07 May 2001
Anyone who has heard the new Saturday morning show with Ian Wright and Mark Bright on Radio 5, Wright and Bright, knows...
16 April 2001
Back in the Fifties when I used to waltz clumsily around the floor of the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, wishing that...
02 April 2001
"Edwina Currie has a brass neck, a silver tongue and a golden pen." Julian Critchley's carefully honed compliment to...
19 March 2001
Radio 4 producers still chatter nostalgically about the times when you could have a bright idea for a programme, pop...
Society
02 October 2000
I have had some excellent rows in my life, and have come up with one or two devastating last lines, but I've not yet...
Society
25 September 2000
Although the members of our little group are rather good on the populist political implications of the fuel crisis and...
Society
18 September 2000
It was a typical enough Sunday morning: six of us sitting around in Geoff's backyard, reading our way through a mound...
Society
11 September 2000
Sarah has let us all down. Only a week after we had agreed that she would be a valuable member of our fortnightly...
Society
04 September 2000
For some time now, Stewart Hickman has been gripped by the absurd belief that he bears an uncanny resemblance to Harold...
Society
28 August 2000
After roughly 3,000 hours of intense tuition in such diverse pedagogic settings as a secondary school in Liverpool,...
Society
21 August 2000
I don't know how many of you were in therapy ten years ago, but those who were might remember a projective technique...
Society
14 August 2000
I'm due to be interviewed for a new post next Thursday. It might affect the outcome if I go into too much detail about...
Society
07 August 2000
The receptionist at my Amsterdam hotel had clearly graduated in catering studies with at least an Upper Second. In less...
Society
31 July 2000
It was the great Cynthia Payne who once memorably observed that it was impossible to get any sense out of men until...
Society
24 July 2000
Everything was going swimmingly at the New Statesman party until I decided to wander away from the group of seasoned...

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