Michael Henderson

Ghastly — sometimes no other word will do

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Tatler is turning its back on an irreplaceable word

Cricket is Jonathan Trott's life – and it has made him suffer

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Frankie Howerd, the great, if troubled, comedian, was once asked whether he enjoyed performing. ‘I enjoy having performed,’ he replied.…

Beer testing in 1937

The world's best ale comes from Yorkshire

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Down a lane in Keighley, in the old West Riding of Yorkshire, they brew the greatest ale in the world.…

Munich: Germany’s best face

6 August 2016 9:00 am

It has been a strange week in Munich; a week of deceptively cool mornings, afternoons hot enough to fry eggs…

Manchester isn’t oppressed, Andy Burnham – it’s wildly overrated

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Manchester isn’t downtrodden, whatever Andy Burnham says. Quite the opposite, in fact

Anarchy in the EU: the Sex Pistols’ drummer on why Brexit isn’t punk

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Paul Cook, the Sex Pistols’ drummer, on fame, notoriety and why Brexit wouldn’t be punk

In most state schools, cricket is a dead ball game

23 January 2016 9:00 am

The England team may be riding high, but state schools have all but abandoned cricket

My Schubert cruise was a transport of delight

17 October 2015 8:00 am

Michael Henderson is transported to raptures on a Schubert cruise

Alastair Cook is world class. Steven Gerrard isn’t

26 July 2014 9:00 am

This time last year, England’s cricketers were 2-0 up against Australia, two thirds of the way towards their third consecutive…

A literary city: Prague

The glorious bohemia of Prague

19 July 2014 9:00 am

Prague, ‘Golden Prague’, is rich in music, architecture, glassware, pilsner and natural beauty. It is one of those places where…

Why Ken Loach hasn’t made a decent film since Kes

31 May 2014 9:00 am

He hasn’t made anything worth watching since Kes

Robin Ticciati interview: ‘Glyndebourne is a festival where the established and the fresh exist together’

10 May 2014 9:00 am

Michael Henderson talks to Glyndebourne’s fresh-faced new music director, Robin Ticciati

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Notes on... Venice

8 March 2014 9:00 am

For Henry James it was ‘the repository of consolations’. Wordsworth, an earlier visitor, called it ‘the eldest child of liberty’.…

What now for ENO?

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Michael Henderson wonders what direction English National Opera will now take

And the prize for most fatuous awards ceremony goes to...

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Awards ceremonies grow ever sillier and more self-important

Goodbye, Claudio Abbado. You helped us glimpse eternity

25 January 2014 9:00 am

Fellini’s credo ‘the visionary is the only true realist’ could also be applied to the life of Claudio Abbado, who…

Music in Vienna

14 December 2013 9:00 am

There is no finer city in which to hear music than Vienna. Or, to put it more felicitously, there is…

The splendour of the English carol

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Michael Henderson on the splendour of carols

Don't flog a dead parrot - leave Monty Python in the past

30 November 2013 9:00 am

Monty Python was funny once. But a revival is a dreadful idea

Berlin: The best bar in the world

16 November 2013 9:00 am

‘You were at the Fish, I hear,’ a Berlin friend told me. ‘I didn’t know you were an old hippie.’…

'I was an arrogant 18-year-old': Daniel Harding on growing up

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Michael Henderson talks to the youthful conductor Daniel Harding, who realises that the older he gets the more he has to learn

The Morrissey myth

26 October 2013 9:00 am

The sad end of the Morrissey myth

Blitz Requiem première in St Paul’s

21 September 2013 9:00 am

Of all folk memories the Blitz remains one of the most enduring. In the autumn of 1940 the Luftwaffe strafed…

Has Test Match Special lost its wits?

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Test Match Special is the sound of the English summer. Why are we letting it be vulgarised?

Interview with the musician Paul Lewis

4 May 2013 9:00 am

Michael Henderson meets the musician Paul Lewis