The Labour adviser turned stand-up Matt Forde came face-to-face with one of his subjects when Jack Straw showed up at his show this week. "I was just kicking my shoes off in my dressing room after the show and the former Foreign Secretary popped his head around the door", he said.
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Friday 27 July 2012
Jonathan Brown watches the Olympic opening ceremony with a group of Congolese refugees and asks what they think makes Britain great
Hugh Laurie & The Copper Bottom Band, Hammersmith Apollo, London
Marilyn Manson, Brixton Academy, London
Sunday 08 July 2012
He's an English actor who's as authentically bluesy as a game of cricket – but Hugh Laurie does a great impression of an American roots original
Sunday 22 April 2012
Criss-cross between England and Scotland on this scenic Northumberland walk, says Mark Rowe
Thursday 12 April 2012
The UK Independence Party has more reason than any other to complain about the British election system: despite winning 900,000 votes at the last general election it has no MPs. In the European Parliament, which is elected by proportional representation, the party has a dozen MEPs.
Friday 24 February 2012
There are voices out there which traditional media neglect through their age, ethnicity, culture, sexuality
Sunday 15 January 2012
'We tried to write a sitcom together – I was hopeless, but we had the jolliest of times'
Saturday 06 August 2011
Actor rowan Atkinson left hospital in a wheelchair yesterday after crashing his high-performance sports car.
Friday 05 August 2011
Actor Rowan Atkinson left hospital in a wheelchair today after crashing his high-performance sports car.
Saturday 23 April 2011
The full list of confirmed guests attending the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was released by Britain's monarchy today.
Thursday 03 February 2011
The Bank of England may be forced to raise interest rates if commodity prices continue to rise, the deputy governor, Charles Bean, has warned.
Saturday 11 December 2010
- 1 Hundreds arrested as Canadian police smash worldwide paedophile ring
- 4 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 5 People will try to reduce Mandela to a lilting reggae tune about ‘love’. They will fail