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Thursday 30 January 2014
Whether you’re trekking to Machu Picchu or taking in the sun - and football – in Rio, take your pick from these inspirational and useful reads, chosen by Stanfords, the travel information specialists
Wednesday 29 January 2014
A documentary on Birmingham? Thanks but no thanks, I thought to myself while pondering the new series of Reimagining the City. Seriously, Birmingham? It's hardly Florence or Cairo or Cape Town. No one nudges their partner on a soggy January morning and says wistfully, "Darling, wouldn't it be just lovely if we could leave all this behind and disappear to Birmingham?"
John Fortune: Comedian and author best known for collaborations and sketches that poked fun at the powerful and self-important
Wednesday 01 January 2014
John Fortune was the comedian and satirist best known for his work on the long-running television comedy series Bremner, Bird and Fortune, together with fellow comics Rory Bremner and John Bird, that ran for 16 series from 1999 to 2010.
Monday 30 December 2013
Lovely Michael Palin is happily married to his wife (not his 32nd wife but his first) - are you listening, Mr Cleese?
Monday 25 November 2013
The group have announced four more shows following their sell-out gig
Friday 22 November 2013
Well-known guest editors taking over BBC's Today show is a Christmas tradition – an escape from the 24-hour news cycle. But the scheme may have had its time, says Ian Burrell
Thursday 21 November 2013
Ageing comics promise new material for O2 show - and did not rule out the possibility of future performances
Wednesday 20 November 2013
After months of concern over interference in the media by the intelligence services, the BBC has invited the former head of the security service MI5 to be guest editor of the Today programme.
Tuesday 19 November 2013
The hit 1970s group are expected to formally announce the reunion on Thursday
Saturday 16 November 2013
Lines with a view
Friday 27 September 2013
Thursday 12 September 2013
What would you do if you stumbled upon an abandoned printing press amid the hell of the First World War? The answer, according to Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's entertaining The Wipers Times, is bring out a satirical newspaper taking swipes at everyone from the top brass to the "Boche".
Tuesday 10 September 2013
Ed Balls is like Monty Python's Black Knight character for refusing to admit he was wrong about the economy, George Osborne said today.
Michael Palin rubbishes claim of '7th Python' Mark Forstater in court battle over royalties to Spamalot musical
Friday 07 December 2012
From the seventh Python to a missed Nobel prize, Jonathan Brown looks at those who fame forgot
Tuesday 04 December 2012
The producer behind Monty Python And The Holy Grail yesterday told the High Court that the cult film would have been "much less funny" without his input as he sued for an equal share of its profits.
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
Abdullah Deghayes: My son was the martyr of a just cause, says father of British teenager killed in Syria conflict
Ukraine crisis: Helicopter gunships take country closer to all-out war
- 1 Easter egg hunt horror as mother finds dead body under deck of house
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 Unbeliebable: The White House offer 'no comment' to anti-Justin Bieber petition
- 4 Loch Ness Monster found on Apple Maps?
- 5 Shropshire criminals ‘using unmanned drones and infrared cameras to find illegal cannabis farms’ – and then steal from the growers