Adam Jacques

Adam Jacques is a features and technology writer for The Independent and The Independent on Sunday.

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Dave Gorman interview: The comedian on parenthood, Ant & Dec, and the sop of Twitter

Gorman is a comedian and author. The third season of his PowerPoint-driven stand-up show 'Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish' begins in September

Sir Ranulph Fiennes & Kenton Cool: 'Rock-climbing is always hard when you lack fingers, but Ran is technically incompetent, too'

The explorer and the Alpine climber met when they tackled the north face of the Eiger together

Lincoln Townley & David Sullivan: 'We share an admiration for beautiful women and an understanding of the sexy world of clubs'

The acclaimed artist met the joint-chairman of West Ham United FC seven years ago at Stringfellows

Jon Holmes interview: The controversial broadcaster on being inappropriate ... and getting away with it

Holmes is a Bafta-and Sony Award-winning broadcaster and writer, the creator of Radio 4 programme 'Dead Ringers', and the host of the XFM Breakfast Show

Jake Chapman & Cedric Christie: 'We were asked to customise a pair of Adidas trainers. We changed them into Nikes'

The two artists met at a five-a-side artists' football game in 1999

Matt Forde interview: The political comedian on the lunacy of Labour, being marooned with Nigel Farage, and why he loves Jeremy Kyle

A former political adviser to the Labour Party, Forde is an award-winning radio presenter, political comic and host of the live show 'The Political Party'

Penny Woolcock interview: The documentary-maker on underground celebrities, visiting sewage plants, and equality in North Vietnam

Woolcock is a British film-maker, opera director and screenwriter best known for documentaries including 'Going to the Dogs' and 'One Mile Away'

Joe Fournier & Mo Farah: 'While I'm hungover, he sends a picture of himself doing hill sprints'

The businessman and the athlete grew up together in Teddington

Dan Richards & Robert Macfarlane: 'He went to climb a mountain. Then I heard nothing…'

The two travel writers met in 2009 and are co-authors of 'Holloway'

Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

Hughes has presented TV series including ITV's 'Britain's Secret Treasures' and BBC2's 'Divine Women', and is the author of bestselling books

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