Just desserts

13 September 2006 6:37 pm

There are, as we all know, many disadvantages to going away on holiday

Wives and wooings

13 September 2006 6:32 pm

The programme gets it right in rating Henry VIII ‘at the edge of William Shakespeare’s drama and theatre’. It’s from…

A right royal collection

30 August 2006 6:02 pm

Queen Elizabeth had a passion for collecting art. Andrew Lambirth finds much to admire

Ways with Wagner

30 August 2006 6:00 pm

Recently the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation interviewed me about some of my views on Wagner

Bagpipes in our baggage

30 August 2006 5:40 pm

These have been trying times for itinerant musicians

Poetic valediction

30 August 2006 5:31 pm

I’m glad Radio Four had the good sense to mark the centenary of the birth of John Betjeman

Criminal mindsets

30 August 2006 5:22 pm

Every Wednesday night secretive groups of sinister bearded men all over Britain tune in to Sleeper Cell

A neglected Victorian

24 August 2006 9:16 am

George Frederick Watts is undergoing something of a revival

Spanish rites

23 August 2006 7:13 pm

If you haven’t been abroad so far this summer, go and see Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver — it will have almost…

Schubert’s circle

23 August 2006 7:06 pm

With a characteristic combination of scholar, impresario, programmer, accompanist, Graham Johnson’s latest set of three CDs explores as an appendix…

Russians on speed

23 August 2006 7:00 pm

There is more to 19th-century ballet than fluttering sylphs, spectral broken-hearted peasant girls and doomed feathery princesses. There is comedy…

Buying power

16 August 2006 4:39 pm

Forgery in painting has enjoyed a long history of scandal and from time to time spills more ink than paint,…

New ways of looking

16 August 2006 4:36 pm

Since 2003, the National Gallery has been organising a series of annual exhibitions in partnership with Bristol’s City Museum and…

Magical theatre box

16 August 2006 4:31 pm

The story so far of the RSC’s Complete Works marathon has been largely that of performances, some wonderfully rich and…

Mean streets

16 August 2006 4:29 pm

It is a curious thing to watch Christian Bale now, having seen him all those years ago in Empire of…

Intelligent design

9 August 2006 2:56 pm

Andrew Lambirth delights in the reopened and extended Pallant House in Chichester

Class act

9 August 2006 2:53 pm

Like footsteps in the sands of time, record companies have provided the raw material around which jazz history has been constructed

Greene pastures

9 August 2006 2:45 pm

In a change to the scheduled programme, I will not be reviewing Lady in the Water (PG) this week because…

Compelling vision

3 August 2006 9:18 am

, Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980) was born in Pochlarn, Bohemia, studied in Vienna, enlisted in a smart cavalry regiment at the…

Breaking the rules

3 August 2006 9:15 am

The German painter Albert Oehlen (born in Krefeld in 1954) is of the same generation as the infamous Martin Kippenberger…

Russian rewards

3 August 2006 9:14 am

The Bolshoi Opera’s production of Boris Godunov, which they brought to Covent Garden last week, is in almost all respects…

Cop out

3 August 2006 8:43 am

I’m such a dunderhead. Everyone told me that Miami Vice would be rubbish, and I kept replying, ‘No, no it…

About turn

3 August 2006 8:36 am

It must be a nightmare when you spend weeks making a current-affairs programme only to find that days before it’s…

Drawing a fine line

26 July 2006 6:02 pm

Andrew Lambirth has mixed feelings about the Museum of London’s exhibition on satire

Nicholas Nickleby

26 July 2006 5:58 pm

In an interview with David Frost only three years ago, Trevor Nunn said that the highlight of his career was…