Alison Carr

Alison Carr

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


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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.
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Rated or Dated: A League of Their Own

Alison Carr only allows herself to watch Penny Marshall’s 1992 baseball film now and again, so we thought we’d seize the opportunity and ask for another viewing through more scrutinous – if still teary – eyes.
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Replay: The Great British Bake Off Live Blog #6: Botanical Week

Week six of Bake Off and the bakers were taking on a challenge never before seen in the tent of piping dreams. Alison Carr was beside herself to see how Botanical Week unfolded. She live blogged the lot.
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Why I ❤️ Mel and Sue

The Great British Bake Off without Mel and Sue? Tent-based tragedies do not come any deeper. Alison Carr is struggling. She bloody loves those two.
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Replay: The Great British Bake Off Live Blog – Biscuit Week

After the bakers set their stalls out during Cake Week, 11 of them returned to the marquee to battle over their biscuit skills. Founding GBBO devotee Alison Carr was watching and live blogging every last crumb.