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Judge (left) says: 'I think we have an amazing dynamic few authors and illustrators have, as we were friends first'

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Tony Hall, the BBC director-general, described last year as being 'fantastic' for the corporation

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Jason Brooks & Don McCullin: 'After dinner, Don suffered a stroke. He could survive Vietnam but almost didn't survive Lucy's cooking'

The war photographer and the artist met at a dinner party eight years ago

Jane Peyton interview: Britain's Beer Sommelier of the Year on witchcraft and Jane Austen

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Lammy says: 'I've made the journey from Broadwater Farm to the boardroom - in a way, that’s only possible in this city'

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Sky is a British expert on the Middle East and served as the governorate co-ordinator of Kirkuk in Iraq for the Coalition Provisional Authority from 2003 to 2004, and as political adviser to US General Ray Odierno until 2010

Tony Hawks & Lord Alfred Dubs: 'When I first met him, Alf had drunk a lot of Moldovan wine and was dancing like a man half his age'

The Lord and the comedian met in Moldova at a British embassy reception

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