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Selina Scott: I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees

Selina Scott on Princess Diana, walking her dogs – and why too many TV executives are still living in the Dark Ages

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Bernard Gallacher: Back where he belongs

Bernard Gallacher enjoying life after his heart scare

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How the Paignton Peach became the face of Wimbledon

Kate Battersby says it is about time Sue Barker is given the credit she deserves

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You don’t worry about things that might have tortured you when you were younger

By Jane Hooper She’s glorious; a British institution. Victoria Wood is one of the most talented comedians of her generation and the woman who brought us remarkable lines like: “Beat me on the bottom with a Woman’s Weekly.” Now, today, May 19, she turns 60. It seems barely possible. Wood has such a warm and youthful […]

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Why I have to make every second count

Football legend Sir Bobby Charlton speaks to Get up and go’s Alison Kervin about football, charity work and pitch invasions at the age of 75.   It was early evening and Sir Bobby Charlton was feeling a little ashamed. He folded himself into a large leather armchair and sighed. “Oh dear,” he said, reaching across […]

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David Bowie: The golden years of rock and roll

Whatever happened to live fast and die young?    Rock and roll was once a rebellion against adulthood, an ode to youth. In the 1965 song, My Generation, The Who’s Roger Daltrey famously sang: “I hope I die before I get old.” But, like many other rock stars of his day, Roger inevitably did get […]

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Interview: Herbie Kretzmer, Les Miserables scriptwriter

  “It all happened because I made small talk with Charles Aznavour”, Herbie Kretzmer tells Alison Kervin.   Anne Hathaway lifted her award for best supporting actress high into the air and thanked her fans for their continuing support, then swept off the stage clutching her Bafta to her chest. She smiled for the cameras, […]

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“I’ve always been naughty – making people laugh is a very powerful ?thing to do”

Miriam Margolyes talks to Maureen Paton about her hunger for success, swimming to stay fit, and her hopes of growing old disgracefully After two outrageous recent appearances on the Graham Norton Show, she has become a YouTube hit at the age of 71. In an astonishingly productive 50-year career, she has worked with everyone from […]

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This life, Geraldine James

Geraldine James tells Daphne Lockyer she is busier than ever and she’s more than happy to play older than her 62 years in her latest role Geraldine James was spending her milestone 60th birthday on a plane bound for New York. It was not how she’d have chosen to celebrate, but the transatlantic journey proved […]

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I couldn’t live without…my faithful filofax

So is your Filofax an 80s fashion statement? I certainly like it as an object, even though it’s really battered. Some of the London phone numbers in it don’t have a prefix so it actually dates from the 70s. I was back in Britain having been brought up in South Africa and working at the […]

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