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Letter To My Younger Self

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

Huey Lewis: ‘The power of love is family’
Music

Huey Lewis: ‘The power of love is family’

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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’

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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”

Michael Cashman: “I love young me for having the guts to commit to something”
Politics

Michael Cashman: “I love young me for having the guts to commit to something”

Laurence Fox: ‘Twitter is quite sad, actually. There is a lot of nastiness’
Politics

Laurence Fox: ‘Twitter is quite sad, actually. There is a lot of nastiness’

Maxine Peake wishes she’d tackled bullying in showbiz head-on
TV

Maxine Peake wishes she’d tackled bullying in showbiz head-on

Terry Gilliam: “We live in a time where a serial liar gets to be PM”
Film

Terry Gilliam: “We live in a time where a serial liar gets to be PM”

Showman John Shuttleworth recalls the time he ‘almost’ played with Billy Joel
TV

Showman John Shuttleworth recalls the time he ‘almost’ played with Billy Joel

The Wire changed the game for Wendell Pierce – and for TV
TV

The Wire changed the game for Wendell Pierce – and for TV

Brendan O’Carroll’s Ma told him he’d “end up as Taoiseach or in prison”
TV

Brendan O’Carroll’s Ma told him he’d “end up as Taoiseach or in prison”

Emilio Estevez: “If you want to know how I view the world, look at my films”
Film

Emilio Estevez: “If you want to know how I view the world, look at my films”

Sir Trevor McDonald: “Political neutrality was never difficult”
TV

Sir Trevor McDonald: “Political neutrality was never difficult”

Peggy Seeger recounts when she “realised men had destroyed the Earth”
Music

Peggy Seeger recounts when she “realised men had destroyed the Earth”

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