Saliha with judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace © MasterChef – Endemol Shine / BBC

  • What's Cooking? 19 May 17

    As emotional as MasterChef finals go, this one even brought a tear to John Torode’s eye. He was seen discreetly wiping his sleeve across his face after he and co-judge Gregg Wallace presented... Read More

  • Online… and Immortal 5 May 17

    ‘See your memories...’ Every day, Facebook invites us to look back: at the parties, at the weddings, at the banal status updates. The ‘On this Day’ feature, introduced in 2015, seems harmless... Read More

  • Take a Walk on the Wild Side 5 May 17

    Someone once suggested to me that my role as a writer was to point out things that other people were in too much of a hurry to notice. I’m not sure I’d attribute to myself something so... Read More

  • Gemma's Finest Hour 21 Apr 17

    Since making her cinematic breakthrough a decade ago as the head girl at notoriously anarchic all-girls school St. Trinian’s, Gemma Arterton has embodied a number of iconic British female roles... Read More

  • All Things Wild and Wonderful 7 Apr 17

    A fuel policy that has demoted renewable energy, and promotes the destructive and divisive process of fracking. A High Speed rail project which, between London and the West Midlands alone, is going to... Read More

  • Viola's Triple Crown 10 Mar 17

    Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons – the list of actors who have won the prestigious Triple Crown of Acting is a veritable Who’s Who of the industry’s greatest talents. The... Read More

  • Classroom Conundrum 24 Feb 17

    As anyone who has ever booked a summer holiday knows, prices soar the minute schools break up. The same is true for Christmas, Easter, and half term. Nor is it a question of just a couple of pounds... Read More

  • The Maverick Medic 10 Feb 17

    It’s 1955, and a seven year old boy from a council estate in Scunthorpe is sitting in front of his brand new television, mesmerised by a programme about surgery called Your Life In Their Hands... Read More

  • Word To The Weisz 27 Jan 17

    Historical, fact-based drama is the kind of genre that demands a steady hand – one where production, direction and acting must aim for a sweet spot in order to convey those facts as authentically as... Read More

  • Seeing In The Silver Age 27 Jan 17

    Britain is getting older. Thanks to falling birth rates, smaller families, improved healthcare and better living standards, we’re going grey. It’s not as significant here as in, say, Japan, but... Read More

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