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shattered post-war Britain back into the heart of the Blitz, towards the secrets that are hidden there.

Exhibitions The Crime Museum Uncovered The Museum of London Until 10 April For the first time, objects from the Metropolitan Police’s Crime Museum, previously only accessible to police officers and a small number of invited guests since its establishment in the 1870s, are on display to the public. The exhibition features evidence from some of the highest profile crime cases in recent history, including Dr Crippen, gangsters the Kray Twins, the Great Train Robbery of 1963 and the botched Millennium Dome diamond heist.

Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution exhibition National Maritime Museum, London Until 28 March The last chance to catch the popular exhibition – which musician and

presenter Jools Holland tweeted was the best he saw in 2015 – of materials by and about the socialite and diarist who captured the dramatic events of 17th-century London, including royal upheaval, the Great Plague, the Revolution of 1688 and the Great Fire of London. The exhibition features 200 paintings and objects from museums and galleries across the country.


The Witchfinder General Joyce Gould

Biteback Publishing, hbk, £25 Growing up in a Jewish family in Leeds, Joyce Gould was taken under the wing of the feisty women of the Labour Party. Following two decades of voluntary work, she was appointed

as the party’s chief woman officer before becoming director. And as discord grew within the party, she was tasked with removing the so-called Militant Tendency, which earned her the title of ‘witchfinder general’. Gould interviewed Labour Party members extensively and played a vital role in restoring a harmony to Labour that went on

to make the party electable.

Films Bastille Day Studiocanal National release from 19 February With the intention of making a political statement, a young woman journeys across Paris to plant a bomb on the eve of Bastille Day. But a pickpocket steals her bag and then becomes unexpectedly implicated in the explosion of the bomb next to an underground station in the city. Golden Globe-winner Idris Elba, best known for his role in the popular

television series Luther, plays the CIA agent whose mission it becomes to hunt down the suspected terrorists. James Watkins (The Woman in Black) is the director.

Spotlight Entertainment One National release from 19 January The film captures the story of how investigative journalists on the Boston Globe newspaper uncovered the child molestation scandals which were happening in some Catholic churches early in the millennium. The persistent investigative ‘Spotlight’ team uncover a decade’s worth of cover ups in a variety of religious, legal and government establishments. Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams star in the film which is directed by Tom McCarthy (Meet the Parents). Spotlight has also been nominated for this year’s Golden Globes in the categories of Best Picture (Drama), Director and Screenplay.

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