He’s Behind You. December 2016.

Dear Rowley, When I heard pantomime was coming back to the London Palladium after a thirty-year hiatus, my mind wandered to the am dram Christmas shows put on by my cousin Charlotte’s dance school in Sheffield. The director would finagle … Continue reading

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The Peacock Male. October 2016.

Dear Rowley, After the concluding episode of the dark, sexy and lavishly shot thriller The Night Manager it seemed that Tom Hiddleston could do no wrong. He was the favourite to replace the increasingly ungrateful Daniel Craig as 007 and one … Continue reading

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Assassins. June 2016.

Dear Rowley, Should your heart wish to break for the Haute Ton of 18th century London, look no further than this morsel from Piers Morgan’s social column: ‘Sir Bruce Forsythe’s wife, Lady Wilnelia, threw a delightful dinner party at Fortum & Mason … Continue reading

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Re-Joyce. January 2016.

Dear Rowley, Don’t you long for the days when Vanessa and Corin Redgrave were the only luvvies who bored us witless with their politics? Now it seems our actors and actresses have taken upon themselves to favour us with their … Continue reading

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Transgender Agenda. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, Today is the first day in two months that I have felt markedly better. I shall say no more and keep my fingers crossed. There are so many lovely parties this week and I would like to be … Continue reading

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