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BOOK: Back-to-the-lan­ders will de­light at Idler editor Tom Hodgkin­son’s lat­est of­fer­ing, Brave Old World. A year-long diary, the book charts the ide­al­is­tic but mis­for­tune-prone an­ar­chist’s at­tempt to forge a self-suf­fi­cient life in Devon. I en­joyed this read but Hodgkin­son’s mas­ter­piece re­mains the neo­me­di­ae­val­ist man­i­festo How to be Free. FILM: The en­dur­ing ap­peal of cult clas­sic With­nail and I is proved by the steady cir­cu­la­tion of a DVD copy around the Kapi-Mana News of­fice re­cently. Vi­ciously funny, bit­ter-sweet and end­lessly quotable, this 1987 Bri­tish bro­mance is a keeper. WIRE­LESS: Vastly im­prove your IQ in a sin­gle sit­ting by tuning into BBC Ra­dio 4’s Round Bri­tain Quiz, a cryptic quiz show that makes QI look like Blues Clues. Teams from around Bri­tain tackle fiercely ob­scure ques­tions to be crowned RBQ cham­pi­ons. Lis­ten online at bbc.co.uk/pro­grammes/b007qxpr TWIT­TER FOL­LOW: With the elec­tion ap­proach­ing it’s im­por­tant to keep in­formed, but if you pre­fer the lighter side of party pol­i­tics, fol­low Don Brash par­ody @Dr­Brash. Foul-mouthed, hi­lar­i­ous and firmly un-PC, Dr Brash is highly re-tweet­able. - An­drea O’Neil

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