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Christopher Fowler
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Phew, what a scorcher! The second hottest day in history may become the hottest tonight as the temperature is still rising at currently just over 38C - no, I have no idea what that is in Fahrenheit, a system still clung to by papers like the Mail and Express. I'm not there, mercifully, as it's usually accompanied by high humidity, and although we're hotter here in Barcelona it's a dry heat and…
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Christopher Fowler
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London
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The British Film Institute is doing a great job of cleaning up, restoring and reissuing some overlooked British films at the moment, and it's hard to watch them without mixed emotions - this is the world in which I grew up, now unimaginable and alien. In these films London is a character, overbearing and inescapable, but like an endearing old relative. In 'The Party's Over', beatnik Oliver Reed…
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