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Dad's Army
The last time Dad’s Army was in the cinemas (for a 1971 feature-length foray) the cast were competing with their small-screen selves, but now here’s a loving reprise of the eternal jostling for position between Captain Mainwaring and Sergeant Wilson...
It has to be one of the most famous movie moments ever: Deborah Kerr’s passionate snog with Burt Lancaster in the moonlit Hawaiian surf. ‘Nobody kissed me the way you do,’ gasps Kerr – and you believe it. It’s a hard act to follow. And the bad news is...
I LOST MY SON… but his memory taught me how to live
There isn't a rule book telling you what to do when you lose a child. Friends would cross to the other side of the street rather than speak to me – I represented their worst nightmares. Most simply didn't know what to say. Others were heroic, rousing...
Time for another festive set of comedy mind-bogglers. This year, they come in fi ve loosely themed rounds. Please disregard the fact that the ‘Places’ round is disproportionately about licensed premises. The following questions have been declared...
Radio Review: 1 February
Sometimes, I feel that BBC Radio 4 bosses are tapping into the darkest recesses of my brain when they come up with programmes for the hour between 11am and noon. This was never more so than last week, when, in the first of the new In Living Memory...
Dancing On The Edge
There are some weeks when, frankly, it’s a bit of a struggle to find something new in the television schedule that I can recommend to your attention. And then there’s this week. Dancing On The Edge (scheduled for 4 February on BBC Two) is a big, shiny,...
Book Reviews: 19 April
OUT NOW IN DIAMOND SQUARE by Merce Rodoreda (Virago, £14.99; offer price, £13.49) Translated from Catalan by Peter Bush, this traces the vicissitudes of a young woman’s life in the 1930s during the Spanish Civil War. Although the ravages of warfare...
Television Reviews: 27 April
ON THE SMALL SCREEN Something old, something new Michael Moran settles down with John Le Mesurier and other treats... It's the centenary of John Le Mesurier's birth this month and our pals at the BBC have found him a small corner of the schedule that...
The Daily: January 22
Sherlock to continue until Cumberbatch 'gets too famous' Fans of the hugely popular BBC series will already be aware that Sherlock producer Steven Moffatt is preparing a much-anticipated fourth series of the detective drama, but now he has hinted that...
Book Reviews: 14 June
OUT NOW RED NILE: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST RIVER by Robert Twigger (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £25; offer price, £20) Frequently the source of material for pub-quiz question masters, the Nile’s own source has always been mysterious – in the...
Tenko revisited
It was the late 1970s and Lavinia Warner was working as a researcher on This Is Your Life, which was presented by Eamonn Andrews. Lavinia had worked on the lives of everyone from Lord Louis Mountbatten to Dr Magnus Pyke – but one subject was to change...
Book Reviews: 11 July
OUT NOW A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman, translated by Henning Koch (Sceptre, £14.99; offer price, £13.49) The Swedish blogger and columnist wrote this book by popular demand: readers of his blog featuring the eponymous protagonist just couldn’t...
Behind the scenes at Downton Abbey
When you think of Downton Abbey, which returns for a Christmas special and will soon start filming its sixth series, chances are you picture the resplendent Highclere Castle. Five years ago, this property was selected from dozens around the country to...
Book Reviews: 16 September
OUT NOW DR JAMES BARRY: A Woman Ahead of her Time by Dr Michael du Preez and Jeremy Dronfield (Oneworld, £16.99) Everyone has secrets, but few could equal that of 19th-century army surgeon Dr James Barry, Inspector General of hospitals, duellist,...
Seaford in Sussex has two claims to fame. It was the last home of Sir James M Stagg, chief meteorological officer for Operation Overlord (otherwise known as D-Day), and a man instrumental in helping us win the war. On the evening of June 4th, 1944 the...
National Marsh?
‘All my thoughts are directed towards England. I want only for a favourable wind to plant the Imperial Eagle on the Tower of London,’ Napoleon proclaimed in 1802. And, as far as the British army was concerned, he would be making his way over Romney...
The Imitation Game has focused minds on the ingenious achievements of Alan Turing, who pitted his wits against the staggering complexities of the Enigma machine, which encoded German communications. But by 1941 the cerebral origins of Bletchley Park...
The Daily: September 4
Colchester's golden jewels What appears to be the finest collection of Roman jewellery has been found near a department store in Colchester's high street. The tangled mess of metal contained gold armlets, earrings, necklaces and a collection of silver...
The Flying Housewife
ˆWhen you think of female aviators, who comes to mind? Amy Johnson? Amelia Earhart? Jacqueline Cochran? All were great pioneers. But there’s another, perhaps less well-known name that should not be forgotten: Diana Patten. This plucky debutante with a...
The world’s most Stylish Spy
Former British espionage worker on Vogue staff ’ read the dramatic headline in the Herald Journal when American Vogue hired artist Brian Stonehouse to become its fashion illustrator in 1952. Stonehouse, who died in 1998, had survived five Nazi...

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