Archive for: March 2016

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A TV pioneer for women and the working classes

Rachel Fairburn celebrates the legacy left by Coronation Street creator Tony Warren, who died yesterday.
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Carrot Cake for Mother’s Day

What do you mean you need an excuse for cake? OK, make Amy Cooke-Hodgson’s lush carrot cake for the important woman in your life and ‘test...
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Women of character

It's World Book Day, so we asked our contributors what costume they'd be donning if we had an office dress-up session. *puts note in diary to have off...
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Why I ❤️ Cagney & Lacey

As we process the news that actress Tyne Daly has just celebrated her 70th birthday, Alison Carr trumpets (although a saxophone would surely be...
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I Make the Best… Cheese and Chilli Bread

After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion that everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. Str...
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A Month in The Countryside

Peace and quiet? In Rutland? You have to be kidding, says (shouts) Helen Walmsley-Johnson.
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Happy Talk

As Happy Valley reaches its fourth episode, Hannah Dunleavy will be checking her sandwich bags extra carefully from now on. Contains SPO...
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Monksey business

The new series of Caitlin and Caroline Moran’s big-hearted and uproarious sitcom Raised by Wolves starts tonight. Sarah Georgeson had ...
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Dog Dates

Join Anneka Harry and Ruby this week as they meet comedy musician and actor Vikki Stone and her two delightful dogs Bert and Lily. Vikki even p...
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The Midweek Quiz

Series four of House of Cards appears on Netflix on Friday. How much do you know about TV politicians?