Adam Jacques

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

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Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock interview: The Sky at Night presenter on Spock, quantum spanners - and her plan to retire to Mars

Aderin-Pocock is a space scientist and runs Science Innovation Ltd, which aims to engage schoolchildren in space science

Alan Rickman & Helen McCrory: 'With us it's mostly about laughter and the odd Martini'

The two actors met in 2008, on the set of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Middle Class Problems: Dinner at 5:20pm? NHS hospitals have got meal times all wrong...

As an inpatient of two NHS hospitals recently, I came to the realisation that there is a systemic crisis affecting hospital meals.

Camilla Schneideman & Lara Pulver: 'I realised the flapjacks I gave her were hard as rock, but she graciously asked for the recipe'

Schneideman is a close university friend of Pulver's husband Raza Jaffrey and the pair struck up a friendship when Pulver organised a surprise birthday party

Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

The Canadian jazz pianist and singer has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and won five Grammys

Anton Corbijn: The photographer and film director on working with Philip Seymour Hoffman and the distortion of trailers

Corbijn photographed David Bowie, Joy Division and Clint Eastwood and worked with bands including U2 and Depeche Mode before turning to film

Michael Pennington & Dame Judi Dench: 'Once he ate a lot of garlic before a love scene; I think I punched him for that'

The actors met while they were performing in King Lear in the 1970s

Baroness Shreela Flather & Anita Anand: 'She'd act like a typical Indian auntie, haranguing me to find the right man and settle down'

The Baroness and the presenter first met more than 20 years ago at the Indian High Commission

Lesley Manville & Peter Duncan: 'Being with him and his family feels like a safe haven. I'm happy soaking it all up - though I'm secretly jealous'

The actors met in 1972 at the Italia Conti stage school. Both are patrons of Neighbourhood Midwives, a community-based midwifery service offering individualised continuity of care

Hugh Dennis: The comedian on drinking in daylight hours, finding humour in deadly situations, and why he could never be a spy

The comedian found fame with 'The Mary Whitehouse Experience' and has since appeared on series including 'Mock the Week' and 'Outnumbered' as well as Radio 4's 'The Now Show'

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Lay off Alesha Dixon: songs sound better in US accents, even our national anthem
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Drizzle it over salad, enjoy it with ciabatta, marinate vegetables, or use it to add depth to a sauce - this versatile staple is a cook's best friend
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