The veteran actress best known for Murder, She Wrote had an emotional return to her East End roots this month with a series of screenings and a personal appearance.
The author, who has died at the age of 68, created in Adrian Mole a character who spoke to a generation of teenagers growing up in suburban Britain. Here, we recall a few of his finest moments.
When you're living at the bottom of the world, you can’t just pop out to a hardware shop when something breaks, so your appliances are like part of the family.
Psychologists at London South Bank University have cunningly disguised a lab as a pub in order to research our drinking habits.
If approved by the BBC Trust, the decision would see BBC3 lose its on-air slot and become online-only. Does it deserve the axe?
Nearly seventeen years after the first episode aired, Alan Davies’ duffel-coated sleuth is shuffling back onto our screens.
Meeting the man behind Spitting Image's rubbery Maggie.
Unusually for a political drama, Netflix's remake of House of Cards has a brilliant and independent political wife its heart, and is all the better for it.
The cosy jumpers, the vast brooding sky: what’s not to like about Scandinavian television?
Some commentators are saying that either Girls speaks for all women, representing some kind of unified theory of feminism, or it is nothing. Neither is the case: it is a television programme.
It's not just the “Nordic noir” phenomenon, though - TV shows like CSI and NCIS seem to find it hard to get through a 60-minute episode without making reference to at least one mutilated female corpse.
Once your audience are also your investors, can you ever do anything innovative or surprising?
Being a chorister is hard work, and their commitment to their music tends to give them a startlingly mature outlook on certain aspects of life.
Having already appeared as both Swedish and American film versions, this vampire story is coming to the stage.
“I love and only love the fairer sex and thus, beloved by them in turn, my heart revolts from any other love than theirs.”
"I didn’t want to tell a political story where all the politicians were shits, just devious bastards who were self-sufficient and only wanted power for the sake of power. I couldn’t write even ten episodes of that, because it would just be ... evil."
The celebrated English composer has died at the age of 69. While he was better-known for pieces like <em>Song for Athene</em> and <em>The Lamb</em>, listening to his 2003 work <em>The Veil of the Temple</em> is the best way to appreciate his genius.
Those who made dangerous choices when the only choice seemed to be "marry or die".
Raymond Blanc's comment that the hugely popular baking show contains "not much skills, female tears" is symptomatic of widespread prejudice about women's roles at home and at work.
Caroline Crampton speaks to Margaret Hodge about the Google, the BNP and the "loony left".
Caroline Crampton talks to the polar explorer and climate scientist Felicity Aston, who in 2012 became the first woman to ski alone across Antarctica.
Caroline Crampton was stuck on a train to Edinburgh, forced to deal with the worst.
A “1 bedroom studio” in Highgate Village turns out to be little more than a garage with a shower in it.
Naoki Higashida has written a sparkling collection of Q&As, reflections and stories which describes like with autism from a first-hand perspective.
Caroline Crampton interviews Eric Joyce MP.
Watching Swan Lake through 3D glasses might feel strange at first, but the Mariinsky Theatre's live 3D broadcast from St Petersburg provides an affordable way to go to the ballet in Russia.
Many in the upper house feel strongly that gay marriage legislation should not be allowed to pass. Here are a few of their reasons.
"The estuary doesn’t yield all its secrets on first glance. An hour or so out from the Isle of Sheppey, we arrive at seven bizarre constructions that look as if they belong in War of the Worlds..."
We just can't leave that infamous tweet alone.
The PM contradicts himself - is he a Thatcherite or not?