Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley plays Mrs God in BBC Radio 4's new play Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse (Credit: ITV/ Rex/ Shutterstock)

Only Radio 4 would allow Ian McKellen and Joanna Lumley to play Mr and Mrs God

2 June 2018 9:00 am

One sphere that podcasts have so far not much penetrated is drama. Audible.co.uk is itching to develop its own brand…

Absolutely Fabulous was too spiteful to be funny. It invited us to laugh at female failure

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Absolutely Fabulous, which is about to make its cinema debut, is a comedy about women being useless. I watched it…

Joan Collins’s diary: I’m in deep shock at Jackie’s death, but life goes on

7 November 2015 9:00 am

I had only experienced great loss when my mother died. It was desperately harrowing, but not as harrowing as the…

Barry Humphries’s diary: My war with ‘Wow!’

29 October 2015 9:00 am

I’m counting ‘Wows!’ Suddenly everyone is using this irritating expletive expressing incredulity, amazement and nothing at all. I’ve heard it…

Joanna Lumley is ‘thrilled’ by everything, even being spanked by a Mongolian shaman, in her new Trans-Siberian Adventure

18 July 2015 9:00 am

For keen students of China, this week’s television provided yet more proof that Deng Xiaoping’s decision to open the country…

Rachel Johnson’s diary: Why I told my book party I was coming out as a lesbian

27 June 2015 9:00 am

My husband says I only write books in order to have a launch party. Not so. I also write books…

A Finnish man was fined £83,000 for speeding because his annual income is £10.1 million

23 May 2015 9:00 am

I have rather a poor record for speeding over the years. I have been caught by cameras quite often, sometimes…

The Grand National doesn’t need Jeremy Kyle

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Never mind David Cameron. Are you participating in the Great Debate about an event of national significance that stirs the…