Barry Humphries died today. Here is an interview with him from 2018 in which he talks frankly and openly about his life.
Category Archives: Interviews
Can We Talk?
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?”
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”