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Carli Paoli – Singing My Dreams
October 31, 2017 – 8:59 pm | No Comment
Carli Paoli – Singing My Dreams

When someone as revered as legendary tenor José Carreras says he admires a singer’s “voice, artistry and charisma”, you know that person must be someone special. He was referring to Carly Paoli, the daughter of …

Gyles Brandreth: related to notorious Jeremiah?
August 15, 2017 – 9:47 pm | No Comment
Gyles Brandreth: related to notorious Jeremiah?

He’s the amiable reporter on The One Show, the erudite contributor in Dictionary Corner on Countdown, one of Britain’s busiest after-dinner speakers, a successful writer and a former MP. But could president of the Oscar …

Steve Hackett: from Genesis to guitar legend
June 12, 2017 – 11:50 am | No Comment
Steve Hackett: from Genesis to guitar legend

The phone rings just before 9am. Former Genesis guitarist and rock legend Steve Hackett is on the line to talk about his new album and his gig at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham. He …

Actor David Sterne: retaining an aura of anonymity
June 6, 2017 – 10:06 pm | No Comment
Actor David Sterne: retaining an aura of anonymity

The face is instantly memorable although you might not know the name. David Sterne has appeared in more than 90 films including a Harry Potter and a Pirates of the Caribbean as well as taking …

Author Wendy Holden: how writing is “fun”
May 29, 2017 – 10:00 am | No Comment
Author Wendy Holden: how writing is “fun”

In a wooden summer house above a north Derbyshire village Wendy Holden taps out her latest work on an ageing computer. There is no internet connection and the only heat comes from an old, plug-in …