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‘Funny is now dangerous’: Michael Heath’s Desert Island Discs reviewed

13 August 2016 9:00 am

‘I’m off now,’ says Michael Heath, signing off from his selection of Desert Island Discs on Radio 4, ‘to go…

Russell Brand is duller than even the grimmest political interview

13 September 2014 9:00 am

I have just spent a few moments in bed with the popular comedian Russell Brand and I have to say…

Which female media star wrote the right-wing Revolt? It says a lot that we can't think of many candidates

23 November 2013 9:00 am

I am still trying to get some sort of closure. For almost three weeks now I have been tormented by…

MacMillan’s loyalty

4 December 2010 12:00 am

In the first week of September, the Scottish composer James MacMillan sat in the ‘composition hut’ in the backyard of his Glasgow house, finishing the music he’d been commissioned to write for the Pope’s Mass at Westminster Cathedral.