Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc are shortlisted for Best Female TV Comic
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Wednesday 27 November 2013
Who should be crowned the King or Queen of British comedy?
Sunday 24 November 2013
Who could resist an invitation to interview a massive icon? A really great novelist, say, or a former US president? Hence the impressive cast of interviewers Dan Crowe has managed to line up to contribute to this collection: Joyce Carol Oates, David Mitchell, Ian Rankin and more. There’s a catch, however – the subjects of the interviews are all long dead (some, like Monsieur de Saint-George, have been dead for more than two centuries) – so each interviewer must supply both sides of the conversation.
Thursday 14 November 2013
British presenter lands his own weekly comedy series on HBO
Tuesday 05 November 2013
Russell Brand has attacked his fellow comedian's privileged Oxbridge roots
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Cult show that made the careers of Robert Webb and David Mitchell to 'wind down' after ninth series
Saturday 20 April 2013
Here's an unusual situation; an author who's certainly not dead, not unknown or out of print in his native USA, greatly admired, yet ignored and unrepresented on these shores. While UK publishers reprint the most minor Nordic crime novels, we're denied an astonishing American voice.
Foreigners are cool: Iceland's lesson for Britain as isolated island is voted the friendliest place on earth
Friday 05 April 2013
The country that topped a hospitality poll could teach the UK (placed 55th) a thing or two, Jenna Gottlieb discovers
Saturday 09 March 2013
It's a bouquet of 3D film, opera, and electronic music
Monday 25 February 2013
The Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell and his wife have co-translated an acclaimed book, written by a Japanese child, about his experience of growing up with autism.
Tuesday 19 February 2013
Hugh Grant said last night it was "fun" to bring out a darker side for his multiple roles in the screen adaptation of Cloud Atlas, rather than the bumbling English gent he normally plays.
Thursday 17 January 2013
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
- 1 Gurdwaras-turned-food banks: Sikh temples are catering for rise in Britain’s hungry
- 2 Council bans use of word ‘Commie’ – but ‘fascist’ and ‘Nazi’ are fine
- 3 The poorest pay the price for austerity: Workers face biggest fall in living standards since Victorian era
- 4 Newly vegan Beyoncé wears fox fur to dine in meat free restaurant
- 5 'I'm experiencing austerity as well', says Princess Michael of Kent