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Samira Ahmed

Sarf London
Freelance Journalist and Presenter, BBC Front Row and NewsWatch — BBC, Freelance

Presenter BBC Front Row&Newswatch.Freelance Journo,Visiting Prof Kingston Uni.Spiritual Berliner,ex-LosAngeleno,movie connoisseur,especially Westerns&SF.

Samira Ahmed: Brexit Britain should take a leaf out of Ladybird books — I used to visit a beloved university English professor and his wife. He had won the Military Cross for hand-to-hand combat in the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945 but never talked about the terrible things he'd seen.

Daniel Radcliffe is on @bbcfrontrow tonight talking Nazis, corpses & what Harry Potter has in common with David Niven — This is "Daniel Radcliffe is on @bbcfrontrow tonight talking Nazis, corpses & what Harry Potter has in common with David Niven" by samiraahmed on Vimeo,...

Samira Ahmed: Like America, Britain should treasure its leaders

Deals: Swimming Lessons by Samira Ahmed Acquired by Soho Teen — Oh man. Here we go. Back in February, during one of the many publishing pitch events on Twitter (#PitMatch, a team up between the crew of #PitMad and #MSWL), I came across Samira Ahmed's query, which, and I've said it multiple times and in emails to editors, I favorited so fast I nearly broke my mouse.

Samira Ahmed on Cathy Come Home, 50 years on: 'Sadly all to relevant' — The other night I watched Ken Loach meet Cathy - or rather the young actress, Ellé Payne, playing Cathy (pictured below) in a Cardboard Citizens' staging of his 1966 landmark TV play Cathy Come Home (pictured left). The production featured many actors with experience of homelessness. It was deeply moving and beautiful to watch.

Arnold Bennett: The Edwardian David Bowie? — From the section Entertainment & Arts Arnold Bennett is probably the most successful and famous British celebrity you've never heard of, unless you've tried the omelette that bears his name. The dish was invented at London's Savoy Hotel, where this lover of the high life often stayed.

At York Art Gallery for BBC Front Row — Talking to artist Mark Hearld about his Lumber Room rehang of funds from the Castle Museum archive. The art gallery has been shortlisted for Museum of the Year

Samira Ahmed: What can superheroes do about real menace? — I love superhero comics, and they've never been handled with more love than by writers and film-makers who grew up on them too. And yet... and yet... in the latest Captain America: Civil War film, when a terrorist bomb goes off outside a UN meeting leaving a scene of devastation, I feel an increasingly familiar unease.

Samira Ahmed: The Oscars should reward talent, regardless of colour or creed — It was one of the most exciting and original nights out I've had at the theatre in years - Molière's 17th-century French satire, Tartuffe, about a swindling conman of a priest making fools of a degenerate aristocratic family, transposed to modern Atlanta and the world of gospel preachers and African-American millionaires.

Hollywood's reputation on the line over diversity — Last year they were making jokes about the lack of any black or Latino performers in the acting categories at the Academy Awards ceremony. Host Neil Patrick Harris opened the ceremony with a joke about honouring "Hollywood's best and whitest. Sorry, brightest".
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Oct 23, 2016

As MLK once told Nichelle Nichols, even small roles in cult tv really matter.Join Earl Cameron for @bfi Q&A today

Oct 23, 2016

RT @StudiocanalUK: See Earl Cameron CBE at the @BFI on October 23rd for a screening of #PoolofLondon + Q&A : last tickets remaining:…

Oct 22, 2016

@Grindrod Out on DVD 24th. know it's hard to believe but it's up there w Night&the City but EVEN better. Ending takes your breath away.

Oct 22, 2016

@Grindrod Have you seen Pool of London yet. I swear it's become my all time favourite London film.Screening tomorrow at BFI with Earl there!

Oct 22, 2016

Thx to @0tralala for sending me essential Earl Cameron info: In Doctor Who(The Tenth Planet)& his costume re-used in The Empire Strikes Back

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