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The last time I spoke to Miles Kington was three days before he died. It was 6pm, the Comment pages were due off in an hour, and he still hadn’t filed. For Miles, this was unheard of. His stuff was usually in by early afternoon. Day in, day out, for more than 20 years, he was 100 per cent reliable, and 100 per cent brilliant. An editor’s dream, in other words.
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The other day I was sitting with a group of friends watching a film they wanted us to watch, called Little Miss Sunshine, and I am glad they did, and we did, because it was very good and very funny, but the really funny thing was that right at the very end while we were still idly watching the credits the name of the producer was flashed up and it was Ron Yerxa, and I said, "My God! Ron Yerxa! I know that name! In fact, I have met him! Now, where did I meet him... I know! He was the young man who came across from Hollywood..."
22 January 2008 12:00 AM
The nearest we get to chatting about culture in the pub, usually, is discussing last night's telly. So it came as a bit of a shock when someone said they had been to the theatre the other day. It was the lady with the green/brown hairdo. (She has recently reverted to whisky mac as her favourite winter tipple, and tinted her hair accordingly. Or at least given her coiffeuse some imprecise instructions to tint her hair accordingly.) She had been to Bristol for an evening out.
21 January 2008 12:00 AM
It has suddenly occurred to me that I have never brought you the answers to our great Christmas Quiz!
18 January 2008 12:00 AM
"It's the boutique medicine of the future," says Professor Peter C Albertsen. "We can know what diseases we will have to face in the rest of our lives."
17 January 2008 12:00 AM
I am quite often stopped in the street by little old ladies who ask me to help them to the other side and then, as we are slowly trying to defeat the traffic, fill in time by begging me to give them the lowdown on this whole Peter Hain business.
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