Pete Postlethwaite, with whom, sadly, I never worked, belonged to that group of journeymen actors who command the respect and admiration of their peers but are denied the wider honours until death claims them.
Bryan Forbes wants to know why he is to be penalised for living in a nice house with a tennis court and a partial view of a lake. We are mugs to have let things get this bad
Bryan Forbes reflects on Jacqui Smith, Jade Goody and a heroic doctor, and their respective lessons to us all about our corrupt polity and morally impoverished culture
Happiness was receiving a selection of good books in my Christmas stocking and a cold January afternoon in front of a log fire is the perfect way to enjoy them.
Bryan Forbes remembers listening to Churchill as a 14-year-old evacuee and now looks with envy at Obama’s capacity to galvanise hope. Where are his UK counterparts?
Bryan Forbes lists the prime offenders who continue to fleece taxpayers, consumers, football fans and television owners even as the financial crisis bites. Shame on this Age of Greed
Ever Dirk: The Bogarde Letters by John Coldstream (editor)
Bryan Forbes sees in the persecution of drivers a terrible metaphor for England’s decline: ministers hide in limousines while the police waste their time on minor road offences
Bryan Forbes reflects on sleeplessness and the Academy Awards
Bryan Forbes says that the government’s ruling that incandescent light bulbs be phased out is a symptom of a world indulging its political lunacies — and it makes it too dark to read
Bryan Forbes is drawn into a cyberspace scam by an indignant ‘happily married’ woman who invites him to Madrid to arrange a princely payout
The film-maker is mad as hell at today's television
Bryan Forbes says that journals are revealing — about their writers
I don’t keep a diary any more, having decided that my past efforts contained too much that was either libellous or trite.