The Thames Path combines history with nature as it forges towards the capital from Hampton Court Palace
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Wednesday 12 January 2011
Thursday 23 December 2010
I was on the telly. BBC4, last Thursday, 9pm. Didn't watch it, of course, and it wasn't really me anyway. But I read the book. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Actually I'm in the book. Didn't you know? I'm him. Dirk. Douglas told me. Told everyone else, too, whether they asked or not. Lots of people have been put in books but not quite so blatantly. Who was it who said an author is someone who sells out his friends? But at least they usually deny it absolutely.
Friday 10 December 2010
There have been 10 Alan Ayckbourn plays on the South Bank, but none finer than this mordantly hilarious Christmas farce, a 30-year-old classic of drunken disasters and misrouted passions round the tree.
Thursday 09 December 2010
Wednesday 01 December 2010
Alan Partridge's online-only comeback is to take on acclaimed BBC TV shows for a highbrow comedy award.
Tuesday 09 November 2010
You couldn’t make it up: the water supply fails at the South Bank on the day they’re performing Singin’ in the Rain. I guess you call that a dry-run.
Tuesday 26 October 2010
It was slightly alarming to see Christmas trees in the shop windows last week, but I didn't feel so bad after rolling up to La Soirée on the South Bank. This is the cabaret show formerly known as "La Clique", and it's housed in a glorious art deco Spiegeltent by the National Theatre.
Monday 13 September 2010
Photographs of one of the world’s biggest ecological disasters will go on show for passers-by at London’s South Bank from tomorrow.
Wednesday 11 August 2010
The tenth anniversary of one of London's most recognisable landmarks is being celebrated with a collection of stamps on sale today.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
This year, visiting American comedians have included Jim Gaffigan, who had a short but excellent stint at The Shaw Theatre, while the equally superb Marc Maron will play the Soho Theatre later this month. With the good must, inevitably, come the not-so-good – represented here by Rob Schneider, stand-up and star of knockabout movies such as Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Grown Ups and The Hot Chick and a former Saturday Night Live regular.
Saturday 19 June 2010
- 1 Gurdwaras-turned-food banks: Sikh temples are catering for rise in Britain’s hungry
- 2 Exercise most effective lifestyle choice for preventing dementia, researchers say
- 3 Teenage girl convicted of robbery after taking pre-crime selfie wielding knife
- 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