Judge’s copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover temporarily barred from leaving UK

Marked-up novel used in landmark 1960 obscenity trial sold to overseas buyer last year A copy of Lady Chatterleys Lover used by a judge at the books landmark 1960 obscenity trial, with all the rude bits carefully and dutifully marked up by his wife, has been temporarily stopped from leaving the UK. The arts minister, Michael Ellis, has placed an export bar on a copy of the DH Lawrence novel taken in to court by Sir Laurence Byrne. The government now hopes a UK-based buyer will be able to match the 56,250 asking price. The decision was made on the advice of a committee of experts chaired by Sir Hayden Phillips, who said the copy was a witness to one …

Jared Harris: My wife can’t believe how I keep getting bumped off!

From Mad Men to The Crown, the actor is used to big exits. As new disaster drama Chernobyl launches, he talks about cover-ups, climate change shame and his hellraising dad Richard Jared Harris says that if only he had played Lane Pryce as he was meant to, he would have probably lasted the duration of The Crown was inevitably done for by a coronary thrombosis. In his latest TV drama, The Terror, about the Royal Navys treacherous 19th-century trip into the unknown, are three of the great contemporary TV dramas. And Chernobyl looks like its going to be another. A tense, beautifully written five-parter about Greta Thunberg has addressed EU politicians in Brussels. Its awful that its being left to …

Camera firm distances itself from Tiananmen Square advert

Leica, whose biggest growth market is China, say short film was not officially sanctioned Western companies trying to do business in China learned long ago that they must bow, at least in part, to the political demands of an authoritarian state. So when the German camera-maker Leica Tiananmen Square crackdown appears to have been an extraordinary and potentially very expensive mistake. China is currently Leicas biggest growth market, told the dating back years and taking in several award-winning short films in a similar vein to the most recent one. One of the ads directors told the tank man photo that came to define the Chinese protesters peaceful showdown with heavily armed authorities. This film is dedicated to those who lend …