Can We Talk? is my new short story podcast about some of the remarkable people I have encountered in my working life and what I think we can learn from them about how to live. Phew, that was a long sentence. More details below. It’s also a genuine question, because this is the first inContinue reading “Can We Talk?”
Category Archives: Interviews
In Praise of Peggy: tea with June Spencer, still leading The Archers on BBC Radio 4 at the age of 102
Extraordinary to hear June Spencer leading a storyline on The Archers so beautifully at the age of 102. She started playing Peggy Archer back in 1950. I visited her at home a few years back for The Telegraph. What a life. She made me cry long before we ever met. I was listening to JuneContinue reading “In Praise of Peggy: tea with June Spencer, still leading The Archers on BBC Radio 4 at the age of 102”
Why I love Phoebe Dynevor
I mean, doesn’t everybody at the moment? Phoebe Dynevor is the breakout star of Bridgerton, the biggest thing on Netflix at the time of writing, but I want to tell you about something unexpected that happened while I was interviewing her for You magazine.
Oh Babs. Thank you
Babs has gone. A light’s gone out. So much will be said and written about Barbara Windsor, I just want to tell you about a moment when I met her and she made me laugh so loud I’m laughing still. It was in a dressing room for EastEnders. I’d been interviewing June Brown about herContinue reading “Oh Babs. Thank you”
“I was like: ‘What the f*** am I doing here?'” David Baddiel on why he is confronting Holocaust deniers
The comedian David Baddiel explains why he is choosing to confront people who deny the truth of the Holocaust, ahead of a documentary he has made on the subject for the BBC.