She will join a panel of 'experts' helping the public sell antiques
A friend emailed to ask where she could get a giant letter "M" that lights up for her husband's 40th birthday present. Certainly, the typography trend isn't going anywhere – and old, illuminated letters are a nice twist on our lexical love affair. But they're not easy to find; here's what's available…
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Cinnamon Bey, Beruwala
A facelift that took two years and cost millions has put this luxury landmark back on the map, says Simone Kane
Starring: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig
What with hostilities having already gone up several notches this week in the AV debate, who better to drop behind enemy lines than television's favourite hard man Ross Kemp?
What to see and where to be seen
To British audiences, he'll always be Lovejoy. But for a decade, Ian McShane has been plundering the best roles in US film and TV. Just what is driving this former hellraiser?
An antiques dealer who planned to sell a stolen copy of a rare first collection of Shakespeare's plays was jailed for eight years yesterday.
An Indian soldier's medal being auctioned in Britain has been withdrawn from sale after his widow claimed the award for gallantry was stolen
Shows about antiques and curios have become so commonplace on BBC television that they are making rare artifacts of the few programmes of genuine originality and ambition that remain in the daytime schedule.
He's spent the best years of his life behind bars, and heads a notorious crime gang said to have plundered £80m of treasures from the grandest houses in the land. But now Jimmy Johnson is fighting back – and claims his clan are the victims of a massive Establishment stitch-up. Rob Sharp hears his side of the story
Cult viewing at last
She built a retail empire on neutral tones – but Chrissie Rucker still uses colour in her own home. Here she reveals where to shop if you want to splash out
To the 1940s baby boomers – those born in the six years from 1944 to 1950 and brought up on a strict diet of the Home Service and the Light Programme on the wireless during the 1950s and the 1960s – certain radio voices will never be surpassed, or even matched. Holmes and Watson will forever be Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley; the Mayor of Toytown will be Felix Felton; Jeeves and Wooster are Richard Briers and Michael Hordern; and Paul Temple, Francis Durbridge's radio sleuth, will always be, incontestably, Peter Coke.