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Performance of the week: Meryl Streep took on her most challenging role when she ‘oranged-up’ to play Donald Trump at the annual Shakespeare in the Park Public Theatre Gala in New York.
And speaking of oranged-up: A seagull was dyed orange after being rescued from a container of chicken tikka masala at an undisclosed food factory in Wales.
Received pronunciation: The early BBC tied itself in knots over the pronunciation of words like margarine, garage,ski and whether vegetable should have three or four syllables.
Filling in the gaps: Historic England is looking for your help to fill in our missing history with knowledge or photos of listed buildings near you.
One’s little stick of Blackpool rock: Queen Elizabeth reveals that she’s a fan of an old-fashioned sing-song and wanted to be a patron of the George Formby Appreciation Society.
Fishy story of the week: Goldfish aren’t as dim as we thought. Scientists have demonstrated that they can pick out an unfamiliar face in a crowd, which is handy if you want to take your goldfish to a party or a football match.
Mystery of the week: The Body on the Moor. A genuine mystery beautifully presented by the BBC. Why did this man travel halfway round the world to end his life on Saddleworth Moor?
Medical miracle of the week: A tortoise who lost his home in a fire in Brazil had a prosthetic shell fitted by a group called Animal Avengers, thanks to the wonders of 3D printing.
Punctuation of hate: The humble parenthesis has been transformed into a symbol of hate by white supremacists and anti-Semites, but in turn the ‘echo’ has been turned into a symbol of defiance.
Leap of faith: What happens when you take a sledgehammer to the highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge in the world? Rather him than me.
Brief lives: Playwright Peter Schaffer, author of Equus, Royal Hunt of the Sun and Amadeus; Ernest Montego, juggler extraordinaire; Sir Tom Kibble, Nobel laureate and joint discovered of the Higgs-Kibble Mechanism; chess grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi; Abel Fernández,Elliot Ness’s sidekick in the Untouchables; Jean-Claude Decaux who made a fortune out of posters in bus shelters and lavatories.
And Ethel Bush, one of two policewomen awarded the George Medal for courage.