OVERHEARD : ARTS
Sunday 19 February 1995
Jimmy White, snooker
player, on Ron Wood, of
the Rolling Stones, Loaded
If you look at The Young Ones it was a nuclear family. Mike was the dad, Neil was the mum, Vyv was the little boy and Rick was the little girl, complete with pigtails. We didn't realise it at the time.
Rik Mayall, actor, deconstructs the 1980s comedy hit, Observer
We concocted the best drink I ever tasted - a chocolate martini, made with vodka, Hershey's syrup and Kahlua. How we survived I'll never know.
Elizabeth Taylor, actress, on how she and Rock Hudson coped with the Texan heat while filming Giant, Guardian
When technology is used to secure the fundamentally modern principles of universal human rights - for shelter, food, health care, education and freedom - . . . the spirit of modernity finds its very expression.
Sir Richard Rogers, architect, gives The Reith Lectures, Radio 4
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 2 Drugs Live cannabis trial: Hash is less harmful than any other drug, expert claims
- 3 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
- 4 African jawbone discovery pushes birth of humanity back by 400,000 years
- 5 The 'sex selfie stick' lets you FaceTime the inside of a vagina
The Great Comic Relief Bake Off, TV review: Alexa Chung impresses, but Chris Moyles makes Paul Hollywood gag
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
Seth Rogan's pot fumes delay hacked Sony boss’s office move
India's Daughter: BBC Four documentary provokes outrage on Twitter
India's Daughter, TV review: Delhi bus rape documentary is about women's rights around the world - not just in India
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin