Detox. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, Well my dear, the party’s over, it’s all over my friend. So said Kenneth Williams in one of my favourite Round the Horne sketches. It’s the way he tells them, I find. Needless to say, the Spencer Hart launch … Continue reading

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Puppy Power. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, As you know, I am a terrific fan of Round the Horne and no character more so than Betty Marsden playing an ancient actress who has had – how to put this delicately? – a colourful past. When asked … Continue reading

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The Abbey Habit. September 2014.

Dear Rowley, To a charity screening of the first episode of Downton Abbey season five at the Empire Leicester Square this evening at the invitation of Huntsman. Lord Fellowes is expected as are various members of the cast. The confidentiality agreement … Continue reading

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Hot Water. July 2012.

Dear Rowley, Well, that was a close one. I have now used up five of the nine. On this occasion it was not personal negligence. It was a physical horror that left me in too much pain to want to … Continue reading

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Fitting Days April 2011

Dear Rowley, Highlight of the week? I finally got to see Gail in Capri (the dry cleaner not the island) after weeks of narrowly missing each other. Gail is off to a wedding in Dublin and had me in hysterics … Continue reading

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