Anna Hansen interview: The chef on oven disasters, music to make pastry by - and the horrors of boiling a pig's head

Hansen is a New Zealand-born chef who worked with the Michelin-starred Fergus Henderson and fusion expert Peter Gordon before opening her own fusion restaurant, The Modern Pantry

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

David O'Doherty & Chris Judge: 'There's a special bond when you've gone out with the same person: like you've fought in the same war'

The comedian and the illustrator/author met in 2001 in a nightclub in Dublin, and have collaborated on O'Doherty's 'Danger is Everywhere' series

Joan Armatrading interview: The singer-songwriter on performing with her eyes closed, studying for a degree, and flying a helicopter

Armatrading­, 64, is an award-winning singersongwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose hits include 'Love and Affection' and 'Drop the Pilot'

Sinatra at his home in Palm Springs in the 1980s. Amanda Erlinger is in the centre of the picture. All these photographs are taken from the book she has co-compiled

Unseen Frank Sinatra: A unique look into the singer's photo album - as compiled by his granddaughter

He was an icon of the 20th century, idolised by millions. But to Amanda Erlinger, Frank Sinatra was the kindly grandfather who liked to spend downtime with her. She tells Jessica Barrett how, to mark the centenary of his birth, she mined the family archive to create a unique record of his life

Robert Carlyle interview: The actor on monstrous matriarchs, and going to the dogs

Carlyle, 54, is a Bafta-winning Scottish actor whose films include 'Trainspotting', 'The Full Monty' and '28 Weeks Later'

Ralph Steadman & Ceri Levy: 'He has a childlike quality. He's always got a cowboy hat on'

The documentary maker and the cartoonist met in 2011 when they collaborated on Ghosts of Gone Birds

Georg Baselitz interview: The German painter on the art world's jokers, being a pessimist, and 'dirty work-trouser' days

Baselitz's first exhibition of paintings was seized by the public prosecutor on grounds of indecency. This notoriety was later reinforced with his trademark upsidedown paintings

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

Tony Hall, profile: The BBC's last, best hope who can be 'quite ruthless in getting his way'

Director-General is in the fight of his life with the Government over the future of public broadcasting

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

Peyton is a 'booze historian' and author, whose books include 'Beer o' Clock' and 'School of Booze'

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

David Lammy interview: Could the MP's rootedness prove decisive in his bid to become Mayor of London?

David Lammy was touched by the 7/7 attacks in a way that only deepened his connection to the city he grew up in

Candace Bushnell interview: The Sex and the City creator on dating for over-forties, and why we may not have seen the last of Carrie

Bushnell's column for The New York Observer was adapted into a bestselling anthology that went on to form the basis of the TV series and two hit movies

Jessie Cave: 'I’m very adolescent about dating'

Jessie Cave interview: Harry Potter's Lavender Brown has published a collection of feminist cartoons

Jessie Cave went from tennis champion to 'Harry Potter' star. As she publishes a feminist collection of cartoons, and prepares for her Edinburgh show, she tells Alice Jones how a one-night stand changed her life

Emma Sky interview: The former adviser to the US military in Iraq on being a human shield and why only the Sunnis can defeat Isis

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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