I Do. I Do. May 2018.

Dear Rowley, Not minutes after the erstwhile Ms Meghan Markle walked alone up the aisle of St George’s Chapel, Windsor, do we have carping about the absolutely gorgeous wedding gown Givenchy’s Claire Waight Keller designed for marrying Harry. Channel 9 … Continue reading

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Macho Man. January 2018.

Dear Rowley, I happened to chance upon a clip of the adventurer Bear Grylls on Gogglebox the other night. Not troubled by self-doubt, is he? Must come from being the Christian church’s poster boy for the Alpha cult. Bear is the … Continue reading

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Stage Fright. January 2017.

Dear Rowley, While researching Italian film and stage director ‘Maestro’ Franco Zeffirelli I happened to watch his last film Callas Forever: an autobiographical film starring Fanny Ardant as the prima donna assoluta and Jeremy Irons as Zeffirelli. The film blurs fact and … Continue reading

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Exhibitionism. November 2012.

Dear Rowley, I’m with Bonnie Tyler. We’re all holding out for a hero and popular culture simply isn’t coming up with the goods. My heart sank when ITV advertised a new fly-on-the-wall doc Cheryl: Access All Areas following Miss Cole on … Continue reading

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The Last of the Red Hot Mamas. December 2011.

Dear Rowley. Comes a time when you have to reconnect with your times and stop living in the era when Fanny was by Gaslight and guardsmen could be had for a shilling in Hyde Park after dark. I’m slumped on … Continue reading

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