Too Many Cooks. December 2017.

Dear Rowley, I have a confession. Every time a TV cook appears on film or in print my blood pressure rises like the Emperor Fountain at Chatsworth. It is quite simply baffling to me why anyone can find cooking on … Continue reading

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Making History. August 2016.

Dear Rowley, Enjoying the Olympics? What about the diving! The synchronised final had me reaching for the┬ásal volatile, Maud. Point of order though. Can Old Mother Balding not use the word ‘Medal’ as a verb? All this talk about Tom … Continue reading

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Cissy That Walk. August 2015.

Dear Rowley, If there isn’t a box set of RuPaul’s Drag Race from season one to seven there jolly well ought to be. My few evenings at Bloomsbury Towers would be bereft without a cheeky G&T or three and a … Continue reading

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Talent. June 2015.

Dear Rowley, It always used to make me smile when doing telly and being described as ‘the talent’. It made me feel like the solo spot at Minsky’s World Famous Burlesque; you’ve gotta getta gimmick and all that salve Sondheim. … Continue reading

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Cut, Print, Move On. April 2015.

Dear Rowley, Language is so terribly important isn’t it? I recall the shock when I first heard a newspaper feature of mine – deftly penned with great care I might add – described as ‘content’. A little piece of me … Continue reading

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