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Lambing

Lambing

It is the biggest and most anticipated event on the farming calendar – and a sure sign that spring really has sprung. No wonder so many of us tuned in to BBC Two’s Lambing...

First Impressions

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: TOYAH WILLCOX

‘My motto is – never look...

What are you working on at the moment? I am on tour all year with my band, Toyah. I am also touring an acoustic show with my American band, The Humans. I have three movies...

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Bear necessities

Animals Asia

Known to most as the everloyal Mrs Patmore, doyenne of the kitchen at Downton Abbey, actress Lesley Nicol has a side that might surprise her fictional employers – she saves...

Profiles

'Vanity and ego is horrible'

Elliott Gould opens the door of the modest two-bedroom Los Angeles apartment where he lives alone, says hello in that unmistakable voice and, with his 6ft 3in frame...

Features

Thanks a bunch, Granny

They say you never forget your first bunch of flowers. Mine arrived early in the morning on my 21st birthday. I opened the door of my university house (still a little...

Profiles

Margaret Thatcher & me

I still remember the first time I met Mrs Thatcher. I had joined Finchley Young Conservatives in 1959 and it was there that I met my husband, Derek, who had already been a...

Features

7 THINGS I LEARNT FROM KNITTING

7 THINGS I LEARNT FROM...

CASTING ON HELPS YOU TO MOVE ON Jen Silverman, the young woman who taught me to knit, handed me a pair of knitting needles and a skein of yarn, took a long hard look at me,...

Profiles

Downstairs at the real...

Kelly WeatherleyMy husband and I were employed as a couple in Highclere Castle – he was a caretaker, and I was the assistant housekeeper. We worked there for a year in...

Profiles

'The three ages of woman:...

On paper, the prospect of two septuagenarians rekindling a teenage romance must have looked somewhere between gloomy and twee. ‘I get scripts all the time,’ says Anne Reid,...

QUIZ

How British are YOU?

How British are YOU?

Recently, immigration has been all over the news. Debates have raged in the Palace of Westminster, city flats and village cottages. In the new year, controversy was sparked...

Profiles

From nanny to novelist...

It sounds dramatic and farfetched, but it’s true. This is how it happened. In the 1970s, aged 15, I discovered I had been scratched from the O-level list (due to ‘erratic...

Profiles

Noah's girl

I loved the lights, I loved the adrenaline. I even loved learning lines. I was completely obsessive.’ Emma Watson’s passion for acting took hold at just six years old. As a...

Profiles

From Downton to Jamaica Inn

She earned a global following playing Lady Sybil Crawley in Downton Abbey. But now Jessica Brown Findlay is taking on the role of Mary Yellan in BBC One’s adaptation of...



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