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Back and Beyond with The Vapors – the Ed Bazalgette interview

  Ed Bazalgette was walking purposefully around central London one dark November afternoon when I caught him on the phone, searching for a quiet spot and a suitable cafe to conduct our interview. He clearly knows his way around, having … Continue reading

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Living it up in Limboland – the Bill Bailey interview

Apparently, Bill Bailey’s current tour involves tales of the comic finding himself in a halfway place, railing against a world that doesn’t match up to expectations, while contemplating the true nature of happiness. He’ll no doubt touch on his countless … Continue reading

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One-time Goodie remains a rebel without a clue – the Graeme Garden interview

If Graeme Garden had taken up his exoected vocation and become a doctor, the 72-year-old might well have had his feet up by now. The Aberdeen-born Prestonian pondered this down the telephone line from his home in Oxfordshire, in a … Continue reading

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Exploring the gravitational pull of Public Service Broadcasting – a writewyattuk interview

I’m not alone in my fascination for all things space-related, and was captivated as a child by the later Apollo missions, at least one of which I vaguely recall catching on telly at primary school in the early ’70s. And … Continue reading

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Suits you, Frank – in conversation with Frank Skinner

As West Midlands stand-up comic, actor, writer, DJ and TV presenter Frank Skinner set off on a major 35-date UK tour following a successful theatre run in London, writewyattuk managed an audience with him – and got to tackle everything … Continue reading

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Boycie’s Bonus – the John Challis interview

Cards on the table first. Only Fools and Horses – classic comedy. Up there with the very best of British. I’ll add Dad’s Army in that bracket too. That wondrous combination of superb character acting and top-notch writing. Hats off to … Continue reading

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Scotch and water, claret and blues – The Spin Doctors at Burnley Mechanics

I remember a lad from Detroit that I met on my travels who genuinely seemed to think Monty Python’s Flying Circus was a documentary, believing all Brits wore bowler hats and probably had ludicrous walks to match. In no way am … Continue reading

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Out on the town with Noddy and Mark

I’M proud to say I was in the company of glam rock royalty at the weekend, 50 years after Noddy Holder’s introduction to that business called show. And judging by his musical contributions to a night of good, honest chat with … Continue reading

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