I’m glad Radio Four had the good sense to mark the centenary of the birth of John Betjeman
It must be a nightmare when you spend weeks making a current-affairs programme only to find that days before it’s…
What really goes on between world leaders at summits?
The good things in life
Listing page content here Although I don’t buy it often, I’ve always liked the New Yorker magazine, not only for…
The slot at the end of The Westminster Hour on Sunday evenings is rarely dull and often quite informative.
Although writing a biography of John Osborne can’t be the most difficult task as Osborne left voluminous and laceratingly honest diaries
Honours and rebels
This is Donna Leon’s 15th Commissario Guido Brunetti novel set in Venice and once again the author succeeds in capturing…
The distaste for torture and abuse of prisoners or detainees has never been shared by everyone in this country, though…
As we’ve seen in the past week, the full cost of providing services that no one asked for, digital radio…
A victory and a sell-out
When I heard of the London explosions last Thursday — I was rung shortly before leaving to catch a train…
Force for change
The joys of Shaftesbury - the town that Thatcherism missed
Death in Venice