Vivien Leigh. September 2017.

Dear Rowley, I recall many years ago filming a documentary about Vivien Leigh for Channel 4 in which I commented that her life and her art on screen were in total harmony: from the skittish, delicious, courageous minx Scarlett O’Hara … Continue reading

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The Monroe Doctrine. October 2014.

Dear Rowley, Can Strictly Come Dancing’s opening numbers get any camper? I’m just watching a hoedown number with all the boys in spray-on denim and cowboy boots and all the gals in pink gingham. Well, as Julian and Sandy would … Continue reading

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Doctors & Nurses. October 2011.

Dear Rowley, Forgive the radio silence, I’ve been stricken with the mother of all flu but count one’s blessings while writhing in abject agony on my deathbed like Mimi in La Boheme. My darling Dr B gave me an appointment … Continue reading

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