14 September 2011
What do Ronnie Scott, Sid James, Marc Bolan, Alma Cogan, Elkie Brooks, Anthony Newley, Mick Jones, Manfred Mann and...
12 May 2011
The Petrified Music of ArchitectureSir John Soane's Museum, London WC2This must be how it feels to be a god. The 28...
17 March 2011
Sexual NatureNatural History Museum, London SW7There's a good chance that in the past month or so you'll have been...
20 January 2011
Picture the scene. A ferocious gun battle is taking place in London. About 200 policemen and the Scots Guards are...
09 December 2010
"Is it a sin, a crime, a vice or a disease?" asked the temperance advocate Dr Norman Kerr of the supposed...
01 October 2010
Under AttackLondon Transport MuseumThe 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Blitz was covered heavily by the media...
28 September 2010
Baghdad, 5 March 2007Imperial War Museum, London SE1In the middle of the Imperial War Museum in London, surrounded on...
15 July 2010
Touchline TalesRadio 4Unexpected admissions on Radio 4, with Des Lynam musing bashfully: "Do you know who does it...
09 July 2010
Generally speaking, museums put on exhibitions so that people can learn about things they don't already know....
17 May 2010
Women urinating on the street in the small hours: the mark of a Britain in crisis, or the ultimate bonding experience?