Brian Viner swapped London for the Herefordshire countryside, and his column ‘Country Life’ documents his attempts to chase the rural idyll. Chiefly a sports writer, he pens a weekly sports column and interview for the paper. He is the author of 'Ali, Pele, Lillee and Me: A Personal Odyssey Through the Sporting Seventies'.
05 March 2012 12:00 AM
Victor Chandler has made his money as a bookmaker but it's away from the track that he's really lived his life. He regales Brian Viner with tales of Lester Piggott, George Best and, er, the Queen Mother
20 February 2012 12:00 AM
Thinking Correctly Under Pressure is Sir Clive Woodward's mantra and it is one of many winning ideas he's developed during a multisport career and is now passing on to Britain's Olympic hopefuls
17 February 2012 12:00 AM
The heavyweight tells Brian Viner how a street brawl in Cricklewood led to him fighting for the world title tomorrow
12 February 2012 12:00 AM
Exactly 50 years ago, Decca's Dick Rowe turned down the Fab Four, so heading an unenviable club of talent-spotters who passed up their biggest chance. But is it all an urban myth? A new book suggests so
06 February 2012 12:00 AM
Karren Brady talks to Brian Viner about why West Ham will not give up on the Olympic Stadium, her battle to overcome sexism and how brain surgery made her reassess her life
29 January 2012 12:00 AM
The return of Kermit and Miss Piggy to our cinema screens is just what dull, depressed Britain needs, says this avid fan of Jim Henson's creations
07 January 2012 12:00 AM
The winner of Brian Viner's Christmas Quiz is Andy Parlett of Cheam in Surrey, who will be receiving a year's supply of Spitfire Ale from master brewers Shepherd Neame.
31 December 2011 12:00 AM
Polo, the ski-shop manager at Les Barmes de l'Ours, Val d'Isère's swankiest hotel, is the kind of fellow one finds only in winter-sports resorts and Bond movies: charming, cooler than cool, with an impressive air of worldliness for a man whose horizons are all jagged and snow capped.
24 December 2011 12:00 AM
The Last Word
19 December 2011 12:00 AM
The Brian Viner Interviews: I've listened to Ken Bates, talked to Bernie Ecclestone about the Train Robbery and learnt that Damon Hill used to wet himself. I even made it through four meetings with Ian Botham. It's been 13 years, it's been a blast
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