His first major interview since winning Celebrity Big Brother!
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What with Benedict Cumberbatch’s radical new television interpretation of Sherlock Holmes, and the recent big-screen Guy Ritchie / Robert Downey / Jude Law action movies, the Baker Street seven per-center is enjoying a major revival of interest. How appropriate, then, that the master scriptwriter of the entire Holmes canon should ...read more →
Jim Davidson gives his first major interview since winning Celebrity Big Brother! Cockney comic Jim Davidson was written off as a dinosaur by a younger breed of middle class stand-ups. Falsely suspected of all the “isms”, Tory-backing, troops-loving, womanising Jim had been sacked by the BBC and snubbed by TV. ...read more →
It was, as they say, a defining moment when award-winning Canadian author Joseph Boyden recently stalked out of our show. Why had our conversation floored him so devastatingly? Yes, we do pose very direct questions (but what kind of shoot-from-the-shoulder line of inquiry would persuade a grown man to take ...read more →
It’s not often we have a real-life spy as our special guest on LAD – but tonight, stepping out of the shadows and into our spotlight is special guest Major David Thorp – a man who has spent his entire life in signals intelligence (SIGINT)… from the Cold War to ...read more →
When we asked John Simopoulos, Founding Fellow and Dean of Degrees at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, to read Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner last year, we had an overwhelming response from listeners wanting to hear more from him. We’re thrilled to welcome John back to present this special ...read more →
“I wanted to know what went on -what really went on – inside Viacom/CBS… about the collaboration between very big business and very big government.” So says television legend Dan Rather in this special edition of The Debriefer. ”I knew that a lot had gone on behind the scenes [in ...read more →
Once every generation or two, a book comes along that incarnates our collective experience of war. Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front was one such: Heller’s Catch-22 was another, and Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five was one more. To this distinguished list must be added Ben Fountain‘s first novel, Billy Lynn’s Long ...read more →