• 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 ...
  • Tim Brooke-Taylor: an ambassador for Derbyshire

    Comedian and actor Tim Brooke-Taylor has died of coronavirus at the age of 79. Here is an article I wrote in 2013. In these days of instant stardom, when people are thrust into the limelight only to disappear after their 15 minutes of fame, it’s gratifying to know that there’s still a place for genuine talent. At the age of ...
  • Robert Daws: from Derby Playhouse to Partners in Crime

    Robert Daws is feeling nervous. Not something you would expect of a man who’s been acting for 40 years and has appeared in such seminal television series as The Royal and Poldark. Hours after our conversation, Robert took to the York Theatre Royal stage in Alan Ayckbourn’s Ten Times Table. In the audience was the legendary playwright himself. No wonder ...
  • GASLIGHT: POSTPONED UNTIL THE SUMMER

    The Marlowe Players’ production of Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton which should have been staged at Darley Abbey Village Hall from 24th until 28th March 2020 has been postponed until summer 2020 because of coronavirus. Here’s a look at the play in rehearsal.

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  • 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 ...
  • Tim Brooke-Taylor: an ambassador for Derbyshire

    Comedian and actor Tim Brooke-Taylor has died of coronavirus at the age of 79. Here is an article I wrote in 2013. In these days of instant stardom, when people are thrust into the limelight only to disappear after their 15 minutes of fame, it’s gratifying to know that there’s still a place for genuine talent. At the age of ...
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