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Letter To My Younger Self

Kevin Rowland: I was full of fear and too dictatorial
Music

Kevin Rowland: I was full of fear and too dictatorial

Tom Ellis: “My biggest fear growing up was people not liking me.”
TV

Tom Ellis: “My biggest fear growing up was people not liking me.”

It’s taken 40 years but Richard Osman has hit his happiness peak once again
TV

It’s taken 40 years but Richard Osman has hit his happiness peak once again

Cat Deeley takes us back to the days when Ant and Dec were ‘rubbish’
TV

Cat Deeley takes us back to the days when Ant and Dec were ‘rubbish’

Kristin Hersh: Major labels bank on the assumption that people are stupid
Music

Kristin Hersh: Major labels bank on the assumption that people are stupid

Paul Whitehouse: ‘I want to stick around to do what I enjoy’
TV

Paul Whitehouse: ‘I want to stick around to do what I enjoy’

Jarvis Cocker: ‘We’re all just getting through it the best we can’
TV

Jarvis Cocker: ‘We’re all just getting through it the best we can’

Jason Isaacs: ‘I manage to find simple happiness in simple things’
Music

Jason Isaacs: ‘I manage to find simple happiness in simple things’

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Vinnie Jones: “Winners get stronger and losers get weaker”
Film

Vinnie Jones: “Winners get stronger and losers get weaker”

Tanni Grey-Thompson: “We need to teach how to register to vote in schools”
Politics

Tanni Grey-Thompson: “We need to teach how to register to vote in schools”

Mica Paris: “I proved you can be in this business and not be a car crash”
Music

Mica Paris: “I proved you can be in this business and not be a car crash”

Caitlin Moran: ‘When it comes to love, art is a very bad advisor’
TV

Caitlin Moran: ‘When it comes to love, art is a very bad advisor’

Vinnie Jones still speaks to his wife Tanya a year after her death
Film

Vinnie Jones still speaks to his wife Tanya a year after her death

Steven Berkoff: “I began to hate authority… and that has never left me”
TV

Steven Berkoff: “I began to hate authority… and that has never left me”

Martin Kemp: “When I was on stage, I was playing the role of the pin-up”
TV

Martin Kemp: “When I was on stage, I was playing the role of the pin-up”

Simon Armitage: Eighties Britain was a grimy and violent place
Books

Simon Armitage: Eighties Britain was a grimy and violent place

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Vera Lynn: ‘I remember the sense of community – everyone did their bit’
Music

Vera Lynn: ‘I remember the sense of community – everyone did their bit’

Judy Collins: I didn’t write songs until after I met Leonard Cohen.
Music

Judy Collins: I didn’t write songs until after I met Leonard Cohen.

Cherie Blair: ‘I thought I’d be the first woman prime minister’
News

Cherie Blair: ‘I thought I’d be the first woman prime minister’

Jay Rayner: ‘Lockdown has made me aware that I’m a very privileged man’
Books

Jay Rayner: ‘Lockdown has made me aware that I’m a very privileged man’

Julia Donaldson: ‘I didn’t want to be a writer, I wanted to be an actress’
Books

Julia Donaldson: ‘I didn’t want to be a writer, I wanted to be an actress’

Gregory Porter: “I harvested moments from my life to put into songwriting”
Music

Gregory Porter: “I harvested moments from my life to put into songwriting”

Max Richter: “I was furious with the world… it was the apex of Thatcherism”
Music

Max Richter: “I was furious with the world… it was the apex of Thatcherism”

David Lammy: ‘I have to be robust in public but I don’t feel that way inside’
Politics

David Lammy: ‘I have to be robust in public but I don’t feel that way inside’

Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien: ‘There’s a common misconception that we’re miserable’
Music

Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien: ‘There’s a common misconception that we’re miserable’

Noel Clarke: ‘I have always had a fight in me’
TV

Noel Clarke: ‘I have always had a fight in me’

Alesha Dixon: “The biggest risk brought the biggest pay-off”
Music

Alesha Dixon: “The biggest risk brought the biggest pay-off”

Richard Dreyfuss: “I was raised in a very left-wing community”
Film

Richard Dreyfuss: “I was raised in a very left-wing community”

Why we all need to adopt Richard Dreyfuss’ attitude towards depression
Health

Why we all need to adopt Richard Dreyfuss’ attitude towards depression

Chris Stein: “I still feel protective about Debbie”
Music

Chris Stein: “I still feel protective about Debbie”

Craig Charles’ struggle as a working-class artist still feels too familiar
TV

Craig Charles’ struggle as a working-class artist still feels too familiar

Sally Wainwright: “My younger self willed being a top writer into happening”
TV

Sally Wainwright: “My younger self willed being a top writer into happening”

Robbie Robertson: “My teenage self wouldn’t believe the life I’ve had”
Music

Robbie Robertson: “My teenage self wouldn’t believe the life I’ve had”

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