Voices

It's enjoyable, and its intentions are beautiful, but if the show wants to depict the reality of life as a gay person in today's world, it is far off the mark

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1. Sarah Storey – Britain’s first gold: British cycling has become this country’s most reliable sport and, sure enough, on day one the host nation’s first gold arrived in the Velodrome. And if the paracycling team had one utterly reliable rider it was Storey. Gold No 1 was never in doubt and neither were numbers two, three and four. A lesson in track and road cycling from arguably Britain’s greatest Paralympian

Sarah Storey: It's a massive surprise there are three Paralympians nominated for Sports Personality of the Year

I was shocked to be nominated for Sports Personality of the Year And it’s a massive surprise that we’ve got two other Paralympians nominated too [swimmer Ellie Simmonds and wheelchair racer David Weir]. Ellie’s career had a similar start  to mine [the 18-year-old Paralympian won two golds at each of the past two Paralympics] but although I had five medals by the time I was 18, I was unheard of. The previous five Paralympic Games I was involved in went under  the radar – this was my sixth. So that difference is an easy way to measure how far we’ve come [with disabled sport].

Suzman (left) says of Cattrall: 'She was scathing about Sex and the City 2 to me, but she knows perfectly well that those [films], while ghastly, are her bread and butter, and everything else she does is jam; she and I only do jam together.'

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How Did You Get This Number?, By Sloane Crosley

There's a complex equation that can be used to describe essayist Sloane Crosley's work. Read a few reviews of her first book, I Was Told There'd Be Cake, and the numbers start to add up. Take David Sedaris, divide by Dorothy Parker, times by Mary Tyler Moore and add Kingsley Amis.

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