Archive for: December 2014

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100 Days as a Biscuit: week 13

It’s the final week of Pippa Evans’ biscuit challenge.
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TV dramas of the year: Part 2

Hannah Dunleavy continues her countdown of 2014’s best telly.
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‘You try to turn a negative into a positive’

Ten years after her son was almost killed with a broken bottle, Marjorie Golding, founder of the PoP Campaign, tells Hannah Dunleavy about he...
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Live blog: Masterchef, The Professionals final

BBC2's hunt for a young chef who wants to make it to the top of the culinary world was over on Tuesday as Masterchef: The Professionals reached its cl...
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Letter to my hometown: Birmingham, I love you.

Standard Issue writers are penning a letter to their hometown. Comedian Karen Bayley’s note is to the much-maligned Birmingham.
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Shit in the Garden: Sorry

Sarah Millican loves her garden, even if, at the minute, it does all look a bit stick-y.
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Happy anniversary to the awesome women of The Simpsons

The Simpsons has been giving us tough, real (if bright yellow) women for two and a half decades. Long may it continue, says Sooz Kempner.
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The Fugly Duckling

In theatres across the country, tales as old as time are played out on stage as the season reaches peak panto. Sarah Kendall gives old classi...
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The Flats Pack

Is the widespread construction of new flats in London solving a problem, asks Juliet Meyers, or creating one?
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A Slattern’s Diary #3

It’s moving day for self confessed slattern Margaret Cabourn-Smith and she’s swinging between bouts of shame and sentimentality as she tr...