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Shardlake, Bridgerton season 3 and the new Raymond Briggs exhibition should all be on your radar this week. Disney/Liam Daniel/Neftlix/ Andrew Hasson /Alamy

Bridgerton is back and still frothy, but developing a more grown-up attitude – what you should see and read this week

Much to enjoy as Bridgerton returns, a Tudor murder mystery intrigues, the International Booker prize is imminent, the National Gallery is 200 and the genius of Raymond Briggs is on display.
The recreated head of Shanidar Z, made by the Kennis brothers for the Netflix documentary ‘Secrets of the Neanderthals’ based on 3D scans of the reconstructed skull. BBC Studios/Jamie Simonds

The reconstruction of a 75,000-year-old Neanderthal woman’s face makes her look quite friendly – there’s a problem with that

Scientists can’t yet tell how soft tissue overlayed bones, so this reconstruction is inevitably based on artistic licence.
Left, ‘Orange and Yellow’ by Mark Rothko, 1956. Right, day dress in orange wool crepe, by Cristóbal Balenciaga, 1967. Buffalo AKG Art Museum/Cristobal Balenciaga Museoa

Balenciaga and the influence of abstract art

Cristobal Balenciaga’s work developed alongside abstract artistic movements, which had a profound influence on his designs.

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