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The gay issue

by Tim Holford-Smith in Arts

There has been quite a debate over the wholly gay casting of Russell Davies’ latest offering It’s A Sin. On the Radio 4 show Start The Week presented by Andrew Marr [...]

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Restaurant Reviews

  • A la Colthard/the Chinese Takeaway

    January 9, 2021 // 0 Comments

    Yesterday I threw a wobbly about preparing and cooking yet another meal. It stemmed from the sheer monotonous routine of it all and my frustration at not visiting – let [...]

Arts

  • The gay issue

    January 20, 2021 // 0 Comments

    There has been quite a debate over the wholly gay casting of Russell Davies’ latest offering It’s A Sin. On the Radio 4 show Start The Week presented by Andrew Marr [...]

Sport

  • The Sporting Weekend

    January 18, 2021 // 0 Comments

    The amount of sport operating in a different time band required a sleep adjustment. I went to bed early on Saturday and was awake at 1.00am for the NFL play-off game between [...]

Britain

  • Manchester City 1 Brighton 0

    January 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

    When teams like Brighton go to the Etihad it’s a question of damage limitation. Burnley conceded 5 up there, Fulham 2, so limiting one of the best teams in Europe to just [...]

World Affairs

  • The Infiltrators /Norman Ohler

    January 19, 2021 // 0 Comments

    I have always been interested in the degree of complicity of the German people – das Volk – in Nazism and its crimes and conversely the resistance domestically [...]

Men

  • John le Carre

    December 15, 2020 // 0 Comments

    Although espionage is one of my favourite genres, I cannot list John le Carre’s novels amongst my favourites as the smoke and mirrors often left me confused. I preferred [...]

Film

  • The gay issue

    January 20, 2021 // 0 Comments

    There has been quite a debate over the wholly gay casting of Russell Davies’ latest offering It’s A Sin. On the Radio 4 show Start The Week presented by Andrew Marr [...]

Women

  • Keeping a perspective

    November 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

    As most Rusters will be only too well aware, we oldies often have to make difficult decisions in order to negotiate a careful balancing act between – on the one hand – [...]

Restaurant reviews

  • A la Colthard/the Chinese Takeaway

    January 9, 2021 // 0 Comments

    Yesterday I threw a wobbly about preparing and cooking yet another meal. It stemmed from the sheer monotonous routine of it all and my frustration at not visiting – let [...]