Cliff Richard

Putting the guitar centre stage: skiffle king Lonnie Donegan in 1962

Nostalgia for skiffle – and the first stirrings of British pop

10 June 2017 9:00 am

‘It was easy, it was cheap, go and do it,’ sang the Desperate Bicycles on their self-funded debut single in…

Vinyl, Sky Atlantic

Verging on the corny: Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl reviewed

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Vinyl (Sky Atlantic) — the much-anticipated series, co-produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, about the 1970s New York record…

Edward Heath conducting the annual carol concert at the Grand Ballroom, Broadstairs, Kent in 1963. (Photo: Erich Auerbach/Hulton Archive/Getty)

Edward Heath and a very modern witch-hunt

8 August 2015 9:00 am

There was a grim inevitability that the name Edward Heath would one day be trawled up in connection with allegations…

Portrait of the week

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Home Britain’s terror threat level was raised from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’ in response to fighting in Iraq and Syria, meaning…

Portrait of the week

23 August 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, writing of the Islamic State in northern Iraq, said: ‘If we do not act…

What I learned working in the lunatic asylum

23 August 2014 9:00 am

In 1984 I was 27. Since leaving school I had done unskilled manual labour, when I could get any. Then…