So long, and thanks for all the laughs: Terry Wogan’s last interview

Ah, Sir Terry. The old gent. I went to interview him at home last year and he was every bit as charming as you might hope. The piece appeared in October and sadly it turns out to have been his last interview. The conversation was surprisingly candid, we did talk about his own end becauseContinue reading “So long, and thanks for all the laughs: Terry Wogan’s last interview”

Eddie The Eagle Flies Again

The inside story of how a man who risked his life for a dream – but was seen as a joke – became the subject of an inspiring film. ‘I remember Eddie the Eagle as a bit of a joke,’ says Dexter Fletcher, the actor turned director who admits that at first he didn’t really want toContinue reading “Eddie The Eagle Flies Again”

The Invisible Man: Searching for the Reclusive Stanley Baxter

I have been writing for the Independent on Sunday for more than 20 years, but the edition that appears on Sunday will be the last. Thinking about that took me back to my first major feature for the IOS, commissioned as an act of reckless faith by the editor Ian Jack and Richard Askwith, whoContinue reading “The Invisible Man: Searching for the Reclusive Stanley Baxter”

Brian Sewell: ‘I have been facing death for almost a year. I am very lucky to be still alive’ 

He’s our most ferocious art critic, the enemy of ‘detestable’ Damien Hirst and ‘vulgar’ Grayson Perry. But, Brian Sewell says his battle with cancer has exposed his inner softie. Source: Brian Sewell: ‘I have been facing death for almost a year. I am very lucky to be still alive’ | Daily Mail Online

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