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At the age of 43, a few weeks after he secured British citizenship, former KGB and FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko was murdered: the world’s first victim of polonium 210 poisoning. The Litvinenko killing revealed that London has quietly become not only the single greatest centre of Russian capital outside Moscow, ...read more →
His origins were humble; a working-class boy from a small military town in northern Sweden, not far from the Arctic Circle. Today, he is one of the most influential figures in the world of literature, because Peter Englund is Permanent Secretary to the Swedish Academy, the body that awards the ...read more →
F Scott Fitzgerald was a plagiarist – fact. But to what extent did he “borrow” the plot of arguably his greatest work, The Great Gatsby? Tonight, he goes on trial. F Scott Fitzgerald’s magnum opus is today considered the quintessential Great American Novel. But could he have plagiarized much of ...read more →
He’s been charged by elephants, black-listed by the Malaysian government, caught-up in tribal warfare in New Guinea and been bitten, stung and infected by creatures still unknown to science. Tonight, Rhett Butler (yes, that really is his name and no, we’re not afraid to go there) talks to us. Rhett ...read more →
She plays the Female Cenobite in Clive Barker’s classic cult horror movie Hellbound: Hellraiser II – but there’s a whole lot more to Barbie Wilde than a flesh-flaying demon with an extensively-scarified pubis. Tonight’s show is an exploration and celebration of X-certificate horror – even Barbie gets scared sometimes, and ...read more →
Evie Blake is the name, Valentina is her scorching new mega-erotic novel – eat your heart out E.L. James, this is an author who can write! Based on the iconic character created by the Italian artist Guido Crepax, Valentina takes a male-created fantasy figure and gives her a real woman’s ...read more →
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 →