Oh Rocky! February 2018

Dear Rowley, Do you recall the furore in our youth about performances in the theatre of The Rocky Horror Show? I recall vividly going on a sixth form school trip from Lady Manners to see the show in a provincial theatre such … Continue reading

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Whodunnit?

Dear Rowley, One of the few benefits in being laid-up on a day bed in Bloomsbury Square after wisdom teeth surgery is the chance to watch the entire 1981 Brideshead Revisited in one greedy gulp. Anthony Andrews is perfection as Sebastian; so … Continue reading

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Bring Up The Bodies. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, You’ll be relieved to hear that come Christmas Day, prohibition was repealed at the Sherwood family home so knees were rouged, stockings rolled down and a good time was had by all. We had a house full of … Continue reading

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No Place Like Home. April 2013.

Dear Rowley, The past week has been something of a family affair. I’ve just returned from Derbyshire where we celebrated my father’s 70th birthday with the circle of trust invited to lunch on Sunday in Bakewell that resembled nothing so … Continue reading

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Chris & Martina. July 2012.

Dear Rowley, I am usually hard on the BBC because they were hard on me. However, I am absolutely loving the lead-up to the Ladies’ Singles final today at Wimbledon. The music, the VTs, the live shots and the pre-match … Continue reading

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