Alison Carr

Alison Carr

Alison is a playwright and would-be tap dancer. She lives in Newcastle upon Tyne.


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Why I ❤️ Imelda Staunton

When we asked, “Hey, who loves Imelda Staunton?” Alison Carr was waving the hardest and jumping the highest – so she gets to tell everyone why.
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Review: Our Friend Victoria

A year after her death, the BBC celebrates Victoria Wood with a six-part series. Alison Carr took a look at part one.
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Talking loudly about Hush

Playwright – and ace Standard Issue contributor – Alison Carr’s new work Hush premiered this week. She wanted to tell us about it, and we were all ears.
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Why I ❤️ Tenko

When Tenko first aired on the BBC in the early 80s, Alison Carr wasn’t even born yet. Hasn’t stopped her watching it shitloads since, though.
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The Midweek Quiz

We still can’t quite believe that the world won’t be treated to another Victoria Wood masterpiece. What a library of brilliance she’s left us though. How much of it have you seen?
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You got a friend (of a particular type) in me

Alison Carr has been using the mid-season break in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend to ponder the many different kinds of friendships we build for ourselves.
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Binging: Psychoville

A series which can make you piss yourself laughing while being shit-scared: Alison Carr reckons Psychoville is a proper telly triumph.
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Why I ❤️ Nighty Night

It’s pitch black dark, but Alison Carr recommends Julia Davis’s masterpiece as a cast-iron laugh factory.
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The Sunday Quiz

As the final BBC final of The Great British Bake Off preheats its ovens, Alison Carr thought we might like to test our back catalogue of soggy bottom knowledge. Warning: this is as tough as an overdone rock cake.
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The Great British Bake Off Live Blog: Patisserie Week

There are just 120 minutes of The Great British Bake Off left on the BBC *sniff* but let's not dwell on that. It's Patisserie Week and GBBO superfan, Alison Carr was first with her hand up to live blog every last moment of in-tent drama. Join her from 8pm.