THE HISTORY BOYS

After a year I finally bought myself a £10 matinee ticket and went to see this Alan Bennet play at the National. Strange, I’d always rather figured Alan Bennet as a sort of grannyish writer (quite unfairly) who wrote about teapot warmers and antimacassars in […]

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Rimbaud's Right

Another year, another Proms season gone. Again I’m chuffed that the British Broadcasting Corporation exists. No other broadcaster on the Planet would have the will or the capabilities to pull off such stupendous live-broadcast. 74 concerts over 58 consecutive nights. Every day the logistical waltz […]

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Rimbaud’s Right

Another year, another Proms season gone. Again I’m chuffed that the British Broadcasting Corporation exists. No other broadcaster on the Planet would have the will or the capabilities to pull off such stupendous live-broadcast. 74 concerts over 58 consecutive nights. Every day the logistical waltz […]

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PRUDISH PENGUINS

It seeped into my consciousness that “The March of the Penguins” was a must-see movie this year. Someone had mentioned it was a good example of the documentary films that were trouncing Hollywood block-busters at the summer box-office. So since I had an hour to […]

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Tristan and the gaza strip at the proms

The Proms are in full swing. We’re half-way through and I’ve been doing the BBC2 ones scattered through August this year. Last night it was Daniel Barenboim and the East-West Divan Orchestra, his pet project of young Arab and Israeli musicians who swallow their political […]

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