Simon hoggart

Spectator letters: On the Pope, Jesus and Mandy Rice-Davies

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Papal blessing Sir: In his excellent article on Pope Francis (‘Pope idol’, 11 January), Luke Coppen mentions the satirical rumour…

Forgotten laughter

8 January 2011 12:00 am

The Radio Times now lists 72 channels, and that’s not all of them.

Street life

4 December 2010 12:00 am

It is the 50th anniversary of Coronation Street and there seems to be as much celebration and feasting as there was for the Queen’s own golden jubilee, in 2002.

Hard times

20 November 2010 12:00 am

Courtroom dramas filled the schedules this week, with Jimmy McGovern writing a series for the BBC called Accused (BBC1, Monday).

All over the shop

6 November 2010 12:00 am

I’m writing this near Ludlow, a town which has miraculously kept its centre.

Laughter from the Gallery

30 October 2010 12:00 am

This is an amiable book. The parliamentary sketchwriter Simon Hoggart, also the wine correspondent of this magazine, for which he drinks as selflessly as Zorba the Greek, has set out to record anecdotes that have amused and appalled him in the course of his long professional life.

United Nations

23 October 2010 12:00 am

There have been the usual moans about the BBC spending £100,000 on coverage of the Chilean miners.