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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.

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Alec Secareanu and Josh O'Connor in God's Own Country, the opening film of the 2017 Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival: God’s Own Country

British director Francis Lee makes an auspicious debut with God’s Own Country, a gay love story about a Yorkshire sheep farmer whose tough existence is transformed when he falls for a Romanian migrant worker. Opening this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, it’s a movie that has the unmistakable ring of truth to it – both in its unsentimental depiction of rural life and its matter-of-fact approach to sexuality.

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