• Publication day for Chasing a Dream

    It’s nearly here – the new, comprehensive Chasing A Dream, the story of basketball in Derby from 1976 onwards. There’s an exclusive interview with Nick Nurse, head coach of the NBA franchise the Toronto Raptors about how his coaching career began in Derby. Former playcaller Chris Squire reveals that Nurse wasn’t even first choice for the job. There’s a chapter ...
  • James Graham: no Quiz needed about Millionaire Notts writer

    Quiz question: who is James Graham? Is he (a) the writer of the TV drama about the coughing scandal on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?; (b) a collaborator working on a new musical with Elton John; (c) the winner of an Olivier Award for a comedy; or (d) the man who penned an episode of the Netflix Royal family ...
  • Andy Street: the Derbyshire musician who appeared on the world’s biggest television show

    Sitting down for an evening of undemanding television, my wife and I tuned in to a reality series that caught our eye: Last Laugh In Las Vegas. Nine showbiz legends from the 1960s, ‘70s and ’80s were given a final shot at putting on their dream show in the variety capital of the world. During the episode we looked at, ...
  • Peter Wight: from Duffield to the National Theatre

    Peter Wight played a newspaper editor in the second series of The Crown, the Netflix drama about the Royal family. I met Peter at the National Theatre in 2015 where he was appearing in Patrick Marber’s play The Red Lion. This article appeared in the September 2015 edition of Country Images magazine. The name may not be familiar – but the ...
  • Anglo-Italian Cup Final – 27 years ago!

    An article that appeared in 90 Minutes magazine on March 27th 1993 Passionate supporters . . . Nessun Dorma playing on the club telephone when you’re on hold . . . a striker called Gabbiadini . . . you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in Italy, not an industrial Midlands city. Derby County have gone Anglo-Italian Cup crazy! The ...
  • Val McDermid: always looking for new challenges

    Her books have sold 16 million copies worldwide, been translated into 40 languages and recently her work topped the fiction, non-fiction and children’s book charts all in the same week. But Val McDermid isn’t sitting back basking in her success: she’s always looking for new challenges. The 64-year-old crime writer is working on her next thriller, she’s been commissioned to ...

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  • Publication day for Chasing a Dream

    It’s nearly here – the new, comprehensive Chasing A Dream, the story of basketball in Derby from 1976 onwards. There’s an exclusive interview with Nick Nurse, head coach of the NBA franchise the Toronto Raptors about how his coaching career began in Derby. Former playcaller Chris Squire reveals that Nurse wasn’t even first choice for the job. There’s a chapter ...
  • James Graham: no Quiz needed about Millionaire Notts writer

    Quiz question: who is James Graham? Is he (a) the writer of the TV drama about the coughing scandal on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?; (b) a collaborator working on a new musical with Elton John; (c) the winner of an Olivier Award for a comedy; or (d) the man who penned an episode of the Netflix Royal family ...
  • Andy Street: the Derbyshire musician who appeared on the world’s biggest television show

    Sitting down for an evening of undemanding television, my wife and I tuned in to a reality series that caught our eye: Last Laugh In Las Vegas. Nine showbiz legends from the 1960s, ‘70s and ’80s were given a final shot at putting on their dream show in the variety capital of the world. During the episode we looked at, ...
  • Peter Wight: from Duffield to the National Theatre

    Peter Wight played a newspaper editor in the second series of The Crown, the Netflix drama about the Royal family. I met Peter at the National Theatre in 2015 where he was appearing in Patrick Marber’s play The Red Lion. This article appeared in the September 2015 edition of Country Images magazine. The name may not be familiar – but the ...
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