Alison Carr

Alison Carr

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


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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.
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Why I ❤️ Paula Proctor

When it comes to TV’s cracking musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,Alison Carr is as devoted to Paula Proctor (aka the best – and worst – best friend you could wish for) as Paula is to the show’s leading lass.
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Why I ❤️ The Great British Bake Off

As millions prepare for 10 weeks of baking, bunting and soggy bottoms, Alison Carr gets nicely preheated as she describes her Bake Off devotion.
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Why I ❤️ Melissa McCarthy

Alison Carr may have been a bit late to the Melissa McCarthy party, but she hopes her subsequent deep devotion will have made up for the tardiness.
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Rated or Dated: Pat and Margaret

The truly tragic death of Victoria Wood earlier this year prompted Alison Carr to rewatch lots of her work. Would TV film Pat and Margaret still delight the way it did in 1994?
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Why I ❤️ Wentworth Prison

Alison Carr can’t wait to get locked up again with the inmates at Wentworth, and sets out a few reasons why anyone who hasn’t had the pleasure should join in.
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Why I ❤️ 9 to 5

What a way to make a livin’: Alison Carr salutes the film that brought together boss-beating trio Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton. Then wonders why it still seems all too familiar.