Caroline Crampton is assistant editor of the New Statesman. She writes a weekly podcast column.
Thompson is best known for playing complicated intellectual women, often in period dramas. But at the outset, sketch comedy was where she saw herself.
The thorny issue of “English votes for English laws”.
We’ll be here all night!
Accusations of a stitch-up are flying after the baking show’s most controversial episode to date.
Austin Mitchell, who is stepping down as Labour MP for Great Grimsby at the next election, fails to defend his assertion that having more women in Parliament is a “worrying matter”.
This US cable drama about William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the American sex researchers who pioneered physiological study of human sexuality, just keeps getting better and better.
Performances by James Ehnes and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales had the Royal Albert Hall audience listening intently.
The star of To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep has had a stroke aged 89. But did she always get the roles she deserved?
Clare Teal brought an imagined “jazz off” between the Duke Ellington and Count Basie bands to the Royal Albert Hall.
He says he intends to serve out his second term as London Mayor, and does not have a specific constituency in his sights yet.
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