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When John Peel interviewed Rhodri Marsden

Generations of teenagers were introduced to alternative sounds by the late radio DJ – among them, the musician and Independent columnist Rhodri Marsden. But how, aged 17, did he find himself facing the bearded one across a BBC studio in East Anglia?

Denise Van Outen: 'I was never really a ladette'

Van Outen is an actress, singer, dancer and TV presenter, best-known for presenting ‘The Big Breakfast’ in the late 1990s and for starring in ‘Chicago’ in the West End and on Broadway