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Susan Calman invites you to sit down for an evening of stand up with Frange Benefits on BBC 2. Picture: Steve Ullathorne

Interview: Susan Calman on her Edinburgh Festival talk show Fringe Benefits

Susan Calman is up for a chat. Witty and irreverent, she loves a laugh, a bit of banter, and that’s exactly what the Strictly star, TV presenter and comedian is going to be doing this Festival on BBC2 tomorrow night. Susan Calman’s Fringe Benefits is her pick of the Fringe, with comedians, actors and another Strictly veteran all lined up for a chat with her in the heart of the action in the BBC Blue Tent.

Edinburgh festivals
Elvis Costello is back on tour with The Imposters and has a new album due out soon. Picture: christina@asgard-uk.com

Interview: Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello’s aim is still true with a new album and tour that sees him playing with The Imposters in Scotland. He tells @JanetChristie2 why nostalgia is for other people and the truth about his Scottish roots

Music
Ellise Chappell stars in Poldark, back now for a fourth season. Picture: Rachell Smith

Interview: Poldark’s Ellise Chappell on the return of the hit show

Poldark is back, BBC1’s popular period drama set in 18th century Cornwall with its rugged coastlines and even more rugged heroes, rigid class divisions and even more rigid corsets, fortunes made and misfortunes endured. Adapted from the novels of Winston Graham, it’s been a hit since it first aired in 2015, winning audiences of five million per episode, and this summer the award-winner fronted by Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson returns to make our Sunday nights sizzle with season four.

TV & Radio
Eddie Marsan is in Deadpool 2, out on Tuesday. Picture: Debra Hurford Brown Grooming by Charlie Duffy at Carol Hayes Management, www.carolhayesmanagement.co.uk

Interview: Eddie Marsan

Eddie Marsan has no romantic notions about his East End upbringing, telling Janet Christie he’s defined by character not class.The actor talks about his new film Deadpool 2, hit US series Ray Donovan and how he struggles to 
get decent parts on British TV.

Portraits by Debra Hurford Brown

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Geysers of steam in Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote

Travel: Lanzarote

With its volcanic landscape and year round sun, the most easterly of the Canary Islands makes for a dramatic destination

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