Ready for the chop: Beaton as demon barber Desmond Ambrose. Photograph by Channel 4 Television

Beaton at his own game

Guyanese actor Norman Beaton has conquered the British stage, worked with Laurence Olivier and become a household name as Desmond Ambrose, the exasperated Peckham barber in the TV sitcom. But what he really wants to do is play King Lear .

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Euzhan Palcy: Making Waves

Euzhan Palcy: Making Waves

Martiniquan filmmaker Euzhan Palcy directed Marlon Brando and Donald Sutherland in A Dry White Season: what's next?.

Trevor McDonald: Into the Lion’s Den

Trevor McDonald: Into the Lion’s Den

Trinidadian broadcaster Trevor McDonald tracked down President Saddam Hussein in Baghdad just before the Gulf War.