Nigel Nelson discovers why we should perhaps be celebrating the Great Charter next year, not this.
Chris Peroctor examines a new history that attempts to be an objective account of Israel’s birth and survival.
Nicky Harman reads a classic collection of short stories by a craftswoman of the form.
Martin Griffin on an account of torture and false imprisonment by the US government.
As England’s women footballers heroically bow out of the World Cup, Cary Gee enjoys a musical journey into the world of the women’s game and cultural identity.
Cary Gee sees 80s TV star Bobby Davro take control of the ping-pong table.
Patrick Mulcahy witnesses class and lack of it in this week’s movies.
Graham Kirby has been listening to some programmes about European herd men.
Cary Gee reports on a play dramatising a brave challenge by sex workers against misogyny.
Les Hull looks at TV variety and the new series of Lottery-winners drama The Syndicate.
Aleks Siertz reviews new plays by Patrick Marber and Jonathan Maitland.
Mark Metcalf views Everyday Borders, a new 50-minute documentary film on how immigration controls are moving from the margin into everyday life.
The last of his film despatches from America finds Neil Young among the denizens of Downtown
Queen and Country Director: John Boorman Avengers – Age of Ultron Director: Joss Whedon
Buckets Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond The Dogs of War Old Red Lion, London
The Game BBC 2
What’s Left Radio 4 Every Case Tells A Story Radio 4 Archive on 4: The War Games File Radio 4 Archive on 4: Leaders Under The Lights Radio 4 Extra …
Hot Stuff Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
Odd Couples. The Great Political Pairings of Modern Britain by Giles Radice (IB Tauris, £25)
Of Living Valour: The Story of the Soldiers of Waterloo by Barney White-Spunner (Simon & Schuster, £25
The Hay Literature Festival 2015
Blacklisted: The Secret War between Big Business and Union Activists by Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlain (New Internationalist, £9.99)
Neil Young has been revisiting and enjoying some classic movies with a sting in the tale