Charlotte Church

Independent classical podcast: Sophie Bevan

The "one little maid in attendance come" or, to be more precise, the delectable Yum-Yum, arrived hot-foot from rehearsals for the 25th Anniversary revival of Jonathan Miller's staging of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado in the petite blond personage of Sophie Bevan.

Sophie Bevan: Born to sing

Fast-rising soprano Sophie Bevan comes from a family of eight musical children and an extended musical family of 60. Ahead of her landmark solo recital tonight, she talks to Jessica Duchen

Album: Charlotte Church, Back to Scratch (Dooby Records)

With song titles like "Unravelling" and "The Story Of Us", it's tempting to read this as Church's divorce album, although a millionaire since her teens singing about "our couch we spent months trying to buy" counsels against seeking autobiography.

The tale of two twelves

Gavin Henson has always been the centre of attention but in this Six Nations he has shone only on the pitch. Now, in stark contrast to his opposite number in England's ranks, he is preparing for Grand Slam glory. James Corrigan reports