Theatricality. November 2012.

Dear Rowley, A rather theatrical week. Saturday to the new Alan Bennett at the National Theatre. It is a vehicle for Frances de la Tour otherwise known as ‘Frankie’  by the hair and make-up ‘girls. I have adored Alan Bennett’s … Continue reading

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Ready for Take Off. August 2011.

Dear Rowley, Aren’t you adoring the story that former Home Secretary Jackie (or is she a Jacquie?) Smith has been redirecting convicts from their community service to paint her back bedroom? It just about says it all about New Labour’s … Continue reading

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Possession. August 2011.

Dear Rowley, Can we talk about possession? No, not of the Satanic variety although I did have an experience many years ago that would make Rosemary’s Baby look like Home Alone but that’s for the memoirs. Do you know it … Continue reading

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Reasons to be Cheerful January 2011

Dear Rowley, Three reasons to be cheerful. It looks like Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell are off to American TV so no more X Factor. Hurrah! Betty Driver is on Desert Island Discs tomorrow aka the Rovers Return’s longest-serving barmaid. As … Continue reading

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