On the southern edge of Manchester, a few miles from the airport, there is a commuter town where the Victorian novel remains very much alive.
William Cook goes to Skegness and watches Cannon & Ball attract an adoring audience
William Cook, a ‘closet Kraut’, grew up feeling ashamed of his country. This summer, during the World Cup, he finds that the stigma has finally lifted
At a re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo, William Cook thinks that this hotchpotch nation cannot last. Two centuries on, Flanders and Wallonia feel like separate countries
New Labour inspired a golden age of political comedy. William Cook looks to satire’s future
William Cook takes us on a tour of 2010’s unlikely European Capital of Culture
It’s 20 years since the Berlin Wall came down. William Cook on the city’s changing face
William Cook talks to the creators of some of TV’s funniest and best-loved comedy programmes