Adam Jacques

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

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Victoria Derbyshire: The BBC radio presenter on snobbery at work, favela guns and the joy of bargain-hunting at 6am

If you only listen to Radio 4, you won't hear the diversity of Britain I've grown up working on Five Live [Derbyshire joined the BBC station in 1998] and I believe you will hear voices from the whole of Britain on our station, from both the presenters [Derbyshire is from Ramsbottom, Lancashire] and listeners. And we don't just look at things from a London-centric prism: an issue affecting people who only work and live in the Westminster area is seen totally differently in Wallsend.

Dara O'Briain's brain teasers: Try the comedian's fiendishly tough maths quiz

As 'School of Hard Sums' returns to TV, presenter Dara O'Briain reveals his love of all things numerical. But dare you take this dastardly mathematical quiz, devised by the show's eggheads?

Steve Backshall: The adventurer on swimming with great whites, holding a gorilla by the hand, and his failed relationships

I yearn for the golden era of exploration I'd have given anything to have been around when we were truly opening up parts of the planet for the first time. For me, reading what [the British explorer] Alfred Russel Wallace wrote about travelling through the Malay archipelago in the 19th century, when he was discovering new species every single day, it felt like he was having the sort of adventures that, if you'd read about them in King Solomon's Mines, you wouldn't have believed them.

Isy Suttie: Dobby from 'Peep Show' talks Russian-roulette Googling, derelict housing and story embellishing

It's so weird how Dobby became a sex symbol [Suttie played the geeky IT worker in Channel 4's long-running sitcom Peep Show until 2012.] I tried not to think too deeply about it, as it would have driven me mad, thinking, "I need to be a certain weight; I can't put on a pound!" I am quite similar to her, though: I used to play a lot of Dungeons & Dragons at school, but she's more hardcore than me.

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