360 10:00 Pawn Stars 6 10:30 Storage Wars 2 11:00 Ancient Aliens 3 12:00 Pawn Stars 6 12:30 Cajun Pawn Stars 13:00 American Restoration 3 14:00 Patton 360 15:00 UFO Hunters 16:00 Pawn Stars 6 16:30 Cajun Pawn Stars 17:00 American Restoration 3 18:00 Patton 360 19:00 UFO Hunters 20:00 Pawn Stars 6 20:30 Storage Wars 2 21:00 Ancient Aliens 3 22:00 Storage Wars 2 23:00 American Pickers 3 00:00 Pawn Stars 6 00:30 Storage Wars 2 01:00 Ancient Aliens 3 02:00 Storage Wars 2 03:00 American Pickers 3 04:00 UFO Hunters 05:00 Patton 360 06:00 Ancient Aliens 3

07:30 Action Zone 08:00 Cinema Verite 09:45 Doomsday 11:45 Miss March 13:30 Step Up 3 15:25 Videofashion 16:00 The Dead Girl 17:50 Tootsie 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Surviving Picasso 23:15 St Trinian’s Ii: The Legend Of Fritton’s Gold 01:10 Hustler TV 02:45 The Road 05:00 Once 06:30 LTV Sports News

07:00 Chowder 07:25 The Marvelous Misadventures Of Flapjack 07:50 The Tom & Jerry Show 08:15 Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! 08:40 Loonatics Unleashed 09:05 Superman: The Animated Series 09:55 The Looney Tunes Show 10:20 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:45 Fanboy & Chum Chum 11:10 The X’s 11:35 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan 12:00 Dora The Explorer 12:25 Spongebob Squarepants 13:15 The Mighty B! 13:40 My Life As A Teenage Robot 14:05 Hey Arnold! 14:30 ICarly 15:20 Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! 15:45 Justice League Unlimited 16:10 Legion Of Super Heroes 16:35 Young Justice 17:00 NBA Action 17:30 Barclays Premier League World 18:00 Barclays Premier League Review 19:00 Liga BBVA 2012-13 20:45 La Liga Review 2012-13 21:45 Barclays Premier League 2012-13 00:00 Toyota Australian Football International 2012 01:00

07:15 Chuck 08:00 2 Broke Girls 08:30 Supernatural 10:00 According To Jim 10:50 How To Make It In America 11:25 Pan Am 13:05 Hawaii Five-0 13:50 Chuck 14:35 Supernatural 16:05 Eastbound & Down 16:35 Aliens In America 17:20 The Closer 18:15 Harry’s Law 19:00 Hawaii Five-0 19:45 According To Jim 20:30 The Big Bang Theory 21:00 The Mentalist 21:45 C.S.I. New York 22:30 Curb Your Enthusiasm 23:20 Sons Of Anarchy 00:25 Up In The Air 02:15 Dance Flick 03:45 Eastbound & Down 04:15 Aliens In America 05:00 The Closer 05:45 Harry’s Law 06:30 Hawaii Five-0

07:45 Battle Planet 09:15 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 11:00 It Runs In The Family 13:00 Botched 14:45 The Other Guys 16:45 Dennis The Menace 18:30 Beauty And The Beast 20:15 An Invisible Sign 22:00 Splice 00:05 Daring! TV 03:30 Ghost Town 05:30 The Witches Of Eastwick

06:00 Green Card 07:45 Middle Of Nowhere 09:20 On Strike For Christmas 10:50 The Smurfs 12:35 I Am Number Four 14:25 Hollywood 1on1

15:00 Love Stories 19:00 The Scorpion King 3: Battle For Redemption 21:00 C.S.I. 00:05 Margin Call 01:55 Cine News 02:25 The King’s Speech 04:25 The Beaver

07:35 Revenge Of The Pink Panther 09:15 Cine News 09:45 Super 8 11:40 Good Will Hunting 13:55 Cine News 14:25 The Portrait Of A Lady 16:50 Stars In Style 19:40 X-Men: First Class 22:00 Real Steel 00:15 No Strings Attached 02:10 Holy Smoke 04:05 Cine News 04:50 Drive Angry

19:20 From Time To Time 22:45 Cine News 23:00 How I Met Your Mother 00:45 Cine News 01:30 Adult Zone 19:10 West Is West 21:00 The Cake Eaters 22:35 Never Let Me Go 00:25 Miral

07:00 Bachelor In Paradise 08:50 Gun Glory 10:20 Manpower 12:05 To Have And Have Not 13:45 Quo Vadis 16:35 The Big Sleep 18:25 The Charge Of The Light Brigade 20:20 What’s Up, Doc? 22:00 Fame 00:10 Lolita 02:45 Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid 04:40 The Sea Of Grass

By Preston Wilder finally thrive, surrounded by her old ‘invisible signs’ and getting the kids to make numbers with their bodies? Will she “help her students through their own crises” and perhaps fall in love with a hunky colleague? “Doubt + Hope + Fate = Love,” claims the trailer, spelling it out for the Barbies of the world. Made in 2010.

An Invisible Sign (LTV3, 20.15) Some may recall the fuss, back in the 90s, when Barbie dolls were programmed to say “Maths is hard” (actually “math”, as per the weird Americanism) - reinforcing ugly stereotypes about girls and math(s) being incompatible, said the critics. Those critics will be happy with Jessica Alba, who’s something of a maths whiz in this straight-to-video drama: “To the world, they were just numbers. To me, they were invisible signs,” she sighs happily while she’s still a child, incidentally explaining the title - but in fact Jess is problematic, using maths as an escape after her dad falls ill, turning into an unemployed loner and (finally) getting a job as a maths teacher at her old primary school. Will she

Surviving Picasso (LTV, 21.00)

An Invisible Sign

Anthony Hopkins will be Alfred Hitchcock soon (Hitchcock comes out next week in the US) - but he was Pablo Picasso in this so-so biopic, based on a book called Picasso: Creator and Destroyer. The book was quite harsh, viewing the great artist (but flawed human being) through the eyes of Francoise Gilot - the

longest-lasting of his many mistresses, and mother of two of his children - but the film is softer, its Picasso unsentimental but not especially unfeeling. He points out an owl devouring a cat to the much younger Gilot (Natascha McElhone), and of course she’s very shocked and distraught - but he’s not trying to shock her, merely trying to illustrate the struggle of existence; this Picasso is a force of Nature, the only problem being that the film has no real take on him apart from that. Hopkins is reduced to doing ‘Life Force’, a performance - all grimace and gesticulation - that often seems less like a great Artist than a particularly enthusiastic English teacher; hopefully his Master of Suspense will be less embarrassing. Made in 1996.

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By Preston Wilder

The King of Comedy (Novacinema2, 19.05) Let us take a moment to remember years gone by, like the time (I’m going back a bit now) when Robert De Niro was a fearless, compelling actor, as opposed to a grumpy old man with a permanently jaded expression. Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver was one of the monsters he played for director Martin Scorsese, and Rupert Pupkin in The King of Comedy was another - though Rupert is very different, the psycho as passive-aggressive loser. He lives with his mum and dreams about making it big as a stand-up comic, preferably on the TV show hosted by Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis) - and, when his attempts to approach

Langford come to naught, he and a deranged cohort hatch a ludicrous (but dangerous) kidnap plot. A very prescient film, anticipating today’s cult of celebrity (everyone’s a fantasist in the Age of X-Factor), though don’t let the title and Lewis’ presence fool you: I still recall the excruciating silence when I watched it, back in the day, in a cinema full of parents who’d brought their kids to see the new Jerry Lewis comedy. Not that kind of movie. Not at all. Made in 1983.

Sin Nombre (LTV3, 22.00) Another Wednesday-night foreign flick on LTV3 - and this Spanish-language film won awards aplenty but the plot is basically melodramatic, the young lovers

(perhaps inevitably) not very interesting, and the whole thing reinforces the assumptions of North Americans that anything south of the border is Hell on Earth. We start off in Central America, where a Honduran family start the long trek to a hoped-for better life in the US - but most of the action takes place in Mexico, where a barely-teenage boy is initiated into a gang by a slightly older friend named Casper. They later rob the Honduran family, but Casper kills another gang member when the latter tries to rape the family’s teenage daughter - then decides to stay with the girl, pursued by his fellow gangstas as well as the new initiate. A B-movie plot dressed up as gritty Truth, but still very slick and watchable. Made in 2009.

Sin Nombre

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